Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
David and Jan Kirkpatrick
About David and Jan Kirkpatrick
Jan and David Kirkpatrick, Old Gaol owners, live in Charlotte, NC in America when not in residence in the UK.
David and Jan Kirkpatrick purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why David and Jan Kirkpatrick chose Cerne Abbas
Cerne Abbas truly is the most beautiful village in England. The countryside provides many wonderful walks and returning to a comfortable cottage just completes the day. This location in the heart of Dorset is a great way to take easy drive day trips throughout the surrounding area. We have found the villagers most welcoming and many have become dear friends. The village is filled with many historical homes and landmarks.
What makes this Cottage unique
Most often, the guest comment on how comfortable the beds are. All the furniture are family pieces shipped from America. (Though, many were originally made in England) The cottage was furnished not as a holiday let but rather our UK home.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had a great holiday and it was a pleasure to stay in such a lovely holiday home . It was very well equipped and in a lovely village .
Thank you for your kind comments. It is a great complement to Jan who restored the cottages back to health 20 years ago and continues to make the cottage a comfortable home for all of us to enjoy.
Do hope you will return again.
lovely cottage in a beautiful dorset village
very cozy and homely cottage, filled with character
cottage very well equipped, very clean and well maintained
good quality bed linen and towels
we had a very enjoyable week and would definitely plan to return
Warm and cosy, with well equipped kitchen. Furnished to a high standard. Bedrooms were large with comfortable beds. Excellent position in lovely village with great pubs. Local shop had fresh bread and everything you could need for a holiday cottage.
We Will Return
It's a place we would love to go back to! A new experiences all the time!
Another Superb Holiday
Another superb holiday here in Cerne Abbas. We are retuning home thoroughly chilled out and relaxed and very sad to go. Old Gaol Cottage is our Dorset home from home for the past eight summers.. Superbly equipped, cozy and comfortable. The surrounding countryside is so beautiful and tranquil. See you again next year. Thank you!
The Owen family
We Needed A Rest
We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in England and most especially in Cerne Abbas. Everyone has been friendly and gracious. The Cottage is beautifully decorated. It has been comfortable & relaxing. It has given our souls a needed rest from our hectic lives. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your English home.
Historic Houses & Gardens - (Athelhampton, Mapperton, Sherborne Castle, Kingston Lacy & Forde Abbey), Cathedrals , (Salisbury, Winchester & Wells), Stonehenge, Fossil Hunting, Swannery, Sub-Tropical Garden, Steam Train Railroad, Roman Town House, Corfe Castle, Hill Fort at Maiden Castle, Museums (Military Tank & Fleet Air) - Haynes Motor Museum, County Fairs - May & September, Lawn Bowling, Snooker, Cricket, Football, Horse Race Courses (flat & steeple events), Site of 2012 Olympic Sailing Regattas in Weymouth harbor.