3.8 miles NW of Sturminster Newton

Knapp Cottage

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Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x zip and link

Set in the smallest town in Dorset close to the Somerset border, this delightful cottage lies in the Blackmore Vale not far from Sherborne and Shaftesbury.

From the moment you step through the door, gorgeously luxurious interiors with more than a nod to soft, sumptuous botanicals leave you feeling soothed and relaxed; here you can escape the busyness of the everyday and leave your worries at the front door.

With open plan living and three beautiful bedrooms, one of them with easy access on the ground floor, this is a perfect getaway for couples, families, and multi-generational groups alike. It's also dog friendly, meaning your four-legged friend can come along too.

Knapp Cottage is the perfect base from which to explore Dorset and Somerset, with the likes of Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Dorchester just a short drive away. Escape to the country, where you can don boots to explore the surrounding walks, venture to the spectacular Jurassic Coast or journey to the lovely town of Bruton and beyond...

Living and eating

The open plan living, dining and kitchen area offers the perfect space to come together, with the stunning sitting room set at the far end, followed by the dining room and then the kitchen, with underfloor heating throughout.

The beautiful sitting room in warm, dusky pink, soft greens and buff tones, is just a delight to retire to at the end of a busy day out exploring. With both windows and French doors leading out to the garden, this is a beautifully light space to escape the heat of the day, or in winter draw the curtains tight, light the cosy, gas wood burner and snuggle up with a glass of something extra special in hand on the two plumptuous sofas. There's also an Amazon Echo and Echo Dot throughout the house, you you can create the soundtrack to your holiday, should you wish to.

The heavenly open plan kitchen at the other end of the room is just a dream in exquisitely natural shades of green and white, with a Lacanche Cluny range cooker at its heart and underfloor heating to keep toes cosy. The fabulous central island provides plenty of space for prepping and serves as a breakfast bar (perfect for snacks on the go or watching the chef at work). The kitchen comes fully equipped with two dishwashers, a Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer with ice maker and chilled water tap, combi-microwave, and wine cooler plus all the other essentials you might need to rustle up feasts, whilst enjoying the DAB Roberts radio.

The dining area lies in the centre of the room and comfortably seats eight lucky people: the perfect setting for laid-back brunches and celebratory dinner parties.

In addition, there's a wonderful study just in case you must catch up with some work or an email or two, and you'll find the washing machine and tumble dryer in a utility room.


There are three elegant bedrooms to choose from, two upstairs and one on the ground floor.

On the ground floor is a charming king size bedroom which benefits from French windows leading out on to the patio and garden. Underfloor heating keeps this room extra cosy, and it comes with an en suite with walk in shower, making it perfect for those with limited mobility. We just love the original feature fireplace and the extra windows above the bed, making this a beautifully bright space for breakfast in bed.

Upstairs you'll find the two further bedrooms.

The first, with beautiful, vaulted ceiling, beams and wooden floor, also comes with a super comfy, French inspired king size bed as well as a lavish baby blue sofa, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The second can be set up either as twin beds or a king for flexible sleeping arrangements, and also boasts a vaulted ceiling, wooden floors, colourful Indian wardrobe and chest of drawers.

All of the beds come swathed in luxurious Portuguese linen, cushions and throws to ensure a blissful nights' sleep. In addition, there are beautiful luxurious Indian silk kimonos for every adult to waft about in.


Knapp Cottage has a glorious family bathroom on the first floor complete with bath and overhead shower, whilst the downstairs en suite has a walk-in shower. Both come with heated rails to keep the organic cotton towels warm and fluffy. Both bathrooms are supplied with organic Dorset luxury toiletries.

Outdoor space

Step through the French windows in the sitting room and you'll discover a stunningly secluded and secure wraparound garden, tucked away from the world with its own potager garden with herbs for you to cook with. On the sun-soaked patio there's a teak dining table and chairs for alfresco meals complete with a Weber gas barbeque, whilst outside the downstairs bedroom there's a wrought iron table and chairs for two - just perfect for a morning coffee. In addition, there is a double lounger seat for relaxing on sunny afternoons and we just love the wooden tree seat; a wonderfully shady spot to escape the heat of the day. The courtyard at the front of Knapp Cottage faces West, so perfectly catches the afternoon sun - bliss!


