Located in Bere Regis, Dorset
This beautiful cottage has maintained the elements of its past to offer an undeniably charming property loaded with character in picturesque rural surroundings.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
This charming Grade II listed 18th-century former stables sits in the heart of an idyllic rural English village where many of the properties are thatched. Full of character, the property boasts exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. If you can bear to tear yourself away you are within 10 minutes drive of places such as Monkey World, Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and Thomas Hardy’s Cottage. The beautiful Jurassic Coast with Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle are 20 minutes away and the seaside resorts of Weymouth, Poole, Swanage and Studland are within 30 minutes. Dorchester, the county town, is 10 miles away, offering a selection of independent shops and restaurants. Alternatively, explore the lovely surrounding countryside on foot with miles of footpaths to enjoy and dog-friendly pubs within a few miles.
The property has authentic wooden floors and exposed wooden beams through all of its spaces. The stable door leads to the entrance hall and kitchen which is equipped with beautiful beech worktops. From the kitchen, you can stroll between the archway to the main sitting and dining area. This spectacle of a room, with its vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, will have you conjuring up evenings relaxing with a good read, a homely meal or snuggle down and watch a film from the library of DVDs. On the ground floor, there is also a twin bedroom with a fairy-tale-like seating space below the window that could be the perfect nook or cosy hideaway. Alongside this bedroom is a separate dressing room and a spacious bathroom that accommodates a bath with a shower over. Moving upstairs and you will be greeted by a super king-size bedroom with a 6ft bed and another vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and antique furniture. Not to forget the room’s en-suite bathroom with a modern shower. Please note, there is reduced head height in the eaves in the upstairs bedroom and bathroom.
From the outside, the property looks like it fell out of the pages of an English poet’s notebook. Its thatched roof and clear history as horse stables make it even more intriguing and beautiful. The garden is exceptionally flat with a laid lawn and an entertaining area equipped with chairs and a table. Plants, shrubs and flower beds pave the way to a boot room which now provides the perfect storage place for any lucky visitors’ footwear, coats, bicycles and a great place to dry the muddy dog.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Situated in one of England's quietest and most beautiful rural villages this grade II listed building is full of character and has a pretty enclosed garden
- Historic features from its past as a horse stable make it a unique stay you will never forget, beautiful exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and a thatched roof
- Surrounded by open countryside, with miles of walks and cycling right on the doorstep and a lockable boot room for your bikes
- 2 bedrooms 1 super king-size (first floor) and 1 twin (ground floor)
- 2 bathrooms 1 downstairs with a bathtub with shower over and 1 en suite shower
- The kitchen includes a cooker, fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
- TV/DVD (with a large library of DVDs)
- Central heating
- Private parking bay with additional roadside parking on the village lane
- Wi-Fi included (Highspeed broadband)
- 1 dog welcome
- Outside boot room with storage for bicycles
- Local pub 1
- 5 miles
- Shop and social club 30 yards
- Dorchester 10 miles
- The coast 8 miles
- Regret no children under the age of 3
Bere Regis is a small, pretty village in Dorset. If peace and tranquillity are on the agenda, you have found it. Bere Regis was made famous by Thomas Hardy in his classic story ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles". The village has a shop, post office and two pubs. It is very picturesque with thatched cottages and Bere Regis Church takes centre stage.
There are plenty of cycle and walking trails to discover, in fact, explore Wareham Forest by foot or bike, either way, the paths are smooth and easy. Dogs can join you on this adventure too. Staying around the village then both the Lawrence Ride and Purbeck Ride cycle routes pass through the nearby villages of Briantspuddle and Turnerspuddle and then skirt the southern edge of Bere Regis. The Jubilee Trail walking route passes through Bere Regis towards Moreton village.
The beautiful Athelhampton House is a short drive away on the edge of Puddletown village. Explore the Tudor house and extensive gardens, relax in the cafe for cream tea or dinner. Monkey World, in Wareham, is an all-year-round attraction. Although a very popular tourist attraction, Monkey World does serious work and helps governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. There are over 230 primates at Monkey World of including the home of Europe's only Orang-utan creche. Visit the Tank Museum in Bovington, experience driving a tank or watch the amazing re-enactment of a battle, complete with explosions.