Lavender Cottage

Located in Dorchester, Dorset

An 18th century thatched stone cottage set in a hugely picturesque hamlet, this property overlooks a 12th-century church and provides an idyllic base for rest and relaxation.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Only 2.5 miles from Dorchester town centre, a wealth of eateries, boutiques and attractions are in easy reach. The Keep Military Museum, 3 miles away, provides a great day out for all the family, especially on rainy days. 7.5 miles away, Sculpture by the Lakes is best enjoyed when the sun is out to play. For the perfect picture opportunity and breath of fresh air, head 10 miles away to Durdle Door – the world-famous limestone arch.

A family-friendly home-from-home, this property invites guests of all generations to immediately settle in. Come in through the front door and step into a hallway. Branching off into different directions, the hallway leads you to the downstairs bathroom on your right (equipped with a bath with electric shower overhead)) and the lounge on your left. A hugely cosy space with quaint cottage vibes, the lounge has exposed beams along the ceiling and an open fire. Choose from a wide variety of books, games and DVDs, and snuggle into a sofa. Back into the hall, another door takes you into the light and bright kitchen, which will be a popular hub for foodies. It offers plenty of modern conveniences, including an oven with an electric hob, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave, a toaster, a dishwasher and even a washing machine. Sat in the middle of the room, a dining table awaits meals at home. Climb the stairs to discover the cottage’s three bedrooms, including one king, one double and a single. Also upstairs is the second bathroom, home to a walk-in shower cubicle and a WC.

Outside, a spacious lawn dotted with fruit trees lends itself perfectly to long summer afternoons. Watch as the kids let off steam on the grass and light up the BBQ for home-cooked feasts. For added convenience, there is also parking available for two cars accessed through a five-bar gate.

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


  • Charming thatched cottage with a spacious lawn for afternoons in the sun and an open fire for winter nights, ideal for a family getaway
  • Located in the ancient hamlet of Whitcombe
  • Easy access to Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 100 metres from the Dorchester road
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king, 1 double, 1 single with a pull out single underneath
  • 2 bathrooms: downstairs WC with bath and electric shower overhead, upstairs WC with walk in shower
  • Oven with electric hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • TV, radio
  • Open fire logs included October end of April
  • Central heating
  • Garden with seating
  • BBQ
  • Driveway parking for up to two cars
  • Shop within 1½ miles
  • Pub within 1½ miles


Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Family friendly
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
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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