This 200 year old cottage backs onto fields and yet is close to Beaminster's bustling market square. The pretty, south facing garden to the rear is enclosed by a dry stone wall. It has a paved terrace, BBQ, gravelled seating area, lawn, trees, shrubs and flowers. Parking in garage for 1 medium sized car 50 yards away, alternatively on street parking available.
Shops/Pubs 300 yards.
Enter Hall with space for coats and boots; Dining Room with tiled floor and feature brick and beamed fireplace; small Kitchen with tiled floor, dishwasher, ice-box fridge and door to garden; Sitting Room with exposed stone wall, beamed open fire, freeview TV and iPod dock.
Upstairs: 3 bedrooms: beamed double, smaller double and bunkroom. Bathroom: bath with shower over.
Electric panel/night storage heating and open fire. Wireless Broadband.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, 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 (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||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.
The pretty town of Beaminster may be small but it boasts many attractions and has been home to many notable actors, singers and authors. Matt Follas, winner of 2009's masterchef, has his restaurant - the Wild Garlic - here and each summer the town hosts the Beaminster Festival, a nine-day celebration of music and art. With nine Dorset Coastal Cottages to choose from, and West Bay – known as the golden gateway to the Jurassic coast - only 8 miles away, Beaminster is the perfect base to explore Dorset.