Cherry Cottage CL

Middlemarsh, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5QL

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

CL of the Year Award 2019 - 2nd Place

Cherry Cottage CL is located on the outskirts of the village of Middlemarsh and is an ideal location to explore Dorset's countryside, coast and the surrounding counties.

We offer a warm welcome, providing 2 hard standing and 3 lawn pitches have views of surrounding farmland and distant woodland. The pitches are perfectly positioned to watch the amazing sunsets whilst you relax.

Families and well-behaved dogs are both welcomed

Open all year

Online availability and booking - please click on the website button above to book online.

Hard standing and grass pitches

EHU

WiFi (fast and free)

Dog walk on site and directly from site

Village pub serves good food

Countryside views and wildlife

Popular cycle route

Scheduled bus passes site entrance (Monday - Friday)

The site is situated 7 miles south of Sherborne, a beautiful small market town, which combines history, culture and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Explore the Abbey, one of the two castles or simply relax in a coffee shop after a spot of shopping in Cheap Street.

The county town of Dorchester is 14 miles to the south, where you will find some of the best preserved Roman ruins, moments away from the high street. Visit one of the 8 museums or take a trip to the cinema.

A scheduled bus service passes the site entrance connecting Sherborne and Dorchester, so you can leave your vehicle on site. The bus connects to mainline train stations in both towns so day trips to Weymouth, Exeter, Salisbury or further afield are possible.

There are plenty of lovely village pubs in the locality, the closest being a short walk away via a public footpath. Most local pubs are dog friendly.

The stunning Minterne Gardens are only a short drive away, as is the historic village of Cerne Abbas and its famous giant.

Please check our availability and book online via our website and follow us on Facebook for late availability and to keep up to date.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
DT9 5QL
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GPS:
Lat 50.866082 / Lon -2.463716
OS field ref:
ST674075
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Dorchester, Sherborne, Cerne Abbas, Minterne Magna, Yeovil
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (30 miles)

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Top class CL, Peaceful and Quiet.

Cherry Cottage CL
We stayed for 10 days in Late June, Fabulous CL, well laid out, flat and kept very tidy by Lynn & Jon. emailed arrival instructions are comprehensive with a link to a 'things to do' website. There are Toilets at the top of the track next to the owners garages and there is also a washing machine & Dryer. Lynn provides the washing liquid and just asks that you leave the appropriate payment in an honesty box. Very peaceful at all times, all you'll hear is the birdsong Dog walk is quite a size, more than enough for an evening walk with the pooch. Lane is quite narrow near the CL entrance but if you follow Lynn's instructions you'll have no bother. We had an issue with our Jockey wheel which resulted in it being destroyed on the M5, but bless Jon, he furnished me with a spare he had lying around from an old 'van .. that's service for you! Local 'hopper' bus really does stop in the Lane by the cottage, (I had my doubts due to the narrowness of the lane!) and you can drive down kennels lane through to Glanvilles wootton, just don't try it with the Caravan on! The Hunters moon is OK for a quick lunch and run by friendly people, but we found the New inn at Cerne Abbas to be the best food in the immediate Locale. Don't forget to have a look at the Giant! Cerne Abbas Abbey is interesting for a quick visit (honesty box), as is the village itself. Also worth visiting are Sherborne, Sherborne castle, Shaftesbury (see Gold hill made famous by the 70's Hovis advert) and Dorchester They deserve the plaudits they have received for the CL and Lynn works hard to keep it pristine. I'll not hesitate to return if I'm in the area again as they seldom come better than this CL

StuBob

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Reviewed on 10/08/2022 14:52

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Cherry Cottage CL
What a treat ! We were so lucky to make a last minute three night booking for Cherry Cottage. Thank you so much to Lynn & Jon for making us feel so welcome. Everything about Cherry Cottage is excellent. We received the best pre- arrival information ever as well as a link to a pocket app loaded with information about the local area and amenities. Access to the site is easy and within seconds of arrival the tranquility sets in. We could go on about the brilliant on site facilities but they have already been covered by many previous reviews. If you’re reading this and still undecided about making a booking at Cherry Cottage, just book it, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed but please leave a few spaces for us ! …. Oh and did we mention the fabulous ice cream van that visits the site ? Delicious.

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Reviewed on 17/07/2022 21:07

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Just got back from a 10 day stay at Cherry Cottage. What a lovely place to stay. A very warm welcome awaits you from your hosts Lynn and husband Jon who clearly take great pride in this CL. Its beautifully cared for with extremely well maintained grass and two hardstanding pitches. Electric hook up and mains water supply (which in my opinion is a real bonus) plus clean chemical waste and grey water disposal points which are just a few yards away from the pitches . The WC was always spotlessly clean and with good laundry facilities within the same building. The CL is very peaceful and quiet so if you are looking for somewhere to relax with a good book and perhaps a glass of wine or two then this definitely fits the bill. All places of interest are within easy reach so it is well positioned to visit the coastal resorts or explore some of the prettiest villages that characterise rural Dorset. Finding Cherry Cottage was easy - providing you take note of the instructions that Lynn sends out. We certainly had no problems at all and as soon as we arrived and drove into the CL we knew that we had made a good decision booking our stay. We are using CL's far more often nowadays and as far as I am concerned Cherry Cottage sets a standard against which to judge other locations. We shall certainly return at some point in the future.

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Reviewed on 03/07/2022 22:30

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Cherry Cottage CL
Lynn welcomed us upon arrival after e mailing detailed arrival directions. I can’t remember a better CL site in 30 plus years of Caravanning! I read all the site reviews and everything exceeded our expectations. Thank You Lynn for a lovely week!

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Reviewed on 22/06/2022 12:07

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Cherry Cottage CL
2nd stay at this site and it’s a firm favourite for us. As per previous reviews - peaceful, beautiful surroundings, site immaculate. Lynn takes such care of every detail and gives everyone such a warm welcome. Plenty to see nearby. We will be back.

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