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Milton Cottage

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional thatched cottage offering bags of original charm and character, located along a quiet village street
  • Ideal base for walkers with the network of footpaths Dorset has to offer
  • Cottage welcomes two dogs to enjoy a holiday alongside the family
Property code: DC115

Traditional thatched cottage set within a village location, perfectly situated to offer a blend of country and coastal getaway for families, with many of the Jurassic Coast’s attractions within easy reach.

Escape to a country idyll with this charming chocolate box cottage, set just off the village street in Winfrith Newburgh. Brimming with period features inside, from exposed beams and with a Mediterranean-style garden outside, it is the perfect venue for year-round getaways. Set out on foot to explore the surrounding Dorset countryside and coastline, taking in Durdle Door (3.3 miles) and Chaldon Herring (1.3 miles), or enjoy a hearty meal at the local pub (0.5 miles).

Step inside to find a delightful lounge/diner, which exudes character from exposed beams above. Charming antique school chairs surround a farmhouse table for family dining while plump sofas, a wood burner, a colourful rug and a window seat create a cosy nook for relaxing with a good book or film in the evenings. Next door, a small but pretty kitchen contains everything you should need for whipping up delicious meals. The cottage-style staircase leads to two double bedrooms and the bathroom all with reduced height at the eaves. Stepping outside, a fantastic Mediterranean-style walled garden has been beautifully planted with colourful plants and shrubs to create a private and peaceful space for al fresco dining. There is parking on the road. Along with the steep staircase it is worth noting that there are low doorways and beams throughout the property.

Winfrith Newburgh is a picturesque parish surrounded by unspoilt Dorset countryside. Its award-winning village shop stocks all the provisions you should need, while its popular pub serves tempting offerings. Beyond the village, the stunning Jurassic Coast is just a short drive away. Head to Lulworth Cove (3.5 miles) to marvel at its blue waters, wonderful rock pools and white pebble beach or visit the World Heritage Site of Durdle Door (3.3 miles). Dorset’s county town of Dorchester is just 9.5 miles away from the property and makes a great location for a morning coffee or a spot of retail therapy.

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

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Hob, oven, fridge with ice-box, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Enclosed garden area with seating
  • Traditional wood burner - first basket of logs included October - end of April
  • Central heating included
  • Roadside parking
  • TV with DVD and selection of DVDs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop within half a mile
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • iPod dock
  • Hi-fi
  • Family board games
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bonnie 13th March 2020

Perfect getaway!

Reviewed by Caroline 15th November 2019

We LOVED this cottage. Very comfortable, all our needs anticipated. Loved the log fire and having the walled garden was ideal for our wee escape artist dog. Very close to the coast where we enjoyed fab walks. Had sunday lunch in the Red Lion,not the best ever, but for a carvery, later in the afternoon it was pretty good. Found all the people we metRead more locally very friendly. I would definitely return to this property. If I had one wee word of caution, it would be the stairs are VERY steep. Hide

Reviewed by HAZEL 8th November 2019

The cottage is very well equiped and very clean . It was lovely to have welcome roses and milk and biscuits provided. The lounge and two bedrooms are lovely and a good size. The kitchen is very small and dark unfortunately. The bathroom is fine . The stairs are very steep and I think this should be mentioned in the details. The small courtyard gardRead moreen is pretty and got the sun even in November. It was totally private. The cottage is part of another one , but photos don't show this. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 6th September 2019

Small & cosy very comfortable.

Reviewed by Karen 16th August 2019

We had a lovely time at Milton Cottage: it is clean, quiet, and perfectly located for visiting beaches such as Durdle Door. We - and our dog - were made to feel very welcome there. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Karen 9th August 2019

On arriving at the cottage, we was pleasantly surprised by the lovely touches to make our stay a memorable one. Every detail was catered for our needs. We will certainly be back.

Reviewed by S 26th July 2019

We found the cottage in a good position for days away go East or West . Lovely village with a good local shop and a well priced pub.

Reviewed by Olivia 19th July 2019

We stayed for a week with two young children. Perfect for them as it was clean, had EVERYTHING you could ever think of needing and the garden was secure for playing. We cooked dinner there most nights and loved spending time in the cottage. Such a wonderful holiday!

Reviewed by Julia 12th July 2019

A really relaxing holiday enjoying the local walks whilst providing a handy base for the many coastal and historic attractions.

Reviewed by Robert 5th July 2019

It is a very comfortable traditional cottage with one low beam that I did find once! The upstairs accommodation is quite exceptional.

Reviewed by 31st May 2019

This cottage was my dream home

Reviewed by Ms K Stevenson 4th April 2019

Couldn't have been more welcoming

Reviewed by Mr C Thomson 28th February 2019

Milton Cottage is wonderful in many ways. Situated not too far from the coast and Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door but also located peacefully away from the main towns in the village of Winfrith. The cottage has all you need for a lovely stay, with plenty of stocked cupboards if you want to cook or not far from pubs etc if eating out is your thing. We Read morefound ourselves entertained with many books, games and puzzles which kept the kids away from the TV for a while! However the most wonderful thing about Milton Cottage is the hosts who made us feel so welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Mr J Herbert 26th February 2019

The cottage itself was beautiful with a very quaint and well presented interior. At all times, my Wife and I felt homely and completely satisfied with the our choice in cottage from Dorset Coastal Cottages. The Dog Box with all of it's treats was a nice touch and showed that both the Homeowner and Caretaker of Milton Cottage cared abut not only oRead moreur well-being but that of the well-being of our family dog Rosie. Hide

Reviewed by Ms D Coulam 1st November 2018

Absolutely beautiful cottage in the peaceful village of Winfrith Newburgh. Perfect location if you're looking for somewhere quiet and cozy within easy drive of gorgeous coastline walks.

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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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