Tucked away in this quietest of rural locations, Ridge Lodge is a hidden gem, with fabulous far reaching views over the Dorset landscape. This delightful cottage has been stylishly furnished and equipped to provide a great base for your holiday in Dorset. The open plan space has a fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances and the luxury of a Nespresso machine for slow relaxing starts to the day. The two double bedrooms each have a modern en suite shower-room with drench-head showers, five-foot double beds with Hypnos mattresses and lovely linens. A further single bedroom has the same super-comfy feel and the family bathroom has a double-ended bath for that relaxing soak. A large map on the wall helps you to plan your holiday adventures, or maybe you'd prefer to spend the day doing nothing in your holiday retreat just catching up with life and a good book. If you are feeling energetic there is a table-tennis table in the sheltered rear courtyard. Ridge Lodge welcomes you and your dog, so you can all enjoy a relaxing holiday together.
Nearby Beaminster has a great atmosphere and a good range of shops and places to eat; award-winning Brassica for a holiday feast or The Red Lion, both in the little town centre. Le Vieux Four has delicious French patisserie baked on the premises and almost impossible to resist. A short drive takes you to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, where the beaches range from sand to shingle, but all with a view of the spectacular cliffs that make this part of the coast so appealing. The beach at Burton Bradstock allows dogs all year round and the Hive Beach Cafe serves locally-caught seafood and great cakes. This stretch of coastline is especially good for collecting fossils, but there are many inland visitor attractions in Dorset that will make a memorable day for children and adults; the Tank Museum at Bovington, Monkey World, the Etches Collection of Fossils, or visit the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester, the county town of Dorset. If that all sounds a little too hectic, there are numerous places for a relaxing walk with your dog, in the beautiful countryside that surrounds you.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with single bed
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Utility-cupboard with washing machine/drier
Please note, the access to Ridge Lodge is via a steep private road, which can become uneven after heavy rainfall, every effort is made to maintain it so that it is suitable for all types of vehicle. Four steep steps lead down from the parking area into the lodge.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 1 year only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car plus additional parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH and 9 electric thermostatic radiators
- Logs for wood-burner
Part of Linhay Lodges
Sleeps 13 + 3 cots in 3 properties
Nestled into the hillside overlooking rolling green Dorset countryside, these three gorgeous lodges provide a holiday location where you can simply unwind from the moment you arrive. With very little noise or light pollution, escape the everyday and embrace the sound of the birds and the pure fresh ...Read More
Set in the most tranquil location, all you will hear at Ridge Lodge are the birds.
The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas are ideal for spending holiday time together.
The fullly equipped kitchen-area has all you need to create a gourmet feast.
The rear courtyard is a sheltered sun-trap, ideal for a little competition on holiday.
Stylishly decorated with French doors leading onto the decking and enclosed garden.
Late breakfast on the deck? The fully enclosed garden is safe for children and dogs.
The Fox Inn in Corscombe is a traditional country pub and serves great food using locally-sourced produce.
The award-winning Brassica restaurant in the nearby village of Beaminster is worth booking for a holiday treat. The village is gorgeous too.
Lyme Regis is a place not to be missed, with a sandy beach, iconic Cobb, town museum, fossils and lots of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
The open plan design is very spacious.
Ridge Lodge has a Nespresso machine with a few pods supplied.
A wood-burner gives a cosy warmth on cooler evenings.
The French doors allow the light to flood in.
The dining-area looks out over the garden.
Bedroom 1 has a super-comfy 5 ft bed, a door that opens onto the garden, and an en suite shower-room.
Stylish en suite for bedroom 1, with rainfall shower head.
Bedroom 1, lazy 'lie-ins', listening to the birds.
Bedroom 1 has a little desk area for holiday research.
Bedroom 2 also has a super-comfy 5ft bed and en suite shower-room.
The striking en suite shower-room for Bedroom 2, with rainfall shower head.
Bedroom 3 with beautiful linens.
To the left is Bedroom 3 with comfy 3ft bed, Bedroom 1 is to the right.
The family bathroom has a double-ended claw-foot bath, perfect for a relaxing soak.
Fabulous views and a fire-pit for a little holiday atmosphere, please supervise children at all times.
A stable-door allows for fresh air.
The view when you arrive, with private parking, 4 steep steps lead down to the lodge.
The washing machine/drier and the freezer are in a cupboard in the courtyard.
Dramatic cliffs at nearby West Bay, filming location for the TV series Broadchurch.
Iconic Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
The Etches Collection, a fabulous collection of fossils collected over 35 years from the shores at nearby Kimmeridge.
The Tank Museum at Bovington, displays the history of tanks from their early beginnings to current day.
The safe sandy beach at Weymouth still has a traditional Punch and Judy show in the summer months.
The Hive Beach cafe at Burton Bradstock serves locally-caught seafood and delicious cakes.
If you like primates, Monkey World is a rescue and rehabilitation centre about 45 minutes drive from Ridge Lodge.
The National Trust's Stourhead House and Gardens are beautiful, especially in the spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom.
The magnificant castle that overlooks the village of Corfe on the Isle of Purbeck.
Take a boat trip from Poole Quay and visit Brownsea Island, here the RSPB nature reserve has lots of visiting birds, peacocks and red squirrels.