Dorset Cottage B & B
Lawn Cottage is a delightful 18th century stone cottage filled with pretty and unusual objects and kelims in the lovely Dorset village of Stour Row and near the famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury. It has a delightful garden and terrace, a spacious modern family kitchen with a sofa and an Aga, a dining room and drawing room which guests are welcome to use. There are three rooms for bed and breakfast guests, arguably the loveliest Dorset B&B accommodation in Dorset. Lawn Cottage is very suitable for the less able as two rooms are ensuite on the ground floor. Pets are welcome by arrangement. All the rooms have wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and homemade biscuits.
For more of an idea of the rooms and facilities at Lawn Cottage, visit our Photo Gallery page of this web site.
Breakfast can be taken in the cosy kitchen with its Aga or in the more formal dining room. It is an ideal base for visiting Dorset, Somerset or Wiltshire being on the border of all three, or as a quiet place to relax and unwind 'far from the madding crowd'. It's also close to Duncliffe Wood, 250 acres of Woodland Trust full of lovely walks and, in the early Spring, bursting with primroses and violets and later filled with bluebells and foxgloves.
Lawn Cottage is ideally located as an idyllic bed and breakfast near the premier independent schools in Dorset; Clayesmore School Iwerne Minster, Hanford School Child Okeford, Port Regis School and St Mary's School Shaftesbury, Sandroyd School at Tollard Royal and Sherborne Boys School and Sherborne Girls School.
Forthcoming Events in Dorset 2016
Sherborne Castle Country Fair, Retriever Event & Rare Breeds Show
The Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. For one day every summer, one of the country’s finest settings is transformed into a fun-filled day out to suit all ages.
Chalke Valley History Festival
This wonderful week long event is full of excellent lectures, re-enactments and it is perfect to pick and choose what you want to see, eat out locally and stay at comfortable Lawn Cottage.
Larmer Tree Festival
Come and stay at Lawn Cottage and relax in between the music.
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show
A proper old fashioned agricultural show with Cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits, bees, horses, dogs and food, shopping and events, a must for those who love the countryside.
Great Dorset Steam Fair
This Dorset institution is spread over 5 days and the biggest event of its kind, come for the whole time or stay for just a night or two and relax and enjoy Lawn Cottage.
My daughter, Emily Watkins, has just won The Great British Menu and served her Fish Course at the banquet in the Crypt at St Pauls for the D Day Veterans and the Prime Minister. She started her cooking career, which is now an absolute passion, at my side in the kitchen but now I learn from her! So I would like to offer my guests the GREAT BRITISH BREAKFAST!! ( Freshly squeezed orange juice, the nicest bread baked in Shaftesbury, the crispest bacon and the eggs from my friends and of course homemade marmalade and jam and much more. All cooked to order and served in the dining room or outside on the terrace weather permitting)
Emily and her husband have their own pub, The Kingham Plough, in Kingham, Oxfordshire www.thekinghamplough.co.uk