There is off road, private parking available in the courtyard, plus an electric car charging point for electric vehicles.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome, please bring your own baby equipment with you.


Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at Knapp Cottage. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

In the Area

As you would expect, there are some fabulous places to eat, drink and explore nearby. The lovely town of Sherborne is just a few miles away and home to all the amenities you need, plus a beautiful abbey and two castles, the newer castle dating from 1594 built by Sir Walter Raleigh. Surrounded by so much to see and do, you'll never lack for days out, such as pottering in the independent shops of Shaftesbury, discovering the vibrant town of Dorchester, exploring natural beauty spots such as Hambledon Hill or heading towards the Jurassic Coast where the likes of Studland, Lulworth Cove and Lyme Regis are. Additionally, you're close to Glastonbury (make sure to visit the abbey and iconic Tor), the city of Wells, the natural wonders of Cheddar Gorge, the Wookey Hole Caves, the Mendip Hills, Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Blackdown Hills. You're also not far from Bath and the lovely town of Bruton, home to The Newt and Hauser and Wirth.

Our dreamy homestay for six is an exquisite escape from it all; dog friendly, it's perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside of both Dorset and Somerset.

At a glance

From £1,162 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Downstairs bedroom

Electric car charging point

Enclosed Courtyard to the front

Family friendly

Gas burning stove

Large, enclosed garden

Multi Generational Holidays

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Celebratory stays

Underfloor heating downstairs


Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub


Within 3 hours of London

Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

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 & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 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 Knapp Cottage:

Knapp Cottage is a beautiful home and garden with so many thoughtful touches to make it feel very special. Our dogs were made to feel particularly welcome with their own welcome pack. We would love to return.

Outstanding, absolutely superb. Couldn’t have been better. A well appointed, equipped stunning house. A true home from home. Joanna and Matthew, have not only thought about every little thing that you could possibly want or need, they are truly wonderful people too. Very very welcoming and the welcome hamper says it all from the start. We certainly will be back.

It was a beautiful house in a lovely location. Amazing enclosed garden which was great for our 2 dogs. Joanna was lovely and the welcome hamper she provided was amazing including the supplies and beds for the dogs. Nothing was too much trouble. I'm sorry I missed meeting the owners dogs. Joanna met ours and was very lovely with them. Best accommodation ever and genuine kindness and eagerness to please from Joanna. We would definitely return

This is without doubt the loveliest stay we have had with Boutique Retreats and is most definitely in our top 3 holiday rentals anywhere… ever! The house itself is that magical combination of thoughtfully curated and interesting art and super cosy interiors that makes it such a relaxing haven. Given we have just booked for a third time, I’m rather doing Joanna a disservice by having not written a review before now. There’s probably a part of me which doesn’t want to share this secret! Joanna (and her family) in fact are part of what makes a stay at Knapp Cottage so special. The care and love and thought she (no doubt) invests in all she does are evident in a break at KC, her focus on every possible detail, helps ease you into your stay at the property so that you can enjoy your break from the second you walk through the door. From the helpfully laminated (dog) walks right from the front door in this beautiful part of Dorset, to the list of great places to visit and eat, you are armed with the knowledge of a local, so you can enjoy the cottage as though it is your own country get away. We’ve never been in summer but I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the sunshine. KC’s lovely garden is wonderful at any time of year. The fact that I am choosing to celebrate my 50th in this wonderful home should say a lot about the welcome we have received from Joanna and her husband and how much my family and I treasure this ‘home away from home’.

This has to be the perfect cottage for a recharge break. Everything has been thought of to make it a true home from home experience. Joanna and Matthew really push out all the stops to make Pole Position in terms of hosting. Thank you!

This retreat suited our needs perfectly. We couldn’t have wanted for more and Joanna is a warm, kind and genuine hostess who thinks of everything. We will be rebooking!

Our family had the most wonderful and relaxing stay at this beautiful cottage, which was so well appointed and tastefully decorated. The welcome hamper was truly outstanding, as was the hospitality from the owner, who provided recommendations for our visit and toys to keep our toddler entertained. A few highlights: the beautiful wraparound garden (which I imagine is even more splendid in the warmer months), excellent luxury showers/bath, super cosy living space with its roaring fire, stunning well equipped kitchen, and incredibly comfortable beds in every room. We would return in a heartbeat!

