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Peaceful and picturesque farmhouse near Charmouth and Lyme Regis

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedroom farmhouse to sleep 16 in the countryside of the Marshwood Vale

Taphouse Farm has a large detached stone and brick built house with a slate roof. The farmhouse is situated in the peaceful, picturesque Marshwood Vale; an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The farmhouse has 6 bedrooms, (2 family ensuites) and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 16 plus 2 cots. It has full central heating run off an oil-fired boiler and log fire in the lounge. All exterior doors and windows are double glazed. At the front side of the house is a (12'x8') double glazed conservatory and sliding patio doors to the garden, ideal for that evening drink and barbecue. There is a large stoned patio area with wooden picnic tables and bbq.THERE IS A HOT TUB ON THE PATIO.

The large games barn has a skittle alley, table tennis, 6x3'pool and snooker tables and darts board. There are plenty of car parking spaces near the house and games room.

Guests are welcome to come to the main farm to watch the milking, see baby calves, beef animals, sheep, and dogs. Lambing is usually between February and May. Watch sheep and cattle in the fields in spring and summer out over the garden fence. We also grow winter wheat, spring barley, forage maize and various crops for animal feed. We will be pleased to show you around and answer any questions. We are inspected annually for ABM/FABBL Beef and Lambs Scheme and NDFAS for milk production.

Directions to Taphouse Farmhouse - The easiest way to come is via the village of Marshwood. Turn off the B3165 beside the Church and School at Marshwood; follow this road about 2 miles until a four cross road. Here turn right to Whitchurch Canonicorum and Taphouse Farm is the first farm you will come too on the right side of the road. You may come from the A35 Bridport to Charmouth road. At Morcombelake near the Artwave turn to Whitchurch Canonicorum, follow until a four cross road in the village, here turn right, go past the Village Hall once the School. Take first left marked Gassons Lane, opposite the Berehayes Holiday Cottages, marked Bettiscombe and Marshwood. Follow this road 2.5.miles ignoring all farm entrances until a four cross, here turn left and Taphouse is immediately on you left. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey and if the weather is very wet please use the first instructions, as occasionally the River Char will cover the road near Whitchurch.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Sue Johnson
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely family weekend in a great house in the countryside. Big kids loved the hot tub !! litlle kids loved the games barn !!
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Bridport in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 ensuite shower rooms with family bedrooms, 1 downstairs bathrooms with bath, electric shower over bath, washbasin and toilet, 1 bathroom upstairs in main house
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Family
  • 6 bedrooms of various sizes with beds for 16 (4 double beds, 8 singles) Wooden cot and travel cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Peaceful and picturesque farmhouse near Charmouth and Lyme Regis
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect for a family celebration weekend

  • 5 of 5

Taphouse was voted totally fit for purpose by our whole party (70th celebration). Our teenagers made full use of the hot tub and the games barn and the adults enjoyed the farm house. Everything was even more perfect than we had hoped - even the weather was gorgeous. For a mixed party such as ours (9 adults, 6 kids, 1 baby) it was ideal accommodation in an ideal spot. Sue visited us on our first evening and couldn't have been more helpful. Very highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering for my dad's 60th birthday at this beautiful house. The property is well equipped for a large amount of people. The hot tub was very enjoyable, even in November! Comfortable beds, lots of space and definitely worth a visit. Thankyou for an awesome weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Comfortable and spacious property

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 10 had a brilliant week! We felt the farmhouse had a homely feel to it and was comfortable and well equipped. The location is an ideal base in the country with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The children loved the large garden with its rope swings and well kept lawns. We all enjoyed the games barn and the hot tub was clean and well maintained. Our family love Lyme Regis (enjoyed 2 days on the beach) which together with Bridport and Charmouth is a short drive away. We spent a day at Crealy World of Adventures which is a great family day out.The owners of the property are friendly and helpful. We would certainly recommend a stay here to anyone that wants a relaxing break in the country, near to traditional Dorset/Devon sea resorts. We hope to revisit in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It always nice to hear guests have enjoyed their holidays at our any of our properties. We are so lucky in West Dorset with some beautiful countryside and 'fab' Jurassic coastline.
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The perfect week away in the countryside!

