Beautifully converted stables using rustic reclaimed materials, a cosy luxurious two bedroom cottage that is spacious and very well equipped.
The entrance leads into the hallway which has a lovely oak floor and pretty arched window. Access is provided to the bedrooms and bathroom.
Beautiful oak flooring has been laid throughout the whole cottage, and there are huge rustic re-claimed beams and vaulted ceilings in most of the rooms
Bedroom 1; King size bed.
Wardrobe and chest of drawers, TV and DVD player.
Lovely views of the village and paddock, home to the sheep and pigs.
Bedroom 2; two 3ft single beds, chest of drawers, TV and DVD player.
All beds have comfortable high quality mattresses
Family bathroom with toilet, basin and powerful shower over the bath.
The open- plan lounge/kitchen/diner is comfortable, rustic and very spacious..
There is a large flat screen TV and DVD player. SKY TV, including SKY Sports and Sky Movies channels. There is also a radio and CD player (smart-phone compatible).
The kitchen has a table and 6 chairs and is very well equipped; with a double electric oven, microwave, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is shared use of a tumble dryer.
In the living room there are glass doors which lead to a large decked balcony which has a seating area overlooking the paddock and surrounding countryside.
Broadwindsor is a popular, friendly and very historic conservation village, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The cottage is very popular and guests return year after year.
The White Lion pub is only about 400m from the cottage and there is a welcoming village atmosphere.
The pub serves great food and a good selection of beverages.
Walkers and dogs are very welcome.
There is a wonderful award winning Community Village Shop which provides a wide range of very good quality fresh local produce, and freshly baked bread every morning.
A children's play area is in the centre of the village and there is a large well maintained sports field with football goals very close to the cottage. Historians will be interested in the 12th century church King Charles Cottage in The Square where King Charles II was fleeing Parliamentary troops and he sheltered here for 2 nights Enemy troops began to search the house, but were put off when a camp follower began to give birth in the kitchen. The troops left, and the king was able to escape dressed as a serving maid.
Broadwindsor also has a renowned Craft centre, which also has a restaurant serving very good lunches.
From the cottage there are lovely walks up Lewesdon Hill, owned by the National Trust, the highest hill in Dorset. Close-by there is wonderful walking in fantastic countryside
## ALSO SEE Albert Cottage, BEAMINSTER; furnished and equipped to the same high standard as The Bothy, Hursey Gate Stables and Orchard Cottage in Broadwindsor; run by the same owner ; several 'GREAT' REVIEWS ON 'TRIP ADVISOR'
Set in the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area is characterised by delightful rolling hills with many fascinating walks; some are straight from the cottage.
Ideally suited to those enjoying the amazing Jurassic coast line and also being surrounded by delightful villages in charming countryside.
Beaminster; a small historic market town is 3 miles away it has a wonderful square and church. It has several pubs, cafes, restaurants and a small Co-op store. There is also a butchers, baker and green grocers, all of which provide fresh, quality produce.
Bridport is about 7 miles away; it is a wonderful lively town with a thriving art and music culture. It has all the facilities of a small town including a small cinema, art centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are an abundance of units selling antique furniture, Art and collectables around the historical St Michaels Trading Estate.
Bridport is a lively, interesting place to visit with a fascinating history.
There are several large supermarkets; Waitrose, Morrisons, Lidl and Co- Op.
West Bay; a charming fishing harbour is just a few minutes drive from Bridport.
Now famous as the location for 'Broadchurch', West Bay has something for everyone.
It is a thriving harbour and there is a wonderful beach below the towering spectacular Jurassic red cliffs. Fishing and crabbing are very popular from the harbour side.
There is also an attractive, sandy dog friendly beach.
There are numerous food kiosks selling all sorts of delicious food.
Rachel's kiosk is rated as the best food in the whole of Bridport and Baboo Gelato Ice cream kiosk sells the best ice cream too.
The historic and incredibly beautiful Customs House has recently been re-opened to the public and it is now a fascinating collection of units selling all sorts of antiques, collectables and wonderful gifts.
The renowned town of Lyme Regis is about 25 minutes’ drive from the cottage, with its range of wonderful beaches. There is a beautiful safe sandy beach ideal for younger children to splash, play and swim.
There is a huge rockpool area and a dog friendly pebble beach.
There are also beaches where fossils can be found and guided fossil tours take place. Lyme Regis offers a host of other activities for all ages and interests.
The historic town has an abundance of wonderful places to eat and drink and there are numerous shops to wander around too.
The renowned town of Lyme Regis is close by; with it's range of wonderful beaches. There is a beautiful safe sandy beach ideal for younger children to splash, play and swim. There is a huge rockpool area and a dog friendly pebble beach.
There are also beaches where fossils can be found and guided fossil tours take place, fossil treasures are guaranteed! The whole coast has World Heritage status.
Electricity, heating, hot water and linen included. Heating is independently controlled central heating to radiators.
Within the cottage there is a selection of books, games and DVD for adults and children.
There is also a quantity of toys and books for children.
We provide a travel cot, high chair and stair gate if required.
We also provide ; Toilet rolls, Washing up liquid, Hand soap, Dish cloths/brush, Scourer, Kitchen roll, Dish washer tablets, Tea towels, Oven gloves.
FURTHER DETAILS; OUTDOORS.
Attached to the house is a 2 acre paddock that can be accessed by guests which is home to some very friendly sheep who may have lambs in the spring and also two very cute pigmy goats that are very friendly and can be fed. The cottage has a private fenced garden with table, chairs and BBQ. The communal garden can be enjoyed by guests and provides access to the paddock. The gardens are great for children to explore and there is a good selection of play equipment for children including a trampoline, a slide and outdoor table tennis table (bats and balls provided.)
##PLEASE NOTE the garden is bordered by a stream ; YOUNG CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES ##
The garden has lovely views towards the historic church and surrounding countryside, including Lewesdon Hill- the tallest hill in Dorset.
Dorset is characterised by rolling hills, winding valleys, and beautiful villages. The area abounds in historic monuments and beautiful scenery. The Jurassic coast is the only Natural World Heritage site in England and offers fantastic scenery and lovely beaches. The area is a walkers paradise and provides endless opportunities for hikers, families and children.
There are numerous formal gardens and historic houses; Mapperton Gardens; nr Beaminster, 4 miles; Forde Abbey; approx 15 min drive;Montecute House, (NT), approx 20 min drive; Tintinhull (NT) approx 40 min away;Barrington Court (NT) approx 45 min away; Abbotsbury – Tropical Gardens and childrens farm) 30 min away; Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 35 min away (also has childrens farm)
A car is advisable
The nearest train station is Crewkerne ; 15 mins drive
Dorchester South train station is about 35 mins drive
Buses run infrequently from Broadwindsor
There is a good bus service from Bridport.
Full details of travel are supplied upon booking.
There is private , off-road parking outside the cottage for one car.( additional car by prior arrangement)