The Parlour is an excellent choice for a family, with French doors opening out onto an enclosed gravelled patio, comfortable accommodation for five guests – one of the three single beds is a day bed – and the most amazing views of Golden Cap from the master bedroom on the first floor, as well as from the sitting-room and patio. Linking to The Linhay (2661) would create lovely accommodation for seven guests.
The Linhay (2661), The Parlour (2662) and The Dairy (2663) are a cluster of converted barns, situated next to the existing buildings of this working farm.
These original buildings can also be booked together, as two or three cottages, to accommodate all the family. Children will love seeing the tractors go past and working in the fields in the valley, (especially at harvest time) and adults will love the family-friendly seaside pub at the end of the track, with its sunny beer garden.
Set on the edge of the historic village of Chideock, Doghouse Farm stretches gently downhill to the Jurassic Coast, where one of Dorset's most famous landmarks - Golden Cap - rises above the sea. This is a great section of the South West Coast Path - a challenge to get to the top but rewarded with the stunning views.
With the footpath leading from the original farmstead alongside fields, directly to the coastal path and the pebbled beach, this is a perfect base for a family or walking holiday.
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Sitting-room with Smart TV, iPod dock and dining-area
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and single day bed (2'6" recommended for children only)
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- No pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture and charcoal barbecue and barbecue
- 7 panel heaters
The Parlour is the largest of a group of three cottages at this coastal Dorset Farm, the front door is around the right side of the cottage.
The incredible view of Dorset's famous landmark, Golden Cap is right in front of you.
The kitchen is very well-equipped with a large pantry in the corner.
There is a sunny, enclosed patio with that fabulous view.
The double bedroom (Bedroom 1) has a king-size bed.
Everything that you need to create a holiday feast.
The comfortable living/dining-area has French doors that really celebrate the view.
This photograph shows the interior link for The Parlour and The Linhay (2661) if guests wish to book the two cottages together.
The Parlour is next to The Linhay (2661). Both are designed to be very private but can be linked together to create a larger cottage.
Another view of the bedroom with its stunning view.
This is the very special view from the double room. (Bedroom 1)
The family shower-room is on the first floor, but there is also a useful cloakroom downstairs.
The second bedroom (Bedroom 2) has plenty of space for three beds.
The third bed in bedroom 2 is a 'day bed', but just as comfortable as the twin beds.
Another view of Bedroom 2.
Another view of the enclosed patio-area.
There are cheerful touches to make this a real home-from-home.
This friendly sign says it all!
The Parlour is in the nearest cluster of buildings to the left of the photograph, Golden Cap is beyond and Chideock village is to the right.
Walk for miles and miles in the wonderful scenery of the National Trust Golden Cap estate.
Charmouth beach is a great place for children to search for fossils.
National Trust Lambert's Castle is an undiscovered gem for walks with extraordinary views of the Jurassic Coast (you can see to Portland) and the Dorset countryside.
Visit West Bay with it's sandy cliffs. It's the 'home' of Broadchurch.
Venture a little further afield to 'Hardy Country' near Dorchester. This is Thomas Hardy's cottage.
The beautiful little town of Lyme Regis deserves a visit. Take a walk along the historic Cobb and, at low tide, perhaps go on a fossil hunt.