Tolpuddle Cottage


Tolpuddle | Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from £577

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Bedroom 3


This pretty thatched cottage is in the tranquil historic village of Tolpuddle, just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. An ideal base for a family holiday or perfect for friends to meet up, the village is surrounded by beautiful countryside, perfect for relaxing walks and there is a great little play area for children of all ages just two minutes from the cottage. A short drive takes you to some of Dorset's major attractions and great beaches.

Tolpuddle Cottage was recently built with cosy under-floor heating and a very sociable open plan ground floor, with kitchen, dining and living areas along with a ground floor cloakroom. Upstairs you will find the main bedroom with a king-size bed and en suite shower-room. The second bedroom has a super-king size bed which can be split into two three foot singles and the third bedroom has a truckle bed. The family bathroom has a bath with a shower.

Tolpuddle Cottage only accommodates four but has the flexibility of a truckle bed in the third bedroom that can be used on request.

Tolpuddle is the home of the Trade Union movement and the small village museum, which is free, documents the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and their fight for workers' rights; every year a festival is held in the village, which is very well attended. The local pub, The Martyrs Inn, was re-opened in 2023 after the village residents clubbed together to raise money to purchase it and it is very much the heart of the village, serving great food in a friendly atmosphere.

There is so much to explore on your doorstep; Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum, are just eight miles from Tolpuddle Cottage. Fans of Thomas Hardy can visit his birthplace and Casterbridge (Dorchester) as in The Mayor Of Casterbridge, the county town of Dorset, with some great cafes, the Tutankhamen Museum and the Dinosaur Museum, which children will remember long after their visit.

If you feel like a relaxing day on the coast, the safe sandy beaches of Studland and Weymouth are a short drive or visit the impressive geological features at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. If you are bringing bikes and/or kayaks on holiday with you, there is a lockable store in the garage behind the cottage, please contact us if you would like to request use of the store.

A short drive takes you to the historic market town of Wareham, gateway to Purbeck and the beginning of the Jurassic Coast; enjoy the National Trust's Corfe Castle or have a memorable ride on the Swanage Steam Train which runs beside this magnificent castle. Nearby historic Athelhampton House and Gardens is well worth a visit, with a restaurant to indulge in delicious holiday treats; Athelhampton House is also a wedding venue, so Tolpuddle Cottage is ideal if you want to extend your stay in Dorset after a memorable family celebration.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall

Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, Blu-ray DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or 3' twin) beds

Bedroom 3 with twin beds (truckles and recommended for children only)

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

There are steep steps from the house to the raised terrace and patio furniture, then further steps to the parking-area. In mid July, the Tolpuddle Festival is held in the village comprising of lots of visitors and live music over the course of the weekend. The festival is being held in 2024, from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 July. During this time the village will be exceptionally busy, crowded and live music will be playing most of the weekend. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 1 year old only)
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Garden furniture
  • Air source heating (under-floor)