Prides Cottage

Dorset
Self-catering


Thatched cottage in a friendly village with two pubs, a farm shop and an art gallery; walking and cycling paths leave from the door

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

This early 18th-century cob and thatch cottage has pride of place in the heart of the village, next to the pub, village store and church. Easy-going Kate and Richard live nearby and will leave you with plenty of logs for the fire, as well as wine, milk and locally made biscuits. 

Play board games, read or watch TV next to the fire in the cosy sitting room, or in the sunroom with views of the pretty flower-filled garden. You can nip over to the village store for fresh-baked bread in the morning, choose from two pubs if you want to eat out and chat with friendly locals at the organic farm shop, café and art gallery. 

Superb walks and cycle paths lead from the house, including up the iron-age fort at Hambledon Hill. Arty Shaftesbury is a 20-minute drive away, the historic market town of Blandford is 15 minutes, and you can reach the Jurassic Coast in an hour.

Prides Cottage - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Relaxing in the sunroom and admiring the charming cottage garden
  • Meeting the locals at the shop, pub or gallery down the road
  • It’s dog friendly (an enclosed garden, an outside tap and towels)
Prides Cottage - Gallery

You should know

  • Watch out for steep stairs and low beams
  • The bedrooms share a bathroom
  • No BBQs or candles can be lit because of the thatched roof

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pub 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £65
Weekly price
from £460
1 Cottage for 4
From £652 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Had a wonderful New Year break at Prides Cottage. The area is beautiful and we would love to come and spend more time here in the summer. Could quite imagine ourselves living here!

Sarah, Glastonbury

Childe Okeford is a friendly and thriving village. Prides Cottage has a wonderful position - right in the centre. It is the prettiest of cob and thatch cottages - perfect for four with a delightful private garden. Big on character yet with new oak floors throughout, white walls and eclectic local artwork displayed, it feels bright and modern. You will love being able to walk a few paces to the village shop and buy freshly baked bread, or lunch at one of the village pubs after taking one of the many walks roundabouts.

Angie, Sawday's inspector

A wonderful, welcoming cottage in a tranquil location. The cottage is immaculate with some lovely welcoming touches and everything from maps to emergency sewing kits are provided. Kate phoned a few days before our visit to give us arrival instructions and lots of helpful information on local walks, places to visit and eat. We especially loved; relaxing in the garden room, curling up in front of the fire with a glass of wine, the secluded garden, the proximity of stunning walks and general peace and tranquillity. We didn't want to leave and would definitely book a return visit.

Elaine, Chichester

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Location

The neighbourhood

Although Childe Okeford is truly rural it’s a thriving village with many community events taking place throughout the year. Hambledon Hill, which towers over the village, is a National Trust nature reserve with chalk downlands and rare wildflowers. Other attractions include Shillingstone railway station on the North Dorset Trailway. Open on Wednesdays and Sundays, this restored Victorian station has its own cafe and steam train parked outside. The nearest train station is in Gillingham, eight miles away.

Local points of interest from Kate Partridge & Richard Choat

  • Hambledon Hill Iron Age Fort & great walking & cycling from the front door along lanes and an old railway
  • Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, 6 miles, Shaftesbury and Gold Hill (the one in the Hovis ad) 7 miles
  • Easy driving distance to Salisbury and Bath
  • Jurassic Coast with cliffs and sandy beaches, 40 minutes
  • Excellent locally produced food and organic farm shop in village as well as 2 pubs and village stores
  • Country lanes, idyllic sleepy villages & wonderful countryside

Introducing

Kate Partridge & Richard Choat

Kate and Richard are an enthusiastic and energetic couple who bought a couple of houses in the village to renovate in their retirement – they lived in Prides Cottage themselves for a few years. They are very involved with the village, and when they are at their flat in London they appoint a local to look after guests.