Located in Broadwindsor, Dorset
Blackbird Cottage is a semi-detached Grade II listed cottage is situated in the heart of the Dorset village of Broadwindsor and can sleep six people in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 2
Blackbird Cottage is a semi-detached Grade II listed cottage in the heart of the Dorset village of Broadwindsor. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, two double and a bunk room, plus a bathroom and shower room. On the ground floor are a hall, sitting room with wood burning stove, snug and kitchen with dining area. Outside is a big enclosed garden with a summer house/games room, lawn and terrace with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With the village pub and shop on the doorstep, Blackbird Cottage is an excellent cottage for families or friends to enjoy a holiday in Dorset.
Blackbird Cottage is a semi-detached Grade II listed cottage located centrally in the village of Broadwindsor beside the village square. Although 18th century the interior is modern and smart while keeping the charm of the original building. Being centrally located means everything in the village is within an easy walk. Enjoy coffee and cake at the Craft Centre as well as the gift shop full of local crafts or an evening meal at the local pub, the White Lion. Blackbird cottage accepts two well-behaved dogs which is lucky as the walking in and around Broadwindsor is great. There are many, pretty circular walks or go to nearby Pilsdon Pen, an Iron Age fort, and enjoy a walk with spectacular views. There is lots to explore nearby with many country houses and spectacular gardens but the whole Jurassic Coast is also within a short drive away.
The accommodation at Blackbird Cottage comprises a hall leading to the sitting room with wood burning stove, a TV with a DVD player, and WiFi-enabled throughout. There is a second area to relax in, the snug, with sofa and French windows leading outside. The kitchen/ utility area is equipped with a range cooker with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer as well as a range of accessories and utensils with an integrated dining area with stable doors to the garden. There are three bedrooms, two king-size doubles and a bunk room. There is a bathroom with a slipper bath, separate shower, basin and toilet and a shower room with a basin and toilet.
Outside is a wonderful garden with a large lawned area, a summer house that doubles as a games room and a peaceful terrace complete with furniture and a barbecue. There is off-road parking for one car with further parking available on a quiet road nearby. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Central heating with wood burning stove
- Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only, Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking for one car, or on a quiet road nearby
- Enclosed garden with a barbecue
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
- Pub less than 1 mile from the property
- Note: Check-in time at 4pm
Broadwindsor is a small village with a mix of lovely period cottages and houses. The village has a village shop and a pub which serves traditional home-cooked food. Broadwindsor's claim to fame is its connections with King Charles II. King Charles took refuge in the Castle Inn in 1651 whilst escaping from the parliamentarians. Troops went to search the inn but became distracted. After solving the situation, they went straight to bed exhausted. This allowed Charles disguised as a serving wench to escape. The Castle Inn burnt down and rebuilt in 1850 as the George Inn.
The beautiful surrounding hills allow lots of walking opportunities to admire the views. The Lewesdon and Pilsdon hills are local landmarks with Lewesdon deemed to be the highest in the county at 279 metres. There is some good-natured bantering to argue if Pilsdon is actually the highest hill but it is 2 metres smaller. Lewesdon Hill is well worth a visit at bluebell time, enhancing the beauty even more.