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Well Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Well Cottage stands on a quiet country lane in the tiny South Dorset hamlet of Throop. Like its immediate next door neighbour, The Owl Box (H324), it is an ancient dwelling, Grade II listed and built of cob, brick and thatch.

Newly refurbished in 2008, Well Cottage still looks and feels like a much older dwelling and retains much of its original charm - large inglenook fireplace with bread oven in the sitting room, original beams (NB low headroom in places) and charmingly uneven floors upstairs. Approached by a garden path leading to the rear entrance, the cottage has an attractive garden with lawn and shrubs. The three bedrooms are arranged on the ground and first floor, allowing guests - up to a maximum of 4 - flexibility for sleeping arrangements. Please note that there are small changes of level when you enter the cottage.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Entrance lobby area for coats etc. Downstairs twin bedroom in a more recent extension. Sitting/dining room with inglenook fireplace containing a Rayburn for central heating and hot water; access to front entrance porch. Fitted kitchen with breakfast table. Bathroom/wc with independent shower above the bath. Enclosed staircase to first floor landing. Two bedrooms - one double with a 5 ft bed and cast iron fireplace (decorative only), and one single room with wash basin.

Further details outdoors

Well Cottage has an attractive rear garden with lawn and shrubs.


Very much a small rural retreat near the end of the Piddle Valley, Well Cottage is within very easy driving distance of Dorset's World Heritage, Jurassic coast with beaches at Lulworth Cove, Ringstead Bay and Kimmeridge only about 10 miles away and the Isle of Purbeck (Corfe Castle, Swanage, Studland Bay) a little further.

This corner of Dorset is ideal for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. It is also blessed with interesting and unusual visitor attractions, Athelhampton (stately home), The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum (trace the beginnings of the Trade Union Movement), Thomas Hardy's Cottage (N.T), Cloud's Hill (home of 'Lawrence of Arabia'), Monkey World (sanctuary for primates) and the Bovington Tank Musuem all being within a 10 miles radius.

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3 Nights min stay

Changeover day Flexible


This is the estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the price - it varies depending on when you stay and how long for.

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You're booking with

Nicholas Pash (Property Manager Hideaways)

  • 1 Years listed

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

Payment accepted

Credit cards accepted


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