Location Icon Sherborne, Dorset
From £88 per night

Lilac Cottage

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Sleeps 4
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2 Bedrooms
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1 Bathrooms
A sweet retreat in the pretty village of Buckland Newton near Sherborne that’s perfect for families or couples who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in cosy surroundings.
Lilac Cottage is one of four cosy cottages set within mature and extensive grounds in the Dorset countryside. Enjoy spending quality time together in front of the wood-burning stove, dining alfresco in the garden and making the most of the estate’s facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool and play area. Should you wish to venture out, you are perfectly placed to discover the historic streets of Dorchester, the market town of Sherborne, the spectacular Jurassic Coast and so much more.

If you love the sound of this place but need more bedrooms, the cottage can be booked with Honeysuckle Cottage, Myrtle Cottage and Foxglove Cottage via our Guest Services team.

Why we love this

  • Picturesque walking routes begin from the doorstep
  • Access to a large shared outdoor heated swimming pool and children’s play area
  • Perfect base to explore Dorchester, Sherborne and Milton Abbas

Key Features

Heated outdoor pool Heated outdoor pool
Garden Garden
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
Pub within walking distance Pub within walking distance
Shop within walking distance Shop within walking distance
Private parking Private parking
BBQ - charcoal BBQ - charcoal
Children welcome Children welcome
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
Modern kitchen Modern kitchen
Period features Period features
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Why Book with Us

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Our properties are handpicked and inspected in person before listing, and we regularly review them for quality control and your peace of mind.

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We only work with the best owners, so in the rare event you find one of our properties listed elsewhere for less, we’ll refund you the difference. *

Exceptional Service

Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

The property begins with a warm and inviting living room, complete with an inviting two-seater sofa, an armchair and a four-seater dining table. Wherever you choose to perch, the toasty log-burning stove and Smart TV are perfectly positioned to provide a cosy place to unwind.

Meanwhile, the kitchen features everything you will need to prepare delicious meals. You will have access to an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher, washing machine, a fridge/freezer and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Venture upstairs to the second floor where you will find two individually designed bedrooms, one of which has a double bed and one with twin beds. On this floor you will also find the main bathroom with a large shower.

Outside, you will have access to a garden with a patio, garden furniture and a BBQ, perfect for dining alfresco or enjoying a morning coffee in the sunshine. This leads on to the large communal gardens to discover at your leisure.

All guests of the cottages have access to a large outdoor heated swimming pool (open between May – September) and a children’s play area with garden games. Home-grown fruit and vegetables are available seasonally and the owner offers a delicious selection of home-made cakes to make your stay extra special.

The owners will greet you on arrival and show you into the property.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

  • No smoking/vaping
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • No pets allowed
  • Children of all ages are welcome

Bespoke your stay

Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

The cottage is set in the pretty rural village of Buckland Newton offering a wonderful family-run pub, and well-stocked village store nestled between the beautiful towns of Dorchester and Sherborne. Rich in history, this wonderful place offers the opportunity to visit the Roman Town House and Amphitheatre, a selection of boutique shops and a range of excellent restaurants.

Meanwhile, other attractions that make a great day trip include Minterne House and Gardens which feature beautiful gardens in the style of Capability Brown, while the lovely village of Cerne Abbas is worth a visit to see the giant chalk figure carved into the hills. There are also National Trust properties, including Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor and Stourhead House and Gardens, to visit.
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We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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