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Cobblestone House

Friar Waddon, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A light and welcoming family holiday home
  • Relax in the separate garden house
  • Perfect for exploring the coast and countryside of Dorset
  • Midway between Weymouth and Dorchester
  • Visit the Isle of Portland
  • Enjoy Lulworth Cove and Chesil Beach
Property code: DC036

Enjoying a fantastic position in the heart of Dorset, this beautiful 15th-century converted granary offers fantastic rural views and makes a wonderful base for a family exploring this idyllic area.

The pretty village of Upwey is ideally situated between the thriving market town of Dorchester (5 miles north) and the popular seaside town of Weymouth (5 miles south). Nearby attractions include Maiden Castle (6 miles) and Thomas Hardy’s birthplace at Higher Bockhampton (8.5 miles) and Hardy’s home, Max Gate (6 miles). Heading to the coast you can explore Lulworth Cove (16 miles), Chesil Beach (6 miles) and the Isle of Portland (11 miles). To the west is Abbotsbury (5.5 miles), a charming village which is home to a swannery, subtropical gardens and a ruined abbey, or you could explore heritage sites including the Nine Stones (6 miles), Littlebredy Walled Gardens (7 miles) and the Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows (7.5 miles).

Five steps lead up into this light and pretty granary conversion. On entering, you will find a pleasant lounge with exposed beams and a wood burner set in a beamed inglenook fireplace. There’s plenty of seating and SkyTV with DVD. The kitchen/diner has a lovely dining room ideal for sharing a family meal. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There is also a shower room with WC on the ground floor, plus an additional separate WC. Going upstairs you will find four comfortable bedrooms, all with exposed beams. There’s a double room with a 6’ bed which can be made up as a twin room on request; this room also features a vaulted ceiling and a wood burner in a beamed fireplace. There are two further double rooms and a twin room. The bathroom is complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

Going outside you can enjoy an al fresco meal, a morning coffee or a BBQ on the raised terrace. Four steps lead down to the south-facing garden which is mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by shrubs and trees. Across from the house is an additional building which you can relax in and which makes a great playroom for children. Accessed via four steps, it features a triple-aspect room with a vaulted ceiling, French doors leading to a balcony, SkyTV, seating and a WC. Parking is available for one car in the garage and for two more cars on the gravel drive.

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.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double room with wood burner and 6’ bed which can be made up into a twin room on request, 2 double rooms with 5’ beds, 1 twin room
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 ground-floor WC
  • Oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Utility room
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • SkyTV/DVD
  • External room with SkyTV and separate WC
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars, one in a garage
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Coast 4 miles
  • Weymouth 5 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles
  • Cafe 400 metres

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

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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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