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Dorset Cottage near coast (Puncknowle, Dorchester)

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
Large Victorian cottage set in a quiet edge of village location with a large garden and views over surrounding countryside. Located just 1.5 miles from the sea and the well known Jurassic coast with its stunning scenery. The village is close to Weymouth to the east and Bridport to the West, with Dorchester about 10 miles inland. The property comprises 2 lounges, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, 4 bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. There is a large west facing garden, and views of the Bride Valley and farmland (see pictures). There is off-street parking for one car, with further parking in the lane at the front of the property.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
1)Guests to take care of the property, especially oak/pine floors fixtures/fittings/soft furnishings. No Stiletto heels in the house as they damage wood floors. 2)Please report any damage/breakages so they can be repaired/replaced for next guests 3)Please notify the owner or caretaker/cleaner of any problems within 24 hours of arrival 4)Please follow instructions for rubbish bin collection 5)Please turn heating down at night or when you go out 6)Please turn heating & hot water OFF on departure
Bedrooms
2 Doubles1 Bunk3 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Peter G
Hosting since January 2005
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe are not resident locally but can be contacted if necessary through Trip Advisor to answer any questions you may have before booking. Once you have made made your booking and paid in full, we can liaise directly to answer any further questions. Although bed linen is provided, guests need to take their own towels. If this is not practical (due to travel by air etc.), towels can be provided for a modest additional fee. Please note that we operate a self check-in arrangement and that there will not be anyone there to greet you in person on arrival. A folder is provided at the cottage which contains all the information you should need about the property and some tourist information on local places to visit.

