Seize a totally unique opportunity and book a stay in this stunningly converted pump house on the Somerset/Dorset border, close to the dramatic beaches and clifftop walks of the Jurassic Coast. This exceptional detached property is celebrating being 100 years old this year.
Set in its own private meadow, The Pump House is not overlooked by anyone and has wonderful bird and wildlife to spot from your private terrace.
Perfect for couples, this idyllic retreat has double doors into the light-filled open plan ground floor with its sandstone flagstones, welcoming wood-burner and high quality furnishings. French windows at the far end open out onto the terrace beneath a lovely pergola and to the meadow beyond.
A bespoke spiral staircase leads up to the oak-floored galleried bedroom and bathroom. Two dogs are welcome here and there are walks on the doorstep as well as a beautiful hedged garden that is dedicated just for you. There is even a secure bike shed for you to use. Guests also have an open invitation to enjoy the delightful gardens of the original manor house and to use the shared tennis court (available from the 1st April to the 1st October). The local pub and a farm shop with a cafe (both offer free WiFi) are a short stroll along the lane into the village.
Fling open the French doors to the sunny south-facing patio and sit beneath the oak pergola for an al fresco breakfast or a romantic evening meal.
As well as your own wildlife meadow, the gardens of The Manor Farm are a delight to explore and you will come across the sheep, chickens, ducks and cows that live here too! The Pump House is an easy drive from the stunning Jurassic Coast, where the nearest beach is at West Bay, Bridport – the now famous setting for the television series Broadchurch.
In fact there must be something special about this historic area as Barrington Court near Ilminster was the setting for the television adaptation of Wolf Hall! For a recuperative day staying put, wander to that quintessential feature of rural England, the village cricket ground, just the other side of the meadow, and enjoy a cool Somerset cider whilst watching a match.
For the energetic, a secure bicycle shed is provided for you so you can bring your own bikes and enjoy the Somerset countryside on two wheels. The River Parrett Trail is just a stone’s throw away and you will find some lovely country pubs to stop off in en route.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD/CD player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Galleried Bedroom with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Other properties at this location: Manor Farm Lodge (1616).
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 3 panel heaters
This is the beautiful approach to The Pump House. Set in its own wildlife/wildflower meadow with plenty of private parking. An absolute haven.
The open plan living-room allows light to pour in.
The patio is a delight - completely private and surrounded by the wildlife meadow.
Looking across the living-area from the other direction. There is a wood burning stove for cosy evenings in.
As well as the meadow around The Pump House you have sole use of this private garden close by.
A friendly welcome awaits you in this delightful cottage.
The kitchen-area is beautifully fitted along two of the walls of this unique space.
The Pump House is not only unique, totally restful and hidden away, but great fun too.
There is a spiral staircase leading up to the bedroom and bathroom.
Fabulous Kelly Hoppen bed linens are a bedtime treat.
This cleverly designed dressing table with storage and a make-up mirror is a great addition to the bedroom
Artwork from local artists adorns the walls throughout The Pump House.
The pretty bathroom has room for a bath as well as the shower.
Please do make the most of this fabulous tennis court, which is available from the 1st April to the 1st October.
Guests are welcome to stroll and sit in the Manor House gardens.
Have morning breakfast in the Pump House private garden. The Farm Shop at the bottom of the lane supplies all immediate needs.
The sheep live in an adjacent meadow - they all have their own names!
The gorgeous Lyme Regis bay. An easy drive from The Pump House.
Somerset is the home of cider.
Apple orchards are symbolic of Somerset.
Take a stroll, or jog, straight from The Pump House down to the River Parrett and join the 50 mile trail.
This grand avenue of trees links the Manor House gardens to The Pump House.
A stunning spectacle of sea cabbages at Codgen Beach.
There are many historical houses to visit nearby, such as Montacute House.
There is secure bicycle storage at The Pump House.
This is the meadow-side of The Pump House. There is a terrace beneath the pergola and not a house in sight.
Stroll up the lane to watch a cricket match. A glorious way to spend a lazy afteroon.
Lyme Regis on the Devon/Dorset border is an easy drive from The Pump House. There is an all year round dog-friendly beach at the far end and beyond the fisherman's buildings on the Cobb harbour itself.