Church Cottage

Cattistock, Dorset
  • 4
  • 2
  • Pet Friendly

Enchanting and beautifully presented thatched cottage in quintessential rural Dorset village close to the Jurassic Coast beaches.

  • Idyllic thatched holiday cottage
  • Tastefully decorated interior
  • In the heart of rolling Dorset countryside?

About Church Cottage

Situated in the heart of the village of Cattistock this cottage is sure to delight all who stay. Church Cottage is a new build thatch cottage holiday home adjacent to the church, assembled to a high standard to ensure clients can enjoy both modern convenience and character all in one. The interior is tastefully decorated with eclectic art from around the world, a relaxing sofa and tasteful throws add to your comfort. Mood lighting, a gas logburner and a huge 48" inch hidden flat screen TV in the lounge will make for cosy nights in during cooler months. French doors open onto a private and well screened terrace and cottage garden, bringing the outside in on those warm summers' days. There's also a beautiful further terrace at the rear of the garden with table and chairs for outside dining, with views over the churchyard and village.

Upstairs are two very comfortable en-suite bedrooms both with plenty of space and luxury facilities and of course a TV in each room! Comfort and style is guaranteed throughout.

Cattistock is a small pretty village nestling in the heart of typically rolling Dorset countryside with a well-stocked village shop and post office just 50m from the house. There's also a good pub serving excellent food for days you don't wish to cook or for a quick well deserved pint after a long walk in the Dorset hills. It's just a 30 minute drive to the spectacular cliffs and coast at West Bay whilst Charmouth, famous for its fossils is only a 40 minute drive. The county town of Dorchester is 10 miles away and is well known as a thriving town with antique shops, coffee bars and regular farmers markets. A historic market town, Dorchester is on the banks of the River Frome to the south of the Dorset Downs and north of the South Dorset Ridgeway that separates the area from Weymouth, 7 miles to the south

Church Cottage is an ideal retreat for couples or families with up to 2 children. Find out how Church Cottage was renovated into the holiday house that it is now here.


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"Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

October 2018

"We have had such a wonderful time in Dorset, people are so friendly. There is so much to do here, beautiful villages, lovely beaches, history."

Aug/Sept 2018

"Over many years of renting luxury holiday cottages in the UK, we can say Church cottage wins for the most wonderful."

August 2018

"Fantastic cottage with everything you need for home away from home. Good location to explore Dorset."

July/August 2018

"Beautifully presented, comfortable beds, clean throughout. Loved the colour mood lights in the garden, extensive range of supplies. Beautiful setting, great location, close to majority of sites."

July 2018

"Brilliant cottage, beautifully furnished and excellent technology. Village very friendly, location great for exploring Dorset."

July 2018

"The cottage is a very nice place in an amazing village. The people we met were all gentle and open-minded (from European visitors)"

June/July 2018

"Fabulous cottage in a lovely location."

June 2018

"Fantastic luxury cottage in a lovely village with great pub."

April 2018

"Lovely cottage, immaculately presented, very clean. Really enjoyed our visit."

Dec-Jan 2017/18

"Home from home, with some lovely extras. Beautiful cottage, so welcoming and cosy."

November 2017

"A brilliantly equipped, cosy and comfortable cottage in a brilliant location. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday plus great instructions and labelling. Well stocked local store and a pub 2 minutes walk away. Also a park/playground for the little ones. Easy access to beautiful Dorset countryside and coast."

October, 2017

"Superb position in the village adjacent to foot paths, easy access and parking. Spotlessly clean. Very friendly village, store and pub, the latter somewhat eclectic. Impressed with sparkling cutlery and plenty of good quality kitchen ware. Probably the best quality cottage we have ever rented, in the UK or abroad. Love the paintings!"

September 2017

"Beautiful cottage. Perfectly situated with the pub, shop and park all within walking distance (so close, which is quite rare to have everything on your doorstep). Lovely summer house. Very well equipped with everything. Beautiful décor. Sky Movies a great extra. Perfect!!!"

