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

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2017

About The Owner

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

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Wiltshire

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

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for yet another comfortable stay.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Salisbury in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Charming 17c Grade II listed detached cottage, period features in rural Dorset
average rating of 4.0 based on 75 reviews

Very disappointing, dirty, ill-maintained cottage. BE WARNED!!! One star as you cannot give nil!

  • 1 of 5

We were booked from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th July, we stayed for 30 minutes! The cottage smells damp and musty when opening the door but that is just the start, the door mat was filthy and this cottage had clearly not been cleaned recently. The crockery and cutlery was dirty and the kitchen utensils should long since have been thrown away. There was hair laying in the bottom of the shower and as for the toilet brush, don't even go there. The bath sheets were stained and felt like sandpaper and there was no foot mat outside of the shower.

Every surface was covered in dust and hair and the cobwebs were thick, the windows filthy and rotten.

We have contacted the owner who has replied saying he would investigate our findings and get back to us-he hasn't despite saying he welcomes feedback.

The biggest joke is that we were charged a fee for cleaning.

We have stayed at many cottages over the last few years in the U.K. and never had issues, we are not serial complainers but this property is by far the worst that we have ever experienced.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear reader, there are two sides to every story, the guest left within 30 minutes of arrival and didn't attempt to knock on my door to enable me to address their concern, I would addressed the their issues, refunded the cleaning charge and if I felt appropriate compensated for inconvenience. There was some minor dust and the cottage was a little musty having been closed up for a few days In between gusts and we could have aired it better by opening the winsows before arrival, the cottage is 360 years old. The towels are new for this season, we have several sets and they are pandered, the only cobwebs I could find were deep inside the open inglenook fire place chimney breast. They wrote to me with their concerns and I respond with my findings, offering half their fee and their cleaning fee back as a gesture of good will having left me in a situation with out a booking. It is my belief they simply didn't find he cottage to their taste and decided to leave. I ask readers to review other feedback and make up your own minds. We are not perfect and sometimes miss things, but as we say in our welcome pack and correspondence, if something is wrong, please don't hesitate to contact us to put it right. We only live next door.
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Lovely little cottage, perfect base for visiting surrounding areas

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, we arrived late and the key was waiting for us in the front door, owner lives opposite but we didn't hear from them at all, left to our own devices. Perfect base for visiting the surrounding area, we loved our stay there

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very charming but there were a few issues that we pointed out to the owner ....unable to regulate the heating as it was on a timer from the property next door , so had to wait in the cold till radiators came on . Deterred from using open fire due to safety issues of the thatched cottage next door . General cleanliness in arrival , fridge and oven dirty . Would have appreciated some milk on arrival , whether fresh or capsules to make a cup of tea , especially people had written in the review book that they had been welcomed with a bottle of wine !!!!!!!! Not us !!!

However , lovely location for exploring beautiful Dorset !!!!

All in all a lovely cottage but felt we , as paying guests, needed to point out the heating situation ... luckily the weather was beautiful outside but we are still only April and the cottage is an old house and gets cold when heating off !!! .

Good luck to the owners in the future .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Racine, WI

Disappointing cottage stay

  • 2 of 5

Property is indeed quaint but heating, hot water and cleanliness are problems. The under floor heating, as mentioned in Amenities, does not work, on-demand hot water system is inconsistent and many spider webs that have been there for awhile. The owners were nice and came over to resolve the hot water issue. It would have been helpful to know the heating radiators were on preset timers that came on for a few hours in the evening and then a few hours in the morning. When they were cold when we woke up in the morning and the cottage was quite cold, we assumed our heating system was malfunctioning. Even after heating for a few hours, it was generally chilly in the cottage. I don't believe we would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely sanctuary in an undiscovered part of the English Countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing and recharging midweek stay and our 9 year old son joined us for the weekend...all we now hear is "when are we going back to Monk's Cottage". We recommend this cottage to anyone that loves the peace and quiet and wants to explore the abundance of magical wildlife ( deer) and footpaths all around. The owners are very friendly and helpful and suggested an Ordinance Survey map in order to make the most of the area...this was a very good suggestion. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful place to stay in a beautiful part of the country.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break with our dogs and walked miles in the beautiful countryside managing to pass through parts of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. Loved the period charm of Monk's cottage and the extra little touches which made it feel so homely and welcoming. The underfloor heating made the cottage really cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Sixpenny Handley
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
29.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Broad Chalke
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Salisbury, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jul 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
29 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Xmas/New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
23 Mar 2018 - 9 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £25
Additional Guest Fee £15 per person per night
Pet Fee £10

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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