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Cosy Grade II Listed Cottages In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. - Kitty's Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms)



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Cottages in Hilton, Nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset, England - Quiet Location, Wonderful Walks And Cycle Rides Straight From The Door. Jurassic Coast 20 Miles Away

Our lovingly renovated 200 year old cottages are situated in the peaceful, rural village of Hilton. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hilton sits amidst some of Dorset's most striking countryside, with the slopes of Bulbarrow Hill (height 274m) to the north, the Dorset Gap to the south-west and Milton Abbey to the east.

Rambler's and Kitty's Cottages are centred in a small row of terraced cottages, built in 1812, to house workers at Milton Abbey, which is approximately a 1 mile walk away. The characterful cottages retain many original features, including beams and fire places.

The cottages are located on a quiet no through road, with beautiful meadow views to the rear and the 15th century All Saints church a one minute walk away.

The Fox Inn, a traditional 250 year old pub, can be reached by a 1.5 mile hill walk ( longer routes are possible for a bigger challenge) or a 2 minute drive. There are an abundance of public footpaths and bridleways criss-crossing the country-side, with walks straight from the door ( provided in a folder). Alternatively the cottages provide an ideal base for exploring Hardy country or the World Heritage Jurassic coast (30 to 40 minutes drive).

You can visit local market towns e.g Dorchester, Blandford Forum and Sherborne, or sea-side towns of Swanage and Weymouth, or historical sites such as Corfe Castle, Hardy's cottage, Athelhampton house, Kingston Lacey, Kingston Mauward, Rawlsbury Camp, Maiden Castle and much much more.

Both adjacent cottages could be booked together, if you have a larger gathering in mind.

We have lived in the Village since 2000 (raising our 3 sons here) and are still in love with its amazing peace and beauty. We hope you'll love it too.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Kitty's Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Kitty's Cottage has been recently renovated and was available to guests from Easter 2015. The Studio at Kitty's Cottage is the most wonderful room, with x2 French Windows overlooking superb meadow views up to Hilton Woods.

Kitchen: Newly fitted kitchen with electric cooker, hob, fridge freezer, washer drier, kettle, toaster, microwave, cutlery, cooking utensils/equipment and crockery.

Dining room: Table and seating for x4

Living room: Wood burning stove, comfy seating x 4, TV, films and board games.

Bathroom: Bath, toilet, wash basin, shower .

Bedroom 1 (attic): Dual aspect room with kingsize bed, bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers, hangers and hair dryer.

Bedroom 2 (1st floor): x2 full size twin beds, bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers and mini-walk-in wardrobe.

There is a lawned garden behind the car parking area at the front of the cottage.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Christine and Jonathan Dodd and we are lucky to live in Hilton, Dorset, with our 3 sons and an idiotic, friendly dog called Dexter, who survived a fall of 125ft from 'Old Harry' in 2008...much to our huge relief!

Ever since we moved into Hilton village we dreamed about investing in a property to holiday let. It took us 14 years to get there - but we did it! We look forward to sharing our lovely cottages, friendly village and stunning countryside with our guests.

We spent 2014 renovating our cottages to what we hope our guests will think is a high standard. We are a short walk away from the cottages so we are around if you need anything or want some advice on the local area. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Jonathan and Christine

Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

(Review from Airbnb website). Susan:

Kitty's Cottage is a great place to stay. We had an absolutely lovely weekend. Jon and Christine were friendly and very welcoming. Arriving, after a long car journey, to the cottage with a fire in the wood burning stove and home baked cake for us on the table, was very nice. The cottage is gorgeous. Very cosy with everything you could need. The kitchen is particularly nice to use. The bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. My husband and daughter loved the games room! The village is wonderfully quiet and a good base to the explore that part of Dorset. We are already planning when we can go back.
Apr 2015
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Very comfortable and surprisingly spacious

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Kitty's Cottage for three nights on the way down to Cornwall and found it a really enjoyable, comfortable place to stay.

Even though we had four adults and a toddler squeezed into a small cottage, it didn't feel like we were treading on each others' toes: the cottage itself is surprisingly roomy and the charming snug at the back means that you have more than one living area to loaf around in. The master bedroom is particularly lovely, with a huge cosy bed, and had plenty of room for our travel cot.

We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area, particularly walking through the leafy lanes in the village, visiting the church at the end of the lane, and tramping around the meadow and woodland at the back. We had an excellent meal at the Fox Inn up the road too.

