Situated on the edge of the village, this 19th Century, former farm labourer's cottage has been extended and tastefully furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail. The front of the cottage is softened by climbers and flower pots and is bordered by iron railings. The courtyard garden to the rear has stepped, paved and gravel areas with raised beds, climbers, pots. Parking for 3 cars.
Shop 2.5 miles; Pub 20 yards.
Up 3 steps to Hall with flagstone floor; Sitting Room with oak floor, beamed brick fireplace with log burner and Purbeck stone hearth; double aspect Kitchen/Dining Room with butler sink, range oven, dishwasher, beech worktops, stable-door to rear Porch and courtyard garden; Utility Room with space for boots and coats; WC.
Upstairs: 3 Bedrooms: double aspect 5ft double, double with feature Victorian fireplace and a single; large Bathroom with claw and ball bath and separate shower.
Central heating plus log burner. Wireless broadband.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
Home to England's first World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast's outstanding geology represents 185 million years of Earth history. The whole 95 miles is open and spectacular, a walker's paradise to explore the sandy beaches, bays, coves and headlands, the changing geology determines and incredible variety of bird, plant and sea life.
Dorset has less rainfall than Devon or Cornwall and the summer swimming is excellent. The water is clean and the beaches varied: reefs and shale ledges for snorkelers, safe sandy beaches for children at Studland, Swanage and Weymouth plus great swathe of shingle that makes up the famous Chesil Bank.
Over half the county has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty and there are many places to visit from the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door arch to fossil hunting at Charmouth and Lyme Regis, to viewing the Roman artefacts in Dorchester and climbing to the top of the majestic Maiden Castle.
The wide and varied activities on offer in the county include sailing, surfing, coasteering, rock climbing, horse riding and golf. The choice of beaches in Dorset also offer every thing from the 'Kiss Me Quick' resorts to the unspoilt, deserted remote bays and coves, most are dog friendly all year round.
The resort towns of Swanage, Weymouth and Lyme Regis offering great family entertainment plus many festivals and county shows including The Great Steam Fair, the Dorset County Show and Bestival at Lulworth Castle. Dorset has also attracted many famous chefs and fine dining can now be had at the Michelin star restaurant Sienna in Dorchester, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage or Mark Hix's Oyster & Fish House. Getting to Dorset is quick and easy. Whether by train or car getting here is easy and just 2.5 hours from London and the home counties.
West Stafford is a small village in the Frome Valley just to the East of Dorchester. It has strong connections with Hardy's work with the church of St Andrew being the apparent setting of the marriage of Tess and Angel Clare in Tess of the D'Urbervilles. There is a good 'gastro' pub in the village called The Wise Man.