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Lavender Cottage - Whitcombe

Whitcombe, Dorset
Sleeps 6
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
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming thatched cottage sleeping up to 6 people, ideal for a family getaway
  • Located in the ancient hamlet of Whitcombe
  • Cosy interiors peppered with period features
  • Atmospheric open fire for winter nights
  • Spacious lawn for afternoons in the sun
  • Easy access, 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.

Only 2.5 miles from Dorchester town centre, a wealth of eateries, boutiques and attractions are in easy reach. The Keep Military Museum, 3 miles away, provides a great day out for all the family, especially on rainy days. 7.5 miles away, Sculpture by the Lakes is best enjoyed when the sun is out to play. For the perfect picture opportunity and breath of fresh air, head 10 miles away to Durdle Door – the world-famous limestone arch.

A family-friendly home-from-home, this property invites guests of all generations to immediately settle in. Come in through the front door and step into a hallway. Branching off into different directions, the hallway leads you to the downstairs bathroom on your right (equipped with bath with electric shower overhead)) and the lounge on your left. A hugely cosy space with quaint cottage vibes, the lounge has exposed beams along the ceiling and an open fire. Choose from a wide variety of books, games and DVDs, and snuggle into a sofa. Back into the hall, another door takes you into the light and bright kitchen, which will be a popular hub for foodies. It offers plenty of modern conveniences, including an oven with an electric hob, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave, a toaster, a dishwasher and even a washing machine. Sat in the middle of the room, a dining table awaits meals at home. Climb the stairs to discover the cottage’s three bedrooms, including one king, one double and a single with a pull-out single underneath. Also upstairs is the second bathroom, home to a walk-in shower cubicle and a WC.

Outside, a spacious lawn dotted with fruit trees lends itself perfectly to long summer afternoons. Watch as the kids let off steam on the grass and light up the BBQ for home-cooked feasts. For added convenience, there is also parking available for two cars accessed through a five-bar gate.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king, 1 double, 1 single with a pull-out single underneath
  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs J Barrons 29th April 2019

A lovely stay.

Reviewed by Mr C Prout 28th February 2019

This is a very comfortable location in a nice location, we would use this cottage again.

Reviewed by Miss P Kirwan 7th January 2019

Very sweet little cottage, everything beautifully done. Very well equipped with everything you might need and lots of wood for fires.

Reviewed by Mrs B Tommey 1st October 2018

Beautiful thatched cottage with a large enclosed garden which was useful for two dogs. The cottage was very clean and well equipped.

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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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