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Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Stable

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Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

This property is great for those looking for a quiet holiday home in the countryside. The beaches are also five miles away!

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.

The properties have been carefully formed from a fine original range of buildings next to the manor house and may be booked together to accommodate larger groups holidaying together (property refs DEY, DFA, DEX, DUS and DWS). Previously filmed for BBC television, all retain character and charm, whilst offering comfortable holiday accommodation fitted to a high standard throughout. Each has its own garden or courtyard with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds. There is a large games barn with pool table and table tennis, and a children’s play area with swings and slide. Approached along a private drive and set well back from the road, the cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying this delightful corner of Dorset.

There are a variety of beautiful beaches, both sand and pebble, within a five to ten mile radius, including those at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Eype, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. Fossil-rich cliffs define this dramatic stretch of coastline, which encompasses the 2,000-acre National Trust estate of Golden Cap. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and superb walking country, both on the rolling chalk hills overlooking fertile inland valleys and on the coastal footpaths offering spectacular clifftop views. It is also an area full of romance and history, with three ancient hill forts and the house and gardens of Forde Abbey all nearby.

A range of attractions is on offer in nearby country towns. Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside resort, its elegant colour-washed buildings and promenade lining a handsome harbour. Motor boats can be hired and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and a windsurfing school. Bridport is a thriving market town, featured on TV’s River Cottage, the Port Bredy of Hardy’s novels, offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, an arts centre and a sports centre with indoor pool. The coastline is excellent for sea fishing and inland waters offer good coarse fishing. Golfers will find courses at Lyme Regis and West Bay and there is also horse riding nearby within 5 miles. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.

Spacious, open-plan dining room with well-equipped fitted kitchen area. Down steps to separate sitting-room with electric woodburner and French doors to enclosed south-facing garden. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electric convector heaters/electric heaters included
  • Flatscreen digital TV
  • Enclosed south-facing garden
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Pet(s) free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in grounds

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

  • Shared gardens and grounds of 10 acres including children’s play area (suitable for children under ten)
  • Shared large games barn with pool table and table tennis
  • Enclosed play area with Wendy house, suitable for children under five, situated in the courtyard opposite games barn entrance

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Featured on TV
    Featured on TV
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 7

    25/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2018
    Nothing to add.


  • 7

    25/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    Very remote, we should have considered the single track roads before we booked. Could do with an update and a good deep clean. There were numerous cob webs all over the property and the inside of the windows were dirty. The welcome cake (not sure it was a gift as the shop price was still on it) was out of best by date by four months. A positive point the property is very dog friendly.


  • 9

    13/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 08/05/2018
    Lovely peaceful retreat! Friendly amenable owners. Lots of space outdoors - the dog loved it! Local pub - good food, friendly staff.


  • 8

    17/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/02/2018
    Lovely and quiet, great hosts Julian and Romia make you feel extremely welcome. Our children loved the games room and watching the sheep in the fields. You really are located in the middle of nowhere and do have to travel a bit to get to any amenities, however we liked the peace and quiet this gave you. The cottages are extremely dog friendly and the owners' own dogs would often come over to say hello which the kids loved! Would definitely stay again.


  • 9

    06/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2018
    It was lovely, clean and warm. The house keeper was superb and very helpful. The kids and I loved our stay. Thank you.


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