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Village Country Cottage, Excellent family facilities inc garden, woodburner

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Cottage in Blackford, Nr. Sherborne. 4 beds, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7+ - Lovely Village Location, Easy Access From London, Central - Ideal For Walks, Sea, Historic Houses

Kingfisher Cottage - Country cottage in style of barn conversion with a sunny garden in a small village. Fully modernised while retaining features - fireplace, woodburner, exposed beams. Modern features inc underfloor heating (downstairs), CH radiators upstairs, double oven and ceramic hob, pressurised hot water. The garden provides a lovely setting to relax with a tranquil stream, sun loungers, BBQ, table/chairs, lawn (ideal for children). There are walks, historic houses, Jurassic coast and other places of interest within easy reach. With renowned pubs and restaurants in the area that provide something for everyone - from quaint to modern! With easy access to north coast (Somerset and Devon) and south coast (Jurassic coast of Dorset, Devon etc) and under one hour from Weymouth - site of Olympics 2012 sailing - there are sandy beaches, quiet coves, great walks and more!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Tim & Alison look forward to welcoming you to Kingfisher Cottage.

We meet all our guests on your arrival and will do our best to ensure you have the perfect holiday!

Do email or phone us if you would like any information or have any questions.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

2012

Jan: We all enjoyed a fantastic long weekend..... The cottage is so comfortable and cozy yet modern in all the right places. We shall no doubt return again.



Feb: Perfect escape. We had an amazing, relaxed weekend away and could not be happier with the lovely warm welcome!



Feb : Words fail to articulate the luxury and glory that is Chapel Cottage!



June: Once again a month of sheer bliss in the cottage. We love the "home away from home" feeling of being here



July: Wow! What a beautiful cottage!



Aug: Very relaxing. Has been a great base for the Olympic Sailing in Weymouth.....



Aug: One of the very best! ... had a great time and the facilities you laid on for us were excellent. Loved the freshly laid eggs! Will recommend.



Aug: The cottage is the best we have ever stayed in and we are sad to be going home so soon!



During 2012: We have enjoyed having guests from all over the UK, Spain, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and more!



see website for more
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Location

From the Owner

The cottage has been in our family since built in 1997 and has been lovingly further modernised and updated in recent years. Fully modernised while retaining features such as fireplace, woodburner, exposed beams as well as oak stairs. Modern features inc underfloor heating (downstairs), CH radiators upstairs, double oven, ceramic hob, pressurised hot water, power showers etc. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms as well as large 'farmhouse' kitchen together with large lounge/dining room there is plenty of space for a great holiday. The garden provides a lovely setting to relax with a tranquil stream, sun loungers, BBQ, table/chairs, lawn (ideal for children) ..... The village has around 35 houses and a lovely church.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

With easy access to north coast (Somerset & Devon) & south coast (Jurassic coast of Dorset, Devon etc) and under one hour driving from Weymouth - site of Olympics 2012 sailing - there are sandy beaches, quiet coves, great walks and more! Includes Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove, Studland, West Bay, Weston Super Mare, etc. Along the Jurassic coast you can look for fossils, go rock pooling, paddling and swimming. Boat trips & Channel Islands (Guernsey or Jersey) – Condor Seacat runs from Weymouth.

Travel:

Car is highly recommended. Airports in around 1 hour include Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, Bournemouth. Airports in around 2 hours include Gatwick & Heathrow

Ferries from Poole, Weymouth. Trains from London Paddington to Castle Cary & Waterloo to Sherborne.

Distances:

Sherborne 7m, Wincanton 4m. Within 30 mins: The Bath and West Show/Showground. The Fleet Air Arm Museum. Haynes Motor Museum, Hauser & Wurth,

Longleat. Sherborne Abbey and Wells Cathedral. Glastonbury and Glastonbury Tor Clarks Village, Street. Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

Ham Hill Country Park.

Within 60 mins: Bath and Bristol. Salisbury and the Cranborne Chase. Cheddar Gorge. Stonehenge. Wookey Hole and Cheddar Caves Dorchester. The Tank Museum, Abbotsbury Swannery. Monkey World.

Further Details:

Information pack on arrival with supermarkets and other information. Shops in Sherborne, Yeovil, Wincanton, Castle Cary etc. An online shopping delivery can be accepted on the day of your arrival by arrangement

National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby include: Montacute. Stourhead. Tintinhull. Lytes Cary. Barrington Court. Glastonbury

Sherborne Castle.

