Tranquil riverside setting
Sunny terrace set above the riverbank
Comfortable lounge overlooking the private enclosed garden and river
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Light and airy lounge with a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden
Curl up with a good book
Spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area
Sit and enjoy your meal in the dining area
Well-equipped country style kitchen
Relax in the king-size bedroom decorated with calming colours
Individually styled bathroom
Peaceful twin bedroom with views over the garden
Enclosed garden with pretty flower beds
Take time out for a picnic
Spacious garden for all the family to enjoy
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friends
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks on the terrace
Looking towards the front of the property
1 / 18  Tranquil riverside setting
2 / 18  Sunny terrace set above the riverbank
3 / 18  Comfortable lounge overlooking the private enclosed garden and river
4 / 18  Relax by the cosy wood burner
5 / 18  Light and airy lounge with a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden
6 / 18  Curl up with a good book
7 / 18  Spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area
8 / 18  Sit and enjoy your meal in the dining area
9 / 18  Well-equipped country style kitchen
10 / 18  Relax in the king-size bedroom decorated with calming colours
11 / 18  Individually styled bathroom
12 / 18  Peaceful twin bedroom with views over the garden
13 / 18  Enclosed garden with pretty flower beds
14 / 18  Take time out for a picnic
15 / 18  Spacious garden for all the family to enjoy
16 / 18  A warm welcome awaits your four legged friends
17 / 18  Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks on the terrace
18 / 18  Looking towards the front of the property

Clockmakers Cottage,

Sherborne (6.5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax by the cosy wood burner and unwind in this tranquil location, surrounded by rolling countryside
  • Spend a summer evening with drinks on the terrace overlooking the River Wriggle
  • Located on the outskirts of the village of Chetnole, a stones’ throw from the pretty town of Sherborne
  • Look out for wildlife on the banks of the river and take a walk through the adjacent copse
  • Enjoy a trip to the much photographed Jurassic Coast or take the train to Bath
  • Ideally placed for touring Dorset and Somerset, with many walking and cycling routes nearby
Property code: 53673

A spacious single storey cottage in an idyllic riverside setting. Well placed for touring the surrounding area with a network of walks on the doorstep, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.

Adjacent to the owners’ home yet offering a good degree of seclusion, this spacious, detached cottage is set in a tranquil position on the banks of the River Wriggle and is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful countryside of both Dorset and Somerset. Conveniently positioned on the edge of the pretty village of Chetnole, you will find a popular pub nearby and a useful convenience store a short drive away. Heading north from here is the charming market town of Sherborne, which has an historic abbey as well as quaint streets lined with boutique shops and artisan eateries. This picturesque area has an abundance of pretty towns and villages to explore and is ideal for walking and cycling.

A shared drive leads you to the private entrance which has a step up to the front door. Once inside the detached cottage you are met by a spacious hallway that leads firstly to the twin bedroom, which is a peaceful spot overlooking the garden. You will also find a separate WC. Heading on from here is the bright and airy lounge, which has a warming woodburner (first basket of logs included, further logs available to purchase from the owner), a double sofa bed, TV/DVD and a Juliet balcony which looks out over the private garden and gives glimpses of the river beyond. Moving along the hallway you will find the contemporary bathroom, with shower over bath and WC as well as a further king-size bedroom. The spacious kitchen/diner is well-equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer and is the ideal place to relax with the family as it also has a TV. There is also a utility area which has a dishwasher, washing machine and door leading to the terrace and garden.

Once outside you will find a sunny terrace overlooking the owners’ garden and offering lovely views of the river. You can enjoy this tranquil spot whilst using the garden furniture and BBQ supplied, located directly outside of the kitchen/diner, it’s the perfect spot for enjoying drinks or a meal outdoors. Steps lead down to a second fully enclosed garden area, with lawn and pretty flower beds. Heading back to the front of the property is an off-road parking space for one car.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower bath and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included, further available to purchase from the owner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility area with dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car only
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 14 miles, Shop 3 miles, pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in kitchen
  • Sleeps 4+1 (sofa bed available in the lounge suitable for 1 child on request, additional charge may apply, please call for further information)
  • Selection of books and board games
  • Charcoal BBQ available

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.9
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.9
Overall location
4.9

Reviewed by Linda, 11th October 2019

The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need. The owners live next door but do not bother you apart from checking that you are happy the next morning. A great place to explore Dorset. A river at the bottom of the garden with wildlife if you are lucky enough to see it.

Reviewed by A, 4th October 2019

This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in. It was warm and comfortable and the location was good. Very pleasant gardens and grounds which were ideal for dogs and children.

Reviewed by Jaen, 13th September 2019

I can't imagine any complaints if you book this cottage. My husband and I settled straight in. Of the dozens of cottages we have used over many years we have always chosen a new area to see new things so never stayed anywhere twice but I quite fancy a winter holiday there knowing that I would never be disappointed.

Reviewed by Jackie, 21st June 2019

The cottage was lovely. It was well fitted out, very dog friendly and very clean. We had a wonderful time staying there.

Reviewed by Gareth, 29th April 2019

A lovely cottage in a beautiful village with warm and lovely hosts. Perfect location for exploring Dorset especially if you come with your dog. Having breakfast on the terrace as the sun rises overlooking the stream with your dog playing in the fenced garden is a wonderful start to the day.

Reviewed by Barry, 12th April 2019

Lovely location, James and Louise made us most welcome, the extra car parking space was a bonus. The cottage was well equipped with an excellent selection of books, DVD's and tourist information. The surrounding garden and grounds were most enjoyable. Our grandson didn't wont to leave, had a great time on the zip wire and fell in love with Zoe the Read moreLab. Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 5th April 2019

The cottage is in a good location in a village setting with a good pub within walking distance and (to us) a bonus with good walks in all directions and a local train station. Its a very scenic line and we went to Bath on the train but you could also go to Weymouth and Dorchester as well as Yeovil and Frome. So you can leave the car behind. Its a gRead moreood cottage for dogs and the owners (on site) were very welcoming and helpful . It is a great choice and base from which to explore Dorset area. Hide

Reviewed by Sam, 24th March 2019

This cottage proved to be even better than the photos and was in the most scenic countryside. Very spacious and well equiped and spotlessly clean. Dog walking was fab from the front door and excellent local pub serving superb lunches and dinners just a 15 minute walk away. Great location for visiting the Jurassic coast and Lyme Regis and West Bay dRead moreefinitely worth a visit. Supermarkets nearby in Yeovil and excellent shops and coffee houses in Sherbourne. Will definitely be visiting again! Hide

Reviewed by John, 8th February 2019

Quiet, very comfortable and warm. Extremely well equipped throughout. The best cottage we've stayed in during the past 15 years. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Penny, 28th December 2018

Lovely cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings. Had a very restful break in this well appointed cottage listening to the sound of the babbling brook. Well located with lots of places to visit. Good enclosed garden for the dog. Hope to return there.

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Tranquil riverside setting
Sunny terrace set above the riverbank
Comfortable lounge overlooking the private enclosed garden and river
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Light and airy lounge with a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden
Curl up with a good book
Spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area
Sit and enjoy your meal in the dining area
Well-equipped country style kitchen
Relax in the king-size bedroom decorated with calming colours
Individually styled bathroom
Show 6 morePeaceful twin bedroom with views over the garden

Location

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