Church Hill Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
An idyllic and well appointed character cottage situated in a beautiful rural village perfect for friends or family to share. The cottage is surrounded by it's gardens and located in a quiet lane adjacent to other character cottages and near to the village church.
Church Hill Cottage is in a perfect rural position within easy reach of the Jurassic coast, country walks, local towns and quaint villages. Forde Abbey, Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, numerous National Trust attractions and the historic market town of Bridport are all within easy reach. The coast has a variety of unspoilt beaches as well as small Dorset resort towns including Lyme Regis, West Bay and Weymouth. There is local horse riding, fishing (fresh water e.g. trout, carp etc. or sea water e.g. mackerel), cycling, walking and a host of other activities. As the cottage is located near to Dorset's borders with Somerset and Devon, those counties are also easily explored.
We love the selection of great foods locally - either buy from local sources, farm shops and markets and cook in our well equipped kitchen or visit one of the many local outstanding pubs and restaurants and have someone else cook for you.
Whilst there are no shops in the village there is a good selection of shops, including supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware shops and cafes in Crewkerne and Beaminster. There is also a great farm shop in nearby North Perrott.
There are frequent direct rail links from London Waterloo to Crewkerne which is only a 5 minutes drive to the cottage. We do recommend a car for your stay although you may find that you can get by with a good pair of walking boots and the occasional taxi. A number of walks can be started directly from the cottage, including a very pleasant 4 mile round walk to a local pub.
Parking is available near the cottage, by the church, in a dedicated space, and / or in a layby approx 100m away where a further couple of cars can be accommodated.
Church Hill Cottage sleeps six people, has an open fire in the lounge and woodburner in the dining room, making it a very cosy cottage! With mature gardens to the front and rear of the cottage - perfect for summer BBQs. The two patio areas makes a perfect place for an early evening glass of wine with one covered in a beautiful Wisteria filling the area with an intoxicating smell during the spring months.
Our cottage was featured in The Weekend Cookbook by Food Writer Catherine Hill - take a look at the video at youtu.be/qiM7XT8x5b0.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West Bay 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 59 km, Nearest railway: Crewkerne 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Church Hill Cottage has 3, very pretty double bedrooms with double aspect windows overlooking the delightful gardens (2 upstairs & 1 downstairs) and a child's bedroom with 2 single beds. Please note though that we only make available 3 of the bedrooms at a time. Generally we make the doubles available but by prior arrangement we can make the 4th childs room available in lieu of one of the double rooms. The bathroom has a large 'rain' shower set into the ceiling, classic roll top bath and is tiled in Fired Earth. There is an additional downstairs cloakroom (WC).
We want you to be comfortable during your stay so the beds are furnished with high quality duvets and hotel quality high threadcount bedding (with extra throws and electric blankets for those colder winter nights !)
The lounge is beautifully furnished, has an open fire and French doors which open out to the garden. Whilst we are sure you will want to spend as much time as possible outside exploring the local area, for those cosy nights in there is TV with freeview, DVD player and ipod dock / bluetooth and CD player. We have a small selection of CDs and DVDs or you are welcome to bring your own.
In the dining room there is a woodburner, a large farmhouse table and seating for 6 or more people.
This then leads into a lovely, bright kitchen complete with island. All mod cons available including large American style fridge-freezer with water/ice dispenser and a very handy pantry! The kitchen is well equipped with everything you should need including vintage cutlery and crockery and a Nespresso machine, filter coffee maker etc.
|Further details outdoors|
A little narrow path between stone walls covered in plants leads you to a rose arch framing pretty Church Hill Cottage The Cottage itself is covered in climbing roses and scented honeysuckle. The lovely front garden is secluded, with mature planting and wood/coal store.
The kitchen leads out to a pretty patio area which captures the morning sun perfectly. A great spot for morning coffee. The charming main garden to the rear is lawned, with mature planting and fenced all round with rustic willow hurdles.
Equipped with teak patio furniture, sunloungers and a BBQ. If you don't want to venture out, the cottage has all the home comforts you need!
The West Country region
Dorset is an outstandingly beautiful county set in the South West of England. Bursting with stunning countryside and the dramatic Jurassic coastline, not forgetting numerous places of historical interest and mild South West climate making Dorset the perfect holiday destination.
The market towns of Bridport, Dorchester and Sherbourne also seaside towns such as Lyme Regis and Weymouth are all within easy reach. Famous landmarks such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Chesil Beach with Monkey World and Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park for the kids (or the 'big kids'!) are all within easy vehicle access.
There are many farm shops nearby including well known The River Cottage shop and cafe in Axminster. Also numerous pubs and restaurants near by are well worthy of a visit.
