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Orchard Cottage, sleeps 5 (+1) - 2 spacious ensuite bedrooms, King-size beds – Home 15565 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Orchard Cottage, sleeps 5 (+1) - 2 spacious ensuite bedrooms, King-size beds – Home 15565

Excellent Excellent – based on 32 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Orchard cottage - 2 double bedrooms, (sleeps 5 +cots, there is room to put a good mattress on the floor of the second bedroom if this is required giving the ability to sleep 6)

The cottage is very spacious, cosy and comfortable.

It is very well equipped and full of character with charming rustic features throughout.

The private fenced garden is safe for children and dogs with wonderful views over the garden, goat pen and surrounding countryside.

There is also a large conservatory with toilet and basin.

Bedroom 1:

King-size bed, high quality mattress,

Exposed wooden floor boards. Views over the garden, goat pen and surrounding village.

Ensuite family bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and basin. (This bathroom is shared with bedroom 2)

TV with Freeview and DVD player

Bedroom 2:

King-size bed, high quality mattress,

Single 3ft bed.

Space for a further 3ft single mattress - available if required.

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Orchard cottage - 2 double bedrooms, (sleeps 5 +cots, there is room to put a good mattress on the floor of the second bedroom if this is required giving the ability to sleep 6)

The cottage is very spacious, cosy and comfortable.

It is very well equipped and full of character with charming rustic features throughout.

The private fenced garden is safe for children and dogs with wonderful views over the garden, goat pen and surrounding countryside.

There is also a large conservatory with toilet and basin.

Bedroom 1:

King-size bed, high quality mattress,

Exposed wooden floor boards. Views over the garden, goat pen and surrounding village.

Ensuite family bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and basin. (This bathroom is shared with bedroom 2)

TV with Freeview and DVD player

Bedroom 2:

King-size bed, high quality mattress,

Single 3ft bed.

Space for a further 3ft single mattress - available if required.

Views over the garden, goat pen and surrounding village.

Ensuite family bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and basin. (This bathroom is shared with bedroom 1)

TV with Freeview and DVD player.

The cottage is accessed via a large conservatory which has a toilet and basin. There is space to sit and enjoy the view of the garden and surroundings.

The conservatory leads to the very spacious living room which has plenty of comfortable seating and a table and chairs.

The room has solid wooden floor boards, an exposed stone wall, and a beautiful period Bath stone fireplace (not in use).

There is a large flat screen TV, and DVD player.

SKY TV, including Sky Sports and Sky Movies is also available in the lounge.

Smart phone speaker system.

In the living room there is a rustic bespoke staircase which provides access to Bedroom 2, see above for details.

The lounge provides access to the recently re-fitted kitchen which is very well equipped providing an electric oven, washing machine, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.

There is shared use of a tumble dryer.

The kitchen provides access into the dining room which has original beautiful hamstone flagstones and cobble bricks.

i pod dock/radio system provided.

A staircase leads from this room to Bedroom 1, see above for details.

The cottage is comfortably furnished and is very homely. We provide a range of guides and an OS map. There is also a selection of books, games DVD'S and toys.

Broadwindsor is a popular, friendly and very historic conservation village, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The cottage is very popular and guests return year after year.

The White Lion pub is only about 400m from the cottage.

The Landlord Richard and Kate are the very friendly and there is a welcoming village atmosphere.

The pub serves great food and a good selection of beverages. There is an authentic curry night every other Friday and a steak night on alternate Fridays. (booking advisable).

Walkers and dogs are very welcome.

There is a wonderful award winning Community Village Shop which provides a wide range of very good quality fresh local produce, and freshly baked bread every morning.

A children's play area is in the centre of the village and there is a large well maintained sports field with football goals very close to the cottage. Historians will be interested in the 12th century church King Charles Cottage in The Square where King Charles II was fleeing Parliamentary troops and he sheltered here for 2 nights Enemy troops began to search the house, but were put off when a camp follower began to give birth in the kitchen. The troops left, and the king was able to escape dressed as a serving maid.

Broadwindsor also has a renowned Craft centre, which also has a restaurant serving very good lunches. From the cottage there are lovely walks up Lewesdon Hill, owned by the National Trust, the highest hill in Dorset. Close-by there is wonderful walking in fantastic countryside.

Set in the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area is characterized by delightful rolling hills with many fascinating walks; some are straight from the cottage.

Ideally suited to those enjoying the amazing Jurassic coast line and also being surrounded by delightful villages in charming countryside.

## ALSO SEE ALBERT COTTAGE, BEAMINSTER; furnished and equipped to the same high standard as The Bothy, Hursey Gate Stables and Orchard Cottage, in Broadwindsor; run by the same owner ; several 'GREAT' REVIEWS ON 'TRIP ADVISOR'

Further details

Beaminster; a charming, small historic market town is 3 miles away, it has a wonderful square and church. It has several pubs, cafes, restaurants and a small Co-op store. There is also a butchers, baker and green grocers, all of which provide fresh , quality produce.