September 2017

"Well appointed cottage, nice location. Beautiful coastline, excellent for sea food lovers. Good selection of dog friendly beaches."

August 2017

"Exceptionally comfortable cottage, with every provision. Good village with shop/café and places to walk. Friendly people and very hilly (smiley face)! Beautiful and comfortable lounge with lovely artwork."

July 2017

"Beautifully furnished, excellent equipment and very comfortable. Great location. Relaxing, peaceful village. Good local pub."

July 2017

"We appreciated the cottage, the pub and Cattistock from the first moment. Situated near a church it is full of tranquillity and harmony. The people of Cattistock have been very friendly and welcoming. We talked to everybody we met. We enjoyed the interior, my friend said that she could instantly move in."

June 2017

"The promotional blurb was good and reflected the reality. Well equipped, loved the books and the technology. Unspoilt countryside and variety of coastal spots."

June 2017

"Great Location in a charming village with a classic country pub. Lots of useful information on local walks, attractions etc. Cottage is beautiful, well-appointed and homely. 5-STAR!"

May 2017

"Superb decor. Beautiful artwork, sheer luxury and a pleasure to return to after a wet,cold day!"

February 2017

"Loved staying here. Beautiful cottage with every tech and gadget you could ever wish for!"


"Fantastic cottage in a charming Dorset village. Beautifully furnished and very well appointed, it had everything we needed."


"A gorgeous cottage in a beautiful village. Lots of lovely walks through the surrounding countryside and along the beaches."

Ashleigh & Michael

"The cottage has been a fantastic base: wonderfully comfortable, great beds, useful guide books and maps, super high tech equipment, well equipped and set in a lovely village. The Fox & Hounds is a great local – skittles alley in the back, good food, good beer and a snuggly fire."

The Brown's

"A beautiful home with fantastic amenities and superbly furnished. Lovely walk along the Church around the village takes you to the Fox & Hounds Pub. Pub is excellent – wonderful food and great service. Hope to return one day to further explore this amazing part of the world."


"The pictures of the cottage online did not do it justice. This is a beautiful cottage!! Superbly furnished and well stocked. Every part of it is so comfortable, from the great beds to the lovely sofas. The village has everything you could need. The kids loved the park and we all loved the village pub. The food was superb! The local shop is very handy and is well stocked and very friendly."

Donnie & Colin

"When you book online you can’t really tell what it’s going to be like until you arrive. Wow – what a great place. I think it will be difficult to find something you need which isn’t here. A great mix of artwork. Great village shop up the road and very friendly locals. We hope that everyone who comes here enjoys it as much as we did."

The Gregory Family

What makes this area
So special...

Dorchester is within 15 minutes' drive with an array of antique shops, cafes as well as large supermarket. Cattistock is also close to the Jurassic coast with Weymouth being just 20 minutes away and Lulworth Castle and Durdle Door just an easy 26 mile drive.

Property details

Church Cottage: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 en-suite bathrooms. 

Ground Floor

Living room: Comfortable sofas and chairs, electrically controlled gas fire with remote controls, Large 48" inch hidden TV with Sky HD and DVD player. Stereo with integrated speaker system and iPod connection. Excellent selection of games and books. French doors to terrace.
Kitchen/Dining room: Table and chairs for 4. Modern kitchen with stone worktop, dishwasher, microwave, Stoves range cooker, fridge/freezer. Washer/dryer. TV with Sky.
Separate WC

First Floor

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) 2 single beds. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower over and WC. Sky TV.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) King size double bed. En-suite shower room with WC. Sky TV.


Enclosed garden adjacent to the church yard with outdoor table and chairs at the rear of the house. Steps lead up to raised garden level with further table and chairs and garden room. 
Parking for 2 cars in front of house.


Underfloor heating throughout  

What you need to know

There is a safety gate for the twin bedroom for toddlers, travel cot and mattress along with a folding highchair.

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