Broadwindsor holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, walking and TV and rural retreat

Orchard Cottage

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Excellent 5/5

29 reviews

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Front of Orchard Cottage,overlooking garden and Pygmy goat pen

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 15565

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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 channels is also available in the lounge.


The lounge provides access to the brand new fitted kitchen which is very well equipped providing a new electric oven, washing machine, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and cafetiere. 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.

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

Wi-Fi available £10 per week


Located in the beautiful, historic village of Broadwindsor.The village has friendly pub which serves excellent food, Community Village Shop, children's play area, sports field, and beautiful 12th century church .

Set in the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area is characterised by delightful rolling hills with many fascinating walks. The area is ideally suited to those wanting to stay in a delightful village in charming countryside and close to the wonderful coast line. The very popular town of Lyme Regis with is great family beach is close by. The whole coast has World Heritage status.

## 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'

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Nearest beach West Bay
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Crewkerne
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Within the cottage there is a selection of books, games and DVD's for 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

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

Attached to the house is a 2 acre paddock accessible to guests which is occupied by some very friendly sheep who will have lambs in the spring, and two pot bellied pigs.

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

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.


There are three lovely pigmy goats that 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.

There is private off road parking for 1 car. If more car parking is required please enquire.

There is a children's play park in the village and a sports field close to the cottage.

Further details

From the cottage there are many delightful walks along well marked footpaths including Lewesdon Hill, owned by the National Trust, the highest hill in Dorset. From the summit are wonderful views.

Also in walking distance is Pilsdon Pen an ancient hill fort; from the summit are spectacular views.

Beaminster a 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.

Bridport a thriving arty town is some 7 miles away. It has all the facilities of a small town including a cinema, art centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This is a lively interesting place to visit with a fascinating history. There are several large supermarkets.

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 walker's paradise and provides many opportunities for families and children. The wonderful Jurassic coast is very close offering opportunities for fishing, crabbing, fossil hunting, swimming and a host of attractions at places like Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis is a wonderful town on the coast in a fantastic setting providing safe bathing and a host of other activities.

There are numerous formal gardens and historic houses;

Mapperton Gardens; nr Beaminster, 4 miles

Forde Abbey ; approx 15 min drive

Montecute House, (National Trust), nr Martock approx 25 min drive

Tintinhull (NT) approx 40 min away

Barrington Court (NT) approx 45 min away

Abbotsbury – Tropical Gardens ( also has children's farm) 30 min away

Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 35 min away (also has children's farm)

Escott, Ottery St Mary, Devon, 45 min away (various small animals, birds of prey, owls, and outdoor/indoor play areas)

We provide a welcome tray for guests with milk, tea, coffee and biscuits.

Wi-Fi is available at £10 per week

Well behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 per dog

Our weeks run from Friday to Friday. During late autumn, winter and early spring booking periods are flexible.

We also provide a travel cot, high chair and stair gate

The Dorset 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 th UK. Dorset is characterised by rolling hills, winding valleys, and beautiful villages. The area abounds in historic monuments and beautiful scenery.

The Jurasic 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 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 offering opportunities for fossil finding,fishing, crabbing, rock pooling (some of the best in the UK) swimming, walking and a host of attractions at places like Lyme Regis. Visit and for further information


Broadwindsor is a popular, friendly and very historic conservation village, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village has a pub , Community Village shop, children's play area, sports field, and beautiful 12th century church

The White Lion pub re-opened in February 2012 and the new management are friendly and popular. The pub has an open fire and is cosy and friendly, accepting well-behaved dogs on leads . Excellent food is served daily from a varied lunch and evening menu.

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 along an abundance of well marked footpaths. Pilsdon Pen an ancient hill fort is in walking distance and from the summit there are spectacular panoramic views over countryside including a view towards Golden Cap; the highest point on the south coast. Beaminster an historic market town is 3 miles away it has a lovely square and church it provides a range of shops cafes and award winning restaurants. There are many fine buildings of historic note. Bridport a thriving town and cultural centre has a wonderful arty atmosphere. It has all the facilities of a small town including a cinema art centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

There are numerous other pretty, historic villages near-by surrounded by stunning countryside.

Forde Abbey house and gardens is only about 15 minutes by car. The house is outstanding and the gardens superb and expansive.

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Review 1-10 of 29

9 Jun 2013


"Peaceful with every amenity & welcoming hosts"

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.

27 Apr 2013


"Great location"

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!

24 Aug 2012


"Well equipped nice cottage but location not very convenient"

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.

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.

1 May 2012


"Wonderful holiday cottage in idyllic countryside!"

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.

24 Jan 2012


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

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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