Gardener's Cottage


8.9 miles N of Dorchester | Sleeps 6 + cot

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7 Nights from £942

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3

Zip and link

A stay at Gardener's Cottage brings you everything you could wish for in a holiday location - spacious rooms, beautiful furnishings and a stunning setting complete with outdoor heated swimming pool (open May - September). Situated at the end of a pretty terrace of properties, Gardener's Cottage is the largest of the four at Dominey's Yard.

Open plan living doesn't get much better than the fabulous sitting/dining-room - whether you are enjoying family meals or snuggling up in front of the wood-burner, we are sure this space will delight everyone. Even the most discerning chefs will be taken with the kitchen as it is sure to leave you wanting for nothing more. On those balmy summer evenings, throw open the kitchen door on to your private patio - we can hear the barbecue sizzling already! Just off the kitchen, there is a handy shower-room meaning each bedroom has use of its own bathroom/shower-room.

Upstairs the main bedroom is quite special and has delightful views over the garden - the perfect spot for breakfast in bed. A modern en suite finishes off this bedroom excellently. Two further bedrooms are located at the front of the cottage, giving plenty of room for all the family. The family bathroom is a delight and boasts a double ended bath.

The owners live adjacent to the cottage and whilst they are very welcoming and on hand to help, you are assured of the utmost privacy.

The grounds at Dominey's Yard are fabulous and guests are very welcome to explore the 2.5 acres of gardens where we are sure a game of hide-and-seek has to be on the agenda! A hearty vegetable patch offers guests the chance to purchase excellent produce from the owners; the farm to fork journey is almost non-existent which is sure to make your family meals that bit more special. In the wonderful grounds there is also a fantastic play area, complete with garden games. Children will love the play equipment and for adults it is a lovely spot to sit in and catch the evening sun or test out your competitive side with a game of giant Jenga or Quoits!

Once you have finished exploring the gardens, head to the outdoor heated swimming pool (open May to September and shared with three other cottages) where you are sure to make many happy holiday memories.

For larger family groups or celebrations (accommodating up to 18 guests), Dominey's Yard offers the perfect escape where everyone can have their own space. Other cottages available are Poacher's Cottage (4522), Gamekeeper's Cottage (4523) and Woodcutter's Cottage (4524)

Buckland Newton is home to the Gaggle of Geese, a friendly local pub known for serving great food and only a short stroll from the cottage. The Old Chapel village store is perfect for stocking up on locally-sourced produce. Further afield is the county town of Dorchester that still has a weekly market and is rich with Thomas Hardy history. Just five miles away from Gardener's Cottage is the infamous Cerne Abbas Giant, an ancient figure sculpted in to the hillside. For a spot of retail therapy head to the historic town of Sherborne where there are many independent boutique shops waiting to be explored.

A holiday to Dorset is of course not complete without a trip to the Jurassic Coast and within 45 minutes you will be met by the coastal beauty of this county. The seaside town of Weymouth, with its award-winning beach and mix of attractions is well worth a visit.

Ground Floor


Sitting-room with Dining-area with Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner

Kitchen with electric hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')

Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

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

Please be aware that there is a step down from the sitting/dining-room (approximately 20cm) into the kitchen and from the kitchen to the outside patio. The staircase is a traditional Dorset winder which is quite steep and narrow. As you would expect in a property of this age, there are some low beams and lintels which all add to the character of this gorgeous cottage.


  • No pets
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full electric CH

Part of Dominey's Yard

Sleeps 18 + 4 cots in 4 properties