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The property

… 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 and loo). 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 (5' four-poster bed) with low doorway and 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 with four-poster 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.

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The place

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.

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Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided at extra charge.

There is a barbecue
There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available free of charge.
Property is within 5 miles of coast
Two travel cots are available
There are two travel cots
There is one dishwasher
DVD player
There are two DVDs
Electricity costs are included
There is one freezer
There is one fridge
Fridge (Larder)
There is a larder fridge
Games Room
There is a games room
The property has a woodburner
This property has an open fire
This property has central heating
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
Two highchairs are available
Indoor Pool
There is an indoor swimming pool
Linen and duvets are provided free of charge
There is one microwave
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 8 standard sized cars.
Pets are welcome by arrangement. A maximum of 2 dogs are permitted, with more possible by arrangement.
There is a phone
Professional catering
Professional catering is available by arrangement
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking is allowed at this property (but not in bedrooms)
Towels are provided at extra charge
There is a vineyard nearby
There is one washer-drier

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Location:Chideock, West Dorset, Dorset
Changeover day:Friday
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Bedrooms: 9 ( 4 Double, 4 Twin, 1 Single )
Star Rating

Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2001. See page 12 of our 2018 brochure
Good for:Homes & gardensLarge gatheringsDogsFood & drinkPoolsPubsPets Offers

Many thanks to the owners and to Helpful Holidays for providing exactly what we wanted at Park Farmhouse. * a place in lovely country where 8 friends could spend a few days exploring, walking, trying the local pubs, talking, laughing and trying to improve their bridge * a welcoming, comfortable, well maintained and extremely well equipped home * spacious sitting rooms, dining room and kitchen and the bonus of the lovely swimming pool No wonder we so enjoyed ourselves and are already planning for next year.


** Please note, floorplans are not to scale

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