This high quality property is in a glorious rural setting in south Somerset, just a 20 minute drive from the stunning Jurassic coastline at Lyme Regis in Dorset. Purtington Barn Cottage is exceptionally spacious with a large sitting/dining-room with two sets of French windows onto the sheltered patio and the beautiful gardens beyond. There is a galley style kitchen and a separate utility-room - both well equipped for your stay. The two comfortable bedrooms for the three guests accommodated here have unspoilt countryside views across the valley. One has floor to ceiling windows so you can lie in bed and enjoy the views. This room has a large en suite bathroom and there is a second excellent sized bathroom too. The cottage adjoins the Owner's home but is very private.
The gardens here are a delight with lovely places to sit and relax tucked around hidden corners. Enjoy the stream-side seat at the bottom of the garden or have a picnic by the wildlife pond and watch the wildlife in the conservation meadow. You can also make the most of the nearby Cricket St Thomas Estate Spa and swimming pool with a day pass. Somerset offers real variety, from the famous Somerset Levels to the stunning Mendip and Quantock Hills. A bit further afield is the Exmoor National Park. If you head to the coast you will find the most beautiful chain of little east Devon fishing villages such as Beer and Branscombe, the Regency town of Sidmouth, and a bit further east, Budleigh Salterton. This most peaceful of retreats offers free internet access that is perfectly sufficient for emailing and for access to the web. This is also the setting for Purtington Barn Studio - a beautiful independant bolthole for two, set well away from Purtington Barn Cottage. The owners here always make their guests feel most welcome and after greeting you will leave you to have your holiday in peace and quiet in this very tranquil setting. They make a polite request that their guests have a word with them before inviting friends or family to the cottage. It is really important for the owners to know who is on the smallholding at any time, so please do speak to them before inviting friends or family to visit you at the cottage.
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, combination microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and Dining-area
Utility-room with washing machine
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Take care with the low lintels by the French windows in the sitting-room and with the drop from the garden to the stream below. Please note the WiFi is suitable for basic web browsing and emails but not for streaming, downloading large files or uploading photographs.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full under-floor heating
Purtington Barn Cottage has a beautiful outlook over the gardens which include a little stream and a wildlife pond where you can sit in peace and quiet.
There is a gorgeous terrace overlooking the gardens and the countryside beyond.
There is a really spacious living/dining room with two sets of French windows to the gardens.
As well as the galley-style kitchen there is a separate utility room. This cottage is really well equipped for your stay.
The stunning Jurassic Coast is just a short drive away so you have the best of both worlds, countryside and coast to explore.
This is the rural view from the front of the cottage.
The kitchen leads directly into the dining area of the living room.
You can dine in or al fresco.
This stone fronted cottage is a very attractive building in a very peaceful setting
There is a little hidden away seat by the stream. Perfect for that evening glass of wine.
There are extensive grounds here - tucked away out of sight is this lovely lawned area with a wildlife pond.
Back inside, this is the master bedroom on the first floor. Floor to ceiling windows give you wonderful views from your bed
Another view across the master bedroom to show the door to the ensuite bathroom.
Not many cottages have such large en-suites. This one is a real treat.
This is the second bedroom with its double bed. This bedroom also has views across the gardens and the valley.
Both bedrooms have plenty of storage.
Across the corridor from the second bedroom is this lovely bathroom.
This images shows the overall setting, taken from the far side of the stream and looking back towards the cottage which is on the right.
Even the entrance is part of setting the scene.
The east Devon and west Dorset coastline offers lovely fishing villages and harbours to visit.
This is the harbour at Lyme Regis with the Jurassic Coast stretching away into the distance.
The stunning Jurassic Coast is a short drive away. This is the beach at Charmouth.
Enjoy a day to the Cricket St Thomas Spa next door for some pampering treatments and use of the swimming pool.
This is one of the little Shetland ponies who have come to live here!