Herring Cottage

Located in Osmington, Dorset

A beautiful thatched cottage situated in a peaceful Dorset village, this is the perfect place to escape from the crowds and simply relax surrounded by the glorious English countryside.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Discover the beauty of a Dorset getaway with this traditional Grade II listed thatched cottage hidden in a quiet and secluded hamlet. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time in a quaint period property complete with original features, surrounded by tranquil countryside. Despite its rural location, the cottage is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. For those who can’t wait to get outdoors and breathe in the fresh sea air, the coastal path is just 1.5 miles away and the iconic Durdle Door just 2 miles. For families, excellent nearby attractions include the Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World, both within a five-mile radius.

This cottage is on the end of a short row of pretty cottages and upon entering for the first time you’ll be surprised at how deceptively spacious it is. Moving past the hall space with room for boots, coats and any outside gear, there’s the choice of two rooms. To your right is the doorway to the kitchen while to the left there’s the large lounge and dining area. The kitchen has a practical tiled floor and is well-equipped for all your needs. A second doorway leads directly through to the lounge, making it easy to wander between the two rooms while you’re cooking dinner. Although the village pub is just a short 150-yard stroll, you’ll find it hard to drag yourself away from the comfort of the cottage. Snuggle up in the window loveseat with a spot of holiday reading or stretch out next to the open fire and just relax, listening to the crackle of the logs. The low-beamed ceilings add to the intimacy of the cottage and these continue upstairs. A steep, winding staircase leads to two walkthrough bedrooms which sleep a maximum of four. Bright and airy, the first bedroom is a twin with a door that connects to the double bedroom beyond. The comfortable bathroom is accessed via a door at the entrance of the twin room.

To the front of the property, you’ll find a lush lawn garden complete with flowerbeds, shrubs and a shady willow tree. A paved path provides direct access to the doors while parking is available in the village lane.


  • Picturesque village retreat in a traditional Dorset thatched cottage with an open fireplace and beams throughout offer a cosy and intimate experience
  • A peaceful rural location with easy access to many nearby attractions, explore the glorious Dorset countryside with the South West Coast path just 1½ miles away
  • Enclosed garden the ideal place to relax with a book and a cup of tea
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom: 1 with shower over the bath and WC (accessed via twin bedroom)
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Open fire in lounge with original bread oven (logs supplied October end of April
  • Guests should bring their own firelighters)
  • Central heating included
  • TV/DVD and radio in the lounge
  • Low, beamed ceilings throughout the cottage and steep stairs
  • Stairway gated at the top
  • Attractive lawn garden to the front with seating and paved path for access
  • Wi-Fi included
  • On-street parking available nearby
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Local village pub 150 yards
  • Coast path 1½ miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5


Close to coast
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Osmington is a small village with narrow streets lined with picturesque thatched cottages. The village is very popular with walkers wanting to see the White Horse ingrained in the hillside. Built in 1808 to honour King George III, who was a frequent visitor to the area. The figure on the hillside depicts the King riding a horse who sadly did not survive long enough to see this famous landmark.

Osmington Mills is a 10-minute walk along the coast path. Soak in the stunning views along the way. Visit the very pretty and very popular pub The Smugglers. The pub tells tales of the French smuggler, Pierre Latour, in the 17th century. Sit back, take in the stunning views and the excellent home-cooked food. It is well worth a visit.

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