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The Courtyard at Clyffe House


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The Courtyard

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The Courtyard lies within the grounds of Clyffe Manor House in the village of Tincleton. Whilst originally built in the 1840s it cleverly combines period features with modern day living to ensure your holiday is both one of relaxation and comfort. French doors lead directly onto a private patio and extensive shared gardens beyond with woodland walks starting just two minutes from the front door. The cottage is in the heart of West Dorset and is, therefore, in the ideal location to explore this historic and beautiful county. Alternatively, with The Courtyard's 1½ feet thick walls and clearview wood burner, you can shield yourself from the elements and curl up on the over-sized sofa with a good book. There literally is something for everyone.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lulworth Cove 10 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 40 km, Nearest railway: Moreton 5 km
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, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Facilities include a luxurious kitchen with slate floors, solid beech cabinets and granite surfaces with a good selection of crockery, cooking utensils and cutlery which means that if you do wish to cook, you can do it with ease. There is also a dishwasher, washer/drier, large fridge with separate freezer, induction hob and fan assisted oven with rotisserie.

The spacious comfortable living room has a woodburner in a feature archway hearth and a huge sofa and chair on which you can relax, whether it be to read or enjoy the 32" HDTV with Freesat channels and DVD / CD player.

There is a wireless telephone with unlimited free local & national calls, as well as broadband wireless internet.

The bathroom has solid oak flooring, shower, bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Towels are provided.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. Fresh linen and towels are provided. The master bedroom features a double wood-sprung bed with 'Silent Night - gold label' mattress, duck down duvet and high quality bed linen. An extensive fitted wardrobe ensures that your clothes are not compromised by lack of space. The second bedroom features two single beds with slumberland mattresses, duvets and high quality bed linen. There is also a travel cot available which can be prepared before arrival.

Further details outdoors

The living room opens directly onto the private patio with garden furniture and barbeque, which then leads into the extensive gardens. Guests may enjoy access to these gardens of over an acre in size which are shared by all residents of the Courtyard cottages but due to its ample size, there's more than enough space to find a secluded niche in which to relax, have a barbecue or for your children to play safely.

Further details

A welcome pack is provided on arrival.

The West Country region

Dorset is a beautiful county. Its breathtaking scenery includes some of the finest sandy beaches to be found in the British Isles, as well as the world famous Jurassic coastline, many unspoilt rural villages, rolling hillsides and a wealth of history. It is the perfect holiday destination with something for everyone.


The Courtyard lies in the quiet village of Tincleton which is 8 km from the County Town of Dorchester. Woodland walks start just two minutes from the front door. Remarkable historic locations such as Thomas Hardy's Cottage, Athelhampton house, the last resting place of Lawrence of Arabia and the birthplace of the Tolpuddle Martyrs all lie within a few miles of this cottage whilst the Jurassic Coast and amazing Dorset villages, towns and countryside are also just waiting to be explored.

For the younger members of the family, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, The Dinosaur Museum, The Sea Life Centre and many more attractions are from just five minutes drive away.

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1 Sep 2012


"Comfy in the Courtyard"

Courtyard Cottage was a good rental from the start. We stayed there during the Easter holidays - myself, my partner, and two of our children: 15, and 7 years old. Correspondence with Hattie, the owner, via email, was always very quick, and any queries that I had before out visit were speedily answered.

Courtyard Cottage is located in the heart of Dorset. It is situated in a group of buildings attached to a large manor house. The main building has been lots of things in its history, including a school, and I would imagine that these smaller dwellings attached to it were probably servants quarters. Courtyard Cottage overlooks a small courtyard (surprise!), which is surrounded by about 8 other cottages, some lets, some residential.

Once inside, the cottage was traditional but with all the mod cons that you could wish for, including wifi, which meant a happy teen! It was also spotlessly clean. There is a well equipped kitchen, and lovely lounge diner, a downstairs bathroom, and two well sized bedroom upstairs. The lounge has patio doors that open onto the most marvellous shared garden. Don't be put off by the shared aspect. You have your own little patio, then there is a formal section, then an long expanse of lawn and trees, with a fantastic view at the bottom onto farmland. Big enough for a good game of cricket! During our stay we didn't see anyone else in the grade, so it felt like all ours!

The cottage is ideally situated for exploring Dorset. We had a lovely week at the Courtyard and would happily return again.

1 Sep 2012



Our second stay at the Courtyard, myself, husband and young daughter. It is a very special place-several times over our two week stay, we just spent the day in the magical garden, playing games and reading and picnicking. The location is amazing, yet only a few minutes drive from Dorcester, and a short hop from the Isle of Purbeck and the NT beach at Studland Bay. It is very well equipped and exceedingly comfortable. A real gem!

*i am disabled with mobility problems. There are stairs to the bedrooms, with the bathroom on the ground floor. I found the stairs easier to manage than my stairs at home, as they are relatively shallow, but it depends on the nature of the individual's disability, I suppose.

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