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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

 � 1� miles from Winsham, in the small hamlet of Laymore, 200 yards from a family-friendly pub, a pretty, Grade II listed, detached cottage in the grounds of the owners� 16th cent. farmhouse. Originally built as a dairy for producing cheese, it�s now been cleverly converted, combining its unusual original character with modern comfort. Good-sized, enclosed orchard garden (table/chairs) to the rear.Cosy living room with slate floor (big rugs), inglenook fireplace (woodburner) and TV/DVD.  Step down into large country-style fitted kitchen/dining room (combi-microwave, Stanley range cooker) with original brick floor and cheese cupboards, butler sink, big pine kitchen table/chairs and views to the garden; large cupboard, once the bread oven, housing washing machine and table-top freezer. Upstairs, two bedrooms with oak floors (rugs) � a spacious double with wrought iron bedstead, and step down to a twin. Bathroom (suite with freestanding roll-top bath plus hand-shower). A fascinating cottage with bags of historic features, in a great place for touring Somerset and Dorset.    

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1)
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.

The West Country region

Dorset: is chalk downs (sheep, yew-tree woods, marbled white butterflies and a carved giant) and chalk cliffs (over which, in Far From the Madding Crowd, Gabriel Oak�s sheep cascaded and below which Sergeant Troy left his clothes at Durdle Door) and chalk streams (trout fishing) and dark-thatched stone cottages with exuberant flower gardens. It is great bowls and vales of green tree-speckled farmland looking magnificent from wooded hill-tops, some with ancient forts; and country houses in their own valleys, reminding one of Brideshead; and lots of double-barrelled village names often beginning with Winterbourne or ending with Abbas and the one and only Whitchurch Canonicorum. It is fossil-filled cliffs (and hunting them on the beaches below) by Lyme Regis (French Lieutenant�s Woman) and Charmouth, and the dome of Golden Cap near Chideock, and the extraordinary 18 mile long Chesil Beach of pebbles which regularly wrecked sailing ships, enclosing a lagoon which inspired Moonfleet (about smugglers) and shelters Abbotsbury and its swannery; and it is Portland (its views, stone and Bill), and Thomas Hardy, Egdon Heath and the lanes that Tess plodded, and Lulworth Cove which gave its name to a butterfly. Weymouth (with still handsome seafront and sandy beach where King George III made bathing machines popular, and now with Olympic sailing facilities) and Poole (huge natural harbour full of boats and Brownsea Island with red squirrels). Sherborne is its best looking small town. At Tyneham, Army occupation has caused an unintentional sanctuary for wild flowers, birdsong and friendly (mostly) insects. The whole Dorset coast is called a �World Heritage Coastline�.

Winsham

Winsham: small, pretty village (PO/shop, pub, church) in the heart of Somerset countryside, dating to Saxon times, 4 miles from Chard (town). Forde Abbey House and Gardens, 1� miles; Cricket St Thomas Lakes and Gardens, 4 miles. Crewkerne, 6 miles; the �Jurassic Coast� at Lyme Regis, 12�, and Seaton, 14.

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  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2014

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