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Delightful thatched cottage in beautiful sleepy Dorset village and countryside

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

2 beds, village location, private parking, pets permitted and even children !!

Newly refurbished 2 bedroom cosy thatched cottage with a contemporary "feel" in the sleepy Dorset village of West Knighton. Stone and thatched cottage recently refurbished to a highest standard. Secluded enclosed garden. Sleeps up to 6 plus cot - 2 bedrooms one with king size bed, the other with twin beds, plus 1 sofa bed in lounge. 1 bathroom with shower and bath.

Newly equipped kitchen, separate washing machine and drying area. Off street parking for 2 cars. Low ceilings and comfy lounge. TV/DVD and free WiFi. Secluded and pretty garden to rear, and 3 minute walk to a great local village pub called:The New Inn

West Knighton is a great base for many countryside walks, and a short drive to the Jurassic Coast and if needed many many family attractions.

West Knighton is a village and civil parish in south Dorset, England, situated 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of the county town Dorchester. It has an 11th-century church and a village pub. In the 2011 census the civil parish had a population of 375.

The village name derives from the Old English cniht and tūn, meaning the village or farmstead of the young men or retainers. At Little Mayne Farm 0.5 miles (0.80 km) southwest of the village is the site of a deserted medieval village, which was recorded in the Domesday Book as Maine and in 1201 was known as Parva Maene.

West Knighton parish historically developed out of the amalgamation of four medieval settlements within the ancient hundred of Cullifordtree: the existing main village, the previously mentioned Parva Maene, another medieval settlement at Friarmayne to the south—also deserted and now within neighbouring Broadmayne civil parish[6]—and the fourth at Lewell to the north (now just a farmhouse).

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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Knighton in West Knighton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Delightful thatched cottage in beautiful sleepy Dorset village and countryside
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews

Nice cottage in a very quiet village

  • 3 of 5

Nice cottage with good furnishings. Very helpful and friendly staff at The New Inn who also came and sorted out the television for us. The only thing I would suggest is that there be some cleaning items so that people can leave it as you would like to find it.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 4 of 5

The location of this property is great, it sits in a quiet little village. Includes parking off road.

It’s a beautiful cottage and well equipped, although have stayed in others with a few more items but plenty for our short stay.

Bed linen and plenty of white towels were nice and fresh with comfy beds.

We had lovely weather so the garden was a bonus for us with a 3 year old and a dog. It could have been a bit more secure as out dog did find some gaps which we had to block up but he is a typical terrier and wants to get out.

We couldn’t fault this little cottage and would definately recommend and even hope to return ourselves as plenty to explore with lots of public footpaths on the doorstep, but didn’t have time.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay albeit very short.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay. Lovely cottage in a great location and had a fantastic meal in the New Inn down the road.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and clean but lacked something

  • 4 of 5

Angel cottage was very comfortable and clean.Well located for sightseeing. we paid more than we would normally for a week in a cottage. has character on the outside but not the inside. weather couldn't have been any better. picked a good week.

we were disappointed with the interior of the cottage. very plain and no character on the inside. needs some pictures and nicnacs around the place. on the first night we were using the oven and when i went to get food out there was no oven glove. we did report it at the pub and the lady kindly gave us a bar towel and said she would get one. 6 days later no sign of one. the following items would have been good. a washing up bowl as we didn't need a dishwasher,teapot and tea cosy, oven glove, and a clock on the wall. we used the washing machine and found a very dirty towel inside. a clothes airer would have been helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable,warm cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a short break here, the cottage was spacious but cozy. We had a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm welcoming relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous home. Having recently lost both my parents it was so good to get away and to such solitude. The cottage is so comfortable and welcoming and we wouldn't hesitate going back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Knighton, West Country

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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