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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 Jennifer.

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.

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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