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Spacious house hidden away in expansive grounds in rural Dorset
Relax by the wood burner
Social lounge space with connecting doors
Get creative in the music room with feature fireplace
Get together for leisurely meals in the dining room
Enjoy a film in the cosy snug
Challenge the fmaily to a board game
Well equipped kitchen with breakfast area
Views over the garden from the breakfast table
Create culinary delights in the spacious kitchen
Spacious entrance hall
Laundry and utility room
Spacious first floor king-size bedroom with en-suite
Take a shower or sink into the free standing bath in this stylish en-suite bathroom
Sunny triple aspect twin bedroom on the first floor
Bright and airy first floor king-size bedroom
Cosy single bedroom on first floor
Refresh and unwind in the first floor bathroom
Charming ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
Tranquil ground floor king-size bewroom with en-suite
Contemporary en-suite shower room
Stylish twin bedroom on ground floor
Bathroom with shower over bath
Rest in this pretty twin bedroom on the ground floor
Bathroom and shower over bath
Ample parking outside the property
Explore the gardens
Beautiful open grounds backing onto woodland and pastureland
Watch the wildlife around the pond
View towards the front of this individually designed house
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
Visit the beach at nearby West Bay
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15 / 54  Challenge the fmaily to a board game
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21 / 54  Spacious entrance hall
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24 / 54  Spacious first floor king-size bedroom with en-suite
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27 / 54  Take a shower or sink into the free standing bath in this stylish en-suite bathroom
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29 / 54  Sunny triple aspect twin bedroom on the first floor
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31 / 54  Bright and airy first floor king-size bedroom
32 / 54  Cosy single bedroom on first floor
33 / 54  Refresh and unwind in the first floor bathroom
34 / 54  Charming ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
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38 / 54  Tranquil ground floor king-size bewroom with en-suite
39 / 54  Contemporary en-suite shower room
40 / 54  Stylish twin bedroom on ground floor
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42 / 54  Bathroom with shower over bath
43 / 54  Rest in this pretty twin bedroom on the ground floor
44 / 54  Bathroom and shower over bath
45 / 54  Ample parking outside the property
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47 / 54  Explore the gardens
48 / 54  Beautiful open grounds backing onto woodland and pastureland
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50 / 54  Watch the wildlife around the pond
51 / 54  View towards the front of this individually designed house
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53 / 54  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
54 / 54  Visit the beach at nearby West Bay

Poorton Hill

West Bay (6mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hidden away in expansive grounds in rural Dorset, this is the perfect retreat for a quiet, relaxing holiday
  • Surrounded by large undulating lawns with a beautiful outlook over an ornamental pond
  • The whole family are sure to unwind here, with bright and airy rooms and an inviting wood burner
Property code: 53172

This stylish, contemporary house is tucked away in an elevated and tranquil position within the Dorset countryside. Located within easy reach of the beach at West Bay on the Jurassic Coast and all of the amenities Bridport and Beaminster have to offer.

Celebrate special occasions with family or friends in this spacious contemporary home in rural Dorset. Sleeping 15, it is perfect for parties with its music room, fantastic spacious kitchen, inviting lounge with wood burner and sweeping grounds to the front and back. Accessed via country lanes, it sits in a peaceful position surrounded by excellent walking opportunities yet with bustling Bridport and its amenities just 6 miles away.

Inside, this holiday home is spacious, modern and bright with plenty of rooms for guests of all generations to make themselves at home. Cook up a storm in the chic contemporary kitchen, which boasts a Range-style electric oven, two dishwashers, a central island and views over the garden. Enjoy meals in the large formal dining room before choosing between the cosy snug with a TV/DVD, inviting lounge with a wood burner or music room with a piano - perfect for family singalongs. Eight bedrooms are split across the ground and first floors, three of which benefit from en-suite bath or shower rooms. Venturing outside, extensive sloping grounds bordered by mature woodland and an uncovered pond offer up plenty of opportunities for games of hide and seek and al fresco picnics.

Surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside, set out on foot to explore the local area on foot, before stopping in for a restorative bite to eat at one of the friendly pubs in nearby Nettlecombe (1.5 miles), Powerstock (1 mile) and Melplash (4.5 miles). Head south to reach the fantastic Jurassic Coast, with its extensive beaches and pretty towns. West Bay is home to a busy harbour, choice of eateries and sloping shingle beach backed by magnificent sandstone cliffs. From here, join the South West Coast Path that leads west towards the town of Lyme Regis (16.5 miles) and east towards Chesil Beach (20 miles).

  • 8 bedrooms – 3 king-size, 3 twins, 1 double and 1 single
  • 3 bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Range style electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and 2 dishwashers
  • Utility room with 2 washing machines, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 6 miles, shop 4 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Increased accessibility - please make sure you refer to our FAQs
  • TV/DVD in the snug
  • Private water supply
  • BBQ's not permitted
  • Due to the tranquil nature of the property, guests are politely requested to be mindful of keeping excessive noise to a minimum during unsociable hours, out of courtesy to neighbouring residents 
  • £500 security deposit payable for Christmas and New Year bookings

 

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susanne 16th July 2021

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This property is outstanding with multiple appliances and vast amount of utensils and crockery to cater for 10 people and more. It is the best equipped kitchen we have ever stayed in. Beautiful country location with 20 mins to most attractions. You will not be disappointed with this property for relaxation and lovely local walks to encounter deer, Read morepheasants and sheep. The owner was easily contactable when needed. Hide

Reviewed by Darren 4th September 2020

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A wonderful weeks stay at Poorton Hill. Its a little remote and the lanes around the area are very narrow particularly if you have a large vehicle. However its worth it as its beautiful countryside and there are lovely walks ( usually to local pubs! ) in every direction. The house is well equipped, has everything you need and nothing you dont. VeryRead more tranquil location and peaceful. Perfect for a large family or two. Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 14th August 2020

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We had a wonderful time at Poorton Hill, with four generations staying for the week. We loved the quiet location, and particularly the large gardens which allowed the grandchildren to explore and burn off some energy. The house was well equipped and had everything we needed, the piano in particular was a big hit. The bedrooms and bathrooms were excRead moreellent and allowed the different generations their own space. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 7th August 2020

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We had a wonderful time on a family holiday with three generations. The accommodation is spacious and very well equipped with each family group having their own bedroom(s) and bathroom. The multiple lounges and areas for dining were great with a lovely outside long table for al fresco meals. We had one minor issue with a false fire alarm but handleRead mored very well by support staff and the owner. The gardens were great for children to play in Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne 24th July 2020

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A wonderful place to spend some quality family time. Very quiet and restful. Well equipped kitchen. Lots of space. There were16 of us and we didnt feel crowded at all.

Reviewed by John 27th December 2019

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Excellent family accomodation. Only criticism being that the cleaning services arrived at 9.40 and waited outside. We felt rushed.

Reviewed by John 11th October 2019

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The cottage is fine, in beautiful countryside and despite the rain everyday of our week there, we enjoyed it very much. But my wife and I, no longer able to drive, found it too isolated. When we did walk (in the rain), we enjoyed great hospitality in the two local pubs, the Three Horseshoes and the Marques of Lorne. Bridport provided excellent shopRead moreping in a number of supermarkets and a Farmers'Market. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 16th August 2019

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Spacious house hidden away in expansive grounds in rural Dorset
Relax by the wood burner
Social lounge space with connecting doors
Get creative in the music room with feature fireplace
Get together for leisurely meals in the dining room
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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.

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