Bridport is about 7 miles away; it is a wonderful lively town with with a fascinating history. and a thriving art and music culture. It has all the facilities of a small town including a small cinema, art centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are an abundance of units selling antique furniture, Art and collectables around the historical St Michael's Trading Estate.

There are several large supermarkets in Bridport.

The charming fishing harbour of West Bay is just a few minutes drive from Bridport.

Now famous as the location for 'Broadchurch', West Bay has something for everyone.

It is a thriving harbour and there is a wonderful beach below the towering spectacular Jurassic red cliffs. Fishing and crabbing are very popular from the harbour side.

There is also an attractive, sandy dog friendly beach.

It is possible to hire boats to row down the river and there are several fishing trips availabe

There are numerous food kiosks selling all sorts of delicious food. Rachel's kiosk is rated as the best food in the whole of Bridport and Baboo Gelato Ice cream kiosk sells the best ice cream too.

The incredibly beautiful and historic Customs House has recently been re-opened to the public and it is now a fascinating collection of units selling all sorts of antiques, collectables, home-made textiles etc and wonderful gifts.

The renowned town of Lyme Regis is about 25 minutes drive from the cottage, with it's range of wonderful beaches. There is a beautiful safe sandy beach ideal for younger children to splash, play and swim.

There is a huge rockpool area and a dog friendly pebble beach.

There are also beaches where fossils can be found and guided fossil tours take place. Lyme Regis offers a host of other activities for all ages and interests.

The back streets of Lyme Regis are full of character and history and there is a working mill where a fascinating tour is available.

There is abundance of wonderful places to eat and drink and there are numerous interesting shops to wander around too.

Further details indoors

Electricity, heating, hot water and linen included. Heating is by way of independently controlled central heating to radiators.

Within the cottage there is a selection of books, games and DVD for adults and children.

There is also a quantity of toys and books for children.

We provide a travel cot, high chair and stair gate if required.

We also provide ; Toilet rolls, Washing up liquid, Hand soap, Dish cloths/brush, Scourer, Kitchen roll, Dish washer tablets, Tea towels, Oven gloves.

Further details outdoors

Within the grounds there is a 2 acre paddock accessible to guests which is occupied by some very friendly sheep who may have had lambs in the spring, and two pot bellied pigs.

The cottage has a private fenced garden which is safe for children and dogs. The private garden overlooks the pygmy goat pen and access is also provided to the large communal gardens that can be enjoyed by guests.

There is a selection of play equipment for children including an enclosed trampoline,

There is also an outdoor table tennis table (bats and balls provided)

There is a private outside sitting area with table and chairs and the use of a BBQ.

The pigmy goats can be fed and are very friendly. From the garden there are lovely views across the village in one direction and to Lewesdon Hill, the tallest hill in Dorset, in the other. There is wonderful bird life in the garden too.

PLEASE NOTE ## There is a stream that forms a boundary to the communal garden ; this is located behind trees on the far side of the goat pen.

## YOUNG CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES ##

Location description from owner

The England region

In May 2007 the Daily Telegraph said To find countryside half as good as this you would have to travel at least as far as the Dordogne.

The West country and in particular Dorset is one of the most popular holiday destination in the UK. It enjoys warm summers and traditionally mild winters.This is one of the warmest areas of the UK. Dorset is charactarised by rolling hills, winding valleys, and beautiful villages. The area abounds in historic monuments and beautiful scenery. The Jurassic coast is the only natural world heritage site in England and offers fantastic scenery and lovely beaches. The area is a walker's paradise and provides many opportunities for families and children. There is an abundance of historic houses and gardens many owned by the National Trust. The area abounds in opportunities for families with wonderful beaches nearby.

Broadwindsor

Dorset is characterised by rolling hills, winding valleys, and beautiful villages. The area abounds in historic monuments and beautiful scenery. The Jurassic coast is the only Natural World Heritage site in England and offers fantastic scenery and lovely beaches. The area is a walkers paradise and provides endless opportunities for hikers, families and children.

There are numerous formal gardens and historic houses; Mapperton Gardens; nr Beaminster, 4 miles; Forde Abbey; approx 15 min drive;Montecute House, (NT), approx 20 min drive; Tintinhull (NT) approx 40 min away;Barrington Court (NT) approx 45 min away; Abbotsbury – Tropical Gardens and childrens farm) 30 min away; Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 35 min away (also has childrens farm)

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is advisable The nearest train station is Crewkerne ; 15 mins drive Dorchester South train station is about 35 mins drive Buses run infrequently from Broadwindsor There is a good bus service from Bridport.

