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Holidays For Up To 10 People At Lulworth Cove.3 or 4 nights available Aug 29 on

Bedrooms 5
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, refurbished kitchen and bathroom. Large patio.

Moonfleet is a detached house that comfortably accommodates 10 people. The kitchen and family bathroom have just been fully refurbished. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 more downstairs. It is possible to vary the beds so you have either 4 doubles and 2 singles or 2 doubles and 6 singles. The double aspect lounge / dining area is over 12 metres (38 feet) long with plenty of room for all. A large patio faces south and is a real sun trap. There is a large garden to play and explore in, plus a gate at the top to a secluded footpath that takes you to Lulworth Cove or joins up with the South West Coastal path.

Giles Marsh
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2017

About Giles Marsh

I have managed holiday homes in Lulworth for 25 years. We have lived here since 1990 and Moonfleet was our family home. We now live next door but one and rent Moonfleet out for holiday lets. We have decided to manage these bookings ourselves and hope to bring a more personal and helpful touch to visitors to this area.

Giles Marsh purchased this house in 1984

Why Giles Marsh chose West Lulworth

We love West Lulworth for different reasons. My wife used to come to Lulworth as a child with her parents. I came here with a Geography field trip. We moved from Greater London when our children were young, escaping to the country!

What makes this house unique

Moonfleet is very near Lulworth Cove but far enough away from the busyness of it. You can stay at home in seclusion or you can walk, bike or travel locally to most of the top tourist attractions on Dorset. Then within 30-40 minute car journey are nearly all of the large Dorset towns and fantastic countryside. Moonfleet is an excellent centre for so many different holidays - family fun, relaxing, sport, bird watching and walking. Shopping, pubs, cinemas, theatres, National Trust sites are all nearby. And when you drive - you generally just drive with little traffic to hold you up. Not least, there are many opportunities to enjoy a Dorset Cream tea.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Lulworth in West Lulworth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , There is a heated towel rail and electric shaver point.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , EnSuite with Heated Towel Rail
  • This is an en suite bathroom upstairs. It has an electric shower, basin, bidet and towel rail.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Or Can be put together to make a 6ft Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Or Can be put together to make a 6ft Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 5 double bedrooms. Two are on the first floor - one with a 5' double bed, the other with two 3' beds. Downstairs there is one 4'6" double bed, another room with two more 3' beds and the last room has a zip link bed that can be either one 6' bed or two 3' beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are good local shops in Lulworth and nearby villages.The shop at Winfrith, a short drive away, was awarded ' The Best Village Shop in Dorset in 2014' . At the Cove you can buy fresh fish caught by a Lulworth fisherman. There are also specialist and organic outlets in local garden centres. You can also order home delivery from all the main supermarkets and get fish and chips here or order 'take aways' . There are local markets in Wareham (Thursday and Saturday) and Dorchester (Wednesdays) . Various larger supermarkets in Wareham, Weymouth and Dorchester.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Holidays For Up To 10 People At Lulworth Cove.3 or 4 nights available Aug 29 on
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't fault it. Friendly helpful contact before arriving and the house was more than we had hoped for. Perfect for our touring opera company - comfortable, clean and all the amenities could need. Thank you so much - we will definitely be back next time we're performing down that way!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emily, thank you for this review. Its a great compliment to us and we thank you for it. We have worked hard to refurbish Moonfleet and its very pleasing that you have enjoyed the changes. Best wishes, Giles
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Great cottage in a lovely quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage as a short break to celebrate a big birthday. The ages of our group ranged from 4 to 84 and everyone enjoyed it immensely.

The cottage is lovely, with a recent refurbishment done very well. The photos don't do it justice! It had lots of room throughout, plenty to fit 10 people if the weather isn't too good. We were lucky with the weather so could make the most of the lovely big garden and patio.

The cottage is about a 20 minute stroll to Lulworth Cove so perfect for everything it has to offer, without being too close on hot summer days. Just 2 minutes up the road is the Castle Inn for those evenings you fancy some nice pub grub.

All in all a great cottage, which we hope to come back to some time in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vincent, thank you for this great review and for taking the time to send it in. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come back anytime. Best wishes, Giles
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Lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and spacious property. Beautiful location with lots of lovely walks and good local dining.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jill. Really pleased you booked and enjoyed your stay. Giles
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Loved our stay in Moonfleet April 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering in Lulworth and stayed at Moonfleet. The accommodation was perfect with clean, comfortable accommodation and plenty of space. We enjoyed the garden patio (weather was great!) and plenty to do in the area. Very nice walk down to Lulworth cove. The cottage looks small from the road but is deceptively large with 2 beds upstairs and 3 beds down stairs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious property with all the home comforts. We all really enjoyed our stay thank you

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeanette, Many thanks for booking Moonfleet and your review. Can you let me know if there was anything we could have done better please? I thought you were excellent guests and I am sorry that other commitments meant that I could not greet you in person. You would be very welcome back. Best wishes, Giles
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Beautiful place to stay - both the Moonfleet and the surrounding area!

