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Beautiful rustic cottages. Pet friendly, private gardens & friendly farm animals - Orchard Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

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Property

Updated: 27-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Orchard Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Orchard Cottage, 2 double bedrooms, sleeps 5 (+1)

Pretty old stone cottage, very spacious, cosy and comfortable.

Private fenced garden, safe for dogs/children.

Large conservatory with toilet and basin.

Bedroom 1

King-size bed, high quality mattress, luxury designer bed linen

Ensuite family bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet, basin. (bathroom shared with bedroom 2)

TV, DVD player.

Bedroom 2, very large,wooden floor.

King-size bed, high quality mattress, and luxury designer linen

Single 3ft bed.

Ensuite family bathroom; bath, separate shower, toilet,basin.(shared with bedroom 1)

TV, DVD player.

The conservatory leads to the very spacious Living Room which has plenty of comfortable seating and a table and chairs.

wooden floor boards, an exposed stone wall.

Large flat screen TV, and DVD player.

SKY TV, including SKY Sports/Movies channels

Radio/Hi-Fi.

New fitted kitchen, oven, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, cafetiere

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About the property

E8880

Broadwindsor is a popular,historic conservation village, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is characterised by beautiful rolling hills, and pretty villages. It is a haven for walkers ; there are many walks direct from the cottages including Lewesdon Hill (the highest point in Dorset). Dogs are welcome too. There is a friendly pub; The White Lion, and a renowned Craft centre, with a restaurant, Village Store, play park and 12th century church. The three cottages are located within the grounds of West Hill House. Beautifully restored high quality accommodation with original rustic features throughout. Numerous animals on site including Pot Bellied pigs, Pigmy goats, sheep and lambs in spring.The beautiful town of Lyme Regis with a wonderful sandy beach is 20 mins drive away. All cottages have private fenced gardens and private parking. The cottages are highly recommended by our guests who return year after year. ## PLEASE SEE OUR MANY EXCELLENT REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR ##

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

JOHN LEADER
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About JOHN LEADER

We live a few miles away in Broadwindsor and run 3 other holiday cottages which are very popular.

There is a small holding with numerous friendly farm animals including Pot Bellied pigs, pygmy goats, sheep and miniature horses.

Guests at Albert Cottage are very welcome to visit and pet the animals.

We continually improve update the cottages so that they are of a high standard and your holiday is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

We hope to provide an enjoyable holiday experience. We try to cater for individual and family needs, and wherever possible we will try to accommodate specific requests.

Why JOHN LEADER chose Lyme Regis and West Dorset

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What makes this cottage unique

When we moved in, in May 2006, the properties needed some immediate substantial repairs.The origins of the house are uncertain, but the main house originates from at least the 17th Century, and possibly earlier. Orchard Cottage is an extension to the main house and The Bothy was an old coach house and stable, with hay loft above. They are both at least 200 years old.

The main house which was originally thatched, is of stone construction, the brick facia at the front was added approximately 150 years ago. The two new houses to the left of West Hill House were built on what was originally the walled vegetable garden for the house.

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Deposit £150 payable by internet banking or cheque

Changeover Day:
Friday change-over, we welcome guests from 3pm, please vacate by 10.30am on departure.

Notes on prices:
Discounts for repeat bookings; 10% in school holidays, 20% all other periods

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

london
5

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I step into the cottage I smile, it truly is a home from home, stone and wood floors, traditional furniture perfectly mixed with comfortable beds, powerful showers and Sky TV. The welcoming pack of tea, coffee, milk, biscuits are a lovely and pleasant surprise. Although we stayed for a couple of days last summer it is still fun to explore and each room has its own special feel, mixing the traditional with modern comfort. Outside my 10 yr old daughter makes quick and renewed friendship with the three goats at the bottom of the private garden.

The cottage is picture perfect, as is the village of Broadwindsor. A pub, a community general store, a craft centre and café all a short walk from the cottage. Lewesdon Hill, the highest in Dorset is opposite the entrance to the cottage and is well worth an afternoon stroll to discover a magical wood and breathtaking views across Dorset.

David and Elaine the owners manage to strike the right balance of being there when you need them, but leaving you to your own space and time.

West Bay is about 20 minutes drive away, a pebbly beach and golden cliff familiar to anyone who watched Broadchurch. Crabbing around the harbour is a great way to spend a late afternoon, early evening. Lyme Regis is within easy reach. A traditional English seaside resort pretty shops, cafes and a local brewery lead down to a lovely bay, safe to paddle and swim.

David, Elaine, Ryan, Rosie and Barley the dog give you a big booming welcome when you arrive, it puts a smile on your face and it doesn't leave until its time to go home - still there is always next year...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kent
5

Wonderful Cottage, Wonderful Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

"Wonderful Cottage, Wonderful Hosts, Wonderful Holiday"

We knew when we booked Orchard Cottage for our one week stay that it was going to be special, but wow it was even better than the pictures. On arrival we were welcomed by Elaine and Barley, the family's gorgeous dog. Elaine showed us into the cottage, where she had left some wonderful biscuits, tea and milk which were much appreciated after our long journey. We arrived on 5th July at the start of the heatwave, but the house stayed lovely and cool with all the windows open. Sadly the conservatory was too hot to sit in so we did not make use of this, but this wasn't a problem as the garden is just so lovely and peaceful to sit in. Our 16 month old dog Pebbles saw the garden as one big adventure. We made the most of the sunshine and went out every day - so many places to visit within an hour of the cottage. Thank you David for recommending Burton Bradstock, a lovely stretch of beach where we could take Pebbles, and to Elaine for telling us about Forde Abbey and Gardens; I had read about the latter and had dismissed this but after speaking to Elaine we decided to visit and we are so glad we did - such beautiful gardens. We could not go in the house as dogs were not permitted, but we all enjoyed the gardens. What a gem, and only 15 mins drive form the cottage. We went to Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Portland Lighthouse, Seatown to name a few of the places we visited, Tired at the end of each day out, we returned to our home from home to have a wonderful shower - the water pressure was fantastic. Finally we would collapse into the most comfortable bed giving a good nights sleep ready for the following days adventure. We hope to visit again next year and we know come rain or shine we will have another brilliant time at Orchard cottage. Thank you again Elaine and David for being excellent hosts. We really did have a 5 star holiday at your cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : White Lion Pub, Broadwindsor at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Bridport Golf Club at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Crewkerhne at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : West Bay at 8 Miles Car: recommended

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 300m from the cottage.

