The stylish kitchen/dining-room leads out into the conservatory.
Ivy Cottage is just delightful, situated in the village of Cattistock, with fabulous walks from the door in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The sitting-room has a cosy wood-burner for chilly evenings.
The conservatory looks out over the enclosed south-west facing garden.
This beautiful listed cottage has a turning staircase, hidden within the curved stone feature seen at the back of the cottage.
This pretty bedroom has a 5ft bed and looks out over the square.
The tranquil garden is fully enclosed.
The cheerful twin room looks over the village square at the front and the garden at the back.
A bath and shower in this bright family bathroom.
French doors open onto the patio.
The bespoke kitchen/dining-room with an induction hob.
The ground floor cloakroom is very compact.
The Fox and Hounds is across the square, an award winning pub serving great food and real ales.
The beautiful spiral staircase leads from the sitting-room.
The turning cottage stairs are a delightful feature in this listed cottage, there are grab rails all the way up.
The garden is fully enclosed to keep little ones and dogs safe.
Hours of fun in the village play park a two minute walk from Ivy Cottage.
The beautiful church of St Peter and St Paul.
The south-west facing garden is a real sun-trap and fully enclosed to keep your children and dog safe. The lawned-area is behind.
Stourhead House and gardens are particularly stunning in the spring when the 
rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom.
The impressive cliffs at West Bay, filming location for the TV series Broadchurch.
The Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock serves locally-caught seafood and delicious cakes.
Mapperton House is well worth a visit and is just 9 miles from Ivy Cottage.
Parking for Ivy Cottage is outside in the quiet village square.
Nearby Sherborne has a beautiful Abbey and lots of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
Sherborne Abbey and you will find some fine medieval buildings in this tranquil market town.
Lyme Regis has it all - a sandy beach, harbour and some great cafes, restaurants and shops.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis is about 24 miles away, impressive at any time of the year.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.
Gold Hill at Shaftesbury is a hilltop market town on the Dorset border dating back to Saxon times.
Iconic Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
Rural Dorset in May.
The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge is an impressive collection of fossils uncovered at the beach there over the last 35 years by local enthusiast Steve Etches.

Ivy Cottage


8.5 miles NW of Dorchester / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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Ivy Cottage is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage. We had everything we needed for a lovely week in a really good location.

The cottage exceeded our expectations! It was lovely and warm, tastefully decorated, well-equipped with all mod-cons yet retained its country cottage feel. Comfortable furniture. We met the owner near the shop and he encouraged us to let them know of any problems. There were none! Village interesting and we had a delicious pie at the Fox and Hounds pub on Monday. Just a shame not many people there. Happy to give them custom as the staff were friendly. Village shop/P.O. Very useful, well stocked with basics and more unusual treats as well as hand crafted gifts managed by helpful staff. Fascinating church. We would definitely return as there are plenty of places to explore.

A lovely cottage with secure garden in a great location to visit many lovely places. A lovely village shop open till 1300 each day and a nice pub too. We had the most relaxing week with our two little dogs who came everywhere with us!

Lovely cottage in a nice, friendly village and well located for exploring Dorset, a lovely county. Plenty of things to do and see and good places to eat out. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

We had a wonderful stay in this cottage that is full of character and very well equipped. During our stay, in January, we were always able to park directly outside. Cattistock is very well placed for exploring both inland and coastal areas of Dorset

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your lovely review. We're so pleased Ivy Cottage worked so well for you - we'd love to welcome you back again soon. Julie, Customer Support

A warm, cosy and comfortable cottage - the owners have thought of everything for their guests.

Cottage is in a beautiful village, must have a car as their some beautiful places to visit, really didn’t want to leave. Owners had thought of everything, all u need is clothes and food ??

Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in excellent location for exploring the area.

Lovely location. Nice pubs around, lots to see and do within 30 minutes drive. Lyme Regis and West Bay very accessible from here. Cottage is very well furnished, a true home from home experience. Well stocked local shop, plus local tea rooms within walking distance too.

Really pretty comfortable cottage the garden was very dog secure. The village store was well stocked and everyone was so friendly with lovely owners nearby too. Once the pub is open again it will be perfect!

We really enjoyed our stay at Ivy cottage. Well equipped, comfortable accommodation and ideal for our dog with a lovely enclosed garden. Beautiful village with the friendliest of people. Lots of good walks from the doorstep and further afield. Rather disappointed that the local pub was closed for refurbishment.

