Front view of the cottage and garden
A perfect place to sit back an relax
Snuggle in front of the fire and enjoy a good book
A light and bright kitchen/dining area
Cook up a fabulous family meal in the kitchen
Enjoy breakfast in the lovely garden
Looking down the garden to the cottage
A cosy single bedroom
Shower Room and WC
Downstiars family bathroom with WC
Spacious back lawn dotted with fruit trees
Front view of cottage
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2 / 15  A perfect place to sit back an relax
3 / 15  Snuggle in front of the fire and enjoy a good book
4 / 15  A light and bright kitchen/dining area
5 / 15  Cook up a fabulous family meal in the kitchen
6 / 15  Enjoy breakfast in the lovely garden
7 / 15  Looking down the garden to the cottage
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11 / 15  A cosy single bedroom
12 / 15  Shower Room and WC
13 / 15  Downstiars family bathroom with WC
14 / 15  Spacious back lawn dotted with fruit trees
15 / 15  Front view of cottage

Lavender Cottage - Whitcombe

Whitcombe, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
3
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming thatched cottage with a spacious lawn for afternoons in the sun and an open fire for winter nights, ideal for a family getaway
  • Located in the ancient hamlet of Whitcombe
  • Easy access to Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 100 metres from the Dorchester road
Property code: DC089

An 18th-century thatched stone cottage set in a hugely picturesque hamlet, this property overlooks a 12th-century church and provides an idyllic base for rest and relaxation.

Only 2.5 miles from Dorchester town centre, a wealth of eateries, boutiques and attractions are in easy reach. The Keep Military Museum, 3 miles away, provides a great day out for all the family, especially on rainy days. 7.5 miles away, Sculpture by the Lakes is best enjoyed when the sun is out to play. For the perfect picture opportunity and breath of fresh air, head 10 miles away to Durdle Door – the world-famous limestone arch.

A family-friendly home-from-home, this property invites guests of all generations to immediately settle in. Come in through the front door and step into a hallway. Branching off into different directions, the hallway leads you to the downstairs bathroom on your right (equipped with bath with electric shower overhead)) and the lounge on your left. A hugely cosy space with quaint cottage vibes, the lounge has exposed beams along the ceiling and an open fire. Choose from a wide variety of books, games and DVDs, and snuggle into a sofa. Back into the hall, another door takes you into the light and bright kitchen, which will be a popular hub for foodies. It offers plenty of modern conveniences, including an oven with an electric hob, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave, a toaster, a dishwasher and even a washing machine. Sat in the middle of the room, a dining table awaits meals at home. Climb the stairs to discover the cottage’s three bedrooms, including one king, one double and a single with a pull-out single underneath. Also upstairs is the second bathroom, home to a walk-in shower cubicle and a WC.

Outside, a spacious lawn dotted with fruit trees lends itself perfectly to long summer afternoons. Watch as the kids let off steam on the grass and light up the BBQ for home-cooked feasts. For added convenience, there is also parking available for two cars accessed through a five-bar gate.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king, 1 double, 1 single with a pull-out single underneath
  • 2 bathrooms: downstairs WC with bath and electric shower overhead, upstairs WC with walk-in shower
  • Oven with electric hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV, radio
  • Open fire - logs included October - end of April
  • Central heating
  • Garden with seating
  • BBQ
  • Driveway parking for up to two cars
  • Shop within 1.5 miles
  • Pub within 1.5 miles

Chris Franklin

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert, 13th October 2020

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Reviewed by Peter, 25th September 2020

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A warm, comfortable cottage close to main roads, enabling drives to many towns in the area and handy for a large supermarket. A good shower and comfortable bed. We enjoyed having coffee in the large garden, which was ideal for our two dogs to play in.

Reviewed by M, 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jane, 21st August 2020

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Perfectly peaceful and well equipped cottage in a lovely location with easy access to many areas of Dorset. The garden was much bigger than I thought from advert, really lovely. Would definitely recommend and return.

Reviewed by Peter, 31st July 2020

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Wonderful cottage in quiet lovely location. Nice large garden and ample parking.

Reviewed by R A, 17th July 2020

Reviewed by Steven, 21st February 2020

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A really picturesque cottage and setting. Old charm, almost going back to stay at your granny's. Lots of home comforts.

Reviewed by Richard, 14th February 2020

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Really nice cottage. Private and quiet and really cosy in what was a dire weather week! Thank you.

Reviewed by Pat, 23rd December 2019

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Lovely comfortable cottage, very well equited. The garden was just perfect for our two dogs. Hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Richard, 2nd October 2019

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A lovely cottage in a very quiet location but not too far from places to visit.

Reviewed by Anthony, 14th September 2019

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Great cottage. Brilliant location for exploring Thomas Hardy country.

Reviewed by David, 23rd August 2019

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A charming cottage in a peaceful and lovely location. A very nice garden to relax in and especially good for exercising dogs. Fairly central location with easy access to town ,coast and country.

Reviewed by C, 12th July 2019

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Fantastic time at lavender cottage the garden was great for the dogs the house was beautiful, the owner did come and replace the high chair as the one there was very grubby, he also replaced the gas bottle in the bbq as it was not working and he could not do enough for us.

Reviewed by D, 7th June 2019

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Lovely country cottage- very quiet location but not far from great places to visit. Big enclosed garden the dogs loved.

Reviewed by Mrs J Barrons, 29th April 2019

A lovely stay.

Reviewed by Mr C Prout, 28th February 2019

This is a very comfortable location in a nice location, we would use this cottage again.

Reviewed by Miss P Kirwan, 7th January 2019

Very sweet little cottage, everything beautifully done. Very well equipped with everything you might need and lots of wood for fires.

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Front view of the cottage and garden
A perfect place to sit back an relax
Snuggle in front of the fire and enjoy a good book
A light and bright kitchen/dining area
Cook up a fabulous family meal in the kitchen
Enjoy breakfast in the lovely garden
Looking down the garden to the cottage
A cosy single bedroom
Show 3 moreShower Room and WC

Location

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