House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 22km

In a quiet rural location this semi-detached house is ideally situated for the visitor who wants a relaxing break or who wants to explore the many varied delights of Dorset.

The house is well equipped and is comfortably furnished to ensure that you can enjoy its peaceful location to the full. In the garden you will find a patio with table and chairs and a raised sun terrace with a small lawn; access to the terrace is up 7 steps. From the front of the house you can enjoy the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

FREE Wi-Fi is available. 32" LCD television with Freeview. DVD player. iPod docking station.

The village of Milborne St Andrew has a licensed shop which keeps a good stock of fresh and frozen food and basic household items, and the Royal Oak pub which serves a wide range of very good food including takeaways! There is also a Post Office.

Dorchester and Blandford Forum are just 15 minutes drive away and are also served by the regular bus service which runs through the village. The well known internationally renowned Jurassic Coast and the South Coast Path with stunning views, fine beaches and good walking are just 25 minutes away.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lulworth Cove or Ringstead 22 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 40 km, Nearest railway: Dorchester 12 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a good range of DVDs, books and games to keep the whole family entertained and occupied.

The main bedroom has a double bed; the second bedroom has a 3ft single bed; the third bedroom has a 2ft 6in single bed. There is ample storage space in the bedrooms in the chest of drawers and wardrobes.

In the bathroom there is a shower over the bath in addition to the usual handbasin and toilet. There is also a downstairs toilet.

Linen and towels provided, visitors are asked to bring their own beach towels.

Further details outdoors

Off-road parking is provided for two cars on the gravel driveway.

Situated on the corner of the cul de sac gives The Clovers a larger than average plot which therefore enjoys a lovely light and open feeling around the property.

Further details

Start date Saturday; the start date can be flexible depending on availability, contact the owner for details.

Short breaks for a minimum of 3 days; there may be availability for short breaks at times other than as shown, subject to other bookings, please contact the owner for details.

The West Country region

The magnificent Dorset coastline, together with the outstanding natural beauty of the unspoilt countryside, makes this county a very special place to come and explore. There is plenty for everyone from couples to families.

Along the Jurassic Coast you will find many accessible places where fossil hunting is a popular pastime. Beach lovers have a wide choice of beaches to enjoy including the sandy expanses at Swanage and Weymouth.

Inland Dorset's landscape is delightfully varied. Towards Swanage and Studland in the east you will find flat heathland with an abundance of wildlife. The centre of Dorset is chalk downland, with extensive rivers and streams. To the west of Dorset beyond Dorchester the land is more hilly, with a rich landscape of woodland and small fields.

For walkers Dorset offers great variety through wonderful scenery, from short and middle distance strolls to long distance national trails. Around the village of Milborne St Andrew there are a number of footpaths including one which runs up the lane next to the house and leads into open countryside.

For those looking for a more relaxed break there is a wealth of delightful villages and historic buildings to browse and explore with many National Trust properties including Thomas Hardy's cottage near Dorchester and Brownsea Island in Poole harbour. For those looking for the seaside you will find many beaches and coves only a short drive away.

Dorchester

Dorchester is a bustling market town with over 400 shops and businesses (including a new major development started in 2011 which includes a new cinema and will soon have a range of shops and restaurants) to satisfy everyone's interest. As well as a great selection of high street regulars, Dorchester has its own speciality shops that attract people from all over the south west. There is an extensive weekly market on Wednesdays where you can buy local produce as well as browse the wide variety of stalls.

There is a choice of museums including the award winning County Museum with information about Thomas Hardy, the Jurassic Coast, the county's history and much more.

Other attractions in the area of interest to families and those with specialist knowledge, too numerous to list them all here, include the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Durlston Country Park and the Swanage steam railway.