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The Bothy, very spacious three bedroom cottage, sleeps 7 (+1). All rooms ensuite – Home 15571 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

The Bothy, very spacious three bedroom cottage, sleeps 7 (+1). All rooms ensuite – Home 15571

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

The Bothy (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7 (there is space to put a good mattress on the floor of bedroom 1 or 3 if this is required giving the ability to sleep 8)

The main part of the cottage was an old coach house, the Bothy is comfortable, very spacious and full of character with charming rustic features throughout. It has a private fenced garden which is safe for children and dogs with wonderful views over the village and charming countryside.

Bedroom 1, a large vaulted ensuite bedroom.

Super-King size 6ft bed; very comfortable and extremely popular with guests,( can be made into 2 single beds by prior arrangement if required).

There is also a further 3ft single bed and a cot can be provided.

There is space to sleep another child on a mattress on the floor if required.

The family bathroom has been fully refurbished with a new shower-over-bath, toilet and basin.

Exposed wooden floorboards. TV with Freeview and DVD.

There are wonderful views

The Bothy (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7 (there is space to put a good mattress on the floor of bedroom 1 or 3 if this is required giving the ability to sleep 8)

The main part of the cottage was an old coach house, the Bothy is comfortable, very spacious and full of character with charming rustic features throughout. It has a private fenced garden which is safe for children and dogs with wonderful views over the village and charming countryside.

Bedroom 1, a large vaulted ensuite bedroom.

Super-King size 6ft bed; very comfortable and extremely popular with guests,( can be made into 2 single beds by prior arrangement if required).

There is also a further 3ft single bed and a cot can be provided.

There is space to sleep another child on a mattress on the floor if required.

The family bathroom has been fully refurbished with a new shower-over-bath, toilet and basin.

Exposed wooden floorboards. TV with Freeview and DVD.

There are wonderful views of the village and countryside from this room.

Bedroom 2.

King Size bed which has a high quality mattress.

Ensuite with walk-in powerful shower, toilet and basin.

This room has exposed wooden floorboards, a vaulted ceiling and beautiful old beams throughout.

There are stunning views of the village and beautiful surrounding countryside.

It has a TV with Freeview and DVD.

Bedroom 3 (Situated on the ground floor)

King Size bed which has a high quality mattress.

Ensuite with shower, toilet and basin.

Exposed rustic stone wall, solid wooden floorboards and rustic beams throughout.

TV with Freeview and DVD player.

The front door leads into the hallway where there is a door leading to a spacious kitchen/diner.

The kitchen was fully refurbished in March 2015. There is a small table and the kitchen is very well equipped with an electric oven , large fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and cafetiere. There is shared use of a tumble dryer.

A separate stair case leads from the kitchen to Bedroom 1, as described above.

Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor and is also accessed from the kitchen; described above.

The hallway also leads to the living/dining room which is a very large room with lovely oak floor boards, an exposed stone wall, beautiful ornate fireplace (not in use) and lovely old rustic beams throughout. This room overlooks the garden and goat pen and also provides views of the village.There is a large dining table and chairs to seat 8 and also plenty of comfortable seating, TV , DVD player, and radio/tape/CD player.

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

The charming bespoke staircase leads from the living room into Bedroom 2; described above

There is a private fenced garden which can be enjoyed by guests with a private sitting area with table, chairs and a BBQ.

It is safe for children and dogs

The garden provides views of the village and surrounding countryside.

The large communal gardens are also accessible and are great for children to explore. There is use of a large trampoline with net enclosure, a slide and an outdoor table tennis table (bats and balls available)

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.

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.

Electricity, heating, hot water and linen included.

Heating is independently controlled central heating to radiators.

Parking for two cars; off road and private.

Wi-Fi connection £10 per week

Well behaved dogs welcome (£20 supplement per dog).

## 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

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.

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. 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 Michaels Trading Estate.

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 harbourside.

There is also an attractive, sandy dog friendly beach.

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 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 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.

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.

N.B ## 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 traditationaly mild winters. This is one of the warmest areas of the UK. Dorset is charicterised 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 fanstanic scenery and lovely beaches. The area is a walkers paradise and provides many opportunites for families and children. The wonderful Jurassic coast is very near 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 opportunities for families

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: Super King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
  • 3 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • 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 rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
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 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Sep 2006. Located in Dorset, it has 43 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £390 to £895.

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

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“Excellent”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2014

The Boffy is excellent. All beds very comfortable. Large rooms. Very good shower pressure. All necessary equipment in the kitchen. Heating perfect. Animals a joy. Spot.lessly clean. Very good hosts. Would stay again.

“Perfection in Dorset”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2013

Five of us (two couples and a dog) have just returned from a wonderful week in The Bothy. From start to finish the experience has been nothing short of fabulous. Situated in the small but perfectly formed village of Broadwindsor, where there’s a great local pub (The White Lion) serving fresh, tasty pub grub and a delightfully friendly community local shop. The surrounding countryside is beautiful. All you can see is green. All you can hear are sheep, cows and the birds singing. The Bothy itself is absolutely charming with a real country cottage feel. It’s wonderfully well equipped and everything was spotless, comfortable and it felt like a real home from home. The Leader family who live next door are very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. They also have a menagerie of delightful animals. One of our favourite pastimes while we were there was going to feed the goats, Vietnamese pot bellied pigs and the friendly ewes in the field. It’s been an incredibly chilled out and relaxing week, despite the fact that we’ve experienced all four seasons weather-wise! The weather however didn’t stop us from enjoying the surrounding areas of West Bay, Bridport (great market on Saturdays), Lyme Regis (a seaside resort not to be missed) and if you want to treat yourself book in for lunch at Hix Oyster & Fish House which serves fabulous fish with an amazing view over Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coastline. We nipped over the border to Devon to Seaton and stopped off for a great pub lunch in the picturesque village-by-the-sea of Beer at The Anchor. On our last night we visited The New Inn in the nearby village of Stoke Abbott. Amazing! The food and service were fantastic. It’s more ‘gastro pub food’ than The White Lion with prices to reflect that. However the food was beautifully cooked and prepared. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a holiday in this gorgeous cottage in an incredibly picturesque part of the country. You do need to have a car unless you don’t want to venture further than the village. And there’s a downstairs bedroom, which is great for anyone unable to climb stairs. I can't wait to go back!!

