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Primrose Cottage - Church Knowle

Church Knowle, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming Grade II-listed cottage in a quiet rural Dorset village, wonderful walks and bike rides right from your doorstep
  • Fantastic views of the Purbeck Hills from the private rear garden, pub next door and Corfe Castle only 1.5 miles
  • Beautiful exposed beams dotted throughout with superb stone floors in the hall, breakfast room and kitchen
Property code: DC125

This pretty Grade II-listed mid-row cottage is the ideal retreat for all the family. With a pub next door and a stunning garden, this is a true countryside getaway.

Located in the heart of the village of Church Knowle, this Grade II-listed cottage has rustic charm in abundance and sleeps up to eight guests. Enjoy views over the rolling Purbeck Hills from the large lawned garden or wander next door to the pub for a refreshing drink or delicious meal. You’re welcome to bring a dog, and with plenty of walks in the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, both two-legged and four-legged creatures will be happy.

With period features throughout, including beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace and snuggly bedrooms in the eaves, this cottage has a cosy, welcoming feel. You can settle into the sofa and warm your toes by the wood burner on colder evenings, or relax in the conservatory on warmer days and enjoy the garden views. You’ll find all four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first and second floors, just mind your head in the eaves. The cottage has a lovely rear garden with a large area of lawn for the kids to play on while you relax on the terrace and enjoy views over the hills. Parking is on the village lane.

The property’s location allows you to take full advantage of the local area including, the 11th-century Corfe Castle (1.5 miles) which provides a wealth of history and wonder. Families will love Dorset Adventure Park (2 miles) with its waterpark and mud trail. If you fancy staying close by the village playground is just 45m from the cottage. The coast at Kimmeridge Bay is 3.5 miles away, where you can spend all day snorkelling, swimming and rock-pooling or walk up to Clavell Tower and be rewarded with stunning views over the bay. Studland Beach is located just 5 miles away and is the main sandy beach in the area.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 double, 2 twin (twins covered by stair gates)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer
  • Utility room with WC and tumble drier
  • Wood burner – logs included October - end of April
  • Electric and central heating provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with seating
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach 5 miles, shop 1 mile; pub next door
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Reduced heights in bedrooms at eaves
  • Village playground 45m from property
  • Parking directly outside the cottage on the village lane.

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by David 20th September 2019

Nice cottage in a convenient location for Corfe Castle and the surrounding area. Good sized rooms and plenty of living space. Decor a little basic/'pine' but doesn't distract too much from a nice place otherwise. Possibly a newer to the rental market and have privately made a few suggestions to the owners.

Reviewed by Valerie 13th September 2019

Beautiful, well equipped and comfortable cottage in lovely location

Reviewed by Thomas 16th August 2019

As above

Reviewed by Peter 2nd August 2019

Great location and good size property but let down by standard of cleanliness and maintenance.

Reviewed by E 26th July 2019

It's a lovely cottage, in a quiet village but it is still easy to get to the the beaches, Corfe Castle and the towns and shops. It was also a great location for local walks and the garden was big enough for the children to play in.

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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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