The beautifully furnished sitting/dining-room.
The gardens are beautiful and you are most welcome to explore.
The kitchen is excellently equipped and has a door out to your private patio. The downstairs WC is tucked behind the wooden door on the right.
Soft linens assure you of a peaceful sleep.
Just imagine yourself sitting here! The outdoor pool is fully heated.
This very pretty twin bedroom looks out over the garden.
Be sure to enjoy some of the fabulous local Dorset produce.
Poacher's Cottage is the first cottage on the left.
We love the character of the beautiful hand-made staircase.
Modern and bright; this is the shower-room upstairs.
Original features aplenty!
Welcome to Poacher's Cottage.
Light up the wood-burner and enjoy cosy evenings.
And relax...
What a luxurious shower!
The Cerne Abbas Giant is a stone's throw away.
Fabulous Chesil beach.
Corfe Castle is a 45 minute drive away but certainly worth the trip.

Poacher's Cottage


8.9 miles N of Dorchester / Sleeps 4 + cot

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I would definitely recommend this cottage. The cottage and gardens were lovely. The bedding and towels were so white . Nigel and Adele were friendly . Beautiful homemade cake waiting for us amongst several other provisions. I felt comfortable the minute I walked in and it isn't very often I can say that.

Excellent standard of accommodation. Beautiful gardens and heated pool a bonus too. Great location for walks and exploring local sights. Owners very helpful and clearly appreciate how to make their guests feel very welcome and comfortable.

Quiet rural setting, well located to access much of Dorset.

The cottage met all our expectations. The gardens were exceptional, a real treat, along with the wonderfully warm swimming pool. Very under-sold in the publicity. The welcome pack had a local emphasis and was very much appreciated.

We had a fantastic stay at Poachers Cottage - Domineys Yard for a long weekend in April.

The complex has just been through a major refurbishment and the owners have put their heart and soul into making it a perfect place to stay for their guests, nothing has been forgotten and it’s equipped to a high standard you won’t want for anything whilst you’re there. The decor and soft furnishings make it feel very homely. The shower is amazing!

The gardens are fabulous and the area itself is so tranquil and pretty - it’s a great place to visit for families. Beaches are near by as well as lots of other activities, great pubs and places to eat. For animal lovers you will often see people on horse back on the country lanes, pheasants playing in the garden and rabbits chasing the birds - delightful!

Highly recommended this place and we will certainly be back!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful review; the owners' hard work has certainly resulted in a wonderful holiday retreat, and we're delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay. Tanya, Customer Support

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