This pretty semi-detached cottage for two is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on West Hembury Farm.
Badgers Cottage is an 18th Century stone barn that has been beautifully converted into a relaxing retreat. The cottage is all on one level giving it a most welcoming feel from the moment you step through the door. The stylish deVOL kitchen is a cook's delight, with ceramic hob and double oven, it is the perfect space for creating delicious meals. The wood-burner in the living area ensures you can keep toasty and warm for those snug out-of-season breaks. After a long day the bedroom offers absolute relaxation with the super-comfy six-foot bed. For added flexibility it can also be made up as two singles. Outside, there is an enclosed garden so that you can be assured of your four-legged friends' safety while you sit back and enjoy a cool glass of something yummy.
For keen walkers, West Hembury Farm is situated perfectly. Offering lots of places where you can enjoy the West Dorset countryside. Badgers Cottage is just four miles away from the bustling market town of Bridport that has 'market days' twice a week showcasing lots of quirky stalls and delicious local delicacies. A short drive away is the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and West Bay, where some of Broadchurch was filmed.
From the farm you can gaze across the valley towards Eggardon Hill, a National Trust owned Iron Age hill fort; with gorgeous views towards Golden Cap and diverse wildlife, it is well worth a visit. This working farm has Gotland sheep and lambs in spring time; resident chickens roam the farmyard and the owners' Shetland ponies, horse and spaniels give the yard an appeal that children will remember a long time after their holiday.
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Access to shared Laundry-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Take care around the farmyard (please supervise children at all times). This beautiful part of Dorset has limited WiFi capacity, which is supplied via a 4G LTE broadband connection, suitable for email and web browsing only. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 1 year only)
- High chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car and additional parking in farmyard.
- Telephone (incoming only)
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
Badgers Cottage is all on one level attached to Barn Owls Cottage with a pretty enclosed garden on one side and the farmyard on the other.
The kitchen/dining/sitting-room is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring, with its cosy wood-burner.
A very tranquil setting for al fresco dining, with views towards Eggardon Hill.
The compact kitchen is at one end of the open plan space.
The bedroom has a super-comfy 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) bed, and lovely linens.
The shower-room has a large cubicle and heated towel rail for warm towels.
Relax and plan your adventure for tomorrow.
Far-reaching views from the farmyard and gardens.
The very stylish deVOL kitchen is a cook's delight, with ceramic hob and double oven.
You have arrived; this sign will greet you when you reach West Hembury Farm.
These electric gates are activated by driving on a magnetic circuit beneath the concrete. The gates open towards you and will close automatically after 90 seconds.
This delighful farmyard has far-reaching views, the helpful owners live in the farmhouse in the middle of the photo.
From the garden, views across to neaby Eggardon Hill, a National Trust owned Iron Age hill fort, which overlooks West Hembury Farm and out towards the Jurassic Coast.
A close up of the gorgeous resident Gotland sheep.
Badgers cottage is next door to Barn Owls cottage, Badgers is in the foreground.
The new fence between the two cottages adds to the seculsion in this beautiful setting.
The Jurassic Coast at West Bay, scene for filming of Broadchurch.
The mature garden, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the country air, maybe even a snooze.
The owners are happy to show you around the farm if you wish.
There are some lovely features in this well designed cottage.
The pretty bedroom looks out onto the garden.
Meet some of the lovely farm animals during your stay.
Cute little lambs!
This beautiful pond is just across the road from the farm.
The Hive Beach cafe at Burton Bradstock, right on the Jurassic Coast serves delicious local seafood and homemade cakes.
The Spyway Inn is a short walk from West Hembury Farm.
Visit West Bay for fish and chips on the coast, it also has a quirky vintage centre to browse.
Drive the Jurassic Coast road between Bridport and Weymouth, for stunning views in both directions.
Nearby Lyme Regis is well worth a visit any time of the year and has a Fossil Festival in the spring.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis with Golden Cap in the background.
Sherborne has some wonderful shops and local produce.
Weymouth harbour and beach is a short drive away.
Rural Dorset from Maiden Castle, just outside of Dorchester, one of the largest Iron Age hill forts in Europe.