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Gilrudding cottage, gardens and terrace

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 21km

Gillrudding Cottage is a picture book 500 year-old thatched cottage set in the heart of the Dorset countryside with fantastic accessibility to surrounding areas. The cottage has been lovingly renovated and extended and is a perfect luxurious base for a family holiday. This beautifully presented house combines modern living with all the character of a traditional thatched cottage with thick cob walls, exposed beams, a log-burning stove should there be a chilly summer evening, a bespoke kitchen with all the mod-cons and luxury bathrooms. The detached cottage is set in over half an acre of private gardens with a large patio offering all the privacy and relaxation space you could wish for.

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On the ground floor the light and airy kitchen is truly the heart of this fantastic cottage. There is also a separate dining room with a wood burner and large bi-fold doors giving direct access on to the patio and garden. The large but cosy lounge is the perfect place to curl-up at the end of the day offering a feature gas fireplace and flat screen TV with surround sound system to enjoy a DVD or play the Wii with the family. .

Upstairs there is a large master suite with vaulted ceilings, a walk in wardrobe and luxury en-suite with overhead waterfall shower. There is one further double bedroom, a twin room and a single room all offering spacious accommodation for all the family. At request, the small fifth bedroom with a futon bed can also be set up to accommodate a further two guests. The master bathroom has a large roll-top bath with extensive views over the garden and extended countryside as well as a further separate overhead waterfall shower.

Due to the age and character of this beautiful building please be aware that there are some doorways with restricted head room!

Changeover day ideally Saturday but other days and long weekends/short breaks considered – please contact us for details.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lulworth Cove 21 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth International Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking

The West Country region

Gilrudding Cottage is situated in the tiny hamlet of Winterbourne Muston approximately 3 miles away from Bere Regis. The cottage is surrounded by farm land but is within easy reach of the A31 with its excellent transport links into Bournemouth and Poole and westerly parts of Dorset.

There are an abundance of beaches and coastlines within easy reach of the cottage from the long sandy beaches of Bournemouth and Poole to the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

The surrounding countryside provides the perfect place for relaxing walks and cycle rides. Public footpaths lead straight from the cottage and there are numerous walks and cycle rides available just a short drive away around nearby Wareham forest and the Purbeck hills and coastline. The New Forest with its quaint villages and excellent walks is also less than a 25 minute drive away.

There are plenty of activities to keep all of the family entertained in the surrounding area including the Tank Museum, Monkey World, Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Honeybrook Farm, Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and the Royal Signals Museum.

The bustling towns of Poole and Bournemouth are less than a 30 minute drive away. As well as 7 miles of award winning sandy beaches there are a wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants, theatres and family activities.

Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Corfe Castle with its National Trust ruins, Swanage and the steam railway, Blandford Forum, Wareham, Salisbury, Dorchester and Weymouth home of the 2012 Olympic sailing events.

Bere Regis

There are only a handful of other properties in the hamlet of Winterbourne Muston making it the ideal place for a truly relaxing and private family holiday. The nearest pub is situated in Winterborne Kingston (approximately 2.5km away) and there is a local shop and post office in Bere Regis (4.5km). There is a larger supermarket in Blandford Forum (less than 10 minutes by car).

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Review 1-3 of 3

17 Jun 2014


"An enjoyable stay"

We met friends and out two families had a nice time at the cottage. The accommodation is spacious and well appointed. The kitchen is nice to cook in and plenty of appliances. The garden is large and … More

8 May 2014


"Beautiful cottage, great hosts!"

We enjoyed a long weekend at Gilrudding Cottage over Easter 2014. The house is well equipped and comfortable and Darren and Liz were extremely helpful in making arrangements for our stay. The master b… More

Hi Anna, many thanks for the lovely review!

Thank you for the feedback that you gave us personally and in your review. We want people to have the best break they can and as you know we ask for people's ideas as we have only been doing this for a short while.

We have upgraded the mattresses in the twin room and added some nice fuzzy mattress toppers from John Lewis to bring them up to the other room standards. We think maybe the kids have typically gone in that room in the past and may not have mentioned they may not be as soft and comfy as some might like. The guests after you also noted the same thing, so hopefully we have sorted that.

Another couple of guests were disappointed we didn't have WiFi. We don't list that we do but have something as a new option. Many may not want this on a get away break, but we also appreciate that sometimes it's rather helpful, like just looking at local attractions or maps, or even if your own network provider isn't so strong of signal in the area. We do now have a MiFi system in the cottage. This is a mobile internet version of WiFi that is a "pay as you go" approach. It's like any other WiFi home server and can have 10 devices using it at any one time. It will get you 3G/3G+ and 4G on an intermittent basis, so not intended to stream constant TV but should allow you to get a decent access to most things if you need it. As it's PAYG you can control what you use up front if you choose you want it. We give you all the details on how it works and how you top up if you do want to use it. It's pretty simple to use. It's supplied by EE and you can buy an amount of data usage or how long you want to use it from just £3, or get a large several GB data pack for £15. We've been using it and pretty impressed with speeds and seem to get 3G + on three bar strength on average

I hope this helps anyone looking to stay with us, of course please send us any questions you may have or suggestions!!!! Regards Darren and Liz at Gilrudding.

18 Sep 2013



absolutely beautiful cottage, peaceful, stunning views, all you would wish for in a holiday let. Owners easy to deal with. I would recommend to anyone. Will be staying there again.… More

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