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cottage On The Edge Of The Picturesque Village Of Langton Herring. (bargain!

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage, Bedroom: 1, Sleeps: 2 (baby travel cot available)

Far from the madding crowds, set down its own private leafy driveway nestled in 8 acres of fields and woodland. Peace & Tranquillity can be found at the old cottage dates back to the early Victorian age and is full of charm and character. It has an open fire, oil fired central heating, and has a warm home from home feel. The cottage has a large 5' bed, and romantic eves with skylights to gaze upon the stars. A large deep bath with shower attachment is on the ground floor, with a small toilet/wash basin upstairs. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer and washing machine available.

There is a raised platform with table/bench to sit an watch the pet sheep grazing in the paddock, or have your breakfast and watch the birds and wildlife.

Peace and tranquility, situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Langton Herring, just the place to unwind.

The cottage is completely self contained with plenty of parking. Weekly rentals or short breaks in the winter, also bed and breakfast option.

Dogs are not allowed, but a very good kennels a short distance down the road caters for overnight pets.

Horse owners can bring their horses with them (price on request) and enjoy the many bridleways leading off the property.

The fresh smell of the sea, and the waves crashing on the beach (when the wind is in the right direction) add to the atmosphere of this unique little gem.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hilary Webster
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Hilary Webster

Hilary lives in the courtyard opposite the cottage. She has lived here on her own since her partner died 13 years ago. Alan Freeman was a famous Dorset Artist well known for his wate rcolour pictures of the local villages and places of interest. Hilary is more than happy to give you her local knowledge of places to explore and restaurants to visit. The property is on the famous Heritage Coastline, close to Abbotsbury Swannery and sub-tropical gardens. The area is abundant with little tea rooms offering the famous Dorset apple cake. The area is outstanding with stunning views of the bay, Portland and Weymouth Harbour. Weymouth beach boasts of one of the safest beaches for children with perfect golden sands and the old seaside town on Weymouth. There is a fast train to London Waterloo and Heathrow Airport.

I love this little cottage, it used to be our home, with many happy memories and is full of charter and charm. A home from home You will love it as much as I do. Perfect for the private intimate get away. No one knows you are here. If you wish for a perfect private (away from everyone and phone and communication) this is the perfect place for you.

Hilary Webster purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Hilary Webster chose Dorset

Grooms is small and cosy, the perfect place to unwind from the everyday stresses and strains. Couples love to return after spending their honeymoons here.

What makes this cottage unique

Situated down its own private driveway, with plenty of parking, a nice decking area to sit and enjoy a glass of wine before walking up the drive to the local pub - the Elm Tree. Excellent fresh food cooked to order. Well known for its local fish and local sourced produce.

It has its own micro climate, and benefits from being in the folds of the valley where it is very sheltered.

The pet sheep graze in front of the Lounge window, and the birds and wildlife are in abundance.

3 Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Grooms cottage is a lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has everything you need for your stay. The owner is friendly and helpful. Situated in a peaceful area, Langton Herring village and local pub only a short walk away, very picturesque area. Lots of interesting places to visit, Monkey World, the Swannery-the young had recently hatched close to the walkways, Abbotsbury village has lovely tea rooms and interesting shops especially Dansel Gallery which specialises in contemporary woodwork. Lots of local walks to explore.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I like to think I make it a home from home with everything to make your stay pleasurable and somewhere you would always like to return to. So sorry I could not say farewell to you (only through the door) I was just out of the shower and did not want to frighten you. Thank you for review and hope to see you again one day.
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Lovely little cottage, clean and owner very helpful.

  • 3 of 5

Certainly peaceful and away from it all. The owner was very helpul and did all she could to make our stay comfortable. Little extras for our arrival were much appreciated. This was a Winter stay and it took a while to warm up, once there it was nice and cosy.

If there had been a photgraph of the bedroom in the literature we would probably not have picked this location. It was a little awkward getting down the side of the bed, you have to bend your back. For my wife with back issues this was not the best. A stand up shower would also been better. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you found the cottage bedroom was a little difficult for your wife. There is a photograph of the bedroom on the photograph page (no. 3) of the bedroom showing the slope of the eaves. There is nothing I can do to change the height of the bedroom ceiling. Once you are in the very comfortable 5' bed this issue does not to worry to many of my previous guests. Likewise there is a shower on the bath, but the slope of the ceiling of the bathroom does not allow for a stand up shower. Thank you for your kind comments about the cottage.
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5

A delightful cottage, peaceful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for a get away from it all break. Well equipped and very clean. The owner was very welcoming and there were thoughtful extras to make our stay very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Grooms is small and cosy, the perfect place to unwind from the everyday stresses and strains. Couples love to return after spending their honeymoons here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Elm Tree Inn at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Poole, Bournemouth at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Chickerell at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Weymouth at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Dorchester at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Kings Arms, Portesham at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Bournemouth at 35 Miles Nearest Beach : Weymouth at 6 Miles Car: recommended

Walking distance to the famous Chesil beach, but only 6 miles from Weymouth and 9 miles from Dorchester.

Plenty of walks to take in the stunning views of Abbotsbury and surrounding areas along the coastal path. The Elm Tree public house is a short walk into the village, next door to the Norman church of St. Peter. The Fleet Lagoon famous for the Abbotsbury Swannery, and subtropical gardens is approximately 1 mile down a country bridleway.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
£700
 
 
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£450
 
 
October
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£450
 
 
November
4 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£450
 
 
December
2 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£450
 
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

The nightly rate is based on 2 guests staying.
There is a security deposit of £50 payable to the owner on arrival which is returned within 3 days after check on property has been done.
Heating is on a timer, and if the heating is required outside of these hours an additional rate will apply. Price on request on enquiry. The first basket of logs is free, but a £5 charge thereafter. Guests are requested to supply their own kindling and firelighters. If guests book the cottage outside the U.K. and then cancel, the deposit money paid to the owner will be returned in full minus the Bank Transfer Fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Situated down its own private driveway, with plenty of parking, a nice decking area to sit and enjoy a glass of wine before walking up the drive to the local pub - the Elm Tree. Excellent fresh food cooked to order. Well known for its local fish and local sourced produce. It has its own micro climate, and benefits from being in the folds of the valley where it is very sheltered. The pet sheep graze in front of the Lounge window, and the birds and wildlife are in abundance.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • The ideal location if you want to chill out and relax in the peace and quiet of this old cottage and its private location