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Stable Cottage - Dorchester

Briantspuddle, Dorset
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
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed building full of character and charming features
  • Historic features from its past as a horse stable make it a unique stay you will never forget
  • Sought-after location in the heart of beautiful hotspots and close to the coast
  • Convenient additions such as a boot room and an en-suite bathroom
  • Beautiful exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and a thatched roof
  • The centrepiece of one of England’s breathtaking rural villages
Property code: DC156

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

This cottage sits in the heart of an idyllic rural English village and is a detached Grade II listed building. This former horse stable has been transformed into a cottage with an abundance of character and charming features. It will be difficult to tear yourself away from its beauty, but with a local social club with open doors to visitors just 30 yards down the road and a celebrated pub only 2 miles away, you might just stop admiring this property’s beauty for an evening or two. If you prefer an outdoor activity the cottage is ideally situated to enjoy horse riding, hiking and cycling. Close by you will find numerous trails, footpaths and bridleways through woods, heathland and open countryside. There are also stables very nearby.

The property has authentic wooden floors and exposed wooden beams through all of its spaces. The old stable door leads to the entrance hall and kitchen which is equipped with beautiful beech worktops. From the kitchen, you can stroll between the original archway to the main sitting and dining area. This spectacle of a room will have you conjuring up evenings relaxing with a good read and a homely meal. It has a vaulted ceiling with numerous decorated beams and windows that add to its uniqueness. On the ground floor, there is also a twin bedroom with a fairy-tale-like seating space below the window that could be the perfect nook or cosy hideaway. Alongside this bedroom is a spacious bathroom that accommodates a bathtub with shower over. Moving upstairs and you will be greeted by a king-size bedroom with a 6ft bed and another vaulted ceiling and the furnishings to match. Not to forget the room’s en-suite bathroom with modern shower. Please note, there is reduced head height in the eaves in the upstairs bedroom and bathroom.

From the outside, the property looks like it fell out of the pages of an English poet's notebook. Its thatched roof and clear history as horse stables make it even more intriguing and beautiful. The garden is exceptionally flat with a laid lawn and pathway to an entertaining area equipped with chairs and a table. Plants, shrubs and flower beds pave the way to an old boot room which now provides the perfect storage place for any lucky visitors’ footwear, coats and even bicycles.


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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 twin and 1 king-size
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 downstairs with a bathtub with shower over and 1 en-suite shower
  • Kitchen includes a cooker, refrigerator, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and freezer
  • TV/DVD
  • Central heating
  • Roadside parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Boot room to store bicycles
  • Local pub 2 miles
  • Shop and social club 30 yards
  • Dorchester 10 miles
  • The coast 8 miles
  • Children over the age of 3 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs A Dewar 4th January 2019

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

Reviewed by Mr C Lewington 23rd September 2018

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location and very clean on arrival. Beds and sofas very comfy and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need. The garden was peaceful and very well kept. The property was very central to lots of Dorsets attractions. Swanage, Weymouth, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove were within an easy drive. With walks from the Read moredoor around this very pretty village to cliff top walks at the coast we couldn't have asked for more. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs B Leighton 31st August 2018

A real gem in a very peaceful part of dorset. Relaxation comes as soon as you open the gate.

Reviewed by Mrs P Saxby 31st August 2018

Absolutely perfect

Reviewed by Mr PETE Sherman 31st August 2018

Everything was perfect thank you!

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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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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