Cornerstone Cottage

Located in Bere Regis, Dorset

Beautiful character cottage sleeping nine, enjoying a quiet location in the picturesque village of Briantspuddle in Dorset, just ten miles from the county s dramatic coastline, with its beaches, clifftop walks, and fossil-rich geology.

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


This property is situated in the peaceful village of Briantspuddle, one of a cluster of villages, the most famous of which is Tolpuddle, known for its important place in English history. A visit to the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum makes for an eye-opening afternoon spent learning the full story behind the martyrs, their cause, and their legacy. Two of the area’s top attractions can be found just four miles from the property: Bovington Tank Museum, and Monkey World, a fantastic ape rescue centre. One of the big draws of the area is, of course, its impressive coastline, which lies ten miles south of the property. Whether you want to spend lazy days at the beach, hunt for fossils, try your hand at water sports, or enjoy stunning coastal walks, all of this and more can be found on the area’s beaches, which include Sandbanks, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth, and Studland Bay.

This characterful property makes a wonderful place for a restful holiday with friends or family, and guests will immediately start to feel themselves relax as soon as they open the front door onto the spacious lounge. There is a wonderfully homely feel to this space, with its deep sofas, exposed beams, and large inglenook fireplace with its open fire. There is a TV/DVD, as well as a baby grand piano, which will delight musical guests. Walking through to the kitchen, guests will find a breakfast table that seats four in the middle of the room, around which they will find an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. One step up from the kitchen leads to the sunny conservatory, where there are a second dining table and doors which lead out to the garden. One of the property’s bedrooms is situated on the ground floor, an attractive king-size room that overlooks the garden. There is also a shower room with WC on the ground floor, which is convenient for guests staying in the ground-floor bedroom. Upstairs, there are four further bedrooms. The first of these is a sumptuous king-size room, which makes a lovely romantic sanctuary. There are then two twin rooms, as well as a restful single room. The bathroom on this floor offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Please note, that due to the age and character of the property, there are some uneven floors and small steps.

Outside, the property benefits from a patio seating area with garden furniture, which leads up to a large lawn garden area, with plenty of space for relaxing and playing. . There is parking for three cars.


  • Grade II listed cottage sleeping nine guests, a wonderful example of a period thatched cottage with attractive original features
  • Spacious lounge with baby grand piano, a fantastic addition for musical guests and large lawn gardens and patio seating area
  • Located in the small, unspoilt village of Briantspuddle, with its village shop and post office
  • A walkers paradise, just ten miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with its fossil-rich shoreline
  • 5 bedrooms: 2 king-size (1 on the ground floor), 2 twins, and 1 single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC, plus ground floor shower room with shower and WC (at other end of cottage to downstairs bedroom)
  • TV/DVD and a baby grand piano
  • Open fire (first basket of logs provided)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, electric, and central heating included
  • Regret no smoking or BBQ's anywhere on premises due to thatched roof
  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Shop within walking distance, pub 2 miles, beach 10 miles


Cot Available
Family friendly
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

Bere Regis

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.

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