“Relaxing week in Dorset - freezing outside, warm & cosy inside!”

Reviewed 4 May 2013

We were three generations and two dogs and The Bothy was enjoyed by all! Even though the weather was very cold, the cottage was warm and inviting. The large bedrooms all had big, comfortable beds and good ensuites with plenty of hot water to go around. David and Elaine were on hand if we needed any help or advice. The cottage was well situated for trips to the coast or walks in the countryside.

“Wonderfully cosy and comfortable cottage.”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Bothy, it was so cosy and comfortable we all loved the place. There was nothing the owners hadn't thought about to make the place a home from home for people.

“Clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage ideal for all ages.”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2013

The Bothy is a spacious, well equipped cottage with many thoughtful extras provided by the owners to make it feel like a home from home. It was an ideal base for exploring the area but also provided a warm and cosy place to spend a winter's day relaxing indoors. The view of the Church through the living room window was breathtaking in the early morning mist. Having ensuites in all the bedrooms made it easier for a group of adults sharing the house. The welcome pack and fresh flowers in the cottage were a particularly nice touch.

“Fantastic Winter Break, lovely property, beautiful area.”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2012

The Bothy is a wonderful property to stay in. It was very clean, with a well-equipped kitchen and a nice welcome tray of tea and biscuits. All three large bedrooms were well-decorated and comfortable and the 3 en suites made organising ourselves extremely easy! There was also a downstairs room which would be perfect for anyone with mobility difficulties. The communal areas were also comfortable and spacious and had been decorated for Christmas, which was a lovely touch. The information we received before the holiday was detailed and useful, including the phone number of the village pub. We booked a meal there the night we arrived and it was great not to cook after travelling a long way. The main meals in the pub were delicious, enormous and very good value, although the starters were a little disappointing. The area around the Bothy was gorgeous and with plenty of places to visit, regardless of the weather. Overall, this was the perfect winter break for us. The only problem was that we could only stay for a weekend and not for longer! I would heartily recommend The Bothy to anyone considering a holiday in this beautiful part of the world.

“Fabulous, wonderful, brilliant, excellent, value for money, secluded, idyllic”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2012

Ok I know the title isn't exactly summing up our stay in a sentence! But it does give an insight into just how much of a good time we had in this beautiful cottage. I visited "the Bothy" with my partner, my eleven month old daughter, my parents, their dog, my sister, her husband and her ten month old son. Trying to find somewhere that would accommodate us was restrictive to say the least! The Bothy was an ideal solution allowing dogs and offering cots, high chairs and access for buggies. The cottage was very well kept, very clean, ideal for crawling babies and had a wonderful garden that lead to three friendly goats who live in a separated area at the bottom, two pot belly pigs to the left and some sheep in a field just out of sight (and sound!) of the cottage. The kitchen was fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, a dishwasher, washing machine (essential when travelling with a little person!), a wonderful ipod dock so you have the choice of washing the dishes listening to your own music or the radio. The bedrooms were spacious, the one above the kitchen particularly so, it held a double bed and a single bed and still had room for a travel cot and ensuite bathroom with a bath (another little person essential!). The bedroom below and just off of the kitchen was another double with a smaller ensuite which was comfortable in size. The third bedroom was lovely and held beautiful views over the local town and the sheep in the field and goats. The bathroom was again very good in size, but holding a large shower instead of a bath. Every room had freeview as described, the welcome booklet held information on local take aways, markets, the animals in the garden and how the Bothy came to be. Broadwindsor is a tiny teeny area and we did have trouble finding signal on our mobile phones, and although the broadband was unfortunately down for half of our stay, the owners (although on holiday themselves) were quick to inform us how to correct the problem when we e-mailed them. The White Lion pub nearby serves some lovely grub and were happy for us to take the babies and the dog with us which was a bonus. I will definitely be recommending the cottage to my friends and will (hopefully) be returning one day soon myself. It would be a lovely place to stay over the winter as it's so comfy and really is a home from home.

“relax have a little "you" time.soak in the bath after a day at the beach or walking the hills.what a place its GREAT”

Reviewed 7 May 2012

Lovely setting, owners on site and very helpful. Took dog she loved it! No children in our party but very child freindly Wifi available for a small charge, well worth it for all you social facebookers and twitters.Welcome tray of tea/coffee/sugar, and biscuits plus milk in the fridge great on arrival just fill kettle and flick on.

“Great for a family holiday”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2011

We stayed here for a week in July, 4 adults and 3 children, the house was lovely and comfortable and we were impressed with the facilities. The children had a great time feeding the lambs, pigs and goats and playing with the owner's children who were very happy to share their trampoline and garden with us. All the bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms which was brilliant. We hope to return one day, it was an amazing trip for us all. Thank you.

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