Crosskeys Cottage

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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.