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

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
MELANIE HAMMICK
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About MELANIE HAMMICK

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

Why MELANIE HAMMICK chose Lyme Regis and West Dorset

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hooke in Beaminster

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
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
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom with bath/shower over
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with Super Kingsize Bed (can be split in to twin beds)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming and comfortable 1 Bedroom Cottage In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beaut
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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5

Beautiful location, tasteful decor and fully equipped. Perfect venue for a romantic break for two!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, idyllic spot, and much more spacious than photos suggest. Very comfortable and well equipped with great attention to detail throughout. Nice warm bathroom, powerful shower and heated towel rail. Queen-sized bed with lovely soft duvet and lots of wardrobe space. Cosy living area which is triple aspect so very light and airy. French doors lead into garden with stunning views. Melanie, the owner, was on hand, if needed, and seems to have thought of everything - including the delicious tin of homemade flapjacks, (hoping for the recipe!) Beautiful village location, with lots of excellent local walks and great pubs nearby. We couldn't fit it all in to our five days so looking forward to a return visit in the Autumn or Spring. Definitely one of the best places we've stayed on all counts. Strongly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, thank you so much for that really lovely review. I really appreciate the time you took to write it and I am so glad you had a happy time here. I missed you to give you my flapjack recipe, so will send it by email! I look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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5

Calm and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for somewhere to stay far from the madding crowd in Thomas Hardy country look no further thanThe Little House.

We stayed for a week with Nelly our golden retriever and had a lovely time exploring this most beautiful part of Dorset. Chocolate box villages, usually with welcoming pubs.

Then home to The Little House to hear the ducks on the pond, owls hooting in the tree outside and then woken by the cockerel in the morning ready for another day.

Well equipped with everything you need with the most comfy bed we've ever slept in. Thanks Melanie. Nelly also says thanks for letting her barge in and see you whenever she fancied popping in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rose, thank you so much for writing such a lovely and poetic review! It was a pleasure to have you both (and Nelly) to stay. Thank you for leaving The Little House in such good order and for your note in the flapjack tin!!
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3

Quite location. Compact but ideal for 2. Not quite ready when we arrived but warm welcome nonetheles

  • 3 of 5

Comfy and homely, only downside was expecting an oven, as per details, but turned out to be convection microwave.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage. Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Charming area of Dorset. The cottage had everything you needed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely ' little cottage'. Perfect host and setting. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning some time in the future

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful quiet stay with a friendly helpful service

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Melanie for our minimoon for three nights at the end of August! On arrival we were two hours early but everything was in place she Melanie was happy to show us round. The lodge is beautiful and the perfect size for two people and a dog! All the amenities you need are there including some homemade flapjacks and tea bags. We went straight out for a walk in the idyllic woods recommended by Melanie a short walk away. On our way back we asked about local pubs and places to visit which she advised us on three lovely pubs. We did the Jurassic coast with its gorgeous beaches the next day! The local town of Beamister is very cute and a nice place to explore for a morning!

Overall the accommodation was spotless and it had everything we needed from an ironing board to maps and books of the local area!

We have already said we would like to come back in a few years time! Thank you so much Melanie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you here and I look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hooke, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
LATE AUTUMN/WINTER 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£90
for 1 night
From
£90
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£380
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£575
 
 
WINTER 1/10/17 - 31/3/18
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£80
for 1 night
From
£80
£380
£650
 
 
EASTER
31 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£430
 
 
EARLY SPRING 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£100
for 1 night
From
£100
£390
 
 
MAY BANK HOLIDAY 2018
4 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£460
 
 
SPRING 2018
12 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£420
 
 
MAY BANK HOIDAY 2018
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£460
 
 
EARLY SUMMER 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£450
 
 
SUMMER
8 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£550
 
 
SUMMER HOLS 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
£590
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£100
for 1 night
From
£100
£390
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

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

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