Linden Lea Cottage
Located in West Lulworth, Dorset
Linden Lea Cottage is an idyllic detached 17th century thatched cob cottage that has been lovingly extended and adapted to offer superb accommodation for a family looking to enjoy West Lulworth's pretty countryside and coast.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
With Weymouth to the west (15 miles) and Swanage to the east (16.5 miles), the village of West Lulworth makes a perfect base for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset. There are plenty of walks to enjoy through the countryside and along the coast, with both Lulworth Cove, a famous spot for fossil hunting (1 mile), and the natural arch of Durdle Door nearby (1.5 miles). The magnificent Lulworth Castle is a little way inland (3 miles). This is a fantastic base for exploring the Jurassic Coast, with Ringstead Bay (11.5 miles) and Kimmeridge Bay (8.5 miles) offering wonderful views. A little further afield are the market town of Dorchester (13 miles) and the seaside resort of Bournemouth (22 miles).
Entering this picturesque Grade II listed cottage via the thatched porch you will find yourself in the charming and welcoming lounge. A lovely space to relax in, it offers plenty of comfortable seating, TV/DVD and a number of original features including exposed beams, a Purbeck stone floor and a traditional wood burner set in a stone fireplace. There s also a light and inviting dining room. Four steps lead up from the lounge into the kitchen which is fully equipped with an oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. There s also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. Three steps lead up from the lounge to the first bedroom, which is a cosy dual aspect double room. Three steps lead down to the en suite shower room with low eaves which is complete with a shower and WC. A further seven steps lead up to the second landing where you will find the twin bedroom, which features a window seat, exposed ceiling beams, a stone chimney and low eaves.
Steps lead from the path at the back of the cottage up to a raised lawn which has views over the hills and is fenced off from the steep slope above the path. Off-road parking is available for one car.
- A delightful holiday cottage situated in a tranquil Dorset village ideally located for exploring the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path
- Relax in the beautiful Dorset countryside and discover the glorious Purbeck Hills
- Visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Ringstead Bay or enjoy day trips to Swanage, Weymouth or Poole
- 2 bedrooms 1 double, 1 twin
- 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
- 1 en suite shower room with WC
- Oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
- Woodburner (logs included October end of April)
- Dining room
- Off-road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
- Enclosed elevated garden area with seating, approached via steps and not suitable for the elderly or young children
- 1 dog welcome
- Wi-Fi included
- Electric included as is central heating
- Pub 200 metres, seasonal shop ½ a mile
- Regret no children under the age of 5
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.