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Stable Cottage - Dorchester

Briantspuddle, Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated in one of England's quietest and most beautiful rural villages this grade II listed building is full of character and has a pretty enclosed garden
  • Historic features from its past as a horse stable make it a unique stay you will never forget, beautiful exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and a thatched roof
  • Surrounded by open countryside, with miles of walks and cycling right on the doorstep and a lockable boot room for your bikes
Property code: DC156

This beautiful cottage has maintained the elements of its past to offer an undeniably charming property loaded with character in picturesque rural surroundings.

This charming Grade II listed 18th century former stables sits in the heart of an idyllic rural English village where many of the properties are thatched. Full of character, the property boasts exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. If you can bear to tear yourself away you are within 10 minutes’ drive of places such as Monkey World, Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and Thomas Hardy’s Cottage. The beautiful Jurassic Coast with Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle are 20 minutes away and the seaside resorts of Weymouth, Poole, Swanage and Studland are within 30 minutes. Dorchester, the county town, is 10 miles away, offering a selection of independent shops and restaurants. Alternatively, explore the lovely surrounding countryside on foot with miles of footpaths to enjoy and dog-friendly pubs within a few miles.

The property has authentic wooden floors and exposed wooden beams through all of its spaces. The stable door leads to the entrance hall and kitchen which is equipped with beautiful beech worktops. From the kitchen, you can stroll between the archway to the main sitting and dining area. This spectacle of a room, with its vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, will have you conjuring up evenings relaxing with a good read, a homely meal or snuggle down and watch a film from the library of DVDs. On the ground floor, there is also a twin bedroom with a fairy-tale-like seating space below the window that could be the perfect nook or cosy hideaway. Alongside this bedroom is a separate dressing room and a spacious bathroom that accommodates a bath with shower over. Moving upstairs and you will be greeted by a super king-size bedroom with a 6ft bed and another vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and antique furniture. Not to forget the room’s en-suite bathroom with modern shower. Please note, there is reduced head height in the eaves in the upstairs bedroom and bathroom.

From the outside, the property looks like it fell out of the pages of an English poet's notebook. Its thatched roof and clear history as horse stables make it even more intriguing and beautiful. The garden is exceptionally flat with a laid lawn and an entertaining area equipped with chairs and a table. Plants, shrubs and flower beds pave the way to a boot room which now provides the perfect storage place for any lucky visitors’ footwear, coats, bicycles and a great place to dry the muddy dog.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super king-size (first floor) and 1 twin (ground floor)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 downstairs with a bathtub with shower over and 1 en-suite shower
  • Kitchen includes a cooker, fridge-freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD (with large library of DVDs)
  • Central heating
  • Private parking bay with additional roadside parking on the village lane
  • Wi-Fi included (Highspeed broadband)
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Outside boot room with storage for bicycles
  • Local pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop and social club 30 yards
  • Dorchester 10 miles
  • The coast 8 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 3

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Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lindsay 20th November 2021

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Beautiful, cosy, comfortable, very well-equipped cottage. Everything you could possibly need was provided. Located in a picture postcard and very friendly village with a community shop and post office. Very good location with lovely country walks nearby.

Reviewed by Ian 6th November 2021

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Excellent accommodation with everything fully provided for. We have used holiday cottages very often and there is no doubt that Stable Cottage is one of the very best we have experienced.

Reviewed by Jean 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by M 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Michelle 18th September 2021

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Stable cottage is located in a friendly village definitely worth exploring the surrounding area on foot. Our dog loved the walks, the enclosed garden was great for our Vizsla. The cottage is clean, tidy well equipped with lots of extras not usually available in a rental. Eating out was a issue as some local pubs had stopped serving food or shut dowRead moren, the ones open were so booked ahead we couldnt get in . Advice do your research early on places to eat. Hide

Reviewed by Martyn 11th September 2021

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Lovely cottage, very well equipped kitchen in a really good location, we were no more than 30 minutes from everywhere we went in the week.

Reviewed by Danielle 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Margaret 7th August 2021

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If you need a getaway from it all Holiday, where it it so quite you can hear all the little birds chirping. Than I strongly recommend the Stable Cottage. It has a good feel factor about it and it is very comfortable and cosy.

