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Charming and comfortable 1 Bedroom Cottage In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beaut

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
1 bedroom Cottage in Hooke, West Dorset - Peaceful Rural Location, 7 Miles From The Jurassic Coast

The Little House, set in the grounds of the owner's home, is south facing with lovely long views. Situated on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Higher Hooke, this extremely comfortable and stylish cottage is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of West Dorset. Catch the last of the sun in the evening garden. Sit out around the fire under the the night sky and listen to the owls calling. A good bed is essential. Most of our previous guests have commented on how comfortable ours is and the feather and down duvet and decent quality linen will assure you of a good night's sleep. There is ample wardrobe space too. In the bathroom, the oval basin, set in a marble top, came from a local manor house. There is masses of hot water and a powerful shower. The simple wooden panelled kitchen is well equipped. Double doors open out on to the terrace. Hooke is a very small village comprising of a cluster of houses, a couple of farms and a church. There are so many walks from your door. In 5 minutes you can be in beautiful Hooke Woods, home to the Architectural Associations Woodland School. Or wend your way past the wood and down through the Mapperton valley, timeless and beautiful, with a lovely cafe at Mapperton House to reward your efforts. Head east, and you reach Powerstock Common and Kingcombe; ancient landscapes, dramatic views. A 15 minute drive gets you to the coast.

WEEKLY BOOKINGS RUN FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in this area for over 30 years and can't imagine wanting to live anywhere else!

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Speaks English, French

7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Gorgeous little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Charming property, with everything you need. Very comfortable and homely. Melanie is on hand should you need her (with a jug of milk, for example!) and is really lovely and so were the homemade flapjacks that greeted us! Would definitely go back, gorgeous little house in a lovely part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope to see you again.
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The Netherlands
5

beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very beautiful and clean. the garden is also very nice and our dog liked it too. Melanie was very helpfull to us, we would like to stay here again. We went to Weymouth and Lyme regis, realy nice places to visit. Thank you Melanie for your help and nice flap jags. paula

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Paula It was a pleasure to have you here! Thank you so much for your lovely review and I hope you make it back again one day soon. Best wishes Melanie
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Canberra ACT Austalia
5

Perfect idyll

  • 5 of 5

Now that I've found this delightful rural retreat I doubt I'll ever want to stay anywhere else in Dorset again. I lived there for a month (in May 2016) and I'm already working out when I can get back for another holiday; I’m sure there's magic in the air. Not only is it a perfect idyll to enjoy the passing of the days - to walk and bask and rest - it's also the ideal base to visit the coast and Dorset countryside. The walks and views around Hooke are breathtaking and as for The Little House itself, not only did it meet my expectations, it far exceeded them. The description and photos in the listing are accurate in every way but it's the little extras that aren't mentioned that make it a home-from-home: everything from cotton balls and a first aid kit in the bathroom to the kitchen supplies - tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt&pepper, olive oil and even cling wrap, paper towels, snap-lock bags, dishwashing liquid - all make for a comfortable worry-free stay. All you have to bring is your own foodstuffs. Melanie, the owner, is discreetly there in the main house if you need her but does not intrude; she is unfailingly pleasant and helpful (and I found her to be compassionate, too) and responds promptly to any questions or problems. Five stars is not enough! I recommend the Little House unreservedly - even though by doing so it might mean it’s booked out so far ahead I can't get in again ...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We used The Little House as a base for a family wedding. It was perfect, the hosts were accommodating and The Little House is light and airy, a home from home. It seems bigger than the photos appear. Everything you need is provided and we enjoyed the homemade flapjacks. We plan to return, as the location is near family and is ideal for exploring the local area. We highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Norfolk, UK
5

WONDERFUL LITTLE HOYSE

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little house, very clean and welcoming and a lovely comfortable bed. The location is perfect, rural and peaceful but we were still able to visit most of the places of interest without driving too far. Melanie works very hard to make her guests feel at home and it was much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage and greart rural setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely little house for the bank holiday weekend, it is great, really new and spotlessly clean.Tastefully furnished but very comfortable, lovely comfy bed !! We were made to feel really welcome by the owner, Melanie, and the cottage had nice little extras included like home made flapjacks !! and soap, washing up accessories etc. It is in a lovely setting and I would not hesitate to recomend it to anyone, it is just right for touring around Dorset.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue Thank you for writing such a glowing review! It is lovely to get such positive feedback and a real pleasure to know you had such a good time.
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Location

From the Owner

I moved to Hooke with my 3 children in 2013, having lived for many years on Buckham Down above Beaminster. I had a 'Little House' at my last home, and as it was so popular, decided to build another one here. Having done a lot of work on the house, I am now really enjoying making a garden. I never tire of the landscape. Breathtaking views, such as the one known as 'Heaven's Gate' on the lane between Hooke and Beaminster, and all the wonderful walking, continue to fuel my love affair with this very special part of West Dorset.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Beaminster at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Weymouth at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Bridport at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Crewkerne at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Brassica, Beaminster at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : West Bay at 8 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

7 miles to the Jurassic Coast. Good swimming beaches at West Bay, Eype, Charmouth and Burton Bradstock. Chesil Beach is very popular with sea anglers and writers..

