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Herring Cottage - East Chaldon

East Chaldon, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
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.

At the end of a row of Grade II-listed cottages is this charming thatch. Brimming with original features throughout, from ceiling beams to exposed brickwork and a fantastic open fire, it is the perfect property for a romantic getaway for two. Nestled in the picturesque village of East Chaldon, a hearty meal at the popular local pub is the perfect way to round off a long walk along the South West Coast Path (1.5 miles).

After a long day on foot, there’s no better way to relax, unwind and warm up than by lighting the open fire in the lounge and settling down for a cosy evening in front of the TV. A charming farmhouse kitchen with shaker-style units, terracotta tiles and a beamed ceiling contains everything you should need for rustling up delicious meals which, when the sun is shining, are best enjoyed in the delightful lawn garden. There is parking on the village lane and in the field next to the cottage.

Located within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just 1.5 miles from the stunning South West Coast Path, this property is perfect for keen walkers. A stroll along the coastal path will bring you to the iconic Jurassic landmark of Durdle Door (4 miles) and the stunning beauty spot of Lulworth Cove (5 miles), popular among bathers, coasteerers and ice-cream lovers alike. Closer to home, East Chaldon itself boasts a popular pub, while neighbouring Winfrith Newburgh (1.5 miles) is home to an award-winning village shop, butcher and pub.

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 (accessed via twin bedroom)
  • 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 and steep stairs
  • 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
  • 2 dog welcome
  • Local pub 150 yards
  • Coast path 1.5 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Shelagh 9th March 2020

Very well located, lovely part of Dorset. The property is very traditional, with sensible modernisation and very practical for dogs. The closed in garden is particularly good.

Reviewed by Shirley 13th February 2020

Cosy Dorset cottage. No mobile phone signal in the village, which I believe is a bonus...the village pub welcomes you as if you were a local...a place to unwind and slow down from our busy lifes...

Reviewed by Keith 7th February 2020

An excellent cottage all round. Just be aware that one bedroom is accessed through the other one, (night visits to the bathroom). Also narrow stairs may affect the elderly a bit.

Reviewed by Girolamo 3rd January 2020

Very nice, cozy cottage with a great fireplace

Reviewed by Malcolm 22nd November 2019

Fantastically well equipped, cosy and comfortable cottage. Close to an excellent pub and within walking distance of the coastal path. Open fire complements the atmosphere and owner supplied information is excellent. Would definitely return...

Reviewed by Ruth 1st November 2019

Beautiful little cottage in a great location. Village pub does lovely food and is a 2 minute walk away, we did need to book though for the Saturday evening so may be worth checking. Great to have a selection of DVD and games etc. The fire is fantastic. We would love to come back in the summer so that we can do more walks rather than in the wind andRead more rain we had! Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by David 22nd September 2019

Very good location for walks to the coast and the Sailors Return pub.

Reviewed by Carol 13th September 2019

This cottage is very cosy and in a wonderful peaceful setting. Ideal for those looking to spend their holiday exploring the beautiful Dorset countryside.

Reviewed by Alison 9th September 2019

Beautiful cottage. A great location with the coastal path in walking distance. The village pub served amazing food and is dog friendly.

Reviewed by Shawn 4th September 2019

Lovely cottage, has everything you need in the property. Situated in a quiet village, ideal for those wishing to escape from the outside world. Village has a pub, excellent food. Good base from which to explore local attractions and sights. Next village has a shop for essentials, you will have to go further for a supermarket. The ceilings in the prRead moreoperty are low, if you are over six feet tall you will have to mind your head. The stairs are very steep and not ideal for those with mobility issues. Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 30th August 2019

A lovely cosy cottage full of character with pretty, decorative touches in a quiet, very pleasant village, perfectly suited to our family of 4. Great location to explore the Jurassic coast. Lovely local pub moments away. The garden is fine but if you want more space there is a field next door for football etc (also where you park your car) We had aRead more wonderful time and loved the property. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 12th July 2019

Cottage is set in beautiful location.u can hear the cows in the morning,sheep,birds. Cottage is perfect pub just 2 minutes walk friendly staff.cottage has everything u need, garden gets the evening sun .just perfection everything u expect from a cottage amazing .stayed here 3 times now and will be going back

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.

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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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