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.