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Herring Cottage - East Chaldon

East Chaldon, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Picturesque village retreat in a traditional Dorset thatched cottage with an open fireplace and beams throughout offer a cosy and intimate experience
  • A peaceful rural location with easy access to many nearby attractions, explore the glorious Dorset countryside with the South West Coast path just 1.5 miles away
  • Enclosed garden the ideal place to relax with a book and a cup of tea
Property code: DC074

A beautiful thatched cottage situated in a peaceful Dorset village, this is the perfect place to escape from the crowds and simply relax surrounded by glorious English countryside.

Discover the beauty of a Dorset getaway with this traditional Grade II listed thatched cottage hidden in a quiet and secluded hamlet. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time in a quaint period property complete with original features, surrounded by tranquil countryside. Despite its rural location, the cottage is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. For those who can’t wait to get outdoors and breathe in the fresh sea air, the coastal path is just 1.5 miles away and the iconic Durdle Door just 2 miles. For families, excellent nearby attractions include the Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World, both within a five-mile radius.

This cottage is on the end of a short row of pretty cottages and upon entering for the first time you’ll be surprised at how deceptively spacious it is. Moving past the hall space with room for boots, coats and any outside gear, there’s the choice of two rooms. To your right is the doorway to the kitchen while to the left there’s the large lounge and dining area. The kitchen has a practical tiled floor and is well-equipped for all your needs. A second doorway leads directly through to the lounge, making it easy to wander between the two rooms while you’re cooking dinner. Although the village pub is just a short 150-yard stroll, you’ll find it hard to drag yourself away from the comfort of the cottage. Snuggle up in the window loveseat with a spot of holiday reading or stretch out next to the open fire and just relax, listening to the crackle of the logs. The low-beamed ceilings add to the intimacy of the cottage and these continue upstairs. A steep, winding staircase leads to two walkthrough bedrooms which sleep a maximum of four. Bright and airy, the first bedroom is a twin with a door that connects to the double bedroom beyond. The comfortable bathroom is accessed via a door at the entrance of the twin room.

To the front of the property you’ll find a lush lawn garden complete with flowerbeds, shrubs and a shady willow tree. A paved path provides direct access to the doors while parking is available in the village lane.

 

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom: 1 with shower over the bath and WC (accessed via twin bedroom)
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Open fire in lounge with original bread oven (logs supplied October - end of April. Guests should bring their own firelighters)
  • Central heating included
  • TV/DVD and radio in lounge
  • Low, beamed ceilings throughout cottage and steep stairs
  • Stairway gated at the top
  • Attractive lawn garden to the front with seating and paved path for access
  • Wi-Fi included
  • On-street parking available nearby
  • 2 dog welcome
  • Local village pub 150 yards
  • Coast path 1.5 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanne 9th October 2020

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We have fallen in love with Herring Cottage and didn't want to leave! The cottage is compact and cosy and has all of the essentials needed in a holiday cottage...we can't fault it at all! The cottage is located in a quiet, fairly remote farming community which was perfect for us. Unfortunately, due to having to book even for a quick pint because ofRead more covid 19 restrictions, we didn't get to try the village pub....but then there's always next time! Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Penny 21st August 2020

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Herring Cottage is an ideal cottage for a comfortable holiday in beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by Clifford 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Shelagh 9th March 2020

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Very well located, lovely part of Dorset. The property is very traditional, with sensible modernisation and very practical for dogs. The closed in garden is particularly good.

Reviewed by Shirley 25th February 2020

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Reviewed by Shirley 13th February 2020

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Cosy Dorset cottage. No mobile phone signal in the village, which I believe is a bonus...the village pub welcomes you as if you were a local...a place to unwind and slow down from our busy lifes...

Reviewed by Keith 7th February 2020

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An excellent cottage all round. Just be aware that one bedroom is accessed through the other one, (night visits to the bathroom). Also narrow stairs may affect the elderly a bit.

Reviewed by Russell 18th January 2020

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Reviewed by Girolamo 3rd January 2020

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Very nice, cozy cottage with a great fireplace

Reviewed by Sarah 21st December 2019

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Reviewed by Malcolm 22nd November 2019

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Fantastically well equipped, cosy and comfortable cottage. Close to an excellent pub and within walking distance of the coastal path. Open fire complements the atmosphere and owner supplied information is excellent. Would definitely return...

Reviewed by Antonia 8th November 2019

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Reviewed by Ruth 1st November 2019

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Beautiful little cottage in a great location. Village pub does lovely food and is a 2 minute walk away, we did need to book though for the Saturday evening so may be worth checking. Great to have a selection of DVD and games etc. The fire is fantastic. We would love to come back in the summer so that we can do more walks rather than in the wind andRead more rain we had! Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by David 22nd September 2019

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Very good location for walks to the coast and the Sailors Return pub.

Reviewed by Carol 13th September 2019

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This cottage is very cosy and in a wonderful peaceful setting. Ideal for those looking to spend their holiday exploring the beautiful Dorset countryside.

Reviewed by Alison 9th September 2019

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Beautiful cottage. A great location with the coastal path in walking distance. The village pub served amazing food and is dog friendly.

Reviewed by Shawn 4th September 2019

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Lovely cottage, has everything you need in the property. Situated in a quiet village, ideal for those wishing to escape from the outside world. Village has a pub, excellent food. Good base from which to explore local attractions and sights. Next village has a shop for essentials, you will have to go further for a supermarket. The ceilings in the prRead moreoperty are low, if you are over six feet tall you will have to mind your head. The stairs are very steep and not ideal for those with mobility issues. Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 30th August 2019

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A lovely cosy cottage full of character with pretty, decorative touches in a quiet, very pleasant village, perfectly suited to our family of 4. Great location to explore the Jurassic coast. Lovely local pub moments away. The garden is fine but if you want more space there is a field next door for football etc (also where you park your car) We had aRead more wonderful time and loved the property. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 12th July 2019

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Cottage is set in beautiful location.u can hear the cows in the morning,sheep,birds. Cottage is perfect pub just 2 minutes walk friendly staff.cottage has everything u need, garden gets the evening sun .just perfection everything u expect from a cottage amazing .stayed here 3 times now and will be going back

Reviewed by Maggie 5th July 2019

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Reviewed by Ms D Troni 30th April 2019

Upon arrival we found fresh milk in the fridge, tea and coffee and a few more little things. The cottage was cosy, even if my very tall husband had to bend on the ground floor because his head was touching the ceiling. The garden was lovely and the kitchen full of all the things you need to cook a perfect meal.

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