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Reviews (24)
jooles188
jooles188
Northampton, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect property for our family
This was a perfect property for our multi-generation family group with ages from 2 months to 67 years. Plenty of space indoors and out. We had good weather so the garden was perfect for games of cricket, but had it been cold or wet the two lounges make it perfect for playing games in one and watching tv in the other. The location is a bit remote, and the local roads are narrow, but it made each outing an adventure. No village shop, but there is a decent childrens play area. We visited beaches at West Bay (Bridport), Weymouth and the famous Chesil Beach which were all different but had their own attractions. The nearby village of Abbotsbury is worth a visit. Very pretty with Abbey ruins. We visited the sub-tropical gardens, but not the swannery. The gardens were lovely and as we had Gardeners World 2 for 1 entry cards, good value.
Visited May 2023
Written June 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roam43305188513
Roam43305188513
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ideal for a family get-together
Nice cottage in a lovely village, with stunning Dorset scenery. Must be even better in summer, but even in rainy December we were able to make the most of it, lots to see and do. Cottage is well-appointed, spacious and clean.
Visited December 2022
Written January 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marilyn F
Marilyn F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I Hoopers lane
Plenty of space. Comfortable beds and furniture. Superficially clean. Good communication. Lovely garden and great location.
Visited August 2022
Written August 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah G
Sarah G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect week in Puncknowle
We had a brilliant stay at the lovely house in Puncknowle. A large house with lots of space, well equipped kitchen and pleasant lounges.
Visited August 2022
Written August 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gina n
gina n
Chesham, United Kingdom185 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely house and setting BUT
House had comfy beds, lots of room, big garden. Near to local pub, and easy to get to weymouth etc. We did find the garden overgrown, which after a couple of days the owner got a gardener in for us. it needs alot of tlc, chairs and bbq in the shed had to wash the chairs and bbq was disgusting. Everything in shed and garage hasnt been cleared for years. The house was spacious, eco toilets left alot to be desired, having to flush several time to clear , and one kept overfilling. The owner was informed of this, he said he would do his best, but the plumber didnt get back to me, owner told me lives 100 miles away, he needs to go and look at what needs to be done. Could have been cleaner, cobwebs, bathroom floors, etc. Cleaners turned up as we were leaving, 2 men, think a woman would be better.
Visited May 2022
Written June 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam359698
Roam359698
We were let down by our gardener and we now have a new person looking after the garden who does a better job. The bbq has now been replaced with a new one. I think the outside chairs may have been used by the birds if they had been left outside the shed. Certainly a problem had developed with the upstairs toilet cistern which was replaced but it took a few attempts by the plumber to get access to make repairs -- we recommend the key is left in the keysafe when a repair is needed. Our cleaners who are highly reputable so it may be that there was a bit of a gap since our previous guests. We visited the week of 20th June and everything was in good order. Peter (Owner)
Written August 28, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anne S
Anne S
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Family House in great area
Had a lovely few days in Pucknowle. The house is very roomy with a big garden that the children loved. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. Pucknowle is a picturesque village with a good local pub and is situated close to the coast. You can walk to the coast but it’s a bit of a trek so you will need a a car.
Visited April 2022
Written April 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Explore49037394895
Explore49037394895
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely comfortable cottage
We enjoyed a great family week staying in this lovely comfortable cottage. There was plenty of room for all of us including parents, grand parents and children of varying ages. Great location only 1.5 miles from the beach, which we enjoyed walking to. We would certainly recommend a stay and will be going back.
Visited October 2021
Written November 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nomad59820116865
Nomad59820116865
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place easy access to Weymouth and surrounding area
Great place to stay, lovely garden. The house has everything you need. Easy access to Weymouth and Hive beach. Good pubs nearby
Visited July 2021
Written July 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nnqaewat
Nnqaewat
Oxford, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice place to stay in tranquil surroundings
We stayed a week and enjoyed it. It's a spacious house with all the main things well catered for- dry and fresh, good heating system easily regulated, well equipped kitchen (though a bit minimalist in terms of the cooking basics- decent supply of condiments would have been welcome), good quality, firm beds and so on. The garden does need some TLC though- grass hadn't been cut for some time, and some attention to some shrubs and trees- probably with a chainsaw- wouldn't come amiss. Brambles growing through pretty well everywhere are getting to be a bit of a child hazard. But that's all easily dealt with, and I wouldn't want to give an overall impression that was anything other than positive. It is a very pleasant family-sized home, a couple of miles from Chesil Beach, and we would happily stay again.
Visited June 2021
Written July 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael W
Michael W
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Puncknowle Special
This cottage is spacious allowing several members of a family or friends to stay. The two sitting rooms are handy if somebody wishes to avoid the TV. Comfortable beds with two bathrooms or washing areas.Kitchen well equipped with plates and cutlery though a few more items like pyrex dishes would help. Safe large garden suitable for children to kick a ball around. The cottage is in a quiet attractive part of Dorset. Great place to stay.
Visited August 2020
Written September 10, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
Puncknowle is one of several villages located in the Bride Valley. The other villages are Litton Cheney, Swyre, Shipton Gorge, Chilcombe, Little Breedy and Long Breedy. Burton Bradstock sits at the end of the valley where the river enters the sea through a gap in the cliffs. Today the river is more like a stream, but the depth of the valley is perhaps an indicator of its former size; The name of the river derives from a Celtic word meaning boiling or gushing. Relics of ancient civilisations abound in the valley and in the surrounding area. The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site that extends from from Orcombe Point near Exmouth in the west to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in the east. Its entire length of 96 miles can be walked on the South West Coast Path. The site has been named as the fifth-greatest natural wonder in Britain. Chesil Beach is more or less at the mid-point of the Jurassic Coast so you can explore fairly easily in either direction. The coastal geology displays many unusual landforms, including the natural arch at Durdle Door, the cove at Lulworth, the Isle of Portland, and Chesil Beach, all worth visiting. The highest point on the Jurassic Coast, and on the entire south coast of Britain, is Golden Cap, just beyond Lyme Regis, at 191metres (627 ft). This can be seen from various points on the coast including the beach at Burton Bradstock (4 miles). Burton Bradstock is the nearest recognised beach for swimming and has a National Trust.car park and cafe.
Getting around
You really do need a car to make the most of your visit to this beautiful area.
Access
Car required
How to get there
A35 from Dorchester, then head into the Bride Valley towards the coast. Location is approximately 15 minutes from Dorchester, 10 minutes from Bridport, 20 minutes from Weymouth.. Please remember to take your own towels

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dorset Cottage near coast (Puncknowle, Dorchester)

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