The Beeches

Located in Bere Regis, Dorset

This character property seamlessly combines original features with contemporary style. Set in a peaceful village location and with spacious rooms, this is the ideal base for family holidays

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Pet Friendly: 2

Description

The peaceful village of Milborne St Andrew is surrounded by verdant countryside, yet offers excellent links to the Jurassic Coast, including Lulworth Cove and the spectacular Durdle Door, There are lovely walks direct from the front door to explore the local countryside on the fringes of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village offers a country pub, a village shop and a post office. The town of Dorchester is a short drive and offers a great selection of amenities as well as cinemas, museums, pubs and restaurants. A short drive inland will bring you to the Georgian Market town of Blandford Forum, alongside the River Stour, with wonderful walking routes, including water meadows and a trailway that runs to Sturminster Newton, ideal for families of cyclists and those with dogs.

A door leads from the roadside into this striking end of terrace cottage. A welcoming hallway has a staircase rising to the first floor and also leads to a comfortable lounge with an inglenook fireplace, original bread oven, wood burner effect gas fire and a TV. Just opposite is a further room in which to relax, the snug, this room also has a TV and space to enjoy a board game beside a wood burner effect gas fire. Set to the rear of the property is a fabulous open plan kitchen/diner. The kitchen area is equipped with an electric range style oven and induction hob, a further electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge and dishwasher. A central island makes the most of the space and there is room to dine and sofas to relax on, just opposite. An inner hallway leads to a useful utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a separate WC. The second of two staircases rise from here to the first floor. There are a choice of bedrooms on offer here, including a king-size bedroom with en suite shower and WC set to the front of the cottage, a double bedroom with en suite shower and WC and a further double bedroom with a garden view. A family bathroom can also be found on this floor, with a wonderful freestanding bath and WC. A narrow staircase rises to the second floor where there are further bedrooms. Due to the position within the eaves, there are beams and areas of restricted head height throughout the second floor, which only adds to its character and charm. Here there are three bedrooms, a double, a cosy bunk bedroom and a twin. These rooms share a stylish shower room with a shower and WC.

Heading into the garden from the kitchen/diner you can relax on the large patio, which is immediately to the rear of the cottage and is furnished with tables and chairs, a fire pit and a gas BBQ. A sloped border and flight of steps lead up from here to a large elevated area of lawn. There is off-road parking to the side of the cottage for two cars and further roadside parking to the front (subject to availability).

Facilities

  • Renovated in 2020 with stylish and thoughtful decor throughout
  • Fabulous open-plan kitchen/diner, perfect for leisurely family meals
  • Walking distance to village amenities and an excellent touring base
  • 6 bedrooms 1 king-size, 3 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk room
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC, 2 en suite showers and WC's and 1 separate WC
  • Electric range style oven and induction hob, second oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • TV in the lounge and snug
  • Enclosed garden with patio, steps to the lawn, garden furniture, gas BBQ and fire pit
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars and further roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Beach 13 miles, shop and pub within walking distance

Features

BBQ
Cot Available
Dishwasher
Family friendly
Garden
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
TV
Washing machine
WiFi

Location

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Area Details

Bere Regis

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.

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