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View towards the character cottage second door on the right
Relax in the lounge
Pretty lounge with a window seat
Lounge leading to the kitchen
Well-equipped contemporary kitchen
Bright and airy kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area leading to the enclosed garden
Your four legged friends will feel at home here
Double bedroom with an abundance of charm
Bedroom detail
Pretty double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Spacious shower room adjacent to the bedroom
Stylish shower room
Enclosed patio with small lawn area
Relax in the enclosed garden
View over the nearby village green
Quintessential village setting with a pretty church
1 / 19  View towards the character cottage second door on the right
2 / 19  Relax in the lounge
3 / 19  Pretty lounge with a window seat
4 / 19  Lounge leading to the kitchen
5 / 19  Well-equipped contemporary kitchen
6 / 19  Bright and airy kitchen/diner
7 / 19  Kitchen/dining area
8 / 19  Dining area leading to the enclosed garden
9 / 19  Your four legged friends will feel at home here
10 / 19  Double bedroom with an abundance of charm
11 / 19  Bedroom detail
12 / 19  Pretty double bedroom
13 / 19  Bedroom detail
14 / 19  Spacious shower room adjacent to the bedroom
15 / 19  Stylish shower room
16 / 19  Enclosed patio with small lawn area
17 / 19  Relax in the enclosed garden
18 / 19  View over the nearby village green
19 / 19  Quintessential village setting with a pretty church

Snowdrop Cottage - Thornford

Sherborne (3.5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 5
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Chocolate box thatched cottage with an abundance of charm in a pretty village location
  • Dog friendly cottage welcoming 6 dogs with beautiful walks nearby, great for your 4 legged friends
  • Ideally placed for exploring Dorset and the surrounding area with the coast a short distance away
Property code: 51018

The ideal spot for a relaxing break on the Dorset and Somerset borders, this pet friendly thatched cottage has an enclosed garden and is in a lovely village setting with pub and shop within walking distance.

Escape to the Dorset countryside with a stay in this idyllic chocolate box cottage for two. The perfect blend of old and new, this period property has been sympathetically updated to offer a chic kitchen and stylish bathroom while retaining charming, exposed beams and cottage windows. Spend your days exploring the surrounding countryside and coastline with your canine companions before returning for an al fresco meal in the enclosed courtyard garden or a cosy night in front of the TV.

Warm and welcoming, this charming cottage is the perfect venue for romantic getaways for two. Rustle up delicious meals in the stylish modern kitchen, with its state-of-the-art units, dining table and door opening onto the patio - perfect for pooches. Afterwards, sink into one of the inviting sofas in the lounge and settle in for a cosy evening of games, TV or films. Upstairs, the romantic double bedroom has been elegantly finished in soft neutral tones, with an adjacent spacious shower room. Outside, the enclosed garden with patio and small lawn area is perfect for four-legged friends.

The pretty village of Thornford boasts a friendly pub and shop - perfect for stocking up on supplies or enjoying a hearty meal out. Surrounded by open countryside, this is an ideal base for walkers and nature lovers. Visit the nearby market town of Sherborne (3.5 miles), home to a beautiful abbey and good selection of independent shops and eateries. Head south to reach the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (26 miles) with its cliff-top walks, picturesque beaches and quaint coastal towns and villages. Or venture north into Somerset to visit the Haynes Motor Museum (12 miles) or Montacute House (10.5 miles).

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

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 6 dogs welcome, more by arrangement
  • Beach 17 miles, shop and pub within walking distance
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Regret no BBQ’s or smoking anywhere on the premises due to the thatch
  • Sleeps 2+2
  • Sofa bed

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Eva 25th July 2021

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This was such a great place to stay, we really loved our time at Snowdrop Cottage. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could need, especially if you have a dog. Our Labrador puppy loved looking out the window to the street to see who walks by. We had easy access to trails starting just around the corner and we enjoyed two dinners Read moreat the local pub. The kitchen and bathroom are excellent, the bedroom is cozy and has everything you need. We can't wait to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 16th July 2021

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Love this cottage.To be able to bring my dogs is great.Very comfortable like home from home.Owner is lovely and very helpful.

Reviewed by Barbara 9th July 2021

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A charming cottage a few miles from Sherborne or Yeovil. Well equipped and doggie friendly with child gate to kitchen and a hook up netting at top of stairs. Super comfy bed. Modern shower room. Small patio area and strip of grass for the dogs. Amanda was a very welcoming host helpful hen needed as she lives next door, but not intrusive.

Reviewed by Alicia 2nd July 2021

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What a wonderful cottage in a lovely location With the owners off the cottage livening next door she was really warm and helpful on locations to go.

Reviewed by Robin 25th June 2021

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A very clean and well maintained property, ideal for exploring Dorset and Somerset.

Reviewed by Colleen 11th June 2021

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Excellent location, extremely clean bright cottage.

Reviewed by Donna 4th June 2021

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The cottage was lovely. It was spotlessly clean and plenty of room for us and our standard size labradoodle. The kitchen had everything you would need and it really felt like home from home, Would also recommend the pub in the village for food though not open all week. Some lovely dog walks nearby too.

