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Stable Cottage - Dorchester

Briantspuddle, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated in one of England's quietest and most beautiful rural villages this grade II listed building is full of character and has a pretty enclosed garden
  • Historic features from its past as a horse stable make it a unique stay you will never forget, beautiful exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and a thatched roof
  • Surrounded by open countryside, with miles of walks and cycling right on the doorstep and a lockable boot room for your bikes
Property code: DC156

This beautiful cottage has maintained the elements of its past to offer an undeniably charming property loaded with character in picturesque rural surroundings.

At the centre of a pretty rural village is this charming 18th-century former horse stables. Brimming with character at every turn, the interior boasts vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, many pieces of antique furniture and wooden flooring, with a delightful fully enclosed garden outside. If you can tear yourself away, set out on foot to explore the stunning surrounding countryside, stopping for a bite to eat at the local pub (1.5 miles) on the way home.

Prepare delicious meals for the family in the sunny kitchen, which features pastel units, wooden floors and beech worktops, before dining at the table in the lounge/diner next door. With a vaulted ceiling, exposed trusses, shuttered windows and a door opening onto the garden, this is a fantastic room for relaxing both day and night. For rainy days there is a small library of books and a selection of games as well as a vast collection of DVDs so when you’re not snuggled up on one of the plump sofas in front of your favourite film, step outside to dine al fresco on the charming patio area. There is a private parking bay with additional parking outside the property on the village lane.

Occupying a peaceful location in the centre of the Dorset village of Briantspuddle, this charming property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside. The dramatic Jurassic Coast lies just 8 miles to the south, with its iconic natural beauty spots at Durdle Door (10 miles) and Lulworth Cove (11 miles) and the lively seaside resort at Weymouth (18 miles). The county town of Dorchester is 10 miles away, offering a wide selection of independent shops and eateries while, closer to home, there are plenty of pubs within 5 miles of the property, all offering tasty dishes to enjoy at the end of a long walk and many that are dog friendly.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super king-size (first floor) and 1 twin (ground floor)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 downstairs with a bathtub with shower over and 1 en-suite shower
  • Kitchen includes a cooker, fridge-freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD (with large library of DVDs)
  • Central heating
  • Private parking bay with additional roadside parking on the village lane
  • Wi-Fi included (Highspeed broadband)
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Outside boot room with storage for bicycles
  • Local pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop and social club 30 yards
  • Dorchester 10 miles
  • The coast 8 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 3

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ro 3rd October 2020

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A beautiful listed cottage in a picturesque Dorset village. Very tasteful, decorated with good period style furniture and exceptionally well equipped for all contingencies. The cottage garden is delightful and is a great place in which to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or cup of tea or coffee, truly this feels like a home rather than a holiday let, Read moreI give this cottage the highest praise possible. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 26th September 2020

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I have been renting cottages in the West Country for over 30 years and in my opinion Stable Cottage was by far the best I've stayed in. It is a real.home from home, so full of character beautifully furnished, clean and so well equipped. The owners could not have done any more to make you feel welcome and cosy. A gorgeous bunch of flowers, milk, teaRead more, coffee and yummy biscuits. Super location and we didn't want to leave. Thank you all for a very memorable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ray 19th September 2020

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A very comfortable, well equipped and cosy cottage in a very pretty village complete with a well stocked shop. Lots of lovely local walks.

Reviewed by J 12th September 2020

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You can tell that the owners use the cottage themselves as it feels like a home not a rental. Downstairs bedroom/bathroom perfect for anybody with mobility Issues . Safe garden perfect for the dog

Reviewed by Alan 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Patricia 8th August 2020

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Stable Cottage is idyllic. The setting is beautiful and it was one of the best equipped holiday lets I have ever stayed at. Great walks nearby and the village is lovely.

Reviewed by Margaret 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Craig 25th July 2020

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The cottage was lovely. It was comfortable, traditional, in a great location . However, if its raining and you get wet then there not really anywhere to dry clothes out quickly. A tumble drier in the boot room would be great. Due to COVID we booked a lot of our visits first including the tank museum. Unfortunately we couldnt leave our dog in the prRead moreoperty whilst we all went so one us had to kiss out and we lost the price of an entry. We had a dog crate we could have left him in. Hide

Reviewed by Sara 11th July 2020

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Good, quiet location in easy drive to Durdle Door and the coast. Very well kitted out cottage with everything you could need.

Reviewed by Helen 4th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, lots of DVDs and books. Really comfortable and has everything you need. Powerful shower! Great to have storage for bikes. Good location- lots of local walks and cycling.

Reviewed by Stephen 16th March 2020

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Excellent cottage, fully equipped with all you need ( no tumble Dryer). One of the best we have stayed in. We had four adults staying here and found no problems with privacy as the one bedroom upstairs has its own shower/toilet and the downstairs is away from living space and very private.

Reviewed by Chris 7th March 2020

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Perhaps reducing price for shorter stays

Reviewed by Chris 2nd February 2020

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We had an absolutely wonderful 4 day stay with our dog jack. The cottage is a real treat,spacious , warm and cosy fitted out with everything you could ask for and a wonderful selection of dvds, books games etc. Location is excellent with lovely walks for us and jack the dog. Strongly recommend this holiday stay .

Reviewed by Tim 21st December 2019

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Delightful, a real 'thatched cottage' experience in a wonderful friendly and delightful village. Plenty of space it was warm and inviting and incredibly well equipped! We had the Christmas week and the cottage was very tastefully and exquisitely decorated, complete with tree - and a gift from the owners (thankyou!) Even the dog felt at home the minRead moreute he walked in. It was a sheer joy to stay there for the Christmas break. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 5th October 2019

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One of the best equipped holiday cottages we have stayed in over a 30 plus year period. Great location. Very comfortable.

Reviewed by Derek 7th September 2019

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Dont hesitate to book Stable Cottage, you will enjoy a restful, very comfortable holiday

Reviewed by Danielle 24th August 2019

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Stable Cottage is a comfortable, well- equipped holiday cottage in an idyllic setting. It is an ideal location from which to explore the Dorset countryside.

Reviewed by Melvyn 17th August 2019

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful village. Plenty of space. Very quiet. Perfect for rewinding and relaxing.

Reviewed by Dorothy 10th August 2019

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Reviewed by Christine 27th July 2019

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My holiday in Stable Cottage with my daughter and her partner was wonderful! The cottage was truly a home from home, with all the cleanliness ,comfort, equipment and facilities! and the welcome pack was much appreciated! I am 82 and disabled so really enjoyed the beautiful enclosed garden with my old dog who loved the freedom to meander around. I cRead moreannot fault this lovely cottage and highly recommend it. I hope to visit again soon. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by susan 22nd June 2019

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Reviewed by Susan 8th June 2019

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Reviewed by Mrs A Dewar 4th January 2019

Beautifully decorated, very comfortable and cosy. Just as described on the website.

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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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