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Coastal 6 bedroomed property set in own farmland yet not far from ammenties.



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Stunning ancient secluded 6 bedroomed sleeping up to 14 comfortably with wifi

Northend Farmhouse is a pre 1600 thatched building. Some parts were reconstructed after a fire in 1640. Features such as an Inglenook fireplace, old bread oven, wood burning stove and mullion windows combined with plenty of outdoor space, modern comforts and conveniences including 2 large flat screen TVs, mp3 stations and web access, a large kitchen with a bespoke refractory table that seat 14, the great hall with it's guarded Tudor mantled log fire, a large stone terrace with garden tables near the kitchen, secluded at the end of a private drive and in the middle of its 100 acre open access traditional farm and benefiting from a fenced lake, organic gardens, ducks, a downstairs shower to wash the kids down after so much outdoor fun create the ideal place for large family holidays and celebration weekends.

The sleeping arrangements are flexible with 5 double rooms (arranged with 3 doubles and 2 twins, the twin beds can push together) and a room with 4 beds consisting of a twin and a bunk bed. Additional sleeping is acceptable by agreement.

Northend's view includes Golden cap, the 2nd highest point on the South Coast. Seatown is the local beach and has the only pub in rural beach location in the vicinity.

The hill behind the farm opens up a magnificent 360 degree view of the coast to and beyond Lyme Regis to the south west and Portland to the south east. To the north is the Marshwood Vale, a lush rich dairy vale surmounted by the Dorset peaks of Pilsdon, Leusdon, and Coneys Castle. The Marshwood vale is the home of Denhay farm, famous for it's cheeses and bacon and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's TV series 'River Cottage'. The Marshwood vale is a haven for cyclists and walkers and the Shave's Cross pub situated in the middle is only an hours brisk walk from the farm for those that like to work up an appetite. The Activities in and around the Marshwood Vale are published in the free monthly Marshwood Magazine.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Ken and family

  • 5 of 5

We booked property for a big birthday for the whole family to get together. We were lucky with weather and the views from the garden were brilliant. With a wide age range in the party makeup the trampoline in the garden was well used by the younger members as well as the pool table.

Accommodation very good and delivered the space we needed and the location was lovely and peaceful whilst beaches were only a short drive away.

Eddie was the perfect host with the visit to the onsite micro brewery and for my 3 year old gran-daughter being lifted on to Eddie's daughter's horse was a highlight!

Thank you for a wonderful break

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious countryside

  • 5 of 5

Seemed a long way off main road but was no problem once used to it.

Very comfortable,with a good feel about the house. Kitchen has plenty of crockery and easy to cook for lots of people.Comfortable beds. Plenty of parking space. A very good position near lots of lovely, interesting villages and towns. Some wonderful cliff top walks. Easy to use the buses with some walking.

Possible to walk from the house although tracks not used much and need to be good with a map.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the farm. There were 12 of us and a dog. This is a quaint thatched cottage with lovely views and peaceful setting. The outside fenced area was ideal fir the kids and dog. There was lots of space for everyone. We enjoyed lovely evening BBQs. On arrival we were greeted with a delicious cream tea! We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful historic farm in incredible setting.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place steeped in history, warm and peaceful in it's own farmland. Eddie and Clare couldn't have been more helpful and the 12 people and 2 dogs in our group had a wonderful time with beautiful walks, pubs on route and plenty of big meals around the fire when we returned from our adventures. We loved Hix restaurant in Lyme Regis and really enjoyed the Riverside Cafe in West Bay. The beer from Art brew, the microbrewery, was pretty good too. Planning something for the summer now as I hear Bridport has plenty of things happening.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Farmhouse Retreat !

  • 5 of 5

North End Farm is an incredible historic farmhouse set in an idyllic English country-side setting. Perfect for large family gatherings with children. You can feel the ancient history of the property with it's thatched roof, massive stone fireplace and exposed beams. Out of every window is an inspiring uninterrupted view over rolling green hills. The house provided more room than we needed with plenty of common space for everyone. The beds and linens were perfect. The home was clean and comfortable with a giant farmhouse dining table as well as wonderful outdoor seating for all of us. The kids enjoyed playing in the fenced in garden while saying hello to the local family of ducks and sheep on the property. You have the best of both worlds - the privacy of a country retreat set on 100 acres combined with easy access to the sea and town. We enjoyed beautiful country drives along the Jurassic Coast. The property is only a 5-10min drive to Seatown and a short distance to the restaurants and sandy beach of Lyme Regis. The owners were gracious hosts and welcomed us with a box of wonderful fresh veggies from the garden. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with our family. An amazing relaxing retreat - we were sad to leave and look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Northend Farm for the weekend and had 12 people sleeping over and 10 extra people visiting for the day. The accommodation was excellent with sufficient space for the whole family. The duck pond was a huge hit with the children! The bedding was just gorgeous!

