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Country House, own grounds, parking, seclusion, views, ideal family groups.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

En-suite rooms, quiet rural location, 30 mins walk to coast, 5 min drive to Lulworth Cove

Please note that weekly bookings between March and mid-October.start from 4pm on Fridays and short breaks between March and mid-October are only bookable within two months of the arrival date.

Limekiln is located in an elevated position between East Chaldon and Winfrith Newburgh and four miles from Lulworth Cove. The house is about 250 yards from the lane along a bridleway with access for cars as far as the house.There are no neighbours or traffic nearby, makng the house and garden very peaceful. The house overlooks a rural valley with wonderful views across Dorset. The bridleway continues past the house through peaceful grass valleys and fields to the Jurassic Coast near Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, less than an hour's walk, or by car in just over 5 minutes. There is a large gravel car park in the garden and the house has floodlights all round for security and barbecuing.. The one acre garden is mainly terraced lawns enclosed by trees and hedges offering privacy. The house is set among farmland used for growing cereals plus sheep and cattle grazing. Deer, badgers, rabbits, foxes and dozens of birds frequent the area and garden. It's the perfect place to relax, enjoy the view and to explore Lulworth Cove, Monkey World, the Tank Museum, the Jurassic Coast, Durdle Door and the Purbecks. The sea-side town of Weymouth and the county town of Dorchester are both about ten miles away.There are two double and two twin rooms, all en-suite, on the first floor. There is one double on the ground floor with a private bathroom. A modern single folding bed is also available making eleven sleeping places in total. A soft cot is also available. All double beds are king-size or larger. two bedrooms have full sized baths as well as shower facilities. The sitting room has ample seating on five sofas and the separate dining room seats twelve at a large Devonshire table. The ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users, please ask for details.The house is fully centrally heated with a wood burning fire in the sitting room for the colder months. There is a flat screen TV with DVD player in each bedroom and a smart 42 inch TV and DVD player in the sitting room. A stereo and radio player is located in the sitting room and is switchable to the dining room, kitchen and patio as required. Towels and hairdryers are provided in all bedrooms.The large kitchen is fully equipped, there are two dishwashers, a tumble drier, commercial microwave and washing machine in the utility area. There is also a back kitchen area overlooking the rear lawn and patio with sliding doors with a table and chairs for up to six people.

Trish Foote
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Trish Foote

We lived at Limekiln for sixteen years. We are based in the area and enjoy travelling around the uK and Europe. We stay at Limekiln when it is not in use to get together with family and friends and to carry out maintenance work. We enjoy the uniquely friendly local community and the village pub, The Sailors Return, where we catch up with local friends and acquaintances. The house is still a lived-in and loved home and not an empty shell like some holiday homes we have stayed at!

Trish Foote purchased this house in 1999

Why Trish Foote chose Dorset

We lived in Lulworth for fifteen years and found Limekiln by chance.We loved the location, atmosphere and outlook. A warm late summer day and there was a lady painter in a huge straw hat with an artist's easel on the lawn painting the view. Magic. The owner was a lovely lady called Petal Allen who had been an actress. As soon as we said we'd like to buy the house, she took it off the market on trust and said she wanted us to have it..We still love the outlook, the peace and quiet and the peaceful country walks to the coast and Lulworth Cove through the delightful grassy valleys.

What makes this house unique

The direct access to the countryside and coast, the absence of traffic and neighbours, the peace and quiet, make Limekiln House quite unique in this busy seasonal tourist area. The location offers easy access to all of Dorset from the A354 and locally to Lulworth Cove, the Tank Museum, Monkey World, the Purbecks and Hardy's Dorset.

Ideally placed for day trips to Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage, Weymouth, Dorchester, Portland, Abbotsbury Swannery and Lyme Regis.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place to celebrate 70th birthday with the family. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Oct 2016
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Magical Christmas at Limekiln House

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful family Christmas at Limekiln House and cannot recommend it highly enough. There were eleven of us ranging from almost 2 to 85 and every one of us had a lovely time.

