Corton Denham

The Strawberry Thief

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The Strawberry Thief, named after the designer William Morris's most famous print design, is a gorgeous end of terrace retreat for four, deep in the rolling Dorset countryside. Nestled in oodles of outdoor space, this pretty, fudge-coloured cottage is just lovely on the inside too. With a real focus on mid-century design, the decor is thoughtfully chosen, with fabulously iconic pieces throughout from the Eames dining chairs to the antique single bed. There's even a vintage Crossley record player and a selection of vinyl! It's also a great location to explore Dorset and Somerset, being so close to the border, with brilliant walks on your doorstep - perfect for long doggie walks.

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. At The Strawberry Thief the discount is 10%. Please note that only the Master bedroom will be available to you at this rate. Please call the office on 01872 553 491 to book.


The lovely sitting area is swathed in honey-rich polished floorboards with a huge wood burning stove for cooler months. With stylish-yet-comfy seating, beautiful lighting and simple decor, this is an exquisite room for relaxation after a busy day, preferably with a glass of something delicious in hand. There's a television with Freeview plus a DVD player for when you want a movie night or two.


The kitchen-come-breakfast room is a great space with a fab cherry wood dining table with Eames chairs at its heart - ideal for get-togethers. There's a Smeg oven plus all the necessities to cook up a storm in the kitchen, plus a Nespresso machine for coffee-lovers and a Bluetooth speaker for when you want to cook along to some cracking tunes. In addition, there's a separate dining room snugly tucked away in a duck-egg blue room for cosy meals together.


There are three luxurious bedrooms, with the master bedroom offering a king size bed, lovely stained wooden floors, pretty seating (perfect for reading a book) and bags of room. The second bedroom has a double bed with velvet bed frame and is cosier in feel, whilst the third bedroom has a unique antique single bed and reading table - perfect as a day bed or for a little one.


The gorgeous, spacious bathroom has both a lovely vintage-style freestanding bath and a monsoon shower - perfect to help you wake or for a good wallow at the end of a day's exploring (candles optional).

Outside space

The Strawberry Thief comes with bags of outdoor space - perfect for the summer months. There's plenty of seating on the patio and a dining table for those lazy summer al fresco meals.


There is a parking space immediately outside the cottage and an additional car can be parked close by.

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The Strawberry Thief has WiFi so if you need to get in contact with the outside world you can.


One dog is very welcome. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.

In the Area

Being close to the Somerset border and not too far from Wiltshire, there are lots to do on your doorstep. Sherborne Castle and Abbey are close by and absolutely beautiful - the castle dates from 1594 and was built by Sir Walter Raleigh, whilst the gardens were created by Capability Brown in 1753. The abbey was originally a Saxon cathedral and is one of England's most beautiful churches. Longleat Safari Park, Bath, Stonehenge, the Fleet Air Museum, Lyme Regis and Bridport are all within an easy distance.

This tucked-away treasure lies deep in the countryside and comes with a huge garden and fabulous interiors.

At a glance

From £759 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Large, enclosed garden

Less than 3 hours from London

North Cadbury Court Collection

Off the beaten track

Rolling countryside

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner


Country Houses

Lower Occupancy Rate

Boutique country chic

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about The Strawberry Thief:

Ideal for a quiet getaway for a few days with very good places to eat within easy reach and lots of interesting places to visit all in lovely countryside

A lovely cottage in a great location for peace and quiet and amazing country walks, but with an excellent local pub in short walking distance. Good for exploring local towns and villages from too.

'A lovely cottage in a great location for peace and quiet and amazing country walks, but with an excellent local pub in short walking distance. Good for exploring local towns and villages from too.' - October 2020

'The Strawberry Thief is such a cute little cottage, perfect location for lovely walks, even in the pouring rain. So close to the Queens Arms too, which would recommend for a drink stop after an 8.5 mile walk. Thank you Emma & David for letting us stay' - October 2020

'We had great time at The Strawberry Thief. The cottage was beautifully decorated and very clean. There were several thoughtful details and we felt welcomed. The cottage was lit up and warm when we arrived. The WiFi was excellent. Other details such as chargeable torch, nibbles, milk, butter, eggs & bread and bubbly, lovely candles, were all appreciated! Stephen & Peter, the neighbours, were very friendly. The suggested restaurants and pubs were spot on. Thank you.' - December 2018

'Thank you for a truly lovely stay in this amazing cottage. Thank you for the welcome pack it was much appreciated and well enjpoyed. This cottage boasts all home luxuries and more, a really lovely comfortable place to stay. Village lovely with lovely pub (Swan was our favourite) and well stocked village shop. Definitely be returning.' - November 2018

'Thank you for a wonderful stay! This has been a lovely birthday week away to celebrate a 40th! All the added extra's are fantastic touches. I'm in love with the village shop! Good food at The Swan, great deli and coffee at the Pumpkin. Will definitely recommend to friends and family and am working on booking another stay!' - November 2018

'Such a charming cottage, beautiful pieces of furniture, lovely attention to detail, delightful touches everywhere! The entire stay felt welcoming and truly relaxing. We didn't have enough time to visit everywhere, there is so much to do! The local pubs are great, we recommend the Pot Holder beer! We both don't want to leave, the village of Wedmore, the shops and local people are just wonderful!' - October 2018

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