Just an amazing cottage, nicest garden of anywhere we have stayed. Really high spec interior, incredible kitchen.

Great place to stay for a relaxing retreat in north Dorset, with everything that you could want provided.

The cottage is in a fantastic spot and has a good size garden that is well maintained. Our dogs loved it and the local walks. The furnishings are of a very good standard and all you need for a great holiday is at hand. We really enjoyed our stay.

An exceptional retreat in a wonderful location. So much to do in the area but also a lovely cottage to spend time in and relax. Uniquely personal touches and attention to detail . Superb facilities. The welcome pack is a wonder to behold! The owner could not have been more accommodating and engaging.

Knapp Cottage is beautifully appointed and felt like a real home from home. The garden is delightful, especially so with the options of table tennis and croquet, and it was secure for our Irish Wolfhound. We very much enjoyed our stay and were made to feel very welcome by Joanna and Matthew, who are just next door. Highly recommended!

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage, beautifully furnished, amazing hamper and lovely hosts who went above and beyond to make our break perfect.

Where to start - this has been the most wonderful and relaxing stay. All of our expectations have been exceeded on all fronts. The cottage was extremely comfortable, clean and it more than met our needs. Joanna and Matthew were always available and provided very detailed guides for the surrounding areas. We followed their recommendations and had some of the best meals at restaurants in the area. Joanna and Matthew clearly put a lot of heart and soul into their property and they were the most wonderful hosts. During this trip my main goal was to relax and recharge and the beautiful cottage made it so easy. From the wonderful and inviting living room, to the very well stocked kitchen and the squishy beds - I can’t remember when I last felt this relaxed or where it was so easy to leave the cares and worries of every day life behind.

I can see myself coming again and again to knapp cottage.

As our stay was during the warm weather - a highlight for me was the garden. Whether you like to read and lie out in the sun or for having meals outdoors - it was just wonderful. I know my dogs are very much missing the knapp cottage garden.

All in all, every single aspect of this stay was made perfect by Joanna and Matthew and we were wanting for nothing.

Our week at Knapp cottage was utterly delightful. Ed and I and Milo the dog were thrilled with the beautiful cottage. The enclosed garden suited Milo and to his delight he could play next door with the owners Labradors and he was even given his first ever bone. The location was perfect for us to explore Dorset and also just rest and relax. The Portuguese bed linen was exquisite and the welcome hampers were incredible. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners - we have travelled all over the world and I must say this was the best we have had.

Definitely an outstanding experience, not just a stay! What an excellent approach to hospitality! Thanks to the wonderful owners Joanna and Matthew for making this getaway so special. Your warm welcome, attention to detail and care is above and beyond. Our kids enjoyed the beautiful garden and a special thanks for letting me ornate an arrangement from garden to vase, which was so good for a florists soul. The space is so thoughtfully decorated, cosy and functional at the same time. The hamper was extra generous! Loved the linens and your eco-friendly approach to running the cottage. The worst thing about our stay was that it came to an end, and we sadly had to leave, but we will be back!

The cottage provided space and peace together with a wonderfully home from home feel. We enjoyed our 10 days enormously visiting family and friends and soaking up Dorset at its early summer best. It is a place we would genuinely like to return to.

Stunning cottage and the most welcoming hosts! It was a beautiful break from start to finish. The brimming hamper was superb - so much food! We love it all and cannot wait to return in the future.

Knapp Cottage certainly delivered on every detail. We were made to feel really welcome by the hosts Joanna and Matthew Cripps. We enjoyed the cottage so much that we cooked at home every night, making full use of the luxurious facilities. The garden is exceptionally lovely and we were encouraged to help ourselves to the fresh herbs growing there. Anyone booking Knapp Cottage certainly won't be disappointed. We plan to return. Nikki & Jem Burman

The cottage was absolutely gorgeous with a stunning interior together with a beautiful garden and all the amenities. Being down a quiet lane but still within easy walking distance of a lovely independent supermarket the location is perfect too. There is a lot to do within a reasonable distance, including a lot to keep our 3 year old occupied, such as Cranmore Station, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Farmer Palmers. The hosts were also kind enough to provide huge boxes of Brio and Duplo and were very attentive during our visit. All in all a fantastic stay and one we may be returning too soon.

