This tranquil and elegant period farmhouse has a luxurious contemporary interior, spacious flexible accommodation and a beautiful enclosed garden. The glorious west Dorset location for Catsley House offers a rural setting with panoramic countryside views above the timeless village of Corscombe, within walking distance of the friendly Fox Inn which serves local ales, delicious food and welcomes four-legged friends. A few miles away discover the bracing cliffs along the Jurassic Coast where you can stretch your legs and breathe in the sea air. This sun-filled property is an inspirational and creative country house that truly embraces its guests. With a drawing-room, open plan kitchen/breakfast-room and separate dining-room that opens onto the sheltered lawned garden, this is a perfect choice for special occasions or for simply stepping back from everyday life.
This is a country house that really celebrates its surroundings. Doors lead from the drawing-room, the kitchen/breakfast-room and the dining-room into the wonderful sunny garden with its level lawns, patios and planted borders; ideal for al fresco meals or just lazing away a summer's day with the papers or a good book – perhaps borrowed from the library in the drawing-room? Flagstone floors in the hall and kitchen add character to this historic stone farmhouse and if you want to enjoy a special supper you can dine by candlelight in the dining-room off the kitchen. The accommodation is set over three floors and the top floor has the feel of an exclusive bedroom suite with plenty of space for its own little living-room between the bedroom and bathroom areas. The other three bedrooms are just as luxurious and the whole house is filled with the atmosphere of a unique private gallery, with paintings and antique furniture and a lovely French Provencal feel. A nearby town to visit is Beaminster with its historic square and independent shops; The Bridge House Hotel or Brassica right in the square are lovely places for lunch or supper. Bridport is a great market town with its street markets and thriving high street, and at West Bay just a mile on from Bridport you can challenge yourselves to one of the Jurassic Coast's steepest sections of the South West Coast Path high above the beach. The Watchhouse Cafe right on the pebbles is a must for fresh fish at lunch time – the sister to the famous Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock just a few miles further along the coast.
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with induction hob, double electric oven, electric Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Drawing-room with satellite TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner
Laundry-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed, TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with double bed, sitting-area, bath, WC and wash-basin
There is a flight of stone steps up from the parking-area.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Catsley House is a beautiful period farmhouse in a position that really celebrates the view for miles around.
The elegant drawing room has French windows that open out onto the garden at the back of the farmhouse.
The farmhouse-style kitchen has all the equipment that you could need; an electric aga, induction hob and electric double oven.
This is such a fabulous space for a gathering of friends or family.
The stylish dining room encourages lazy breakfasts and long delicious suppers; walk through the large door to the beautiful walled garden.
The beautifully stocked and fully enclosed gardens wrap around the house with rural views in every direction.
The Fox Inn, Corscombe, serves delicious food in a great atmoshpere.
Iconic Durdle Door, on the World Heritage Jurasssic Coast, just 30 miles from your country retreat.
The front door and main entrance to Catsley House.
This elegant garden will greet you as you walk from the parking area.
A second dining table with the entrance hall beyond.
The drawing room has dual aspect windows, with the countryside in one direction and the garden in the other.
The kitchen is so well-equipped; a chef's paradise.
Lyme Regis has something for everyone, fossils, sand, independent shops and some fabulous cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Nearby Mapperton House and beautiful formal gardens, with cafe and garden tea room.
This is the stunning master bedroom (Bedroom 1), you can sit in bed with a morning cup of tea and take in the panoramic view.
The master bedroom en suite has a lovely deep bath and separate shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 has a zip and link bed which can be made up as a 6ft bed or 3ft twin beds, a spacious en suite bathroom and views over open countryside.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 2 has a bath and shower cubicle.
Bedroom 3 has a double bed, pretty feature fireplace, and views of the garden and the orchard; the shower room is just next door.
The first floor landing has far-reaching views.
The second floor bedroom suite (bedroom 4) is tucked away at the top of the house, with a double bed.
This pretty sitting area links the top floor bedroom suite with it's own bathroom at the far end.
The pretty second floor bathroom.
The gardens are well stocked and beautifully managed.
Plenty of tranquil oustside space to admire.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.
This elegant farmhouse has magnificent gardens that surround and complement.
There are several ouside seating areas which allow you to follow the sun.
Catsley House is a great place to be self-indulgent.
Stourhead House and gardens have a spectacular array of azaleas and rhododendrons in the spring.
Catsley House is above a tiny little country lane, very quiet, that leads down to the village of Corscombe - and the friendly Fox Inn.
In the nearby viallage of Beaminster, Brassica is great for a little holiday indulgence.
This stunning coastline is a highlight of any holiday in this area.
The gardens at Catsley House are quite simply magnificent.
Catsley House is surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. This is nearby Eggardon Hill - an iron age hill fort with panoramic views towards the Jurassic Coast.
You really are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Dorset countryside.