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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.

Steeped in Hardy history and surrounded by places to explore, this quaint, thatched cottage is a wonderful destination close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Sleeping four guests across two bedrooms, with space for a pup to join you, spend days at Lulworth Cove (14 miles) in the glittering ocean and walk 1.5 miles from here to Durdle Door before cosying up by the wood burner to warm sandy toes and tails.

Brimming with country style and creature comforts, step inside this welcoming bolthole and head straight to the dining room to spy the dramatic well. Great for sociable meals and gathering with a map and a cup of tea, the dining table comfortably seats all guests. Rustle up delicious meals and keep your feet warm in the kitchen with underfloor heating. After meals, the secluded walled garden is perfect for tipples and warming mugs of coffee and has a handy back gate so you can return home and leave bikes and muddy boots outside. Throw a log on the wood burner and spend time cosied up on the sofas with your favourite programme on or a board game laid out for a lively afternoon. Boogie the night away to the Bluetooth sound system before resting your head in one of two first-floor bedrooms. Light and airy, these rooms create a calming space in which to drift off for a peaceful night’s sleep. Sharing the bathroom, freshen up in the shower over the bath or soak in the tub for a relaxing morning. Take care of both internal and external steps. There is roadside parking subject to availability.

From your door, head out on foot or take your bikes the local forest in Puddletown. Great for stick-chasing, hiking and biking, work up an appetite before visiting the local village pub for a hearty meal. A 16-mile trip will take you to the National Trust’s Corfe Castle where the beautiful remains stand high above the sea. Finish your trip with a dip in the tidal pool at Dancing Ledge (20 miles from home), or journey home via the gorgeous cove at Lulworth (14 miles).

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.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 4th June 2021

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One of the cleanest properties, if not the cleanest property we have rented. Very spacious and well decorated. Centrally located for day trips East, West and South. All of which are detailed in the cottage manual. Set in a peaceful, friendly village.

Reviewed by Paul 14th May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location, well equipped with nice additional touches from the owners. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Phillip 7th May 2021

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Very nice cottage, great location for exploring near by attractions. definitely need a car.

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Athina 16th April 2021

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Beautiful quaint cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Owners very helpful and informative. Would definitely recommend and would consider a second stay.

Reviewed by Inge 13th April 2021

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!SELECTED!Well cottage is a lovely British cottage, ideal for a family of 4. The master bedroom is really big so also enough space for a babycot. There is also a little patio where you can enjoy the sunshine and even have a meal. The location is perfect as you can drive to loads for Dorset hotspots within 30 minutes. Parking in front of the cottageRead more and the grocery shop is just around the corner. !ENDOFSELECTED! Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 31st October 2020

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Beautiful cottage and location. Cottage was a dream and so well presented. Many thanks, Tony, Janette & Ryan

Reviewed by Anthony 23rd October 2020

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Clean, comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Ann 19th October 2020

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Well Cottage is a charming, very comfortable property in an idyllic village location. It has been very tastefully decorated and furnished - the bed and sofas are super-comfortable and the well in the dining room is certainly a notable feature! The location is ideal for exploring Dorset and beyond. We appreciated the Covid cleaning measures taken byRead more the friendly and helpful owners. Hide

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 Roger 9th October 2020

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Superbly equipped cottage. Beautifully presented. Ideally located to explore Dorset.

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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