House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In a quiet rural location this semi-detached house is ideally situated for the visitor who wants a relaxing break or who wants to explore the many varied delights of Dorset.
The house is well equipped and is comfortably furnished to ensure that you can enjoy its peaceful location to the full. In the garden you will find a patio with table and chairs and a raised sun terrace with a small lawn; access to the terrace is up 7 steps. From the front of the house you can enjoy the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
FREE Wi-Fi is available. 32" LCD television with Freeview. DVD player. iPod docking station.
In the village of Milborne St Andrew you will find a licensed shop which keeps a good stock of fresh and frozen food and basic household items, and the Royal Oak pub which serves a wide range of very good food including takeaways! There is also a Post Office.
Dorchester and Blandford Forum are just 15 minutes drive away and are also served by the regular bus service which runs regularly through the village. The well known internationally renowned Jurassic Coast and the South Coast Path with stunning views and good walking are just 25 minutes away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lulworth Cove or Ringstead 22 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 40 km, Nearest railway: Dorchester 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
There is a good range of DVDs, books and games to keep the whole family entertained and occupied.
The main bedroom has a double bed; the second bedroom has a 3ft single bed; the third bedroom has a 2ft 6in single bed. There is good storage space in all the bedrooms in the chest of drawers and wardrobes.
In the bathroom there is a shower over the bath in addition to the usual handbasin and toilet. In addition there is a downstairs toilet.
Linen and towels provided, visitors are asked to bring their own beach towels.
|Further details outdoors||
Off-road parking is provided for two cars on the gravel driveway.
Being situated on the corner of the cul de sac gives this property a larger than average plot which therefore enjoys a lovely light and open feeling around the property.
Start date Saturday; the start date might be flexible depending on availablity, contact the owner for details.
Short breaks for minimum of 3 days; there may be availability for short breaks at other times other than as shown, subject to other bookings, please contact the owner for details.
For late deals see Twitter "theclovers23"
The West Country region
The magnificent Dorset coastline, together with the outstanding natural beauty of the unspoilt countryside, makes this county a very special place to come and explore. There is plenty for everyone from couples to families.
Along the Jurassic Coast you will find many accessible places where fossil hunting is a popular pastime. Beach lovers have a wide choice of beaches to enjoy including the sandy expanses at Swanage and Weymouth.
Inland Dorset's landscape is delightfully varied. Towards Swanage and Studland in the east you will find flat heathland with an abundance of wildlife. The centre of Dorset is chalk downland, with extensive rivers and streams. To the west of Dorset beyond Dorchester the land is more hilly, with a rich landscape of woodland and small fields.
For walkers Dorset offers great variety through wonderful scenery, from short and middle distance strolls to long distance national trails. Around the village of Milborne St Andrew there are a number of footpaths including one which runs up the lane next to the house and leads into open countryside.
For those looking for a more relaxed break there is a wealth of delightful villages and historic buildings to browse and explore with many National Trust properties including Thomas Hardy's cottage near Dorchester and Brownsea Island in Poole harbour. For those looking for the seaside you will find many beaches and coves only a short drive away.
Dorchester is a bustling market town with over 400 shops and businesses (including a new major development started in 2011 which includes a new cinema and will soon have a range of shops and restaurants) to satisfy everyone's interest. As well as a great selection of high street regulars, Dorchester has its own speciality shops that attract people from all over the south west. There is an extensive weekly market on Wednesdays where you can buy local produce as well as browse the wide variety of stalls.
There is a choice of museums including the award winning County Museum with information about Thomas Hardy, the Jurassic Coast, the county's history and much more.
Other attractions in the area of interest to families and those with specialist knowledge, too numerous to list them all here, include the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Durlston Country Park and the Swanage steam railway.