We had a wonderful week in the lovely Ivy Cottage and only wish we could have stayed longer.

Cozy, comfortable, clean, bright, inviting, and full of charm. It truly felt like a home away from home and we settled right in.

Extremely well-equipped with everything one could possibly need, right down to the picnic basket and hot water bottle.

Excellent water pressure in the shower. A nice big fridge/freezer. Comfortable beds with quality linens.

The wood burner was easy to use and such a delight to relax in front of on cooler evenings.

We very much enjoyed watching the village square activity from the front windows: horseback riders, the bus collecting school children in the morning and dropping them off in the afternoon, farm tractors trundling by, people walking to the lovely, well-stocked village shop/Post office. One morning we even caught a glimpse of hounds from the nearby kennels running through the streets!

Never noisy, however. Not much traffic and even quieter at night. And to the rear of the cottage the peaceful, quiet calm private garden to enjoy the birds and a view of the impressive church tower.

Pretty walks right from the door. A favorite was the walk through the churchyard to visit the sheep on the other side. And a longer walk to nearby Chilfrome.

We were disappointed to discover that the village pub was closed for renovations, however we were happy to find good alternatives in nearby villages. We especially enjoyed the Spyway Inn after a must-do walk at Eggardon Hill.

We can’t recommend Ivy Cottage and the friendly village of Cattistock highly enough. Of all of the many, many holiday homes we’ve booked over the years, this one is at the very top of our list. We’d return in a heartbeat next time we’re in Dorset.

We had a fantastic time away in Dorset, still lots for us to discover as Dorset is a new holiday destination for us. We found lots of lovely beaches and pretty villages to walk around and pubs to visit. Ivy cottage was a excellent base for us to stay and the owner was very friendly letting us know if we needed anything to just pop over to his house, but he was very respectful to leave you in Privacy and enjoy your holiday. We totally recommend this property. Angela Andy and Boris the springer

Ivy Cottage is very comfortable, cosy and well equipped. The Village location is excellent to explore the area without having to drive too far. The garden was nice and secure for our dog. The people we encountered in the Village were also very friendly and Sean, the owner introduced himself when we arrived to make sure we knew we could contact him should we have any questions. Milk, lovely biscuits and a bottle of wine as a welcome pack was a nice touch. Thank you.

Lovely cottage. Enjoyed staying in a peaceful village location, with beautiful coast near by.

This cottage is in a perfect village setting with easy access to main roads to get about . The cottage is comfortable, we felt very at home . It has a lovely garden space which even in February you could tell was a lovely sun trap. The book shelf had lots of local books of interest, I was fascinated to read about the village during the war and then spot various places mentioned on my regular morning walk .

Perfect facility in excellent location

Probably one of Dorsets best loved villages. We lived for many years in the village. You will not be disappointed! Little changed in the last 60 years.

Fantastic cottage in a beautiful village location

One of the best cottages we have stayed in……. High spec kitchen, amazingly comfy beds and such a lovely garden. Loved everything about it.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Ivy Cottage. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back. Julie, Customer Support

Ivy Cottage is a beautiful, comfortable cottage in a lovely village. It was great to be so close to the village shop and pub and to lots of lovely walks. Despite being in the centre of the village, it was very peaceful, with the most noise being due to the occasional tractor passing by. I was a little concerned about the church bells being so close, but they only chime on the hour and we couldn't hear them in the house. It was lovely to listen to them (and be able to see the church tower) from the garden. The garden was totally secure and our dog loved it! We would happily come again!

A very nicely decorated cottage in a lovely friendly, unspoilt village.

A very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a lovely friendly village. Ivy Cottage was perfect for us and our dog. We have no hesitation in recommending.

Situated in one of Dorsets lovely villages. 6 miles from the Cerne Abbas Giant,10 miles from the sea @ West Bay. (Broadchurch)

A charming, cosy and well equipped cottage which is set in a lovely village location. This is an ideal area to explore the outstanding Dorset countryside. An ideal cottage to take your dog too.

We had a lovely stay at Ivy Cottage. Beautifully presented and well equipped cottage in the brilliant village of Cattistock. Went for some amazing local walks with the kids and the dog, and it was a very quick drive down to some beautiful beaches. Couldn't recommend more.

