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Charming, luxurious, 18th century cottage in typical Dorset village. Sleeps 6

People6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Winfrith Newburgh - THORNICKS HOUSE

One of the most luxuriously appointed holiday homes in Dorset.

Thornicks House is a truly lovely, deceptively spacious four bedroom terraced cottage dating from the late 18th century and situated in the charming Dorset village of Winfrith Newburgh. It is set on a quiet country lane (cul-de sac) off the main village street. The cottage was originally owned by the village baker, and the cottage next door was the bake house itself. There is a large field and stream between the lane and the main part of the village.

The cottage has just been subject to very substantial renovations and improvements and absolutely no expense has been spared to make one of the most highly appointed, luxurious and comfortable holiday lets in Dorset.

A lovely, additional garden room has been added, adjoining the newly combined dining room (with its old portland flagstone floor) and kitchen. This makes a marvellously spacious eating, kitchen and living area, which flows naturally through to the patio. Under floor heating in the kitchen and garden room adds to the feeling of comfort.

The new kitchen features top of the range bespoke painted kitchen units, created by the English Kitchen Company of Romsey, with Silestone worktops and a high class Falcon range cooker. Luxury extra appliances include a bean to cup De Longhi coffee machine, a Kenwood food mixer and fitted wine cooler.

We have had the bathroom gutted and reappointed and there is now an additional toilet downstairs.

The downstairs has the advantage of a Sonos multi room hi-fi system throughout. The spacious sitting room, which opens directly onto the lane, benefits from a lovely bay-window and a large, old-beamed brick fireplace with a newly fitted log-burner for the winter months. There is a Samsung smart TV and a blu-ray disc player. BT Infinity Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

The cottage has been furnished to a high specification. Many antique items sit alongside handmade wooden furniture and bespoke upholstery. Some more contemporary but traditional solid oak furniture sits comfortably in the overall scheme.

Outside, the garden room opens onto a large new patio, with a brick-built barbecue and charming water feature. The patio is surrounded by a lovely, mature and secluded garden with a large lawn, shrubs and flower beds.

Winfrith Newburgh: Winfrith is a typical Dorset Village, with a lovely church, Manor House and picturesque main street full of thatched and period cottages and houses. There is a pub, a village shop and post office. Dorchester and Weymouth are the two nearest large towns, where you will find supermarkets, many other shops as well as restaurants catering for all tastes and pockets. There are an abundance of fine country pubs in easy reach of Winfrith, many serving fine ales and excellent pub fare

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
David Pollard
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Charming, luxurious, 18th century cottage in typical Dorset village. Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
4

A very homely spot!

  • 4 of 5

We all really enjoyed staying in Thornicks House. The decor was just to my taste and I loved the sitting area that looks out on the garden. It was a lovely treat to have the coffee machine so we made the most of it and drank plenty of coffee.

One disadvantage was the one parking space as we travelled from different parts and had three cars.

We also mentioned to the housekeeper that my daughter found what appeared to be animal hairs on one area of her quilt cover. It smelt fresh so had obviously been laundered but, having had a cat, I know animal hair isn't always removed by washing.

Lastly, our email said that the house should be vacated by 11.00 so we were surprised when the door knocked at 10.00 and we were informed that we were supposed to be ready to leave at 10.00. The housekeeper was very pleasant, but it did put us under a little pressure.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Comfortable, warm, well equiped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days at Thornicks House which we found very comfortable, warm and well equipped. Obviously we were fortunate to have the most fabulous weather to enjoy the beautiful coastal countryside. The dogs were walked off their pads but we still had time to enjoy the sandy beach at Studland and swim in the sea. We found that the cottage was centrally placed for all that we wished to do. Had a delicious dinner on the last night at The Crab House Café in Weymouth, very atmospheric.

A brilliant holiday and would thoroughly recommend Thornicks House.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a really lovely cottage in a very nice village with an excellent shop. We had a fabulous walk from the house to the coast and Lulworth Cove wandering back across the fields. The cottage itself is very well equipped with everything that you need. It has a nice sunny garden at the rear. Our only very minor criticism was that we had had a horrendous drive down on the Friday afternoon and arrived around 8.20pm To have had a nice cup of tea or coffee on arrival would have been great but we had only been left a pint of milk and a pack of biscuits. Even half a dozen tea bags or something else to drink would have been very welcome. Other cottages we have stayed at over the years have provided a nice tea tray. Thankfully we had booked a meal in the local pub so instead headed off there. We would definitely return as we really did love our long weekend in Winfrith Newburgh. The local shop opens at 8am - definitely head there for their croissants and pastries . They were delicious. You can also borrow maps/information on local walks and the shop owners are really helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful cottage in a pretty village, with local shops and pubs.

