Imagine spending a week in a fabulous former dairyman’s cottage with all mod-cons! This very stylishly furnished, yet quirky, semi-detached cottage is in the village of Morcombelake, just a mile and a half from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
The picturesque town of Lyme Regis, with its iconic 13th Century Cobb and harbour, is just five miles away and the bustling market town of Bridport just four miles.
This character cottage has all the ingredients for a perfect break; an ultra-modern kitchen, huge fireplace with cosy wood-burner, modern shower/bathrooms, large comfortable beds, and fibre broadband. The elevated garden has sea glimpses; sit back and reflect on your day of exploring, or just sip a glass of something delicious and enjoy being on holiday.
Dairy Cottage has a modern fitted kitchen and a HD television; an Xbox and a selection of books, games and DVDs are also provided for your entertainment. Outside, steps lead up to a raised enclosed garden, perfect for children and dogs (take care with children on the steps). Please ensure children do not play in the driveway in front of the cottage as this belongs to the neighbours.
There are simply masses of things to do right on your doorstep; Lyme Regis, famous for its geology, fossils and year-round festivals, is a short drive and you may even find your own fossil if you scour Monmouth beach to the west of the Cobb, where the blue lias clay contains the remains of sea creatures from the Jurassic seas of 180 million years ago.
The award-winning Felicity’s Farm Shop is half a mile away, packed with local produce, you are bound to find something delicious for the barbecue. Nearby the market town of Bridport has a street market every Wednesday and Saturday, more excuses to sample and shop for delicious local produce.
For the energetic, bring your walking boots, the South West Coast Path offers miles of stunning Jurassic coastline; a 20 minute walk from the cottage takes you down to St Gabriel’s Ledge; head east along the path and climb Dorset’s Golden Cap for breathtaking views, descend into Chideock and you will deserve a rest at the Anchor Inn, the menu there is mouth-watering. Further afield, the Isles of Portland and Purbeck have so much beauty and history to offer. Two well-behaved dogs over one year of age are welcome at Dairy Cottage.
Kitchen/Dining-room with induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso machine
Boot-room with microwave and washing machine/drier
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care, there is a low lintel going into, and a low beam in the sitting-room; the maximum ceiling height in the sitting-room is around 6' 2''. You may need to lower your head when climbing the stairs. There are steep steps up to the garden, please supervise children at all times.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 1 year only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone (incoming and local outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Dairy Cottage is semi-detached with space for two cars beside the cottage. The enclosed garden is up behind the cottage.
Step down into the comfy sitting-room, and if you are lucky enough to be tall, watch out for the low beam.
The crisp white kitchen has an induction hob, butler sink, fitted dishwasher and is fully equipped to create a delicious meal.
Fishing boats at Lyme Regis, with The Jurassic Coast and Golden Cap in the distance.
The cosy wood-burner sits within this magnificent fireplace, plus there is a bread oven towards the back.
The open plan kitchen and dining-room is a very sociable space and has French doors onto a sheltered patio-area.
The enclosed rear garden sits above and behind the cottage with sea glimpses from the top, take care on the steep access steps.
Another shot of the enclosed rear garden above and behind the cottage, please take care on the steep access steps.
Burton Bradstock is home to the award-winning Hive Beach Cafe, specialising in locally-caught seafood and fabulous views of the Jurassic Coast.
Drive the coast road from Bridport to Weymouth for spectacular views in both directions.
Lyme Regis is a very short drive from the cottage with its historic Cobb, harbour, fossil shops and delicious places to eat.
The ground floor bedroom has a super comfy 6ft zip and link (double or twin) beds, split here into two 3ft single beds.
The ground floor dual-aspect bedroom is off the hallway, there is a small step down into the room.
The ground floor bathroom has a double shower cubicle with drench shower and macerator WC.
The master bedroom has a gorgeous 5ft bed and dual aspect windows.
The family bathroom has a 'P' shaped bath and drench shower.
The seaside theme of this twin room will delight children.
The first floor is flooded with light.
The ground floor shower-room is beside the dining-area.
The boot-room is accessed from the back door and the kitchen, a very useful space for sandy feet and muddy paws, there is a hot and cold dog shower spray outside.
A dramatic part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at West Bay.
Two steps lead up into this cottage, the back door leads into the boot-room.
There is space for two cars (one large and one small) beside the cottage, the large area in the foreground is owned by the neighbour and is for turning purposes only for guests of Dairy Cottage.
The raised decking area at the top of the garden is south facing, a great place for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine.
From the top of the garden you can glimpse the sea beyond St Gabriel's Ledge.
Solar fairy lights in the apple tree add a little magic to the garden.
Local fossils set into the wall highlight the World Heritage status of this area.
The award-winning Felicity's Farm Shop in the village has a mouth-watering array of local produce and a cafe which can be hard to resist.
Weymouth's sandy beach is home to a traditional Punch and Judy show every summer.
The famous Cobb at Lyme Regis, with spectacular Jurassic coastline behind.
West Bay is an important harbour for landing locally-caught seafood.
The thick walls create beautiful window sills.
Chesil Beach stretches for 18 miles, from the Isle of Portland to West Bay forming the Fleet Lagoon inland.
The rolling landscape of Dorset is beautifully managed by the farming community.
Further afield, the picturesque village of Corfe, gateway to the Purbeck is dominated by the ruins of Corfe Castle.
Nearby the beautiful market town of Sherborne, with its impressive Abbey.