Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Northend Farmhouse is a pre 1600 thatched building. Some parts were reconstructed after a fire in 1640. Features such as an Inglenook fireplace, old bread oven and mullion windows combined with plenty of outdoor space, modern comforts and conveniences including large flat screen tvs, mp3 stations and web access, create the ideal place for large family holidays and celebration weekends.
Occupants of the farmhouse can also enjoy open access to the higher level stewardship 100 acre farm, the lake and garden. Well behaved pets are welcome. Extra people can stay by arrangement.
There is easy access to footpaths like the Monarchs way, the Jurassic world heritage coast and beaches.
Lyme Regis has mackerel fishing boats for hire, world class restaurants, Hix restaurants, a cinema, a wealth of shops, the marina theatre and the excellent Lyme bay Bakery.
Bridport has a twice a week street market, electric palace cinema and music venue, arts centre, leisure centre, a vintage market, the St Michaels arts district, The Bull hotel, Palmers Brewery, countless pubs, it's seaside port of West Bay and many shops.
There is a micro brewery on site www.artbrew.co.uk and arts courses are available in the Barn.
Chideock village is 1 mile away, has 2 pubs, 2 churches, a cider house, a farm shop, tea houses, a convenience store and a post office.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Seatown 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 45 minute drive, Bournemouth Airport 1 hour, Nearest railway: Airports Exeter Airport is a 45 minute drive, Bour|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Northend farmhouse has two sitting rooms, one is approximately 15m x 5m and boast a 16th century log fire, a stone apiral staircase, 4 oak beams and stone mullion windows. It is furnished simply to allow it being a large party room and has an powerfull mp3 player, a large smart tv, 3 sofas (9 people) and additional seating for 5+.
The other sitting room also has oak beams, a wood burning stove, smart tv, Inglenook fireplace with bread oven.
4 of the bedrooms have huge westerly views over the lake. The master bedroom has a shower en suite. There is a family room and 4 doubles. There are oak mullion windows and a recently revealed stone window that local legend says that the nuns used to pass bread down to wayfarers.
The dining table was made at the farm, by James Verner, from ash sourced from the woods and the kitchen boasts an aga that makes traditional cooking a joy.
|Further details outdoors|
The lake and garden enjoy wide countryside views.
The gas bbq can be moved to anywhere within the acre of garden and with specific permission anywhere within the 100acre farm/
The parking is in the yard in photograph.
Welcome pack provided on arrival and details of local facilties will be available.
Lake Garden is shared with the owners of the house.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
The West Country region
West Dorset is an area of outstanding natural beauty, Thomas Hardy's Wessex and still a place of tranquility and a strong artistic heritage. The Coastline around Chideock has been designated a World Heritage site and is a haven for fossil hunters
Bridport has always had unconventional and individual roots. It holds one of the first royal charters, was a ferment for non conformism. it still retains this independence with the market being compared to Notting Hill on sea.
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8 Jul 2013
"Long weekend break"
A fantastic restored farmhouse with all required amenities yet retaining tons of character and set with its own fields all around. We had a great trip.
3 Jul 2013
"Spacious accommodation , lovely tranquil setting, yet close to the sea"
A delightlful week for a group of 9 old friends, plus dog. The lovely old C17th farmhouse is set in a very quiet valley about 1.5m / 2.75km north of Chideock. Huge amount of space with large kitchen… More
10 Mar 2013
My friends and I were due to stay at another cottage but we were let down 24 hours before so we were all worried where we would be staying to celebrate my 40th birthday! Luckily for us we were offer… More
1 Feb 2013
"Great accommodation in spectacular surroundings"
I came down here for a long weekend with 11 friends for my 30th birthday and had a fantastic time. I wanted to rent a lovely farmhouse in the countryside with open fires and somewhere we could have a … More
16 Jan 2013
"Fantastic farmhouse in beautiful unspoilt countryside"
We had a hugely enjoyable long weekend at North End farmhouse with friends to celebrate a 30th birthday. The farmhouse has a generous amount of living space for the number of people it accommodates, including a large kitchen and a huge dining table, a snug/TV room with a large log burner and a large flat screen TV and DVD player; perfect for keeping warm and entertained on cold evenings.
The farmhouse also has a larger more formal long room including comfy seating and a games area along with an original open fire place. 4 of the 5 bedrooms have beautiful views overlooking the surrounding countryside – an amazing sight to wake up to! Because it was December we didn't make much use of the garden, but there was a large BBQ which would make the garden a nice place to hang out in warmer weather. The weather was relatively mild for mid-December (around 10 degrees C), but the AGA and the central heating kept the house plenty warm enough for us.
With the exception of the owner's property, which is attached to the farmhouse, and a small house just behind the farm, there are hardly any other buildings in sight, and the farmhouse gives direct access to footpaths for hiking. We really enjoyed the freedom to go out for a walk before breakfast, and in the afternoons took the opportunity to go down to Seatown, just 10 minutes drive away, to go for a clifftop walk and sample the beer in the Anchor Inn - what a spectacular location for a pub.
Eddie was very accommodating, and made sure that we knew where everything was and what to do if we needed anything or had any problems. Once he'd shown us around, he left us to our own devices and we didn't really see him until it was (sadly) time to leave. His instructions to get to the farm were very good - it really is off the beaten track.
The only slight downside to the property was that some of the mattresses were a bit soft for our liking (particularly in the main bedroom) - but that is a personal preference, and the next person might disagree. However, the quilts and bedding was all beautifully comfortable. We also had some trouble logging on to the wi-fi in the farmhouse, but we were quite glad to escape it all, so we didn't try to resolve this issue.
I would definitely recommend Northend Farmhouse as a great place for friends or family gatherings.
9 Jan 2013
"Great weekend in the country"
A few friends and I stayed for a long weekend at Northend Farmhouse to celebrate an upcoming wedding and was very impressed. The location was great - quite a private location, but several pubs a walk away and also walking distance to the beach. Plenty of space in the house to relax - two large living rooms (including a mini snooker table) and kitchen / dining room. We were able to have a barbecue outside one afternoon and a roast dinner in the AGA the next day. Very impressed with the beer from the micro-brewery too. Would definitely be happy to stay again in the future.
2 Jan 2013
"Great fun Christmas break in Dorset"
Really spacious property for our group of 11.
Comfortable beds and nice big table for group meals together.
Snooker table (5ft) was well used by all !
Good location near to West bay beach - and half hour drive to East Devon beaches as well.
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