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Thornicks House

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
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.

Set in the chocolate-box village of Winfrith Newburgh within the Purbeck peninsula, this charming property is an excellent vantage point for exploring the rolling countryside, rugged coastline and rich geographical history of Dorset. From the chalk ridge of the Purbeck hills to the intriguing sight of Old Harry Rocks, there are plenty of walks guaranteed to satisfy even the most adventurous of hikers. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, both 4 miles away, is a worthy day trip for the entire family, not forgetting a quick pit-stop for some local fare.

Enter to discover a cosy lounge that is packed with personality and nostalgic charm, featuring comfortable seating, a roaring wood burner and a choice of books to keep you amused on a wet afternoon. Stepping through the doorway, you’ll discover the open-plan kitchen, dining room, and garden room. To one end is the dining room complete with a grand table, adjoining WC and winding stairs leading to the first floor. Tucked in the middle is the well-equipped kitchen, an irresistible space for budding cooks to show off their skills, laying out an array of nibbles on the worktop to keep hungry stomachs at bay. At the opposite end is the light-filled garden room, a quiet sanctuary with a piano and French doors leading out to the pretty garden. Weary from your day’s adventures, climb the steep stairs from the dining room to find the four bedrooms. The bathroom is also on this floor, consisting of a shower over the bath and WC.

The immaculate garden has a patio for leisurely afternoon BBQs and pre-dinner drinks, with steps leading up to a sloping lawn surrounded by flowering shrubs. Another patio sits at the top of the garden in a perfect spot for catching the sun throughout the day.

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

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
  • 1 dog welcome by arrangement
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms F Miller 26th April 2019

Having stayed in Thornicks 8 years ago I was delighted to find it even lovelier this year - despite it seeming perfect the first time!

Reviewed by Mrs J Lucraft 7th November 2018

A wonderful place to stay. Beautifully appointed, lovely enclosed garden and great location. We had a fabulous time and could have stayed forever.

Reviewed by Mrs R Fear 31st August 2018

A lovely house, spacious, well equipped to a very high standard and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Dr A Nicolle 23rd August 2018

spacious. well equipped

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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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