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Front view of the cottage and garden
A perfect place to sit back an relax
Snuggle in front of the fire and enjoy a good book
A light and bright kitchen/dining area
Cook up a fabulous family meal in the kitchen
Enjoy breakfast in the lovely garden
Looking down the garden to the cottage
A cosy single bedroom
Shower Room and WC
Downstiars family bathroom with WC
Spacious back lawn dotted with fruit trees
Front view of cottage
1 / 15  Front view of the cottage and garden
2 / 15  A perfect place to sit back an relax
3 / 15  Snuggle in front of the fire and enjoy a good book
4 / 15  A light and bright kitchen/dining area
5 / 15  Cook up a fabulous family meal in the kitchen
6 / 15  Enjoy breakfast in the lovely garden
7 / 15  Looking down the garden to the cottage
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11 / 15  A cosy single bedroom
12 / 15  Shower Room and WC
13 / 15  Downstiars family bathroom with WC
14 / 15  Spacious back lawn dotted with fruit trees
15 / 15  Front view of cottage

Lavender Cottage - Whitcombe

Whitcombe, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Thatched
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming thatched cottage with a spacious lawn for afternoons in the sun and an open fire for winter nights, ideal for a family getaway
  • Located in the ancient hamlet of Whitcombe
  • Easy access to Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 100 metres from the Dorchester road
Property code: DC089

An 18th-century thatched stone cottage set in a hugely picturesque hamlet, this property overlooks a 12th-century church and provides an idyllic base for rest and relaxation.

This charming three-bedroom stone cottage in the ancient hamlet of Whitcombe is a delightful place to retreat to for a family holiday. This cosy and characterful cottage retains many original features and overlooks an attractive 12th-century church. Its proximity to the local pub and shop (1.5 miles) and coast (6 miles) makes this an ideal spot for families or groups of friends looking for a relaxing break.

Enter the cottage through a thatched porch to the welcoming lounge; snuggle up in front of the fire among peaceful decor and wood beams. Head round to the spacious kitchen diner, which has everything you need to cook up a storm and enjoy it around the table looking out through the window to the garden. Next to the kitchen, a pretty bathroom with peaceful blue tones has a shower over the bath and is a perfect place to relax. Upstairs, watch your head on the beams on the landing and head through to a warm double bedroom with wood features throughout. Next door is a bright and airy shower room that’s ideal for a rinse off. Across the landing, a single room, while a double bedroom at the end has views of the other quaint cottages on the street. Outside, a large enclosed garden is the perfect place to sizzle up a BBQ and enjoy the lawn and fruit trees. There’s also parking for two cars through a gate.

Take a wander around Kingston Maurward Gardens (3 miles), where goats, ponies and even alpacas are available for the kids to visit. Seaside town Weymouth (7 miles) has plenty to do including a trip up the Jurassic Skyline that offers panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast from 53m above the resort. Visit Portland (13 miles) and its castle for fascinating history.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king, 1 double, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms: downstairs WC with bath and electric shower overhead, upstairs WC with walk-in shower
  • Oven with electric hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV, radio
  • Open fire - logs included October - end of April
  • Central heating
  • Garden with seating
  • BBQ
  • Driveway parking for up to two cars
  • Shop within 1.5 miles
  • Pub within 1.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 11th November 2022

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A lovely cottage in a great location - just a 10 minute drive from the centre of Dorchester and well located for trips to tourist attractions such as Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove.

Reviewed by Susan 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Molly 21st October 2022

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Very pretty comfortable cottage with a fully enclosed garden perfect for our dogs but be aware that there are grapes growing at low level - not great if you have greedy dogs. Beds comfortable. Brilliant location for touring the local area - Kingston Lacy was lovely. Kitchen equipment was a bit basic. Didnt need to use the open fire as unseasonably Read morewarm Hide

Reviewed by Louise 30th September 2022

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A lovely, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. It had everything we needed, the dogs loved running around the huge enclosed garden.

Reviewed by Amanda 2nd September 2022

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This is quite isolated (not everyones ideal). There is a pub you can walk to but not very easily (can be muddy) and definitely not a walk to consider in the dark!