Reviewed by C 28th May 2021

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Snowdrop Cottage was just lovely. Incredibly clean and beautifully decorated. The dog walks straight from the door out to countryside were perfect. Such a relaxing week. Thankyou!

Reviewed by Anthony 21st May 2021

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I look forward to returning in the near future

Reviewed by David 14th May 2021

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cottage was great

Reviewed by Alina 3rd May 2021

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Fabulous cottage with everything you could need to feel at home away from home. Excellent setup to host pets as well as their human companions, with lovely touches such as fresh local eggs and a supply of dog biscuits. Also a totally secure garden, which was important to us with 3 spaniels and an escape artist terrier! Plenty of countryside to explRead moreore and local sights to visit. Very friendly and accommodating property owner. Would recommend highly! Hide

Reviewed by Sally 23rd April 2021

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Lovely light and airy cottage, received very warm welcome, including our three dogs. Great location, walks straight from the door as well as coast and country attractions easily reached. Eggs from the chickens were icing on the cake!

Reviewed by Melanie 16th April 2021

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Compact cottage with everything you need and a great base to explore the area - lovely

Reviewed by Natalie 12th April 2021

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We had a wonderful stay here! The cottage is incredibly dog friendly, with a secure garden and other features such as a dog gate to separate the kitchen and living spaces. We really enjoyed relaxing in the cottage and out in the garden, plus there are some wonderful local walks to explore. The cottage itself is beautiful and welcoming - every room Read morewas so clean and well presented, it felt like a home away from home! Thank you so much, we cant wait to visit again soon! :) Hide

Reviewed by Jeffrey 23rd October 2020

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Lovely thatched cottage, beautifully appointed with everything you need. A lovely base to explore the area. Dog friendly and several places nearby for walks. The village residents are also friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Danny 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Lisa 11th October 2020

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Reviewed by Teresa 2nd October 2020

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The cottage was lovely everything that you needed was there.

Reviewed by Maria 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Mary 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Alistair 10th August 2020

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The perfect relaxing holiday in a beautiful thatched cottage which is spotless yet totally dog friendly. Enclosed back garden for meals and to let the dogs out. The owner is lovely and available for help and advice if needed. The village is very nice and makes a great base to explore Dorset, Somerset and Devon.

Reviewed by Caitlin 31st July 2020

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A very peaceful location ideal to explore so many great British towns from Glastonbury to Lyme Regis to Swanage on the coast. Also a lovely space to just chill with our dogs.

Reviewed by Beverley 24th July 2020

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Lovely comfortable dog friendly cottage in a beautiful village. Villagers welcoming despite Covid-19 and plenty of places to walk our dog around the village which is not always the case in rural areas.

Reviewed by Jane 31st January 2020

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Sweet cottage in a lovely village, with the shop and pub literally a few minutes walk away. Amanda, the owner, was very friendly as were the other villagers we met. The cold and previously wet weather meant that the usual dog walks were out of bounds because of thick mud, which was a shame but couldnt be helped.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 20th December 2019

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We have been several times to Snowdrop Cottage and hope to go again. Amanda is extremely nice and helpful. Very very dog friendly. The village people are friendly and the pub great. Walks around the village are plentiful and Sherborne good for food shopping.

Reviewed by Bianca 19th November 2019

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A perfect cottage to stay in and see dorset everything is local a perfect dog friendly cottage. It has everything you need and more it felt like home! Amanda is lovely and friendly! We saw many beaches that are stunning! And I am definitely going back for next year! My 3 pugs loved the garden and sheep! We also was welcomed with doggie treats and bRead moreiscuits for us which was lovely! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Melanie 25th October 2019

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Reviewed by Kay 11th October 2019

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Owner is very friendly as is the village village. Brilliant location for travel, Ideal for chilling if you don't want to go out, local pub does great food. We've stayed there twice and will be back again!

Reviewed by David 4th October 2019

A wonderful little cottage that was very clean and comfortable. The location was great and the local pub provides very good food. The cottage was dog friendly so ideal for us.

Reviewed by Chris 27th September 2019

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Reviewed by Mary 13th September 2019

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Reviewed by Robin 6th September 2019

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lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage in friendly village. very short walk to shop and pub. our three dogs loved the enclosed secure garden and the beautiful walks from the cottage .We were welcomed with some tasty biscuits and doggie treats.

Reviewed by Tommy 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Susan 18th August 2019

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A excellently equipped character cottage with essential conveniences at hand (local shop, post office, pub serving very good food) well situated for exploring Dorset and the surrounding area with the coast a short distance away.

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View towards the character cottage second door on the right
Relax in the lounge
Pretty lounge with a window seat
Lounge leading to the kitchen
Well-equipped contemporary kitchen
Bright and airy kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area leading to the enclosed garden
Your four legged friends will feel at home here
Double bedroom with an abundance of charm
Bedroom detail
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Location

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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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