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Cerne Abbey Cottage

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Cerne Abbas, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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A pet friendly property ideal for couples and is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as a Benedictine House in 987 AD.

This unique and enchanting property is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as Benedictine House in 987 AD, overlooking the abbey courtyard with large gardens nearby. The abbey itself is privately owned, and guests can enjoy the grounds and wander freely. The property is in the pretty village of Cerne Abbas, famed for its dominating chalk carving of the Cerne Giant - thought to be carved in the hillside some 1500 years ago. Tucked away within the beauty of the Dorset Hills, miles of lovely walks can be enjoyed, including the village trail. Puddletown, Tolpuddle and Thomas Hardy’s picturesque Piddle Valley are within easy reach. Travelling further afield are miles of sandy beaches and some of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline. Shop and three pubs serving excellent food, 100 yards.

Living room with open fire/beamed dining room/old pine kitchen. First floor: Pretty, spacious, beamed double bedroom with lovely views east and west. Spacious bathroom, large corner bath and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel at cost
  • Electricity and oil central heating included (£25per week, £12 per short break October-March)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Washing service on request (overseas and long stay guests)
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Shared use of landscaped grounds (sections open to public)
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • No children

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2018
    Wonderful Dorset village location in a unique historic setting. It is a retreat from the pressure of modern living in as much as there was no O2 phone signal, wi fi or land line at the cottage during our stay. Having said that the owners made us feel very welcome and comfortable and we would recommend this cottage to other people.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/11/2017
    Can't fault the location, if you're looking for a quiet break away from town life. Great walks, good pubs and stunning countryside alongside some interesting buildings and history. The locals are really friendly especially if you have a dog to walk.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/11/2017
    A lovely small romantic cottage in a beautiful location, short distance to Dorchester There are great walks in the hills and the village is small but friendly with a couple of pubs, a craft shop and a shop that sells everything We loved the complimentary bottle of wine on arrival

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    The cottage is delightful and in a charming location within the Abbey grounds. We dined at the New Inn which was more like a restaurant and at the Royal Oak which is definitely the opposite, in a good way. The handy local shop sells practically everything but Sherborne is great if you need a wider shopping experience. We were entertained by guests arriving for a wedding at the church and a visit to the famous Giant is of course essential.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/08/2017
    What a great find. A little bit of hidden England meant for getting away from it. The hosts were fantastic and very welcoming. Can't wait to go back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    This was our first cottage stay and we were impressed and would recommend this property to others. Cosy and in tranquil historic surroundings with helpful, welcoming hosts.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    Comfortable cottage set in a lovely location. Plenty of walks and friendly village.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2017
    Good cottage, great location, lots to do in the area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/05/2017
    Lovely. A perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2017
    Absolutely wonderful. An oasis of calm and quiet in beautiful Dorset. The cottage was cosy and well equipped, and in the most beautifully maintained grounds. We were made very welcome, and we loved the beautiful gardens, village pubs and varied walking.

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