Set in this historic village, surrounded by beautiful countryside, Tolpuddle Cottage is the perfect base for your holiday in Dorset, just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Tolpuddle is the home of the Trade Union movement; the small village museum, which is free, documents the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and their fight for workers' rights and every year a festival is held in the village. This pretty, terraced, thatched cottage is recently built with cosy under-floor heating and a very sociable open plan ground floor, with kitchen/dining/living space and a ground floor cloakroom. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a king-size bed and en suite shower-room, the second bedroom has a super-king size bed which can be split into two three-foot singles, the third bedroom has a truckle bed and the family bathroom has a bath with a shower over. The cottage is set in beautiful countryside, miles of footpaths and tracks lead from the village so perfect for you and your dog, a short drive takes you to some of Dorset's major attractions.
The village has a good local pub where guests will receive a 10% discount and there is so much to explore on your doorstep; Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum, are just eight miles from Tolpuddle Cottage. Fans of Thomas Hardy can visit his birthplace and Casterbridge (Dorchester) as in The Mayor Of Casterbridge, the county town of Dorset, with some great cafes, the Tutankhamen Museum and the Dinosaur Museum, which children will remember long after their visit. A short drive takes you to the historic market town of Wareham, gateway to Purbeck and the beginning of the Jurassic Coast; enjoy the National Trust's Corfe Castle or have a memorable ride on the Swanage Steam Train which runs beside this magnificent castle. Nearby historic Athelhampton House and Gardens is well worth a visit, with a restaurant to indulge in delicious holiday treats; Athelhampton House is also a wedding venue, so Tolpuddle Cottage is ideal if you want to extend your stay in Dorset after a memorable family celebration. If you feel like a relaxing day on the coast, the safe sandy beaches of Studland and Weymouth are a short drive, or visit the impressive geological features at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. If you are bringing bikes and/or kayaks on holiday with you there is a lockable store in the garage behind the cottage.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, Blu-ray DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (truckles and recommended for children only).
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.
There are steep steps from the house to the raised terrace and patio furniture, then further steps to the parking-area. Every year a summer festival is held in the village, for 2017 the dates are 14th to 16th July 2017, the village will be exceptionally busy, crowded and live music will be playing most of the weekend. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.