Tolpuddle is the middle cottage in the photo, the parking is behind the cottages, turn right before the white thatched cottage.
The sitting-area has books, games and a wood-burner effect electric stove for cosy winter evenings.
The open plan kitchen is very well-equipped and has plenty of space to create some delicious holiday treats.
This lovely open plan cottage allows for a very sociable holiday.
The dining-area has French doors that lead out to the raised terrace.
This pretty area leads from the French doors up to the raised terrace.
This great little play area is a two minute walk from the cottage, it has an enclosed gated-area for small children.
The raised deck behind the cottage has steep steps, please supervise children. Steps then continue up to the parking-area.
Nearby Athelhampton House and Gardens are well worth a visit, they have a restaurant there too.
Bedroom 1 has a comfy five-foot bed and en suite shower-room; it is at the back of the cottage.
Another view of Bedroom 1 which shows the en suite shower-room.
Another view of Bedroom 1 which looks out at the terrrace at the back of the cottage.
Bedroom 2 has a six-foot 'zip and link' bed, seen here as two three-foot singles, but can be made up as a super-king size.
Bedroom 2 is at the front of the cottage and has a six foot 'zip and link' bed, which can be made up as two three-foot single beds if you prefer.
The family bathroom has a shower over the bath
The modern family bathroom is at the front of the cottage.
Another view of the terrace, which catches the sun.
Bedroom 3 looks out over the garden and has a truckle bed, which has a second mattress beneath, suitable for sleeping two children.
A very well-equipped kitchen with electric hob and oven.
The Martyrs Inn is a five minute stroll from Tolpuddle Cottage and guests will receive a 10% discount.
This spectacular view is of Chesil Beach, with Portland in the background taken from the Jurassic Coast road between Weymouth and Bridport; fabulous views in both directions.
The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum in the village tells a very interesting story and is free to visit.
The Saxon walled town of Wareham is gateway to the Jurassic Coast. Kayak hire is available and Wareham Quay has a market and live bands in  the summer months.
The little village green and memorial shelter gives details of the village's historic past.
From the other direction, this shows the access to the parking behind the cottage.
Nearby Monkey World is a great day out for all the family.
Corfe Castle stands imposingly above the village of Corfe. The Swanage steam railway runs along the side of the village and stops at the little station there.
Just a 15 minute drive will take you to Bovington Tank Museum.
Taken from the Corfe to Studland Road, from this viewpoint you can see Poole's natural harbour in one direction, and in the other Bournemouth bay across to the Isle of Wight.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast starts at Old Harry Rock, near Studland.
Lyme Regis is a fabulous town to visit, always so much to see and do.
This cottage extends a warm welcome
This is the parking space, up behind the three cottages.
The landing leads to the family bathroom.
Tolpuddle Cottage is recently built but in a very traditional style.
The Isle of Portland from the clifftop car park at Ringstead, a short drive from the cottage.
Nearby Bockhampton woods - a great place to visit, Hardy's Cottage and visitor centre are here too.
Nearby Brownsea Island Nature Reserve is a short boat trip from Poole Harbour and makes for a great day out, the red squirrels and peacocks are delightful for children to watch.
Tolpuddle Cottage is surrounded by countryside with some fabulous views.
The magnificent Jurassic Coast, looking east from Durdle Door.
The Juassic Coast as viewed from Greenhill Gardens at Weymouth.
The New Forest National Park is less than a one hour drive from Tolpuddle.

Tolpuddle Cottage

3752

Tolpuddle / Sleeps 6 + cot*

7 Nights from £580 - £1260

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Martyrs' Inn (300 yards)

Named after the 19th Century Tolpuddle Martyrs, a group of farm labourers who famously rose up against landowners in demand of better pay and working conditions.

Nearest beach

Ringstead Beach (8 ½ miles)

Once used by smugglers, Ringstead’s shingle beach is set in the Jurassic Coastline and boasts beautiful views. With parking available in the nearby National Trust carpark, there is a fair walk downhill to the beach. Dogs are welcome all year. Make sure you keep an eye out for fossils.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans July 2009

Apart from Studland this is our favourite beach spot in West Dorset. Parking is free at top of the hill but it's a longish walk down; you pay to use the toll road down to the car park near the beach.

Nearest walk

The Lawrence of Arabia Trail (4 ¼ miles)

This circular walk of just under seven miles takes you away from the coast and along country lanes, through woodland and heathland. Parking is available at the museum but you will be required to visit the museum if you use the car park.

Nearest town

Tolpuddle (¼ mile)

Between Dorchester and Poole, deep in Dorset’s hilly countryside, Tolpuddle is a picture postcard village of thatched cottages, leafy lanes and a pretty church. The village is famous for its Tolpuddle Martyrs, a group of agricultural workers who attempted to form the first ever trade union but whose efforts resulted in their deportation to Australia as criminals. A museum in the village now tells the tale through a series of fascinating exhibits.

