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

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Last updated: 10/13/2014

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  • 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


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

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


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Bay/Sound
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Swimming


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


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


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


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

              Property Descriptor

                  • Detached


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                  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.

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Corfe Castle
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Corfe Castle
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach

                  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.


                  Owner info

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                  Speaks: english



                  • 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


                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few days
                  • Response rate: 22%
                  • Calendar last updated: 10/13/2014
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                  +44 02077220265

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                  4 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

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