Space & setting.
This adjacent pair of 19thC grooms’ cottages offer a countryside stay in truly unique style. Similar in size and decor, you’ll be beguiled by the combination of artfully dilapidated grandeur and striking contemporary design that greets you. Dark-wood panelling, exposed brickwork and original fireplaces are juxtaposed with ornate chandeliers, jacquard curtains, colourful walls and bespoke wall tapestries. It’s a simultaneously decadent and rustic scene that feels playfully eccentric. Note the subtle equestrian touches throughout, too – a nod to the buildings’ past.
Each maisonette has a cosy lounge and 2 double bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms featuring gorgeous copper roll-top baths and step-in Drummond showers. Come with another couple or family — or book both cottages for a group stay — and bring wellies to roam the parkland and bordering Cranborne Chase (380 square miles of chalk downs, ancient woodlands and river valleys), then zip to nearby gastro pubs for a lazy lunch. The Jurassic Coast and New Forest are only 30 mins by car, so this makes a brilliant base for longer stays too and a full exploration of Dorset’s beauty.
Getting here: you’ll need to drive
"Loved staying in the cottage with my young family. Such a wonderful location and beautifully and tastefully designed and furnished. Definitely hope to return."Mark, August 2023