Great weekend away to celebrate the coronation and my birthday. Amazing hamper on arrival and comfy beds. Thank you to the team who make Knapp Cottage so cosy and comfy!

Lovely house with a beautiful garden in a great location. The decoration and amenities were excellent, the welcome hamper was very generous and the hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. We had an amazing stay in Knapp Cottage and will definitely return.

We had the most wonderful stay at Knapp Cottage! Not only was the house so beautifully designed, all the extra touches made our stay so very special. The welcome hamper was gorgeous and the big box of Duplo was adored by our little boy. Thank you for a superb bank holiday weekend!

What a delightful cottage, beautiful grounds and what a welcome hamper! We all adored your cosy cottage, it felt like a home away from home. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality.

Knapp Cottage is a home from home set in a quiet small town close to Sherborne. The cottage and garden are wonderfully maintained. We had a lovely stay and this was made all the better for the warm welcome from the hosts, Joanna and Matthew.

Wonderful cottage and Joanna and Matthew were fatastic hosts! Would gladly come back again and would definitely recommed.

We had a wonderful week at Knapp Cottage, everything about it was just right, the decor, the homely relaxed atmosphere and the kind welcome we received from our host Joanna.

The host had thought of everything and more. Lots of little details that made us feel so welcome and relaxed. And what an amazing garden! One of the nicest I’ve seen. Would highly recommend

Knapp Cottage is undoubtedly the best cottage we’ve stayed in. Not only was it beautifully appointed throughout, the quality of the furnishings and decor are exceptional. Joanna was a fantastic host who was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure an enjoyable stay, which we certainly had. The welcome hamper was unbelievable, it had everything we needed to start our holiday and more. It was great to sample some of the local produce as well. A beautiful bouquet of flowers awaited us when we arrived, together with a welcome card - such a lovely touch! Throughout our stay we all felt very looked after! The cottage is perfectly situated to explore beautiful Dorset and beyond. Highly recommend the nearby Queens Arms where we had a celebratory meal and food was amazing! Some wonderful country pubs to explore in the area as well and would recommend The Compasses Inn, The Brace of Pheasants and The Beckford Arms. Thank you Joanna for making our stay so special and we will definitely be back!

We had an amazing stay at Knapp cottage and Joanna couldn't have been a lovelier or more helpful host. The cottage is gorgeous, even better than described.

Our family had a wonderful stay at this property. The cottage was beautifully designed, spotless and inviting with a great use of space incorporating a luxurious kitchen, spacious dining and living area, bonus study/office, three sizeable bedrooms, two bathrooms, downstairs wc and laundry room. It really felt like a home away from home, if your home was a high end boutique hotel! The garden was very tranquil with some lovely mature trees, spring bulbs and outdoor seating and barbecue areas and the front courtyard was so quaint and private.

The owners couldn’t have been more welcoming or accommodating - from the locally sourced bountiful hamper and inviting tea supplies tray to the bouquet of flowers in the kitchen, card and the local recommendations for our family, we felt very much looked after. So many lovely touches and attention to detail throughout like the silk robes, classic books, block printed linens to lay the table for an indulgent breakfast (if one so desired) and a variety of board games for the kids really added to our stay.

We had some nice days trips to check out some National Trust properties, Monkey World Rescue Centre and the tank museum. Sherborne is very close with a stunning cathedral and some nice restaurants. The local supermarket Dikes (walking distance) is great for all your supplies and they also do breakfast and lunch. For anyone looking for a beautiful base to explore Dorset and surrounding counties - book this cottage, you won’t be disappointed! Our only regret is that we weren’t staying for longer!

Beautiful comfortable house, very well equipped and exceptional host who ensured we had everything for a lovely relaxing break.

Lovely cottage with the best welcome pack we have ever received. All the added touches provided by the owner made our stay very special and they were always on hand if we needed anything. The guides to walking tours of the local towns were excellent Would really recommend the stay

Great hosts. Lovely cottage. Had a very special Christmas.

