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Priory Farm Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Appealing chocolate-box cottage situated on a 400-acre Dorset farm
  • Surrounded by countryside with wonderful walks from the doorstep
  • An easy drive from the sea at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
  • Large enclosed garden with patio area for enjoying meals outside
  • Swimming, fishing trips, diving and boat rides all available locally
  • For provisions visit nearby Wareham for shops and eateries
Property code: IC097

Surrounded by fields of cows and sheep, this charming cottage has been tastefully decorated inside to compliment its many original features.

This pretty thatched cottage is beautifully situated on a 400 acre farm in rolling Purbeck countryside. The farm is home to cows, sheep, free range chickens and ducks on the duck pond. The cottage enjoys a delightful location, well away from busy roads and surrounded by gardens and fields. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area and visitors are welcome to explore the farm and join footpaths leading to the nearby River Frome. Purbeck is renowned for its Jurassic coastline and dramatic coastal path. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are only ten minutes drive away. At Lulworth swimming, fishing trips, diving, rib rides and the Fossil Forest can be enjoyed and there is an area of coastal path extending westwards to Weymouth and to Studland in the east. The Saxon town of Wareham is within a ten-minute drive and here, there are a variety of shops, and visitors can enjoy boating on the river. The sandy beaches of Studland and Swanage are within a 20-minute drive. Studland offers miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and Swanage has the facilities of a seaside resort including boating, fishing, diving, amusements and the added attraction of Swanage Steam Railway.

Priory Farm Cottage is a chocolate-box detached property in a secluded position, with gorgeous gardens. The cottage dates back over 200 years and care has been taken to retain original beams, pretty windows and some flagstone floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious sitting room with comfortable sofas, an arm chair, large flat-screen wall mounted television with Freesat and DVD player, and a wood burning stove; a fitted kitchen with a granite worktop, Belfast sink, fridge freezer with iced water facility, electric Rayburn microwave and dishwasher; a utility room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer; a shower room with built in shower, WC and small basin; a second sitting room with a television and games for children.

Upstairs there are fitted carpets and three bedrooms; two beautiful double rooms and a single room, plus a tiled bathroom with bath, hand shower with wall attachment, basin and WC. All of the bedrooms have garden views and the double bedrooms have televisions. Central heating, logs and electricity are provided without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be made available at a small cost. A stairgate and WiFi internet are provided without extra charge and telephone available.

Priory Farm Cottage has large gardens which are fenced and hedged. There are open areas of lawn, two areas with garden furniture where meals can be enjoyed outside, a barbecue and a large Wendy House for children to explore. A garden room within the confines of the cottage has comfortable seating which provides another attractive place to relax. There is a separately fenced area of garden with a lily pond, and visitors have use of an orchard area with a climbing frame, slide, sand pit and swings, as well as a basket ball net and small football nets. A private drive leads to the cottage and there is parking space beside the property for three to four cars. One dog is permitted by agreement as long as it is not allowed in the main cottage, but kept in the enclosed covered area at the rear of the cottage and in the garden room, and utility room which this area adjoins.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower over the bath with WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric Rayburn, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Local amenities and facilities within easy driving distance
  • Wood burner with logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed gardens with furniture, BBQ, Wendy house and garden room
  • Lily pond, swings, climbing frame, slid, sandpit, basketball hoops and football nets in available on-site
  • Off-road parking for 3-4 cars
  • 1 dog welcome (please restrict dog to enclosed yard, and utility room)

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Guest comments

Reviewed by James Andrew Paddock March 2018

A lovely cottage, with all you need, well equipped for children, of all ages. We really enjoyed our stay despite the weather, well it was early March. Try Poosticks from the bridge over the stream/ford. Wonderfull memories.

Reviewed by Ross Muir November 2017

Very well equipped. Excellent garden. Good base for travelling.

Reviewed by Carolyn Cole October 2017

Beautiful cottage which felt very homely and comfortable. Lots of very thoughtful touches from welcome pack in the fridge when we arrived to an abundance of local information to make the best of the excellent location. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Rosalyn Borra August 2017

We had 3 boys who loved to play outside, great to see them running around enjoying themselves and not have to worry about outside traffic, great gardens very relaxing with glass of wine x

Reviewed by Lisa Buckner August 2017

A great cosy cottage for a lovely family holiday.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Sherliker May 2017

What a gem! From the outside this beautiful thatched cottage with its secluded garden is a picture of times gone by. Inside has all mod cons and is tastefully decorated and furnished. The owners kindly left us some scrumptious goodies as a welcome pack. Thank you

Reviewed by Bryan Riddle April 2017

Fantastic Cottage, very picturesque, great location and very much appreciated the welcome hamper. We will definitely come again!

Reviewed by Elaine Derry November 2016

A comfortable well-equipped cottage in peaceful surroundings. Owners are down the drive if needed but the cottage is very private with a wonderful garden. We didn't have children with us but it would be a fantastic place for children with the garden to explore and a paddock to play in.

Reviewed by Lucy Newman November 2015

We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful cottage. Such a lovely location and every detail of the house itself was perfect and so cosy. The kids absolutely loved it all as well. Highly recommended .

Reviewed by Paul Sharp September 2015

Really enjoyed staying in the cottage. Our 2 year old boy loved all the toys and the play equipment so much that he didn't want to go out! The groceries left by the owners was a very nice touch.

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Location

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