This pretty detached former coach house can be found in the rural Dorset countryside, within easy reach of the stunning coastlines of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.
The Old Coach House welcomes you as soon as you step through the door, with a bright and airy interior. This property offers a large, enclosed garden where you and perhaps your furry friend can enjoy the space that looks out over the gorgeous scenery. It is so tranquil that you would have no choice but to relax here. There is even a patio space where you can dine al fresco, or just enjoy a glass (or two) of whatever takes your fancy. This homely retreat has so much to offer with its well-equipped kitchen where you are able to cook up a delicious meal. Should you wish to have a night off, then the local pub is just within walking distance. Similarly, you won't have to venture far for local produce, the local shop is only a stone's throw away.
The sitting/dining room offers year-round comfort with its warming wood-burner, perfect for those cosy nights in! Head upstairs where both bedrooms overlook the garden with far-reaching views across the valley through a quaint copse where you can enjoy complete peace and quiet. It is the perfect retreat from the stresses of the outside world. The beds provide a restful place for you to recharge after a day of exploring the beautiful country walks and villages, completely untouched by the modern world. All of this is just on your doorstep!
Should you want to venture further than the attractive village of Ansty, the county town of Dorchester is just a drive away where you can enjoy the weekly markets and independent shops. Dorchester is rich with history of the famous novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy who resided here in West Dorset in the mid-1800s. Alternatively, you could even take a drive to the National Trusts, Cerne Abbas Giant - which is believed to have been constructed in the late Saxon period.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ bed (king-size or 2'6" twin) beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Laundry-room with washing machine
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog over 1 year only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 250 yds
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH (supplied from Owner’s house)
The cottage looks out onto the enclosed garden and has wonderful views, the owner's house is to the right in the background.
The sitting/dining-room welcomes you to the cottage, the wood-burner is perfect for a cosy evening in.
The fully enclosed garden looks out over the rolling Dorset countryside.
The bright and cheery kitchen has all that you need to create a light snack or a delicious feast.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed and en suite bathroom (Bedroom 1).
The en suite bathroom is spacious and light.
There is a very private terrace at the back of the cottage with doors from the living-room and the kitchen leading straight outside.
The private terrace at the back of the cottage has French doors that lead into the kitchen, perfect for al fresco dining.
The private garden has fabulous views, the perfect place for afternoon tea.
The lovely enclosed garden in the summer, ideal for your four-legged friend.
Wonderful views from the private garden through a copse and across the valley.
Planning the day's adventures over a healthy breakfast.
This is the view that greets you when you arrive at The Old Coach House.
Bedroom 2 can be two 2' 6'' beds or made up as a king-size bed.
The family shower-room has a large shower to the left.
Your dog is welcomed too at The Old Coach House (small dogs only please).
A lovely detail as you walk around to the front door of the cottage.
Plenty of reading material to enjoy.
There is plenty of space to relax and enjoy this very peaceful location.
The cottage is set within the grounds of the owner's home, yet feels very private.
There are stunning views from the top of Bulbarrow Hill just up the road.
Lulworth Cove is one of Dorset's wonderful beaches and well worth a day trip.
Kingston Lacy House is just the other side of the interesting town of Blandford Forum.
The bridge over the River Stour at Blandford Forum - lovely riverside park and walks.
The lovely beaches of Dorset's Studland peninsula are an easy drive from the cottage.
Historic Milton Abbey and the unique village of Milton Abbas are a stone's throw away.
The Quay at Wareham - a beautiful Saxon town and great day out.