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Rural Dorset Cottage

A holiday cottage in Dorset, England

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Charming cottage in rural Dorset, yet within easy reach of many pretty towns and villages. Boasting a beautiful orchard setting and use of a shepherd’s hut, it’s the ideal spot for a family holiday.

Surrounded by open countryside within the scattered village of Hilfield, this detached, character cottage is ideally situated for taking in the local sights, with Sherborne Abbey, Ham Hill, The Cerne Abbas Giant and West Bay all within easy reach. Set beneath the Dorset Downs there are many scenic walking and cycling routes that run directly from the property, taking in the breath-taking views on offer in this picturesque area. Ideally placed for touring Dorset and Somerset there are a selection of nearby towns to explore, such as Sherborne with its weekly market, Bridport, with its popular vintage shops and Yeovil, ideal for an afternoon spent browsing. The beautiful beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth are also accessible by car from here.

A paved path leads you into the property from the lane, where you are met by a welcoming entrance hall leading into the lounge, which has an open fire, TV and DVD, making it the perfect spot for relaxing after a country walk. Moving on from here is the open-plan kitchen/diner, which has a wood burner. This spacious room is the ideal spot for a relaxed family meal and is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and a useful pantry houses a fridge with ice compartment. Off of the kitchen is a contemporary bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Heading back into the kitchen, the cottage style stairs take you up to the first floor, which offers two double bedrooms and a cosy bunk bedroom.

Venturing outside from the front door you will find a large enclosed lawn area wrapping around the cottage with garden furniture. Extending into a beautiful orchard, this rustic setting is further enhanced by a shepherd’s hut, which has a double bunk bed ideal for an afternoon snooze and a wood burner. The perfect spot to cosy up when the cool evening air draws in. Stepping stones lead you through the lawn from the front door to a layby across the lane, which will accommodate two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Property Name: Rural Dorset Cottage

County: Dorset

Country: England

Distance to Coast: approximately 14 miles

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Star rating: 4
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Internet access
  • Family friendly
  • Cottage
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available

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