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The Old Timberyard - Sawmill Cottage

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Puncknowle, Dorchester, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Situated in an AONB and sharing four acres of land, Sawmill Cottage is an idyllic retreat with the town of Weymouth nearby.

These delightful holiday cottages are set in the peaceful conservation village of Puncknowle, an AONB. The Jurassic Coast is just 1½ miles away with superb scenic walking, along with use of 4 acres of grounds and footpaths. Each cottage is finished to a high standard offering very comfortable holiday accommodation and is set in the same smart courtyard area as the owners’ homes. The ‘chocolate-box’ village of Burton Bradstock is 3 miles with a good small beach. Abbotsbury, along the coast, has its famous swannery and sub-tropical garden. Further east is the Victorian seaside town of Weymouth, with Blue Flag beach, sea fishing, windsurfing, Sealife Centre and two RSPB nature reserves. Monkey World and the Tank Museum near Wool are great places for a family day out. Dorchester, the county town also known as Thomas Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’ is 30 minutes’ drive and has a lively weekly market and beautiful Maiden Castle. To the west is the market town of Bridport which was Thomas Hardy’s ‘Port Bredy’ and has the twice weekly market as featured in the popular TV programme River Cottage. The picturesque harbours of West Bay are a great place for fishing. Lyme Regis is an attractive seaside resort which enjoys a dramatic setting with high cliffs, landslips and handsome harbour, known as The Cobb. Both Lyme Regis and Charmouth are renowned for their prehistoric fossils which are displayed in the local museum and on sale in the fossil shops. Local pub serving good food 250 yards.

Living room with French doors. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and toilet. Both bedrooms with sloping ceiling.

  • Electricity fire included
  • Stairgate
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Small enclosed courtyard with patio

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared fields of 4 acres
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Parking available for boats/trailers
  • No smoking

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  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
    Coastal Property
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2017
    Our 2nd visit in 6 months - very comfortable, well equipped and warm cottage - the weather during our week was cold and damp so pleasing to return to a warm cottage where heating timing and temperature were under our control. Centrally situated for visiting east and west of Dorset. For dog owners - there is a nice 1 km walk within the farm grounds for a poo and wee walk before venturing out for the day - the owner has even provided a farm poo bin.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2017
    Fantastic short break. Owner very friendly and helpful. Beautiful cottage, very clean and well equipped.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/03/2017
    Fabulous cottage. Would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/01/2017
    Lovely base for touring. Great pub nearby. We will be back!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2016
    Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage - it was November and cold outside but the cottage comfy and cosy - the owner Alan Fry explained the heating controls so there was no restriction on use. We had 2 dogs with us and the small enclosed garden was secure and the big bonus was a safe kilometre walk within the farm through the orchard/arboretum that enabled us to walk the dogs before venturing out for the day We love the area and have been several times and have found a very suitable base to return to.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    Some good pubs along the coast, Anchor at Sea Town worth a visit. Great to have an enclosed garden for the dogs.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016
    A lovely cottage in a beutiful village with stunning countryside around. We needed to have somewhere that was dog friendly and this cottage had a little garden where the dog could sit outside in the sunshine. It was super clean with not even a crumb left from previously occupants. We would definatly return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/06/2016
    Fantastic place to stay with everything to make your time there enjoyable, great location as well

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2016
    Superb holiday, the cottage is so well equipped and Alan the owner is one of the most helpful people I have met. Absolutely superb.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2016
    Have filled in visitors book.

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 24 reviews collected by Reevoo
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