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Squirrel away from responsibility at this luxury self-catering cottage near Sherborne in rural Dorset, where gentle relaxation and napping to birdsong lullabies are the only activities on the agenda. Contemporary and idyllic, romantic and bright, Papilio Creek is a celestial haven of harmony and joy.

Self-catering cottage for hire in Milborne Wick, Dorset


Stylish and modern, but not without fanciful charm, Papilio Creek in the tranquil hamlet of Milborne Wick is the perfect setting for exploring Dorset’s chocolate box villages and sandy beaches. This luxury self-catering cottage, complete with sauna and steam room, provides relaxation a-plenty for weary souls looking for some blissful time out away from the city. Read in the stone temple by the stream, picnic on the lawn or snuggle down with your beau for a night of movies and wine in this self-catering cottage’s home cinema.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Papilio Creek has two beautifully appointed luxury double bedrooms, one king and one zip and link, which invite you to sink into restful slumber after a day of Dorset exploration. For slow mornings in bed over coffee and croissants, throw open windows to let those countryside sounds envelop the soul and take pleasure in wrapping up in rich Egyptian cotton linens and soft faux-fur throws. There is one family bathroom on the first floor with a deep free-standing bath tub and separate walk-in shower.


Spill from Papilio Creek onto the gently sloping lawn and wander down to the soothing millstream at the bottom of the garden. Here, sit amongst the butterflies with feet cooling in the water or watch the world go by with a rosemary-infused gin and tonic in the gorgeous stone temple. Spread blankets beneath trees, watch cobalt-blue damselflies hover under leaves and recline in the perfection of the English countryside. If you absolutely must leave, join the age-old hippies of Southern England and hike to the top of Glastonbury Tor for the most magnificent of views.

For Relaxation

Take time out and unwind in the serene sauna and steam room within the bathroom before cosying up on the corner sofa in front of the log burner. By day, simply enjoy lounging in the sun on the private roof terrace or dozing to the gentle sound of winter whirling around outside. The local villages offer a friendly shopping experience and provide all the character and charm which make Dorset such a sought-after rural idyll. On prior arrangement, a range of spa treatments, massages and wellness activities can be arranged in the privacy this Dorset cottage.


There is parking available for one car under the carport. The property is well-equipped with an oven, Miele coffee machine, warming drawer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. There is also a sauna and steam room available for guests.



Style: Innovatively designed by Pasfield and Park Interiors; rich oak flooring and ornate bespoke furniture combine, offering a light-filled haven packed full of the latest gadgets and luxurious comforts.

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Our Take

Property Owner Cleo says

Head to the roof tops and enjoy your private decked sun trap! A spacious environment for al fresco dining and secret sunbathing, relax amidst the twisted Italian bay and cherry trees to the sounds of nature around you.

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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There's an enviably well-equipped kitchen offering all you could need to prepare some of the country's finest local fare. The built-in coffee machine, two drawer dishwasher and pink Smeg fridge will have you wanting to upgrade your own kitchen in no time! For local meat, the freshest vegetables imaginable and home-baked cakes, head to Udder Farm Shop and fill the cupboards with tasty treats and naughty goodies.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request).

Eating Out

If you can bear to leave your idyllic haven then there are a collection of eateries on your doorstep. Take a rural walk to The Queens Arms for a hearty pub lunch or drive to the coast for dinner at the Crab House Cafe (recommended by Rick Stein) in Wyke Regis.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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