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A Perfect Getaway Holiday Home, Impeccably Stylish, Rustic Luxury

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Beaminster, Dorset, England - Wantsley Cottage

The Space: The Cottage at Wantsley Farm is set in the glorious Dorset countryside, 20 minutes from the Jurassic coast and within walking distance of the beautiful village of Beaminster. You can walk straight from the door across the hills more or less through the set of Far From the Madding Crowd. The cottage is in the grounds of Wantsley Farm, a lovely family farmhouse which has 17 acres of rolling hills and woodland. It has its own patio seating area, and parking space for 2 cars. The house has a kingsize bed in the master bedroom, complete with roll-top bath, and 2 single beds in the other, with a pull out bed for a 5th person. There is a shower room with loo and a separate downstairs loo. Oak floors throughout, exposed beams, a wood-burner stove and French windows make the cottage light and airy in the summer months and delightfully cosy in the winter. There is a patio with table and chairs just outside the sitting room. Due to the close proximity of a thatched roof I'm afraid it's no BBQ's. Home baked fresh bread, eggs, jam and chutney are available from the Farmhouse on request. We can also arrange Photography Courses, Yoga, Silks and Hoop courses, Massage, and in-house Pedicure and Manicure.

Guest Access: Guests have access to the farms fields, the zip wire and streams, the woodland and can walk through the grounds to the local pub in nearby Stoke Abbott. Spare linen will be in the cottage, maid service will be weekly.

Interaction with Guests. Guests can feel welcome to drop in with requests or for local advice, but their privacy is respected in every way.

More Details

Owner
Charlotte Booth
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Charlotte Booth

I'm a jazz/cabaret singer, ex-actress and Aerialist instructor, and something of a coffee nut, so there is always very good coffee to be had here! I am married to a photographer and have two small slightly noisy, but adorable boys. We love to travel with packs on our backs to distant lands with adventure in mind, but love nothing more than walking through the beautiful Dorset countryside we're so lucky to live in. Theatre, books and swimming are what make me tick, when time from running a busy family allows that is. We have a pretty relaxed and laissez faire attitude as befits life in the countryside.

Charlotte Booth purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Charlotte Booth chose Dorset

This little corner of England is very special and dear to us. Away from major motorways we are surrounded by astonishingly beautiful and varied countryside, and stunning coastline of cliffs, beaches and estuaries. The most appealing part of living where we do is the ability to just walk out of the front door straight into the country.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Broadwindsor in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a shower room with loo and a separate downstairs loo, a roll top bath in the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The house has a Kingsize bed in the master bedroom and 2 single beds in the other, with a pull out bed for a 5th person.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Wantsley Farm and Cottage are a rural chaotic idylls, bleating sheep, clucking chickens, the lot. To add to that we have 2 young boys who we will always try to keep under control, but we cannot guarantee it! That makes them sound feral, and they're not they're adorable, but if kids just wind you up (it can happen), then maybe this isn't ideal for you :). Outside: Patio, table and chairs. Small lawn and access to 17 acres of fields and woodland. Regrettably to the close proximity of a thatched roof, no BBQ's are permitted. Utility Room: Washing Machine,

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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A Perfect Getaway Holiday Home, Impeccably Stylish, Rustic Luxury
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
5

Beautiful cottage such a warm feeling

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time here it's a Beautiful cottage Tim has done an amazing job with this place. The pictures do not do it any justice such warm welcoming feeling. We would recommend this little retreat to everyone . We walked with are dog through the scenic country side great location to visit the Dorset coast. We will hopefully be retuning soon.

