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Enchanting 17th Century Listed Stone Cottage, 3 Miles from the Sea

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bournemouth cottage description

The cottage is set in half an acre of pretty gardens, beside a quiet lane, backing onto downland and with good views over rolling countryside. We understand that the property was built in the 17th century, but on a far older site. (The hamlet has an entry in the Domesday book and there is rumoured to be a Saxon hearth under the sitting room floor). Originally built as two cottages and a stable, it retains many of its original features, such as stone walls, exposed beams, two inglenook fireplaces and a bread oven. The cottage is particularly attractive for families with children old enough to enjoy the two small children's bedrooms that are reached through a narrow 'secret' passage in the back of an inglenook fireplace. The garden is a series of sheltered grass terraces, set with mature trees and shrubs, visited at night by badgers, owls and deer, plus a patio area with barbecue. Rental price includes linen, towels, electricity and gas, firewood, TV, internet and a welcome hamper

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • One of the children's bedrooms has a sloping roof and the other only 5'7'' headroom, so neither is suitable for adults. Both are accessible through a narrow passageway in the back of the inglenook fireplace in the dining room on the ground floor. The large main bathroom is en suite to the master bedroom (with a 5' double bed). The second double bedroom has a 4'6'' bed. There is an additional shower room with w/c on the ground floor. While there is a cot and high chair, there is no stair gate for toddlers. The sitting room is large and comfortable, with a wood burning stove alongside the old bread oven in the inglenook, plus piano. Also on the ground floor are a characterful dining room, a pretty kitchen and a utility room. Full gas central heating. The price includes gas, electricity and firewood, sheets, towels and soap, wireless broadband internet access and Ipod dock, plus a hamper containing coffee, tea, sugar, bread, cake, butter, milk, jam, cheese and eggs. ...moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Piano


              • Family
              • Away From It All


              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Bay/Sound

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Wood Stove
                  • Living Room
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Safe


                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Grill
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items


                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                  • Barbecue

                  property descriptor

                      • Detached


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Rate 9
                      Jul 12 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      No additional taxes are payable.

                      A security deposit of £200 is also payable.

                      Rates for shorter periods are available, on request, outside the peak periods. Weekend rates (for two nights) start at £350.

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                      Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                      100 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Corfe Castle
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Corfe Castle

                      Car: Necessary

                      The cottage is set in Purbeck, the part of Dorset that was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' stories. Immediately behind the cottage is downland with wonderful views and, on the summit, a Neolithic long barrow and Bronze Age burial mounds. Nearby (3 miles) are the excellent sandy beach and nature reserve at Studland Bay, the seaside resort town of Swanage and the start of the World Heritage fossil-rich 'Jurassic Coast' . The nearest village (2 miles) is Corfe Castle, with its picturesque stone cottages and ruined castle and a good selection of restaurants and pubs. Within 10 miles are also a tank museum, 'Monkeyworld', Brownsea Island (with its red squirrels), 2 adventure farms, a steam railway, numerous other beaches and several riding stables. There are fine walks over the hills and along the coast and pretty villages and pubs. Within an hour's drive lie the New Forest and most of Dorset and southern Witshire.


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                      • Front of cottage

                        Front of cottage

                      • View from side of cottage

                        View from side of cottage

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Main bathroom

                        Main bathroom

                      • One of the children's bedrooms

                        One of the children's bedrooms

                      • Dining room - showing 'passage'

                        Dining room - showing 'passage'

                      • Living room inglenook and bread oven

                        Living room inglenook and bread oven

                      • View from rear of cottage

                        View from rear of cottage

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Dining room - with 'passage' i

                        Dining room - with 'passage' i

                      • Kitchen


                      • Kitchen


                      • Cottage in winter

                        Cottage in winter

                      • Main bathroom

                        Main bathroom

                      £1,500 per week (GBP)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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