Manor Farm Lodge is situated on the Somerset/Dorset border with easy access into Devon. This beautifully presented cottage, surrounded by its traditional cottage garden, is the ideal base for exploring the fascinating and historic south Somerset, and is within easy reach of the stunning Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis.
The lodge is a Grade ll Listed period Victorian gatehouse, with special architectural interest, at the heart of the pretty, quintessentially English village of North Perrott - complete with pub and farm shop with cafe (both with free WiFi), cricket ground and 15th Century church.
The walled and fenced cottage garden provides a safe enclosure for pets and children. Guests are also welcome to venture through a delightful hedge archway into the stunning formal gardens of the original Manor house, to explore, or just to sit and relax. You are invited to use the tennis court (available from the 1st April to the 1st October) and to meet the pet sheep and other farm animals.
Across the Manor gardens, in a private setting, there is a wonderful open fronted barn which has been set up for you to use for barbecues in the evening after 6pm, when all the ducks and chickens have gone to bed!
This truly comfortable cottage has a cosy wood-burning stove in the sitting-room and a second ornamental one in the dining-room. Upstairs, the double bedroom boasts a brass bed with very high quality bed linens, and the second bedroom has the flexibility to be set up as a single or a twin to suit guests.
Lying within the warm-coloured hamstone village, there is an abundance of historical sites to visit such as Montacute, Lytes Cary, the Iron Age and Roman Hill Fort of Ham Hill, - a geological site and a Scheduled Ancient Monument - the Roman city of Bath, the medieval city of Wells and the famous Glastonbury Tor. For the garden enthusiast, the Manor Gardens on your doorstep fit the bill but for visits out and about, there are the monastic Forde Abbey, East Lambrook and Tintinhull Garden.
The bustling market town of Bridport offers art and antique lovers the opportunity to explore, and Crewkerne is a hub for antique treasures. The World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, provides the seaside experience with fossil hunting opportunities at Lyme Regis and Charmouth bays.
Manor Farm Lodge is a cosy base, offering a traditional holiday with modern home comforts. There are beautiful walks for nature lovers right on the doorstep without having to take your car. Join the River Parrett Trail or explore the apple orchards just along the track that passes the front door.
Sitting-room with TV, video, DVD player and wood-burner
Dining-room with CD player and ornamental wood-burner
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine/drier
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (2'6" recommended for children only) and wash-basin
Other properties at this location: The Pump House (2098).
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 7 panel heaters and 2 electric convector heaters
A view of the front of Manor Farm Lodge. Pull in through the Grade II listed pillars. This wonderful lodge lies right on the Somerset/Dorset border.
This is the fully enclosed, partialy walled garden. A lovely sheltered and totally private spot for a picnic or morning coffee and a treat from the farm shop.
The truly comfortable sitting-room with its wood burning stove is at the heart of this lovingly presented cottage.
The Manor House gardens are a delight and all guests are warmly welcomed to explore. They include the tennis court and the barbecue barn which are for you to enjoy too.
A scenic 30 minute drive will take you to the Jurassic Coast.
All the wonderful details in the Lodge celebrate local artists, craftspeople and nature.
There is a separate dining-room and on arrival there are treats that will make you feel so very welcome here.
The extremely well equipped kitchen looks out over the side garden and to the field beyond.
In keeping with the history of the cottage there is a pantry to keep food fresh - bought from the farm shop just across the road.
The dining-room has a lovely dresser, perfect furniture for this lovely room.
This is the side garden where you can catch the evening sun and which looks across a beautiful meadow complete with occupants Scrappy - pictured - and Pickwick the tame sheep.
The outside details within the garden setting reflect the period of the Lodge.
This is the double bedroom on the first floor. There is a feature Victorian fireplace.
Snuggle up in the evening under quality linen in an antique brass bed.
The twin bedroom can also be made up with just one single bed if you wish.
The twin beds can be made into a king-size bed but please do let the owner know ahead of your arrival so that this can be done for you.
The bathroom is downstairs and has a pretty colour scheme and is a warm and cosy room.
Enjoy the work of local artists and potters that has its place in this special property
This barbecue barn is in the grounds of Manor Farm. You are welcome to use this area after 6.00 pm when all the free range chickens and ducks have gone to bed !
Guests are warmly invited to use the tennis court in the Manor House gardens, which is available from 1st April to1st October.
You have your own dedicated and fully enclosed garden.
Walks straight from The Lodge up the drive into miles of open fields with public footpaths joining the Parrett Trail.
The Lodge has a tradiational English cottage garden. It is a delight.
Discover the gardens at Manor Farm. Exploring and enjoying them are part and parcel of staying at The Lodge.
A truly rural lifestyle
The pet sheep, Scrappy and Pickwick, will love to meet you.
Lyme Regis - with the famous Cob Harbour - is a wonderful nearby coastal town.
South Somerset is fortunate to have many historically important houses, such as Montacute, within close driving distance.
Many of the products stocked at the Farm Shop are produced locally. The Apple Orchards at North Perrott produce the famous apple juice.
The Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Site is an easy drive from the cottage through beautiful scenery.
Additional outside seating, barbecue and loungers are stored in the garden shed.
North Perrott cricket club is a short stroll down the lane. Enjoy a real 'English' summer's day watching the match and drinking a beer from the bar facilities.
A view of Glastonbury Tor. The south Somerset countryside is beautifully unspoilt.
Walk the Parrett Trail through 50 miles of ecologically sensitive areas where there is an abundance of history and wildlife.
Visit the World Heritage city of Roman and Georgian Bath.
This is the view from the iron age hill Fort at Ham Hill. This special geological site is the source of the beautiful stone of the period buildings through this area.
A holiday here gives you a taste of a truly rural lifestyle.