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Tick Tock Cottage

Marnhull, Dorset (Ref. 970616)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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33 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Jones

    “I think it’s the best cottage we’ve stayed in.”

    Everything we needed was provided and the owners were lovely.

    - Mrs Jones, July 2021

The property

Resting on the outskirts of the quaint village of Marnhull, between the majestic Dorset AONB and the Cranborne Chase AONB is this superb dwelling, Tick Tock Cottage.

The wing of the owner’s home is a wonderful base for a family seeking to explore the wonders of the coast and countryside of this part of England, with plenty of attractions and activities for a group of all ages and tastes.

After an action-packed day, be welcomed into the characterful interior, with a refreshing colour palette and carefully selected furnishings to ensure a wonderful stay.

The ground floor comprises of a sitting room with wonderful period features and a spacious kitchen/dining room where a woodburning stove housed by a redbrick fireplace takes centre stage before all the appliances you will require to cater your own delicious evening meals for the whole family.

After dinner, retire up the staircase to catch your rest in one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom which are served by a gleaming shower room and a further couple of steps takes you up to the master bedroom, featuring a king-size bed and a wonderful port hole from the original 1800s building.

During the summer months, head to the private courtyard where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed or enjoyed or take a short stroll into Marnhull where you will find two pubs and a shop for picking up the essentials.

To keep you busy whilst here, head into the town of Shaftesbury or choose to walk many of the glorious paths upon the Cranborne Chase AONB or head to the coastline to soak up the spectacular scenery.


  • Over two floors with steps to further bedroom
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x floor king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with double walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 minute walk, pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: The king-size bedroom is reached via four steps from the first floor
  • Note: Property stairs not suited for people with limited mobility
  • Note: This property is for holiday purposes only

About the location


Shaftesbury 5 miles; Sherborne 10 miles.

A charming, scattered North Dorset village, Marnhull is situated within the lush Blackmore Vale, the area used as a backdrop in Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”. The village is well served by two pubs and with lots of lovely rural walks and fishing in the nearby River Stour. There are royal connections - the local manor house was home to Katherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII. An easy drive takes you to the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, well known for Gold Hill, of Hovis advert fame, whilst Sherborne, with its fascinating castle and Abbey, is just 10 miles away. Alternatively, explore the wonderful Dorset coastline - An ideal spot in a lovely region.