Interaction with guest

The owners live on site and will usually be available to welcome guests when they arrive. They are usually available to deal with any issues which may arise

Policies

Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

John L
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
22 Mar 2017
Years listed:
10
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Sep 2006. Located in Dorset, it has 32 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £300 to £690.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Mar 2017.

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“Peaceful with every amenity & welcoming hosts”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2013

Have stayed at both Orchard Cottage and the Bothy. Both offer excellent standards of accommodation. Orchard Cottage has Sky TV DVD board games books etc.Conservatory overlooks garden has good views and friendly goats are in an enclosure at the bottom of the garden they love to be hand fed.Beds comfortable and TV's in bedrooms. Kitchen well equipped.An idyllic setting for a relaxing get away break.

“Great location”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2013

We have just got back from holiday and really enjoyed our stay. The location was ideal for us to travel to various beaches within 20minutes. A quiet village and very well equipped cottage. Unusual to have a good sized TV and Sky as most cottages we have stayed in do not have this. The Kitchen was also well equipped with all the utensils that you need if you are cooking for a family. The owners were very helpful and met us and showed us around on arrival. We will definately be arranging another stay as the best holiday we have had for a long time!

“Well equipped nice cottage but location not very convenient”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2012

Cottage was nice, however our stay was marred by being accused of breaking the bed when it was already broken. We were also accused of dirtying the sheets despite the smell of coffee on them which we didn't drink in bed so I washed them myself. The cottage is lovely, however the owner's false accusations means I would never return. I will own up to anything I have broken or sullied but when I was innocent yet not believed it affected our enjoyment. If you don't mind travelling 3 miles to get milk and bread then you won't mind the location but we found it inconvenient for those last minute needs when we'd been out all day & were tired without a local shop. There were no directions to the cottage on site and no-one to meet us so we spent a long time searching until we found it down an overgrown hidden pathway. These experiences spoil what is a nice cottage but all adds up to the total experience.

Owner's reply: We feel compelled to respond to this review because it contains a great deal of mis-information. We meticulously check furnishings and appliances on every changeover. The bed in question was checked on changeover and was in good condition. It was reported to us on the second day that the bed was broken. The bed was fixed immediately on Saturday evening. A number of supporting timbers had been broken. Two teenage girls had been sleeping in the bed. Whilst the repairs were being affected, a stain to the bed linen was noticed by us. This had not been reported to us by the customer. All linen is freshly laundered and checked in situ. It is impossible for dirty or stained linen to be put on any bed. We make every effort to greet guests on their arrival, these guests were met in the cottage shortly after arrival. Clear directions and entry instructions are provided to all guests prior to arrival. A community shop is due to open in the village shortly.

“Wonderful holiday cottage in idyllic countryside!”

Reviewed 1 May 2012

We stayed at Orchard Cottage with our 16 month-old son and I have to say this is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. The house is beautiful and spacious,warm and cosy and tastefully decorated and really well stocked with kitchen equipment, books, toys and games. It was just so wonderful waking up in the morning and being able to wander down to see the goats, pigs and lambs at the bottom of the garden. The location is brilliant as you have the benefits of being able to go for walks straight from the house in beautiful countryside, and it is only a 15 minute drive to the coast. There are loads of different beaches to visit, and fossil-hunting was fun. The weather wasn't great, but it didn't matter as we just felt so at home and there is so much to do in the area. The owners were lovely - so friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this place and would love to come back.

“A holiday property as comfortable,warm and relaxing as being at home.”

Reviewed 24 Jan 2012

We visited Orchard Cottage twice in 2011 which must say something in itself as I never normally go back to the same place. When we arrived my boyfriend's first words was 'this place feels like we are at home' - a very good sign!. Indeed the cottage has been furnished in a lovely warm and homely way with all modern appliances you would expect to have. Furthermore it doesn't smell like a holiday home - some places I have stayed in have that musty type of smell but I am pleased and relieved to say Orchard Cottage doesn't. The hosts John and Elaine one again left milk and local biscuits upon our arrival which was such as delightful and welcoming touch. Orchard Cottage is very spacious with a huge bedroom at one end and another bedroom at the other. Both have their own staircases down to the ground floor with the bathroom in the middle and this layout really works as it provides privacy. Both bedrooms have lovelylviews of the lush greenery and village and our bed was extremely comfortable - another important factor especially for my partner. Our neighbours were the 3 goats who were not very impressed with us unless we gave them apples whilst the host's free range guinea pig Sonny provided us and our dog Lily with lots of entertainment. Both John and Elaine were friendly and when we used to encounter them they seemed to remember things about us from our last stay which made us feel valued and special and not just anothe holiday maker or booking. I am seriously considering returning again this year not only because the property is lovely and its weekly rates so affordable but because Dorset is such a wonderful county and there is so much to see and do locally.

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