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The Bothy

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 36 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Spacious living room with many rustic features, plenty of comfortable seating and dining area

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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

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 been fully refurbished with a new shower-over-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.

The kitchen was fully refurbished in March 2015. 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)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Maiden Newton
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
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 Double beds (3), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 Dorset 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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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.

22 Jun 2013

5/5

"Perfection in Dorset"

Five of us (two couples and a dog) have just returned from a wonderful week in The Bothy. From start to finish the experience has been nothing short of fabulous. Situated in the small but perfectly formed village of Broadwindsor, where there’s a great local pub (The White Lion) serving fresh, tasty pub grub and a delightfully friendly community local shop. The surrounding countryside is beautiful. All you can see is green. All you can hear are sheep, cows and the birds singing. The Bothy itself is absolutely charming with a real country cottage feel. It’s wonderfully well equipped and everything was spotless, comfortable and it felt like a real home from home. The Leader family who live next door are very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. They also have a menagerie of delightful animals. One of our favourite pastimes while we were there was going to feed the goats, Vietnamese pot bellied pigs and the friendly ewes in the field. It’s been an incredibly chilled out and relaxing week, despite the fact that we’ve experienced all four seasons weather-wise! The weather however didn’t stop us from enjoying the surrounding areas of West Bay, Bridport (great market on Saturdays), Lyme Regis (a seaside resort not to be missed) and if you want to treat yourself book in for lunch at Hix Oyster & Fish House which serves fabulous fish with an amazing view over Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coastline. We nipped over the border to Devon to Seaton and stopped off for a great pub lunch in the picturesque village-by-the-sea of Beer at The Anchor. On our last night we visited The New Inn in the nearby village of Stoke Abbott. Amazing! The food and service were fantastic. It’s more ‘gastro pub food’ than The White Lion with prices to reflect that. However the food was beautifully cooked and prepared. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a holiday in this gorgeous cottage in an incredibly picturesque part of the country. You do need to have a car unless you don’t want to venture further than the village. And there’s a downstairs bedroom, which is great for anyone unable to climb stairs. I can't wait to go back!!

4 May 2013

5/5

"Relaxing week in Dorset - freezing outside, warm & cosy inside!"

We were three generations and two dogs and The Bothy was enjoyed by all! Even though the weather was very cold, the cottage was warm and inviting. The large bedrooms all had big, comfortable beds and good ensuites with plenty of hot water to go around. David and Elaine were on hand if we needed any help or advice. The cottage was well situated for trips to the coast or walks in the countryside.

17 Mar 2013

5/5

"Wonderfully cosy and comfortable cottage."

We had a wonderful stay at the Bothy, it was so cosy and comfortable we all loved the place. There was nothing the owners hadn't thought about to make the place a home from home for people.

25 Feb 2013

5/5

"Clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage ideal for all ages."

The Bothy is a spacious, well equipped cottage with many thoughtful extras provided by the owners to make it feel like a home from home. It was an ideal base for exploring the area but also provided a warm and cosy place to spend a winter's day relaxing indoors. The view of the Church through the living room window was breathtaking in the early morning mist. Having ensuites in all the bedrooms made it easier for a group of adults sharing the house. The welcome pack and fresh flowers in the cottage were a particularly nice touch.

31 Dec 2012

5/5

"Fantastic Winter Break, lovely property, beautiful area."

The Bothy is a wonderful property to stay in. It was very clean, with a well-equipped kitchen and a nice welcome tray of tea and biscuits. All three large bedrooms were well-decorated and comfortable and the 3 en suites made organising ourselves extremely easy! There was also a downstairs room which would be perfect for anyone with mobility difficulties. The communal areas were also comfortable and spacious and had been decorated for Christmas, which was a lovely touch. The information we received before the holiday was detailed and useful, including the phone number of the village pub. We booked a meal there the night we arrived and it was great not to cook after travelling a long way. The main meals in the pub were delicious, enormous and very good value, although the starters were a little disappointing. The area around the Bothy was gorgeous and with plenty of places to visit, regardless of the weather. Overall, this was the perfect winter break for us. The only problem was that we could only stay for a weekend and not for longer! I would heartily recommend The Bothy to anyone considering a holiday in this beautiful part of the world.

12 Jul 2012

5/5

"Fabulous, wonderful, brilliant, excellent, value for money, secluded, idyllic"

Ok I know the title isn't exactly summing up our stay in a sentence! But it does give an insight into just how much of a good time we had in this beautiful cottage. I visited "the Bothy" with my partner, my eleven month old daughter, my parents, their dog, my sister, her husband and her ten month old son. Trying to find somewhere that would accommodate us was restrictive to say the least! The Bothy was an ideal solution allowing dogs and offering cots, high chairs and access for buggies. The cottage was very well kept, very clean, ideal for crawling babies and had a wonderful garden that lead to three friendly goats who live in a separated area at the bottom, two pot belly pigs to the left and some sheep in a field just out of sight (and sound!) of the cottage. The kitchen was fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, a dishwasher, washing machine (essential when travelling with a little person!), a wonderful ipod dock so you have the choice of washing the dishes listening to your own music or the radio. The bedrooms were spacious, the one above the kitchen particularly so, it held a double bed and a single bed and still had room for a travel cot and ensuite bathroom with a bath (another little person essential!). The bedroom below and just off of the kitchen was another double with a smaller ensuite which was comfortable in size. The third bedroom was lovely and held beautiful views over the local town and the sheep in the field and goats. The bathroom was again very good in size, but holding a large shower instead of a bath. Every room had freeview as described, the welcome booklet held information on local take aways, markets, the animals in the garden and how the Bothy came to be. Broadwindsor is a tiny teeny area and we did have trouble finding signal on our mobile phones, and although the broadband was unfortunately down for half of our stay, the owners (although on holiday themselves) were quick to inform us how to correct the problem when we e-mailed them. The White Lion pub nearby serves some lovely grub and were happy for us to take the babies and the dog with us which was a bonus. I will definitely be recommending the cottage to my friends and will (hopefully) be returning one day soon myself. It would be a lovely place to stay over the winter as it's so comfy and really is a home from home.

7 May 2012

5/5

"relax have a little "you" time.soak in the bath after a day at the beach or walking the hills.what a place its GREAT"

Lovely setting, owners on site and very helpful. Took dog she loved it! No children in our party but very child freindly Wifi available for a small charge, well worth it for all you social facebookers and twitters.Welcome tray of tea/coffee/sugar, and biscuits plus milk in the fridge great on arrival just fill kettle and flick on.

10 Aug 2011

5/5

"Great for a family holiday"

We stayed here for a week in July, 4 adults and 3 children, the house was lovely and comfortable and we were impressed with the facilities. The children had a great time feeding the lambs, pigs and goats and playing with the owner's children who were very happy to share their trampoline and garden with us. All the bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms which was brilliant. We hope to return one day, it was an amazing trip for us all. Thank you.

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