All in all, it's a quiet, gentle little spot, and the welcome is very warm (lovely cake!). We enjoyed it a great deal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have lived in the village since 2000 and still love it to pieces. We love the staggering beauty of the village and surrounding area which is fantastic for walking, running (as Jonathan likes to do) and cycling. Hilton is a truly rural location, as far as you can get from an 'A' road, anywhere in Dorset, situated between the market towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester We think we have the best of both worlds; the wild rural retreat but within 25 minutes of the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Our sons adore the open fields and woodland that surrounds us - often disappearing for hours on end making dens and the like.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 21 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Fox, Ansty at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Poole / Weymouth at 16 Miles Nearest Golf : Dorset Golf & Country Club & Resort at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Moreton at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 at 40 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Fox, Ansty at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Warmwell Holiday Park (Dry Slope) at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Ringstead at 14 Miles Car: recommended


Ringstead Bay, Lulworth Cove within 30 minutes drive

Kimmeridge, Studland, Worbarrow Bay & Tyneham village within 40 minutes drive

Swanage, Weymouth within 40 minutes


Weymouth Ferry 40 minutes, Poole Ferry 30 minutes, Portsmouth Ferry 90 minutes

Bournemouth Airport 40 minutes, Bristol Airport 90 minutes, Exeter Airport 60 minutes, Southampton Airport 60 minutes

Dorchester train station (30 minutes)

To explore the area fully a car is recommended


Locally - Green Hill Down Nature Reserve, Milton Abbey, St Catherine's Chapel, Milton Abbas Village, Bulbarrow Hill (274m), Rawlesbury Camp (Iron age hill fort)

Pubs - Fox Inn, Hambro Arms

Within 10 miles -Cerne Abbas (Giant), Blandford Forum, Hardy's Cottage

15 -20 miles -Dorchester, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World

Kingston Mauwood, Kingston Lacey, Badbury Rings, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Ringstead Bay, Steam Railway

21 to 25 miles

Kimmeridge, Studland, Swanage, Tyneham,Weymouth

Further Details:

Excellent local farm shops - "Steeptonbill" and the Brewery Farm Shop. The Fox Inn 1.5 miles away.

Doctors Surgery - 2.5 miles away. Supermarket - 10 miles away

Green Hill Nature Reserve is a walk away up Hilton Hill. Badgers, deer, foxes and buzzards are a regular sighting. Wonderful bluebells in surrounding woods in May. Glow worms can be seen in summer months and there is a wonderful selection of butterflies to view. From the woods owls and woodpeckers can often be heard. We have also seen a kingfisher and a water vole along "Devil's Brook", the stream running through Hilton down to Milton Abbey Lake.

Horse riding is available at Pound Cottage riding Centre 3 miles away.

The World Heritage Jurassic coast is from 20 miles away, with a variety of beaches to visit, fossils to find and the ghost village of Tyneham to explore.

A favourite trip for all ages is the steam train journey from Norden to Swanage or the walk is stunning in either direction.

There is no end of sights to see and places to visit whatever the weather.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & NY 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February Half Term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit required to secure booking. Balance to be paid within 45 days of holiday. This can be paid via Owners Direct/Home Away or directly by bank transfer.
Bookings will only be cancelled by us if your accommodation becomes unavailable for some reason, in which case we would refund the full amount paid. Our liability would not extend beyond this refund.

Short breaks are available outside of the peak season and must be paid for in full at the time of the booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day:
Peak Season / School Holidays: Saturdays. Flexible at other times.
Arrival is generally after 3:30pm and departure by 10:30am.

Notes on prices:
Low/Mid Season: Shorter stays (minimum 3 nights) are possible.
Shorter stays are to be paid for in full at the time of booking.
Please contact us if you have any questions and/or for shorter stay pricing information. Thank you

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From the Owner

Warm, cosy, characterful cottages set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ideally situated for exploring the whole of Dorset. The cottages are over 200 years old but both have been lovingly renovated with all modern conveniences including modern heating, wood burning stoves and lovely bathrooms (with bath and shower). The cottages have lovely meadow views to the rear and a 15C church less than a minutes walk away. Lovely walks and cycle rides straight from the doorstep for all abilities and the spectacular Milton Abbey is at the end of the valley, just a mile away.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 30 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Heated towel rail
  • 1st floor bathroom with bath, toilet, wash basin and shower (over the bath)


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Attic Bedroom - Kingsize - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Travel cot available on request.
  • Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Travel cot available on request.
  • Bedroom 1 (attic): Dual aspect room with kingsize bed, bedside tables, chairs, table, clock radio, lamps, chest of drawers, hangers and hair dryer. Bedroom 2 (1st floor): x2 full size twin beds, bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers and mini-walk-in wardrobe.


  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating, electricity, a starter supply of logs (+ kindling) for the wood burning stove are all included at no extra charge. We also provide all bedlinen, hand and bath towels for each guest, tea towels, hand soaps and washing up liquid. Please use your own towels for beach use Children are very welcome! A small to medium sized four legged friend is also welcome with prior arrangement. A WiFi hot spot is available at both cottages (BTWiFi/FON) Off road private parking is available Please note: Smoking is not permitted inside the cottages but there are lovely gardens to explore! Outside: Rambler's Cottage: South facing courtyard to the rear of the kitchen, leading to the Garden room with washer/drier, sink, iron, ironing board, fold- away dining table with x4 chairs, additional seats and chess table, where you can relax and soak up the meadow views. There is a mature garden behind the off road parking area, to the front of the property. Kitty's Cottage: South facing courtyard leading to the Studio, with x2 French Windows, long dining table, comfy sofa and additional seating. There is a garden behind the off road parking area, to the front of the property.

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