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Marshwood Manor Cottages - Evergreen Cottage in Bettiscombe, Dorset, South West England

Marshwood Manor Cottages - Evergreen Cottage, Bettiscombe, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £369 to £ 1118

Self catering accommodation in Bettiscombe sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches.

Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline. The estate’s 10 acres of lawn, garden, pasture and woodland offer plenty of room for adults to stroll and children to play.
The properties have been carefully formed from a fine original range of buildings next to the manor house.and may be booked together to accommodate larger groups holidaying together (property refs DEY, DFA, DEX, DUS, DUT, DWS) Previously filmed for BBC television, all retain character and charm, whilst offering comfortable holiday accommodation fitted to a high standard throughout. Each has its own garden with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds – as well as a range of facilities, including use of the owners’ small outdoor heated swimming pool (1st May - 30th Sept) set in a walled garden. There is a large games barn with pool table and table tennis, and a children’s play area with swings and slide. Approached along a private drive and set well back from the road, the cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying this delightful corner of Dorset.
There are a variety of beautiful beaches, both sand and pebble, within a five to ten mile radius, including those at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Eype, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. Fossil-rich cliffs define this dramatic stretch of coastline, which encompasses the 2,000-acre National Trust estate of Golden Cap. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and superb walking country, both on the rolling chalk hills overlooking fertile inland valleys and on the coastal footpaths offering spectacular clifftop views. It is also an area full of romance and history, with three ancient hill forts and the house and gardens of Forde Abbey all nearby.
A range of attractions is on offer in nearby country towns. Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside resort, its elegant colour-washed buildings and promenade lining a handsome harbour. Motor boats can be hired and there are fishing trips, a sailing school, and a windsurfing school. Bridport is a thriving market town, featured on TV’s River Cottage, the Port Bredy of Hardy’s novels, offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, an arts centre and a sports centre with indoor pool. The coastline is excellent for sea fishing and inland waters offer good coarse fishing. Golfers will find courses at Lyme Regis and West Bay. Guests can enjoy art classes with a trained instructor in our own studio (subject to an additional charge, availability and prior booking). There are also riding stables in the area. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.




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Old Monmouth in Lyme Regis, Dorset, South West England

Old Monmouth, Lyme Regis, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 16
Weekly prices from £1101 to £ 2840

Self catering accommodation in Lyme Regis sleeps 16.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 16

Accommodation overview: Dating back to 1630 - when it was originally established as a coaching inn - Old Monmouth lies in the heart of the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis and forms one of a row of properties, just 100 yards from the seafront. Full of character, it offers spacious holiday accommodation for 16 people - with seven bedrooms (five en-suite) and also has many period features, including beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and pine wooden shutters.
Old Monmouth has endured a chequered history with Monmouth’s cavalry lodging there in 1685, being visited by Oscar Wilde in 1891 and used by the Americans as a HQ during the war. This unique property is an excellent holiday home to enjoy Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb, beach, shops and cafes, and also to explore the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. There is superb scenery, coastal walking, golf and fishing on the doorstep, and within easy driving distance are Bridport, Charmouth, Beer, Seaton and Sidmouth. Weymouth, with its Deep Sea Adventure, Timewalk and many other attractions also makes for a good family visit. There are a host of National Trust properties to visit, as well as Forde Abbey and Gardens - whilst inland, the Yeovilton Air Museum, the Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne Castle and much more provide alternative days out. Shops 200 yards, pubs and restaurant 100 yards.

Large beamed living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire. Large beamed dining room with wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with gas range, breakfast area, wooden floor and side access to outside. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Four double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional twin beds (for +2). Twin bedroom with wooden shutters and wash basin. Bunk bedroom with double bed on bottom, single bed on top and vanity unit. All bedrooms with TV (except bunk bedroom). Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet.




