Perfect for a family vacation, this holiday cottage in Dorset is both comfortable and atmospheric. Spend your days enjoying the nearby village of Marshwood or exploring the coastal landscape. In the evening you'll return home to this self catering cottage in Dorset to relax and tell stories around the cozy wood-burning stove.
This cottage is a Grade II listed Georgian detached house. It occupies an elevated position within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has stunning long-range views over the Marshwood Vale to the sea. Situated between Crewkerne and Lyme Regis, it is within 20 minutes of Dorset's Jurassic coast and the nearest... beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth. The cottage is located within the hamlet of Birdsmoorgate, just outside the village of Marshwood (village shop 1/2 mile; local pub, which hosts the World Nettle Eating Championships, just under 1.5 miles). The area is well known for its walking with Pilsdon Pen, Dorset's highest point, and many routes, such as the Wessex Ridgeway within a few miles. Forde Abbey, surrounded by one of England's most beautiful gardens is four miles away. Exceptional locally sourced food is available in the many nearby farm shops.
The cottage features exposed beams and flagstone floors throughout.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall, kitchen with table (seats 8), utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, sitting room with Inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove, dining room, children's playroom with second TV/video/DVD/freeview, and CD player/iPod docking station. There is a WC with shower.
First Floor: Stairs lead a landing with an office and the bedrooms. There is a double bedroom with 5' bed, en suite bathroom and WC, second double bedroom with 5' four-poster bed, third double bedroom with 6' zip and link bed (which can be converted to twin 3' beds on request), fourth bedroom with twin 3' beds, bathroom with separate shower and WC. The rear bedrooms have french windows opening into the back garden.
This cottage has a decked area with views over Marshwood Vale to the sea. There is a lawned garden to front, and lawns and flower beds to rear. A small raised pond is found on the terrace. A fully-enclosed children's play area is in the rear garden.
* Please beware of some low headroom (though the owner who is 6'5" has managed to survive).
* Please be aware that the rear garden does have a raised pond, on the terrace.
* The garden is considered safe for children once inside the enclosed area.
* Off-street parking for 2 cars and also street parking for 2.
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