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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.

Only 5 miles from the coast and 4 miles from Dorchester, you can choose between sandy toes and town sights every day. A bustling, vibrant town, Dorchester is packed full of boutiques, eateries, galleries and museums. Treat yourself to a few mementoes to take home before stopping for something to eat. At Ringstead Bay, the beach beckons. Pack a few towels and prepare a picnic with all your favourite things before laying back in the sunshine or playing a game of waterside frisbee. Closer to home, the local pub is under 200 metres away from the property’s front door and invites diners to enjoy a wide range of home-cooked meals.

A thatched cottage in a row of four, the entrance to the property opens up onto the lane outside. Step in through the front door; immediately on your left is the property’s bathroom, complete with a bath with a shower overhead. Next, a small step down takes you into the open-plan lounge/diner. An inviting room with tiled floors, and ceilings with exposed wooden beams, the space offers a feast for the eye and is brought to life with quirky and decorative nooks and enclaves. A focal point in the room, a wood burner is set within a handsome fireplace and adds plenty of atmosphere on chillier, winter nights. Comfy sofas face a TV, so the whole family can gather around a film or documentary. When you are ready to have your evening meal, a family-sized dining table sits behind the sofas. Heading through a doorway from the lounge/diner, you’ll find a large kitchen. Fully-equipped with an oven and a hob, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave, a toaster and even a washing machine, all your needs are well catered for. Up the property’s steep, cottage-style chairs are three bedrooms. Offering the whole family a peaceful nights’ sleep, you’ll discover a double, a twin and single – just mind your head in the eaves.

To the rear of the cottage is the garden. Home to a courtyard with a BBQ and garden furniture, there is a lawn area accessed via two steps, surrounded by plants and shrubs. In the garden, you will also find the owners’ greenhouse and garden sheds. There is plenty of parking in the village.

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
  • Children over the age of 3 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

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.

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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