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Hill Cottage

Chard, Dorset (Ref. 988997)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs O'rourke

    “This is a good size property for a family holiday with a dog in a beautiful remote location but was more of a challenge to manage than we had anticipated.”

    We had a person with mobility issues with us so the muddy verge (parking) and then a set of steep steps were a surprise on arrival as was the log burner to heat the house. The property has a significant damp problem (the walls were wet in the hall and dining room) so the log burner did help but was a full time job to keep burning and with no instructions we were left to figure it out. I rang the owner and left a message but she never returned my call. You need to leave instructions as to how ...

    We had a person with mobility issues with us so the muddy verge (parking) and then a set of steep steps were a surprise on arrival as was the log burner to heat the house. The property has a significant damp problem (the walls were wet in the hall and dining room) so the log burner did help but was a full time job to keep burning and with no instructions we were left to figure it out. I rang the owner and left a message but she never returned my call. You need to leave instructions as to how the house works and a guide to running the log burner. The master bedroom was a good size but on taking a shower the towels were full of dust as was the cupboard at the end of the bed. There is also no supplemental heating in the master so when the logs stopped so did the heat. We all felt this would be a more appropriate place to both access and stay in the summer when the damp, mud and log burner can be less of a feature.

    - Mrs O'rourke, October 2020

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Hill Cottage. I'm sorry to hear the house wasn't necessary best suited for your needs, but if you do have any special requirements, you must ask these questions before booking, so we can make sure we have the best property for you. We will look to put more notes about the stairs to the front door, although you can see the hand rail from the pictures. We will also pass on your comments to the owner to review. Property Owner

The property

Boasting a superb position overlooking the delightful hamlet of Hewood on the borders of Dorset and Somerset is the characterful, Hill Cottage.

This spacious accommodation has been designed with a family in mind, with plentiful sleeping accommodation, a superb garden area and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catering getaway.

The interior enjoys a refreshing ambiance as well as a number of characterful touches, including the open fire and woodburning stove which brings a sense of tranquillity during the winter months.

Relax into your evening within the sitting room, where you and your loved ones can cosy up on the plush sofas and tune into the TV before heading into the well-equipped kitchen to cater your own delicious meals.

If the weather is on your side, head into the garden area where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed whilst soaking up the far-reaching countryside views.

Once the sun has set, catch your rest within one the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom with an en-suite, a twin and a single, designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement.

If you can tear yourself away from this superb hideaway, venture to Thorncombe where a small village shop awaits, ideal for picking up the essentials.

To keep you busy whilst here, head to the Dorset Heritage Coast, where you will find a magnitude of walks, glorious beaches and opportunities for fossil collecting.

Other attractions within the surrounding area include the impressive Forde Abbey House and Gardens or if you are visiting with younger guests, spend some time at the Axe Valley Wildlife Park.

Hill Cottage promises a wonderful getaway to this part of the countryside. You have steps and a hand rail to the front door, please see pictures.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room.
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 3 miles. You have steps and a hand rail up to the front door, please see pictures.

About the location

THORNCOMBE

Lyme Regis 9 miles; West Bay 12 miles.

Thorncombe is a village and civil parish in Dorset, located on the border of south Devon. Hewood is a hamlet that lies to the west of Thorncombe parish church. It consists of sixteen thatched cottages and three farms. It was mainly built around the mid-18th century. Most of the residents have lived there most of their lives. It lies on a steep hillside looking across to Windwhistle Hill. Local attractions include Forde Abbey House and Gardens. Chard Museum and Axe Valley Wildlife Park, all within driving distance. Thorncombe itself has a lovely village store with friendly staff. Thorncombe is 6 miles south of Chard and Cricket St Thomas.

You have steps and a hand rail from the small gate to the front door, please see the pictures.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas