Less than two miles from Lulworth Cove, part of the only World Heritage Site in England, Halcyon Cottage is a pretty, detached stone cottage in the heart of the village of West Lulworth. Right from the door you can head out to the coast path and find your way to the pebble beach and peaceful blue waters of Lulworth Cove.
This former Women's Institute Hall has a wealth of history and characterful features. Stepping through the front door, there is a handy porch that is perfect for leaving wellies and coats in after bracing walks on the coast path. The sitting-room has space for all of the family and the lovely wood-burner means it stays cosy throughout the year. To one end, there is a dining-table where family meals can be enjoyed. The galley-style kitchen is well-equipped with all you could need. Downstairs there is also a double bedroom and shower-room which offers great flexibility for guests.
Heading up to the first floor, there are a further two bedrooms that are modern and bright, as well as a family bathroom complete with bath and separate shower cubicle.
Outside from the stable kitchen door, there is a small seating area that is in a courtyard which is shared with two neighbouring residential cottages. In this area there is also parking for one car. The area provides a lovely sunny spot for a morning coffee but please note it is not enclosed and the two neighbouring cottages do drive their cars in and out of the courtyard.
Babes in arms up to six months old are welcome at Halcyon Cottage.
Lose yourself in the fascinating geology of Durdle Door where millions of years of history can be seen before you – be sure to pack your camera! You can walk from Lulworth Cove (although it is a steep ascent) all the way to Durdle Door, or there is a car park closer by for a shorter walk.
The friendly village pub is a stone's throw away from Halycon Cottage so you won't have to venture far for fabulous local food. You could easily spend your whole holiday in this beautiful village and surrounding coastline but should you want to venture further afield then there is plenty to do within a short drive. Just outside of West Lulworth stands the imposing Lulworth Castle, built in the 17th Century – the grounds are a perfect spot for a picnic. Nearby there is Monkey World, an ape rescue centre as well as the fantastic Bovington Tank Museum. For lovers of history, head to the abandoned village of Tyneham, or Lawrence of Arabia's home at Clouds Hill. Whether you are looking to explore, or just relax and enjoy your surroundings, Halycon Cottage will provide the perfect base for your unforgettable Dorset holiday.
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Galley Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please take care in the shared courtyard area and be mindful of neighbours when parking. There are some sloping ceilings on the first floor so please mind your head. Halcyon Cottage has beds for six for flexibility but only accommodates five plus a cot. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- Telephone (incoming calls only)
- No smoking
- Pub 175 yds
- Patio furniture
- 7 oil-filled radiators
Pretty as a picture Halcyon Cottage was formerly the Women's Institute Hall.
Cosy up in front of the fire.
Lulworth Cove is simply spectacular and within walking distance of this pretty cottage.
Relax and switch off...
Modern and well-equipped; the galley kitchen has lovely character.
The family bathroom has a bath and luxurious shower unit.
This tranquil bedroom is on the ground floor.
The open plan living space makes a great area for socialising and enjoying holiday time together.
The Durdle Door and lush blue waters are waiting for you.
The colourful twin room on the first floor.
From the stable kitchen door, you can head out to the shared courtyard area. This is also the property's parking space (you will need to park adjacent to the cottage, with the bonnet/boot close up to the wooden structure).
Looking through to the dining-area from the kitchen.
Downstairs there is a handy shower-room meaning no queues in the morning.
A view to show the shared driveway and courtyard area. There is a house behind Halcyon Cottage and one to the right. You will drive in to this area and turn immediately left where you can park your car at the back of the cottage.
The geology of this coastline is spectacular - and you can walk to it from Halcyon Cottage!
A sweet spot for a morning coffee (there are chairs available for five).
There are some fabulous coastal walks.
Historic Corfe Castle is a twenty minute drive away.