Reviewed by Jocasta 31st July 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 12th June 2021

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Stable Cottage is in an idyllic setting in a picture postcard Dorset Village. We have stayed there twice and I would definitely return again. Its beautiful, tranquil & very well equipped. The garden is gorgeous.

Reviewed by Keith 22nd May 2021

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Excellent cottage in a lovely village and a beautiful county. Will go again.

Reviewed by J 15th May 2021

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This is our 3rd visit. Very comfy cottage in the perfect location . Great dog walks from the house . The ground floor bedroom and bathroom are perfect for anybody with mobility issues . There is everything you can possibly think of to make your stay comfortable. A real home from home

Reviewed by Carol 17th April 2021

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Very comfortable cottage in picturesque village. The cottage is decorated and equipped to a high standard (including fast, reliable broadband). There is a large enclosed garden which is great on sunny days and a separate boot room (useful with a dog). Location is good, surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to the coast (Lulworth Cove, StudlRead moreand etc). Would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Pippa 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Ro 3rd October 2020

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A beautiful listed cottage in a picturesque Dorset village. Very tasteful, decorated with good period style furniture and exceptionally well equipped for all contingencies. The cottage garden is delightful and is a great place in which to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or cup of tea or coffee, truly this feels like a home rather than a holiday let, Read moreI give this cottage the highest praise possible. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 26th September 2020

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I have been renting cottages in the West Country for over 30 years and in my opinion Stable Cottage was by far the best I've stayed in. It is a real.home from home, so full of character beautifully furnished, clean and so well equipped. The owners could not have done any more to make you feel welcome and cosy. A gorgeous bunch of flowers, milk, teaRead more, coffee and yummy biscuits. Super location and we didn't want to leave. Thank you all for a very memorable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ray 19th September 2020

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A very comfortable, well equipped and cosy cottage in a very pretty village complete with a well stocked shop. Lots of lovely local walks.

Reviewed by J 12th September 2020

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You can tell that the owners use the cottage themselves as it feels like a home not a rental. Downstairs bedroom/bathroom perfect for anybody with mobility Issues . Safe garden perfect for the dog

Reviewed by Alan 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Patricia 8th August 2020

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Stable Cottage is idyllic. The setting is beautiful and it was one of the best equipped holiday lets I have ever stayed at. Great walks nearby and the village is lovely.

Reviewed by Margaret 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Craig 25th July 2020

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The cottage was lovely. It was comfortable, traditional, in a great location . However, if its raining and you get wet then there not really anywhere to dry clothes out quickly. A tumble drier in the boot room would be great. Due to COVID we booked a lot of our visits first including the tank museum. Unfortunately we couldnt leave our dog in the prRead moreoperty whilst we all went so one us had to kiss out and we lost the price of an entry. We had a dog crate we could have left him in. Hide

Reviewed by Sara 11th July 2020

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Good, quiet location in easy drive to Durdle Door and the coast. Very well kitted out cottage with everything you could need.

Reviewed by Helen 4th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, lots of DVDs and books. Really comfortable and has everything you need. Powerful shower! Great to have storage for bikes. Good location- lots of local walks and cycling.

Reviewed by Stephen 16th March 2020

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Excellent cottage, fully equipped with all you need ( no tumble Dryer). One of the best we have stayed in. We had four adults staying here and found no problems with privacy as the one bedroom upstairs has its own shower/toilet and the downstairs is away from living space and very private.

Reviewed by Chris 7th March 2020

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Perhaps reducing price for shorter stays

Reviewed by Chris 2nd February 2020

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We had an absolutely wonderful 4 day stay with our dog jack. The cottage is a real treat,spacious , warm and cosy fitted out with everything you could ask for and a wonderful selection of dvds, books games etc. Location is excellent with lovely walks for us and jack the dog. Strongly recommend this holiday stay .

Reviewed by Tim 21st December 2019

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Delightful, a real 'thatched cottage' experience in a wonderful friendly and delightful village. Plenty of space it was warm and inviting and incredibly well equipped! We had the Christmas week and the cottage was very tastefully and exquisitely decorated, complete with tree - and a gift from the owners (thankyou!) Even the dog felt at home the minRead moreute he walked in. It was a sheer joy to stay there for the Christmas break. Hide

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