About the home
Percheron Cottage is in a group of three delightfully restored former farm buildings furnished to the highest standards. They are constructed around an attractive central communal area. The stables and barn were fully renovated in 2005/6 and each is equipped to provide a relaxing and comfortable holiday. Ample car parking,
All the cottages nestle in a valley with views over agricultural land and of the adjoining golf course with glimpses of Dorchester in the distance. Peter and Jo live on site and are on hand to discuss your requirements and help with local amenities. We aim to make your time spent on holiday relaxing and memorable. Ideal location for exploring Dorset on walking, beach or golf holidays.
Cottages rental by the week. Change-over Saturday. Short-breaks available by arrangement. All bed-linen included. Percheron Cottage accepts one or two dogs by prior arrangement, see our website for details.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Weymouth, 16km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Percheron Cottage is one of three barns built in 1900. They share a central courtyard with a large raised unfenced pond. Recently converted to a very high standard with good quality wood flooring throughout, the barn is surrounded by fields and very close to Charminster Golf Club (open to non-members). It has a very large garden with decked terrace and flat lawn, the remainder rises steeply with a field beyond. Ample parking. Shop ½ mile; Pub 1 mile.
Accommodation: Enter into large Hall with hooks for coats; WC; spacious Twin Bedroom with en suite wet room (suitable for disabled, with emergency pull cord); large, well equipped Kitchen/Dining Room with dishwasher; Sitting Room, satelite TV (free to air channels only) and recessed flame affect fire; Conservatory with access to garden. Upstairs: 3 Bedrooms; main double with en suite bathroom (an enormous bath plus his & hers basins), second double with en suite bathroom (with bath) and a twin with cd player; Bathroom (corner shower). Oil fired central heating and electric fire.
Further details outdoors:
Set on the edge of the attractive village of Charminster on the River Frome with a fine church, shops and pubs.
Just outside the historic county town of Dorchester which has a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Ideally situated to explore the 25 miles of World Heritage Coastline only 9 miles away. Discover Thomas Hardy´s Wessex by following the many footpaths that cross the Dorset countryside.
Cycle along the country roads and enjoy hospitality in the local village inns. Play golf on the adjoining course. No handicap is required and clubs and buggies can be hired.
Weymouth, host to the Olympic sailing events in 2012, is only a short distance away. The town offers sandy beaches, sailing, fishing trips and a wide variety of shopping.
The West Country / Dorset region
Percheron Cottage is ideal for a self catering cottage holiday. Dorset is close to London and the South-East and has more sunshine and less rain than Devon or Cornwall. The county town on Dorchester is only a mile from the cottage, yet it offers total privacy and quiet.
The Dorchester area
Walking Holidays and Beach Holidays- The sea is always close and there are sandy beaches at Studland, Swanage, Weymouth and Lyme Regis, plus many shingle beaches; snorkelling and diving are available off ledges and rocky coves. The South-West Coast Path allows you to walk on unspoiled coastline from Poole to Lyme Regis; inland there are 3000 miles of footpaths, so you can walk in beautiful countryside from each holiday cottage.
Golf. The cottage adjoins an 18 hole golf course and there are several others within easy driving distance.
How to get there
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One mile north of Dorchester close to the village of Charminster. Situated next to the Warfdale Golf Club.
Activities near Dorchester
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
01 Dec 2011
Had a very enjoyable week in spacious and comfortable cottage. Very well equipped to a high standard. Lovely bathrooms and large bedrooms plenty of room for several guests. Rural location minutes from Dorchester and 15 minutes to coast with great walks on the doorstep. Small select development would be more than happy to return in the future.
31 Oct 2011
Percheron Cottage is a lovely holiday home. We spent a week there in Oct 2011 - us and our 3 young children, plus my parents. There was plenty of room for us all. The cottage is very comfortable... more
30 Aug 2011
3 week stay in july 2011.
Continuous building work from renovations of gardens and nearby buildings
Diggers and earth movers diectly ouside (2 meters) the front door and windows.
Quality of cleaning was poor - new toaster purchased and kettle descaled by myself
Showers were particularly dirty.
Every one of this guests complaints were independently investigated by their creidt card firm. Every single allegation was totally rejected. The guests attempted to claim compensation. Their claim was totasllt rejected by their credir card firm as being completely unfounded.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Christmas & New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1196||-||-||Flexible|
|Winter 2013||5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Night|
|Feb 2013||16 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 670||-||-||1 Night|
|Early Spring||23 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 640||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||6 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Bank Holiday||4 May 13||11 May 13||£ 1020||-||-||1 Week|
|May & June||11 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||29 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1025||-||-||1 Week|
|July||20 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Early September||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 960||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid September||7 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 680||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Normal tariff based on Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks available from October to May - three nights at 60% of the usual weekly rental.
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