River Cottage at Athelhampton

Dorchester, Dorset
  • 6
  • 3
  • Pet Friendly

Gorgeous thatched cottage in the grounds of Athelhampton House, with private 9 hole golf course.

  • Pretty thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset and less than 5 miles from Hardy's Cottage where Far from The Madding Crowd was penned
  • Perfect accommodation for weddings at Athelhampton House
  • 10% discount at The Matyrs Inn (1.5miles away).

About River Cottage at Athelhampton

River Cottage sits in an exclusive spot in Dorset, neighbouring the historic stately home of Athelhampton House. Reached by bridge over the stream which runs through the extended garden of the cottage. The cottage offers a private rural setting where you can indulge yourself in unending golf practise on the properties' private 9 tee, three hole golf course.

This Dorchester holiday cottage provides comfortable countryside style with en suite bathrooms for each bedroom. From the sitting-room's French windows walk out onto the private patio where the tranquillity of the countryside setting can be enjoyed. Nestled under a thatched roof, this is a unique Dorset cottage perfect for relaxing into a slower pace of life.


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"Great place to visit and very well priced. The gardens are well kept with many unusual plants and designs. The hospitality is superb and the gift shop has something for everyone."


What makes this area
So special...

While you stay at River Cottage you will have a special season ticket that allows complimentary access to Athelhampton House which dates back to 1485 and has wonderful grounds to explore.

Property details

Riverside Cottage at Athelhampton: sleeps 6 in 3 en suite bedrooms, with a reception room and kitchen with dining table in a period cottage. Parking available for up to 3 cars.

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) in a king size bed, en-suite bath with shower and TV.

Lounge with electric fire and comfortable seating and large TV.

Kitchen diner with large gas oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer dryer.

Dining table seats 6.

First Floor

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) in two twin single beds or can be made into a double, zip-linked beds with ens uite bath and shower, TV.

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) in a double bed with en-suite bath and shower, TV.


Patio furniture for 6 with gas BBQ.

Parking for three cars.



Gas central and water heating

What you need to know

Travel cot available for children on request.

Please note that as weddings are sometimes held at the House - there may be some noise, never past midnight.

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