It's situated in a quiet lane with an easy walk to open countryside.

We found it very comfortable, warm and well quipped and it has a lovely atmosphere. The large garden is lovely during summer months to eat outside. The cottage is within easy reach of local town and beaches. We have stayed many times and will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
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5

Outstanding Cottage for a family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Thornicks House over Christmas and had a really wonderful time. The owners were so helpful in making sure we had everything we wanted to really enjoy our Xmas. The pictures on the website don't do the house justice as much of the cottage has been redecorated recently. The colour scheme is so imaginative and the decoration really sets it apart from the norm. We felt rather spoilt. The house is beautifully warm and comfortable, equipped with everything we could possibly need. The Dorset coastline is so beautiful for walks and country pubs. Lulworth Cove is very close to Thornicks House (about a 10 mins drive) and we found lots of lovely pubs which we have suggested should be recommended on the website! The only negative was the electric log effect fire in the living room but the owners tell us that this is being replaced in January by either a log-burner or open log gas fire!! This is a marvellous property to rent and we shall certainly be coming back in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
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Gorgeous, well furnished and equipped home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this Dorset property in October and were so impressed by the quality of the accommodation. The cottage is situated in a quiet lane in this lovely area and is very close to the coast and wonderful Dorset walks. Local pubs and eateries were fantastic.

The house itself was even better than the description, far more imaginatively presented than other holiday cottages we have used, with some quality furnishings and equipment. It was warm and cosy during a couple of not so nice days, and the kitchen was beautifully equipped. The owners were very helpful and provided us with lots of additional information before our stay.

We will certainly come back here and would recommend to anyone, families or couples. A great experience. Well done, owners.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Poole
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Wool
Nearest Motorway
39 Miles
M27 -M3 extension
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended

Thornicks House is situated in a conservation area in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. It is but a few minutes drive from Dorset's famous Jurassic coastline, most notably Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge Bay, Chessil Beach and Durdle Door. 20 mins drive to the west is the popular Georgian seaside town of Weymouth, with its lovely sandy family beach and old harbour. A 30mn drive to the east takes you to the fabulous safe white beaches of Sandbanks (National Trust), from where a short car ferry trip takes you to Poole and Bournemouth. Dorset, of course, is famous for its beautiful countryside, old villages and historical monuments; Abbotsbury (Tropical Gardens and Swannery), Cofe Castle, the lost village of Tyneham, Milton Abbas (village and abbey), the Cerne Abbas Giant and Morton, the resting place of T.E.Lawrence, are all within easy reach.

Other Activities: Historical and Literary Interest

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Winfrith Newburgh, Purbeck

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
WINTER
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£525
 
 
XMAS/NEW-YEAR
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
WINTER
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£525
 
 
HALF TERM
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
From
£112
£560
 
 
EARLY SPRING
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£525
 
 
PRE-EASTER
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£417
for 3 nights
From
£139
£695
 
 
EASTER
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
SPRING
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£620
 
 
BANK HOLIDAY
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£675
 
 
SUMMER
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£775
 
 
PRE - HIGH SEASON
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£930
for 7 nights
£930
 
 
HIGH SEASON
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
POST SUMMER
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£426
for 3 nights
From
£142
£710
 
 
AUTUMN
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£342
for 3 nights
From
£114
£570
 
 
HALF TERM
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
WINTER
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£525
 
 
XMAS AND NEW YEAR
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
£910
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£399
for 3 nights
From
£133
£515
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We accept cheques in pounds drawn on an United Kingdom Bank account or bank transfers.
Prices quoted are per week and includes heating, hot water, bed linen and towels. A deposit is payable at time of booking. The balance becomes payable 8 weeks (56 days) before commencement date of holiday.
Please note there is a surcharge of £30.00 for bookings taken from renters who do not have a British

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , power shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The cottage is furnished with period and antique furnishings including some antique pine. As the photos show, it has been imaginatively decorated throughout, each room having its own personality. The old staircase is quite steep and windy and therefore probably not suitable for very elderly or infirm clients. The front door opens directly onto the lane and and open fields over to the village. A pathway across the fields leads to the village shop and Post Office and the Church.

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