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The Old Timberyard - Carters Cottage in Puncknowle, Dorset, South West England

The Old Timberyard - Carters Cottage, Puncknowle, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £600 to £ 1513

Self catering accommodation in Puncknowle sleeps 8.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: These delightful holiday cottages are set in the peaceful conservation village of Puncknowle, an AONB. The Jurassic Coast is just 1½ miles away with superb scenic walking, along with use of 8 acres of grounds and footpaths. Each cottage is finished to a high standard offering very comfortable holiday accommodation and is set in the same smart courtyard area as the owners’ homes. The ‘chocolate-box’ village of Burton Bradstock is 3 miles with a good small beach. Abbotsbury, along the coast, has its famous swannery and sub-tropical garden. Further east is the Victorian seaside town of Weymouth, with Blue Flag beach, sea fishing, windsurfing, Sealife Centre and two RSPB nature reserves. Monkey World and the Tank Museum near Wool are great places for a family day out. Dorchester, the county town also known as Thomas Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’ is 30 minutes’ drive and has a lively weekly market and beautiful Maiden Castle. To the west is the market town of Bridport which was Thomas Hardy’s ‘Port Bredy’ and has the twice weekly market as featured in the popular TV programme River Cottage. The picturesque harbours of West Bay are a great place for fishing. Lyme Regis is an attractive seaside resort which enjoys a dramatic setting with high cliffs, landslips and handsome harbour, known as The Cobb. Both Lyme Regis and Charmouth are renowned for their prehistoric fossils which are displayed in the local museum and on sale in the fossil shops. Local pub serving good food 250 yards.




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Chetnole Mill in Chetnole, Dorset, South West England

Chetnole Mill, Chetnole, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £347 to £ 1104

Self catering accommodation in Chetnole sleeps 5.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: With its original machinery on view through an internal window, this fine conversion of part of an 18th-century mill has been charmingly furnished with some period and antique furniture, and enjoys a village setting (with its small patio garden) within walking distance of the green, children’s play area, shop and inn. Part of the mill is occupied by the owner’s art studio, and a public footpath runs along part of the driveway. Excellent train service to Bath and Weymouth. Yeovil (with swimming-pool) 7 miles, and the beach at Burton Bradstock is half an hour’s drive. Shop and inn 400 yards.

Living/dining room with large inglenook fireplace, rugs on wooden floor and modern kitchen area. Three easy steps to bathroom with toilet. Double bedroom with doors to patio. First floor: Two pretty bedrooms; one twin and one single, both with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.




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Church Farm - The Old Stables in Leigh, Dorset, South West England

Church Farm - The Old Stables, Leigh, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £525 to £ 1284

Self catering accommodation in Leigh sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: In the quaint village of Leigh, just south of the picturesque abbey town of Sherborne in north west Dorset, these four converted listed barns are set in an L shape around a courtyard on one side and with lovely country views over Thomas Hardy’s famous Blackmoor Vale on the other. They offer an excellent holiday base to explore north west Dorset and south Somerset. All four are renovated to a high standard with exposed beams, are tastefully furnished, and have use of a communal games room with a snooker table, table football and darts. They can be booked individually or together so are ideal for family get togethers. Set on the edge of an organic farm (but in a non working part), there is superb country walking on the doorstep, a village shop within walking distance, golf nearby, horse riding, and water activities such as fishing, yachting, boating, sailing and canoeing at Halstock Reservoir. Within easy driving one can visit the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its prototype of Concorde, the Haynes Motor Museum with its fascinating selection of vintage motor cars, and Montacute House and Gardens (one of the many historic houses in the area). To the north into south Somerset, spend days exploring Glastonbury with its famous and enchanting Tor, Wells cathedral city and Bishops Palace, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and the Georgian City of Bath with its delightful Roman baths, Pump Room, museums and of course shops and restaurants. Travel south and the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, with the popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Bridport and Weymouth, all offer many attractions, sights and activities to enjoy, or more locally Sherborne Abbey and Castle (5 miles) and Dorchester market town (12 miles) are not too far. Shop 400 yards, pub 1 mile.




