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Orchard Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 26 reviews

Front of Orchard Cottage,overlooking garden and Pygmy goat pen

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

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

Orchard cottage - 2 double bedrooms, (sleeps 5 +cots, there is room to put a good mattress on the floor of the second bedroom if this is required giving the ability to sleep 6)

The cottage is very spacious, cosy and comfortable.

It is very well equipped and full of character with charming rustic features throughout.

The private fenced garden is safe for children and dogs with wonderful views over the garden, goat pen and surrounding countryside.

There is also a large conservatory with toilet and basin.

Bedroom 1

King-size bed, high quality mattress,

Exposed wooden floor boards. Views over the garden, goat pen and surrounding village.

Ensuite family bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and basin. (This bathroom is shared with bedroom 2)

TV with Freeview and DVD player.

Bedroom 2

King-size bed, high quality mattress,

Single 3ft bed.

Space for a further 3ft single mattress - available if required.

Views over the garden, goat pen and surrounding village.

Ensuite family bathroom with bath separate shower, toilet and basin. (This bathroom is shared with bedroom 1)

TV with Freeview and DVD player.

The cottage is accessed via a large conservatory which has a toilet and basin. There is space to sit and enjoy the view of the garden and surroundings.

The conservatory leads to the very spacious Living Room which has plenty of comfortable seating and a table and chairs.

The room has solid wooden floor boards, an exposed stone wall, and a beautiful period Bath stone fireplace (not in use).

There is a large flat screen TV, and DVD player.

SKY TV, including SKY sports channels is also available in the lounge.

Radio/Hi-Fi

The lounge provides access to the brand new fitted kitchen which is very well equipped providing a new electric oven, washing machine, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and cafetiere. There is shared use of a tumble dryer.

The kitchen provides access into the dining room which has original beautiful hamstone flagstones and cobble bricks.

i pod dock/radio system provided.

A staircase leads from this room to Bedroom 1, see above for details.

In the living room there is a rustic bespoke staircase which provides access to Bedroom 2, see above for details.

The cottage is comfortably furnished and is very homely. We provide a range of guides and an OS map. There is also a selection of books, games DVD'S and toys.

Wi-Fi available £10 per week

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Located in the beautiful, historic village of Broadwindsor.The village has friendly pub which serves excellent food, Community Village Shop, children's play area, sports field, and beautiful 12th century church .

Set in the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area is characterised by delightful rolling hills with many fascinating walks. The area is ideally suited to those wanting to stay in a delightful 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.

## 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 6, 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: Exeter, Nearest railway: Crewkerne
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, Satellite TV, 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 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Within the cottage there is a selection of books, games and DVD's for for adults and children.

There is also a quantity of toys and books for children.

We provide a travel cot, high 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.

Further details outdoors

Attached to the house is a 2 acre paddock accessible to guests which is occupied by some very friendly sheep who will have lambs in the spring, two miniature hoses and two pot bellied pigs.

There is a private fenced garden which is safe for children and dogs. The private garden overlooks the pygmy goat pen and access is also provided to the large communal gardens that can be enjoyed by guests. There is a selection of play equipment for children including an enclosed tramploine and a slide. There is a private outside sitting area with table and chairs and the use of a BBQ.

There is a stream that forms a boundary to the communal garden ; this is located behind trees on the far side of the goat pen.

## YOUNG CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES ##

There are three lovely pigmy goats that can be fed and are very friendly.From the garden there are lovely views across the village in one direction and to Lewesdon Hill, the tallest hill in Dorset, in the other. There is wonderful bird life in the garden.

There is private off road parking for 1 car. If more car parking is required please enquire.

There is a children's play park in the village and a sports field close to the cottage.

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, 4 miles

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)

We provide a welcome tray for guests with milk, tea, coffee and biscuits.

Wi-Fi is available at £10 per week

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

Our weeks run from Friday to Friday. During late autumn, winter and early spring booking periods are flexible.

We also provide a travel cot, high chair and stair gate

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

The Jurasic 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. There is an abundance of historic houses and gardens many owned by the National Trust. The area abounds in opportunities for families with wonderful beaches nearby offering opportunities for fossil finding,fishing, crabbing, rock pooling (some of the best in the UK) swimming, walking and a host of attractions at places like Lyme Regis. 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 lovely walks up Lewesdon Hill, owned by the National Trust, the highest hill in Dorset. Close-by there is wonderful walking in fantastic countryside along an abundance of well marked footpaths. Pilsdon Pen an ancient hill fort is in walking distance and from the summit there are spectacular panoramic views over countryside including a view towards Golden Cap; the highest point on the south coast. Beaminster an historic market town is 3 miles away it has a lovely square and church it provides a range of shops cafes and award winning restaurants. There are many fine buildings of historic note. Bridport a thriving town and cultural centre has a wonderful arty atmosphere. It has all the facilities of a small town including a cinema art centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

There are numerous other pretty, historic villages near-by surrounded by stunning countryside.

Forde Abbey house and gardens is only about 15 minutes by car. The house is outstanding and the gardens superb and expansive.

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27 Sep 2014

5/5

"Beautiful cottage in peaceful village with walks in every direction"

Just returned from having a week in this lovely cottage. We couldnt find a single fault with it. The owners were the nicest of people who helped us out with a taxi on our arrival and were very informa… More

19 Sep 2014

4/5

"Very Relaxing Week"

My wife and I found this cottage very relaxing. The cottage was large compared with other two bedrooms cottages we have stayed at in the past. Each bedroom had a large TV along with the main living ro… More

27 Aug 2014

5/5

"A comfortable base to explore Dorset from"

Really enjoyed my week here with my husband and young sons. The cottage is a pleasure to return to after a long day out. My boys loved the novelty of a TV in their bedroom! Nice to have Sky TV to watc… More

15 Aug 2014

5/5

"Beautiful cottage outstanding place great people."

There was nothing to fault at all about this holiday .The cottage was spotless and very comfy . There is so much to do and see around Dorset it looks like a second visit is on the cards. We can not th… More

10 Aug 2014

5/5

"Memories are made of this!!"

We arrived to pouring rain - was this a sign of the week to come?? Rather than unload we headed to the nearby supermarket (choice of 3 within a few minutes drive - we chose Morrisons for the Allioli … More

16 Jun 2014

5/5

"A great place to relax and enjoy Dorset"

Good weather, quiet, and a lovely comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage with all home comforts complete with kind owners makes for a great holiday.… More

3 Jun 2014

5/5

"An Excellent Holiday Setting - Home from Home."

We had a lovely holiday at Orchard Cottage, John and Elaine have ensured that everything you may need is available making it feel like home from home. The little private garden was enjoyed by our 10 … More

22 Apr 2014

5/5

"Truly lovely holiday"

We went with 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. Had an amazing time, in a beautiful setting. The owners were so helpful. Lovely cottage with beautiful scenery, can't wait to go back.… More

13 Nov 2013

5/5

"Relaxing family holiday in Broadwindsor"

We had a wonderful, relaxing week at Orchard Cottage with our two young children aged 5 and 2. This is a beautiful part of Dorset with lots of things to see and do nearby including beaches, walks and … More

6 Oct 2013

5/5

"Great place !!!! Great holiday !!!!"

Beautiful cottage, very comfortable beds, very spacious, nothing was overlooked to make our stay special. Even our dog was made welcome.… More

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