Downside Ref 2896
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This semi-detached Dorset cottage is a self-contained wing of the owner's farmhouse, peacefully situated on a working dairy farm close to the charming village of Mosterton. Positioned on the borders of West Dorset and South Somerset, the cottage offers well-equipped, comfortable accommodation, with views across the Axe Valley, a cosy open fire and sunny conservatory. This is a wonderful place to relax after a day exploring this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visitors can enjoy a fresh egg for breakfast from one of the free-range chickens, or watch the calves being fed across this 180-acre farm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
Oil central heating with open fire. Electric double oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine (in utility room), dishwasher, flat-screen TV with Freeview, DVD, Xbox (a few games provided). Library of books, games & DVDs. Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate on request. Ample off road parking. Shared lawned garden, small private sitting area with furniture & BBQ. One well-behaved dog at £10 per week. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 1 mile. Note: Farm machinery & animals; young children to be supervised at all times. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead at all times. Note: The farm has its own tested water supply.
The West Country region
Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
The thriving community of Mosterton boasts a number of good local facilities and is set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the West Dorset countryside. Close to the Somerset border, just three miles from Crewkerne and less than five miles from Beaminster, this lovely village is perfectly situated for those looking to explore this superb rural area. The region was a favourite destination of Thomas Hardy – author of 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' - and in recent years has been featured in the 'River Cottage' television series. The Monarch Way provides an excellent walking route, whilst Forde Abbey and Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park are both easily accessible. Visitors can also enjoy a trip to the market town of Bridport or explore the historic Jurassic Coast.
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26 Dec 2012
"A relaxing home from home holiday"
the cottage was beautiful everything you could possibly need and more. The owners and there children were lovely and we were left fresh eggs as a welcome gift which we thought was a lovely thought. pe… More
18 Aug 2011
"another wonderful holiday"
This is our second time visiting this cottage, and we had another fantastic relaxing holiday, Emma and andrew are very welcoming. Our Children had a great time helping out on the farm with Millie and… More
21 Feb 2011
"Absolutely fabulous holiday! Couldn't have been better!"
We absolutely loved every minute of staying at the holiday cottage. It was extremely cosy and warm. We arrived and everything was ready for us, it was a little squeeze getting our Vectra Estate in … More
4 Jan 2011
"A friendly warm place"
Stayed at Downside in November when it was very cold (outside) but really warm inside. The owners were very friendly and helpful, the animals (and birds) a delight, and the cottage the best equipped s… More
3 Dec 2009
"Home from home"
It was an idillic retreat which we needed desperately after a terrible year. The cottage was very secluded with only the family and farm animals to keep us company. The interior was like a home from h… More
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