  • 5 of 5

We found Moonfleet very well kept and sorted, it is a lovely house and is great for a group to go and stay. Mr & Mrs Marsh were very welcoming and made us feel at home. I will be recommending Moonfleet as a place to stay to friends and hope to be able to come back sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Castle Inn
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Dorset Golf and Bowls Club
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Wool BR
Nearest Motorway
4.4 Miles
A352 at Wool
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Limestone, W Lulworth
Nearest Ski
8.4 Miles
Warmwell Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lulworth Cove
Car: recommended

Moonfleet is a detached house with a large south facing patio and natural garden in a quiet lane in the pretty village of West Lulworth. Bindon Hill, above the fields behind the house, separates the house from the sea; it is only a short walk to the famous features of Lulworth Cove, There is a footpath at the top of the garden which takes you down to the Cove avoiding the main street. Durdle Door (a bit further) and The Fossil Forest which are on the World Heritage Coastal site: these take you back 135 million years to the time of the dinosaurs!!. Durdle Door, another outstanding coastal feature, is a short drive away or a stimulating walk over Hambury Tout. Here you can also join the South West Coast Path towards Weymouth or Swanage. . At the cove there are a number of cafes, restaurants and a pub plus a fish shop which supplies freshly caught local fish. The Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre provides interesting insights into the history and geography of the area; there is a geology and fossil section and displays of smuggling and sailing. You can hire a kayak and venture out beyond the headlands of the Cove or take a ride in a rib to Durdle Door.

Eleven out of fifteen of the most popular attractions in Dorset, listed by Trip Advisor, are within a 30 minute drive. Monkey World at Wool, The Tank Museum at Bovington, Tyneham Village, Corfe Castle, Wareham and Dorchester, both historic market towns, and the seaside resorts of Swanage, Studland and Weymouth. There is a ‘pick your own farm’, farm shop, garden centre and delightful café at East Holme just 10 minutes away. At Wareham, which has a weekly market on Saturday mornings, you will find a large leisure centre, including swimming pool, tennis courts and gym, two supermarkets, art gallery, numerous shops and cafes and the River Frome. There is an RSPB bird reserve with lots of walks at Arne, a short drive from Wareham. Boat rides on the river and around Poole Harbour make a great day out. Brownsea Island, in the centre of Poole Harbour, is a must. You can picnic, walk, sit on the small beaches or, if you are really lucky, see a red squirrel. The National Trust runs a full programme of events– plays, family trails, guided walks – in case that tires you out there are 60 benches where you can just sit and stare at the wonderful views.

At Weymouth, a traditional British Georgian seaside resort, there are lots of things for children and adults. A beautiful sandy beach with Punch and Judy, very safe swimming, trampolines, sand sculptures and rides will keep the children happy for hours. Unrivalled panoramic views can be seen from the Weymouth Tower (53m high), the viewing capsule rotates slowly so you can take it all in. Weymouth is also home to the Sea Life Adventure Park. Swanage also has a wide range of attractions, one of the most popular is the Steam Train which takes you to Corfe Castle. This iconic medieval castle, run by the National Trust, is a favourite haunt for adults and children alike. Discover 100 years of the castle’s history and take part in some of the action packed programme which runs from April to September. There are very good teashops and model village too. Swanage also has a large country park at Durlston with fascinating exhibitions, shop and café. You can see a variety of wildlife and birds, you may even see dolphins or puffins!

Our local county town, Dorchester, has a large weekly market on Wednesdays, lots of shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and arts centre, pubs, museums and Roman Town House. Near Dorchester at Tolpuddle you can visit the Martyrs Museum, with exhibits that explain how the martyrs struggled for survival on pitiful wages and why they decided to form a union. It charts their transportation to Australia and their eventual homecoming as freemen.

For a more relaxing holiday you can sit and enjoy our south facing patio, use the barbecue and enjoy the peaceful location. We have a large garden where children can explore, make camps and play. If you enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, golfing, gliding or kayaking all of these are available nearby. We have lived in the area for 25 years so can give you lots of advice about things to do. There are many more attractions - stately homes, Thomas Hardy's Cottage, Maiden Castle, day trips to the Channel Islands. Just too many to describe here but we are very happy to help. We live just two doors away so always on hand.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Lulworth, Purbeck

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 19 to 21
19 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 22 to 24th 2017
22 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August Bank Hoiiday
25 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 29 to 31
29 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Sept 29th to Oct 19th
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct 30 to Dec 21st
30 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Feb 2-8th
2 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Feb Half Term
9 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb 19 - March 29th
19 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter Holidays
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Short breaks are available during the year (minimum stay three nights). During peak times they may only be booked within two weeks of the required date. Peak times are July to September, October and May half terms, Christmas, New Year and Easter.
A weekend break is charged at 2/3 of the week for three nights. Extra nights are 10% of the full weeks rent. Monday to Friday are offered at 4 nights for the price of 3.Full weeks changeover day is Friday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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