Little Croft (252)
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
This pretty, 18th Century, cob cottage has been fully refurbished but retains a wealth of characterful detail. It is on a minor road leading out of the village to the Frome Valley with good walking and is close to the beaches of Ringstead and Weymouth. The large rear garden has a gravelled terrace, lawn, swing for use at tenant's own risk, attractive borders and covered pond. Parking for 1 car.
Shop/Pub 300 yards.
Stable door leads into small, quarry tiled Kitchen with Belfast sink and wooden worktops, ice-box fridge (no washing machine); down two steps into slate-floored Dining Room with antique oak furniture and open fire in inglenook; up three steps to Sitting Room with L-shaped, built-in sofa, iPod dock; small, slate-floored Conservatory with French doors to garden; shower Bathroom with slate floor. Steep oak staircase with rope handle (stairgate available) leads:
Upstairs: 2 Bedrooms: a double and single.
Central heating and open fire. Hairdryer. Wireless Broadband (email and web browsing only).
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The West Country region
Home to England's first World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast's outstanding geology represents 185 million years of Earth history. The whole 95 miles is open and spectacular, a walker's paradise to explore the sandy beaches, bays, coves and headlands, the changing geology determines and incredible variety of bird, plant and sea life.
Dorset has less rainfall than Devon or Cornwall and the summer swimming is excellent. The water is clean and the beaches varied: reefs and shale ledges for snorkelers, safe sandy beaches for children at Studland, Swanage and Weymouth plus great swathe of shingle that makes up the famous Chesil Bank.
Over half the county has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty and there are many places to visit from the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door arch to fossil hunting at Charmouth and Lyme Regis, to viewing the Roman artefacts in Dorchester and climbing to the top of the majestic Maiden Castle.
The wide and varied activities on offer in the county include sailing, surfing, coasteering, rock climbing, horse riding and golf. The choice of beaches in Dorset also offer every thing from the 'Kiss Me Quick' resorts to the unspoilt, deserted remote bays and coves, most are dog friendly all year round.
The resort towns of Swanage, Weymouth and Lyme Regis offering great family entertainment plus many festivals and county shows including The Great Steam Fair, the Dorset County Show and Bestival at Lulworth Castle. Dorset has also attracted many famous chefs and fine dining can now be had at the Michelin star restaurant Sienna in Dorchester, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage or Mark Hix's Oyster & Fish House. Getting to Dorset is quick and easy. Whether by train or car getting here is easy and just 2.5 hours from London and the home counties.
This historical village is a short drive from the historical market town of Dorchester and only 7 miles from the sandy beach of Weymouth. The Black Dog serves food, ales and wine and there is a small shop and post office as well. Dorset Coastal Cottages' properties are perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside. There are a number of walks that start and finish in Broadmayne, or if you fancy a bit of literary history, Hardy's cottage – the birthplace of Thomas Hardy and where he wrote his early novels - is only a 5 mile drive.
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7 Oct 2012
"Good location but expensive and a bit basic"
Picture postcard cottage but the reality is that it lacks comfort. The kitchen is just too small and the equipment is old and mismatched. No washing machine and a TV that gets little or no reception… More
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