Dorset is perhaps most famous for its chocolate box thatched cottage. They line pretty country lanes and feature heavily in Dorset’s villages. Great strides have been made in renovating these pretty cottages, whilst maintaining traditional features such as cob walls. Thatching cottages, goes back hundreds of years and you will find cottages in Dorset that are over 300 years old. Thatching is well a preserved art form, with over 20 members listed on the Dorset Master Thatchers Association website.
Have you ever visited the famous village of Milton Abbas? This pretty village is made up of a picturesque line of white cob cottages with pristine front garden and traditional thatched roof. In 1780 the first Earl of Dorchester decided the village of Middleton was blocking his view – so he moved it and created the pretty village of Milton Abbas.
Here at Dorset Cottage Holidays, we are blessed to represent several fine examples of a thatched Dorset holiday cottage. Steeped in history, you really cant beat the charm of these stunning cottages, which often boast a rip-roaring woodburner.
Thatched Holiday Cottages To Rent
Pixies Cottage in Tolpuddle is a delightful one bedroom thatched cottage with all the charm you would expect of a cottage of this age. Reportedly the oldest cottage in this historic village.
What we love best about these delightful thatched cottages, is the history surrounding them. And, Elizabeth Cottage is not exception. Once owned by the Boleyn family, Elizabeth Cottage was once a toll house but now offers guests a luxury romantic break in Lulworth.
Another thatched favourite of ours is Cheesemans Cottage. This cottage has been part of our holiday portfolio for many years, and is a firm favourite.
Poppy Cottage is new in 2018 and is one of Corfe Castles cutest thatched holiday cottages. It is very close to the castle ruins, some of these old cottages are said to have been made by using the stones from the castle when it was demolished.
You cant beat a thatched holiday cottage by the coast. You can walk to Lulworth Cove from pretty Lulwind, which has been fully modernised.
Another beautiful example of a historic thatched cottage. Church Garden Cottage lies in the grounds but separate to Church Cottage in the stunning village of Studland. You can walk to the beautiful sandy beach.
Church Cottage in Studland is one of our most popular cottages. The stunning views over Studland Bay and historic charm are sure to attract more guests.
Lavender Cottage is a lovely modern thatch, conveniently located close the seaside town of Weymouth.