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Luxury Self Catering Accommodation in Rural Dorset

Old Down Cottage

The Cottage

Welcome to Old Down Cottage – A cosy, scenic, rural, retreat

Old Down Cottage is a charming semi-detached cottage in a very rural setting, with magnificent views over open countryside.

Set in the wide open landscapes of east Dorset, Old Down Cottage is tucked down a private lane in a completely peaceful location. This semi-detached cottage has been lovingly furnished to create a welcoming, spacious home-from-home. The well planned accommodation is very flexible, and you can enjoy the peace and quiet in the enclosed front garden or on the decking at the back.

  • Sleeps 6 + cot*
  • 5.7 miles N of Wimborne Minster
Old Down Cottage Location

The Perfect Location

On the edge of the Cranborne Chase, it is an ideal base for walking, cycling, golfing holidays or trips to the seaside. Whether enjoying a day by the sea, or the pleasures of the open countryside – by foot or bicycle – Old Down Cottage is the perfect location.

This is an excellent base for exploring rural and coastal Dorset. The Cranborne Chase (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is on the doorstep, and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast an easy drive away. Poole harbour with beaches and watersports, the National Trust’s Brownsea Island and the ferry across to Studland and Swanage are great outings from this location.

From Old Down Cottage the New Forest is just across the border in Hampshire – another excellent family outing. Wimborne, with its historic minster, is the nearest market town, and beyond is Bulbarrow Hill, the highest point in Dorset and a beautiful picnic spot with panoramic views. Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge, a short drive away.

Old Down Cottage Rooms

The Rooms

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher

Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and open fire

Bedroom 1 with twin beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (also accessed from hall)

First Floor

Bedroom 2 with double bed (6′) and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 3 with twin beds

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.

Old Down Cottage Features

The Features

  • Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH