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Stable Cottage - Dorchester,

Briantspuddle, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed building full of character and charming features
  • Historic features from its past as a horse stable make it a unique stay you will never forget
  • Sought-after location in the heart of beautiful hotspots and close to the coast
  • Convenient additions such as a boot room and an en-suite bathroom
  • Beautiful exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and a thatched roof
  • The centrepiece of one of England’s breathtaking rural villages
Property code: DC156

This beautiful cottage has maintained the elements of its past to offer an undeniably charming property loaded with character in picturesque rural surroundings.

This charming Grade II listed 18th century former stables sits in the heart of an idyllic rural English village. Full of character, the property boasts exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. If you can bear to tear yourself away you are within 10 minutes’ drive of places such as Monkey World, Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and Thomas Hardy’s Cottage. The beautiful Jurassic Coast with Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle are 20 minutes away and the seaside resorts of Weymouth, Poole, Swanage and Studland are within 30 minutes. Dorchester, the county town, is 10 miles away, offering a selection of independent shops and restaurants. Alternatively, explore the lovely surrounding countryside on foot with miles of footpaths to enjoy and dog-friendly pubs within 5 miles.

The property has authentic wooden floors and exposed wooden beams through all of its spaces. The old stable door leads to the entrance hall and kitchen which is equipped with beautiful beech worktops. From the kitchen, you can stroll between the original archway to the main sitting and dining area. This spectacle of a room will have you conjuring up evenings relaxing with a good read and a homely meal. It has a vaulted ceiling with numerous decorated beams and windows that add to its uniqueness. On the ground floor, there is also a twin bedroom with a fairy-tale-like seating space below the window that could be the perfect nook or cosy hideaway. Alongside this bedroom is a spacious bathroom that accommodates a bath with shower over. Moving upstairs and you will be greeted by a king-size bedroom with a 6ft bed and another vaulted ceiling and the furnishings to match. Not to forget the room’s en-suite bathroom with modern shower. Please note, there is reduced head height in the eaves in the upstairs bedroom and bathroom.

From the outside, the property looks like it fell out of the pages of an English poet's notebook. Its thatched roof and clear history as horse stables make it even more intriguing and beautiful. The garden is exceptionally flat with a laid lawn and pathway to an entertaining area equipped with chairs and a table. Plants, shrubs and flower beds pave the way to an old boot room which now provides the perfect storage place for any lucky visitors’ footwear, coats and even bicycles.


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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 downstairs with a bathtub with shower over and 1 en-suite shower
  • Kitchen includes a cooker, refrigerator, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and freezer
  • TV/DVD
  • Central heating
  • Roadside parking on the village lane
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Outside boot room with storage for bicycles
  • Local pub 2 miles
  • Shop and social club 30 yards
  • Dorchester 10 miles
  • The coast 8 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 3

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen, 16th March 2020

Excellent cottage, fully equipped with all you need ( no tumble Dryer). One of the best we have stayed in. We had four adults staying here and found no problems with privacy as the one bedroom upstairs has its own shower/toilet and the downstairs is away from living space and very private.

Reviewed by Chris, 7th March 2020

Perhaps reducing price for shorter stays

Reviewed by Chris, 2nd February 2020

We had an absolutely wonderful 4 day stay with our dog jack. The cottage is a real treat,spacious , warm and cosy fitted out with everything you could ask for and a wonderful selection of dvds, books games etc. Location is excellent with lovely walks for us and jack the dog. Strongly recommend this holiday stay .

Reviewed by Tim, 21st December 2019

Delightful, a real 'thatched cottage' experience in a wonderful friendly and delightful village. Plenty of space it was warm and inviting and incredibly well equipped! We had the Christmas week and the cottage was very tastefully and exquisitely decorated, complete with tree - and a gift from the owners (thankyou!) Even the dog felt at home the minRead moreute he walked in. It was a sheer joy to stay there for the Christmas break. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy, 5th October 2019

One of the best equipped holiday cottages we have stayed in over a 30 plus year period. Great location. Very comfortable.

Reviewed by Derek, 7th September 2019

Dont hesitate to book Stable Cottage, you will enjoy a restful, very comfortable holiday

Reviewed by Danielle, 24th August 2019

Stable Cottage is a comfortable, well- equipped holiday cottage in an idyllic setting. It is an ideal location from which to explore the Dorset countryside.

Reviewed by Melvyn, 17th August 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful village. Plenty of space. Very quiet. Perfect for rewinding and relaxing.

Reviewed by Christine, 27th July 2019

My holiday in Stable Cottage with my daughter and her partner was wonderful! The cottage was truly a home from home, with all the cleanliness ,comfort, equipment and facilities! and the welcome pack was much appreciated! I am 82 and disabled so really enjoyed the beautiful enclosed garden with my old dog who loved the freedom to meander around. I cRead moreannot fault this lovely cottage and highly recommend it. I hope to visit again soon. Thank you! Hide

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