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Charming 17c Grade II listed detached cottage, period features in rural Dorset

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Double bedroom detached cottage - a perfect get-away in a pretty hamlet

For the latest discount promotional offers check Twitter @Monks_Cottage or Facebook Monks Cottage prices frozen for 2016!!

New for 2016 - we have replaced the bath for a walk in shower.

Monk's Cottage has recently been renovated to a high standard. Many original features remain/renovated i.e. exposed Oak beams, Inglenook Fireplace, roll-top bath - a nice blend of period & modern with the newly fitted kitchen, refurbished bathroom & wc. Fully insulated Bedroom with stripped wooden floorboards, oak beams, roof lights & a light & airy feel. Other features include underfloor heating, 2 ringed Log Burner. Pretty garden,to the front of the property ideal for el fresco dining or relaxing with a bottle of wine. Guests are welcome to stroll around the grounds of Tudor Cottage - explore the charming cottage, fish spotting at the pondside or a possible bbq.

A Lovely cottage for a cosy romantic get-away retreat for a weeks stay or a weekend breakaway. Read on for more great places to visit and lok out for our recommendations.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About The Owner

I'm an Associate Director of Health and Safety Services. You can follow me on Twitter if you like @Clydejackett.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose East Dorset

I just love living in the country and getting away from it all as I spend a lot of time working in London

What makes this cottage unique

Nothing is too much trouble, my guests are my number one priority, and it's important to me you enjoy yourself. If you need to know anything just ask!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for yet another comfortable stay.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pentridge in East Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , roof light
  • New shower fitted March 2016
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The fold-out Single bed is placed in cottage for 3rd person.
  • Monk's cottage is a double bedroom dwelling ideal for two people. However there is an optional fold out single bed available, that can fit in either the bedroom or lounge making the property a possible 3 person dwelling, ideal for a child.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Charming 17c Grade II listed detached cottage, period features in rural Dorset
average rating of 4.117647 based on 73 reviews

Charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very charming but there were a few issues that we pointed out to the owner ....unable to regulate the heating as it was on a timer from the property next door , so had to wait in the cold till radiators came on . Deterred from using open fire due to safety issues of the thatched cottage next door . General cleanliness in arrival , fridge and oven dirty . Would have appreciated some milk on arrival , whether fresh or capsules to make a cup of tea , especially people had written in the review book that they had been welcomed with a bottle of wine !!!!!!!! Not us !!!

However , lovely location for exploring beautiful Dorset !!!!

All in all a lovely cottage but felt we , as paying guests, needed to point out the heating situation ... luckily the weather was beautiful outside but we are still only April and the cottage is an old house and gets cold when heating off !!! .

Good luck to the owners in the future .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointing cottage stay

  • 2 of 5

Property is indeed quaint but heating, hot water and cleanliness are problems. The under floor heating, as mentioned in Amenities, does not work, on-demand hot water system is inconsistent and many spider webs that have been there for awhile. The owners were nice and came over to resolve the hot water issue. It would have been helpful to know the heating radiators were on preset timers that came on for a few hours in the evening and then a few hours in the morning. When they were cold when we woke up in the morning and the cottage was quite cold, we assumed our heating system was malfunctioning. Even after heating for a few hours, it was generally chilly in the cottage. I don't believe we would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely sanctuary in an undiscovered part of the English Countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing and recharging midweek stay and our 9 year old son joined us for the weekend...all we now hear is "when are we going back to Monk's Cottage". We recommend this cottage to anyone that loves the peace and quiet and wants to explore the abundance of magical wildlife ( deer) and footpaths all around. The owners are very friendly and helpful and suggested an Ordinance Survey map in order to make the most of the area...this was a very good suggestion. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful place to stay in a beautiful part of the country.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break with our dogs and walked miles in the beautiful countryside managing to pass through parts of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. Loved the period charm of Monk's cottage and the extra little touches which made it feel so homely and welcoming. The underfloor heating made the cottage really cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay cottage needs a bit of cleaning and could do with nicer towels

