Situated in the pretty west Dorset village of Broadwindsor, surrounded by countryside and not far from the coast, Crosskeys Cottage is a wonderful place to spend your holiday. Built of local honey-coloured stone, this semi-detached cottage is an attractive retreat with space for all the family.
There is ample living space downstairs including a sunny conservatory, which is the perfect spot to sit back and relax with a glass of something chilled. On cooler nights, cosy up in the sitting-room where you can gather round the open fire and enjoy listening to the flames crackle and why not log in to the Amazon Fire Stick or Apple TV and continue watching your favourite shows and movies (please note, the TV is suitable for streaming only, terrestrial channels are unavailable). The kitchen/dining-room is a great place for socialising and the chefs of the family will delight in how well-equipped the kitchen is. Dorset is home to some wonderful local produce, such as Blue Vinny cheese, Haselbury gin and fresh seafood from Lyme Bay, so be sure to pick some up on your travels to make your holiday meals that bit more special. Outside there is an enclosed garden which is a fantastic space for children to play in safely. Your four-legged friend will also love exploring.
On the first floor there are three delightful bedrooms which provide peaceful escapes at the end of a day of holiday adventures. Neutral tones and beautifully soft linen ensures you'll have a super-comfortable night's sleep. The main bedroom has a modern en suite shower-room and the other two bedrooms share a family bathroom with a bath and fitted shower.
Broadwindsor is somewhat untouched by busy modern life and boasts a cosy, community pub (The White Lion), award winning bakery and brilliant village shop, where you can buy local produce as well as everyday essentials. The village is notably famous for being the place to shelter the fugitive King Charles II after the defeat of the Royalists at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. There are numerous lovely walks from the door in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the National Trust hillforts of Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill. Just down the road from Crosskeys Cottage is Redlands Yard, a small collection of independent shops, an artisan bakery and services, including The Stableyard restaurant which is a tasty place for breakfast. The closest town is Beaminster, a picturesque market town nestled in a natural valley, boasting a number of fantastic places to eat. Forde Abbey and Mapperton House are two delightful stately homes within easy reach and the family-friendly beaches of West Bay and Burton Bradstock are less than a 20 minute drive away.
As well as the rolling countryside, west Dorset is also known for its magical Jurassic coastline which is the only natural World Heritage Site in England. The coast is an incredibly diverse and beautiful landscape where millions of years of history is visible. A short drive from Crosskeys Cottage will bring you to Seatown, a small hamlet with magnificent views of the coastline - the Anchor Inn pub is also well worth a visit for a spot of lunch. Three miles east of Seatown is Burton Bradstock, home to a wonderful pebble beach and the famous Hive Beach Cafe that sells out of this world seafood. This beach is a great spot for barbecues and if you're feeling brave take a dip in the sea when the water is calm.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and open fire
Kitchen/Dining-room with double electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6)
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Crosskeys Cottage is pictured on the right of this photograph.
Light the open fire and cosy up.
The conservatory offers more seating and dining space.
This is a fabulous space for socialising together.
Why not eat alfresco on a sunny afternoon?
Welcome to your holiday haven.
There is so much space in the main bedroom; perfect for hiding away with a good book.
Kick back and relax in the cosy sitting-room that leads on to the conservatory.
The spacious kitchen is equipped with everything you could need.
There is even a handy desk for catching up with emails, or writing postcards.
Dorset is famous for local produce - be sure to pick some up on your adventures.
Perfect for cooking those family meals.
Welcome to Crosskeys Cottage.
Peeking through to the en suite.
Time for breakfast in bed?
There is a delightful garden at Crosskeys Cottage. Perfect for chilling out with a glass of something refreshing.
There is a handy en suite shower-room to the main bedroom.
Relax in this colourful bedroom.
A peaceful retreat for you.
The family bathroom is modern and bright.
Little ones will love the bunk-beds!
Open the French Doors wide and enjoy the space.
You're on holiday, so relax and enjoy it.
The golden cliffs at West Bay are magnificent.
...and the harbour is the perfect spot for fish and chips.
Take the walk up to the top of Colmer's Hill...
...we promise the views are worth it!
Do some water sports or build sand castles at Lyme Regis.