What a fabulous place! What a location! What hosts! Knapp Cottage is beautifully restored, furnished and equipped. It nestles in the quiet village of Stalbridge and is situated next door to the owners who are just the best hosts, for whom nothing is too much trouble. We have stayed at their other property and, once again, we were given lots of help and information prior to our stay and on arrival at the Cottage a fabulous welcome basket awaited us. Excellent.

We have never had such a welcome to a holiday property as met us at Knapp Cottage from the beautiful interior, extensive welcome basket to the lovely garden and more. It felt so homely that it was difficult to drag ourselves away! Lovely long weekend and look forward to returning

Outstanding. We have stayed in some lovely hotels & holiday let’s in our time but can honestly say that Knapp Cottage is one of the best. The decor is second to none and very luxurious but you instantly feel welcome & very much at home. Every amenity has been thought of & the welcome pack is amazing & very very generous. We visited Knapp cottage for 4 nights with my elderly parent & our two daughters & in those few days we visited 4 counties, Dorset, Somerset, Devon & Hampshire - all achievable within an hour or two & very much enjoyed by all ages. This property is well worth a visit & we can’t wait to go back.

This is our second stay at Knapp Cottage this year. We love it and everything about it! A true home from home with everything on hand and the garden is just beautiful. Joanna and Matthew are the most wonderful hosts. We’ll definitely be regulars!

GOSH! Where to start? From the minute we stepped in the door we were ooohing and aahing! What a stunning cottage, the attention to detail and the pleasant luxuries (like two dish washers!!) made us feel like wanting to stay longer and we'll definitely be back! The thoughtfulness of goodies in the welcome baskets (plural!) was simply delightful. Thank you for having us.

A truly beautiful house and lovely garden. Dorset is a hidden gem and the cottage is a perfect location to explore.

Stunning cottage for a brilliant family week away, so cosy with a home from home feel and amazing hosts who made us so welcome!

Beautiful cottage , lovely garden. Everything there that you could wish for.

One of the best cottages we have stayed at and exceeded our expectations… the welcome was second to none and we immediately felt at home. Perfect for everyone (including friends, families and those less mobile).

I hope to visit this beautiful again...the renovations done in 2020 are just incredible. I love the garden, the layout of the house and found my bed to be exceptionally comfortable.

Knapp Cottage is a stylish oasis of welcoming charm...as a family we have hired summer retreats for many years and this was our favourite from the very moment we arrived.

Perfect retreat, we got the rest, quiet and luxury we hoped for. Details like silk Kimono's to wear in the morning are the extra touch we loved so much. Lovely hosts. Highly recommended.

Beautiful cottage. Highest standards.

You feel immediately welcome and comfortable at Knapp Cottage. Joanna and Matthew provided the most generous welcome hamper with beautiful local products (including delicious) homemade marmalade - and they provide detailed information on the property and local area - we were so very grateful for this. The property is wonderfully comfortable - lovely sheets, comfortable beds - a beautiful garden with masses of space - we didn't want to leave...

Worth every penny and just a beautiful cottage. From the second you walk in you feel like your at home.

Return visit so no greater compliment we can give. Joanna and Mathew are the most hospitable of hosts and nothing is ever too much trouble. Just love the welcoming feel of the cottage and the hamper is exceptional. We will look forward to our next visit.

Joanna was the most wonderful host who was "on it" before we even arrived. Our daughter has a nut allergy and Joanna took extra care to make sure that the welcome hamper did not include any items containing nuts. Which leads me onto the Welcome Hamper...wow!! It was by far the best welcome hamper we have ever been greeted with; an abundance of delicious locally sourced produce! Knapp Cottage itself is absolutely stunning; the interiors are exquisite and can only be described as a home that "hugs you" as soon as you walk through the door. The Garden is beautiful. We honestly couldn’t fault the place or the location. Would highly recommend booking a table at The Clockspire which is only a short drive away; the food and interior are to die for! Do not hesitate to book Knapp Cottage; you will not be disappointed!

Knapp Cottage is absolutely gorgeous, with every modern comfort that you could wish for. The decor is luxurious and stylish, and the garden delightful. Highly recommended!

The cottage was faultless, really well equipped and very comfortable. Beautiful place!

