About the area
Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
Winterborne Whitechurch is a pretty village resting in Dorset, just 12 miles away from Dorchester. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village plays host to a plethora of glorious walks and great views, as well as two pubs and a farm shop with a cafe. The city of Dorchester, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy is well-worth a visit, along with the Jurassic Coast, with sandy beaches at Weymouth and Swanage, dramatic Chesil Beach and Lulworth Cove and cliff top walks along the South West Coastal Path.
Enjoying a peaceful position within the Cranbone AONB is Under Acre Cottage, a 16th century, Grade II listed property, complete with a picture-perfect thatched roof. This charming, chocolate box cottage can be found a short distance from the pub and farm shop in Winterborne Whitechurch and has excellent access to the Dorset coastline, offering a perfect place to call home for families of all ages. Admire the countryside setting before pushing open the front door to reveal a handy utility, where you can kick off muddy walking boots and a washing machine is ideally placed for freshening up any belongings after an action-packed day. Continue through the property to find a quaint snug, where the large inglenook fireplace housing a modern woodburning stove takes centre stage, before the plush seating arrangement and TV, where you can kick back and relax. Just off the snug is a study, perfect for those seeking a peaceful space to do some reading or work, as well as the spacious family bathroom, housing a bath and a walk-in shower. Continue through the property to discover a larger sitting room, where the exposed beams frame the L-shaped sofa and you can look forward to lighting up the fire to set a tranquil ambiance, as you get snug on the sofa while flicking through the channels on the TV. Completing the ground floor of this wonderful home is a country-style kitchen, fitted with an impressive Rangemaster cooker to assist you in cooking up your favourite dishes, as well as a large dining table for everyone to gather to enjoy an evening of good food. The character of the property continues up on the first floor, where you will find three bedrooms, consisting of a master bedroom with triple aspect windows with views over the garden and two double bedrooms, with one enjoying an elegant dressing table. Begin your summer mornings stretching your legs out on the garden, where you can enjoying your morning coffee on one of the various seating areas before making your way to woodland area to explore further. In the evening, spend quality time with your loved ones within the enclosed garden house before making use of the superb pizza oven for a unique experience. If you can tear yourself away from this picture-perfect property, venture into the village centre to find a pub and a bar, where you can enjoy a well-deserved glass of something after a long walk, as well as a farm shop for picking up fresh, local produce to enjoy back at the cottage. Better acquaint yourself with your surroundings further by lacing up your walking boots and exploring the cluster of walking routes within the AONB, including the long-distance Jubilee Trail or trek up to Bulbarrow Hill for breath-taking scenery. From here, you could also venture to the nearby Milborne St. Andrew, where you can catch a glimpse of the seasonal stream running down from the chalk downs or spend the day at Gorcombe Farm, boasting opportunities for quad biking, paintball, clay shooting, archery, and even axe-throwing. A more leisurely afternoon can be spent in the town of Dorchester or you could soak up the coastal scenery by visiting the delights of Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis, or walk along the iconic Jurassic Coastline. Bring your family to Under Acre Cottage to share a memorable holiday. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 986342, together sleeping up to eight people