Welcome to Woodcutter's Cottage.
A very stylish kitchen awaits the chef!
Find a sunny spot and have a dip in the pool.
Delightful crisp white linen and super soft throws complete this bedroom.
Picture perfect!
Super comfy sofas to sink back in to.
The twin bedroom has delightful views over the gardens.
Woodcutter's Cottage is part of a pretty terrace.
Your patio area is private and tucked away at the back of the cottage.
Lazy breakfasts are in order.
Time for bed after a busy day exploring...
There are 2.5 acres of grounds that you are welcome to explore.
Fluffy white towels complete this family bathroom.
The staircase is a traditional Dorset winder which is quite steep and narrow but there is a rope handrail all the way up.
Peeking through to the sitting-room from the kitchen (please mind the step).
Just gorgeous!
Enjoy family meals and admire the original, restored wood.
What a great space for children to play!
So much space in which to relax.
Sherborne is a historic market town with an 8th Century Abbey.
Rural Dorset is beautiful.
Hop in the car heading south west and you will reach Lyme Regis with its historic cobb and renowned eateries.

Woodcutter's Cottage

4524

8.9 miles N of Dorchester / Sleeps 4 + cot

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

Nearest pub

The Gaggle of Geese (150 yards)

A family friendly pub with acres of gardens, a skittle alley and pygmy goats to say hello to! Food is locally sourced and made in house with daily specials on offer. The kids will love the play bus and crazy golf.

Nearest beach

Bowleaze Cove Beach (15 miles)

Bowleaze Cove Beach nestles into Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, sitting at the far end of the sandy arch stretching from Weymouth. A sand and pebble mix, Bowleaze Beach is dog-friendly year-round and there are facilities nearby. It is popular amongst families in the summer, as well as anglers and water sports enthusiasts.

Nearest walk

Minterne Gardens (1 ¾ miles)

Open daily from 1st February to the end of December and with free parking in the car park opposite, a wander around these gardens is a must. The trail around the garden is about a mile long and is a lovely way to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Nearest town

Yetminster (6 ¾ miles)

A pretty village on the river Wiggle, worth a visit to see the honey coloured limestone cottages. At the heart of the village you'll find the Oak House Stores, a grade II listed building famed for its cheese and local produce.

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

September 2020

The Old School Gallery and Cafe

Home made light lunches and cakes - very delicious! Plus a shop selling unusual gifts and Local produce. Highly recommended.

Also nearby

Stourhead (19 miles)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

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

June 2021

A highlight of our 5 night stay

We stayed in nearby Nunney for 5 nights. Stourhead was definitely our top pick. On a sunny day it was absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning and it was nice to have a well-earned ice-cream in the pretty courtyard of the pub after a good walk. There are plenty of spots for taking beautiful pictures. We'd be interested to return one Autumn or see it covered in snow too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe October 2014

Magical!

This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013

Superb

A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Minterne House and Gardens (1 ¾ miles)

Minterne House and Gardens nestle in a valley in the beautiful Dorset countryside, described by Simon Jenkins in 'England's 1000 Best Houses' as a "corner of paradise". The 18th Century gardens feature lakes, waterfalls, all kinds of rare trees and an incredible rhododendron collection. A profusion of spring bulbs and magnolias provide the colour in spring, followed by flowering Japanese cherries and streams lined with primulas and other water plants in summer. The garden is particularly noted for its autumn colouring. Open March to November.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Beautiful rich gardens to wander around and with picnic facilities provided you could easily spend a relaxing day here.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A lovely spot for a picnic. The streams and ponds really come alive in spring and summer when the water lillies and primulas add their colour to these delightful gardens.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Spectacular Views

There are spectacular views of the estate and surrounding countryside from the hilltop terraces. The Maples and Acers are stunning in autumn.

Henley Hillbillies (¾ mile)

A 200 acre estate offering quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, archery and hovercraft racing.

Plumber Manor (6 ¾ miles)

Crisp white table linen, impeccable service and fabulous food.

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

Mrs Marston September 2020

Amazing Food

If you are looking for something a bit more than pub food you can't beat Plumber Manor - the food is outstanding, very relaxed and in the present difficult circumstances excellent safety measures! Well worth a visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Carsley July 2011

Excellent food in beautiful country house. In all guides. Welcoming atmosphere. A special night out.

Bulbarrow Hill (5 ½ miles)

Bulbarrow Hill is probably the best known hill in Dorset and is a chalk hill site of an Iron Age hill fort - the name comes from barrows or burial mounds on the hill. Standing at 274m (899ft) high and giving the longest view in Dorset, with spectacular views over five counties, Bulbarrow Hill is the second highest point in Dorset and is a very popular beauty spot.

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

July 2011

Spectacular views over rolling country side. Breathtaking and unspoilt. The "top of the world".

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