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Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Hayloft in Bettiscombe, Dorset, South West England

Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Hayloft, Bettiscombe, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £606 to £ 1847

Self catering accommodation in Bettiscombe sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches.

Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline. The estate’s 10 acres of lawn, garden, pasture and woodland offer plenty of room for adults to stroll and children to play.
The properties have been carefully formed from a fine original range of buildings next to the manor house.and may be booked together to accommodate larger groups holidaying together (property refs DEY, DFA, DEX, DUS, DUT, DWS) Previously filmed for BBC television, all retain character and charm, whilst offering comfortable holiday accommodation fitted to a high standard throughout. Each has its own garden with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds – as well as a range of facilities, including use of the owners’ small outdoor heated swimming pool (1st May - 30th Sept) set in a walled garden. There is a large games barn with pool table and table tennis, and a children’s play area with swings and slide. Approached along a private drive and set well back from the road, the cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying this delightful corner of Dorset.
There are a variety of beautiful beaches, both sand and pebble, within a five to ten mile radius, including those at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Eype, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. Fossil-rich cliffs define this dramatic stretch of coastline, which encompasses the 2,000-acre National Trust estate of Golden Cap. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and superb walking country, both on the rolling chalk hills overlooking fertile inland valleys and on the coastal footpaths offering spectacular clifftop views. It is also an area full of romance and history, with three ancient hill forts and the house and gardens of Forde Abbey all nearby.
A range of attractions is on offer in nearby country towns. Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside resort, its elegant colour-washed buildings and promenade lining a handsome harbour. Motor boats can be hired and there are fishing trips, a sailing school, and a windsurfing school. Bridport is a thriving market town, featured on TV’s River Cottage, the Port Bredy of Hardy’s novels, offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, an arts centre and a sports centre with indoor pool. The coastline is excellent for sea fishing and inland waters offer good coarse fishing. Golfers will find courses at Lyme Regis and West Bay. Guests can enjoy art classes with a trained instructor in our own studio (subject to an additional charge, availability and prior booking). There are also riding stables in the area. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.




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Lancombe Country Cottages - Lydden in Higher Chilfrome, Dorset, South West England

Lancombe Country Cottages - Lydden, Higher Chilfrome, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £292 to £ 788

Self catering accommodation in Higher Chilfrome sleeps 3.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast

Lancombe Country Cottages are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Dorset, close to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including the Chesil Beach. The six holiday cottages converted from old barns are set around an attractive courtyard, now a communal lawned area, are all well finished and equipped and provide a relaxing retreat after a day out sightseeing.
All are named after local rivers, offer comfortable accommodation and can be booked individually or together, depending on party numbers. Unwind in the 3 acres of grounds, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool (open every day), perhaps enjoy a sauna, or on a fine day, chill out with a barbecue in a pleasant setting overlooking beautiful Dorset countryside.
Within easy driving distance visitors can explore the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast, from Weymouth to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its harbour and famous Cobb. Enjoy the many little seaside resorts, spectacular scenic coastal walks, fishing, swimming, fossil hunting and attractions such as Abbotsbury Swannery (where the swans may be fed) and Sub-Tropical Gardens, and Bennetts Water Gardens.
There are many historic houses and gardens to visit including Athelhampon House and Gardens, and Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, as well as family attractions such as Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Monkey World at Wareham and the Sea Life Centre at Weymouth.
The bustling market and county town of Dorchester, 8 miles, with its 18th-century houses, shops, restaurants and market is worth a visit, as is Weymouth with its Georgian seafront, Blue Flag sandy beach and traditional seaside entertainment. Inland there is the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne. Enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding and go-karting locally. Shops and pubs 2 miles.




