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Primrose Cottage - Church Knowle

Church Knowle, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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.

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Matthew 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Ann 24th September 2021

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Ideal location,excellent accommodation.

Reviewed by A 17th September 2021

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A beautiful cottage with a lovely secluded garden and good outdoor seating and a super location - right next to a good pub and close to beaches and beautiful walks. A good array of baby/toddler toys on site too. We had a relaxed stay and enjoyed it very much. The kitchen was well-equipped. However, the fittings and furniture is rather basic and getRead moreting old e.g. the mattress in one of the double rooms was incredibly uncomfortable and did not make for a good night's sleep. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 3rd September 2021

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Great cottage with loads of amenities. Great for young children as a lot to do in the village with the swings and animal sanctuary. Lovely garden. Although the wall adjoins the pub, there is no noise. Would recommend it.

Reviewed by Amy 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by camilla 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Sulina 16th July 2021

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Lovely cottage with spacious accommodation in a beautiful location. Great walking from the doorstep with excellent pub next door. Perfectly located for exploring the Dorset coast.

Reviewed by Ashley 9th July 2021

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So lovely we were so comfortable for the whole week. Such a quiet location and superb to get to all areas of Dorset.

Reviewed by Simon 25th June 2021

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This was a perfect base for exploring the lovely Dorset countryside and beaches, and we all loved the cottage, which combines comfort and character - it's been renovated very sensitively. Lots of space for a sizable family group (in our case ranging from age 1 to age 86!), and a fantastic enclosed garden - and the large conservatory (adjoining the Read morekitchen) makes a great dining room day or night. Very well equipped too. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 4th June 2021

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Primrose cottage was a wonderful place to stay and actually more spacious than it looked online. It worked really well for our family group of 6. Lovely garden and views. Everything we needed. Only negative was no local shop but obviously not the owners fault.

Reviewed by Michael 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Sandra 15th April 2021

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Reviewed by James 23rd October 2020

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Primrose Cottage is a very pretty cottage in a lovely village. The garden is lovely as are the views out of all the windows. Inside works very well, we liked the garden room for eating and playing games. The living room is very comfortable. Bedrooms were fine with decent storage. Would we return, certainly, and we had a lovely few days there.

Reviewed by Debbie 15th October 2020

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Reviewed by Deric 2nd October 2020

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Excellent location in quiet village, great for touring Dorset. Lovely dog proof rear garden, ideal lounge with new carpet and comfortable sofas and chairs. Bedrooms need updating, kitchen equipment needs updating.

Reviewed by Jen 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Anna 11th September 2020

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The cottage is cosy, warm, well equipped; comfortable, we had a brilliant time. We spent a lot of time in the conservatory, ideal for days when we felt like relaxing at "home"! Well situated for short & longer walks, & pub next door was handy when we didn't feel like cooking. The sounds from the pub were never intrusive! On clear nights the view ofRead more the Milky Way was stunning! In a word: perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 4th September 2020

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Great location, with easy access to lots of walking trails. But the owners need to allocate more hours to cleaning the property in this COVID age.

Reviewed by Gary 28th August 2020

the bins were overflowing and we had to go through a drama to get them emptied. availability at 2pm was put back to 4pm, because of the extra cleaning necessary, but we had to spend the first hour cleaning surfaces such as door handles and bannister rail which were filthy

Reviewed by Nicola 7th August 2020

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We loved our stay. The house had everything we needed for the week and was well stocked with cooking equipment and toys. It was perfectly located to head off on adventures every day with the kids, and the views from the south facing garden were stunning. The pub was a little noisy at points in the evening but not an issue at night as the main bedroRead moreoms look out the other side and the pub garden seemed to clear out early anyway. Wed love to come back again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 10th July 2020

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The cottage was homely and comfortable. When we arrived we were very impressed with the cleanliness and felt confident that the cottage was coronavirus free. We were also impressed with the standaRead morerd of equipment ie. HD tv, excellent shower. However one slight improvement could be made by providing a wall mounted soap dish in the shower. Our stay was peaceful in some of Englands most picturesque countryside
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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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