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Far reaching rural views towards Hardy’s Monument
Visit the stunning Jurassic Coast
The harbour at Lyme Regis
Stroll along the beachfront promenade in Lyme Regis
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38 / 41  Far reaching rural views towards Hardy’s Monument
39 / 41  Visit the stunning Jurassic Coast
40 / 41  The harbour at Lyme Regis
41 / 41  Stroll along the beachfront promenade in Lyme Regis

Hardy's View Lodge

Dorchester (3mls NW), Dorset

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set high up in the Dorset downs, a mile from the nearest main road with far reaching rural views towards Hardy’s Monument
  • Enjoy the network of countryside walks from the doorstep with breath taking scenery direct from this unique property
  • A great base to enjoy visiting the seaside resorts of West Bay, Lyme Regis and Weymouth
Property code: 80513

Sitting elevated in the Dorset downs in a majestic position overlooking the Frome Valley. A quirky layout gives for a unique stay with large open areas, snooker room, tower, open fireplaces all with magnificent views.

Sitting amid a small coppice, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, find many ways to spend your days here. Boasting far-reaching views towards the glittering ocean, over the majestic Hardy’s monument, this home exudes country house charm and plenty of character. Sleeping eight over four bedrooms, this lodge is the perfect destination for groups of family and friends and has lots to keep you all entertained. Chalk up your cue and get competitive on the three-quarter-sized snooker table or cosy up in the Admiral’s Well before climbing spiral stairs up to the top of the tower which commands fantastic views.

Follow the private farm track to reach your destination (level and firm but not tarmacked) and marvel at the splendour of this former shooting lodge. The charm and character only continues inside with flagstone flooring, exposed stone walls and decorative antlers throughout. Perfect for large parties, the fresh, bright kitchen has all you need to feed eight hungry guests, with ample space to designate more than one chef, and two fridges to fill. After fun-filled days together you’ll want to enjoy a communal dinner and raise a glass! The long dining table comfortably seats eight guests and has a gorgeous cabin-style feel, whilst the outdoor furniture is the place to be in summer when the days are long and warm. Take a tipple outside and toast to your fabulous location or invite fellow guests to meet you in the snooker room for a lively evening. With a handful of places to unwind, curl up at the bottom of the tower in the Admiral’s Well, or put your feet up on one of the sofas sitting beneath a spectacular chandelier with 42 oil-filled candles and antlers. Command one of the ground-floor king-size bedrooms and relish in their charming style - with either the free-standing bathtub for lazy soaks, or the en-suite shower room, these rooms are lovely places in which to rise and shine. On the first floor, the final king-size room has a striking internal balcony overlooking the snooker room where little ones will need to take care. The final bedroom is perfect for younger guests and fun-filled sleepover and storytimes. There is ample off-road parking available.

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  • 4 Bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin and 2 super-king-zip-and-links (which can be made into twins on request at the point of booking)
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, separate walk in shower and WC, 2 en-suite showers and WC’s and 1 separate WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire in the lounge and hall/snooker room (first basket of logs included)
  • Snooker room with 3/4-sized table
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Beach 10 miles, shops 4 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Fishing can be arranged direct with the owner, with equipment hire and an instructor
  • Smart TV in the main living area
  • Garden with terrace, seating and charcoal BBQ
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Regret no pets

Pack your bags, grab the picnic and travel 11 miles south for a day at the beach. Backed by gorgeous Georgian architecture, this is a picture-perfect seaside resort with beautiful waters to swim in and plenty of attractions for young guests. Further along the coast (16.5 miles from home), admire the magical arch of Durdle Door. For market days and cinema nights, travel into the heart of Dorchester (3 miles).

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Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Martin 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Sharon 9th July 2021

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Lovely location and property if you enjoy countryside and nature. Good pub in walking distance and beaches 25 min drive. Well positioned for exploring Dorset and near Dorchester. Comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Barry 2nd July 2021

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One word WOW this house is amazing! The showers are awesome very powerful! The beds and pillows are so comfortable and big! Its so quiet and dark in the evening it feels like youre on an island! The house is truly one of the most beautiful and cared for properties we have ever stayed in! The snooker table is fantastic! And the kitchen has everythinRead moreg you need! We couldnt fault this amazing property and the hosts/owners were very helpful and responsive you must stay here 5* accommodation Hide

Reviewed by Mark 21st May 2021

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Never stayed anywhere like it! Unfortunately the wet weather meant we couldn't be outside to enjoy the view but the accommodation is first class. Plenty of room for our group of 6.

Reviewed by Annette 1st May 2021

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What a gorgeous place to stay and relax in!

Reviewed by Lou 12th April 2021

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Fabulous property in a beautiful setting & great location. Loved the sunset views. Owners couldnt do more to accommodate. Many thanks to Katie & Oliver.

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The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210