The house is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Each bedroom has its own ensuite and all the beds are so comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a huge Christmas dinner which we could serve up to all 11 of us in comfort in the lovely dining room.

Everything we could possibly need was there – even including a little sink with its own shower to wash two muddy little dogs in the utility room.

They, like us, loved the amazing walks right on our doorstep and they enjoyed a dip in the sea at Lulworth Cove on Christmas day. The gardens and surrounding fields are full of wild life. A little group of partridges visited the garden on most days coming right up to the house.

The Sailor’s Return is a lovely pub within walking distance. The food and ale were excellent and we were always made very welcome.

Trish and Rob who own Limekiln know how to make you feel at home - I wish it were our home. Thank you both of you for all the little extra touches like the lovely Christmas decorations and the welcome provisions.

As I said before this is a wonderful place for a family holiday and we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carole for your glowing comments! Rob and I love being at Limekiln too and we're delighted that you all enjoyed your Christmas there. We added the hand shower last year especially for dogs and we're glad that it was useful to you. A big 'thank you' from us to you all for taking such good care of the house during your stay and best wishes to you and your family for a Happy New Year and a wonderful 2015. Kind regards Trish and Rob.
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Fabulous Family Break

  • 5 of 5

Limekiln was wonderful, so quiet and peaceful. Well equipped with everything you need; particularly loved the outdoor area which has a large table and ample seating. We spent lots of time sitting outside in the sun as the nature came to us. Deer in the lower fields, buzzards overhead and a mass of small birds feeding in the garden. Very comfortable for all 9 adults that enjoyed our family get together. We also found the location very accessible to any of the beautiful places to visit on the Dorset coastline. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Limekiln House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Limekiln House. Everything you could have needed was there, and it adequately catered for the whole family. The listing description was very accurate, and the property was immaculately clean and well maintained.

The owner was excellent, with much information and maps about the surrounding area. The house is an excellent centre, with easy access to many places. As wer had young family with us, wer visited Monkey World which far exceeded our expectations.

In fact the whole place exceeded our expectations, and we would certainly recommend it to anyone. Very many thanks to all concerned.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments; Rob and I try to make Limekiln as comfortable as possible and it's rewarding to know we're on the right track. Thank you too for leaving the house in such a clean and tidy condition! Trish.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
6 Jan 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
bank Holiday Week
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas / New year
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please enquire for short breaks which are usually available within two months of your planned arrival date.
Three and four day breaks are charged daily at 20% of the full weekly rate.
Five day breaks are charged at 90%weekly rate..
Full amount plus security deposit £150 to be paid when reserving.
When a request is made for a reservation, we will email Terms and Conditions.
When the deposit payment has been cleared, a confirmation receipt will be sent together with the schedule for the balance payment and comprehensive information about the house, access and local information.
A confirmation receipt will be sent when the balance and the security fee have been cleared.
The Security Deposit will be refunded within one week of the leaving date subject to the Terms and Conditions.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally on a Friday. This may be flexible. Arrival is from 4.00 pm on a Friday and departure by 10.00 am on the day of departure.
Please enquire for 3 day or 4 day breaks.
Christmas / New Year dates may be negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dorchester in West Country

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Room 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , wash basin
    Room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin
    Room 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , wash basin
    Room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin
    Room 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin
    Hall toilet - Toilet , wash basin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 first floor double - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite shower, wash-basin, w.c.
    Bedroom 4 first floor twin - 2 Single Bed , en-suite shower, wash-basin, w.c.
    Bedroom 5 ground floor double - 1 Large Double Bed , private bathroom opposite (shower, wash-basin, w.c.)
    Bedroom 1 first floor twin - 2 Single Bed , en-suite bath, shower over, wash-basin, w.c.
    Bedroom 3 first floor double - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , double aspect, en-suite bath, shower, wash-basin, w.c
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a tuned upright piano in the sitting-room.. The garden is securely enclosed except on the top edge which is a thick bramble patch. Deer (stags) frequent the adjacent bramble field and occasionally venture into the garden along with badgers, rabbits and a large variety of birds.

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