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Hursey Gate Stables

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

Living room overlooking paddock

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Beautifully converted stables using rustic reclaimed materials, a cosy luxurious two bedroom cottage that is spacious and very well equipped.

Beautiful oak flooring has been laid throughout the whole cottage, and there are huge rustic re-claimed beams and vaulted ceilings in most of the rooms

Bedroom 1; King size bed, TV and DVD player.

Bedroom 2; two 3ft single beds, TV and DVD player.

All beds have high quality mattresses

Bathroom with toilet,basin and power shower over the bath.

The lounge/diner is very spacious with plenty of seating, large flat screen TV and DVD player. SKY TV, including SKY Sports channels. The kitchen is very well equipped, including a double electric oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and washing machine.

All rooms have wonderful views of the paddock and surrounding countryside.

We provide a range of guides and an OS map, toys,games and DVD's

Located in the the beautiful, historic conservation village of Broadwindsor.The village has a friendly pub which serves excellent food, children's play area, sports field. Broadwindsor is set in West Dorset, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area is charictarised by delightful rolling hills with many fascinating walks. The area is ideally suited to those wanting to stay in a delightful historic village in charming countryside and close to the wonderful coast line. The very popular town of Lyme Regis with is great family beach is close by. The whole coast has World Heritage status.

There are friendly goats, pigs and sheep for the enjoyment of children and adults.

## ALSO SEE Albert Cottage, BEAMINSTER; furnished and equipped to the same high standard as The Bothy, Hursey Gate Stables and Orchard Cottage in Broadwindsor; run by the same owner ; several 'GREAT' REVIEWS ON 'TRIP ADVISOR'

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach West Bay.
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol, Exeter, Southampton., Nearest railway: Crewkerne, and Dorchester
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

All the beds have very high quality matresses.

The entrance leads into the hallway which has a lovely oak floor and pretty arched window. Access is provided to the bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom 1 has a King size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and TV/Freeview/DVD/I-pod Dock. This room gives lovely views of the paddock and surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 2 has two single beds, chest of drawers, TV/Freeview and also overlooks the paddock and surrounding countryside

The Lounge/Diner has a TV with Freeview and DVD player. There is also a CD player ( i-pod compatible). There is plenty of comfortable seating and a large table and six dining chairs. There is a glass door which gives lovely views and provides access to a large decked balcony. The balcony has a table and chairs and overlooks the paddock and countyside. There are steps which lead down to a private secure fenced garden which borders the paddock.

From the cottage there are stunning views over the village, church and rolling hills.

Further details outdoors

Attached to the house is a 2 acre paddock that can be accessed by guests which is occupied by some very friendly sheep who will have lambs in the spring and two pot bellied pigs. There are also three very cute pigmy goats that are very friendly and can be fed.

The cottage has a private fenced garden with table and chairs. There is also a BBQ.

There is also a large communal garden which can be enjoyed by guests and provides access to the paddock. The gardens are great for children to explore and there is a good selection of play equipment for children including a trampoline and a slide.

The garden is bordered by a stream ; PLEASE TAKE NOTE; YOUNG CHILDREN MUST NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED.

There are wonderful views over the village and towards the historic church and surrounding countryside, including Lewesdon Hill- the tallest hill in Dorset. The garden has excellent bird life.

There is off road parking by the cottage for 1 car if more parking is required please enquire.

Further details

From the cottage there are many delightful walks along well marked footpaths including Lewesdon Hill, owned by the National Trust, the highest hill in Dorset. From the summit are wonderful views.

Also in walking distance is Pilsdon Pen an ancient hill fort; from the summit are spectacular views.

Beaminster a small historic market town is 3 miles away it has a wonderful square and church. It has several pubs, cafes, restaurants and a small Co-op store.

Bridport a thriving arty town is some 7 miles away. It has all the facilities of a small town including a cinema, art centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This is a lively interesting place to visit with a fascinating history. There are several large supermarkets.

Dorset is characterised by rolling hills, winding valleys, and beautiful villages. The area abounds in historic monuments and beautiful scenery.

The Jurassic coast is the only Natural World Heritage site in England and offers fantastic scenery and lovely beaches.

The area is a walker's paradise and provides many opportunities for families and children. The wonderful Jurassic coast is very close offering opportunities for fishing, crabbing, fossil hunting, swimming and a host of attractions at places like Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis is a wonderful town on the coast in a fantastic setting providing safe bathing and a host of other activities.

There are numerous formal gardens and historic houses;

Mapperton Gardens; nr Beaminster

Forde Abbey ; approx 15 min drive

Montecute House, (National Trust), nr Martock approx 25 min drive

Tintinhull (NT) approx 40 min away

Barrington Court (NT) approx 45 min away

Abbotsbury – Tropical Gardens ( also has children's farm) 30 min away

Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 35 min away (also has children's farm)

Escott, Ottery St Mary, Devon, 45 min away (various small animals, birds of prey, owls, and outdoor/indoor play areas)

Wi-Fi is available at £10 per week

Well behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 per dog

Bookings run from Friday to Friday.

During late autumn, winter and early spring booking periods are flexible.

We provide a travel cot, and chair and stair gate

We also provide ;

~ Toilet rolls

~ Washing up liquid,

~ Hand soap,

~ Dish cloths/brush,

~ Scourer,

~ Kitchen roll,

~ Dish washer tablets,

~ Tea towels,

~ Oven gloves.

