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Cottage attached to the owners home with far reaching views.



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Cottage in Chetnole, Nr. Sherborne, Dorset, England - Peaceful location.

Fourwinds is situated in the delightful village of Chetnole with its award wining pub, a leisurely half mile stroll. There is a playing field with cricket matches in the Summer, Boules and basket ball to enjoy.

Chetnole has its very own request stop Station which runs from Weymouth to Bath and Bristol.

Historic towns such as Sherborne (7 miles ) has a wealth of history and many fine art and antique shops. It is renowned for its ancient Abbey Church, famous schools,15th century Alms house and two castles, one built by Sir Walter Raleigh. There is plenty to discover when you visit Dorchester (12 miles) Dorset`s county town, including Roman relics, Prince Charles` internationally renowned Poundbury and varied shopping including the weekly market.

There is something for everyone from Yeovilton`s Fleet Air Arm museum to Monkey World, Abbottsbury Swanery and the Cerne Abbas Giant. Travel to the famous Jurassic Coast. Along the beaches between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, fossils that were formed 200 million years ago within the Jurassic rocks are continually being revealed as the cliffs erode

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Gary and Hilary have lived in Somerset/Dorset for over 40 years.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely week. The cottage is wonderful, the paddock especially is great for the children. We have enjoyed visiting Lyme Regis, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Sherborne, Swanage and several NT houses around the area.

Thank you very much for the welcome pack.
Jul 2015
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2 holidaymaker reviews


Four Winds Chetnole

  • 5 of 5

Four winds is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Our family booked for one week and we stayed a little longer! The weather was cold, wet and windy but that did not matter a bean as the cottage was cozy, warm and snug. The views of the countryside were outstanding and the added bonus of seeing 'Phil the Pheasant' with his entourage strutting his stuff around the paddock made for an amusing time. The owners, Gary and Hilary were friendly and very welcoming and we were greeted with fresh eggs from the resident hens, a bottle of wine and a fabulous Dorset Apple cake baked by Hilary. The village of Chetnole itself is peaceful and has a great Pub. The nearest shop is in Yetminster a couple of miles away and the beautiful town of Sherborne with it's ancient Abbey and unique shops is about 6 miles distant. For those looking to chill we highly recommend this small corner of Paradise. Andy Jamieson

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fourwinds really is the Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Our family booked a week initially at Fourwinds but we ended up staying for longer. The weather was cold, wet and windy but it did not matter a bean, the cottage was delightfully. Cozy, warm and snug. The Owners were so friendly and welcoming and we were greeted with fresh eggs, from the resident hens, a bottle of wine and the most delicious home made Dorset apple cake. The view of Melbury Bubb from the master bedroom was fantastic and ever changing in the light. From here too we could watch. 'Phil the Pheasant' and his entourage of companions strutting around the paddock. Chetnole is a peaceful village, with a great pub and Yetminster has a village shop. Venture further and you come to the country town of Sherborne with it's wonderful Abbey and a variety of shops. This is a must for anyone who values their peace and quiet and we thoroughly recommend Fourwinds as a little corner of paradise. Andy Jamieson

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andy for taking the time to express how much you enjoyed your stay. It was a great pleasure to meet you , Candice and your son and we will take great pleasure for many years to come with the very generous paintings we have from you. Phil the peasant is still strutting his stuff !!
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From the Owner

We bought Fourwinds in 1993 and just fell in love with the location, the peace and wonderful views and the challenge of cultivating the extensive garden. We enjoy village life with all the benefits it has to offer. The nearest village shop is located 2 miles away in Yetminster and the local Supermarkets are Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester. Our local award winning pub is very welcoming and delicious food should you want to have a break from cooking. A trip to the nearest coast is 30/ 40 minutes away.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are:

West Bay approx 20miles.

Chesil Beach approx 22 miles.

Abbottbury approx 23 miles.

Weymouth approx 25 miles.

Portland approx 30 miles.

Swanage approx 35 miles.

Studland approx 40 miles.


Airports are Bristol approx. 36 miles.

Gatwick approx 103 miles.

Train stations are Chetnole 0.5 miles

Sherborne approx 7 miles.

Yeovil approx 8 miles.

Further Details:

Yeovil has a leisure centre that includes gym, bowling, cinema and various restaurants.

Sherborne has interesting shops and tea rooms to while away the hours.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking fee of £100 is required to secure the cottage. The balance is then due eight weeks prior to the start of the holiday. A security deposit of £100 is requested at the same time just to cover any damage, this is refundable upon the return of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. The cottage will be available from 4 pm, keys to be collected from the main house. Check out time is 10.30 am Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 has shower over bath. Separate WC next to twin room has toilet and hand basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 plus cot or folding bed. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1 with king size bed and flat screen TV and en suite . Hairdryer. Bedroom 2 twin beds plus cot or folding bed. Separate WC next to bedroom.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The cottage has a patio with garden table, chairs , parasol and BBQ. The garden is enclosed but has the extra benefit of the paddock to the rear of the property with a BBQ table, great space for playing games or just relaxing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding , linen and towels are provided. This includes tea towels and oven glove. Cleaning is done on Saturday, if two weeks or more are booked fresh linen and towels are provided during your stay.

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