Located in West Lulworth, Dorset
Set in an idyllic spot just half a mile from Dorset s stunning Lulworth Cove, this Grade II listed property is full of character, dates back 400 years and makes a fantastic family holiday home.
- Sleeps: 9
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: 2
This Grade II listed house dates back 400 years and was The Red Lion Inn that served King George III its own ale in 1802. Close to Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole (both half a mile), this fantastic property is the perfect base for exploring the atmospheric Jurassic Coast of Dorset. Local attractions include the natural arch at Durdle Door (1.5 miles) and the Fossil Forest on the Lulworth Estate (0.5 miles). Nearby beaches include Man O’War Beach (1.5 miles), Worbarrow Beach (3 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (8.5 miles) and Ringstead Bay (11 miles). Moving inland, you can visit Lulworth Castle (2.5 miles), the Tank Museum (6.5 miles) and Monkey World (6 miles). The thriving town of Wareham (9 miles) has a range of places to eat and drink, or you could head to Dorchester (13 miles), a town famous for its links to Thomas Hardy.
The accommodation comprises the main house with an attached cottage to the rear. On entering the main property, which retains many original features including exposed beams, carved oak panelling and Purbeck flagstone floors, a couple of steps take you down from the hall into the bright and tastefully furnished lounge. This is a lovely space to relax in, with a Smart TV/DVD, plenty of seating and a wood burner set in a raised fireplace on a Purbeck stone hearth. There’s also a cosy snug with curved walls, bench seats, a feature inglenook fireplace and an original meat curing cupboard, as well as a TV and window seat. Exploring further, you will find a large and attractive dining room with a feature fireplace and access to the cottage annexe. Two steps lead down to the bright and stylish kitchen which features a range oven, induction, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, breakfast table, a quarry tiled floor and a door to the courtyard. Three bedrooms can be found upstairs, all with reduced height in the eaves: a single room, a beamed double, and a beamed twin room. There’s also a shower room with WC and a bathroom complete with bath, hand-held shower and WC.
From the dining room, you can access the annexe which houses the additional cottage. This features a breakfast/utility room with a fridge, freezer, dryer and breakfast table. Four steps lead to the door which opens onto the garden. There’s also a bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC. Heading upstairs, you will find two bedrooms, each with reduced height in the eaves: a twin room and a double room with a door leading out to the garden and a TV.
Stepping outside, you can unwind on the charming courtyard terrace with outdoor furniture and BBQ, making this an ideal spot for enjoying a meal or a drink in the evening. There are also two lovely terraced lawns, reached via a few steps, with flowerbeds, trees and hill views. Off-road parking is available for two cars.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Set in a peaceful village location with a private courtyard and garden
- Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast just half a mile from the sea
- A wonderful base for exploring Thomas Hardy Country
- Reduced rates for parties of 5 or less during off-peak periods
- 3 bedrooms in main house 1 double with 5 bed, 1 twin, 1 single
- 2 bedrooms in the cottage 1 twin, 1 double with TV
- 2 bathrooms in the main house 1 bathroom with handheld shower attachment, bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
- 1 bathroom in the cottage with shower over bath and WC
- Range oven, induction hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
- Fridge, freezer, dryer in the cottage
- Smart TV/DVD
- TV in snug
- Wood burner logs included October end of April
- Dining room
- Garden with outdoor furniture
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- 2 dogs welcome
- Central heating and electric included
- Wi-Fi included
- Shops 100 metres and ½ mile
- Pub 200 metres
- Lulworth Cove ½ mile, Wareham 8 miles
- The property comprises a main house and a cottage
- Reduced rates are available for parties of 5 or less during off-peak periods please call our Reservations team for prices
Lulworth is a quaint village with many traditional cottages. The village is full of shops and restaurants. Lulworth Cove is a horse-shoe shaped cove. The cove formed 10,000 years ago by the power of river and sea and is a pebble beach and very sheltered. Visit the Heritage Centre and learn about the smugglers. Taste the delights of a traditional Dorset fudge and sweetshop. Relax in the tea garden and ice cream parlour in the lane leading down to the cove. From here you are within walking distance of Durdle Door. Or, visit Durdle Door by boat. Lulworth has 3 pubs, The Castle Inn, Man O War which is dog friendly, and the Lulworth Cove Inn. The pubs are very popular in the summer months, so it would be advisable to phone ahead. The shingle beach at Durdle Door can shelve in places but the beach has excellent water quality. You will also find the ever-popular Durdle Door Ice Cream Kiosk. East Lulworth is a short 5-minute drive away or travel west and discover Ringstead.
Camp Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle in East Lulworth every year from the end of July for 3 days. With face painting, bouncy castles to medieval jousting, there is plenty to do and see. There are four main stages for the music acts which are jam-packed over three days. There are DJ sets, comedy, theatre and shows, attractions and activities and plenty of food. If you are looking for a festival that is for all the family and diverse then look no further. Lulworth Castle is set in the stunning grounds of the Lulworth Estate. The historic castle, restored by English Heritage after a devastating fire, is open all year round. In the grounds, there are woodland walks and a children's playground. After, why not relax with a picnic while the kids play.