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Charming 17c Grade II listed detached cottage, period features in rural Dorset



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Double bedroom detached cottage - a perfect get-away in a pretty hamlet

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New for 2016 - we have replaced the bath for a walk in shower.

Monk's Cottage has recently been renovated to a high standard. Many original features remain/renovated i.e. exposed Oak beams, Inglenook Fireplace, roll-top bath - a nice blend of period & modern with the newly fitted kitchen, refurbished bathroom & wc. Fully insulated Bedroom with stripped wooden floorboards, oak beams, roof lights & a light & airy feel. Other features include underfloor heating, 2 ringed Log Burner. Pretty garden,to the front of the property ideal for el fresco dining or relaxing with a bottle of wine. Guests are welcome to stroll around the grounds of Tudor Cottage - explore the charming cottage, fish spotting at the pondside or a possible bbq.

A Lovely cottage for a cosy romantic get-away retreat for a weeks stay or a weekend breakaway. Read on for more great places to visit and lok out for our recommendations.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I'm an Associate Director of Health and Safety Services. You can follow me on Twitter if you like @Clydejackett.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for yet another comfortable stay.
Jun 2013
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Enjoyed our stay cottage needs a bit of cleaning and could do with nicer towels

  • 3 of 5

Lovely area to stay and peaceful.but cottages needs a bit of tender loving care and would be made a lot nicer to the eye.even though it didn't spoil our stay we could see the potential for improvement.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely but could smell damp

  • 3 of 5

Our first impressions was not good as when we opened door could smell damp and can see on walls as black in places ,once we got wood burner going it was cosy ,it could do with a good clean dust cobwebs etc ,our second night was not good as my partner fell down stairs which could have been prevented if there was hand rail we spent morning in a/e he has severe bruising of the ribs ,it could be lovely cottage if they did little bit work to inside

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Following their stay, they initially thanked us by e-mail and only advised of the alleged incident a few days after that. We asked them to complete an incident form so we could establish the facts and investigate, but they declined. We have since inspected the stairs and there are no faults, they are 4 years old and built to current building regulations and have a hand rail, so we are unable to establish the cause. We clean the cottage thoroughly following each visit, there was a week between visits which may explain the damp smell and one or two cobwebs. We have aired it thoroughly since and touched up the black spots on the cob wall lime wash. We will ensure we check more thoroughly following vacant periods between bookings.
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Peaceful and Welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful and welcoming, served the basic needs for a short stay in Dorset. Its got lots of character and was comfortable to stay in. Being an old property there were a few spiders but overall we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location and hassle free!

  • 4 of 5

Cracking location and a lovely little cottage!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect little break.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for two nights with our dog for a little break from city life. I cannot fault the cottage in any way and we loved our stay.

The cottage is well equipped, cosy and comfortable. It was in a perfect location for long dog walks and pub lunches and dinners.

The wood burner is a lovely touch and we were provided with a basket full of logs and everything you need. We also had a lovely welcome note on our arrival and a bottle of wine which was much appreciated!

Would not hesitate to return and already looking for dates to come back here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Lose yourself in this charming cottage, if you want old world charm, tranquility step back in time just sit and light the log burning fire situated in the inglenook fireplace. Good walks, pubs not to far away. This little cottage has all you will need with lots of charm, owner is most helpful this was just what we wanted

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

I just love living in the country and getting away from it all as I spend a lot of time working in London

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 21 Miles Nearest Barpub : Sixpenny Handley at 2.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Poole at 26 Miles Nearest Golf : Rushmore at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Salisbury at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 at 29.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Broad Chalke at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Bournemouth at 25 Miles Car: recommended

Up and Coming Events

Lyme Regis Arts Fest - 19-27 Sep

Vintage Market, Guildhall Square Salisbury 25 Sep and 30 Oct

Salisbury race day - 30 Sep

Weymouth Beech Motorcross - 10-11 Oct

Sherborne literary Fest - 14-18 Oct

Enchanted floodlit gardens Abbotsbury - 14 Oct to 1st Nov

Sherborne International film fest 22-25 Oct

Salisbury carnival - 23 Oct

Dorchester Literary fest 23-25 Oct

Dorset food week 24 Oct - 2 Nov

National classic car rally - Guildhall Square Salisbury 31 Oct

Bath Xmas Market 26 Nov - 13 Dec

Winchester Xmas Market 19 Nov 22 Dec

Salisbury Xmas Market 26 Nov - 20 Dec

Wimborne Folk fest 10-12 June 2016

Chalk Valley History fest 22-28 Jun 2016

Larmer Tree fest 13-17 Jul 2016

Great Dorset Chilli fest early Aug 2016 TBC

Great Dorset Steam Fair - 31 Aug - 4 Sep 2016

For further events go to;



Monks Cottage - is a 17th Century Grade 2 listed detached cottage with period features including inglenook fireplace & exposed beams. Situated in the heart of a green belt that is Cranborne Chase AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). A diverse landscape offering areas of rolling chalk grassland, ancient woodlands, downland hillsides and chalk river valleys each with a distinct and recognisable character. Ideally located for cycling, rambling, picnicing & outdoor pursuits. Nearby places of interest include Stonehenge, Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum, The New Forest, Wimborne Minster, Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage, Various National Trust Properties & Gardens, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Shell bay Beach & Studland Beach.

East Woodyates has history going back to the Stone age where Tumuli can be found and there is evidence of a Roman road. More recently East Woodyates was used as a staging post to inform the victory at Nelsons battle of Trafalgar, known as the Trafalgar way.

Other Activities: Indoor Go Karting, Laser Combat, Shooting,

Golf: Rushmore is an 18-hole golf course set high on the chalk of the Cranborne Chase, with the unusual distinction of having 9 holes in Dorset & 9 in Wiltshire. Set in the heart of the historic Rushmore Park, the course is a haven of peace, with only the abundant wildlife & spectacular views to distract from your game.

The club prides itself on its warm & friendly welcome to members & visitors alike. They have an active membership, with many golf & social events taking place throughout the year. They welcome societies & visitors seven days a week, offering excellent golf, good home-cooked food & a fine selection of beer & wine.

Rushmore is easily reached by car from the local towns of Shaftesbury & Blandford as well as Salisbury & the South Coast resorts of Bournemouth & Poole & the course is clearly signed from the A30, A354 & B3081.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Xmas/New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
6 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
24 Apr 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Optional cleaning serv £25

We offer an end of stay cleaning service for those of you who do not have the time or would prefer us to do it. Is is charged at £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Nothing is too much trouble, my guests are my number one priority, and it's important to me you enjoy yourself. If you need to know anything just ask!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, roof light
  • New shower fitted March 2016


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, The fold-out Single bed is placed in cottage for 3rd person.
  • Monk's cottage is a double bedroom dwelling ideal for two people. However there is an optional fold out single bed available, that can fit in either the bedroom or lounge making the property a possible 3 person dwelling, ideal for a child.


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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