Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Adjacent to a bridle path so ideal for walkers and dog owners, West Lane Cottage is a modern cottage built using reclaimed materials and furnished to reflect it's Country setting. Piddlehinton is a delightful village which has a pub and a children's play area both of which can be easily reached by taking a short walk along the bridle path. Many visitors return year after year to this cottage as they love it cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The cottage is set in in rural West Dorset yet is only 6 miles from Dorchester and 12 miles from the Jurassic Coast.

There is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom with adjacent bathroom, a downstairs cloakroom and two reception rooms - one with Freeview TV/DVD and a pair of leather sofas and a feature brick fireplace with beams; the other with a single sofa and drawers full of games, books and DVDs to watch on the DVD player and TV screen. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

We do not charge a security deposit as we trust our visitors to tell us about any breakages or damage. We ask for a deposit of 25% with the booking and the balance is due 60 days before the start of the holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Weymouth 24 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 45 km, Nearest railway: Dorchester 13 km
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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a living room with feature fireplace and "electric woodburner", TV with freeview, dvd player, IPod docking station, wi-fi internet access, and two comfy leather sofas. A second reception room offers flexibility and has a sofa, dvd player and plenty of games and books. The kitchen diner is very well equipped and has electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge and freezer as well as everything you need for a self catering holiday. There is a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs, you will find a double bedroom with plenty of storage and an en suite shower room. The second bedroom offers twin beds and an adjacent bathroom. Outside as a private and enclosed garden which adjoins a bridle path leading to a children's play area, the village Pub, and beyond!

There is an outside tap for muddy boots and paws.

Further details outdoors

The garden is private and enclosed. There is a dining table, 4 chairs and a parasol and the shed has a BBQ which you are welcome to use. The adjacent bridle path will take you to The Millennium Green play and picnic area which adjoins the River PIddle

The Dorset region

Somerset and Dorset, which is the most easterly. Dorset is probably most famous for its coastline - the World Heritage Jurassic Coast - 95 miles representing 185 million years of geology, home to Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Towns to visit include the County Town of Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Corfe Castle, Bridport, Shaftesbury and Sherborne while villages not to be missed include Cerne Abbas, Abbotsbury and Milton Abbas.

Ancient sites include Dorchester's Roman Town House, The Hardy Monument, St Catherine's Chapel, Kingston Russell Stone Circle, Jordan Hill Roman Temple, Maiden Castle, The Cerne Abbas Giant, and many more.

The climate in Dorset is mild, less wet, cool and moist than the South-West of England generally.

Dorset is great for lovers of wildlife as its habitats are among the richest for biodiversity in the country. It is also the only county in England without a Motorway!

Piddlehinton

The County Town of Dorchester offers a good range of shops and places to eat, as well as Museums, Sports facilities, a Market Place and Gardens. On the outskirts is Poundbury, famous internationally as a pioneering example of urban development using principles expounded by The Prince of Wales.

Piddlehinton is mentioned in the Domesday Book and during the reign of King Athelstan in the 10th century was granted to the Abbot of Milton. William the Conqueror gave the village to his half brother Robert, Count of Mortain. In 1440 King Henry VI made a gift of ‘property including a farm and rent of £14-8-4 of Hynepuddle otherwise called Pydelhyngton’ to Eton College who owned it until as recently as 1966. St Mary the Virgin was dedicated in 1299.

The current village hall used to be the School - Mary Hardy, sister of Thomas, taught here for several years from 1870.