|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Northend Farmhouse is a pre 1600 thatched building. Some parts were reconstructed after a fire in 1640. Features such as an Inglenook fireplace, old bread oven, wood burning stove and mullion windows combined with plenty of outdoor space, modern comforts and conveniences including 2 large flat screen TVs, mp3 stations and web access, a large kitchen with a bespoke refractory table that seat 14, the great hall with it's guarded Tudor mantled log fire, a large stone terrace with garden tables near the kitchen, secluded at the end of a private drive and in the middle of its 100 acre open access traditional farm and benefiting from a fenced lake, organic gardens, ducks, a downstairs shower to wash the kids down after so much outdoor fun create the ideal place for large family holidays and celebration weekends.
The sleeping arrangements are flexible with 5 double rooms (arranged with 3 doubles and 2 twins, the twin beds can push together) and a room with 4 beds consisting of a twin and a bunk bed. Additional sleeping is acceptable by agreement.
Northend's view includes Golden cap, the 2nd highest point on the South Coast. Seatown is the local beach and has the only pub in rural beach location in the vicinity.
The hill behind the farm opens up a magnificent 360 degree view of the coast to and beyond Lyme Regis to the south west and Portland to the south east. To the north is the Marshwood Vale, a lush rich dairy vale surmounted by the Dorset peaks of Pilsdon, Leusdon, and Coneys Castle. The Marshwood vale is the home of Denhay farm, famous for it's cheeses and bacon and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's TV series 'River Cottage'. The Marshwood vale is a haven for cyclists and walkers and the Shave's Cross pub situated in the middle is only an hours brisk walk from the farm for those that like to work up an appetite. The Activities in and around the Marshwood Vale are published in the free monthly Marshwood Magazine.
10 of us stayed comfortably over Christmas, it's well equipped, warm and in a beautiful location. Would definitely stay again.
We booked property for a big birthday for the whole family to get together. We were lucky with weather and the views from the garden were brilliant. With a wide age range in the party makeup the trampoline in the garden was well used by the younger members as well as the pool table.
Accommodation very good and delivered the space we needed and the location was lovely and peaceful whilst beaches were only a short drive away.
Eddie was the perfect host with the visit to the onsite micro brewery and for my 3 year old gran-daughter being lifted on to Eddie's daughter's horse was a highlight!
Thank you for a wonderful break
Seemed a long way off main road but was no problem once used to it.
Very comfortable,with a good feel about the house. Kitchen has plenty of crockery and easy to cook for lots of people.Comfortable beds. Plenty of parking space. A very good position near lots of lovely, interesting villages and towns. Some wonderful cliff top walks. Easy to use the buses with some walking.
Possible to walk from the house although tracks not used much and need to be good with a map.
We spent a week at the farm. There were 12 of us and a dog. This is a quaint thatched cottage with lovely views and peaceful setting. The outside fenced area was ideal fir the kids and dog. There was lots of space for everyone. We enjoyed lovely evening BBQs. On arrival we were greeted with a delicious cream tea! We would definitely go back.
A fantastic place steeped in history, warm and peaceful in it's own farmland. Eddie and Clare couldn't have been more helpful and the 12 people and 2 dogs in our group had a wonderful time with beautiful walks, pubs on route and plenty of big meals around the fire when we returned from our adventures. We loved Hix restaurant in Lyme Regis and really enjoyed the Riverside Cafe in West Bay. The beer from Art brew, the microbrewery, was pretty good too. Planning something for the summer now as I hear Bridport has plenty of things happening.
North End Farm is an incredible historic farmhouse set in an idyllic English country-side setting. Perfect for large family gatherings with children. You can feel the ancient history of the property with it's thatched roof, massive stone fireplace and exposed beams. Out of every window is an inspiring uninterrupted view over rolling green hills. The house provided more room than we needed with plenty of common space for everyone. The beds and linens were perfect. The home was clean and comfortable with a giant farmhouse dining table as well as wonderful outdoor seating for all of us. The kids enjoyed playing in the fenced in garden while saying hello to the local family of ducks and sheep on the property. You have the best of both worlds - the privacy of a country retreat set on 100 acres combined with easy access to the sea and town. We enjoyed beautiful country drives along the Jurassic Coast. The property is only a 5-10min drive to Seatown and a short distance to the restaurants and sandy beach of Lyme Regis. The owners were gracious hosts and welcomed us with a box of wonderful fresh veggies from the garden. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with our family. An amazing relaxing retreat - we were sad to leave and look forward to returning!
North End's 16th century Farmhouse is available for short lets all year. It has a spectacular countryside setting, on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, between the lively market and arts towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis with easy access to beaches, culture, pubs, fishing and walks. This historic building enjoys most comforts of the 21st century in it's peaceful, but not isolated location.
Northend Farmhouse is a pre 1600 thatched building. Some parts were reconstructed after a fire in 1640. Features such as an Inglenook fireplace, old bread oven and mullion windows combined with plenty of outdoor space, modern comforts and conveniences including large flat screen TVs, mp3 stations and web access, create the ideal place for large family holidays and celebration weekends.
Occupants of the farmhouse can also enjoy open access to the higher level stewardship 100 acre farm, the lake and garden. Well behaved pets are welcome. Extra people can stay by arrangement.
There is easy access to footpaths like the Monarchs way, the Jurassic world heritage coast and beaches.
Lyme Regis has mackerel fishing boats for hire, world class restaurants, Hix restaurants, a cinema, a wealth of shops, the marina theatre and the excellent Lyme bay Bakery.
Bridport has a twice a week street market, electric palace cinema and music venue, arts centre, leisure centre, a vintage market, the St Michaels arts district, The Bull hotel, Palmers Brewery, countless pubs, it's seaside port of West Bay and many shops.
There is a micro brewery on site and arts courses are available in the Barn.
Chideock village is 1 mile away, has 2 pubs, 2 churches, a cider house which featured on Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's 'River Cottage', a farm shop, tea houses, a convenience store and a post office. River Cottage is not far away between Lyme Regis and Axminster.
Abbotsbury is about 10 miles away with its famous sub tropical gardens, swannery and children’s play barn. Forde abbey is nearby a stunning open hose and gardens.
Flying Frenzy offer paragliding. The kite academy, Portland offers kite surfing and windsurfing. Cycling and mountain biking are possible on the many lanes and tracks. Crabbing and pier fishing are available at West Bay and Lyme Regis. Bridport has an active skating and bike scene at the Trick Factory.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.