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.