Situated in beautiful Dorset countryside in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a rare opportunity to stay in a very comfortable cottage in an unspoilt rural valley, rich in wildlife, birds and wild flowers. It has its own garden and lies within the grounds of the owner's small farm. There are numerous interesting walks straight from the front door and 2 good pubs within a mile and a half. Bridport with its twice weekly markets, shops, restaurants and a leisure centre is 5 miles away. West Bay (a bustling harbour where Broadchurch was filmed), the Jurassic Coast and there are several interesting beaches and coastal paths close by.
The cottage which is attractively furnished and well equipped has a beamed living room with a wood-burning stove and a French window onto the garden. A modern fitted kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bath, lavatory and over-bath shower. The wood-burning stove (logs included in rent) heats radiators if required. There are electric Night Storage and convector heaters. Electricity will be included in the rent except between October and early April when amounts over £15 will be charged according to meter reading. Linen is included. Towels can be provided, if requested, at a charge of £10. Colour TV and DVD. The cottage has free Wi-Fi access. Electric cooker, Microwave, washing machine/dryer, freezer and fridge. BBQ. Natural spring water with UV filter. Dogs on request, charged at £25 per dog per week.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||West Bay 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
There are exceptional hills and valleys in this part of West Dorset so the walks are very satisfying. For example a round trip to West Milton and back or to Mapperton (with its Sawmill Cafe for lunch) and back.
Bridport has street markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The town has an Arts Centre and The Electric Palace cinema. There is also a Leisure Centre.The Kingcombe Centre, 4 km away, runs Nature courses and conducts walks. Powerstock Common is a site of Nature Conservation Interest. Maiden Castle and Eggardon Hill are iron age hill camps.
There are numerous pretty villages in the area, many of them with historic churches well worth visiting. The Abbey in Sherborne is exceptional. Dorset is known as "Thomas Hardy country " because his novels are built around Dorset life. The films of his book "Far from the Madding Crowd" were made around this area. Fossil hunting is enjoyed by many along the beaches of the Jurassic Coast. Gastronomically speaking the area is full of good Restaurants, Pubs and cafes, for example Summer Lodge and the Acorn Inn in Evershot, the Riverside at West Bay, the Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock.