Well Cottage

A traditional, 18th-century English thatched cottage with all the luxury and quality of a high-end boutique hotel and more.


Our traditional thatched cottage is named after the working well in the front garden, which can be seen from the quiet lane on which the cottage is found.

Well Cottage is perfectly situated in the middle of the beautiful English countryside of Dorset, completely private and exclusive to you and your group of up to six people.

We purchased the cottage with one goal: to provide space, ambience, luxury, convenience, and an authentic English experience.

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The History

The well and the original part of the house, ‘the heart’, was originally a drovers’ cottage, designed to provide a place to rest and eat for people delivering goods by horse and cart to London.

It has since been expanded over the years but still retains many of its original features, including its thatched roof, inglenook fireplace and bread oven.

The Area

Well Cottage is located in a tiny hamlet called Bedchester, which falls under the civil parish of Fontmell Magna in the north Dorset countryside.

The cottage is surrounded by thousands of acres of beautiful woodland, fields and farmland, historial ruins, and hamlets. It borders the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so it’s perfect for exploring, hiking, cycling and enjoying countryside views and picnics.

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The Snug

Well Cottage has three reception rooms, the first of which is the Snug, a cosy room that’s perfect for enjoying conversation with friends or family, a quiet read or an after-dinner nightcap.

As the original part of the cottage it boasts a huge inglenook fireplace with open fire, which we regularly light on chillier evenings.

Living Room

The living room is great for a relaxed evening with family, where kids can play games & watch TV. It also boasts an inglenook fireplace.

It doubles as a dining room, if you prefer a more formal evening. It’s perfect for special occasions or restaurant-style dining with privacy and ambience.

The Kitchen

Throughout the day you will find chef Laura in her incredible kitchen. Laura will cater to your every dietary requirement and food preference, ensuring your culinary experience is like no other.

All food and beverages at Well Cottage are included. You’ll also enjoy the traditional English ‘dining out’ experience, with one meal away from the cottage included in your stay.*

Each day you will be served breakfast, lunch and a three-course evening meal, plus snacks and beverages. A gourmet packed lunch is included for your excursion days away from the cottage.

The Garden

With so many varieties of plants, hedges and its perfectly tended lawn, on a warm spring or summer day this is a beautiful place to sit and soak up the English sun with a Pimms or G&T, play outdoors with the family, have a barbecue and so much more.

We have a plethora of outdoor games and seating areas to suit anybody’s taste.


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