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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
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2 / 15  A perfect place to sit back an relax
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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
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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
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.

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

  • 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
  • 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

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 13th October 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 25th September 2020

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A warm, comfortable cottage close to main roads, enabling drives to many towns in the area and handy for a large supermarket. A good shower and comfortable bed. We enjoyed having coffee in the large garden, which was ideal for our two dogs to play in.

Reviewed by M 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jane 21st August 2020

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Perfectly peaceful and well equipped cottage in a lovely location with easy access to many areas of Dorset. The garden was much bigger than I thought from advert, really lovely. Would definitely recommend and return.

Reviewed by Peter 31st July 2020

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Wonderful cottage in quiet lovely location. Nice large garden and ample parking.

Reviewed by R A 17th July 2020

Reviewed by Steven 21st February 2020

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A really picturesque cottage and setting. Old charm, almost going back to stay at your granny's. Lots of home comforts.

Reviewed by Richard 14th February 2020

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Really nice cottage. Private and quiet and really cosy in what was a dire weather week! Thank you.

Reviewed by Pat 23rd December 2019

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Lovely comfortable cottage, very well equited. The garden was just perfect for our two dogs. Hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Richard 2nd October 2019

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A lovely cottage in a very quiet location but not too far from places to visit.

Reviewed by Anthony 14th September 2019

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Great cottage. Brilliant location for exploring Thomas Hardy country.

Reviewed by David 23rd August 2019

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A charming cottage in a peaceful and lovely location. A very nice garden to relax in and especially good for exercising dogs. Fairly central location with easy access to town ,coast and country.

Reviewed by C 12th July 2019

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Fantastic time at lavender cottage the garden was great for the dogs the house was beautiful, the owner did come and replace the high chair as the one there was very grubby, he also replaced the gas bottle in the bbq as it was not working and he could not do enough for us.

Reviewed by D 7th June 2019

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Lovely country cottage- very quiet location but not far from great places to visit. Big enclosed garden the dogs loved.

Reviewed by Mrs J Barrons 29th April 2019

A lovely stay.

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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

Map
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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