Also nearby

Sculpture by the Lake (2 miles)

Visit this beautiful location to view these sculptures which demonstrate and individual artist flair. Set beside these picturesque lakes the sculptures unite with the environment.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Cowley September 2014

We thought the sculptures were absolutely fantastic, and the gardens, wooded areas and lakes in which they were situated added to the wow factor. We hope to visit again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans August 2011

This beautiful place is 100 metres from our cottage (The Stables) - the sculptures are fantastic and you could spend all day there with a cool box and picnic! You can only book via their website (link above).

Monkey World (4 ¾ miles)

The whole spectrum from chimpanzees and orangutans to marmosets - most have been rescued and all are incredible. This sanctuary does an amazing job at looking after the animals, yet allowing the public to enjoy them, without making too much of a spectacle. Fascinating, sad, heart-warming and fun - you can't tire of the monkey antics but there are impressive play parks for the kids to imitate the apes, should they so wish.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mason August 2015

NOT a zoo-more a monkey rest home!

Had a fantastic day at Monkey World.We were a party of four with ages from 10 to 73 and to be honest the two older ladies didnt expect much.I can honestly say that every one of us thoroughly enjoyed everything about it(not least the wonderful monkeys!)Very well set up for disabled and spotlessly clean everywhere.Food good and not too expensive.All in all a great place to enjoy a day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Kay to the Tee December 2013

Wowzers

If you like monkeys, this is the place to go. Initially we were disappointed as on a cold November day, the monkeys were keeping warm inside, plus we thought it was really small. But then we realised we were being silly and discovered the other 90% of park - amazing! It's big, beautiful and all about the monkeys. The monkeys are incredible and the work done at this sanctuary is heartwarming (though the back stories heartbreaking). It is primarily a rescue centre, not an entertainment venue, but there are play parks for the kids, picnic areas and shops. Highly recommended.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

Great Day Out

Thoroughly recommend Monkey World - its fantastic but avoid busy holiday periods if you really want to study the primates.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans February 2009

Monkey World is a great day out for adults as well as kids! It's a rescue centre for all kinds of apes, so your visit is also doing some good.

Moreton Tea Rooms (3 ¼ miles)

Situated in the old school at Moreton, stop off for a cream tea or the Sunday carvery. They can't be bad as they won the South West cafe/Tearoom of the Year at the Taste of the West Awards 2010.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Cornish September 2011

Blast form the past

This place serves some serious tea! As well as just being able to get a standard cup of 'builders' you can get a huge range of other more exciting teas. Lovely place to drop in on if you fancy a proper cup of tall poured tea.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans March 2010

Excellent tea rooms close to Lawrence of Arabia's grave and the lovely moreton Church. They have a great bistro on Friday and Saturday nights too.

Athelhampton House and Gardens (1 ½ miles)

The beautifully preserved 15th Century manor house has stunning interiors resplendent with antique furnishings. The famous formal gardens incorporate a series of tranquil, sophisticated spaces, including the great court with its giant pyramids, simple plantings of roses, clematis and tulips, fountains and pools laden with water lillies, a canal and the River Piddle. The 15th Century dovecote still houses white doves. Stop off for some home-cooked refreshment at the Topiary Restaurant. Open March to October.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

A beautiful place with lots to day - a lovely day out for all!

The gardens were very interesting with fountains, walled gardens, ponds etc. Very well maintained and beautiful whatever the weather. I'm sure this would be a perfect venue for a wedding, which they do cater for. I also found the food in the restaurant of very good quality. Would definitely recommend a visit!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A Treasure Trove

A lovely day out. The staff here are very friendly and welcoming, the food is delicious and the house is a real treasure trove, full of beautiful antique furniture and artwork. Not to mention the gardens, where you can spend many a happy hour exploring among the ponds, fountains, walled gardens and fabulous topiary giant pyramids.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A charming, quintessentially English garden. With meadows and wide lawns, there are plenty of different styles to enjoy.

Clouds Hill (2 ¾ miles)

Now a National Trust property, Clouds Hill was once the Dorset home of Lawrence of Arabia. There is an exhibition detailing Lawrence's extraordinary life and his grave can be found in the churchyard of St Nicholas Church in Moreton. There is also a beautiful new trail through rhododendrons to a delightful picnic spot on top of the hill. House open March to October only.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Smith June 2012

A charming stop - allow 30-45 minutes to visit the cottage.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans November 2010

A great visit, particularly for NT Members. Combine it with a walk around the Lawrence Trail and take in Moreton Church/Tearooms and Lawrence's grave at Moreton

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