Travel:

A car is recommended, although guests have got the train to Crewkerne and then a taxi here. The local bus service runs twice a week through the village.

Distances:

Beaminster - 3 miles

Bridport - 6 miles

Crewkerne - 9 Miles

West Bay - 7 miles

Lyme Regis - 13 miles

Further Details:

This area has a wealth of good restaurants, including The Riverside at West Bay, the Hive Beach Cafe, Hix Oyster and Fish House, Brassica in Beaminster and the newly opened Seaside Boarding House at Burton Bradstock. Within a 10 minute drive from here, there are 3 award winning pubs, The Three Horseshoes in Powerstock, The Half Moon at Melplash and Winyards Gap.

The nearest shopping is in Beaminster (3 miles). It is a lovely old market town and boasts a really good butcher, baker and green grocers. There is a small supermarket, chemist, post office and cash point. Also lovely for browsing with cafes and great gift shops. Bridport is a really fun town and has a great market every Wednesday and Saturday (local produce, plants, antiques and bric a brac, vintage clothes, crafts). In Crewkerne there is a large Waitrose and a Lidl's. There is a petrol station 2 miles away at Rampisham Down.

We provide our guests with an extensive list of information on all the many activities and places to visit. We are blessed here with the most spectacular bit of coast with fantastic walks and lovely beaches, as well as fossil hunting at Charmouth, the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis, The Fleet and Chesil Beach. The stretch from Exmouth in Devon to Studland in East Dorset has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is, in fact, the only natural W.H.S in the UK. Inland there are a wealth of gardens and houses to visit, pretty villages, hidden valleys and stunning hill top views.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
CHRISTMAS 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
£550
 
 
WINTER 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£90
for 1 night
From
£90
£370
£600
 
 
EARLY SPRING 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£100
for 1 night
From
£100
£485
 
 
SPRING 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£100
for 1 night
From
£100
£400
 
 
EARLY SUMMER 2017
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£485
 
 
SUMMER 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£440
 
 
SUMMER 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£485
 
 
SUMMER 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£525
 
 
SUMMER HOLIDAYS
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£575
 
 
EARLY AUTUMN 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£485
 
 
LATE AUTUMN/WINTER 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£100
for 1 night
From
£100
£380
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£575
 
 
WINTER LET 1/10/17 - 31/3/18
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
30 night minimum stay
£650
for 30 nights
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£90
for 1 night
From
£90
£370
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please book by phone, email, or use the booking form. 50% deposit with booking (BACS or cheque). The balance to be paid in full at least 4 weeks before you arrival

SHORT BREAKS. The price is 2/3rds of the full weeks rent for 3 nights. Extra nights are 10% of the full weeks rent. Mon - Fri breaks - some special offers available. Bank Holiday Weekends - minimum stay 3 nights.

AUGUST 8TH TO AUGUST 14TH 2015 - SUMMER SALE! 6 NIGHTS FOR £380 (RRP £450!)

The Little House is also available for SINGLE NIGHTS (subject to availability) - mon to fri £90, fri and sat £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually on a Saturday.
Arrival from 4 pm, departure by 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Little House is very well situated for accessing all the very many local attractions, yet is off the beaten track. We have aimed to make it a lovely place to come back to after a happy day out, and a peaceful and relaxing place to be, if you just want to take it easy.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom with bath/shower over

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with Super Kingsize Bed (can be split in to twin beds)

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We live next door and will do our best to help - otherwise we will leave you alone to enjoy your holiday! We are happy to have one well behaved dog. Our own dog, Mousie, a Cairn Terrier, is very friendly. Outside: The Little House has it's own private terrace and garden with outdoor table and chairs and a fire bowl. Flower beds and herb garden. Please note that the garden is not dog proof. There is plenty of room to park. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Property is cleaned every week and towels and linen are changed weekly Other: Books, board games, DVDs, maps, WiFi, rugs, handmade soap, tin of home-made flapjack, tea, coffee, tea towels, salt, pepper, olive oil, washing up liquid, hair drier

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