  • 4 of 5

16 of us came to stay for a week aged between 11 - 77, we had the most amazing time and were all very sad to leave. The clean homely cottage is spacious, warm and has all the amenities you could possibly need (including enough saucepans, oven space etc. to cook an Easter roast for 16 people). It is set in an idyllic location with a lovely garden over looking fields (the swing was a big hit). The games room kept everyone entertained in the evenings along with the well maintained hot tub. Although it is in the middle of nowhere, everyone we bumped into was very friendly, including the farmers who came over to talk to the children about the cows and sheep. It is the perfect place to get away from everyday life, and we would all highly recommend it :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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A perfect week in the countryside!

  • 3 of 5

16 of us came to stay for a week aged between 11 - 77, we had the most amazing time and were all very sad to leave. The clean homely cottage is spacious, warm and has all the amenities you could possibly need (including enough saucepans, oven space etc. to cook an Easter roast for 16 people). It is set in an idyllic location with a lovely garden over looking fields (the swing was a big hit). The games room kept everyone entertained in the evenings along with the well maintained hot tub. Although it is in the middle of nowhere, everyone we bumped into was very friendly, including the farmers who came over to talk to the children about the cows and sheep. It is the perfect place to get away from everyday life, and we would all highly recommend it :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

12 of us had a great long weekend here. Good comfortable house, with a well equipped kitchen, and a comfy lounge. Particularly liked the fire.

Games barn and hot tub really made the weekend. Would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, we are glad you had a good weekend and hope you will think of us again in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Bottle Inn at Marshwood
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lyme Regis
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Axminster
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shaves Cross Inn
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Charmouth

Near World Heritage Jurassic Coast, beaches, fossil hunting, walking the coastal path, country footpaths and lanes. Riding, golf, fishing and water sports nearby.

Ideal for touring Dorset, Devon and Somerset. Forde Abbey, the Swannery and village of Abbotsbury, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Charmouth Heritage Centre and beach, Axminster and Bridport market towns.

Ride on the tram at Seaton or the model railway at Beer a typical fishing village of the past. Visit the Donkey Sanctuary near Branscombe. Walk to the Shaves Cross Pub on quiet country lanes, watch the wildlife or just sit and relax in the garden with a good book and bird song for company.

Join in at local activites in Whitchurch Canonicorum Village or the suttounding villages. Farmhouse Breakfast , flower shows, fetes, bingos, whist drives, cream teas, dinner dances open garden days, clay shoots, pram derby and BBQ's.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Bridport, West Country

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
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
From
£390
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,580
 
 
First May B/H
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 3 nights
From
£425
From
£425
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,700
 
 
Spring
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
From
£390
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,580
 
 
Bank Holiday and Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
From
£400
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
 
Summer
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,344
for 3 nights
From
£448
From
£448
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,790
 
 
July weekend
21 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,344
for 3 nights
From
£448
From
£448
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer - Monday to Monday only
24 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
£2,415
for 7 nights
£2,415
 
 
Late Summer
28 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 3 nights
From
£465
From
£465
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,860
 
 
Late Summer
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,245
for 3 nights
From
£415
From
£415
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,660
 
 
Early Autumn
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,131
for 3 nights
From
£377
From
£377
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,508
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£330
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,320
 
 
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 3 nights
From
£440
From
£440
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Late Autumn/Early Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£915
for 3 nights
From
£305
From
£305
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,220
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Tax Rate 20.0%

Weekends, short breaks and midweeks available except Christmas, New Year, May B/H and half term and School summer holidays
Friday - Friday or Monday - Monday changeover or by arrangement
PLEASE NOTE MONDAY TO MONDAY CHANGEOVERS ONLY DURING THE SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS
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A 25% deposit due on booking.
Final balance due 4 weeks before arrival date.
We accept payments made direct to us by cheque, card(2% extra if credit card) or bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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