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Thornicks House

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming 18th-century cottage in a terrace of three
  • Overlooking open countryside in a secluded setting
  • Packed with quirky details and cosy furnishings
  • BBQ and garden furniture for al fresco suppers
  • Within 4 miles of the dramatic Jurassic Coast
  • Local pub within walking distance
Property code: DC190

This delightful terraced cottage is set in the heart of a sleepy village surrounded by beautiful scenery and historic landmarks, offering a relaxing retreat for families to unwind and reconnect.

This 18th-century terraced cottage is located on a quiet country lane in Winfrith Newburgh and enjoys open countryside views. Just inside the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is the perfect base for a family or group of friends looking to explore the natural beauty of the area, with local village amenities on your doorstep.

Inside, character charm blends with modern style to create a property that’s perfect for socialising and catching up with loved ones. The sitting room has the ideal mix of period features with a beamed brick fireplace and a bay window plus modern devices such as TV and music system. A fully-equipped kitchen with all modern conveniences is ideal for catering the evening meals, which can be enjoyed in the dining room, with the grand table adding a sense of occasion. Relax in the peaceful garden room, which has a vaulted ceiling and doors out to the patio creating a sense of light and space. Tinkle the ivories or play some tunes via the sound system that covers the ground floor. Steep winding stairs lead to four bedrooms: a double, a twin and two singles, plus a large family bathroom. Outside, the rear garden is the perfect place to relax in the sun – recline on the terrace or light up the BBQ as you enjoy the views over the local area. There is parking for one car at the property, with additional parking in the village.

Winfrith Newburgh is 9 miles from the county town of Dorchester, offering a wide range of things to do that will please all members of the family – including visiting the historic Roman townhouse, the military museum or the teddy bear museum. The coast and Durdle Door is less than 3 miles away, and a visit to this spectacular part of the world is not complete without a trip to see the stunning limestone arch.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 2 singles
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Range cooker, microwave, washing machine, American-style fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher
  • BBQ
  • Garden room with piano
  • TV/DVD in lounge, Sonos music system throughout
  • Wood burner (logs/coal provided free October to 30th April, firelighters and kindling not provided). Central heating provided
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional parking available in village
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with seating
  • Cot/high chair (cot bedding and towels for babies are not supplied)
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, 0.5 miles away
  • Please note steep winding stairs to access first floor
  • Regret no children under 5 from January 2020

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Kirsten 15th February 2020

Spacious cottage with lovely sun room.

Reviewed by Liz 19th October 2019

Thornicks was a splendid house. Spacious, comfortable + well equipped. And with a lovely, enclosed garden We loved it. And great situation; within easy reach of the glorious coast path, Swanage, Corfe Castle & Weymouth. Would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by John 31st August 2019

Unfortunately on arrival the cottage had not been properly cleaned. After complaint on our arrival, the cleaner did come in to re-clean carpets/floors w/machine etc to an acceptable standard. We were then able to enjoy our holiday in picturesque East Dorset. The village is very pleasant, and a good location for touring the area. All local pubs wereRead more welcoming and dog friendly. The cottage was comfortable and most time was spent in the kitchen/garden room. Hide

Reviewed by Beverly 17th August 2019

This is a nice cottage in a pleasant location with good facilities and pleasant garden. A great spot if you are only bringing one car.

Reviewed by Karen 3rd August 2019

Lovely spacious house in a great central location for exploring Dorset. Well equipped, easy to use kitchen. Comfy bedrooms and a beautiful garden for the kids to play in. Had a great time.

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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.

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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