Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A delightful ancient stone thatched cottage which has been tastefully modernised to give spacious accommodation of great character with many exposed beams. Downstairs there is a large open plan living area with log burner and a separate kitchen and bathroom, while upstairs there are two comfortable bedrooms which have recently been updated with beautiful white Egyptian-cotton bed linen and furnishings.
Outside is a fenced sunny garden with lawn and terrace edged with shrubs and BBQ. Parking for one small/medium car. Nearest shop is one mile; nearest pub 200 yards. Stable Cottage sleeps 4 plus a cot and is off a lane from the village green in the small rural village of East Chaldon.
From the cottage one can walk straight onto the footpath to the coastal path lining the spectacular World Heritage coast.
There is WI-FI internet access at Stable Cottage at no extra charge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth, Nearest railway: Wool or Dorchester South|
|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||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|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 5, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Lounge large open plan room with ceiling beams. The lounge incorporates a living area with large sofa, chairs and hi-fi, Television with DVD and video player and a large inglenook fireplace with log burner. There is also a dining area with a round dining table and chairs which comfortably seats 4-6 adults.
Kitchen/Dining Room: in former stable, features a separate grill, oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge & freezer. There is a wooden kitchen table and chairs in the centre of the kitchen. A high chair is also available.
Bathroom with roll top bath and shower overhead, basin and toilet.
Upstairs: 2 staircases (one steep) leading to 2 bedrooms which have an adjoining landing connecting the 2 bedrooms.
Master bedroom a spacious double with a large 5ft bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Second bedroom a twin (or double bed) with wardrobe. There is a seating area in each bedroom. All beds feature high quality Egyptian white cotton bed-linen.
Garden: a sunny fenced garden with grass lawn and patio surrounded by shrubs. The garden features a gas BBQ and garden furniture seating 4 people.
Night storage heating and log burner with basket of logs supplied. Changeover day is Friday. Rent includes electricity, oil and calor gas services, soft cotton towels and Egyptian cotton white bed linen.
Dogs are permitted at a small extra charge.
|Further details outdoors|
A lovely private sunny garden with wooden table/chairs and a gas BBQ. The garden features a well kept lawn, shrubs and plants and is completely secure.
The West Country region
Dorset is the ideal setting for a holiday with its stunning and varied landscapes ranging from rolling countryside to miles of sandy beaches.
The coast and countryside of Dorset has changed little since the times of Thomas Hardy, with scores of pretty villages, traditional pubs and miles and miles of breathtaking coastal scenery. The unique and dramatic Jurassic coastline is so special it has been honoured with natural World Heritage status, with UNESCO describing the site as "an outstanding example, representing a major stage of the earth's history and the record of life".
The cottage is situated in the heart of East Chaldon, a delightful peaceful village in rural Dorset. With friendly village pub (The Sailors Return) a 2 minute walk away. The road outside the cottages leads to a track taking you directly to the fantastic world heritage coastal path. Great walks, cycles and beaches surround the area.
Dorchester is a market town 8 miles from East Chaldon with many fantastic independent and high street shops. With a selection of supermarkets (Waitrose, Tesco, Co-operative and Sainsbury's) everything is within easy reach.
Local attractions include Monkey World (http://www.monkeyworld.org/), Bovington Tank Museum, Hardy's cottage and the Jurassic coast.
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24 Oct 2013
"Better than expected!!"
After reading the last couple of reviews we were slightly anxious about our stay at this cottage- but we were very pleasantly surprised! It's evident that the reviews of late have been acted on- … More
We are really glad to hear this thank you, people don't always take the time to do positive reviews which is a shame and we really appreciate it.
10 Aug 2013
"Shabby without the chic!"
Picturesque village, lovely pub,chocolate box cottage until you open the door! Kitchen didnt look as though it had been cleaned from previous occupants. Crumbs,food scraps and dirt in fridge and on sides, sink dirty with filthy scourers left on side, microwave dirty and rusty and food spillage left in oven, bin filthy with mouldy teabags stuck to base. After exhausting 4 hour trip to the cottage had to clean the kitchen and utensils before we could use them( most of cupboards and draws stained with crumbs). The pipework around floor ingrained with dirt. Teatowels were old and stained and tablecloth stained. Bathroom basic, again dirty with splash marks up the walls and mould around the bath. Light over sink doesnt work, and previous occupants reported cold tap not working, still not fixed. Floor radiator not working. Seal has gone around the bath so shower soaks the tiles underneath. LIving room , side lamp not working, cd player not working, threadbare rug and sofa covers stained. Main bedroom table lampshade has large stain and easy chair cover dirty and stained. All the windows in the cottage have thick black mould around them and paintwork peeling. The towels provided were old and frayed and the whole cottage has an air of being unloved and neglected. The problems go deeper than general housekeeping, it needs a thorough deep clean and spruce up. We left a day early as we found the cottage too depressing. We complained twice to the owner by email. the P.A. emailed back to say she would forward our comments to owner, we're still waiting!
After apologising profusely to the guests the housekeeper has been dismissed as the cleaning clearly wasn't up to the level expected.
The house has had a deep clean less than 2 months ago and all windows, carpets and lampshades were deep cleaned at this time. It was a shame the plumber had not been able to fix the tap whilst the guests were there but there have been no reports previously about the sealant on the bath so that will now be checked too. I agree that the towels do need replacing and in fact we will be suggesting guests bring their own as most people prefer to do this anyway. A very disappointing review but hopefully with the new housekeeper in place things will be 100% better from now on. Once again we apologise to the guests involved.
8 Jul 2013
"A Total Disgrace!!"
We arrived to find dirty linen on the floor no beds made
the whole cottage needs a good clean and the garden was overgrown. When we rang the contact number we were told the housekeeper had the wrong week booked.
We had to travel home with two dogs to our own cottage which was having renovation work done which was the reason we booked in the first place! although payment has been refunded some compensation should be forthcoming, this expected break turned out to be a complete nightmare and we expect compensation for all the upset this has caused. We expect a call from Trip Advisor about this mess
This was a total disappointment for us too as we had just employed a new housekeeper who had sadly misunderstood the booking schedule so she had not done a changeover. As soon as I was contacted (the bookings manager) I offered them a free meal locally whilst I sent the housekeeper straight to the property to do a changeover for them. Sadly the guests decided to leave and travel home which was a disappointment for both us and them. They had a full refund and Our sincere apologies.
3 Jan 2012
"Lovely cottage to spend a winter week in."
Great cottage - really olde worlde, with huge log burner, sofa you can't get up out of and kindly the owner provides a log store from which you can help yourself. The bedrooms are lovely, cosy a… More
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