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Herring Cottage - East Chaldon

East Chaldon, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Picturesque village retreat in a traditional Dorset thatched cottage with original period features
  • Open fireplace and beams throughout offer a cosy and intimate experience
  • Snug loveseat offering beautiful views across the lawn
  • Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the local village pub only 150 yards from your cottage
  • Explore the glorious Dorset countryside with the coastal path just 1.5 miles away
  • Peaceful location in a rural location but with easy access to many nearby attractions
Property code: DC074

A beautiful thatched cottage situated in a peaceful Dorset village, this is the perfect place to escape from the crowds and simply relax surrounded by glorious English countryside.

Discover the beauty of a Dorset getaway with this traditional Grade II listed thatched cottage hidden in a quiet and secluded hamlet. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time in a quaint period property complete with original features, surrounded by tranquil countryside. Despite its rural location, the cottage is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. For those who can’t wait to get outdoors and breathe in the fresh sea air, the coastal path is just 1.5 miles away and the iconic Durdle Door just 2 miles. For families, excellent nearby attractions include the Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World, both within a five-mile radius.

This cottage is on the end of a short row of pretty cottages and upon entering for the first time you’ll be surprised at how deceptively spacious it is. Moving past the hall space with room for boots, coats and any outside gear, there’s the choice of two rooms. To your right is the doorway to the kitchen while to the left there’s the large lounge and dining area. The kitchen has a practical tiled floor and is well-equipped for all your needs. A second doorway leads directly through to the lounge, making it easy to wander between the two rooms while you’re cooking dinner. Although the village pub is just a short 150-yard stroll, you’ll find it hard to drag yourself away from the comfort of the cottage. Snuggle up in the window loveseat with a spot of holiday reading or stretch out next to the open fire and just relax, listening to the crackle of the logs. The low-beamed ceilings add to the intimacy of the cottage and these continue upstairs. A winding staircase leads to two walkthrough bedrooms which sleep a maximum of four. Bright and airy, the first bedroom is a twin with a door that connects to the double bedroom beyond. The comfortable bathroom is accessed via a door at the entrance of the twin room.

To the front of the property you’ll find a lush lawn garden complete with flowerbeds, shrubs and a shady willow tree. A paved path provides direct access to the doors while parking is available in the adjacent field, or on the village lane itself.


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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom: 1 with shower over the bath and WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Open fire in lounge with original bread oven (logs supplied October - end of April. Guests should bring their own firelighters)
  • Central heating included
  • TV/DVD and radio in lounge
  • Low, beamed ceilings throughout cottage
  • Stairway gated at the top
  • Attractive lawn garden to the front with seating and paved path for access
  • Wi-Fi included
  • On-street parking available nearby, parking also available in adjacent field
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Local pub 150 yards
  • Coast path 1.5 miles
  • Children over the age of 5 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms D Troni 30th April 2019

Upon arrival we found fresh milk in the fridge, tea and coffee and a few more little things. The cottage was cosy, even if my very tall husband had to bend on the ground floor because his head was touching the ceiling. The garden was lovely and the kitchen full of all the things you need to cook a perfect meal.

Reviewed by Mrs K Sleat 26th September 2018

Lovely well equipped cottage. Due to bedroom arrangement only suitable for families but perfect for us. Lovely area for sightseeing.

Reviewed by Mr J Mortimer 1st September 2018

We love the location of this cottage in the centre of the village just a short walk to the pub and coastal walks on your doorstep.

Reviewed by Mr P Twigg 31st August 2018

The stairs were a challenge to my wife but that made the holiday all the more fun for me.

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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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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