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The Old Timberyard - Sawmill Cottage

Puncknowle, Dorchester Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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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 bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Both bedrooms with sloping ceiling.

  • Electricity fire included
  • Fridge/freezer
  • 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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  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-12-28
    One of the best cottages we have used. Much more spacious than it looked in the photographs. Well equipped, I would not have attempted to cook a Christmas Lunch in most holiday lets! Lovely Christmas Tree. Warm welcome from the Owner.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-10
    Enjoyed our one week stay. Very comfortable and well equiped cottage. Only slight disappointment was that the outside area was a bit shabby - could do with a clean up, a bit of polish or paint on the furniture amd some rrather bettter plans an flowers. Also not sure why that booking Friday to Friday is still a good idea regarding travelling because of the amount of traffic - but Saturday is probably no better,

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-28
    A beautifully presented holiday cottage in a lovely spot of Dorset countryside.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-14
    Cottage is a great location for exploring West Dorset.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-11
    Great location with good local pub. Fairly basic decor but with an extremely well equipped kitchen. Bathrooms not ideal for tall people as there are some rather low ceilings. A good base for exploring this beautiful part of the country.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-09
    Alan was superb very helpful, the location is great and only not a 10 due to lack of views. Great position for exploring.

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9.0 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo

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