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. 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 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.

  • 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 19 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.6
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.7

Reviewed by Katie, 25th October 2018

The cottage was lovely. Great location and the owners even provided a cot and high chair which were fantastic. A very enjoyable stay and I would definitely go back again.

Reviewed by Colin, 28th September 2018

Spacious and comfortable. James was very welcoming and helpful. Extremely dog friendly, especially with access to the gardens and stream. Excellent position for touring and walking in Dorset. Felt very much at home there.

Reviewed by Linda, 21st September 2018

A lovely comfortable well equipped cottage with a riverside setting that was in a good location to visit all the sites of this beautiful county of Dorset. The garden was secure for our dog and the owner very welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by P, 14th September 2018

A very comfortable, well equipped, quiet, peaceful cottage in beautiful surroundings, just right for our much needed rest. The field was spot on for our ageing lab,not too far and enough space to exercise. The local pub served fab lunches. Host James was charming and helpful.

Reviewed by Barry, 7th September 2018

This cottage was just right for us and our dog. Very comfy and quiet just what we needed. Not too far from shops and places to visit. Our journey there was not too good and wish this cottage was nearer - we would go there again like a shot!

Reviewed by Rachel, 25th August 2018

A really comfortable and peaceful place. A lovely cottage in a great location and the owner was very welcoming.

Reviewed by Michael, 10th August 2018

If you are looking for a quiet , relaxing holiday then this is perfect. The local pub is a steady 15 min walk nd does excellent food , although the vegetarian option is very limited

Reviewed by Mark, 27th July 2018

We had a great time staying at Clockmaker's Cottage and will have many happy memories of our holiday there. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The house is in a lovely, quiet spot and we had some peaceful days relaxing there, as well as energetic ones exploring Dorset. Our son loved using the zip wire and fishing for minnows in the stream atRead more the bottom of the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin, 29th June 2018

Very peaceful, rural, quiet tranquil.village. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner of the cottage very kindly looked after our dog . So we could visit monkey world. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Ian, 9th June 2018

A superb stay in an idyllic setting. The cottage is extremely well equipped and very spacious - great to sit out on the terrace and hear the river burbling past. The hosts were welcoming and helpful and ensured our stay was perfect. A special place and highly recommended! And the short walk to a great pub is a clincher!!

Reviewed by Ruth, 11th May 2018

A lovely location and accommodation, all very spacious and very welcoming owners. We can't think of any disadvantages!

Reviewed by Clive, 5th May 2018

James was an excellent host and we had a great time in a lovely cottage

Reviewed by Mal, 27th April 2018

Ideal location for dog owners and walkers alike, very cosy and clean accommodation with plenty of space and very helpful owners. River Wriggle an added bonus for cleaning dog off! Wildlife excellent.

Reviewed by Rosemary, 6th April 2018

Great cottage, lovely location, good food nearby in local pubs.

Reviewed by Rupert, 29th March 2018

Lovely quiet place to stay convenient for days out to the coast, to Sherborne and Dorchester. The local footpaths were too muddy and we had to turn back, but there are lots of great walks elsewhere including Hardy' cottage, up to Maiden Castle and, of course, the coast. The cottage had everything one wanted for a short stay.

Reviewed by Christine, 10th February 2018

Beautiful location, friendly and extremely helpful owners. The cottage was spacious and clean.

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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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