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Bettiscombe

Bettiscombe, a small hamlet which lies on the edge of the Vale of Marshwood, not far from the Devon and Somerset borders.

The surrounding Dorset countryside is unspoilt, with ancient hedgerows, small fields, old wooded areas and farms. There are plenty of footpaths for visitors to explore the lovely countryside and the area is fortunate to be home to a large variety of wildlife. Nearby Pilsdon Pen is Dorset’s second highest hill and from the top, visitors can enjoy amazing views over the landscape.

The village church of St Stephen has a medieval tower with some of the medieval windows being retained when the church was rebuilt in 1862. Those interested in architectural restoration will note Benjamin Grasby’s carving on the Victorian font.

Just a quarter of a mile from the church stands Bettiscombe Manor, probably the most well-known building in the village. According to a local legend, a member of the Pinney family, who owned the manor, returned to England from Nevis in the 17th century, bringing with him a black slave. The slave became ill and said his soul would not rest unless he was buried on Nevis, but this was thought to be too expensive so when he died, the slave was buried in the local churchyard. Screams were heard from the graveyard and bad luck came to the village, so the body was exhumed and moved to the manor. The skull is still in the manor today, and it is known as ‘The House of the Screaming Skull’!

Bettiscombe is an ideal cottage holiday location for exploring this part of Dorset. Bridport, a traditional market town, is just seven miles away. Also close by is the beautiful beach of West Bay and the resort of Lyme Regis is within easy reach, making Bettiscombe handily placed for short trips to the world heritage site of the Jurassic coast.

Come and stay in this lovely part of Dorset; search Bettiscombe holiday cottages today.
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  • Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Pigs’ House

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC803
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    For a truly rural retreat for two, this lovely cottage is perfect, surrounded by beautiful countryside and walks from the door.
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    In a glorious west Dorset country setting in the heart of the Marshwood Vale, near Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb and harbour, and Bridport and West Bay on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. This lovely spacious, single storey, detached barn conversion for 2, with vaulted ceilings and wood burner, is an excellent holiday home for exploring west Dorset. Situated on a working dairy farm with beautiful country scenery, and there is great walking from your doorstep. Or enjoy scenic...

  • Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    The Anvil

    Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC312
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located in a picturesque village location, this holiday property is a wonderful base to discover all that Dorset and Somerset have to offer.
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    Situated in a delightful corner of West Dorset, very near the Somerset/Devon border, in the picturesque village of Thorncombe, this converted barn is set in a tranquil location and offers a lovely retreat. On your doorstep, there is great country walking and cycling, and within easy driving distance, Forde Abbey & Gardens and Broadwindsor Craft Centre, with lovely cream teas, are not to be missed. Visit the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its scenic beauty, coastal...

  • Thorncombe, near Chard, Dorset
    Thorncombe, near Chard, Dorset×

    The School Room

    Thorncombe, near Chard, Dorset

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    Ref: 25526
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site
    Perfect walkers, close to a number of long distance footpaths and the coast.
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    Set in Thorncombe, Dorset, near the Devon and Somerset borders, 8 miles from Lyme Bay’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this self-contained wing of the owners’ home enjoys a tranquil village setting and is an excellent base for exploring the area. Extensive public footpath network in the Parish. Major long distance paths cross the Parish, Monarch’s Way and the Jubilee Trail. Within a few miles are Forde Abbey and Gardens, Fleet Air Museum, Barrington Court and Montacute...

  • Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Tack Room

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: DFA
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free
    Sleeping three guests, this beautiful holiday home with garden and shared children’s play area is ideal for a small family.
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    "A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches."

    Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline. The estate’s 10 acres of lawn, garden, pasture and woodland offer plenty of room for adults to stroll and children to play.
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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Forge
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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Hayloft
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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Grain Store
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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Stable
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  • Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Stable

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: DEY
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free
    This property is great for those looking for a quiet holiday home in the countryside. The beaches are also five miles away!
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    "A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches."

    Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline. The estate’s 10 acres of lawn, garden, pasture and woodland offer plenty of room for adults to stroll and children to play.
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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Forge
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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Hayloft
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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Grain Store
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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Tack Room
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  • Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Broadstones

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: W7203
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Broadstones is a beautiful, detached property in a rural location. Sit out in the conservatory and admire the stunning views.
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    Panoramic country views

    This super, detached, single storey holiday property with two steps leading up to it, is situated in a large enclosed garden, on the Devon/Dorset border. This property provides the perfect setting for those wishing for a peaceful, rural holiday home. There are superb far reaching views from the bungalow, overlooking the surrounding lush green countryside. Only 9 miles away can be found the famous seaside resort of Lyme Regis with its World Heritage Site...

  • Marshwood, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Marshwood, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Reed Cottage

    Marshwood, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC865
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    The World Heritage Coast makes a wonderful day out, and there are plenty of other nearby attractions to keep the whole family entertained.
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    Set in a great location in picturesque west Dorset, this semi-detached, dog-friendly family home makes an ideal holiday base. It lies close to the Devon border, nestling just beneath Lamberts Castle Fort (National Trust), and within easy driving of the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Visit the seaside resorts of West Bay, Burton Bradstock, Eype, Charmouth and Lyme Regis (known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of west Dorset), with its famous Cobb, harbour and sandy beach....

  • Holditch, Dorset
    Holditch, Dorset×
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    Ref: 16018
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This single storey cottage with wheelchair access is ideally placed for exploring Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
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    Ideal touring base

    These three holiday cottages are beautifully located in the peaceful Axe Valley where Devon, Dorset and Somerset meet. They have been sympathetically converted retaining character and charm to give spacious, comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. All cottages are single storey with easy wheelchair access, The Byre (ref 16018) and The Shippen (ref 16019) are both semi-detached and The Barn (ref 25497) is detached. An abundance of opportunities exist for...

    Gardners Farm Cottages - The Shippen
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  • Holditch, Dorset
    Holditch, Dorset×
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    Ref: 16019
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Located in the peaceful Axe Valley with an abundance of opportunities for walking and cycling nearby.
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    Ideal touring base

    These three holiday cottages are beautifully located in the peaceful Axe Valley where Devon, Dorset and Somerset meet. They have been sympathetically converted retaining character and charm to give spacious, comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. All cottages are single storey with easy wheelchair access, The Byre (ref 16018) and The Shippen (ref 16019) are both semi-detached and The Barn (ref 25497) is detached. An abundance of opportunities exist for...

  • Broadoak, near Bridport, Dorset
    Broadoak, near Bridport, Dorset×

    The Bakehouse

    Broadoak, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 28938
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In the heart of the Marshwood Vale within easy reach of Bridport and the seaside resort of Lyme Regis.
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    This detached, former bakehouse, adjacent to the owner’s home, is located in the heart of the beautiful, scenic Marshwood Vale of West Dorset. The holiday property is within easy driving of the seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Eype and West Bay which are located on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Attractions nearby include Broadwindsor Craft Centre, with its cream teas and local craft, and Bridport with its markets. Great walking and golf can also be found in the...

  • Thorncombe, near Broadwindsor, Dorset
    Thorncombe, near Broadwindsor, Dorset×

    The Old Dairy

    Thorncombe, near Broadwindsor, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1563
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In a peaceful location yet within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast this barn conversion makes for a perfect base for your holiday in Dorset.
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    Situated in a wonderful location, just outside the small village of Thorncombe in West Dorset, near the Somerset border, this single-storey, detached barn conversion offers a great opportunity to get away from it all. There are many attractions to enjoy right on the doorstep, with the historic and famous Forde Abbey and Gardens, Broadwindsor Craft Centre and some delightful Dorset villages. Within easy driving you will find Lyme Regis on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, where you...

  • Holditch, Dorset
    Holditch, Dorset×
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    Ref: 25497
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Golf and fishing are available nearby, as well as the coast at Lyme Regis and Charmouth.
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    Ideal touring base

    These three holiday cottages are beautifully located in the peaceful Axe Valley where Devon, Dorset and Somerset meet. They have been sympathetically converted retaining character and charm to give spacious, comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. All cottages are single storey with easy wheelchair access, The Byre (ref 16018) and The Shippen (ref 16019) are both semi-detached and The Barn (ref 25497) is detached. An abundance of opportunities exist for...

    Gardners Farm Cottages - The Shippen
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