Beautiful fairy-tale cottage
Cosy living room with exposed beams
Snuggle up on those wintery evenings infront of the woodburner
Brilliant family room
Why not have a family games night
Plan your days adventures
Be sure to cook your family a beautiful meal
Large well equipped kitchen
A perfect place to prepare culinary masterpieces
Keen cooks will be in their element
Stylish and modern family bathroom
Impressive double bedroom
A good nights sleep assured
Second double bedroom with further exposed beams
Fantastic modern shower room with WC
Cosy single bedroom with original curved walls
Take a seat in the dormer window
Dine outside in the enclosed garden
Perfect spot for families to enjoy a drink and a meal
A beautiful spot to relax
1 / 20  Beautiful fairy-tale cottage
2 / 20  Cosy living room with exposed beams
3 / 20  Snuggle up on those wintery evenings infront of the woodburner
4 / 20  Brilliant family room
5 / 20  Why not have a family games night
6 / 20  Plan your days adventures
7 / 20  Be sure to cook your family a beautiful meal
8 / 20  Large well equipped kitchen
9 / 20  A perfect place to prepare culinary masterpieces
10 / 20  Keen cooks will be in their element
11 / 20  Stylish and modern family bathroom
12 / 20  Impressive double bedroom
13 / 20  A good nights sleep assured
14 / 20  Second double bedroom with further exposed beams
15 / 20  Fantastic modern shower room with WC
16 / 20  Cosy single bedroom with original curved walls
17 / 20  Take a seat in the dormer window
18 / 20  Dine outside in the enclosed garden
19 / 20  Perfect spot for families to enjoy a drink and a meal
20 / 20  A beautiful spot to relax

Cuckoo Nod

Coombe Keynes, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fairy-tale thatched cottage
  • Great family accommodation sleeping five
  • Bright, attractive interiors
  • Stylish blend of traditional and modern
  • Spacious south-facing garden
  • Peaceful village location
Property code: DC043

A charming getaway in the country, this Grade II listed thatched cottage has roots dating back to the 17th century and is bursting with period charm and modern luxuries.

Down a quiet lane in the peaceful hamlet of Coombe Keynes, this picturesque thatched cottage sits surrounded by Purbeck countryside. Characterful and spacious with a large, sunny garden, it’s perfect for families. Situated less than 3 miles from the sea, and close to many local attractions, enjoy fun-filled days amid the calming sanctuary of this homely cottage.

This 17th century, Grade II listed cottage has been lovingly restored. Open the front door, complete with a portcullis window, and step down into the porch. Kick off your boots, hang up your coats and enter the hub of the house. Downstairs is bright and welcoming with beautiful wooden floors throughout. A cosy window seat makes a lovely perch in the central dining area, with plenty of books and games to choose from. Cuddling up together in the cosy sitting room with the wood burner lit makes family time extra special. The kitchen is off the dining area, with four steps leading up and reveals an Aga - the perfect spot for drying out wet wellies – while a downstairs bathroom, with a shower over the bath, is off the kitchen. The upstairs comprises of two double bedrooms, one single with charming beams that are low in places, and a contemporary shower room. This cottage naturally leads you to the south-facing tiered garden with a patio area and steps to a large lawn. Watch out for the step outside the bathroom too. There is parking for one car.

Further afield, find fossils on the famous Jurassic Coast, see the white pebbles of Lulworth Cove (3.5 miles) and take in the fabulously magical Durdle Door (4 miles). The National Trust’s Corfe Castle (10 miles) runs family activities or you could take your own little monkeys to the Ape Rescue Centre, Monkey World (4 miles) in Wool.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 5ft double, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 downstairs with bath with shower overhead; 1 upstairs with walk-in shower
  • 1 dog or 2 by request
  • Utility room with washing machine and drier
  • Central heating
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Smart TV with Netflix, DVD, Hi-Fi
  • DVDs and CDs provided
  • Wi-Fi available (email and web browsing only)
  • Aga available in winter
  • Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, double oven, electric hob, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • Garden with seating
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking on village street
  • Additional street parking
  • Shop within 1.5 miles, pub within 1.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by sharon 15th January 2020

Fabulous cottage, everything was as we hoped from the description. It's in a really quiet location, ideal for getting away from it all, coastal and country walks and spending time cooking in evenings was a pleasure too.

