The farmhouse has a large farmhouse kitchen with Aga and granite worktops. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace and a grand piano. The entrance hall is hung with tapestries and has a mezzanine landing. One double bedroom has an en-suite shower and toilet. There is a bathroom and separate toilet upstairs, and a further toilet downstairs. A large garden table is available for alfresco dining.
The Apple House has a woodburning stove in an open plan living room. The low level kitchen (built originally for a wheelchair user) and bathroom are downstairs. The two bedrooms upstairs have wood lined eaves and ceilings. The Apple House has use of a large covered veranda with picnic table.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West Bay 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Crewkerne|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|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||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Further details outdoors|
Each property has an area designated as its own private area, the rest of the garden is for both properties. When the two properties are booked under one booking, the garden is open to all guests. The heated pool does not have a lifeguard on duty - parents are advised to supervise their children at all times. The River Brit runs at the bottom of the sloping garden and there are two small ponds near the houses. The pool is maintains weekly by a professional pool maintenance company. A net and pole are available. The farmhouse has a large picnic table with parasol umbrella. The Apple House has a veranda with a picnic table. Instant BBQs can be used on main lawn and near swimming pool but not near main house (thatched) or under veranda (polycarbonate roof).
There is off-road parking for at least 7 cars, still allowing for all to have access. Each property has outdoor drying facilities for washing.
Bookings are for whole weeks running from Saturday to Saturday.
A deposit of 25% of total cost is payable at time of booking, with balance due not later than 6 weeks prior to start of holiday. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF A BOOKING IS CANCELLED WE WILL ONLY GIVE REFUND IF WE ARE ABLE TO REBOOK DATES, subject to retaining up to a 10% charge for inconvenience.
Linen is provided on beds. Two teatowels are provided in each dwelling. Towels are not supplied to UK guests, but are provided to guests who fly from abroad. Towels can be supplied to UK guests at a charge of £5 per week per set of hand and bath towel.
Please ensure that items of crockery, cutlery, cookware etc are left in/returned to correct dwelling.
Owner lives on site, available to answer questions on locality and solve site problems when necessary.
West Dorset is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The local towns and villages have a wonderfully individual character and the larger towns have some great shops, pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions. The Jurassic Heritage Coast is easily accessible and has exciting beaches and countryside to explore.
The climate is warm in summer with generally less rainfall than is forecast. Recent winters have been rather wet with occasional cold spells with overnight temperatures down to -4 deg C. We have very little snow near the coast, so make the most of the rare opportunity to enjoy it!
The Swannery at Abbotsbury, the Children's Barn and the Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens are all about 20 minutes away by car. Lyme Regis with its tea rooms, fossil and other tourist shops is well worth the 25 minute drive. 45 minutes away is Weymouth, with glorious sandy beaches, a theatre, trips to the Channel islands and preparations for the 2012 Olympic sailing events.
Bridport has a twice weekly market (Wed and Sat), a monthly farmers' market. The town and surrounding villages are full of excellent pubs and restaurants for eating out. West Bay has a wonderful wet fish shop and several food kiosks selling local food, an indoor swimming pool and an interesting small museum in the Salt House.
There is a leisure centre south of the town with facilities for all the family, which could be useful on the odd inclement day. The Library, Museum and the Tourist Information Centre are located in South Street.
There is a children's riding centre at Elwell, Waytown. There is fishing available at Mangerton Mill. The nearest golf course is just east of West Bay on the cliffs.
Walkers will have an embarassment of choice, from the South West Coast Path and many links to numerous countryside rambles including several long-distance paths - Jubilee Trail, Wessex Ridgeway, Monarch's Way, Liberty Trail, and a little further afield the East Devon Path. It is possible to walk to Bridport along the Brit Way, with a little lane walking.