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Churchfield House

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This historic property was once visited by George III
  • Perfect for spending the day at Lulworth Cove
  • Within easy reach of Wareham and Dorchester
  • Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast
  • Discover Durdle Door, Stair Hole and Man O’War Beach
  • A wonderful base for exploring Hardy Country
Property code: DC032

Set in an idyllic spot just half a mile from Dorset’s stunning Lulworth Cove, this Grade II listed property is full of character, dates back 400 years and makes a fantastic family holiday home.

This Grade II listed house dates back 400 years and was The Red Lion Inn that served King George III its own ale in 1802. Close to Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole (both half a mile), this fantastic property is the perfect base for exploring the atmospheric Jurassic Coast of Dorset. Local attractions include the natural arch at Durdle Door (1.5 miles) and the Fossil Forest on the Lulworth Estate (0.5 miles). Nearby beaches include Man O’War Beach (1.5 miles), Worbarrow Beach (3 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (8.5 miles) and Ringstead Bay (11 miles). Moving inland, you can visit Lulworth Castle (2.5 miles), the Tank Museum (6.5 miles) and Monkey World (6 miles). The thriving town of Wareham (9 miles) has a range of places to eat and drink, or you could head to Dorchester (13 miles), a town famous for its links to Thomas Hardy.

The accommodation comprises of the main house with an attached cottage to rear. On entering the main property, which retains many original features including exposed beams, curved oak panelling and Purbeck flagstone floors, a couple of steps take you down from the hall into the bright and tastefully furnished lounge. This is a lovely space to relax in, with a Smart TV/DVD, plenty of seating and a wood burner set in a raised fireplace on a Purbeck stone hearth. There’s also a cosy snug with curved walls, bench seats, a feature inglenook fireplace and an original meat curing cupboard, as well as a TV and window seat. Exploring further, you will find a large and attractive dining room with a feature fireplace and access to the cottage annexe. Two steps lead down to the bright and stylish kitchen which features a range oven, induction, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, breakfast table, a quarry tiled floor and a door to the courtyard. Three bedrooms can be found upstairs, all with reduced height in the eaves: a single room, a beamed double, and a beamed twin room. There’s also a shower room with WC and a bathroom complete with bath, hand-held shower and WC.

From the dining room, you can access the annexe which houses the additional cottage. This features a breakfast/utility room with a fridge, freezer, dryer and breakfast table. Four steps lead to the door which opens onto the garden. There’s also a bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC. Heading upstairs, you will find two bedrooms, each with reduced height in the eaves: a twin room and a double room with a door leading out to the garden and a TV.

Stepping outside, you can unwind on the charming courtyard terrace with outdoor furniture and BBQ, making this an ideal spot for enjoying a meal or a drink in the evening. There are also two lovely terraced lawns, reached via a few steps, with flowerbeds, trees and hill views. Off-road parking is available for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms in main house – 1 double with 5’ bed, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 2 bedrooms in the cottage – 1 twin, 1 double with TV
  • 2 bathrooms in the main house - 1 bathroom with hand-held shower attachment, bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • 1 bathroom in the cottage with shower over bath and WC
  • Range oven, induction hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Fridge, freezer, dryer in the cottage
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • TV in snug
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Dining room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shops 100 metres and 0.5 miles. Pub 200 metres
  • Lulworth Cove 0.5 miles, Wareham 8 miles
  • Property comprises a main house and a cottage

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs S Wright 2nd January 2019

Beautiful, idillic cottage with plenty of space for the family. Fantastic for walking the cliffs or strolling down to the cove.

Reviewed by Miss D Chilcott 7th November 2018

Excellent cottage and surroundings, such a big house very welcoming and has everything you need. Would defiantly go back

Reviewed by Mr P Brown 23rd October 2018

We had a lovely short stay in this wonderful cottage. The cottage was warm, comfortable, spacious, clean and very well equipped. The owners have provided a luxurious rental property with every need considered and everything of good quality. The property feels loved and lived in with pictures and ornaments, games and DVDs left to enhance the experieRead morence. The welcome gifts we found on arrival were a lovely bonus. The location was perfect for the many attractions of this part of Dorset. It is a short walk to Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door. The village and surrrounding area is beautiful. The village has a pub around the corner and a convenience store (open every day) just a very short walk from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Mr N J Roberts 31st August 2018

Superbly located and beautifully presented, this charming period property has a plethora of features, nooks and crannies. There are also some interesting literary connections, with poet Rupert Brooke and fellow Neo-Pagans amongst the illuminati who have stayed here. Unreservedly recommended. Nigel Roberts, Travel Writer

Reviewed by Mrs M Underhill 31st August 2018

It was a lovely cottage lots of space and child friendly being able to close the drive gates so the children could play.

Reviewed by Mrs M Howells 15th August 2018

A Lovely period property perfect for a large family with older independent children or two families holidaying together. The perfect mix of period features & modern facilities, Churchfield house has it all. Big enough to have your own space yet full of charm & character, this house was everything we had hoped for.

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Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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