Reviewed by Lucy 27th December 2019

One of the best cottages we have stayed in - very comfortable, beautifully furnished, clean, cosy and great location for Wareham, walking and the coast! We had a wonderful stay!

Reviewed by Angela 23rd December 2019

Beautiful spacious cottage in a quiet hamlet. Limited parking if you have more than one car.

Reviewed by Helen 26th October 2019

Cuckoo Nod cottage was everything you could possibly want from a home in the country. It was beautifully decorated and set in a peaceful location. Lulworth cove was just a five minute drive away so it had the best of both worlds sea and country. We enjoyed every minute and couldnt help but relax throughout our stay, fabulous!

Reviewed by Julie 7th October 2019

The property was wonderful and we could have stayed forever. Loads of things to do locally. Very comfortable bed and the cottage was very well stocked with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Rebecca 20th September 2019

A very well equipped cottage, with everything you could need. Situated in a very peaceful location, with easy access to lots of lovely locations and tourist attractions. The garden was safe and secure for the dogs and plenty of nearby country walks.

Reviewed by J 6th September 2019

Fabulous cottage and garden. Very well equipped, modern and comfortable. Coombe Keynes is a lovely little hamlet but a little isolated. However the nearest shops and pubs are only a 2 minute drive away in Wool.

Reviewed by Helen 30th August 2019

We found Cuckoo Nod such lovely place to stay, really spacious but with the cosy homely feel you want from a cottage. The garden is charming, great for enjoying a glass of wine on an evening or enjoying breakfast/dinner outdoors .... our pooch loved dashing about and exploring it too!! We loved the location, so many places were only a short car jouRead morerney away and the walks from the cottage to Lulworth Castle and the Cove were fantastic!! Hide

Reviewed by S 2nd August 2019

Gorgeous property in rural village. Nearest shop and pub about 5 mins drive . Village in middle of nowhere so will need car. Cottage furnished to higher standard and has everything you would need. Mobile service non existent but WiFi in cottage. Perfect for a quiet family holiday.

Reviewed by L 26th July 2019

Cuckoo Nod is situated in an idyllic village that is quiet and peaceful. It has everything in the cottage that you could need even down to boxes for picnics. There are so many walks that can be done from the property and wider afield. Lots of beautiful coast within a short drive. Definitely a property worth visiting

Reviewed by Suzan 12th July 2019

Cuckoo Nod is tucked away in a beautiful peaceful country location, a short drive to general basic shopping needs, and nearest seaside resort of the fabulous Lulworth Cove and for the more energetic individuals Durdle Door with unforgettable scenery/views which was included in Cliff Richards famous video of his song on a Saviours Day.

Reviewed by Mrs V Sirdeshpande 27th April 2019

A very quaint cottage in an even quainter location. The games and books left for children were an excellent idea. The quality of the finishes to the cottage were impeccable and there was everything you could need to hand. Our children loved exploring the sun trap of a garden searching for eggs on their Easter egg hunt. Parking was easy.

Reviewed by Mr C Beckwith 30th March 2019

The cottage was perfect for our needs. It sleeps five and has more than enough 'living'space for this. Kitchen equipment was excellent. The only possible downside was location. The cottage is positioned in a hamlet approx 1.5miles from the nearest village (Wool), which had limited facilities. Meals out, etc required the car, although the balance toRead more this isthat the cottage is situated in a quiet countryside location with little or no noise. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Edmonds 28th February 2019

We stayed at Cuckoo Nod during February half term, with our teenage children and cocker spaniel. Helped enormously by the unusually balmy February weather! We absolutely this cottage. My daughters first question is why are we staying somewhere thats nicer than our house! We took our dog for the first time since getting him, and all absolutely loveRead mored the comfort and peace. I think we only saw three cars during our holiday, would thoroughly recommend this cottage to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. There are more walks then we could manage within a week, and we spent many hours at Lulworth Cove which we all fell in love with. Cuckoo Nod is so well equipped, with everything you could need. We couldnt recommend it more highly Hide

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Beautiful fairy-tale cottage
Cosy living room with exposed beams
Snuggle up on those wintery evenings infront of the woodburner
Brilliant family room
Why not have a family games night
Plan your days adventures
Be sure to cook your family a beautiful meal
Large well equipped kitchen
A perfect place to prepare culinary masterpieces
Keen cooks will be in their element
Stylish and modern family bathroom
Show 8 moreImpressive double bedroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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