Chideock holiday cottage rental with private indoor pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and walking

H626 - Park Farmhouse

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Cottage / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 17 Home 240834

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Cottage / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 17

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

In Chideock, a large, detached, Grade II listed farmhouse, built in the 18th cent.. A small front garden separates it from the A35; at the back, steps up to enclosed, mainly lawned, walled garden with patio, garden furniture, barbecue - a suntrap. Indoor heated swimming pool (28' x 14' x 4' deep with shower-room suite) with French windows overlooking the garden, also a small games barn (table tennis) and sun terrace.

The house is mostly secondary double-glazed, smart and well renovated with old beams and doors; light and surprisingly spacious. Entrance hall, off which drawing room with open fire; on the other side of the small hall, living room with woodburner, TV/DVD. Dining room (refectory dining table comfortably seating 14) with doors to kitchen and living room. Smart fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, gas range-style double oven/7-ring cooker, breakfast table seating 6 in alcove, fridge) - long, easy to work in. Utility/drying room (washer-drier, freezer, larder fridge). Downstairs bathroom (suite). Small office. Stairs (stairgates) from the hall and kitchen up to large landing/room with seats and TV/DVD - ideal for children. Off this, a double (5' four-poster) with low doorway to en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath); another double with en suite shower-room (suite); three twin, one with en suite shower-room (suite); and a small single. From this last room, very steep stairs up to another twin bedroom (unsuitable for young children). Bathroom (suite). A second staircase leads up from the kitchen.

Five yards from the back door, a pretty little detached converted creamery with two bedrooms. Downstairs, a double with four-poster bed and en suite shower-room (suite); upstairs, via outside steps, another double with en suite bathroom (suite). Damages Deposit £200. Professional catering available. Good pub, two doors away. A fine house, with lovely pool, for jolly gatherings, with a good fossil-hunting beach within walking distance.

Size Sleeps up to 17, 9 bedrooms
Rooms 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (9)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Private garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 Dorset region

West Dorset is Thomas Hardy country: chalk downs (sheep, yew-tree woods, marbled white butterflies and a carved giant) and chalk cliffs (over which Gabriel Oak's sheep cascaded in 'Far From the Madding Crowd' and below which Sergeant Troy left his clothes at Durdle Door) and thatched stone cottages with exuberant flower gardens.

It is great bowls and vales of tree-speckled farmland, magnificent when viewed from wooded hill-tops, some with ancient forts. Country houses in their own valleys remind one of Downton or Brideshead. Time-forgotten villages make you want to stay forever – their unusual double-barrelled names (like the one and only Whitchurch Canonicorum) are just as memorable.

Hunting fossils on west Dorset beaches is one of life's simple pleasures which should be on every bucket list; try your luck at Lyme Regis or Charmouth. Climb the dome of Golden Cap near Chideock for magnificent views of the 'Jurassic Coast' and visit the extraordinary 18-mile long Chesil Beach of pebbles which regularly wrecked sailing ships and shelters Abbotsbury and its swannery. West Bay, long enjoyed as a family seaside destination, has recently found new fame in the TV drama, Broadchurch.

Portland is famous for its views, stone and Bill and beautiful Lulworth Cove gave its name to a butterfly. At Weymouth, with its handsome seafront, King George III made bathing machines popular, now updated to Olympic sailing facilities. Sherborne is Dorset's best looking small town and at Tyneham (which you can visit) 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'.


Chideock: pretty village (PO/shop, pubs, church), a mile from the sea (footpath to fossil beach, good seafront pub). Excellent walking, birdwatching; spectacular 'Jurassic Coast' scenery (Golden Cap). Bridport (small town, swimming pool, cinema), 2 miles; seaside West Bay (golf, fish restaurant), 2½; Lyme Regis (sandy beach), 7. Weymouth (Channel Island day trips), 17.

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    Calendar last updated:19 Nov 2015

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