Tucked away down its own private track, this picture-perfect thatched cottage is a little gem. Surrounded by its own private garden, the cottage is very peaceful and offers space for all of the family. Just a short distance from the pretty village of Broadwindsor, this cottage is an excellent spot from which to enjoy the beauty of rural west Dorset.
All on one level, Old Sandpitts Cottage has just been renovated to an extremely high standard and blends modern living with period charm. The kitchen/diner is a lovely sociable space and the mod-cons will make cooking up a feast a delight. There are traditional features aplenty in the living-room where a gorgeous inglenook fireplace takes centre-stage. Light the fire and cosy up on the sofa - just bliss!
The master bedroom has a pretty outlook towards the garden and is a tranquil place to retreat to after a busy day exploring. Next door, the second bedroom has bunk-beds, with a four-foot bed on the lower level and a three-foot single on top (please note that the bed is situated with one side against the wall). Old Sandpitts Cottage accommodates four guests but this bed set-up does offer added flexibility.
Fishing (carp and eel) is possible on the owner's private lakes during certain periods of the year. This is by private arrangement with the owner and a fee is charged. Please contact us if you are interested in fishing during your stay.
Outside, the space at Old Sandpitts Cottage is excellent. Make the most of summer evenings on the terrace, or how about a picnic under the willow tree? You may be joined by some friendly local wildlife so do keep your eyes peeled! The large lawned area offers a fantastic area for children to play (please note that the garden is not fully enclosed).
A little further down the road is Old Sandpitts Lodge (4377) and booking these two beautiful properties together could offer the perfect set-up for a group of up to ten guests. The cottages are completely separate but only a short walk away along the road (please take care) from each other.
Whether you enjoy bracing coastal walks, or exploring country houses, Dorset really has something to offer everyone. Old Sandpitts Cottage is just a short drive from the Jurassic Coast and bustling market town of Bridport. Be sure to make a visit to The Hive Beach Cafe in Burton Bradstock – fabulous seafood awaits you! Further east is the county town of Dorchester that still has weekly markets and should you want to venture a little further, then a day trip to the Purbecks is definitely worth planning.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with induction hob, electric oven, fridge (with small freezer compartment), washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with bunk-beds (bottom bunk 4', top bunk 3')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
The setting is adjacent to the grounds of a wonderful historic manor house. Guests have their own large garden-area but please note that there are deep lakes within the owners' grounds so please do not let children wander beyond your own garden. The private track to the cottage is well-maintained but there are sections that may not be suitable for low-slung cars.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full electric CH
Tranquil and secluded, this cottage is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Light the fire and relax in this gorgeous sitting-room.
Everything in this cottage is brand new, including this stylish kitchen.
The master bedroom is full of light and looks out towards the garden.
Children will love exploring this garden!
What a fabulous shower!
On the lower level of this bunk there is a four-foot double bed and on the top is a three-foot single offering great flexibility for a family.
Your holiday at Old Sandpitts Cottage is sure to be a restful stay.
This view of the cottage shows the large parking area and garden beyond.
As well as the lawned garden, there is also a sunny terrace to enjoy.
The cottage is full of beautiful furnishings.
The L-shaped sofa offers plenty of space for everyone to relax.
A view of the private track leading to the cottage. It is well-maintained but there are areas that may not be suitable for a low-slung car.
Dorset is home to some excellent local produce - be sure to cook up a feast in this colourful kitchen!
What a spot for a picnic! The garden is very private but not fully enclosed so please take care with children.
Carp fishing is available in the private lakes of the owner's grounds - please do inform us if this is something you would like to do. The lakes are very deep so please don't allow children to wander beyond your private garden.
A pretty view of the cottage taken from the grounds of the owner's house.
This is the entrance to the track - it is quite enclosed by trees so do keep an eye out for the turning.
The Jurassic Coast is just a short drive away.
The rolling hills of rural west Dorset are beautiful.