The Landlord Richard and Kate are the very friendly and there is a welcoming village atmosphere.

The pub serves great food and a good selection of beverages. On Fridays the pub serves either an authentic curry, woodfired delicious pizzas or steak night on alternate Fridays. (booking advisable).

Walkers and well behaved 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 many delightful walks along well marked footpaths including Lewesdon Hill, owned by the National Trust, the highest hill in Dorset. From the summit are wonderful views. Also in walking distance is Pilsdon Pen an ancient hill fort; from the summit are spectacular views.

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 fascinating history. and a thriving art and music culture. It has all the facilities of a small town including the renowned Electric Palace; a beautiful Listed old theatre, Bridport Art Centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

In the historic back streets of Bridport, St Michaels Trading Estate can be found. There are an abundance of units selling antique furniture, Art and collectables.

Bridport has numerous charming pubs, several of which often have live music. There is an array of cafes and restaurants; many of which are highly commended for their delicious locally sourced food.

There are several large supermarkets in Bridport including Waitrose, Morrisons, Lidl and Co-Op

The charming fishing harbour of West Bay 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 incredibly beautiful and historic Customs House has recently been re-opened to the public and it is now a fascinating collection of units selling all sorts of antiques, quirky collectables and wonderful gifts.

There is also an area to relax and soak up the unique atmosphere.

The renowned town of Lyme Regis is about 25 minutes drive from the cottage, 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. Lyme Regis offers a host of other activities for all ages and interests.

The back streets of Lyme Regis are full of character and history and there is a working mill where a fascinating tour is available.

There is abundance of wonderful places to eat and drink and there are numerous interesting shops to wander around too.

The fascinating historic County town of Dorchester is about 30 mins drive. So much to see and do, full of charm and character.

Coast/Beach:

Lyme Regis 20 min away

Sandy beach, pebbly beach, dog beach, rockpools,crabbing, fossils, crazy golf, Town Mill. Something for everyone, a wonderful, beautiful place to visit. Perfect for children to swim in the sea.

West Bay, near Bridport, 20 min away

Small, quaint fishing port and beach with shale, and pebbles. fishing, crabbing, boat trips.

Burton Bradstock; Hive Beach, near Bridport.

Weymouth, 50 min away

Beer and Sidmouth , 30 min away

Distances:

Train Stations;

Nearest train station; Crewkerne 15 mins drive

Dorchester 30 mins drive

Facilities

From the Owner

When we moved in, in May 2006, the properties needed some immediate substantial repairs.The origins of the house are uncertain, but the main house originates from at least the 17th Century, and possibly earlier. Orchard Cottage is an extension to the main house and The Bothy was an old coach house and stable, with hay loft above. They are both at least 200 years old. The main house which was originally thatched, is of stone construction, the brick facia at the front was added approximately 150 years ago. The two new houses to the left of West Hill House were built on what was originally the walled vegetable garden for the house.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Hob ...

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Family bathroom, ensuite; shared by bedroom 1 and 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Toilet and basin in conservatory
  • The family bathroom is spacious and has a walk-in powerful shower, small bath, toilet and basin

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1, King size bed, quality pocket sprung mattress - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Accessed via stairs from breakfast/dining room
  • Bedroom 2, king size bed and single 3ft bed - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Accessed via stairs from living room
  • Bedroom 1 has lovely wooden floorboards and is spacious with lovely views over the garden and surrounding countryside. There is a king size bed with a high quality comfortable mattress. There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, clock radio, TV and DVD player. Door to ensuite family bathroom which is shared with bedroom 2( 'Jack and Jill 'style) Bedroom 2 is a very large room with rustic wooden floorboards. There is a king size bed with a high quality comfortable mattress. There is also a 3ft single bed. The ensuite family bathroom is shared with bedroom 2, as explained above. There is space for a cot and a further single mattress on the floor if required. There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, cupboards, sink with mirror, TV, DVD player, clock radio.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All cottages have constant hot water and heating included in price. Shared use of tumble dryer. Minimum of 2 nights in low season Dogs welcome, £20 each wi-fi £10 per week Bed Linen, tea towels, oven gloves, shower mat, washing up equipment/liquid, dishwasher tablets, loo rolls provided. Personal towels not provided (unless travelling from overseas) Welcome tray; tea and biscuits provide on arrival. Information folder and OS maps provided. All double beds have high quality pocket sprung mattresses Single beds in Hursey Gate Stables have high quality pocket sprung beds. Outside: All cottages have their own private fenced gadens and there is also access into the large communal gardens and paddock. Hursey Gate Stables is very private and overlooks the paddock. The Bothy and Orchard Cottage both border the pygmy goat pen. There is a large trampoline with safety enclosure and slide in the communal gardens. Each cottage has garden furniture, parasol and BBQ. SAFETY NOTE; THERE IS A STREAM WHICH BORDERS THE COMMUNAL GARDEN, YOUNG CHILDREN MUST NOT BE LEFT UN-SUPERVISED

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