This quaint cottage is set within the rural hamlet of Pallington. The Stables is a self-contained, single storey cottage with a welcoming open plan design. The entrance hall leads to the en suite bedroom that provides a super comfy double bed. Over in the living-area, you will have no choice but to relax, with the cosy wood-burner effect electric stove, perfect for those out-of-season breaks where you can sit next to the fire and watch something on the TV or immerse yourself in a good book. The kitchen area has everything you could need to cook up a tasty meal.
Outside, you will find the west facing garden. Gardeners will delight in the wonderful flowers, shrubs and trees that divide the lawned area. There is even a small patio area with outside furniture which creates the perfect space to unwind in the countryside air and enjoy some al fresco dining.
Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy's rural Dorset, between Dorchester and the Saxon town of Wareham, this cottage is within easy reach of Lulworth Cove and the sandy beaches of Studland and Weymouth. The Jurassic Coast covers the whole stretch of the coastline from Studland to Lyme Regis and it boasts breath-taking scenery amongst a wonderful choice of sandy beaches, rocky coves, clifftop walks and woodland strolls.
Also worth a visit is the Purbeck Peninsula that takes in great views of sandy beaches and shallow waters, with a backdrop of pine woods and heathland surrounding the eastern fringes of Poole Harbour. Also visible from the peninsula is Swanage, a traditional seaside town. For those keen for an artistic walk, why not pop just a few minutes down the road to Sculpture by the Lakes, which is nestled in 26 acres of Dorset's glorious countryside. An oasis for art lovers or just for people who simply love the view and wish to stroll in a unique setting.
It is easy to find unspoilt villages off the beaten track, such as Worth Matravers, with its little rocky beach at Windspit, and Kingston Matravers, with its views down to Corfe Castle. Further inland, there is just as much on offer, for example: Maiden Castle just outside Dorchester, one of the region's largest iron age fortresses; Thomas Hardy's Cottage and Cloud's Hill, Lawrence of Arabia's Dorset home. However, despite all this nearby, The Stables is also just the sort of property where you might decide to stay put and relax.
Bedroom with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with TV, DVD/CD player and wood-burner effect electric stove
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Please take care when entering the sitting-room from the kitchen/diner as there are two steps, a slope and low lintels. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 4 electric thermostatic radiators
The Stables offers plenty of level parking, surrounded by beautiful gardens, the owner's house is to the left.
The spacious sitting-room has French windows which open onto a lovely private patio.
The south-facing garden is the perfect place for al fresco dining, or just relaxing with a good book.
The bright kitchen with dining-area has plenty of space.
The double bedroom has an en suite shower-room.
The spacious en suite shower-room has a large walk-in shower.
Lovely character in this property.
The sitting-room is light and airy.
A useful planning tool to help you get your bearings when exploring Dorset.
The well-equipped kitchen has all that you could need to create a culinary masterpiece.
Another view, the fabulous south-facing garden sits behind The Stables.
The very private garden is huge and beautifully kept.
The garden has some very attractive shrubs.
The lovely natural harbour at Lulworth Cove.
Looking west along the coast from Durdle Door. The Isle of Portland is visible in the distance.
Spectacular Corfe Castle in the National Trust village of Corfe is a lovely day out.
Hardy's Cottage nearby - photo kindly taken by the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team.
The Quay at Wareham, an historic Saxon town very nearby.
A view of Poole Harbour. You can catch the ferry across from Studland.
Brave the coastal path to Durdle Door - over the brow of the hill the stunning view of this famous Dorset landmark will be well worth the effort.
Dramatic Man O'War Bay, halfway between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.