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The Swallows, 2 bedroom Dorset Cottage set on working farm near the Dorset Coast

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The Swallows is one of seven holiday cottages that form Character Farm Cottages and is situated on our working farm 5 miles to the west of Weymouth and a stones throw from the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic coastline. The cottage sleeps 4 and has 2 upstairs bedrooms, one a double and the other a twin. The cottage has recently been renovated but has maintained a "cosy cottage feel" with exposed beams and an open log fire. The kitchen is well equipped and has a table which sits 4 for sociable meals together. The sitting room has a sofa and 2 armchairs to relax in front of the log fire or watching TV/DVD. It has French windows leading out onto the patio and garden. Free wifi is provided for you to keep in touch with the outside world! The upstairs bathroom has a bath and shower head attachment.

The Swallows has a decent size enclosed garden with a south facing patio and garden furniture to enjoy a barbeque or evening drinks as you watch the sunset. The garden leads onto our own farmland from which you can join the Coastal Footpath and numerous shorter walks. There is plenty of parking beside the cottage and we are dog friendly (max 2).

There is a games room a short distance away from the cottage in the Old Stables which has a table tennis, table football and a good selection of paperbacks for you to borrow. It also has laundry facilities.

We try to stick to weekly breaks running Friday to Friday and short breaks out of season - a 3 night break running Friday to Monday and a 4 night break running Monday to Friday. However we can be flexible if you have different requirements.

More Details

Owner
Colin Elwood
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Colin Elwood

Character Farm Cottages is owned by my wife Jane and her parents Rob and Ann Mayo and have been in the self catering business for over 30 years. Many of our guests come several times a year and we now have 3rd generations of families enjoying our cottages! In addition Jane and Rob run the family farm which is mixed and consists of dairy, arable and beef. Many of our guests enjoy wandering the many footpaths on the farm, visiting the dairy and helping feed the young calves. I am a long haul pilot for British Airways and when at home, help out with the farm and keeping the cottages up together. I also keep our own website up and running and do all the bookings and correspondence.

We do hope you choose to visit and enjoy our wonderful part of West Dorset!

Colin Elwood

(generally known by nickname Jake!!)

What makes this cottage unique

The Swallows is one of 7 cottages which make up Character Farm Cottages and is on the edge of the small village of Langton Herring, 3 miles from the seaside town of Weymouth. From the cottage you can walk a short distance to the Fleet and Chesil Beach which forms part of the famous Jurassic Coast recently featured in the highly popular TV series "Broadchurch". We farm most of the land surrounding the Swallows and we are always very happy to show guests around the dairy to see the cows being milked. Youngsters also like to lend a hand feeding the baby calves! Langton Herring has its own pub called the Elm Tree Inn which is a short walk from the cottage. In the next door village, Portesham you will find the Kings Arms which we highly recommend.

Weymouth is popular for its lovely sandy beach and shallow waters. It also has other attractions such as Sea Life Center, Nothe Fort, Brewers Quay, karting and a multiplex cinema. Nearby Dorchester has a good selection of restaurants at the newly opened Brewers Square such as Nandos, Waggamamas, Carluccios and Cote.

Dorset is also home to many stunning country houses and gardens, the Tank Museum at Bovington, Monkey World, and many fantastic country pubs.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Weymouth in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Character Farm Cottage set on working farm near the Dorset Coast.

Reviews

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The Swallows

  • 5 of 5

The cottage matched the property description perfectly. It was immaculate and well maintained and in a quiet location, with views across the valley to the Hardy monument. Comfortable beds with immaculate bedding. Only a short drive, or an uphill walk, to the local pub which served good food. The wifi password could have been a little more obvious, and details of appliances and heating controls would be nice, but we worked all that out quite quickly. We would recommend this cottage, and intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Elm Tree, Langton Herring
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Weymouth Condor
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Weymouth
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Elm Tree
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Weymouth
Car: recommended

The Swallows is on the edge of the small village of Langton Herring, 3 miles from the seaside town of Weymouth. From the cottage you can walk a short distance to the Fleet and Chesil Beach which forms part of the famous Jurassic Coast recently featured in the highly popular TV series "Broadchurch". We farm most of the land surrounding the Swallows and we are always very happy to show guests around the dairy to see the cows being milked. Youngsters also like to lend a hand feeding the baby calves! Langton Herring has its own pub called the Elm Tree Inn which is a short walk from the cottage. In the next door village, Portesham you will find the Kings Arms which we highly recommend.

Weymouth is popular for its lovely sandy beach and shallow waters. It also has other attractions such as Sea Life Center, Nothe Fort, Brewers Quay, karting and a multiplex cinema. Nearby Dorchester has a good selection of restaurants at the newly opened Brewers Square such as Nandos, Waggamamas, Carluccios and Cote.

Dorset is also home to many stunning country houses and gardens, the Tank Museum at Bovington, Monkey World, and many fantastic country pubs.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Weymouth, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
16
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
17
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£730
for 7 nights
£730
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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