Catsley House is a beautiful period farmhouse in a position that really celebrates the view for miles around.
The elegant drawing room has French windows that open out onto the garden at the back of the farmhouse.
The farmhouse-style kitchen has all the equipment that you could need; an electric aga, induction hob and electric double oven.
This is such a fabulous space for a gathering of friends or family.
The stylish dining room encourages lazy breakfasts and long delicious suppers; walk through the large door to the beautiful walled garden.
The beautifully stocked and fully enclosed gardens wrap around the house with rural views in every direction.
The Fox Inn, Corscombe, serves delicious food in a great atmoshpere.
Iconic Durdle Door, on the World Heritage Jurasssic Coast, just 30 miles from your country retreat.
The front door and main entrance to Catsley House.
This elegant garden will greet you as you walk from the parking area.
A second dining table with the entrance hall beyond.
The drawing room has dual aspect windows, with the countryside in one direction and the garden in the other.
The kitchen is so well-equipped; a chef's paradise.
Lyme Regis has something for everyone, fossils, sand, independent shops and some fabulous cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Nearby Mapperton House and beautiful formal gardens, with cafe and garden tea room.
This is the stunning master bedroom (Bedroom 1), you can sit in bed with a morning cup of tea and take in the panoramic view.
The master bedroom en suite has a lovely deep bath and separate shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 has a zip and link bed which can be made up as a 6ft bed or 3ft twin beds, a spacious en suite bathroom and views over open countryside.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 2 has a bath and shower cubicle.
Bedroom 3 has a double bed, pretty feature fireplace, and views of the garden and the orchard; the shower room is just next door.
The first floor landing has far-reaching views.
The second floor bedroom suite (bedroom 4) is tucked away at the top of the house, with a double bed.
This pretty sitting area links the top floor bedroom suite with it's own bathroom at the far end.
The pretty second floor bathroom.
The gardens are well stocked and beautifully managed.
Plenty of tranquil oustside space to admire.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.
This elegant farmhouse has magnificent gardens that surround and complement.
There are several ouside seating areas which allow you to follow the sun.
Catsley House is a great place to be self-indulgent.
Stourhead House and gardens have a spectacular array of azaleas and rhododendrons in the spring.
Catsley House is above a tiny little country lane, very quiet, that leads down to the village of Corscombe - and the friendly Fox Inn.
In the nearby viallage of Beaminster, Brassica is great for a little holiday indulgence.
This stunning coastline is a highlight of any holiday in this area.
The gardens at Catsley House are quite simply magnificent.
Catsley House is surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. This is nearby Eggardon Hill - an iron age hill fort with panoramic views towards the Jurassic Coast.
You really are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Dorset countryside.

Catsley House

2915

3.4 miles NE of Beaminster / Sleeps 8 (no children under 6)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Fox Inn Corscombe (¾ mile)

A traditional thatched village pub in the heart of Corscombe with open fires and outdoor seating for warming months. Live music plays regularly (give them a call for further information).

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Friendly Local

We visited in May and took advantage of curry and pint offer. Food turned out to be o.k, pretty average but great ambience and very helpful and friendly staff. Lovely location.

Nearest beach

Eype's Mouth Beach (9 ½ miles)

Along the coast from Seatown. You might find some fossils here, but expect to have work for them.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Gorgeous!

Wonderful beach and location. Unfortunately only viewed from car park as inaccessible for someone with mobility issues like myself-shame as it is special.

Nearest walk

Parrett River Trail (2 ½ miles)

There are six different sections to this walk, which extend from coast to coast. The walk runs along the river,where you can take in the stunning scenery of the Somerset Levels and witness the abundance of wildlife!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Clarke-Bradford July 2011

Beautiful walk along the river, taking in some stunning countryside. Beware of the field of bullocks one needs to cross through!

