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Beautifully converted cottage in a peaceful countryside setting close to coast

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Secluded high quality cottage near Lulworth Cove

Little Glebe was newly converted in 2012 to a very high specification, and has been designed to provide superb cosy country accommodation for either four adults or a family. Solid oak has been used throughout to give a luxurious feel alongside high quality furnishings and fittings. There is central heating throughout. The property has its own courtyard garden which ensures complete privacy from the main house. There is a barbecue, table and chairs.

On the ground floor a spacious hallway and boot room gives plenty of room for outdoor clothes and muddy boots. The boot room also houses a washing machine.

There are two double bedrooms downstairs, each with an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom One has a shower and Bedroom Two has a bath with shower over. We thought a bath would be welcome after long coastal and country walks or if you have small children.

Bedroom One has two singles that can be converted into a king size – just tell us which you prefer before your stay. Bedroom two has a double bed.

Both rooms have private garden views.

On the first floor you will find a large open plan room with character beams and French windows that open onto endless country views across the fields. There is a well equipped modern galley kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge, cooker and microwave, as well as a dining area. The far end provides a cosy living area with a gorgeous warming log burner and a large TV, DVD player and music centre. Bring your own music, films and books or feel free to choose from the library we provide.

Little Glebe is fully centrally heated. Cotton bed linen and large fluffy towels are provided.

More Details

Sue Hyde
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2017

About Sue Hyde

We are Peter and Sue Hyde. Sue runs a Bed and Breakfast business in Glebe House and also looks after guests in Little Glebe. Peter's family are local farmers who have lived and worked in this area for seven generations. Our son Will has recently joined the farm, managing the sheep dairy unit.

Sue Hyde purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Sue Hyde chose Winfrith Newburgh

Our lovely home in Winfrith Newburgh sits above the village in airy, secluded beech woods. We built Little Glebe to be a holiday home that could share this superb location, but also retain it's own sense of peace and privacy. Then we furnished it with soft coastal colours and natural oak throughout to make the inside feel really special!

What makes this cottage unique

Little Glebe is an 'upside down' house, with two cosy en suite bedroom downstairs. This enables visitors to enjoy sweeping views across the surrounding countryside from the upstairs French windows.

Our sheep, hens and dogs complete the delightful rural environment, and deer, foxes and badgers are regular, but shy nightime visitors.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Winfrith Newburgh in Winfrith Newburgh

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can convert to two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Beautifully converted cottage in a peaceful countryside setting close to coast
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Lovely quiet rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for two adult couples. But mind your head if you're more than 5' 6" tall because the kitchen/lounge is in the loft. But this does give stunning views over the beautiful country scenery adjoining the property. The owners very friendly chickens came to say hello as soon as we arrived. There were very noisy rooks nesting in the trees all around the cottage but this just added to the general atmosphere of being close to nature.

The cottage is very well equipped. The cottage was so warm we never used the log burner but there was a full basket of logs provided had we needed them.

There was milk, tea bags, coffee, butter, biscuits and a loaf provided for us.

The were no dishwasher tablets but when we asked for some the owners were only too pleased to supply lots. :-)

Regarding the local pubs, there really aren't any that we felt happy to walk to from the cottage in the dark evenings I'm afraid and be warned that some don't open every day in the winter which includes March.

But we can highly recommend The Castle at West Lulworth which was really cosy and had an amazing selection of local ciders and very welcoming and friendly staff. There is a nice country walk from the cottage (2.7 miles) to get there if the weather is good. But not a good choice if its foggy or after dark.

We also ate at The Cove Inn at Lulworth Cove which had a really nice selection of fish dishes and a couple of vegetarian options but beware of the parking fees in Lulworth Cove. £9 per day or £4 for 3 hours.

Also The Blue Vinney at Puddletown had a great menu and lovely food. Its a lovely walk from Hardy's cottage through Puddletown Forest to get there.

The Smugglers Haunt as Osmington is a stunning place to visit and walk from.

Can't comment on the food here though as we only stopped for coffee.

The cottage has a fantastic selection of books for walking and things to do in Dorset.

