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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Charming 17c Grade II listed detached cottage, period features in rural Dorset

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Double bedroom detached cottage - a perfect get-away in a pretty hamlet

For the latest discount promotional offers check Twitter @Monks_Cottage or Facebook Monks Cottage prices frozen for 2016!!

New for 2016 - we have replaced the bath for a walk in shower.

Monk's Cottage has recently been renovated to a high standard. Many original features remain/renovated i.e. exposed Oak beams, Inglenook Fireplace, roll-top bath - a nice blend of period & modern with the newly fitted kitchen, refurbished bathroom & wc. Fully insulated Bedroom with stripped wooden floorboards, oak beams, roof lights & a light & airy feel. Other features include underfloor heating, 2 ringed Log Burner. Pretty garden,to the front of the property ideal for el fresco dining or relaxing with a bottle of wine. Guests are welcome to stroll around the grounds of Tudor Cottage - explore the charming cottage, fish spotting at the pondside or a possible bbq.

A Lovely cottage for a cosy romantic get-away retreat for a weeks stay or a weekend breakaway. Read on for more great places to visit and lok out for our recommendations.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I'm an Associate Director of Health and Safety Services. You can follow me on Twitter if you like @Clydejackett.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Wiltshire

I just love living in the country and getting away from it all as I spend a lot of time working in London

What makes this cottage unique

Nothing is too much trouble, my guests are my number one priority, and it's important to me you enjoy yourself. If you need to know anything just ask!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for yet another comfortable stay.
Jun 2013
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming 17c Grade II listed detached cottage, period features in rural Dorset
average rating of 4.4 based on 66 reviews

Ideal location and hassle free!

  • 4 of 5

Cracking location and a lovely little cottage!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect little break.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for two nights with our dog for a little break from city life. I cannot fault the cottage in any way and we loved our stay.

The cottage is well equipped, cosy and comfortable. It was in a perfect location for long dog walks and pub lunches and dinners.

The wood burner is a lovely touch and we were provided with a basket full of logs and everything you need. We also had a lovely welcome note on our arrival and a bottle of wine which was much appreciated!

Would not hesitate to return and already looking for dates to come back here.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Lose yourself in this charming cottage, if you want old world charm, tranquility step back in time just sit and light the log burning fire situated in the inglenook fireplace. Good walks, pubs not to far away. This little cottage has all you will need with lots of charm, owner is most helpful this was just what we wanted

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming & Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was charming, very comfortable and full of rustic charm for our short stay. It was perfectly clean, very cosy and well maintained with lots of attention to detail by the owner. Communication with the owner was excellent throughout. We hope to stay there again for a longer period at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 5

Unbelievably lovely Dorset cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Monk's Cottage was the most memorable part of our first visit to England! We enjoyed every moment of our trip, but it was the part I think we will remember the longest! The cottage is warm and quaint and you immediately feel as if you have stepped back in time to an earlier, more peaceful time. The meticulous restoration that has been done to the cottage however, brings it up to modern day comforts in a way that allows you to have every convenience you would need in a holiday retreat. Besides being incredibly adorable, the cottage also provides a perfect location from which to explore nearby Shaftesbury (Gold Hill!), Salisbury, Stonehenge, and the not too far off Jurassic Coast! And if you should need advice, information, or directions to any of the nearby must-sees, there are numerous brochures, maps, and booklets on the cottage's bookcases to assist, not to mention the hosts themselves-who are happy to help! And if you just feel like having a truly relaxing holiday, with no additional travel, there are many novels and DVDs tucked away on shelves to assure you won't be bored! I just wanted to stay there forever and become a reclusive, but content, author, gardener, or day-dreamer.... Monks Cottage is truly a wonderful find---we hope to travel back from the U.S. again very soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monks Cottage, Woodyates, Dorset

  • 1 of 5

The listing was seriously over optimistic. This property was very damp with areas of mould on the walls. It was allegedly upgraded to a high standard.