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is approximately 15 minutes drive away and is the perfect place for a slap up lunch, dinner or their amazing afternoon tea in the elegant dining room. A treat absolutely everyone should try!! For an extra special treat book youself into their amazing spa for a spot of pampering.
South Perrott is a picture postcard village near the pretty market town of Beaminster. The River Parrett runs through the village and you can even walk through part of it (in wellies of course!) on the ' Parrett Trail' which takes you on a beautiful walk up to the next village of Chedington where there is a great pub with fantastic views down the valley for that well earned pint!
There is a pub in South Perrott called The Coach & Horses where you can meet the friendly locals, get a good pint and, if you don't want to cook, some decent 'pub grub'.
Church Hill Cottage is situated near the top of Church Hill in a private and secluded position. At the very top of the hill lies the lovely church of St. Mary's, where King George was said to have visited. On Sundays you will hear the melodic sound of the church bells chiming - you will really feel like you are in the countryside!
Getting here is easy with frequent direct trains from London Waterloo to Crewkerne station (only 5 minutes from the cottage), Exeter airport only 45 minutes or the A303 within 20 minutes drive away. Church Hill Cottage is in a very accessible spot.
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2 May 2014
"Truly relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings."
An excellent holiday in beautiful surroundings. Our daughter loved running around in the garden. The cottage itself is very well equipped as well as being comfortable and homely with fabulous fire pl… More
5 Dec 2013
"Beautiful Cottage in Stunning Location"
This cottage literally has the best of both worlds - beautifully traditional with some great features (check out the wooden beam by the stairs!) yet all modern conveniences and comfort. Lovely large … More
1 Dec 2013
"Beautiful cottage in quiet location"
Very well appointed and tastefully decorated cottage in a quiet village just outside of Crewkerne. Plenty of places to eat and explore nearby, with the coast less than half an hour away. Plenty of map… More
18 Aug 2012
"Away from it all"
Church Hill Cottage is delightful, the neighbours are friendly, the setting is beautiful and it is a great place for a truly relaxing holiday. We arrived a week before the sailing started in Weymouth for the Olympics. We had hot, sunny weather with not a cloud in the sky for the first week so spent most of our time on beaches with our 8 year old son. We recommend any of the beaches but loved West Bay, Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Charmouth, all of which are within easy driving distance. The local pub is 2 mins walk and food was good but other food options are relatively close in Crewkerne or Beaminster. However if you prefer to eat in the cottage there is everything that you need to cook with. There are loads of places to visit on slightly less sunny days and our son loved The Keep in Dorchester and the Tank Museum at Bovington in particular both of which are worth a visit. Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle and Durdle Door are also accessible from South Perrott, but you do need to be prepared to negotiate some twisty single carriageway roads!
The maximum number of people we had in the cottage was 4. A very minor drawback which didn't bother us in the least was only having one bathroom. It was lovely, especially the 'rainfall' shower, but if youre thinking of having 6 people (especially all adults) then it could need some careful planning. The other point is that the staircase is open at the bottom so for very young children it might be slightly risky! These are really minor points. We loved it and I don't remember ever feeling so relaxed and refreshed after a holiday.
26 Oct 2011
"“CHARMING AND ENCHANTING - THE PERFECT RETREAT”"
A place of tranquility, reflection and perfection. As you wind your way up to the cottage I challenge your troubles not to melt away the moment you feel the gravel path crunching underfoot. inspiring in so many ways, church hill cottage is perfect for families , perfect for friends and perfect for recharging those batteries that are drained from the fast pace of city life.
If you crave the all encompassing peace that country life can bring you will find that and so much more here, the only thing that saddened me is that I had to leave!
Every detail has been tended to without exception and the personal touches make you feel like you are home away from home. The peaceful surroundings and comfortable beds are the ideal recipe for a restful night's sleep. When you wake up and amble down to the kitchen you're greeted by the enchanting view of the garden and will find it almost impossible not to step outside whatever the weather!
The perfect retreat - this location brings you breathtaking coastline and all the wonders of cozy country life. With an array of friendly country pubs serving delicious food you're spoiled for choice. Fancy a cheeky drink before you settle in for the night? Then grab a torch (very country) and embark on the 2 minute walk down to the pub at the bottom of the hill. The locals are friendly, welcoming and are happy to involve you in their evening – equally, if you're looking for a quite one there are plenty of corners to hide in. Free wifi too if you really must get online!
Corner shops are a short drive away, many selling fresh local eggs!
I wouldn't change a thing about my time here and I will most certainly return (which would be tomorrow if I could).
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