Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Once thatched, but now under a slate roof, the accommodation is ideal for families of up to six, or friends sharing and has outstanding views across a large garden and onto the popular walker's haven of Boarsbarrow Hill, with its abundance of birds and wildlife. Set within a rural, conservation area, Farthing Cottage has a great deal to offer those wishing for a quiet base to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty. There is something for all the family and more besides - nearly 300 coastal and countryside walks to choose from and a busy calendar of local festivals and events throughout the year. Guests will receive a delightful welcome pack and a very warm welcome from the owners.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Further details indoors


Front door into small entrance lobby and door into open plan sitting room with bay window, 2 two-seater sofas (one a sofa-bed), easy chair, new wood burning stove, TV with DVD/video, stereo CD/radio/cassette player and dining area. Large dining table with church pew and seating for 6 in alcove with shelving housing a selection of books, DVDs and videos. Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors to the patio and the garden. The newly fitted kitchen has an electric oven, ceramic hob, single drainer sink, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Open tread wooden stairs, with handrails, from the living room lead up to a small landing. Master bedroom with 4ft 6in bed, curtained hanging space, shelf units and chest of drawers. Small double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and far reaching views to Boarsbarrow Hill. Bunk bedroom with 3ft bunks and views. New bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC.

Note: Babies and young children are welcome but please be aware that the landing and stairs are open in places and may not be suitable for toddlers. Stair-gate is provided however.

Further details outdoors

Outside: Patio area. Large, enclosed garden with garden shed, garden table and chairs, picnic bench and barbecue.

Further details

Included: Bed linen, (not towels, but these can be provided at a charge by arrangement with owner), travel cot, high chair, stairgate and summer electricity.

Heating (night storage and convector) end of September to Spring Bank Holiday, £25 per week.

Logs, first basket of logs free, further baskets supplied at £5 per basket.

Pets welcome. Pet charge £25 per pet.

Parking Ample parking on road opposite.

No smoking

No telephone. Mobile reception variable.

Shop, P/O and good family butcher, just under a mile in the neighbouring village of Bradpole.

Village pub with good food, 100 yards.

Beach West Bay and Chesil Beach 4 miles. Bridport 2 miles, Dorchester 14 miles.

The Dorset region

Dorset is rich in heritage; the historical roots go deep, beyond Anglo Saxon and Roman influences, earlier even than Iron Age, back to the days when dinosaurs roamed.

West Dorset is a unique part of the country, with a magnificent coastline of some 25 miles made up of rocks and stone that date back 1160 million years. The area was designated a UK World Heritage Site as a result of its Jurassic heritage and is particularly famous for the historic discovery of the world's first Ichthyosaur. With an abundance of fossils, the coastline offers a fantastic opportunity to hunt for undiscovered dinosaur remnants.


Film-makers, TV researchers, poets and authors have all been captivated by the outstanding beauty of Dorset's landscape and coastline. Jane Austen famously set-up home in the county and adaptations of her classic love stories have been filmed on location in Dorset, while Lyme Regis was home to author John Fowles and the movie adaptation of his classic novel, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' was also filmed locally. Most notably however, Dorset is associated with novelist and poet Thomas Hardy whose tales were based in fictional Wessex with its county town of Casterbridge being the real county town of Dorchester. Scenes from such well-known novels as "Far from the Madding Crowd" are easy to indentify on a visit to the region.

The West Dorset landscape is made up of undulating wooded countryside and the flat expanse of the Blackmore Vale. The impressive Iron Age hill fort of Maiden Castle on the outskirts of Dorchester became occupied circa 4,000BC, and the defences visible today date from around 800BC. The highest hill fort in Dorset, Pilsdon Pen, was excavated in the 1960s and found to contain late Iron Age huts; a visit is rewarded with stunning views from its summit, encompassing many miles.