Jessops Cottage

Located in Buckland Newton, Dorset

Charming cottage in rural Dorset, yet within easy reach of many pretty towns and villages. Boasting a beautiful orchard setting and the use of a shepherd's hut, it's the ideal spot for a family holiday.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Surrounded by open countryside within the scattered village of Hilfield, this detached, character cottage is ideally situated for taking in the local sights, with Sherborne Abbey, Ham Hill, The Cerne Abbas Giant and West Bay all within easy reach. Set beneath the Dorset Downs there are many scenic walking and cycling routes that run directly from the property, taking in the breath-taking views on offer in this picturesque area. Ideally placed for touring Dorset and Somerset there are a selection of nearby towns to explore, such as Sherborne with its weekly market, Bridport, with its popular vintage shops and Yeovil, ideal for an afternoon spent browsing. The beautiful beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth are also accessible by car from here.

A paved path leads you into the property from the lane, where you are met by a welcoming entrance hall leading into the lounge, which has an open fire, TV and DVD, making it the perfect spot for relaxing after a country walk. Moving on from here is the open-plan kitchen/diner, which has a wood burner. This spacious room is the ideal spot for a relaxed family meal and is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and a useful pantry houses a fridge with an ice compartment. Off of the kitchen is a contemporary bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Heading back into the kitchen, the cottage style stairs take you up to the first floor, which offers two double bedrooms and a cosy bunk bedroom.

Venturing outside from the front door you will find a large enclosed lawn area wrapping around the cottage with garden furniture. Extending into a beautiful orchard, this rustic setting is further enhanced by a shepherd’s hut, which has a double bunk bed ideal for an afternoon snooze and a wood burner. The perfect spot to cosy up when the cool evening air draws in. Stepping stones lead you through the lawn from the front door to a layby across the lane, which will accommodate two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.


  • Secluded and peaceful location with the use of a shepherds hut in the surrounding orchard, there is an abundance of charm and character with an open fire and wood burner
  • Perfect base for walking and cycling with scenic routes through the Dorset Downs
  • Ideally placed for touring Dorset and Somerset, visit the beautiful beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth or spend an afternoon exploring historic Sherborne Abbey
  • 3 Bedrooms 2 doubles and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and washing machine
  • Wood burner and open fire first basket of logs included
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 11 miles, pub and shop 4 miles
  • TV and DVD
  • Guests are asked to bring their own bedding for the Shepherd's Hut


Cot Available
Family friendly
Great View
Ground floor bath
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Rural Location
Washing machine


Area Details

Buckland Newton

Buckland Newton is a pretty village in Dorset on the edge of Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a playing field and playground as well as a village shop, post office and pub. There are an abundance of country walks to discover here that will take you off the beaten track and allow you to enjoy the countryside and views.

For those who love action, then visit the Henley Hillbillies. Here you can drive quad bikes, Polaris Ace buggies, Mini Mavriks and even hover crafts. Or try your hand at shooting with the option for clay pigeon, archery, crossbows and air rifles. Nearby towns include Sherborne and Dorchester with a wealth of attractions. Visit Cerne Abbas and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the beer gardens of a choice of three pubs, all are dog friendly. Explore its famous chalk giant and wonderful countryside and take in the wonderful views surrounding you.

Those who like horticulture will appreciate Minterne Gardens in the nearby village of Minterne Magna. Set in over two hundred acres of stunning landscapes, streams, and cascades, this is a garden to remember. You can break up exploring by relaxing over a refreshment from the cafe and enjoy the views over the lake. Dorchester is a 20 minute car journey away, so here you can experience the sedate country way of life, knowing that the hustle of bustle of town life is never far away.

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