  • 3 of 5

Lovely area to stay and peaceful.but cottages needs a bit of tender loving care and would be made a lot nicer to the eye.even though it didn't spoil our stay we could see the potential for improvement.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely but could smell damp

  • 3 of 5

Our first impressions was not good as when we opened door could smell damp and can see on walls as black in places ,once we got wood burner going it was cosy ,it could do with a good clean dust cobwebs etc ,our second night was not good as my partner fell down stairs which could have been prevented if there was hand rail we spent morning in a/e he has severe bruising of the ribs ,it could be lovely cottage if they did little bit work to inside

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Following their stay, they initially thanked us by e-mail and only advised of the alleged incident a few days after that. We asked them to complete an incident form so we could establish the facts and investigate, but they declined. We have since inspected the stairs and there are no faults, they are 4 years old and built to current building regulations and have a hand rail, so we are unable to establish the cause. We clean the cottage thoroughly following each visit, there was a week between visits which may explain the damp smell and one or two cobwebs. We have aired it thoroughly since and touched up the black spots on the cob wall lime wash. We will ensure we check more thoroughly following vacant periods between bookings.
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Sixpenny Handley
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
29.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Broad Chalke
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

Up and Coming Events

Lyme Regis Arts Fest - 19-27 Sep

Vintage Market, Guildhall Square Salisbury 25 Sep and 30 Oct

Salisbury race day - 30 Sep

Weymouth Beech Motorcross - 10-11 Oct

Sherborne literary Fest - 14-18 Oct

Enchanted floodlit gardens Abbotsbury - 14 Oct to 1st Nov

Sherborne International film fest 22-25 Oct

Salisbury carnival - 23 Oct

Dorchester Literary fest 23-25 Oct

Dorset food week 24 Oct - 2 Nov

National classic car rally - Guildhall Square Salisbury 31 Oct

Bath Xmas Market 26 Nov - 13 Dec

Winchester Xmas Market 19 Nov 22 Dec

Salisbury Xmas Market 26 Nov - 20 Dec

Wimborne Folk fest 10-12 June 2016

Chalk Valley History fest 22-28 Jun 2016

Larmer Tree fest 13-17 Jul 2016

Great Dorset Chilli fest early Aug 2016 TBC

Great Dorset Steam Fair - 31 Aug - 4 Sep 2016

For further events go to;



Monks Cottage - is a 17th Century Grade 2 listed detached cottage with period features including inglenook fireplace & exposed beams. Situated in the heart of a green belt that is Cranborne Chase AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). A diverse landscape offering areas of rolling chalk grassland, ancient woodlands, downland hillsides and chalk river valleys each with a distinct and recognisable character. Ideally located for cycling, rambling, picnicing & outdoor pursuits. Nearby places of interest include Stonehenge, Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum, The New Forest, Wimborne Minster, Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage, Various National Trust Properties & Gardens, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Shell bay Beach & Studland Beach.

East Woodyates has history going back to the Stone age where Tumuli can be found and there is evidence of a Roman road. More recently East Woodyates was used as a staging post to inform the victory at Nelsons battle of Trafalgar, known as the Trafalgar way.

Other Activities: Indoor Go Karting, Laser Combat, Shooting,

Golf: Rushmore is an 18-hole golf course set high on the chalk of the Cranborne Chase, with the unusual distinction of having 9 holes in Dorset & 9 in Wiltshire. Set in the heart of the historic Rushmore Park, the course is a haven of peace, with only the abundant wildlife & spectacular views to distract from your game.

The club prides itself on its warm & friendly welcome to members & visitors alike. They have an active membership, with many golf & social events taking place throughout the year. They welcome societies & visitors seven days a week, offering excellent golf, good home-cooked food & a fine selection of beer & wine.

Rushmore is easily reached by car from the local towns of Shaftesbury & Blandford as well as Salisbury & the South Coast resorts of Bournemouth & Poole & the course is clearly signed from the A30, A354 & B3081.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pentridge, Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Apr 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Optional cleaning serv £25

We offer an end of stay cleaning service for those of you who do not have the time or would prefer us to do it. Is is charged at £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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