Clematis House

Located in Dorchester, Dorset

Clematis House is a delightful semi-detached cottage in Charlton Down near Charminster and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Clematis House is a charming semi-detached cottage settled in Charlton Down near Charminster, Dorset. Hosting three bedrooms, including two doubles and a single, along with a bathroom and cloakroom, this property can sleep up to five guests. There is also a kitchen, sitting room and dining area within the conservatory. Outside there is off-road parking for two cars, and an enclosed rear patio with furniture. A delightful staycation awaits at Clematis House.

Property Details

Clematis House is to be found less than 4 miles north of the county town of Dorchester in the unspoilt county of Dorset. One of just two properties in the street, Clematis House provides accommodation for up to five people in the tree-lined village of Charlton Down. Charlton Down is the perfect location for access to beautiful walks in the West Dorset countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty whilst being situated less than half an hours drive from the sandy beaches of Weymouth. It is also within easy reach of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast including Swanage, Corfe Castle, Lulworth, Abbotsbury and Lyme Regis. A file of over thirty walks and cycle rides in the area has been provided within the property but there are many more to be discovered.

While the accommodation has been provided to cater for up to five adults in two double and one single room, it would equally well provide for children with a stairgate and highchair provided. Two designated off-road parking spaces are provided adjacent to the property's pretty courtyard garden in which you will find a garden table, chairs and parasol. This is a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or maybe just an aperitif before visiting one of the many pubs and restaurants within a short drive of Charlton Down. The lounge and garden room provide ample comfortable seating along with indoor dining facilities overlooking the garden. A TV (including Sky Freeview), a DVD player and a hi-fi unit are provided for your enjoyment. The kitchen is well-equipped and includes a dishwasher and wine cooler to make life easy during your stay. A cloakroom completes the downstairs.

Upstairs the bedrooms are comfortably furnished providing ample storage facilities and there is a bathroom with bath, shower and WC. Charlton Down shop and post-office is just a two-minute walk from the house providing for your everyday grocery needs offering a wide range of products; they also bake bread every day including croissants, pain au chocolat and baguettes so get there early!

There are various playgrounds for young children, the nearest just yards from the property while a zip-wire and other activities can be found in the field beyond the cricket ground. Dorchester has an extensive selection of museums relative to its size covering everything from teddy bears, dinosaurs and Tutenkamun to military history, the justice system and the history of Dorset and its fascinating past. There are a host of restaurants to choose from in Brewery Square with many international cuisines to be found in the High Street and elsewhere.

The surrounding villages provide a wonderful choice of pubs serving an extensive range of delightful food much of it sourced from local farms and fishermen.

If you love walking, cycling, beach or history Clematis House is ideally situated for you.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Sky TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0
  • 1 mile, pub 1
  • 7 miles
  • Note: Garage is not for guest use


Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Washing machine

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Area Details


Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is a town for all seasons. This vibrant, bustling town has an array of "brand name" shops as well as banks and local independent shops up the side streets. Cafes, test rooms, pubs, restaurants, and takeaways catering to all tastes can be found here. There is also a weekly market on Wednesdays selling local produce. Dorchester is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy and he based his novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, on Dorchester. Open all year round, Max Gate, the childhood home of Thomas Hardy, now owned by the National Trust, is well worth a visit.

Visit Wolfeton House set in beautiful water meadows, in the nearby village of Charminster. Visit Athelhampton House and Gardens or visit Kingston Maurwood, a Georgian mansion surrounded by 35 acres of gardens. Dorchester Park often has open-air concerts in the bandstand or an open-air cinema in the summer months. The park has a mini open-air gym and a large expanse of grass for the children to run around. For the adults there is a cafe, sit for a picnic or a coffee and watch the kids explore. Join the Dorchester Town Ghost Walks and discover the many haunted buildings. The Dorset County Show attracts visitors from near and far. It is a two-day event, featuring horse competitions, funfair, crafts, and is a chance for the local farmers to show their prized animals and produce. There is so much to do here for all the family.

Visit the Keep Military Museum, 4 floors of military history focusing on the Dorsetshire regiment over the past 500 years. Try the Dorset County Museum or The Dinosaur Museum, an award-winning museum with life-size dinosaur reconstructions, fossils, and more. Finally, explore the Teddy Bear Museum, house, and shop. This is a celebration of all things stuffed in teddy form that will delight those young of heart.

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