The West Country region

In May 2007 the Daily Telegraph said ' To find countryside half as good as this you would have to travel at least as far as the Dordogne'

The West country and in particular Dorset is one of the most popular holiday destination in the UK. It enjoys warm summers and traditionally mild winters. This is one of the warmest areas of the UK. Dorset is charictarised by rolling hills, winding valleys, and beautiful villages. The area abounds in historic monuments and beautiful scenery. The Jurassic coast is the only natural world heritage site in England and offers fantastic scenery and lovely beaches. The area is a walkers paradise and provides many opportunities for families and children. The wonderful Jurassic coast is very near perfect for fishing, crabbing, fossil hunting, swimming and a host of attractions at places like Lyme Regis. Lyme Regis is a wonderful town on the coast in a fantastic setting providing safe bathing and a host of opportunities for families.

Visit www.westdorset.com and hiddendorset.org for further information.

Broadwindsor

Broadwindsor is a popular, friendly and very historic conservation village, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village has a pub , Community Village shop, children's play area, sports field, and beautiful 12th century church

The White Lion pub re-opened in February 2012 and the new management are friendly and popular. The pub has an open fire and is cosy and friendly, accepting well-behaved dogs on leads . Excellent food is served daily from a varied lunch and evening menu.

Broadwindsor also has a renowned Craft centre, which also has a restaurant serving very good lunches.

From the cottage there are many delightful walks along well marked footpaths in fantastic countryside, including Lewesdon Hill, owned by the National Trust, the highest hill in Dorset. From the summit are wonderful views. Also in walking distance is Pilsdon Pen an ancient hill fort again from the summit are spectacular views.

Beaminster a small historic market town is 3 miles away it has a wonderful square and church. It has several cafes and restaurants and provisions can be got from here. Bridport a thriving arty town is some 6 miles away. It has all the facilities of a small town including a cinema, art centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturday's.There is a childrens indoor play barn.This is a lively interesting place to visit with a fascinating history linked to the net and rope industry.

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Review 1-10 of 17

4 Jul 2014

5/5

"Relaxed and rustic retreat"

We have just returned from a lovely break at Hursey Gate with our two young children aged two and three. The stables were a great mix of homely furnishings with high quality modern fixtures and fittin… More

2 Jun 2014

5/5

"We loved our weeks stay in Hursey Gate Stables"

We had a fantastic week staying at Hursey Gate Stables. Coming from a city this was a perfect country escape for us. Our boys loved feeding the animals and the walks from the accommodation are beaut… More

5 Jan 2014

5/5

"Perfect in every way"

We wanted somewhere to escape to after Christmas and found the perfect place in Hursey Gate Stables. It was cosy, well-equipped and felt snug from the moment we walked through the front door and, as w… More

2 Jan 2014

5/5

"Delightful property in a picturesque Dorset village"

Excellent facilities provided in this 2 bedroomed property. We were a party of 3 adults and found the beds comfortable and the property very clean. With the accommodation being on one floor this was… More

15 Dec 2013

5/5

"Beautiful Relaxing Retreat"

As three ladies looking for a quiet relaxing break this was perfect. The only reason I have marked the location as 4 as because it was a little remote but this was perfect for us. The cottage was well… More

25 Oct 2013

5/5

"wonderfull homely property and well equipped"

Arrived late on the Friday night with my wife and 2 poodles, but were still met by Elaine and showed in to the property, on the table was a tray with tea and coffee, and biscuits and a pint of milk i… More

29 Jun 2013

5/5

"Brilliant property, lovely people, good location"

Lovely property, really top drawer! The animals out the back were all very friendly and in good condition and the proprietors are very friendly and full of good advice on the local area. The village itself has a nice shop, a huge craft centre and a pub, though I overheard conversations that the pub was closing so might be worth checking this, if it is still open it does lovely, huge portions of food though! Transport routes into and out of the village are single track as are most of the roads in the area it seems! But very picturesque overall.
No mobile phone signal, so paying the extra tenner for wifi is well worth it. We visited the coast on many occasions and found it an excellent base to trek from. Our daughter absolutely loved the pigs and sheep, and running up and down the long hallway too. I can't recommend this property highly enough.

Thank you for your kind words,we're so glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Regarding the pub, we are happy to clarify there has been a seamless change of management and it is continuing to operate as before,serving lunches and evening meals.

25 May 2013

5/5

"Best in the west"

My wife and I love this place,from its quirky beams,solid no squeek or creak wooden floor to its "interesting"internal doors and hinges.David and Elaine gave us their usual warm welcome(we have been here several times before).As soon as you walk through the door the relaxation begins.In the field were two ewes,when we looked out on sunday morning there stood two ewes and three lambs!We never did find out who put them there.If its peace and quiet you want come here.You want seaside?Bridport is just 8 miles.You want countryside?Just look around you.We hope to be back soon.

9 Apr 2013

5/5

"ideal quiet country getaway"

Had a lovely week despite cold weather and snow. great welcome and nothing was too much trouble for David and Elaine. Delightful location with beautiful view out the back with sheep in the field and p… More

4 Apr 2013

5/5

"Perfect retreat"

This really is the perfect stay. Elaine and David have thought of everything you need to stay. We came with our 6 year old and small dog. The views are beautiful, the location stunning. Remote but no… More

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