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The Bothy

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 29 reviews

Living/Dining Room

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

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

The Bothy (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7 + childs bed)

The main part of the cottage was an old coach house, the Bothy is comfortable, very spacious and full of character with charming rustic features throughout. It has a private fenced garden which is safe for children and dogs with wonderful views over the village and charming countryside.

Bedroom 1, a large vaulted ensuite bedroom.

Super-King size 6ft bed; very comfortable and extremely popular with guests,(which can be made into 2 single beds if required).

There is also a further 3ft single bed and a cot can be provided. There is space to sleep another child on a mattress on the floor if required.

The family bathroom has a walk in power shower, separate bath, toilet and basin.

Exposed wooden floorboards. TV with Freeview and DVD.

There are wonderful views of the village and countryside from this room.

Bedroom 2.

King Size bed which has a high quality mattress.

Ensuite with walk-in power shower, toilet and basin.

This room has exposed wooden floorboards, a vaulted ceiling and beautiful old beams throughout. The bathroom has a new

There are stunning views of the village and beautiful surrounding countryside.

It has a TV with Freeview and DVD.

Bedroom 3 (Situated on the ground floor)

King Size bed which has a high quality mattress.

Ensuite with shower, toilet and basin.

Exposed rustic stone wall, solid wooden floorboards and rustic beams throughout.

TV with Freeview and DVD player.

The cottage is very well equipped and there is a good selection of DVD's, books and games for adults and children. We provide guides and an OS map.

The front door leads into the hallway where there is a door leading to the good sized kitchen/diner. There is a small table and the kitchen is very well equipped with a new electric oven , washing machine, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and cafetiere. There is shared use of a tumble dryer.

A seperate stair case leads from the kitchen to Bedroom 1, as described above.

Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor and is also accessed from the kitchen.

The hallway also leads to the living/dining room which is a very large room with lovely oak floor boards, an exposed stone wall,beautiful ornate fireplace(not in use) and lovely old rustic beams throughout. This room overlooks the garden and goat pen and also provides views of the village, and surrounding countryside. The garden is fenced and is safe for children and dogs. There is a large dining table and chairs to seat 8 and also plenty of comfortable seating, TV , DVD player, and radio/tape/CD player.

SKY TV is available in the lounge, incuding SKY Sports channels.

The charming staircase leads from the living room into Bedroom 2.

There is a private fenced garden which can be enjoyed by guests with a private sitting area with table and chairs. The garden is fenced and is safe for children and dogs.There is also a BBQ. The large communal gardens are also accessible and are great for children to explore. There is use of a large trampoline with net enclosure,a slide and a selection of play equipment.

Electricity, heating, linen, duvets included. Heating is by way of independently controlled central heating to radiators.

Parking for two cars; off road and private.

Wi-Fi connection £10 per week

Well behaved dogs welcome (£20 supplement per dog).

## 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 8, 3 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: Maiden Newton
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 Internet access, 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 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking
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 2 cars 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, 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.

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 traditationaly mild winters. This is one of the warmest areas of the UK. Dorset is charicterised 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 fanstanic scenery and lovely beaches. The area is a walkers paradise and provides many opportunites for families and children. The wonderful Jurassic coast is very near 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 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. reowned Craft centre, which also has a restaurant, serving very good food.

From the cottage there are many delightful walks along well marked footpaths is 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 Fridays. This is a lively interesting place to visit with a fasinating history.

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Review 1-10 of 29

19 Apr 2014

5/5

"Excellent accommodation, suits teens, parents and especially their dogs!"

David and Elaine are superb hosts, always happy to help you out. Broadwindsor is a great location with a community shop and excellent road connections to Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis. Become a… More

27 Mar 2014

5/5

"Wonderful place to stay with Friends & Family, very restful."

The Bothy exceeded expectations and a very restful, charming place to stay within walking distance of pub and local shop. I stayed with my 2 friends and one dog and it was like home from home. Beautif… More

18 Feb 2014

5/5

"Excellent"

The Boffy is excellent. All beds very comfortable. Large rooms. Very good shower pressure. All necessary equipment in the kitchen. Heating perfect. Animals a joy. Spot.lessly clean. Very good hosts. Would stay again.

17 Feb 2014

5/5

"Excellent"

Wow what a lovely cosy cottage.Beds are very comfy,showers really powerful.Everything you need is there & if it's not there john & Elaine will get it for you.Nice little touches like milk,tea & c… More

12 Feb 2014

5/5

"A beautifull cottage"

I recently spent a long weekend at The Bothy, Broadwindsor with my elderly mother and two children. We were extremely impressed with the Cottage, it was more than we expected. The property was clean, … More

17 Jan 2014

5/5

"Excellent, amazing, wonderful, fantastic, brilliant.......!"

We have just returned from a week staying here for a surprise trip for my husbands "significant" birthday. He thought it was just us and our two dogs, but we were joined for the weekend by o… More

3 Jan 2014

5/5

"Another perfect stay!"

We have stayed at this wonderful property a number of times now and each time it gets better.The friendly attentive owners add something, or renew something every time we visit.This time a new built i… More

3 Dec 2013

5/5

"A fantastic place to stay in an idyllic location"

Just returned from a family get-together at The Bothy. We wanted a relaxing break to spend some quality time together in a peaceful environment. Our time here exceeded all our expectations; from the m… More

10 Nov 2013

5/5

"Wonderful weekend in a beautiful cottage"

The bothy is an absolutely beautiful cottage with wonderful owners. It was a home away from home. I couldn't fault the stay, was truly the best girlie weekend away. There was everything needed fo… More

3 Nov 2013

5/5

"A place of calm and quality"

Jakki and Julia are very old friends who now live miles apart. We have to try and get together regulalry to talk, eat good food, drink some wine and did I mention the talking? We now have our daught… More

Review 1-10 of 29

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