Fri 6th Apr to 4th May 2018
In the heart of Chideock, two doors from a good food pub and across the road from the footpath to the beach, a large, beautiful, thatched, detached former farmhouse, complete with own private indoor heated swimming pool (28' x 14' x 4' deep, shower suite). The house is light and spacious, retaining traditional Dorset character in beams, fireplaces and some low lintels, complemented by contemporary touches adding style and comfort. At the back, steps up to walled garden with patio (picnic tables, barbecue), lawn, small games barn (table tennis) and sun terrace. To the front, a small garden separates it from the A35 Charmouth to Bridport road. From parking area, stepping stones across lawn and steps down to door into utility room (washer-drier, freezer, larder fridge) with space for coats/boots. Two living rooms, one with open fire and the other with woodburner and TV/DVD. Long, easy-to-work-in kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, gas range-style double oven/7-ring cooker, breakfast table/stools for 4 in alcove). Dining room with long table and doors to kitchen and living room. Small office. Downstairs bathroom (suite). Two staircases (stairgates) from small hall and kitchen up to large landing/room with chess set and TV/DVD. Off this, a double with low doorway and a four poster room step up to en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath); another double with step up to en suite shower-room (suite); three twin, one with step up to en suite shower-room (suite); and a small single. From this single room, very steep stairs up to another twin bedroom under the eaves (unsuitable for young children). Bathroom (suite). Five yards from the back door, a pretty little detached converted creamery with two bedrooms - downstairs, a double bed and step up to en suite shower-room (suite); upstairs, via outside steps, another double with en suite bathroom (suite). Damages Deposit £250. Professional catering available. A friendly, welcoming house with fun swimming pool, ideal for celebratory gatherings and in a great spot for discovering the ‘Jurassic Coast’, with a good fossil-hunting beach and fabulous views across Dorset and Devon from Golden Cap hill within walking distance.
Chideock: pretty village (PO/shop, pubs, church), a mile from the sea (footpath to fossil beach, good seafront pub). Excellent walking, birdwatching; spectacular ‘Jurassic Coast’ scenery (Golden Cap). Bridport (small town, swimming pool, cinema), 2 miles; seaside West Bay (golf, fish restaurant), 2½; Lyme Regis (sandy beach), 7. Weymouth (Channel Island day trips), 17.
Nine bedrooms. In the Creamery: 2 x double , one downstairs with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and the other upstairs with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin. In the main house: 2 x double and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, the other with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin), 3 x twin (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin), 1 x single. 1 x twin up steep ladder stairs through the single bedroom. Bathroom with bath, WC, basin. Ground floor utility room. Kitchen with small breakfast table. Dining room. Two sitting rooms (one with wood burning stove, one with open fire). Office. Ground floor bathroom with bath, WC, basin. Exterior indoor swimming pool and games room.
CHIDEOCK Bridport 2 miles. Lyme Regis 7 miles. West Bay 4 miles. The pretty village of Chideock (pronounced Chiddick) can be found straddling the main A35 road between Bridport and Honiton, in glorious West Dorset. Many of the quaint cottages lining the road are constructed of cob and the honey-coloured local sandstone. Lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area has plenty of lovely walks, whilst just 1 mile away is Dorset's Jurassic Coast, famed for its fossils and ease of finding them, where a walk along the coastal path affords spectacular views across the sparkling waters of Lyme Bay towards Portland, Chisel beach and the Devon coast. A short drive east takes you to the ancient rope-making town of Bridport, and the harbour at West Bay, or venture west to visit the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis. An excellent holiday base from which to explore this scenic area.
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