Under Acre Cottage
Located in Bere Regis, Dorset
Under Acre Cottage is a detached, thatched cottage rests on the outskirts of Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Under Acre Cottage is a detached property resting on the outskirts of Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset. It comes with three bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom and two double bedrooms, sleeping up to six people and served by a cloakroom and a ground floor bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Completing the interior is a kitchen/diner, a utility, a sitting room with a woodburning stove, a snug with a woodburning stove and a garden room. Outside, there is off-road parking and an enclosed garden with seating, a play area and a pond. Under Acre Cottage is a wonderful base for exploring Dorset.
Enjoying a peaceful position within the Cranborne AONB is Under Acre Cottage, a 16th century, Grade II listed property, complete with a picture-perfect thatched roof. This charming, chocolate box cottage can be found a short distance from the pub and farm shop in Winterborne Whitechurch and has excellent access to the Dorset coastline, offering a perfect place to call home for families of all ages.
Admire the countryside setting before pushing open the front door to reveal a handy utility, where you can kick off muddy walking boots and a washing machine is ideally placed for freshening up any belongings after an action-packed day. Continue through the property to find a quaint snug, where the large inglenook fireplace housing a modern woodburning stove takes centre stage, before the plush seating arrangement and TV, where you can kick back and relax. Just off the snug is a study, perfect for those seeking a peaceful space to do some reading or work, as well as the spacious family bathroom, housing a bath and a walk-in shower. Continue through the property to discover a larger sitting room, where the exposed beams frame the L-shaped sofa and you can look forward to lighting up the fire to set a tranquil ambience, as you get snug on the sofa while flicking through the channels on the TV. Completing the ground floor of this wonderful home is a country-style kitchen, fitted with an impressive Rangemaster cooker to assist you in cooking up your favourite dishes, as well as a large dining table for everyone to gather to enjoy an evening of good food.
The character of the property continues up on the first floor, where you will find three bedrooms, consisting of a master bedroom with triple aspect windows with views over the garden and two double bedrooms, with one enjoying an elegant dressing table.
Begin your summer mornings stretching your legs out on the garden, where you can enjoy your morning coffee on one of the various seating areas before making your way to the woodland area to explore further. In the evening, spend quality time with your loved ones within the enclosed garden house before making use of the superb pizza oven for a unique experience.
If you can tear yourself away from this picture-perfect property, venture into the village centre to find a pub and a bar, where you can enjoy a well-deserved glass of something after a long walk, as well as a farm shop for picking up fresh, local produce to enjoy back at the cottage. Better acquaint yourself with your surroundings further by lacing up your walking boots and exploring the cluster of walking routes within the AONB, including the long-distance Jubilee Trail or trek up to Bulbarrow Hill for breath-taking scenery. From here, you could also venture to the nearby Milborne St. Andrew, where you can catch a glimpse of the seasonal stream running down from the chalk downs or spend the day at Gorcombe Farm, boasting opportunities for quad biking, paintball, clay shooting, archery, and even axe-throwing A more leisurely afternoon can be spent in the town of Dorchester or you could soak up the coastal scenery by visiting the delights of Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis, or walk along the iconic Jurassic Coastline. Bring your family to Under Acre Cottage to share a memorable holiday.
- Oil central heating and 2 x woodburning stove
- Rangemaster electric oven, gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 x TVs and WiFi
- Fuel, power and one basket of logs inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Ample off-road parking
- Enclosed garden with lawn area with seating area, a decked area with sunbeds and pizza oven, as well as a woodland/meadow area for guests to enjoy
- Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
- Shop just over 1 mile away, a pub just over ½ mile
- Note: There is a pond in the garden, please supervise children when outdoors
- Note: BBQ not to be used in the lower garden
- Note: There is a double sofa bed available for flexible sleeping arrangements
Bere Regis is a small, pretty village in Dorset. If peace and tranquillity are on the agenda, you have found it. Bere Regis was made famous by Thomas Hardy in his classic story ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles". The village has a shop, post office and two pubs. It is very picturesque with thatched cottages and Bere Regis Church takes centre stage.
There are plenty of cycle and walking trails to discover, in fact, explore Wareham Forest by foot or bike, either way, the paths are smooth and easy. Dogs can join you on this adventure too. Staying around the village then both the Lawrence Ride and Purbeck Ride cycle routes pass through the nearby villages of Briantspuddle and Turnerspuddle and then skirt the southern edge of Bere Regis. The Jubilee Trail walking route passes through Bere Regis towards Moreton village.
The beautiful Athelhampton House is a short drive away on the edge of Puddletown village. Explore the Tudor house and extensive gardens, relax in the cafe for cream tea or dinner. Monkey World, in Wareham, is an all-year-round attraction. Although a very popular tourist attraction, Monkey World does serious work and helps governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. There are over 230 primates at Monkey World of including the home of Europe's only Orang-utan creche. Visit the Tank Museum in Bovington, experience driving a tank or watch the amazing re-enactment of a battle, complete with explosions.