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Sterndale Cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised

Dating back more than 400 years, this Grade II listed, detached, thatched cottage is situated on a 'no through' road in a peaceful conservation village in the heart of the Dorset countryside. The author, Thomas Hardy's mother came from the village and was married in the church, 50 yards from the cottage.

Sterndale Cottage is not lacking in character - its original A frame 'cruck' beams are still in evidence as well as the large inglenook (decorative use only) with bread oven. There are many exposed beams (NB some low ceilings and doorways so please mind your head!). The cottage is very tastefully decorated and has been sympathetically modernised throughout.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Hallway with quarry tiled floor. Sitting room with beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace. Two low archways lead through to the kitchen/dining room with oil fired rayburn for heating & cooking plus additional 2 ring electric hob. Children's playroom with a selection of toys and TV for playing videos. Downstairs bathroom/wc with shower attachment above the bath. Wide but steepish stairs to 1st floor with stairgates at top and bottom. Large landing (space for travel cot). 3 bedrooms - two doubles and one with 2 singles (incl. a 3'6" bed). Small bathroom/wc with ¾ size cast iron bath.

Not suitable for the elderly - awkward stairs.

Further details outdoors

Large, very attractive, rear garden comprising a stone paved terrace & lawned area with steps up to a further lawn, vegetable garden & very small, fenced wildlife pond. Boules and croquet set provided.


The area surrounding the village offers many interesting country walks with immediate access onto footpaths from the top of the garden - maps & books are available in the cottage.

Moving south, the Dorset Heritage coastline is about 25 minutes' drive. There are National Trust beaches at Abbotsbury and near Burton Bradstock as well as the larger resorts and harbours of Weymouth and Poole. Other visitor attractions in the area are abundant - museums, stately homes and gardens and good pubs at which to wine and dine. Visitors can use the tennis court and boules 'court' on the village green - tennis rackets and a set of boules are available in the cottage. There is a good childrens' play area on the village green. Alternatively you can play croquet on the cottage lawn.

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Review 1-1 of 1

5 Oct 2013


"Could be better"

Pictures can be deceiving as from the pictures online this cottage looked lovely and outside and the gardens are but inside, although clean, is very tired, cracks everywhere and a smell of damp throug… More

Thank you for your feed-back. We're sorry you felt the accommodation could have been better. We are a little surprised as, normally, the comments we receive are very positive. We have taken note of your comments and will bear these in mind when we next assess the cottage.

Review 1-1 of 1

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Nicholas Pash (Property Manager Hideaways)

  • 1 Years listed

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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