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family & group friendly cottage with large entertainment spaces, garden &hot tub

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

stunning coast & countryside to explore from this 4 bed cottage in rural village

Dorset period cottage in Thomas Hardy country, near the Jurassic Coast and Dorchester for holiday rental with 4 bedrooms sleeping 6, a bathroom, shower room, seperate living room, large kitchen diner with lounge area and a large garden with a hot tub which can be prepared for your enjoyment as an extra. The beautiful coastline at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Weymouth and the National Sailing Academy (site of the sailing events for the 2012 Olympics) are all nearby.

Cob Cottage has 2 double bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms for 6 people. There is also a pull-out double sofa bed in the living room downstairs which we will prepare for you. Please note that we charge an additional £20 per night per person if there are more than 6 guests.

There is a hot tub in the garden that can be enjoyed for the week at an additional £70 per week. The fully fitted kitchen is ideal for preparing family meals and there is a dining table and living room. We are happy to accept pets but we charge £10 per pet per night to cover the deep clean to ensure future guests with allergies are not affected.

Check in is from any time after 4pm and check out is any time before 10am.

If you and your friends or family would enjoy treating yourselves during your holiday to luxurious spa treatments, you can contact My Personal Sanctuary and their mobile massage and beauty therapists will bring their luxury spa to you at Cob Cottage. Let us know if you are interested and I will forward their details to you.

We are lucky to have an English Heritage listed village pub; guests have reported excellent food and have enjoyed even playing skittles there! The next village a mile away has a general shop and post office, a petrol station and garage and even a tennis court to rent.

The nearest beach with a cafe is 5 miles away, and Dorchester (4 miles away) is the county town with supermarkets, shopping, cinemas and a number of restaurants. Weymouth (7 miles away) is a large tourist resort with beaches and water sports available. Many of our guests order an online supermarket delivery service; alternatively you will find many large supermarkets in Dorset as well as some lovely food markets in Weymouth and in Dorchester.

There is a Wood burning stove in the living room and free WIFI. Pets are welcome but we charge £10 a night and ask that the garden is tidied of any soiling. Non-smoking house, but smokers can use the garden five meters away from the house; please dispose of cigarette butts. Flat wall-mounted TV with Freeview for your enjoyment.

We are pleased to offer loyalty discounts to returning guests. Please contact us to find out more. Please note that as the cottage has a staircase leading to the bedrooms and steps leading to the patio, some guests may find our accommodation unsuitable if they have limited mobility. Please contact us before booking to discuss.Please note these basic house rules:

no swearing - our neighbours have young children

no smoking within five meters of the house and dispose of stubs carefully

no nudity

parking for only one car outside the house alongside the hedge; other cars must be parked up the road.

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West Knighton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Please be patient with the Dorset water pressure!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • We have a family bathroom upstairs which features a bath. Downstairs there is a shower room. There is also a seperate WC room downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • We have two double bedrooms and two single bedrooms. If there are more than 6 guests we will make up the sofa bed for you. The charge for more than 6 guests is £20 per night per guests. All linen and towels will be supplied.
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can arrange for spa facilities through My Personal Sanctuary. A local therapist will visit and bring all the necessary equipment for luxurious spa treatments. Please ask for more details.The housekeeper will clean the house when you leave.


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family & group friendly cottage with large entertainment spaces, garden &hot tub
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Great locationand very well appointed.

  • 4 of 5

Although the house doesn't look very large from the outside is does in fact have plenty of space inside. We were a family of 6 and suited us perfectly. The kitchen was excellent, very spacious with top appliances and plenty of saucepans, utensils etc. Hot tub was a welcome relax after miles of walking along the Jurassic coast.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted our guests made use of the hot tub to reward themselves after the long walks. The countryside surrounding the cottage is a joy to explore. We do hope Tristan and his family will join us again soon to discover more.
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Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was beautiful. Very clean and well equipped. Disapointed with the hot tub as it broke down after just one day but did not spoil the holiday. Pub in the village of West Knighton brilliant and excellent meal.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is stunning and very clean! I spent a few days here and enjoyed every minute about it. The views are so beautiful and you can walk for hours! It a good place to go if you want to get away and be somewhere peaceful! Will definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property equipment with everything you need for a very comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests enjoyed staying in the Cottage.
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

Why William chose West Knighton

I love this cottage as there is a wonderful freedom in exploring the countryside and the pleasure of walking along the English coast; nearby are so many incredibly beautiful landmarks, not to mention excellent pubs.

What makes this cottage unique

The hot tub is a real treat to enjoy after a good day out walking or to warm up after a brisk swim in the sea. The pub that is in our village has excellent food and is just a short stroll away; the village itself is very historical so you really feel a part of the heritage of Dorset.


Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The New Inn village pub
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The New Inn Village pub highly recommended

A rambler's delight. West Knighton is a wonderful base for ramblers and exploring Dorset and for outdoor activities including walking, horse riding, sailing and cycling. Ideal for families.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Hot tub fee for 7 nights $97.75
Refundable damage deposit $279.29
Hot tub up to 5 nights $69.82

Pets are allowed subject to arrangement and a deep cleaning fee as some guests have allergies.
A welcome pack will be sent to guests outlining access details and local information.
A hot tub that seats 6 is available for hire at £70 per week and is located in the garden. This fee allows us to ensure to pay for the upkeep. Different rates apply if staying less than a week. We can put you in touch with a local therapist bringing luxury spa facilites to you in the guest house.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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