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Far reaching rural views towards Hardy’s Monument
Visit the stunning Jurassic Coast
The harbour at Lyme Regis
Stroll along the beachfront promenade in Lyme Regis
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35 / 38  Far reaching rural views towards Hardy’s Monument
36 / 38  Visit the stunning Jurassic Coast
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38 / 38  Stroll along the beachfront promenade in Lyme Regis

Hardy's View Lodge

Dorchester (3mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set high up in the Dorset downs, a mile from the nearest main road with far reaching rural views towards Hardy’s Monument
  • Enjoy the network of countryside walks from the doorstep with breath taking scenery direct from this unique property
  • A great base to enjoy visiting the seaside resorts of West Bay, Lyme Regis and Weymouth
Property code: 80513

Sitting elevated in the Dorset downs in a majestic position overlooking the Frome Valley. A quirky layout gives for a unique stay with large open areas, snooker room, tower, open fireplaces all with magnificent views.

Sitting amid a small coppice, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, this grand home is perfect for family and friends with a love for getting out and about. With far-reaching views over the majestic Hardy’s monument towards the glittering sea, this home exudes country house-charm and plenty of character. Sleeping eight guests over four bedrooms, challenge each other to tournaments on the ¾ sized snooker table for lively evenings.

After following the private track (level and firm but not tarmacked), step inside and admire the flagstone flooring, exposed stone walls and decorative antlers which adorn this home. Fresh and bright, the spacious kitchen is perfect for large parties and has two fridges to fill with provisions. Pile the long dining table high with serving dishes and plate up a storm inside, or head outside and light the BBQ for an al fresco evening. Continue your night in the snooker room or choose a place to unwind for the night; curl up at the bottom of the tower in the Admiral’s Well or put your feet up on one of the sofas which sit beneath a spectacular chandelier with 42 oil-filled candles and antlers. Turn in and head to one of four stylish bedrooms to rest your head. Two ground-floor bedrooms boast charming style and en-suites, whilst the first-floor, king-size room has a striking internal balcony overlooking the snooker room where little ones will need to take care. The final bedroom is perfect for younger guests, fun-filled sleepovers and story times. Rise and shine and take a morning coffee up the tower’s spiral staircase for gorgeous views. There is ample off-road parking available.

Pack your bags, grab the picnic and travel 11 miles south for a day at Weymouth beach. Backed by gorgeous Georgian architecture, this is a picture-perfect seaside resort with beautiful waters to swim in and plenty of attractions for young guests. Further along the coast (16.5 miles from home), admire the magical arch of Durdle Door. For market days and cinema nights, travel into the heart of Dorchester (3 miles).

  • 4 Bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin and 2 super-king-zip-and-links (which can be made into twins on request at the point of booking)
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, separate walk in shower and WC, 2 en-suite showers and WC’s and 1 separate WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire in the lounge and hall/snooker room (first basket of logs included)
  • Snooker room with 3/4-sized table
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Beach 10 miles, shops 4 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Fishing can be arranged direct with the owner, with equipment hire and an instructor
  • Smart TV in the main living area
  • Garden with terrace, seating and charcoal BBQ
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Regret no pets

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Mark 21st May 2021

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Never stayed anywhere like it! Unfortunately the wet weather meant we couldn't be outside to enjoy the view but the accommodation is first class. Plenty of room for our group of 6.

Reviewed by Annette 1st May 2021

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What a gorgeous place to stay and relax in!

Reviewed by Lou 12th April 2021

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Fabulous property in a beautiful setting & great location. Loved the sunset views. Owners couldnt do more to accommodate. Many thanks to Katie & Oliver.

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Location

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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.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210