About a mile from Salwayash, along wooded lanes and bordered by rolling green fields, a detached stone-built farmhouse, peaceful and secluded. Completely refurbished in 2015, modern comforts and technologies (heat generated by eco-friendly biomass system) complement original 19th cent. features (thick stone walls, beams, fireplace) to create a smart, spacious and welcoming home. At the front, catching all-day sun, a wide paved terrace (picnic benches, barbecue) with lawn and pretty cottage garden looking over sheep-grazed fields beyond; behind the house, sitting above the tree-shaded lane, an enclosed lawned garden (table/chairs, children's climbing frame/swing, steps down to drive), a great spot for morning coffee and wildlife-watching (woodpeckers, buzzards and deer frequently seen). Across the drive, an open-fronted garage (table tennis, storage for your beach gear, bicycles etc), behind which is the owners' holiday home (occasionally occupied).From the drive, a gentle slope (or steps) up to terrace and front door to entrance hall/boot room. Huge heart-of-home well-equipped kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, larder fridge, gas range-style cooker/electric double oven/additional electric rings, breadmaker) with granite worktops and glazed door to back garden. Good-sized utility/drying room (washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, large fridge-freezer, sinks). Living room with woodburner and sofas/armchairs comfortably seating 8 (10 with window seats). Family/games room (table football, smart TV/DVD/Blu-ray, WiFi-connected music/speaker system/iPod dock) with sofa/chairs seating 8, woodburner, piano and glazed door to back garden. Ground-floor twin bedroom (truckle, smart TV/DVD/Blu-ray) and tiled shower-room (suite with overhead and hand-shower attachment). Tiled/oak floors (rugs) downstairs; stripped wood floors (rugs) in bedrooms. Two sets of stairs (stairgates) up to first floor and long landing, off which five more bedrooms with pleasant garden/field views - two double with 5' beds and en suite shower-rooms (suites), two twin (zip-linkable to 6' doubles), and a room with 3' bunks (some rooms only have hooks for clothes-hanging; shared wardrobe on landing). Two bathrooms (suites, one with shower over bath, the other with hand-shower). Spring water. Damages Deposit £250. Arrival after 4pm. A fantastic spot for gathering the clans - scenic and secluded, yet with easy access to Bridport and the stunning Dorset coast. Nearest pub, ½ mile; cider farm (tours), 200 yards.
Salwayash: village (pub, excellent farm shop) on the edge of the beautiful Marshwood Vale, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 3 miles north of Bridport. Sea at West Bay, 5 miles. ‘Jurassic Coast’ (Charmouth, 10 miles). Wonderful walks/cycle routes nearby.
Six bedrooms: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower room, 2 x twin (zip/link can be 6 ft double on request), 1 x adult bunk room. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor twin, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Family/games room with wood burning stove. External games barn.
SALWAYASH 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. Bridport’s market is regularly featured on the River Cottage TV programme. 2 miles south of Bridport is the dramatic Jurassic coast at West Bay, now a World Heritage Site, home to the backdrop for TV's Harbour Lights and the coastal setting for popular Broadchurch, whilst the picturesque resort of Lyme Regis is within 10 miles. A superb base for exploring wonderful West Dorset.
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