Hidden away in the grounds of a Grade II Listed former rectory, this picture-perfect cottage is a delightful Dorset escape. From the moment you pull in to the driveway you will love the peaceful surroundings you find yourself in.
Inside the cottage is cosy and welcoming, with all of the mod-cons you could wish for. The sitting-room has a gorgeous sofa for curling up on and even out-of-season you can enjoy this room thanks to the wood-burner. Upstairs there are two bedrooms that both have lovely distant views across open countryside. The second bedroom offers great flexibility with a truckle bed that can either be made up as a single or twin beds.
A baby up to six months old (non crawler) is welcome but please bring your own Moses basket.
Heading outside, the gardens are an absolute delight and you will be spoilt for somewhere to sit and enjoy a glass of something chilled. Your private lawned area adjacent to the cottage has spectacular views across the Bride Valley. A short stroll away there is a secret copse with a gorgeous Gothic folly that even boasts a wood-burner - what a place to curl up with a book and hide away!
This stretch of the Jurassic Coast is the only natural World Heritage Site in England, ranked alongside no less than the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon. You are sure to fall in love with the incredible views, abundance of history and charming atmosphere of this special place. Heading out from the village of Puncknowle (pronounced Punnel by locals), be sure to take a leisurely drive along the coast road that meanders all the way from Weymouth to Bridport. Be sure to pack your camera as there are some outstanding vistas along the way. For a pit-stop, head to Hive Beach Cafe, the beach side restaurant serving exceptional local seafood, or if you'd prefer a cosy pub then you will be spoilt for choice amongst the chocolate box villages that line the coast road.
A short drive away is the town of Bridport, a vibrant place that still has two markets a week as well as a vintage quarter that is certainly worth a trip to. If you're feeling energetic then climb up to the top of Colmer's Hill in nearby Symondsbury - we promise the view is worth it! If you are not looking to venture too far from Rectory Cottage then there are some fantastic walks right from the doorstep and you can treat yourself afterwards in the village pub, The Crown Inn.
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Separate WC and wash-basin
Utility-area with washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3') and pull out truckle bed (3') (can be made up as single or twin beds)
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please take care upstairs as there are some sloping ceilings. *Please bring your own Moses basket.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Monday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 175 yds
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Rectory Cottage was formerly the stables for the main house.
Gorgeous colours in the sitting-room.
There's everything you could need in this kitchen.
Full of character and style.
Soak up the sun in your private patio area.
Great flexibility for guests.
Rectory Cottage is in a beautiful setting.
Curl up on the sofa in front of the wood-burner.
The dining-table extends to seat four if required.
In the second bedroom the truckle bed can either be set up as a single or twins.
This area is yours to enjoy.
The family bathroom is on the first floor.
Plenty of room for your holiday clothes. The door leads through to a utility/laundry room.
The view from the upstairs Velux windows is nothing but countryside.
Hide away in this cosy corner.
In the grounds there is a sweet Gothic folly decorated with pebbles from Chesil Beach.
A grand entrance to your area of garden.
Keep an eye out for the driveway entrance.
Magnificent Chesil Beach and the famous coast road are on your doorstep.
Rural Dorset is beautiful.
A holiday in Dorset isn't complete without a trip to Lulworth Cove.
If you are feeling energetic then walk to the top of Colmer's Hill - the view is special.