Cycle Routes & Walks: Alfreds Tower (folly, wooded, superb views). Camelot (Ancient Hill Fort at South Cadbury). Ham Hill. Leland Trail (and cycle route). Somerset Levels. Somerset website (various walks/cycle routes).

Local good food pubs: Camelot, 2m, South Cadbury. Kings Arms, 2m, Charlton Horethorne. Mitre Inn, 6m, Sandford Orcas. Montague Inn, 4m, Shepton Montague. The Old Inn, 2m, Holton. Queens Arms, 3m, Corton Denham. Red Lion, 8m, Babcary . Stapleton Arms, 7m, Buckhorn Weston. Stags Head, 3m, Yarlington .

Local Restaurants: At The Chapel, 7m, Bruton. Capozzolis, 10m, Ilchester. The Green, 7m, Sherborne. Little Barwick House, 9m, Barwick. Paprika Indian Restaurant, 7m, Sherborne. Plumber Manor, 15m, Sturminster Newton. Rajpoot Tandoori, 7m, Sherborne.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
28 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Rate 2
17 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£990
 
 
Rate 3
5 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Rate 7
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£795
 
 
Rate 8
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£695
 
 
Rate 9
8 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£990
 
 
Rate 10
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£695
 
 
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£895
 
 
Rate 5
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£990
 
 
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 7 nights
£1,090
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£895
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A well-behaved dog is allowed by prior arrangement. Strictly no smoking in the cottage. Refundable breakages deposit of £200 required prior to arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection). 40% of rental fee due on booking to secure booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Booking form will be provided with full T&C or downloadable from owners website. dorset-somerset-holiday-cottages.co.uk

Changeover Day:
English-speaking owners on arrival & on hand to answer any questions and ensure your stay is pleasurable. Normal changeover is Saturday - other days possible. Check-in is after 2pm on the day of arrival. Checkout is by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices from £595 to £1090 per week.

Short breaks are also possible outside peak weeks. Weekend rates are available out of peak season (2 nights minimum normally) - but feel free to contact us whatever your needs!

Weekends can be Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun or Fri/Sat/Sun etc

Check for weekend rates from £250 - £350 for 2 nights or £350 - £450 for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage is beautifully renovated to provide modern facilities while retaining all its charm. Chapel Cottage is located in a no through road with only 3 houses beyond - so with almost no traffic in the lane you can truly 'get away from it all'. Blackford has a lovely church and there are walks, historic houses, Jurassic coast and other places of interest within easy reach. There are renowned pubs and restaurants in the area that provide something for everyone - from quaint to modern!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite to Bed 1
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite to bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Family bathroom
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, downstairs cloakroom with toilet and basin
  • 3 upstairs bathrooms. 2 ensuite to bedrooms and 1 faily bathroom. Additional cloakroom toilet downstairs

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, full size bunk beds
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 - 10 (4 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower. Bed 2 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower. Has single futon as well Bed 3 - twin/double. 2 (3') full size single beds or double Superking (zip link) Bed 4 - Single bed Comfortable, C/H, carpets. Travel cot Double futon/sofa bed in lounge

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A well-behaved dog is allowed by prior arrangement. Strictly no smoking in the cottage. With stream sensible precautions should be taken with babies/toddlers. Dog or baby sitters often available by arrangement An online shopping delivery can be accepted on the day of your arrival by arrangement. Outside: The sunny garden is mostly laid out to lawns leading down to a tranquil stream. The stream is normally a few inches deep. Apple and other trees provide a wonderful country setting and shade - if required! In front of the cottage is a traditional stone patio facing onto the garden. Tables, chairs, sun loungers, parasols, gas and charcoal BBQs etc are all provided to make your stay a pleasure! With stream sensible precautions should be taken with babies/toddlers. There is driveway parking up to 3 cars and additional space nearby in the lane. Utility Room: Washing machine. Tumble dryer facilities Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are included and will be changed on request after one week or between guests. Cleaning is also weekly on request and between guests. Other: French windows lead to the patio & garden from lounge. Back door from kitchen to patio & garden. Underfloor heating & exposed beams. Oak stairs.

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