Wren Cottage is a warm and characterful modern home with everything you could want for a self catering holiday in Dorset. Nearby is the village pub, The Martyrs, and a lovely play area with seating and views. Athelhampton House is a 1.5 miles away and the County Town of Dorchester is 7.5 miles away, although Puddletown, 2.3 miles, offers a comprehensive village shop with butcher. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast lies 11.5 miles away and the property is close to Max Gate, the home of Thomas Hardy; Monkey World; The Tank Museum at Bovington and numerous other visitor attractions.
The pretty little village of Tolpuddle sits in the Piddle Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and this delightful detached cottage forms part of an historic village amongst picturesque thatched cottages. Tolpuddle is famous for The Martyrs, six farm labourers arrested in 1834 for trade union activity and sentenced to transportation to Australia. Thousands of people protested and, after three years, the men returned to England with free pardons and were treated as heroes.
The village boasts a lovely C12 church, the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, the Martyrs Inn, and a Village Hall.
You can enjoy delightful walks using the wealth of footpaths and bridleways nearby and can take a walk along the River Piddle to the C15 Athelhampton House and Gardens, with its Restaurant/tea room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 toilet only|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Ringstead Bay 18 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 37 km, Nearest railway: Dorchester West 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The West Country covers the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, which is the most easterly. Dorset is probably most famous for its coastline - the World Heritage Jurassic Coast - 95 miles representing 185 million years of geology, home to Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Towns to visit include the County Town of Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Corfe Castle, Bridport, Shaftesbury and Sherborne while villages not to be missed include Cerne Abbas, Abbotsbury and Milton Abbas. Ancient sites include Dorchester's Roman Town House, The Hardy Monument, St Catherine's Chapel, Kingston Russell Stone Circle, Jordan Hill Roman Temple, Maiden Castle, The Cerne Abbas Giant, and many more. The climate in Dorset is mild, less wet, cool and moist than the South-West of England generally.Dorset is great for lovers of wildlife as its habitats are among the richest for biodiversity in the country. It is also the only county in England without a Motorway!
The County Town of Dorchester offers a good range of shops and places to eat, as well as Museums, Sports facilities, a Market Place and Gardens. On the outskirts is Poundbury, famous internationally as a pioneering and somewhat controversial example of urban development using principles expounded by The Prince of Wales.Tolpuddle achieved world renown when, in 1834, six labourers were tried and found guilty of starting a trade union to campaign against the harsh treatment they and thousands of others received from their employers. A museum in the village, just a few hundred yards from the cottage, tells their story