Down a quiet, narrow country lane a mile from Whitchurch Canonicorum, a former byre converted to a single-storey semi-detached cottage in the grounds of the owners’ farmhouse. Own small private patio (garden furniture, evening sun) overlooking a small lake in the grounds (unfenced, ducks and occasional heron, egret and kingfishers) and with uninterrupted views up the vale to Marshwood.
Hall; fitted kitchen (microwave, fridge, electric cooker). Comfortable living/dining room (woodburner) with antiques, good pictures, TV/DVD and French windows to patio. Two bedrooms (pretty fabrics) - a double (5' bed), and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Nearby outbuilding with washing machine and tumble drier (extra) and, shared with owners, freezer. No smoking in grounds. No children under 16 years, except pre-crawling babies, due to lake. Sleeps maximum of 4, including babies. A peaceful retreat in relaxing, elegant surroundings.
Whitchurch Canonicorum: small hillside village (fine medieval church, pub, thatched cottages) in the lovely Marshwood Vale with its River Char which winds down to Lyme Bay at Charmouth, 2½ miles away. Lyme Regis (lovely old seaside/harbour town with sandy beach), 4 miles; Bridport (shops, restaurants, pubs, cinema, arts centre), 5½.
One level. Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Hall. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area, wood burning stove and French windows to patio.
WHITCHURCH CANONICORUM Bridport 5.4 miles. Referred to as the capital of the Marshwood Vale, Whitchurch Canonicorum is an attractive mix of farms and cottages. Whitchurch Canonicorum is where you can find the very ancient church of St. Candida and the Holy Cross. It is unique in being the only parish church in England to contain the remains of an ancient saint. There is a well nearby, also named after the Saint, which is also rumoured to have similar healing properties. The attractive market town of Bridport grew up around the River Brit and was shaped by its extensive history of rope and net making. The long, wide streets and alleyways between the houses were once where the flax strands were twisted into rope, while today those streets are filled with an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns.