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Little Croft

Broadmayne, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A picturesque thatched cottage in a secluded spot
  • Perfect for exploring the Dorset countryside
  • Visit the popular market town of Dorchester
  • Within easy reach of the seaside town of Weymouth
  • Relax and explore the Dorset coastline
  • Discover Hardy Country
Property code: DC096

This pretty 18th-century Grade II listed thatched cob cottage makes a perfect base for a family or a couple hoping to enjoy exploring the beautiful coast and idyllic countryside between Weymouth and Dorchester.

Perfect for exploring the Frome Valley, this lovely Grade II listed cottage is set in the charming village of Broadmayne. Dorchester is nearby (4 miles) and has a range of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The area is renowned for its links to Thomas Hardy, with Hardy’s birthplace in the village of Higher Bockhampton (5 miles), and his home at Max Gate (3 miles) both open to the public. Other attractions include Maiden Castle (6 miles), Jordan Hill Roman Temple (5 miles) and Clouds Hill (8 miles). The popular resort of Weymouth (7 miles) has a sandy beach, traditional seaside amusements and a famous harbour. Weymouth is home to the lifting Town Bridge, the Radipole Lake RSPB Reserve and the Nothe Fort museum.

On entering this sunny and inviting cottage you will find the cosy and attractive lounge - an ideal space to unwind in - with plenty of comfortable seating, Smart TV/DVD and an iPod dock. Three steps lead down from the lounge into the delightful dining room which is a lovely space ideal for sharing a family meal, featuring antique furniture and an open fire in an inglenook fireplace. A couple of steps lead up from the dining room into the kitchen which is fully equipped with an oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. Exploring further there’s a charming conservatory with French doors leading out into the garden. There is also a shower room on the ground floor, complete with shower and WC. Heading upstairs via the steep cottage style oak staircase which has a rope handle, you will find two cosy bedrooms: one double and a single.

Stepping outside you will find a beautiful back garden with attractive borders, a large lawn and a covered pond. There’s also a gravelled terrace with outdoor furniture, making it a great spot for enjoying an al fresco meal. There’s also a swing (to be used at own risk). Off-road parking is available for one car, with additional parking on the lane.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Oven, fridge with ice compartment, microwave
  • Smart TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Conservatory
  • Garden with covered pond and outdoor furniture
  • Driveway parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric
  • Shop and pub 500 metres
  • Coast 4 miles
  • Steep cottage style stairs with rope handle leads
  • Please note no washing machine

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr D Whyman 17th October 2018

The cottage was clean and tidy upon our arrival, but exhibiting a slight musty smell associated with aged buildings. Being situated on a fairly busy road it was subject to regular traffic noise both early morning and late evening. Inside the kitchen space was very small and a little dated, but contained reasonable selection of utensils and sufficieRead morent equipment to produce basic meals. The lounge area in the extension at the back of the property provided plenty of seating, but was a little uncomfortable. All electric equipment was in good order and wifi connectivity was good throughout our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs B. Furkert 30th August 2018

Very clean, well maintained cottage with lovely extra gadgets like games and books for children, a swing etc.

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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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