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Well Cottage

Puddletown, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Quirky
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A chocolate-box Grade II-listed thatched cottage – complete with its own 18ft original, glass-covered well in the dining room!
  • Puddletown forest just moments away offering miles of glorious walks and cycling routes, yet the county town of Dorchester is just five miles away and easy access to explore Dorset’s magnificent Jurassic Coastline
  • In the heart of the old village square, with the local, well-stocked shop and popular dog-friendly pub just a couple of minutes walk away
Property code: 78483

This characterful 18th-century cottage oozes charm, yet offers all the modern amenities for a fantastic stay. Ideally located for countryside lovers and beach goers wanting to explore Dorset.

Set in the heart of the historic village of Puddletown – otherwise known as Weatherby in Thomas Hardy's classic novel Far From the Madding Crowd – Well Cottage is ideal for cyclists and walkers wanting to explore the vast local forest and the numerous nearby attractions. The beautiful Jurassic Coast with Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle are within easy reach, as are the vibrant seaside resorts of Weymouth, Swanage and Studland. Dorchester, the county town, is 5 miles away and offers a good selection of independent shops and restaurants, countless museums and entertainment. The local village store is just around the corner, as is the dog-friendly pub.

Recently renovated, Well Cottage retains its historic charm and has been furnished to ensure comfort is key. The country kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher – and underfloor heating in the winter. The characterful dining room leads on from here and is the ideal spot to enjoy relaxed meals whilst admiring the original 18ft well from the viewing panel set into the floor.
The light and airy lounge is ideal for snuggling up on either of the two sofas in front of the wood-burning effect fire watching a film from the DVD library or Netflix.
Upstairs to the landing, three steps lead to the large master bedroom, which has a king-size Provençale-style grand bed. The room is so large it also has a sofa bed (an ideal bed for two small children or one adult) – sit here to watch the small TV or enjoy the beautiful views of the church opposite.
Alternatively, choose the pretty cosy double bedroom to the rear of the property. The bedrooms share the bathroom, which is accessed via two steps from the landing and has a shower over bath and WC. All of the rooms in the property have Bluetooth music systems.

Back downstairs, from the inner hallway, a stable door leads to the paved and secluded walled garden. Sit here for your morning coffee or evening drinks. Large gates open to the back lane – making the courtyard ideal for cyclists to leave their bikes or muddy walking boots.
To the front of the property is roadside parking (subject to availability).

 

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size with additional sofa bed (suitable for max 2 small children or one adult) and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over sunken bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher and compact fridge/freezer – an additional fridge freezer can be found in the outhouse
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Underfloor heating in kitchen
  • Electric wood-burning effect fire
  • TV with Netflix and DVD in lounge, small TV in master bedroom and Bluetooth music system is all rooms upstairs and down 
  • Walled courtyard garden
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Beach 8 miles, shop and pub within walking distance
  • Regret no BBQ’s allowed due to the thatch
  • Sleeps 4+2 - sofa bed in king-size bedroom suitable for 2 children or one adult

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Marianne 12th October 2020

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Beautiful immaculate well equipped cottage in quiet village. Short walk to good pub and shop. Great location to explore Dorsets coast and countryside. Would stay again and recommend.

Reviewed by Janet 25th September 2020

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A relaxing break in a comfortable, cosy cottage in a quiet and picturesque location. Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Cameron 18th September 2020

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Spotlessly clean - top quality linen and mattresses - very comfortable - quiet little village - pub 5 mins walk from cottage with good good (lovely coconut & prawn fish cakes) very relaxing stay

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Location

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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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