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16th Century Thatched Cottage
16th Century Thatched Cottage
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
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Our stunning home is built in early 1600s . We have 2 guest rooms for the price of one .Modern kitchen and sunroom and a beautiful traditional cottage garden, complete with a stream.

The space

We have 2 rooms available for one price for both in our charming cottage which is nestled at the edge of Okeford Fitzpaine village, in the heart of the Blackmore vale. With a large cottage garden complete with peaceful stream at the bottom. The cottage has a modern kitchen dining area with a sunroom.
The 2 guest bedrooms are both doubles and decorated in a cottage style. There is also a futon available in one of those rooms on request for children or extra guests.
We have a separate bathroom for guests and you have the whole of the upstairs to yourselves .Outside patio for wonderful alfresco dining or to just relax with a glass of wine. We will also offer further discount on top of our standard ones if your staying for over 7 days so please contact us by email before booking.

Guest access

Full access to garden, patio, Guest bedrooms, guest bathroom ,sunroom . Full use of the kitchen on request. We are happy to cook for you at breakfast. £8.50per adult for a full breakfast plus lots of other options. Traditional Dorset afternoon tea is also a popular choice. £6.00 per person. We cater for shooting parties and have secure gun storage. Cycling storage for bikes.

Interaction with guests

We live in the cottage but are always out and about and we like for you to feel it's also your home away from home. I will always be close at hand to answer any questions but will not be intrusive. There are two separate areas to watch TV or just chill out so no worries about privacy. Always happy to help. I am a meditation teacher so if I was anymore relaxed I would be asleep!!!!

Other things to note

I am a forager and i fly birds of prey and am happy to take you foraging or a hawk walk in the local countryside. Please message me For prices. Im also a keen champion of local produce and you can be assured of a wonderful breakfast including eggs from our chickens, home produced bacon and sausages. Honey from my bees and home made preserves. Cereal, toast are all available as well as further options. Full English £8.50per adult. Children's full English breakfast £3.00

Or try my Traditional Dorset cream tea with home made scones and preserves. £6.00 per person.

All teas, coffees and soft drinks are complimentary .

I am very knowledgeable about the local area and can answer all your questions on things to see and do in the county.

He have secure storage for bikes and if your in the area shooting we also have secure gun safes.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people $20 NZD / night after 4 guests
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

No check in after 9.00pm without prior arrangement There are dogs on-site and also a twenty-one year old cat. please respect it's their home too. We allow well behaved dogs. We have outdoor kennels (URL HIDDEN) no smoking in the house but you can smoke outside. Please respect our neighbours. No noise after 11.00pm. cooking in the kitchen is by prior arrangement only. Our birds of prey are often on bow perches on the lawn, your welcome to approach them but please no touching without prior invitation because they can give you a talon handshake!!!!!
Check out 9.30am prompt:-)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - 21year old cat and two dogs
Some spaces are shared - kitchen is shared and no cooking after 6.00pm
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

72 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
November 2017
A wonderfully warm and cosy Cottage with a fantastic host in Shelley. Knowledgeable and informative about the local area we could not have asked for a better stay.Her breakfasts are, rightly, legendary. Peace and quiet and comfort best describe it. Anyone who needs to recharge their batteries could not do better.

Julie User Profile
October 2017
We had a nice stay with Shelley and Brett, they were easy to communicate with and good hosts. The house is very quaint with its thatched roof, staircase and sit down shower bath. Excellent breakfasts cooked by Shelley were also great addition to the stay.

Claire User Profile
October 2017
This is a gem of a place for anybody keen to explore the Dorset countryside and stay in a traditional thatched cottage. Shelley was extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating, and also very knowledgeable about the local area and countryside lore. She makes lovely home-cooked breakfasts and also offers well-priced hawk experiences where you can learn more about falconry with her Harris hawks. Great value for money and a really interesting stay in a place that is definitely not run of the mill.

Selena User Profile
October 2017
We all had 2 perfect nights sleep in the most comfy beds. Beautiful thatched cottage set in a beautiful garden and Shelly was the perfect host. Lovely breakfast to x highly recommended x x

Prasen User Profile
September 2017
We had a great experience. Very kind host. ☺️

Irina User Profile
September 2017
Charming period cottage, remarkable peace and quiet, hospitable and friendly hosts, very good location, perfect for venturing to many local attractions ( you are right in the middle of all things!) - we visited Bath, Salisbury, Kemmeridge and National Trust sites, lovely time had by all, the children loved our memorable trip to Dorset. A different world.

Sophia User Profile
August 2017
Truely amazing cottage in a little quiet village with an awasome host and even better breakfast. Shelley immediately made as feel welcome and at home. Shelly went out of het way to cater breakfast for us and we had lovely conversations with both Shelly and Brett. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. Als the sunroom with tv is a nice bonus. We deffenately recommend Shalleys place for a stay.

Okeford Fitzpaine, United KingdomJoined in May 2016
Shelley User Profile

I'm a country girl, forager, and meditation teacher. I am also a falconer and keen cook. Love the ocean, countryside walks and generally mucking about in my garden.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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