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The Minster Cottage

Witchampton, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Sky TV
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A quaint cottage in the heart of Dorset’s countryside
  • Explore the enchanting market town of Wimborne Minster nearby
Property code: 80346

A quaint two-bedroom cottage located in the beautiful Dorset countryside. A wonderful place to stay and enjoy a romantic getaway or fun family break.

Retreat to this gorgeous Dorset cottage, nestled in beautiful gardens in the village of Witchampton, approximately 5 miles from Wimborne Minster. Two adults and two children are welcome to stay at the delightful, two-bedroom character home, which blends contemporary comfort and style with individual period charm. An ideal location for country walks and cycle rides, it is also close enough for days out to the New Forest or beach.

Open the front door on to the carefully renovated cottage to find a bright, airy interior, with chic, modern colour schemes and furnishings, as well as character features such as oak beams. The heart of the house is the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, where you can settle on the soft seating to watch Sky TV, read or chat together. Prepare delicious dinners with fresh Dorset produce in the kitchen then call everyone to the table to eat. Make your way up to the first floor to discover your beautiful double bedroom, with its high ceiling, white-washed beams and breezy ambience. Wander on through from here to the adjoining twin room, which could be perfect for children. The family bathroom, which has been given an elegant, French-style, Toile de Jouy finish, is also on the first floor. On warm days enjoy relaxing in the cottage’s garden. Find parking on the shared drive.

Make regular forays into Wimborne Minister to wander round independent shops and boutiques, as well as the market. Choose from plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants here if you decide to eat out. Plan a visit to the National Trust’s 17th-century country mansion, Kingston Lacy, 8 miles away, or a day trip down to Bournemouth, 12 miles away, where you can enjoy the sandy beach and other seaside activities. Drive about 14 miles to the edge of the New Forest.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • TV in Lounge with Sky TV package
  • On site allocated parking for 1 car
  • Shop 5.7 miles, Pub and restaurant 4.6 miles
  • Sleeps 2 + 2 (twin bedroom accessible through double bedroom)

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

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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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