The only thing to say that is very slightly negative is that the internet connection at Little Glebe can be a bit intermittent but some people might consider this to be a plus point. :-)

We had a great time and would highly recommend Little Glebe for a lovely relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Little Glebe and thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all. This sort of feedback is really appreciated. Apologies that there were no dishwasher tablets - our mistake entirely, these are normally included. Our rooks are always a little bit more vocal than normal in March - it is the nest building season, but we find that the double glazing in all the windows shuts out any noise very effectively! Wi-fi is not strong in rural areas, but it works perfectly if you use devices near the router. We actually have a better strength signal than most locations in the village as we have invested in the super fast broadband package.
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Cosy, relaxing, good for unwinding.

  • 5 of 5

We have had a delightful ten days at Little Glebe and were joined by our friends for a long weekend. We all had a restful winter break, enjoying the cosy atmosphere, the roaring log burner, the relaxing cd selection and the wide variety of dvds. Everything was provided for an easy and enjoyable holiday - including the gentle clucking of the local hens (whose egg contribution was a very nice welcome on our arrival along with the delicious loaf, butter and milk). The dishwasher and washing machine proved very useful and easy to manage. Sue and Peter were very welcoming and we hope they will have us to stay again. The cottage was beautifully clean on our arrival and the rooms well equipped. We visited two of the recommended pubs in the area - the sailors retreat and the countryman (which offers a carvery) and had good meals at each with good service. We visited Lulworth castle - an economical £5 per adult and recommend it for a rainy day. Lulworth cove is a sun trap (weather permitting) and offers an easy stroll around the bay. Cream teas were a bit lacking in winter but a trip to Knoll House Hotel in Studland fillled that need! Altogether a very relaxing visit, thoroughly recommended. Jill and Jolyon December 2016

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a throughly kind and thoughtful review. It's so nice to know you had the relaxing holiday you wanted! It will be lovely to see the two of you again - any time!
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Wondelful quiet location with everything you need for a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wondelful, quiet, perfect location, near Luwoth Cove an Durdle door.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Georg - we were glad you enjoyed a visit to Winfrith after all this time, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the two of you.
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Clean comfortable and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Little Glebe suited our needs adequately for a shared holiday for 4 people close to the coast and it's lovely surroundings. Also the proximity to good local pubs within walking distance of the cottage. Our hosts Sue and Peter Hyde made us most welcome and provided a very nice welcome pack of goodies. Would definitely recommend to others. Excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's lovely to hear when guests have had a good holiday in Little Glebe, and particularly that they see it as representing good value for money. We work hard to make Little Glebe a special and peaceful place close to the stunning Dorset coast.
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Little Glebe = Little treasure!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with luxurious décor and fittings. 2 en-suite bedrooms were fantastic, fantastic views from upstairs living area. Lovely comfortable beds and all the little extras that make this cottage very special.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have tried hard to make Little Glebe the sort of cottage that we'd like to stay in ourselves, and it's really rewarding to receive such kind comments... Thank you.
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Little Glebe provided a nice week

  • 5 of 5

very nice house and friendly host

the coast and surrounding area is a good place to relax

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you enjoyed Little Glebe, and found it a perfect place to relax. Being off the road makes it very peaceful and private - all part of a good holiday!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Winfrith Newburgh, Purbeck

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
3 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Holidays
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owners Tems and Conditions apply. These will be sent at any time on request, but will be provided regardless when any formal booking is made.
Deposit of 25% will be asked for at time of booking, with the balance due six weeks prior to each holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Red Lion, Winfrith
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Came Down
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Red Lion
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lulworth Cove
Car: recommended

Winfrith Newburgh is just two miles from Lulworth Cove on the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline and South West coast path. It is nine miles from the county town of Dorchester and 18 miles from the more bustling conurbations of Poole and Bournemouth. There is a friendly local post office/village store and three pubs nearby. If the weather’s good you may not get further than the local coastline and beaches, but then you’d miss out on other fabulous locations such as Corfe Castle, the Cerne Abbas Giant, the Tank Museum, Monkey World, the Blue Pool, Swanage Railway, Sherborne Abbey, Portland Bill and many others…


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