The location is typically British, with rolling hills and quiet country lanes and close to a lovely beach.

Would highly recommend it for a family gathering with the 'wow' factor. Thank you.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The George Chideock and the Anchor Seatown at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : West Bay at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 25, near Taunton at 37 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The George at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Seatown, Chideock at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

North End's 16th century Farmhouse is available for short lets all year. It has a spectacular countryside setting, on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, between the lively market and arts towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis with easy access to beaches, culture, pubs, fishing and walks. This historic building enjoys most comforts of the 21st century in it's peaceful, but not isolated location.

Northend Farmhouse is a pre 1600 thatched building. Some parts were reconstructed after a fire in 1640. Features such as an Inglenook fireplace, old bread oven and mullion windows combined with plenty of outdoor space, modern comforts and conveniences including large flat screen TVs, mp3 stations and web access, create the ideal place for large family holidays and celebration weekends.

Occupants of the farmhouse can also enjoy open access to the higher level stewardship 100 acre farm, the lake and garden. Well behaved pets are welcome. Extra people can stay by arrangement.

There is easy access to footpaths like the Monarchs way, the Jurassic world heritage coast and beaches.

Lyme Regis has mackerel fishing boats for hire, world class restaurants, Hix restaurants, a cinema, a wealth of shops, the marina theatre and the excellent Lyme bay Bakery.

Bridport has a twice a week street market, electric palace cinema and music venue, arts centre, leisure centre, a vintage market, the St Michaels arts district, The Bull hotel, Palmers Brewery, countless pubs, it's seaside port of West Bay and many shops.

There is a micro brewery on site and arts courses are available in the Barn.

Chideock village is 1 mile away, has 2 pubs, 2 churches, a cider house which featured on Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's 'River Cottage', a farm shop, tea houses, a convenience store and a post office. River Cottage is not far away between Lyme Regis and Axminster.

Abbotsbury is about 10 miles away with its famous sub tropical gardens, swannery and children’s play barn. Forde abbey is nearby a stunning open hose and gardens.

Flying Frenzy offer paragliding. The kite academy, Portland offers kite surfing and windsurfing. Cycling and mountain biking are possible on the many lanes and tracks. Crabbing and pier fishing are available at West Bay and Lyme Regis. Bridport has an active skating and bike scene at the Trick Factory.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas and New Year 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 17
24 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
may - july
6 May 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
11 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £25

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Updated: 15-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 360 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, en suite to master bedroom
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, downstairs wet room and high loo
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, downstairs loo
  • Bathroom 1 has an oak encased bath with oak mullion windows and view over the lake towards the setting sun. The loo has a view southwards over the drive towards Langdon woods, Golden cap and the coast. Bathroom 2 is cosy with a hair washing shower hose and the house's original oak frame visible. Bathroom 3 is the master bedrooms en suite and has the some unrivaled views. The shower is a Torrent! Bathroom 4 is a downstairs wet room near the downstairs bedroom with a high seated loo. Useful for the less mobile and for those that need to warm up or wash after having loads of outdoor fun. Bathroom 5 is just a loo near to main door.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, shower wc ensuite window sea
  • kids room - 2 Single Bed, 2 Child Bed, single beds can join to make 1 large double
  • Casper's room - 1 Double Bed, large window fantastic views
  • Oak Mullions - 1 Double Bed, large window fantastic views
  • Nuns room - 2 Single Bed, single beds can join to make double
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, groundfloor bedroom with ensuite wet room beside living room
  • Bedrooms 1-4 all have fantastic westerly views over the lake. The Nun's room has a guest bed that makes a comfortable double. look out for the nuns window and its where the ancient stone spiral staircase appeared. It's still visible in large sitting room. The kids room adult single join comfortably into a large double and theres usually a competition for the bunkbed. There is a downstairs twin room with a wet room and orthopedic beds, which is adjacent to the sitting room and there are no steps between it and the kitchen, dinning room and garden.


  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Northend farmhouse has 2 sitting rooms, one is approximately 15m x 5m and boast a 16th century log fire, a stone spiral staircase, 4 oak beams and stone mullion windows. It is furnished simply to allow it being a large party room. It has an powerful mp3 player, a large smart TV, 3 sofas (9 people) and additional seating for 5+. The other sitting room also has oak beams, a wood burning stove, smart TV, Inglenook fireplace with bread oven. 4 of the bedrooms have huge westerly views over the lake. The master bedroom has a shower en suite. There is a family room and 4 doubles. There are oak mullion windows and a recently revealed stone window that local legend says that the nuns used to pass bread down to wayfarers. The dining table was made at the farm, by James Verner, from ash sourced from the woods. The kitchen boasts an aga that makes traditional cooking a joy. The lake and garden enjoy wide countryside views. The gas BBQ can be moved anywhere within the open access 100 acre farm.

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