Knapp Cottage was probably the most comfortable, well-presented stay we have had anywhere. Joanna and Matthew provided the perfect experience from the pre-arrival advice through to the immaculately presented Cottage and garden. And as for the welcome basket, wow! Our only dilemma was whether we should go exploring the area or simply kick back and enjoy the comforts of what felt like our second home. We are already planning to return: something we normally don’t do as we like to explore new parts of the country.

This is a beautiful house with extremely helpful hosts.

A lot of care and thought has been lavished on this cottage, both the building and the garden are beautiful yet functional and the owners were delightful and really helpful. Best cottage we've stayed in.

Knapp Cottage really has a Wow factor from the moment we drove up. Amazing hosts are there for every question, recommendations just can't do enough to make the stay the best it can be! Welcome hamper was just fantastic packed full of treats. The Cottage is to the highest standards and beautiful in every way, not to mention the gardens all you hear are birds and peace. We looked forward to returning after a long day out sight seeing. Our teenagers had table tennis and croquet at the cottage and with a trip up the road they had tennis too. The location is great just a little over an hour and you can be on the beach, so many places to go. A week just wasnt long enough and we will certainly be visiting again, cant wait already!

We had a fabulous stay at Knapp Cottage, we loved the décor of the cottage and it was so well equipped. The garden is delightful and our hosts were very welcoming and always on hand to help make our stay perfect.

We enjoyed three lovely days enjoying the serenity and setting of this beautiful cottage. True English country living with modern ammenities. Thanks to you both for making such a special place to stay!

Book this cottage now. It is FABULOUS!

Knapp is a truly magical cottage. The layout, the flow of the rooms, the decor, the fittings, the feel of the place. All very special. We loved cooking in the kitchen, helping ourselves to herbs from the garden (with encouragement from Joanna & Matthew) social meals at the table or on the terrace, lounging on the generous sofas, relaxing in the beautiful garden. The bedrooms and bathrooms were gorgeous, especially the downstairs room with the French doors and private patio. Stallbridge has much to offer as well from the local pub to the fantastic local supermarket and excellent walking. We will definitely be back.

Thanks for looking after us in our hour of need! We love Knapp Cottage and truly relaxed here. We wish you all the best xxx

Knapp Cottage was perfect for our family birthday celebration. We loved the stylish decor, space and all those little extras that Joanna provided. The vegan goodies were all lovely. Truly a beautiful cottage and a memorable stay. Thank you xx

An absolute delight, by far the most beautifully furnished and decorated cottage we’ve had the pleasure to stay in. Wonderfully spacious and everything you could possibly need. Overwhelmed by the welcome hamper and homemade touches a delight - cannot wait to return Pollyanna & Nick

Beautiful cottage, very well equipped with excellent quality appliances and kitchen supplies. Hosts very welcoming and ready to help with anything they can to make stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Silk kimonos a lovely addition for all the ladies. We will definitely go back.

An absolute gem in the heart of Dorset! I cannot fault this place, the sparkling wine; the welcome hamper; the kimonos; the Christmas tree! This gorgeous cottage is both an absolute sanctuary and the perfect springboard to explore Dorset. The only thing better than the cottage? The kindness of our exemplary hosts! Thank you so much!

Such a beautiful cottage! The attention to detail is stunning, and Joanna is such an attentive host. She left 2 boxes of toys for our young daughter in the property which was very appreciated and going above and beyond. The welcome hamper was the best we’ve had - so many lovely local cheeses and even some homemade jam! The beds were very comfortable with beautiful bedding. We’d love to go back.

Comfortable and well-equipped cottage, perfect for our week away. Great location for local walks and exploring the lovely Dorset countryside, towns & villages. Luxurious soft furnishings. Amazing welcome hamper. A great place and we highly recommend it.

We had a wonderful stay at Knapp Cottage. The house is beautifully designed inside and outside and very comfortable. We had cozy evenings by the fire, dinner was a pleasure to prepare in the extremely well designed and equipped kitchen. And Joanna was kind enough to let us use their herb garden. The village is charming with a large very well stocked family run grocery store nearby, nice walks and a cozy local pub. The Queens Arms, about a 20 minute drive away also shouldn’t be missed. We’d highly recommend this charming, beautiful designed cottage to anyone who wants a quiet getaway with family and/ or friends and we hope to come back soon!

Beautifully appointed property with all comforts can think of provided.

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