The Old Smithy
Located in Beaminster, Dorset
Set in the pretty town of Beaminster, this delightful 17th century listed stone cottage offers cosy accommodation for a family looking to enjoy the beautiful countryside of Dorset.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 2
Peacefully situated on a no-through lane in the delightful town of Beaminster, this cottage is in the heart of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a variety of great places to eat and drink nearby. Nearby attractions include the Jacobean Mapperton House and Gardens (2.5 miles) and Coney s Castle (10 miles). The popular Georgian market town of Bridport (6.5 miles) is half a mile from the Jurassic Coast and features a choice of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Along the coast, you can enjoy the sandy beaches of West Bay (8 miles), Hive Beach (9.5 miles) and Eype Beach (9 miles). You can also visit Pilsdon Pen (6 miles), Lewesdon Hill (4 miles) and the bustling town of Lyme Regis (16 miles).
On entering this delightful property you will find a spacious lounge with original features including a beamed ceiling, flagstone flooring and a traditional wood burner set in a large inglenook. This is an ideal space to relax in, with plenty of seating and a TV/DVD. There is a light and welcoming slate floored dining room with a feature Victorian fireplace which provides an ideal space for sharing a family meal. The stylish kitchen is equipped with an oven, microwave and dishwasher, and has a glazed door overlooking the stream. The fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer are housed in the adjacent utility room. Three steps lead up from the utility room to the comfortable twin bedroom and the shower room with WC. A further couple of steps lead up to a single bedroom which has dual access to a large bathroom with a roll-top bath and WC. Steep winding cottage-style stairs lead up to the large double bedroom which has a vaulted and beamed ceiling and a king-size bed.
The spacious garden is just across the lane, overlooking the church. It has a lawn, trees, shrubs and flower beds as well as a tiny pond. Although shielded by shrubs, part of the walled boundary is open to the lane. There is parking on the lane subject to availability, or further roadside parking nearby.
- Brimming with character, this cosy and inviting 17th-century cottage is in an idyllic location
- A lovely holiday home for families, walkers and nature lovers looking for a tranquil setting
- Walking distance to amenities and a short drive to several glorious beaches on the Jurassic Coast
- 3 bedrooms 1 double with king-size bed, 1 twin, 1 single
- 2 bathrooms 1 bathroom with roll-top bath and WC; 1 shower room with WC
- Electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher
- Fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room
- TV and DVD
- Wood burner first basket of logs included October End April
- Separate dining room
- Garden set across the lane with a tiny pond
- Parking on the lane subject to availability, or further roadside parking nearby
- Regret no children under the age of 5
- 2 dogs welcome
- Electric and central heating included
- Wi-Fi included
- Please note due to the property s age some rooms are accessed via steps and low doorways
- Coast 7 miles
- Bridport 6 miles
- Shops, restaurants and pubs 300 metres
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.