Located in Beaminster, Dorset
This chocolate box thatched cottage dates from the 18th century is furnished to a high standard and is packed full of original features and outstanding character.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
Located in the little town of Beaminster on a rural road facing fields, this semi-detached 18th century thatched property is ideally positioned for access to the local amenities, shops and pubs and is surrounded by spectacular views of the extensive countryside. In the local area, there are a number of tourist attractions to visit. Beaminster Museum is an accredited local history museum open from April to November with a selection of historical exhibitions about the village and the local area as well as some more obscure displays. Down the road (2 miles) is Mapperton House, which is a beautiful 16th-century manor house with gorgeous gardens full of plants and flowers a must-see for any nature or architecture lover.
The stone cottage is accessed up two steps into the porch where there is space to store your coats and boots after a day s walking or exploring. The porch leads into the beautiful double aspect living room which has oak flooring in keeping with the property s age, a cosy wood burner, window seats to appreciate the views, a Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system and a selection of games and puzzles for entertainment indoors. The spacious and bright kitchen has a traditional Belfast sink, beech worktops, an iPod dock and all the modern conveniences needed for preparing and cooking a family meal. There is a breakfast table for kitchen dining and a tiled floor which extends into the conservatory/dining room. There are glazed French doors out into the garden. Downstairs there is also the family bathroom with a shower over the bath, sink and WC. On ascending the stairs, which are steep and winding with narrow treads, you will find the two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, with fantastic views over the surrounding hills, both with window seats. The bedrooms are in the eaves of the property and have exposed beams, a classic period feature. The cottage benefits from underfloor heating in the bathroom and electric heaters throughout the main house to keep you extra cosy on colder nights.
The outside space at this cottage is just as stunning as the inside of the property. The front has a low retaining stone wall decorated with a variety of shrubs and flowers. A side path and six steps lead you to the rear garden. The enclosed garden features a lovely lawn with flower borders and shrubbery, head down the winding gravelled path and you will be able to access the terrace, pergola and BBQ. Ideal for eating out and enjoying the sunshine. There is off-road parking to the rear of the property which can be accessed through a gate at the end of the garden and there is additional parking on the village lane to the front.
- Charming thatched 18th-century cottage full of character and with extensive countryside views
- Located in a tranquil setting on the edge of a small town yet walking distance to local amenities
- Relax in the enclosed garden or enjoy meals in the conservatory which overlooks the cottage garden
- 2 bedrooms 1 king-size and 1 twin
- 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
- Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee pod machine, washing machine and dishwasher
- Electric panel radiators throughout the main house and underfloor heating in the bathroom
- Woodburner (logs/coal included October April; kindling and firelighters not included)
- Wi-Fi included
- Smart TV and Bluetooth sound system
- Selection of books, DVDs, games and puzzles in the lounge
- Off-road parking to the rear of the property with additional parking on the village lane in front
- 2 dogs welcome
- The staircase is steep and winding with narrow treads
- Enclosed garden with seating
- Local pub and shops 500 metres
- Regret no children under the age of 3
Beaminster is a small, picturesque town in the heart of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town has many local artists living here. In fact, the Beaminster Festival held in late June celebrates local artists and much more. Beaminster has two supermarkets, craft shops, and a cafe. Natural beauty is all around this town and an array of walks to explore either by foot or by bike. If you prefer to try something a little more unusual, explore the area in the company of Llamas or Donkey Walking Adventures. Mapperton House and Gardens is not only beautiful but is also free to RHS members. It lies just a short distance away and is a great day out. It is no stranger to featuring in films, you may have seen it in Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca". Famous faces you may see in the town include Martin Clunes who has now been a resident of the area for many years.