Nearest town

Beaminster (3 ¼ miles)

Beaminster sits at the head of the Britt Valley, through which flows the river of the same name. The countryside here is glorious and a stay in Beaminster would be incomplete without a stroll through the rolling hills that surround the town. For the history buff, playing ‘spot the listed building’ is great fun – even though Beaminster has been devastated by fire no less than three times, the town still lays claim to some 200 listed buildings. The highlight of Beaminster’s calendar is the Festival of Music and Visual Arts, a jamboree of musical, literary and artistic talent including many big names.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Bonny Beaminster

We loved Beaminster and being only a couple of miles from our holiday home, it was ideal. The Greyhound is a friendly, unpretentious pub serving excellent homemade food at great prices. It is an untouched, charming town with independent shops, a refreshing alternative to the usual choices. Loved Cilla and Camilla-beautiful gifts, homewares and wonderful cafe. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Relf September 2016

West Bay

Lovely harbour and beach


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Beaminster

A lovely little Dorset village with some great independant shops and nice places to eat. Small but well worth a visit.

Also nearby

Montacute House (8 ¼ miles)

An exceptional Elizabethan house filled with treasures, including 17th Century textile samplers and Elizabethan art. This house featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Marvellous Montacute

Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016

Shame.

A lovely house and location . It was a pity it was spoilt by a very heavy handed and hard sell approach in the ticket office to join the N.T. I had to be very persistent to get into the house and gardens without joining up .
Once we had managed to get in we had another issue with an officious lady in the long room who basically told us off for taking the wrong staircase up . It turned out that a rope had not been put in place . How were we to know! Other staff members tried to make up for this and were excellent but the impression overall was poor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013

Very interesting

Another West Country gem to consider when in the Somerset or Dorset areas. Although the house was endowed to NT as an empty shell much work has been done by introducing surplus items from other properties and there is a current fascinating exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery which is a must.

The Kingcombe Centre (3 ½ miles)

'The farm that time forgot' uses traditional farming methods to work the land. This environmental study centre is situated in a nature reserve in the heart of West Dorset and offers courses and lectures on the local flora and fauna as well as art and music.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A wide range of day courses, guided walks and lectures is available.
-H Minter

Ant Hill Trail (4 ¼ miles)

Venture through meadows and pastures, across streams and up sunken lakes along the 6km trail from South Poorton Nature Reserve to Loscombe Nature Reserve in the countryside near Bridport. Keep an eye out for foxes, deer and buzzards, as well as the ant hills that gave the trail its name.

Visit The Dorset Wildlife Trust website for more Nature Reserve walks in the area.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen January 2010

Ant Hill Trail

This fascinating nature trail runs through the grounds of Marlpitts Farmhouse so is easily accessed from the property

The New Inn (5 miles)

Sunday lunch is a speciality at this attractive, thatched village inn.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mackintosh July 2011

Fantastic service

We chose this for Sunday lunch. The food was impressive and good value for money. The service was attentive and helpful without being intrusive. We were very impressed by the overall quality and the beautiful setting.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans March 2010

A good test of a pub is in mid-winter when there are few tourists about. The New Inn manages to attact lots of local residents out of season and that's a good sign. Some lovely walking from/to the pub car park too!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell July 2009

Lovely 18th Century pub set in a very pretty garden with meals served in the bar or dining room. The menu is small and changes daily while the food is freshly cooked by the owner, a professional chef. Very professional and friendly young staff.

The Half Moon (4 ¾ miles)

A grade II 17th Century thatched village pub, the award winning Half Moon offers a seasonal menu and daily specials crafted with local produce. With proud oak beams and cosy inglenooks, this pub is perfect for all months with a suntrap beer garden for the summer and roaring open fires in the winter. Dogs are welcome and there is a play corner for kids too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell January 2011

At last our pretty, thatched pub with its lovely garden has the publican it deserves with a young, local couple taking over. The chef has received AA Rosette awards at the other pubs where he has cooked, and his wife ensures there is a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The food is certainly a cut above the usual pub fare, so much so that Dan, the chef has a dedicated army of followers and so booking for a meal is essential. Its not just for diners though. Popping in for a drink is much encouraged and the cottage garden with lovely views makes it the perfect place for a summer pint.

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