This very attractive thatched, detached property is in a tucked away rural setting in unspoilt west Dorset. Old Sandpitts Lodge is a very easy short drive inland from the fabulous cliffs, coastal paths and beaches of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast - including West Bay at Bridport, Burton Bradstock, Charmouth and Lyme Regis on the Dorset/east Devon border - which stretches for miles in each direction.
Set in the grounds of an historic manor house but not overlooked by it, there is a really large open south-facing garden which has a lovely outlook towards the private gardens and lakes of the manor. There is also a little seating-area to the front of the Lodge which faces into the original farmyard where you have your own access and ample parking space.
Old Sandpitts Lodge is a newly renovated and furnished cottage offering flexible accommodation for up to six guests. The sitting-room, kitchen, dining-room, spacious master bedroom and bathroom are all on the ground floor. The second double bedroom and the twin bedroom are both on the first floor (please mind your head on the sloping ceilings). This is a really ideal holiday cottage and it is presented beautifully and to a very high standard.
A short walk away along the road (please take care), on the other side of the owner's grounds, is Old Sandpitts Cottage (4504); a secluded cottage sleeping four guests. The Lodge and Cottage can be booked together for larger groups of up to ten guests, providing a great option for family gatherings whilst being able to enjoy your own space.
Fishing (carp and eel) is possible on the owner's private lakes during certain periods of the year. This is by private arrangement with the owner and a fee is charged. Please contact us if you are interested in fishing during your stay.
As well as the dramatic coastline, rural west Dorset is so unspoilt and beautiful. You will find villages that feel like stepping back in time, the friendliest of local pubs celebrating delicious Dorset produce, historic market towns such as Beaminster and Bridport and upland areas such as Eggardon Hill (a stunning Iron Age hill fort) and Colmers Hill for walks with panoramic views.
Old Sandpitts Lodge is between the pretty Dorset villages of Broadwindsor and Drimpton and the great advantage of this location is that you will be close to the south Somerset and east Devon borders too. You will not be short of places to explore, historic houses to visit, coastal paths and country footpaths to follow.
Sitting-room with TV
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6'')
The setting is in the grounds of a wonderful historic manor house. Guests have their own large garden-area but please note that there are deep lakes within the owners' grounds so please do not let children wander beyond your own garden. Clear sight of the gorgeous herd of rare breed goats and their kids are a special treat from your garden. They have a special diet so please do not feed them. Their enclosures have clearly marked electric fencing. Whilst not a working farm, there are lots of animals to admire, sheep in the 'three corner field', ducks and geese on the lake and of course the goats, hence the original farmstead yard is used by the owner for the access to the barn and for access at feeding time for the goats but great care is taken to ensure that you are not unduly disturbed. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH
Old Sandpitts Lodge is an historic stone and thatch building with a lovely south-facing garden.
There is a beautifully furnished sitting-room with an ornamental fireplace.
There is a fully equipped kitchen. Everything is brand new!
This is a wonderful place to relax and as a base for exploring west Dorset, south Somerset and east Devon.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretches along the Dorset coast and into east Devon.
Old Sandpitts Lodge has recently had a lovely new thatch roof.
This is the entrance to the farmyard - your parking is to the right in front of the Lodge.
The owner's outbuildings are to one side of the farmyard.
This is another view of the sitting-room which has windows to both sides.
There is a separate dining-room with comfortable seating for six guests to eat in style.
Dorset has a very proud tradition for local produce, farmers markets and food festivals.
This is a place where you can truly relax and unwind.
The master bedroom looks out over the garden.
This is the master bedroom which has a king-size bed and plenty of storage space.
The Lodge is filled with thoughtful touches that will make you feel at home during your holiday.
This is the first floor double bedroom.
This is the first floor twin bedroom.
Children are welcome here.
The bathroom is on the ground floor and offers a bath as well as a fitted shower.
There is a little seating-area at the front of the Lodge too. Your dedicated parking is here too.
You will have a lovely stay in this friendly and welcoming place.
The delightful goats will sometimes be in the paddock to the side of the Lodge's garden.
As you can see, you have plenty of parking space. The lawns are behind the cottage.
This is one of the lakes situated in the owner's grounds (please take care as the lakes are very deep). Carp fishing can be arranged with the owner.
The dramatic Jurassic Coast is a very short drive from Old Sandpitts Lodge. West Bay at Bridport is the closest beach but there are so many others to explore.
Dorset has the most beautiful countryside as well as its famous Jurassic coastline.