Gary jo and Murphy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Charming cottage set in rural Dorset

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage with lots of rural charm. Quiet location. Good place to base ourselves for a week away in Dorset. Facilities provided were super - not every place we've stayed at has provided toilet roll! The bedrooms were a super size and very comfy. The shower was a welcome luxury after a day at the beach. Loved having the chickens greet us every morning. The walk to the local pub via the fields and woods was excellent and provided us with some superb views.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in an idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Dorset. The cottage was lovely, idyllic countryside location but still close to all the sights and less than 5 mins from pretty village. The kids (4 and 9) loved playing on the rope swings, by the steam and with the chickens and ducks. Delicious eggs, jam and bread from Charlie also a big hit. Highly recommended and we'd love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are lovely, thank you so much, and really hope you do come back, especially if my boys are around and I imagine they would be delighted to chuck a ball about and give you some R and R. x Charlie and Tim
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4

4.5 ideal spot for access to many beautiful walking areas especially Golden Cap NT estate which was

  • 4 of 5

Property was lovely and also provided a great spot to walk into Beaminster. Welcome pack with freshly layed eggs was a nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous cottage, perfect for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully finished inside with a lovely big bed. Perfectly positioned with walks on your doorstep, lovely local towns and amenities (coffee shops, butchers, restaurants and shops) and family things to do. A great family break even in winter

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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4

Lovely time

  • 4 of 5

We had a really enjoyable holiday and we were blessed with some lovely weather. We did think that it needed some extra dishes ie salad bowl, bread bin, extra eggs cups ( only 3 available) and there was only 4 coat hangers.

The cottage itself was cosy and very comfortable and the bed was really comfortable. Charlotte met us and she made us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, and very much appreciate the feedback, we will of course go and get all those bits and bobs in, I do wish you had told us on the first day, and we could have had it sorted straight off! I am so glad you had a lovely holiday and do come back and see us again, I will have a fabulous bread bin especially for you :)
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Location

West Bay
Durdle Door
Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Exteter
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
West bay
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Crewkerne
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Brassica
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
West Bay

Special interest holidays:

We also run Photography Courses, Silks and Hoop Classes, Yoga, Manicure and Pedicure and Massage.

Coast/Beach:

West Bay (aka Broadchurch) is about 17 minutes away. Lyme Regis about 30-35 with many lovely beaches in between.

Distances:

The beautiful local village of Beaminster is about 4 minutes drive. Co-Op 7am - 11pm, superb restaurant Brassica, good baker, excellent butcher, hardware, deli, patisserie and several gift shops. The town is just below where they filmed Far From The Madding Crowd, so nestled in outstanding scenery.

Further Details:

The Neighbourhood

Beaminster is a rural idyll. The village has its own vegetable shop, butcher, chemist, pubs, award winning restaurant, patisserie, deli and artisan shops. It is peaceful and very friendly with local events/fetes. antique markets and Broadwindsor boasts a craft centre, pretty church, pub and annual events. The sea is just a short drive away, and is home to 'Broadchurch' the BBC series. It boasts wonderful scenery and sea food!

Getting around

Buses run regularly from Beaminster and Broadwindsor and taxis can be available.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Broadwindsor, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn to Christmas
9 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
 
 
Christmas to NY
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
 
 
NY to Spring
6 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Pets:
We occasionally allow dogs (1 only) at the property for a £15 surcharge. Please be aware that there are free-range chickens in the vicinity, as well as another dog. Dogs are not permitted upstairs at any time. Any damage to furnishings or woodwork must be paid for immediatley.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Check in is from 3.30p.m., and check-out is by 10a.m.

Damage / Breakages:
We don't like taking security deposits, so please if something gets broken do let us know immediately. You may either replace it yourself, or we will replace it and you can reimburse us at the time. With physical damage we will let you know the cost of repair.

Cancellations:
Cancellations made 90 days prior to the start of the rental period will receive a full refund of their deposit.
Cancellations made 60 days prior to the start of the rental period will receive a 50% refund of their deposit.
Cancellations made 31 days prior to the start of the rental period will receive a 25% refund of their deposit.
Cancellations made less than 30-15 days prior to the start of the rental period will lose their 50% deposit but will be repaid their 50% balance.
Cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the start of the rental period will forfeit all payments as we will be unable to find replacement tenants for the week/s in question at such short notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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