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Dorset Gem

| Bridport, Dorset
8
4
3
Dogs allowed 2
Hot tub
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Stag Parties
Family friendly
Beach houses
Hen parties
3 more

At a glance

  • Luxury lodge
  • Additional log cabin for two in the garden
  • Relax in the private hot tub
  • Admire far-reaching countryside views
  • Only 3 miles from the spectacular Jurassic Coast

Enjoying a peaceful position, this former shooting lodge offers a charming getaway for large families and groups of friends who are seeking to escape to the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tucked away at the end of a private lane, you can look forward to idyllic countryside views, an indulgent hot tub and a variety of walking, cycling and horse-riding trails from the doorstep. The picturesque village of Symondsbury with its friendly local pub is just 1.5 miles away and the golden sand of the Jurassic Coast is a 3-mile drive.

Sleeping up to six guests in three bedrooms in the lodge and two further guests in the accompanying log cabin, this luxury Dorset holiday home offers plenty of space to relax and unwind. On chilly winter evenings light the wood burner in the lounge, sink into the sofa in front of its warm glow and watch the sun set over the rolling countryside through the large bay window. This is the perfect spot to cosy up with a movie, while the kids entertain themselves with the TV and games in the snug.

The well-equipped kitchen with range cooker is just the place to rustle up a hearty supper for all the family, which can be laid out for all to enjoy on the large table in the dining room as the wood burner crackles in the background. The separate log cabin in the garden provides an extra bedroom and bathroom, a comfortable living area with a TV and has its own veranda and outside seating area to make the most of the views and local wildlife.

On warm summer days, the garden and raised decking area are wonderfully secluded and enjoy glorious vistas as far as the eye can see over the surrounding fields and woodland. The bubbling hot tub is a welcome spot to make a toast as the sun sets, while the BBQ sizzles and the younger members of the party have fun on the trampoline.

SLEEPS 8: 3 bedrooms in the main lodge consisting of 1 double and 2 super king-size zip-and-link beds. The separate log cabin offers an additional super king-size zip-and-link bed. Please note, the zip-and-link super king-size beds can be made into 2 single beds upon request.

ADDITIONAL BEDS: Travel cot available (bed linen not provided).

COOK + DINE: Well-equipped kitchen with range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Dining room with table seating 8 guests and wood burner. 1 highchair available.

RELAX: Spacious sitting room with sofa and armchairs, TV and wood burner. There is also an additional snug with a sofa, desk and TV. A welcome hamper is included on arrival.

BATHE: 3 bathrooms in total; 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 family bathroom with bath, shower and WC. There is also an additional downstairs WC.

OUTSIDE: Private garden with outside seating, raised decking with BBQ, hot tub, trampoline and ample parking.

TECH: Wi-Fi and telephone.

PLAY: Trampoline.

PETS: Up to 2 dogs are welcome with prior arrangement and at an additional charge.

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

LOCAL AREA: This large holiday home is surrounded by breathtaking Dorset countryside, with the Marshwood Vale to the north and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast to the south. A 1.5-mile scenic stroll will take you into the village of Symondsbury where you will find a welcoming pub and a variety of estate shops selling local produce including freshly baked bread, jams, cheeses and local beverages. The village is also known for its iconic landmark – Colmers Hill. A brisk trek to the top rewards you with spectacular panoramic views out to sea and across the rolling countryside of Dorset.

Just under 3 miles from the lodge is the bustling market town of Bridport, a renowned foodie haven with a great selection of restaurants, bistros and tea rooms. Pick up locally made treats from the street market every Wednesday and Saturday or visit the popular vintage market on the last Sunday of every month. For entertainment, the Electric Palace Cinema offers live music and comedy nights.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: There are some magnificent walks straight from the lodge, across the fields and through ancient woodland, or you could hire a bike locally and enjoy an 8km bike trail. The Jurassic Coastline is only 3 miles away where you can take part in water sports, fossil hunting or a windswept stroll along the South West Coast Path.

More beautiful beaches can be found nearby including West Bay, Eype Beach and Lyme Regis, as well as a myriad of seaside towns and villages such as Seatown (4 miles), Charmouth (7.5 miles) and Weymouth (21.5 miles).

For a fun family-friendly day out, you could head to Abbotsbury Swannery (13 miles), and wander through the heart of a large colony of nesting Mute Swans. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and Children’s Farm are also nearby.

GETTING THERE: Travel: Nearest Airport: Exeter Airport (35 miles). Nearest Train Station: Dorchester Train Station (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