"A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches."
The Lodge offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline.
Approached along a private drive and set well back from the road, this detached cottage is perfectly positioned for enjoying this delightful corner of Dorset.
There are a variety of beautiful beaches, both sand and pebble, within a five to ten mile radius, including those at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Eype, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. Fossil-rich cliffs define this dramatic stretch of coastline, which encompasses the 2,000-acre National Trust estate of Golden Cap. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and superb walking country, both on the rolling chalk hills overlooking fertile inland valleys and on the coastal footpaths offering spectacular clifftop views. It is also an area full of romance and history, with three ancient hill forts and the house and gardens of Forde Abbey all nearby.
A range of attractions is on offer in nearby country towns. Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside resort, its elegant colour-washed buildings and promenade lining a handsome harbour. Motor boats can be hired and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and a windsurfing school. Bridport is a thriving market town, featured on TV’s River Cottage, the Port Bredy of Hardy’s novels, offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, an arts centre and a sports centre with indoor pool. The coastline is excellent for sea fishing and inland waters offer good coarse fishing. Golfers will find courses at Lyme Regis and West Bay and there is also horse riding nearby. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive.
The Lodge is available for three nights or more for most of the year. Summer is booked on a weekly basis and Christmas/New year has a five day minimum. It is a Colonial-style three bedroom, three bathroom single storey detached cottage. The bedrooms offer Heals beds with the finest Egyptian 400tc cotton; the master bedroom a super king and two further bedrooms king size. Two bathrooms are en-suite and one is a family bathroom. The conservatory enjoys views over the garden and rural countryside and the generous veranda has a table for al fresco dining. Set in the grounds of Marshwood Manor and the idyll of rural West Dorset, The Lodge is situated in its own two acres of private garden. There is table tennis in the utility room and a games room is available in the manor courtyard offering table football, pool, table tennis and a DVD lending collection.