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The Old Bakehouse - Dorchester

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Family retreat nestled between country and coast
  • Spacious home, sleeping up to six people
  • Neutral tones and tranquil vibes
  • Enclosed garden for afternoons in the sunshine
  • Close to amenities in a picturesque village
  • Only 4 miles from the world-famous Lulworth Cove
Property code: DC175

A charming 18th-century cottage 3.5 miles from the sea, ideal for groups of friends or families looking to celebrate a special occasion or share a dream getaway.

This property is a quaint three-bedroom 18th-century cottage that combines comfort and charm with excellent facilities on the edge of the quiet village of Winfrith Newburgh. This cosy cottage is tastefully decorated and is situated on a quiet no-through lane with public footpaths nearby – perfect for exploring the local area. The local pub is under 2 miles away, while a shop is just over 300 metres away, making it an ideal location for families looking for a relaxing holiday.

Enter the cottage into a pretty dining area with stone walls and original bread ovens, giving the room a traditional feel. Head through to the kitchen, which has a small WC next door, and fix yourself a snack before eating while relaxing in the conservatory. The beamed living room is comfy and welcoming; snuggle into the sofas in front of the fire after a long day. Upstairs, the bedrooms are warm and welcoming; the first bedroom has a zip-and-link super king-size bed and is decorated in calming pastel colours, while the next twin room is bright and airy. The small double room is the perfect retreat to return to for a great night’s sleep, and across the hall is a separate WC and bathroom with a shower over the bath for some pampering after a long day. Outside, the south-facing garden makes for a great spot to enjoy some al fresco dining in the evening.

Beautiful Durdle Door (3.5 miles) and Lulworth Cove (4 miles) are close to the cottage and well worth a visit for superb views and some fossil hunting or, if you’re looking for a traditional seaside town, Weymouth is only 11 miles away. You’ll also see some fantastic views of the Purbeck Hills from the tower at Lulworth Castle (6.5 miles), a 17th-century hunting lodge.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 super king bed (that can be made into a twin), 1 double, 1 twin (2 stacked 2' 6"" beds)
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 downstairs WC, 1 family bathroom with bath with shower overhead and separate WC
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • 2 dogs welcome upon arrangement
  • Cot/high chair
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV, Hi-Fi with iPod dock
  • Books and games provided
  • Wood burner (logs included free of charge from Oct to end of April)
  • Central heating
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Garage for storage
  • Off-road parking for 1 large or 2 small cars
  • Shop within 0.5 mile
  • Pub within 0.5 mile

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs S Emmett 27th April 2019

The Old Bakehouse was tastefully furnished, comfortable and located in a pretty village which had a village shop and a pub within walking distance. If you are a keen walker there are plenty of stunning walks in the area and it made a good choice for a group of six people, who were all keen to walk. The main bedroom was very comfortable, spaciousRead more and had plenty of cupboard space for clothes etc. The other bedrooms are smaller but still comfortable and were adequate for our group. There is a lovely conservatory to sit in and a well-maintained garden. The kitchen is a galley style, compact space but we managed by having a rota so that there were never more than two people in the kitchen at any one time. We were generously supplied with everything we needed in the way of toilet paper, liquid soap, dishwashing liquid, sponges, dishwasher tablets etc. I would be happy to recommend this cottage to anyone who is thinking of visiting Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs N Artus 3rd April 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful setting. Very comfortable and had everything we needed, particularly with a toddler. The garden was wonderful and full of spring flowers. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed by Mr B Thomas 3rd January 2019

Lovely cottage could be better with a bigger fridge/freezer

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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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