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Painters Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Painters Cottage, Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £340 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Weymouth sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview:

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Tranquillity Cottage in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, South West England

Tranquillity Cottage, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £349 to £ 1030

Self catering accommodation in Winfrith Newburgh sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Only 3 miles from the beauty spot of Lulworth Cove, with spectacular rock formations at Durdle Door, this delightful cottage offers very attractive and comfortable accommodation, with its own garden bordering open countryside. One of a small row of Grade II listed, 17th-century thatched cottages , it nestles in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is Hardy country, with Dorchester (8 miles) the centre of events in The Mayor of Casterbridge. Weymouth 11 miles. Shop 200 yards, choice of good pubs serving food nearby.

Charming, beamed sitting/dining room with open fire in inglenook fireplace. Well-equipped beamed kitchen with utility area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Open access from landing to twin bedroom leading to double bedroom, each with sloping ceiling and beams.




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Ducks Bottom in Bridport, Dorset, South West England

Ducks Bottom, Bridport, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £611 to £ 1368

Self catering accommodation in Bridport sleeps 6.

Features include: • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Nestling in a peaceful location in the small pretty hamlet of Lower Eype, this 18th-century detached and thatched character cottage offers a great holiday home which families will love. Set only ½ mile from the beach and a mile from the market town of Bridport, the cottage boasts a large delightful garden with a summer house accommodating up to four guests. Lovely scenic walks along the Heritage coast are easily available as are fishing and golf. Shop 1 mile.

Living room with open fire in inglenook fireplace and bread oven. Farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Sitting room with ornamental open fire. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with large en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. External summer house: Double bed plus living area with sofa-bed (for +2) and en-suite shower room with toilet.




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Millstream Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Millstream Cottage, Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £437 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Weymouth sleeps 8.

Accommodation overview:

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Serenity Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Serenity Cottage, Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £270 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Weymouth sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview:

Serenity Cottage is a two bedroom annexe located in the pretty village of Osmington.

Internally the property is finished to a high standard and benefits from Wi-Fi. Externally the property boasts a furnished patio area. Osmington is a pretty village characterised by narrow streets lined with picturesque thatched cottages and is situated just 4 miles from the centre of Weymouth.

Osmington is famous for the White Horse and Rider sculpted into the hill, it can be seen for miles around. It is possible to walk to the White Horse from the property along The South Dorset Ridgeway, a lovely route that runs through the village all the way to West Bexington. Due to its elevated position this walk provides stunning views across Weymouth Bay towards Portland. After a busy day exploring, the village boasts the family friendly Sunray Pub and Restaurant to refuel, just a few minutes stroll from the property.

The nearest beach to the property is Bowleaze Cove, a short drive away. It is a sand and shingle beach with rock pools to explore at low tide. The traditional seaside resort of Weymouth is within a fifteen minute drive and boasts a sandy beach complete with Punch and Judy show and donkey rides in the summer. In Weymouth you will also find an abundance of shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy as well as numerous attractions such as The Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary.

Please note: this property can provide a cot and highchair on request.

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Living

  • Traditional open plan living/kitchen/dining area.
  • Furnished with a two seater sofa, three seater sofa and a coffee table.
  • Entertainment is provided by a TV/DVD player and Hifi.
  • The property benefits from Wi-Fi internet access.

Kitchen

  • Galley style kitchen with electric hob, fitted double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Complete with all the necessary appliances such as a microwave and kettle.
  • Dining area comprises of a dining table with seating for six.
  • Benefits from access onto the furnished patio area and terraced garden via French doors.

Sleeping

Bedroom one

  • Furnished with a double bed and single bed, wardrobe, bedside tables with lamps, and a chest of drawers.

Bedroom two

  • Furnished with twin beds, large fitted wardrobe, and a bedside table with lamp.

Bathroom

  • The bathroom consists of a w.c, bath with shower over and wash basin.

Outside

  • Furnished private patio area and terraced garden.
  • Outside storage for bikes and sailing equipment.
  • Ample off-road parking.
  • Short drive to Bowleaze Cove and Weymouth.


Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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