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Ha'penny cottage from the lane.

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Recently renovated the cottage is practical and welcoming with a cosy but spacious lounge with woodburner, separate dining area, three bedrooms and a glorious sunny garden with views of the popular walker's haven of Boarsbarrow Hill and a patio perfect for some al fresco dining. The county of Dorset is renowned for its picturesque villages, soft rolling countryside and Jurassic coastline and there is plenty to entertain the visitor. These include trips to the many beaches along the Heritage Coast, fossil hunting at Charmouth, a day out at the stunning beach at West Bay, visiting the delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis or meandering through the streets in bustling market town of Dorchester. Ha'penny Cottage can also be booked in association with Farthing cottage next door (subject to availability) thereby allowing for larger parties.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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

Accommodation: Front door to small hallway and door to comfortable lounge with 2 sofas, an armchair, TV/DVD and woodburner stove. Door to light and airy dining room with table and chairs to seat 6 and views over the garden to Boarsbarrow Hill. Archway to adjoining kitchen with pine units, ceramic hob, built in oven and grill, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Door to rear patio and garden. Stairs from hallway to landing. Master bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed, chest of drawers and dressing table. Second double bedroom overlooking the garden with 4ft 6in double bed and chest of drawers. Single bedroom with 3ft single bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Family shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Further details outdoors

Outside. Large south facing garden with patio area having raised flower beds, garden table and benches, Wendy House and gently sloping lawn.

Ample parking on road opposite.

Further details

Included: Bed linen, (not towels, but these can be provided at a charge by arrangement with owner), travel cot, high chair, stairgate, baby bath and summer electricity, first basket of logs free, further supplies at £5 per basket.

Heating (modern efficient wall mounted convector heaters) end of September to Spring Bank Holiday £25 per week.

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.

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  • 2 Years listed

Calendar last updated:01 Feb 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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