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Bedroom with en-suite

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

NEW renovation of a stunning 16th century cottage perfect for couples looking for a luxury countryside break or a UK honeymoon. Oak beams, WOODBURNER with logs provided, king size bed and roll top bath. FREE WI-FI and Baby Friendly. Secluded garden good for al fresco dining and summer sunbathing. Walking to 2 village pubs and award winning village stores. Marnhull is situated between the hilltop town of Shaftesbury and Sherborne with its Abbey and 2 castles and has great local walks. Visit Stourhead, Stonehenge, Longleat and Bath.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bournemouth 50 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 97 km, Nearest railway: Gillingham 8 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available

The West Country region

This tranquil village setting offers the perfect base for exploring the Dorset countryside, whether that's on foot or with the house bikes. Explore Shaftesbury with its famous Gold Hill, Sherborne with its independent boutique shops or the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.


Primrose Cottage is located in the Dorset village of Marnhull, just a short stroll to our award winning village shop, butcher, hairdressing salon and 2 pubs one of which The Crown at Marnhull featured in Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

Don your walking boots and explore Dorset's Blackmore Vale with footpaths right outside the cottage door. Explore the Wessex Ridgeway or the breathtaking views from Hambledon and Hod Hill. If cycling is your thing why not explore the quiet lanes around Marnhull and cycle to a country pub for lunch, we have maps and information on local rides for your use.

See Stonehenge the world heritage site and spend the afternoon exploring the Cathedral city of Salisbury or Take a tour of Wilton House. Make a day trip to Bath and visit the Roman Baths or treat yourselves to a pamper day at the Thermae Bath Spa.

For Garden Lovers you can't miss the chance to visit Stourhead. This National Trust property with its Palladian Mansion and follies is perfect for a picnic and is picturesque at any time of year. Visit the nearby gardens of Athelhampton, Abbotsbury, Mapperton, or Larmer Tree.

Head to the Jurassic Coast only around an hour by car. Search for fossils on this world heritage site, visit Lulworth Cove or Chesil Beach one of the finest barrier beaches in England. Sandbanks and Studland offer safe bathing and beautiful sandy beaches.

Shaftesbury is 15 minutes drive from Marnhull, the ancient hilltop town, the 'Shaston' of Thomas Hardy's novels. With its famous Gold Hill a cobbled street of pretty thatched cottages, which was famously featured in a Hovis Advert. Walk along castle hill which leads to spectacular views over the Blackmore Vale. The town has lots to offer for a day out with boutique shops, a great deli, cafes and galleries and a weekly Farmers Market.

Sherborne is 20 minutes drive from the cottage with its Castle and Abbey antique shops and independent boutiques. We also recommend visits to Old Wardour Castle, Hardy's Cottage, the Cerne Abbas Giant and Milton Abbas village.

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Review 1-10 of 15

5 Jul 2014


"Magic Haven"

Spent a week at Primrose Cottage after over three months touring Europe - very special well furnished haven to relax and enjoy country life close to all amenities.… More

8 Jun 2014


"All the luxury of a 5* hotel but with the homeliness of a delightful cottage"

We stayed at Primrose Cottage for 4 nights and it was simply wonderful. We had a such a relaxing break.The cottage was immaculately clean and has everything you could need, we particularly appreciated… More

7 Jun 2014


"A MUST stay. Fabulous!"

We loved the cottage. Immaculate and tasteful, cosy but more than enough room. The welcome basket was a real treat and a well stocked cupboard too. Lovely garden and great location. We would go back i… More

14 Apr 2014


"A charming cottage, very homely with everything you could near and more. We can recommend it without hesitation."

Rachel had a log fire going to welcome us to this wonderfully renovated cottage. We really appreciated the welcome pack and the little extras like magazines, great books, maps of local walks and det… More

6 Apr 2014


"5 stars all the way"

Primrose Cottage is PERFECT! It's not often you can say that about somewhere you stay. Rachel has renovated this charming cottage to the highest standard. You can tell it has been a labour of lov… More

3 Feb 2014


"Absolute luxury"

Myself and hubby stayed at Primrose cottage for 3 nights in January 2014 and WOW that cottage is divine! We enjoyed being in the cottage so much that we hardly felt the need to go out exploring, it fe… More

2 Feb 2014


"Beautiful and so homely, the perfect retreat."

My partner and I just spent four nights in this delightful cottage and it was a wonderful break for us both. The cottage is small but decorated and furnished so beautifully, it's the perfect plac… More

14 Dec 2013


"Absolute Bliss! Beautiful and immaculate cottage!"

We stayed at Primrose Cottage 6th - 9th December. It was undoubtedly the most relaxing experience we have ever had. From the moment we walked into the cottage we felt at home - it is warm, luxurious a… More

17 Nov 2013


"Immaculate cottage restoration beautifully furnished. Perfect for a romantic break"

We stayed in Primrose Cottage 21st - 24th Nov 2013. The workmanship evident in the restored cottage is impressive as are the furnishings & décor. We couldn't resist using the wood burning stove even though the weather barely justified its use!
The cottage is situated in Marnhull village with easy walking access to the village stores & butchers and within walking distance of two pubs. The road that passes the cottage door was quiet in the evening and we were never disturbed by traffic noise. The small rear garden would have been a lovely sun trap - we must return in a month where the sun shines! This is a cottage for both summer and winter visits.
Owner Rachel was welcoming and helpful. Top marks

14 Oct 2013



Our stay at Primrose Cottage was fabulous. Rachel was terrific. She supplied a very nice fruit basket, also milk & eggs in the fridge. The renovations are brilliant! Cottage was comfortable & well appointed. Kitchen was fully supplied. Great general store round the corner. There was nothing we didn't like. We will definitely return.

Review 1-10 of 15

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