Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This cosy, character cottage is situated in one of Dorset's most beautiful villages, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The cottage retains all its old world charm with inglenook, woodburning stove, and beamed ceiling, combined with a spacious family kitchen. The village is set in a conservation area with whitewashed thatched cottages running down a natural valley, and is perfectly situated for exploring the Dorset countryside and coastline.
Accommodation: •Semi-detached thatched cottage.
•Lounge with inglenook.
•Large kitchen diner.
•Ground floor bathroom with roll top bath, toilet and basin.
•Two bedrooms, one double and one twin reached via the double room.
Facilities: •Night-storage heating, convectors and woodburning stove.
•Colour TV, DVD, video, stereo CD.
•Fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.
•All wood and power included.
Outside: •Off street parking.
•Long rising terraced garden with wonderful views over the village and backing onto woodland.
•Shop and Pub 2 mins.
Sorry no smokers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lulworth Cove 27 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||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 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Dorset is a wonderful county of rolling hills, sleepy villages, and a dramatic coastline with beautiful coves and sandy beaches. Along with the larger resorts of Weymouth, Bournemouth, Poole and Swanage there are many quieter beaches to discover. There are wonderful walks both along the coast and inland.
Milton Abbas is a unique and peaceful village nestling in a wooded valley that slopes gently down to a private fishing lake. The village, designed by Capability Brown, was relocated from its original site at nearby Milton Abbey. The village houses are identical, built with thick cob walls and thatched roofs and were originally intended to accommodate 16 people. Each cottage has a broad sloping lawn at the front, which creates the feeling of an extensive village green and is a lovely place to sit with a glass of wine and to watch the world go by. If you are interested in discovering more about the village there are many guides and information books available locally.
The Hambro Arms, a stones throw from Holly Cottage, offers a woodburner in the winter and good food all year round. There is also a Post Office General Store opposite the cottage which supplies basic groceries and some old world charm.
There are many beautiful walks nearby; one not to miss is a wander around the grounds and interior of Milton Abbey and to take in the view of the grass steps that leads to an 11th Century chapel higher up in the woods. Bulbarrow woods, a short car journey away has the most spectacular bluebell displays in the spring. The local area has much to offer and discover. The coast at Lulworth Cove is a mere 25 minutes drive and the beaches at Studland are around 30 minutes away.
The cottage has a cosy lounge with a woodburning stove, downstairs bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, and a large dining kitchen which is fully equipped. Upstairs there is a double bedroom from which leads a twin bedroom. Outside there is a long rising garden with a patio reached by stone steps, beyond which it is terraced with seating. At the top there is a lovely view over the village and access to the woods, which in spring is a carpet of wild garlic flowers.
There is good shopping at Blandford Forum which is a lovely Georgian market town sitting on the river Stour, and also at Dorchester which is the Casterbridge of Thomas Hardy's novels. Both towns are within easy reach and have large supermarkets and a range of shops and amenities.