The window frames were mouldy and the lavatory expelled water from the seat fixings when flushed.

For a propertyy advertised as "suitable for the infirm" the stairs to the bedroom were steep and my wife could only manage them with great difficulty (we are both 63).There were cobwebs on the rafters & corners in the bedroom. The owner met us on arrival & offered a dehumidifier. He was then away in London.

The property affected my wife's chest and general health & we abandoned the styay after only 5 nights of a planned 2 week stay.

I would not recommend this property.It was quite the worst I have stayed in in 35 years of self-catering.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Sixpenny Handley
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
29.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Broad Chalke
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

Up and Coming Events

Lyme Regis Arts Fest - 19-27 Sep

Vintage Market, Guildhall Square Salisbury 25 Sep and 30 Oct

Salisbury race day - 30 Sep

Weymouth Beech Motorcross - 10-11 Oct

Sherborne literary Fest - 14-18 Oct

Enchanted floodlit gardens Abbotsbury - 14 Oct to 1st Nov

Sherborne International film fest 22-25 Oct

Salisbury carnival - 23 Oct

Dorchester Literary fest 23-25 Oct

Dorset food week 24 Oct - 2 Nov

National classic car rally - Guildhall Square Salisbury 31 Oct

Bath Xmas Market 26 Nov - 13 Dec

Winchester Xmas Market 19 Nov 22 Dec

Salisbury Xmas Market 26 Nov - 20 Dec

Wimborne Folk fest 10-12 June 2016

Chalk Valley History fest 22-28 Jun 2016

Larmer Tree fest 13-17 Jul 2016

Great Dorset Chilli fest early Aug 2016 TBC

Great Dorset Steam Fair - 31 Aug - 4 Sep 2016

For further events go to;

Monks Cottage - is a 17th Century Grade 2 listed detached cottage with period features including inglenook fireplace & exposed beams. Situated in the heart of a green belt that is Cranborne Chase AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). A diverse landscape offering areas of rolling chalk grassland, ancient woodlands, downland hillsides and chalk river valleys each with a distinct and recognisable character. Ideally located for cycling, rambling, picnicing & outdoor pursuits. Nearby places of interest include Stonehenge, Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum, The New Forest, Wimborne Minster, Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage, Various National Trust Properties & Gardens, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Shell bay Beach & Studland Beach.

East Woodyates has history going back to the Stone age where Tumuli can be found and there is evidence of a Roman road. More recently East Woodyates was used as a staging post to inform the victory at Nelsons battle of Trafalgar, known as the Trafalgar way.

Other Activities: Indoor Go Karting, Laser Combat, Shooting,

Golf: Rushmore is an 18-hole golf course set high on the chalk of the Cranborne Chase, with the unusual distinction of having 9 holes in Dorset & 9 in Wiltshire. Set in the heart of the historic Rushmore Park, the course is a haven of peace, with only the abundant wildlife & spectacular views to distract from your game.

The club prides itself on its warm & friendly welcome to members & visitors alike. They have an active membership, with many golf & social events taking place throughout the year. They welcome societies & visitors seven days a week, offering excellent golf, good home-cooked food & a fine selection of beer & wine.

Rushmore is easily reached by car from the local towns of Shaftesbury & Blandford as well as Salisbury & the South Coast resorts of Bournemouth & Poole & the course is clearly signed from the A30, A354 & B3081.


Rates & Availability

Dorset Cottage Rental Rates

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Apr 8 2016 - Jul 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Jul 15 2016 - Sep 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Sep 23 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Optional cleaning serv $37

We offer an end of stay cleaning service for those of you who do not have the time or would prefer us to do it. Is is charged at £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Wiltshire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , roof light
  • New shower fitted March 2016
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The fold-out Single bed is placed in cottage for 3rd person.
  • Monk's cottage is a double bedroom dwelling ideal for two people. However there is an optional fold out single bed available, that can fit in either the bedroom or lounge making the property a possible 3 person dwelling, ideal for a child.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting

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