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Middle Cottage - West Knighton

West Knighton, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming thatched cottage sleeping five people
  • Cosy interiors with warm, natural tones
  • Attractive period features throughout
  • Wood burner adds to the ambience
  • Spacious garden area for relaxing in the sun
  • Located in the picture-postcard village of West Knighton
Property code: DC109

Providing fantastic access to culture, country and coast, this family retreat provides the perfect base for guests of all ages to make the most of the surrounding area.

A beautiful thatched cob cottage, this three-bedroom property has retained a lot of period features. Set on a quiet village road in West Knighton, the property is close to the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the county town of Dorchester only 4 miles away.

The accommodation opens into the sitting/dining room where the period features of this property can fully be appreciated; exposed beams, a ceramic floor, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner, and a window seat all give a cosy feel. The dining table comfortably seats five so you can all enjoy a meal prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen. The family bathroom is also on this floor. Watch out for the low doorway as you climb the steep winding staircase to the upstairs of the property where you will find three bedrooms: a double, a twin and a small single. All with reduced height in the eaves. The outside of the property is as charming as the inside, with a courtyard and a BBQ – perfect for dining alfresco – as well as a large bordered lawn. Parking for the property is on the village street.

Less than 4 miles from Dorchester, you can visit the numerous cafes, restaurants and shops as well as visit the Roman townhouse and Teddy Bear Museum. Weymouth is 8 miles away from the cottage and offers seaside delights as well as RSPB Lodmoor. Or you could drive to Osmington Mills (5.5 miles) to visit the pub and cafe and take the breathtaking walk along the South West Coast Path.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom: bath with shower overhead, WC
  • Oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee machine and washing machine
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Central heating
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV, iPod dock, radio
  • Garden with seating
  • BBQ
  • On-street parking in the village
  • Shop within 1 mile and pub within 200 metres
  • Regret no children under the age of 3

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 6th September 2019

Quaint comfortable cottage in a village with a great pub short walk away with great food

Reviewed by Ms L Brunsdon 5th November 2018

This cottage was perfect for us. The location, the quirky cosy interior and the garden. We would definitely come back!

Reviewed by Mrs J Teather 31st October 2018

Although the key instructions were good the actuality of getting in the cottage was very poor. It was a black box with bvlack numbers far above eye level in a dark porch and the light not working. It was over half an hour after my arrival when I finally obtained access to the cottage as the housekeeper was not answering either phone and I had to Read moreask Dorset Coastal Cottages to help which they did with immediate response and sent someone with a key. Hide

Reviewed by Mr P Filtness 31st August 2018

Perfect in every way.

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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.

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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