Looking towards the front of the pretty detached cottage
Cosy lounge with open-fire and baby grand piano
Relax by the inglenook fireplace
Catch up with family and friends in the lounge
Kitchen/diner leading to the conservatory
Conservatory/dining room overlooking the garden
Enjoy relaxing family meals
Romantic king-size bedroom overlooking the garden
Spacious Master king-size bedroom
Master king-size bedroom with wash basin
Pretty twin bedoom
Nautical style twin bedroom
Cosy single bedroom
Contemporary bathroom with shower over bath
Ground floor king-size bedroom
Beautiful thatch detail
Stunning character cottage with expansive garden
Large lawn with lovely established trees
1 / 19  Looking towards the front of the pretty detached cottage
2 / 19  Cosy lounge with open-fire and baby grand piano
3 / 19  Relax by the inglenook fireplace
4 / 19  Catch up with family and friends in the lounge
5 / 19  Kitchen/diner leading to the conservatory
6 / 19  Kitchen/diner
7 / 19  Conservatory/dining room overlooking the garden
8 / 19  Enjoy relaxing family meals
9 / 19  Romantic king-size bedroom overlooking the garden
10 / 19  Spacious Master king-size bedroom
11 / 19  Master king-size bedroom with wash basin
12 / 19  Pretty twin bedoom
13 / 19  Nautical style twin bedroom
14 / 19  Cosy single bedroom
15 / 19  Contemporary bathroom with shower over bath
16 / 19  Ground floor king-size bedroom
17 / 19  Beautiful thatch detail
18 / 19  Stunning character cottage with expansive garden
19 / 19  Large lawn with lovely established trees

Cornerstone Cottage

Dorchester (8.5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed cottage sleeping nine guests
  • Wonderful example of a period thatched cottage with attractive original features
  • Large lawn gardens and patio seating area
  • Located in the small, unspoilt village of Briantspuddle, with its village shop and post office
  • Spacious lounge with baby grand piano, a fantastic addition for musical guests
  • Ten miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with its fossil-rich shoreline
Property code: 42413

Beautiful character  cottage sleeping nine, enjoying a quiet location in the picturesque village of Briantspuddle in Dorset, just ten miles from the county’s dramatic coastline, with its beaches, clifftop walks, and fossil-rich geology.

This property is situated in the peaceful village of Briantspuddle, one of a cluster of villages, the most famous of which is Tolpuddle, known for its important place in English history. A visit to the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum makes for an eye-opening afternoon spent learning the full story behind the martyrs, their cause, and their legacy. Two of the area’s top attractions can be found just four miles from the property: Bovington Tank Museum, and Monkey World, a fantastic ape rescue centre. One of the big draws of the area is, of course, its impressive coastline, which lies ten miles south of the property. Whether you want to spend lazy days at the beach, hunt for fossils, try your hand at water sports, or enjoy stunning coastal walks, all of this and more can be found on the area’s beaches, which include Sandbanks, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth, and Studland Bay.

This characterful property makes a wonderful place for a restful holiday with friends or family, and guests will immediately start to feel themselves relax as soon as they open the front door onto the spacious lounge. There is a wonderfully homely feel to this space, with its deep sofas, exposed beams, and large inglenook fireplace with its open fire. There is a TV/DVD, as well as a baby grand piano, which will delight musical guests. Walking through to the kitchen, guests will find a breakfast table which seats four in the middle of the room, around which they will find an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. One step up from the kitchen leads to the sunny conservatory, where there is a second dining table and doors which lead out to the garden. One of the property’s bedrooms is situated on the ground floor, an attractive king-size room which overlooks the garden. There is also a shower room with WC on the ground floor, which is convenient for guests staying in the ground-floor bedroom. Upstairs, there are four further bedrooms. The first of these is a sumptuous king-size room, which makes a lovely romantic sanctuary. There are then two twin rooms, as well as a restful single room. The bathroom on this floor offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Please note, that due to the age and character of the property, there are some uneven floors and small steps.

Outside, the property benefits from a patio seating area with garden furniture, which leads up to a large lawn garden area, with plenty of space for relaxing and playing. . There is parking for three cars.

  • 5 bedrooms: 2 king-size (1 on the ground-floor), 2 twins, and 1 single
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, plus ground-floor shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD and baby grand piano 
  • Open-fire (first basket of loges provided)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, electric, and central heating included
  • Regret no smoking or BBQ's anywhere on premises due to thatched roof
  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Shop within walking distance, pub 2 miles, beach 10 miles

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 9th November 2018

Very comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet but convenient location. Very well equipped and very good quality linen. Quite unusual in a lot of rental properties.

Reviewed by Quentin 5th October 2018

Large property that had enough room for a party of 8. Large lounge and kitchen that enabled us to entertain whilst staying at the cottage.

Reviewed by Katrina 25th August 2018

Very pleasant stay with all our family.

Reviewed by Susan 28th July 2018

This was a great cottage with every thing you needed for a great stay in a lovely area close to great beaches and plenty of attractions to do for a three generation family stay

Reviewed by Christine 21st July 2018

Beautiful historic cottage equiped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Lovely gardens, beautiful village in a peaceful setting. Host was very obliging and communicative. Easy drive to the many lovely places in Dorset and beautiful coastline. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Lucia 30th June 2018

Beautiful property very large garden, is in a great central location for beaches Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Bovington tank museum. Will definately visit again.

Reviewed by John 23rd June 2018

Beautiful location, beautiful house, you need a car to get about, but there are some lovely walks, couple of pubs nearby that serve excellent food no more than 4 miles away. It's quiet, centrally located, comfy, and fulfilled the requirements of a party of 7 adults, I would certainly consider another stay here.

Reviewed by Bernard 26th May 2018

A very well equipped cottage in a good location. The downstairs shower is fine, but the family mainly used the master Bathroom on our stay

Reviewed by Susan 11th May 2018

A fabulous cottage with plenty of room to relax and socialise. Our group of 6 friends all found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Julie 4th May 2018

We spent a long weekend at Cornerstone Cottage with the family . We had everything we needed. A very comfortable well equipped cottage . A huge garden which was great for the children with fields either side with horses and goats. The village is very picturesque . Close to Monkey World and the Swanage Steam Railway . Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Jonathan 26th April 2018

A characterful 5 bedroom 18th century 'cottage' in a tranquil village setting. We found it exceptionally well equipped for children, saved us having to pack travel cots or stair gates, even buckets and spades and children's toys were on hand. Big garden was great for the kids to burn off energy, with adjacent fields of horses and goats to interest Read morethem. Very pleased we chose Cornerstone Cottage for our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 12th August 2017

Very well situated for family friendly days out in the Dorset area. Everything is within half an hour of the property. Tank museum & monkey world only 10 minutes away. Had lovely family meal at the The Martyrs Inn in Tolpuddle 5 min drive away. The property is great for large family's or groups lots of space.

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Looking towards the front of the pretty detached cottage
Cosy lounge with open-fire and baby grand piano
Relax by the inglenook fireplace
Catch up with family and friends in the lounge
Kitchen/diner leading to the conservatory
Conservatory/dining room overlooking the garden
Enjoy relaxing family meals
Romantic king-size bedroom overlooking the garden
Spacious Master king-size bedroom
Master king-size bedroom with wash basin
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