Reviewed by Rosie 5th August 2022

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Lavender Cottage is beautiful! The enclosed garden was perfect for our very young children and geriatric dog. The weather was stunning during our stay and I could have loved in the garden over looking the vines and the fruit trees. The house kept itself wonderfully cool and was a great place to retreat to after a hot day exploring. The location wasRead more key to this trip for us and it hit the spot - near Dorchester and near a beach! Hide

Reviewed by Grant 1st August 2022

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What a wonderful cottage to stay in. Very cosy, great outside garden area and perfect location in Dorsey.

Reviewed by Katie 23rd July 2022

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Beautiful setting, lovely cottage, great location for walks and short drives to Weymouth, Bennets Water Gardens and Hardy's cottage.

Reviewed by Peter 15th July 2022

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Cosy cottage and very nice locality

Reviewed by andrew 20th May 2022

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Clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Derek 6th May 2022

Reviewed by Blair 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Mrs 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Steven 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Carole 25th February 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a stunning location and only a stones throw from the lovely Dorchester. Plenty of places to visit and walks only a short drive away. The cottage had everything we needed for a short break away. I can thoroughly recommend

Reviewed by Carly 20th February 2022

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Reviewed by Pat 7th January 2022

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Very comfortable cottage and also very dog friendly with a secure garden. Our second visit and won't be our last.

Reviewed by Kate 12th November 2021

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Lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and comfortable and in a lovely location. Great dog safe garden and plenty of logs for the fire. Very convenient for Dorchester and easy access to the rest of the ares. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Richard 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Wendy 8th October 2021

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A pretty cottage, beautiful setting, really peaceful. Lots to see in the area but car essential as the bus no longer stops by the Church, as shown on the time table, as bus company considers it too dangerous to stop there (busy road/blind bend).

Reviewed by Janet 1st October 2021

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Great character cottage set on private hamlet. big secure rear garden - with lovely grape vines. Nice to have downstairs bathroom in addition to upstairs shower room. The internal walls upstairs are a bit thin! Nice open fire ready for autumnal evenings. Really comfy!

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 27th August 2021

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What a beautiful cottage, well kept and set in idyllic surroundings

Reviewed by Neill 30th July 2021

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The cottage location was beautiful and really convenient for travelling to local attractions. The garden is dog heaven, stacks of room to play ball, etc and very secure. Not much in the cottage for kids to do, so you need to bring your own 'entertainment'. Kitchen is functional if a little basic, but there are plenty of food outlets in Dorchester. Read moreBe careful on driving out onto the main road, it's not too busy, but you're on a blind corner and some motorists seen to think it's a race track ! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Rachael 18th June 2021

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Beautiful location and property, very tranquil. Would stay again.

Reviewed by PETER 4th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Close to Weymouth and all attractions. Nice walks from the church to nearest pub New Inns.

Reviewed by Hannah 28th May 2021

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Very picturesque location in a small hamlet, not far from Weymouth for shops and amenities! Lovely walks nearby, nice pub called The New Inn in the neighbouring village West Knighton. Garden was brilliant for cricket and enclosed for our dog and felt safe! Very busy A road outside of hamlet, so very reassuring! Lovely stay, weather was perfect - caRead morer needed! Hide

Reviewed by peter 17th May 2021

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excellent cottage very comfortable good location and dog proof garden which the dogs loved

Reviewed by Rachael 30th April 2021

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What a lovely cottage!! Had an amazing stay in this beautiful cottage. So dog friendly, our dog loved the garden so much and we felt so comfortable to let her out there to run around like a lunatic. Stable door to the garden that reminded me of my grandparents house. Beds so comfortable that we didnt want to get up. If I could just pick this place Read moreup and move it to me, I would love to live here full time. We will definitely be back in the summer. Hide

Reviewed by david 16th April 2021

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comfortable cottage ideally placed for visiting the county and its attractions. Excellent beds and shower, cottage walls very thin though!

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Front view of the cottage and garden
A perfect place to sit back an relax
Snuggle in front of the fire and enjoy a good book
A light and bright kitchen/dining area
Cook up a fabulous family meal in the kitchen
Enjoy breakfast in the lovely garden
Looking down the garden to the cottage
A cosy single bedroom
Show 3 moreShower Room and WC

Location

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