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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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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


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 lounge bar/games area with pool table and table tennis. 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 is 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: Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed. Bedroom 2: With double bed. 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
  • Shared lounge bar/games area with pool table and table tennis
  • Enclosed play area 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

  • 8

    01/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/09/2018
    Lovey place lovely people very nice cottage just a few niggles windows need addressing but still a beautiful place to be for a relaxing holiday


  • 8

    21/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    Lovely isolated location with no phone reception and intermittent WiFi- personally I saw this as a bonus. Hosts are welcoming and very responsive to any issues. Cottage itself was perfect base to explore the area and grounds were great to let off steam/ relax after days out. Games room was tired- pool table needed replacing and table football could do with repair but a great idea for keeping the children entertained. I found the bed too soft and the curtains in the bunk bed room were very thin but were told they were being replaced. A lovely escape but a little expensive for the quality of the finish.


  • 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.


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