Cerne Abbey Cottage

Cerne Abbas

Property Reference: DDX
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade4 Star rating
Garden and grounds Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Double bedroom Double bedroom Bathroom Historic buildings Historic buildings

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Availability & Price

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Four Poster BedFour Poster Bed
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Green SchemeGreen Scheme

Property Description

This unique and enchanting property is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as Benedictine House in 987 AD, overlooking the abbey courtyard with large gardens nearby. The abbey itself is privately owned, and guests can enjoy the grounds and wander freely. The property is in the pretty village of Cerne Abbas, famed for its dominating chalk carving of the Cerne Giant - thought to be carved in the hillside some 1500 years ago. Tucked away within the beauty of the Dorset Hills, miles of lovely walks can be enjoyed, including the village trail. Puddletown, Tolpuddle and Thomas Hardy’s picturesque Piddle Valley are within easy reach. Travelling further afield are miles of sandy beaches and some of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline. Shop and three pubs serving excellent food, 100 yards.

Living room with open fire/beamed dining room/old pine kitchen. First floor: Pretty, spacious, beamed double bedroom with lovely views east and west. Spacious bathroom, large corner bath and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel at cost
  • Electricity and oil central heating included (£25 per week October-March)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Washing service on request (overseas and long stay guests)
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Shared use of landscaped grounds (sections open to public)
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. The cottage was in a wonderful location. The abbey and its grounds were lovely and the owners very friendly and helpful. The local amenities were excellent - 3 pubs, all good for eating at, and a small supermarket which stocked everything we needed. The large corner bath was wonderful! We could not fault this holiday at all. August 2012.
  2. A nice cottage in an interesting location in the grounds of an old abbey. Cerne Abbas is a lovely little village, with plenty to see and do in the vicinity. May 2012.
  3. Very helpful owners, cottage in an ideal location for visiting places of interest in the area. Overall a peaceful , enjoyable holiday. MAy 2012.
  4. Nice welcome from owners who were friendly and helpful, a lovely location complete with very friendly cat who visited regularly and made himself at home. March 2012.
  5. Nice quaint period cottage in lovely quiet surroundings. Cerne Abbas has a shop and three pubs with good food. July 2011.
  6. Quiet and comfortable in an excellent village. Good food at two of the three locals (other not tried), and in local teashop. Easy access to parking at property, which in itself was on an interesting site. May 2011.
  7. Cosy cottage tucked away behind the main house, although not the cleanest or best equipped property we have ever stayed in it all added to the overall charm of the property. Fantastic location and the use of a large garden, shared with the chickens. Village has three good pubs, one of which does excellent food. Nearby is Beaminster home of 2009 masterchef winner Mat Follas and his Wild Garlic restaurant, give it a try. May 2011.
  8. Excellent location in unusual surroundings. Quaint cottage near to all amenities yet quiet and secluded. Three good pubs/restaurants (with food) in village. Lovely walks from cottage. Would definitely stay there again. April 2011.
  9. The village, setting and cottage are an absolute delight. It is not posh accommodation but it is comfortable and welcoming. March 2011.
  10. Lovely quaint cottage in peaceful setting, yet close to village with great pubs and shop. Great to have an open fire. Feb 2011.
  11. A very pleasant location for a relaxing holiday, with very good local facilities for eating/drinking, within walking distance. Jan 2011.
  12. We just love the village and the position of the property in the grounds of the Abbey. Oct 2010.
  13. Well equipped,clean and warm. April 2010.
  14. We loved the fire in the kitchen and the small rooms, very cosy in the snow! Jan 2010.
  15. Cosy feel - good access to pubs and village. Nov 2009.
  16. The ambiance of this cottage is unmatched. Location is great, three pubs nearby, many more in immediate surroundings. Friendly and helpful owners, friendly and hungry cats, curious squirrels and robins. Nov 2009.
  17. We have been there 5 or 6 times before. It is like going home. Everything is always clean and tidy, flowers on the table, cups and saucers for a cup of tea etc. Just the little touches. Oct 2009.
  18. Beautiful surroundings, quiet, comfortable. The cottage’s only drawback was the corner bath which is very big and is difficult to get out of for older people. A shower would be a better option. Oct 2009.
  19. Interesting accommodation. Quaint kitchen. Oct 2009.
  20. Ideally situated for visiting the stunning coast and for exploring the beautiful countryside of Dorset and south Somerset. The cottage is situated in a beautiful spot in a lovely village. It has the advantages of being quiet and "remote" yet it is, in fact, only a couple of hundred yards from a shop and three pubs. The village is perfectly situated for exploring the Dorset countryside and coast. Aug 2009.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
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