Wears Farm holiday cottages (The Stables, The Grain Store & The Cow Byre) sit in the hills above the beautiful village of Abbotsbury; comprising three individual holiday homes with spectacular views across the Dorset countryside. Take a short walk from the cottages up onto the South Dorset Ridgeway to enjoy breathtaking views across Lyme Bay to Chesil Beach and Portland in the east and Lyme Regis and Start Point in the west. These luxurious, comfortable cottages were converted from traditional farm buildings in 2009. All have received a five star gold rating from Visit England. The Grain Store has a spacious and airy, yet cosy feel with its open plan layout, wooden floors downstairs and feature windows. It has a well-equipped kitchen with range cooker, American fridge-freezer with icemaker and filtered water dispenser, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a downstairs toilet and utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a solid wood dining table and chairs for 6 people and the living area there are two comfortable sofas, satellite TV with DVD player and selection of DVD's and a stereo with iPod dock. Free WiFi is available for our guests. A glass door leads out to the enclosed garden with terrace, with a wooden table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ. Upstairs is a galleried landing with a family bathroom and the three bedrooms leading off it. Two bedrooms with king sized beds, one with a TV and ensuite shower, one twin bedroom with pretty white painted sleigh beds. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and all beds are dressed with luxurious, Egyptian cotton linen and goose feather and down duvets and pillows.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Abbotsbury 3 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, 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 (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The spectacular Jurassic Coast in Dorset and East Devon is England's first natural World Heritage Site. This unique stretch of coastline sits amongst the ranks of the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world. The coastline is world famous for its fossils. Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are among the 'must see' locations along this spectacular 95 mile stretch of coastline.
Visit coastal towns such as Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Bridport with their mix of colourful harbours, sandy beaches and seaside fun, or head inland and discover our fascinating market towns.Enjoy unique shopping and farmers' markets, amazing architecture and plenty of places to eat out and sample the local produce.There aren't many areas that can claim a huge naked chalk giant, a coastline where you can follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs and the largest hillfort in Europe - but with the vast scope of Dorset's heritage you will discover these and much much more!
The Dorset landscape has long been the inspiration for many authors and poets and more recently for TV and film producers. Above all, this is Thomas Hardy country - ancient Wessex, home of the Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D'urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. You will find many other famous literary associations across the area including Jane Austen, John Fowles, TE Lawrence and Enid Blyton.
There are some outstanding places to visit in Dorset where you can soak up the atmosphere of bygone eras. Major ancient and historic sites include the impressive Maiden Castle hillfort, Pilsdon Pen, Eggardon Hill and Hambledon and Hod Hills - the views alone are worth the steep climb! A steam train ride with Swanage Railway gives you unique views of Corfe Castle's imposing ruins.
Abbotsbury is a popular, pretty village steeped in history and surrounded by spectacular scenery. The village has much to offer a visitor of any age as it includes the famous 14th century St Catherine's Chapel (a local landmark often captured on photos of Chesil Beach), old Abbey ruins, delightful cottage architecture, traditional country tea rooms and pubs and arguably three of Dorset's most popular visitor attractions (The Swannery, Sub-tropical Gardens and the Children's Farm). If you still have energy to burn then a climb to the summit of Abbotsbury Hill will reward you with one of the most awe-inspiring views in the whole of Dorset with panoramas over Chesil Beach, Portland, Lyme Bay and the East Devon coastline.