Fabulous cottage in a pretty and very friendly village! Beautiful enclosed garden for our dog Molly too. We had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay in beautiful Dorset. The lovely owners greet you on arrival and are on hand just across the square if you need anything.

Lovely little cottage in a wonderful village in a stunning location. We relaxed immediately on arrival in the cosy and comfortable surroundings. We will return, and recommend it highly as a base from which to explore the area.

Ideal Cottage, full of charm, set in an idyllic quiet village, pure Bliss

Wonderful, comfy cottage in a lovely Dorset village. Tastefully furnished and a great, sunny, well enclosed garden for our dog. Village pub and village store a moments walk away. Plenty of lovely walks on the doorstep and so many interesting places to visit nearby. The Owners left a lovely welcome pack for us and our dog and were a great source of local information. Definitely on our list to return to! John, Roz & Alice the Dog.

Just perfect in every respect.

Ivy Cottage is by far the best we have had the pleasure of staying in. The location is beautiful and local shop and pub provide excellent fare. The cottage is very well equipped with good quality appliances. The garden is well kept and totally secure ensuring peace of mind if children or dogs are playing there. The owner of the cottage lives nearby and was very helpful and friendly.

A really lovely,well equipped cottage.Owners very helpful and friendly, as were the villagers.Attention to detail was spot on,and a lot of thought has obviously been given to providing a perfect stay. Greyhound Inn worth a visit as was the local Fox and HoundsGreat property for dogs with walks straight from door.Parking just outside.

It was a great cottage for both us and our dogs. There were lots of good walks locally. The dogs slept in the kitchen, it was a really dog friendly village. The cottage was well equipped and the owners had provided all the basics (washing up liquid, salt etc.) and more. It was great to be able to walk to such a welcoming pub with good food. I’m not used to a local shop so I probably didn’t use it as much as I could, it seemed to have all the essentials. West Dorset is beautiful and we plan on going back

charming well appointed cottage in a delightful village location, with excellent village store and pub.

Lovely cottage and garden, beautiful setting, friendly village and very helpful owner.

We, two couples, had a wonderfull time at Ivy Cottage - we love this nice historic building with a warm and cozy atmosphere. The location of the cottage near the jurrassic coast and lots of historic attractions is absolut perfect. The garden of Ivy Cottage is sunny and an ideal place to relax after a trip. The rooms are well equipped and we had some nice cream teas on the terrace, a real sun trap. We also like this little village with very friendly people! We had every day some nice little walks around the village!
A two minutes walk away we found the The Fox & Hounds Inn with excellent food! We will recommend Ivy Cottage to friends and family and hope we will come back again.

Great location with shop and pub very close. Also good childrens play park and lovely church and nice local walks. Very friendly village. Owner helpful and welcoming.

Ideal for a couple. Very tastefully decorated and equipped; a very comfortable cottage. No wardrobes, but hanging rails. Parking on road outside door was easy.

Spiral stair case. Visiting grandchild thought it fun - like castle. It was not a problem for us, but may need guidance for those with any mobility problems.

Would enjoy a return stay.

The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard, particularly the kitchen and bathrooms including very high quality appliances. The owners had obviously given a lot of thought to ensuring you have everything you need for an enjoyable holiday with your dog. There was even milk, local biscuits and a bottle of wine (& dog chew) waiting for us on arrival. We particularly liked the garden which was fully enclosed with a high fence so that we did not have to worry about our dog getting out.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for sharing your fabulous review - it certainly sounds as though you enjoyed your time in this lovely cottage, as did your four-legged friend! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

A lovely comfortable cottage ideal for our short break,we wished we could have stayed longer. The owners made us feel very welcome with a few treats, with some for our dog too! We would definitely return.

A cosy extremely clean and well equipped cottage in a quiet village.lovely ambience about the place,plenty of parking space by front door.lovely real village pub ,shop,post office/tearoom within 100yards.Small well enclosed,very tidy rear suntrap of a garden.Bedding and towels and kitchenware of excellent quality.The owners fastidious attention to details was more than apparent.Well done it fulfilled our wishes for a quiet,restful break.

A lovely cottage in an ideal location for exploring Dorset.

We had a wonderful stay at Ivy Cottage. The cottage was comfortable and in a great location a short drive from main beaches but walks on the doorstep if we didn't fancy driving out.

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