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Dorset Cottage

| Bridport, Dorset
10
4
3
Dogs allowed 3
Hot tub
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Stag Parties
Party houses
Family friendly
Beach houses
Hen parties
4 more

At a glance

  • Delightful farmhouse
  • Breathtaking views across rolling farmland
  • Games room with table tennis and table football
  • Bubbling hot tub for evening dips under the stars
  • Stabling and turnout for horses upon request

The perfect property for those looking for a family or group holiday in glorious Dorset, this superb 18th-century thatched farmhouse just 3 miles from Bridport, offers an idyllic country retreat. Built in old red brick with wisteria winding around a charming thatched front porch, the cottage is bordered by a picket fence dotted with wildflowers which only adds to its country charm. Spend lazy days wandering the estate, by foot, bike or horse - you can even bring your equine friend on holiday with you if you fancy exploring the area on horseback. When you need provisions, walk less than 2 miles along the private waterside track to Symondsbury village where you can pick up supplies from a selection of delightful shops as well as having a bite to eat in the Symondsbury Kitchen.

Inside, an open-plan light-filled kitchen and dining room is the ideal place to start the day. A range cooker is just the place to rustle up a warming breakfast on cold winter mornings or to prepare healthy salads for a summer afternoon barbie. This delightful room with original beams and stonework also has a fireplace in front of which to warm your hands after a brisk country walk across the estate. Or pop through to the comfortable sitting room with some toasted crumpets in hand and stretch out in front of the roaring wood burner, housed in its own traditional inglenook fireplace. When the time comes to lay your head down, four sumptuous bedrooms await to lull you into a peaceful sleep.

Outside, summer living comes easy at this property. A delightful outside dining terrace overlooking rolling fields as far as the eye can see, is the perfect spot for balmy evenings chatting long into the night with friends and family over a smoky BBQ. Whatever the weather, guests can sink into the outside hot tub for a little stargazing under the dark night sky. Those who aren’t ready for bed can challenge fellow guests to a game of table footie in the games room, just make sure that nobody gets too competitive!

SLEEPS 10:  4 bedrooms in total: 2 triple bedrooms with 1 super king-size bed (can be made into 2 singles - zip and link) and 1 single bed in each. 2 double bedrooms both with zip and link beds.

ADDITIONAL BEDS: Travel cot.

COOK + DINE: Kitchen with range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and general kitchen utensils. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Highchair.

RELAX: Sitting room with sofas and armchairs, wood burner. Outside terrace area with seating and hot tub.

BATHE: 3 bathrooms in total: family bathroom with bath and shower, 2 en-suite shower rooms. Additional downstairs WC.

OUTSIDE: Large private gardens with mature trees and plants. Terrace with table and chairs, gas BBQ, hot tub, trampoline, games rooms with table tennis and table football. 2 stables and turnout available upon request. Parking.

TECH: Wi-Fi, telephone, heating, TV and DVD in sitting room.

PLAY: Games room with table tennis and table football.

PETS: Yes, up to 3 dogs welcome.

VENUE HIRE: Hen parties and stag parties (catering available).

LOCAL AREA: Situated just under 3 miles from the bustling market town of Bridport, the farmhouse is a 1.5-mile walk to the village of Symondsbury. Pop into the shops in the village when the need arises and pick up some mouthwatering local produce including fresh bread, pastries and cheese, chutneys, jams and marmalades, and local beer, gin and wine – you won’t have to go far for these tasty essentials. Browse amongst gorgeous blooms such as peonies, hydrangeas and clematis in the Charles Chesshire nursery and stock up on logs at the old Dutch Barn – you can even pop into The Shed Hair and Beauty Boutique if you fancy a spot of pampering. If you don’t fancy cooking, head to the Symondsbury Kitchen which is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and most importantly, afternoon tea where warm scones bursting with strawberry jam and clotted cream must be tasted to be believed. Open 7 days a week, four-legged family members are also allowed and there is wheelchair access and free parking nearby.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: Hire a bike from Bridport Cycles in the village and enjoy a ride along the 8km bike trail accessed from the property, you can hop on and cycle off into the countryside straightaway. If walking is more your thing, you’ll love the various walking trails, especially the captivating Colmer’s Hill with its path right to the top and spectacular panoramic views out to sea and across the rolling countryside of Dorset. Just 3 miles away in Bridport, there is a larger selection of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as a lively arts scene and excellent vintage and farmers’ markets. The nearby fishing village of West Bay is also only 3 miles away with its pretty harbour and beach – try your hand at a variety of water sports or book a RIB charter. For something a little more sedate, Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens is 11 miles from the property.

GETTING THERE: Nearest airport: Exeter 35 miles.  Nearest train station: Dorchester: 16 miles.

The Big Domain Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered Office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF | Company No. 04707652 | VAT reg: 942636610