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Secluded and peaceful setting in expansive grounds
Sociable lounge with connecting doors
Relax beside the wood burner in the lounge
Unwind in the bright and airy lounge
Create culinary delights in the spacious kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area
Views over the garden from the breakfast table
Get together for leisurely meals in the dining room
Decorated with care with artworks to be admired
Enjoy a film in the cosy snug
Challenge the family to a board game
Get creative in the music room with feature fireplace
Laundry and utility room
Spacious first floor Master king-size bedroom with en-suite
Light and airy Master bedroom
Rest is assured here with all your comforts considered
Take a shower or sink into the free standing bath in this stylish en-suite bathroom
Bright and airy first floor king-size bedroom
Sunny triple aspect twin bedroom on the first floor
Cosy single bedroom
Refresh and unwind in the first floor bathroom
Spacious landing
Tranquil ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite
Contemporary en-suite shower room
Rest in this pretty twin bedroom on the ground floor
Stylish twin bedroom on the ground floor
Charming ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite
View towards the rear of the house
There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the peaceful garden
Stunning natural pond in the undulating grounds of the property
Ample parking outside the property
View towards the front of this individually designed house
Beautiful open grounds backing onto woodland and pastureland
Visit the beach at nearby West Bay
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour
1 / 35  Secluded and peaceful setting in expansive grounds
2 / 35  Sociable lounge with connecting doors
3 / 35  Relax beside the wood burner in the lounge
4 / 35  Unwind in the bright and airy lounge
5 / 35  Create culinary delights in the spacious kitchen
6 / 35  Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area
7 / 35  Views over the garden from the breakfast table
8 / 35  Get together for leisurely meals in the dining room
9 / 35  Decorated with care with artworks to be admired
10 / 35  Enjoy a film in the cosy snug
11 / 35  Challenge the family to a board game
12 / 35  Get creative in the music room with feature fireplace
13 / 35  Laundry and utility room
14 / 35  Spacious first floor Master king-size bedroom with en-suite
15 / 35  Light and airy Master bedroom
16 / 35  Rest is assured here with all your comforts considered
17 / 35  Take a shower or sink into the free standing bath in this stylish en-suite bathroom
18 / 35  Bright and airy first floor king-size bedroom
19 / 35  Sunny triple aspect twin bedroom on the first floor
20 / 35  Cosy single bedroom
21 / 35  Refresh and unwind in the first floor bathroom
22 / 35  Spacious landing
23 / 35  Tranquil ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite
24 / 35  Contemporary en-suite shower room
25 / 35  Rest in this pretty twin bedroom on the ground floor
26 / 35  Stylish twin bedroom on the ground floor
27 / 35  Charming ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite
28 / 35  View towards the rear of the house
29 / 35  There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the peaceful garden
30 / 35  Stunning natural pond in the undulating grounds of the property
31 / 35  Ample parking outside the property
32 / 35  View towards the front of this individually designed house
33 / 35  Beautiful open grounds backing onto woodland and pastureland
34 / 35  Visit the beach at nearby West Bay
35 / 35  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour

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.

Set within expansive private grounds, this stylish, detached property overlooks the Dorset countryside from its high vantage point. Accessed via country lanes, this spacious, bright and airy house is ideal for exploring the coast and town, which are within easy reach. Nearby Bridport has a choice of restaurants, pubs and shops for those essential supplies as well as a selection of shops selling antiques and vintage curios, should you wish to seek out some treasures. Take a trip to West Bay, made famous by the TV series Broadchurch, with a sandy beach and stunning cliffs as the back drop. As the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, you will find this area has an abundance of pretty towns and villages, ideal for walking and cycling.

Heading into the property you are met with a grand hallway which has a separate WC and leads into the inviting lounge, with wood burner and doors to the garden it is the ideal spot to relax after a day spent exploring. Leading on from here is a music room with piano and the dining room, which has a glass frontage and doors to the garden. Next you will find the well-equipped kitchen with range style electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and two dishwashers, a door from the kitchen leads out to the front garden with seating area and is the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Heading through the kitchen to the left wing of the house is a useful utility room, with two washing machines, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Three bedrooms can be found on the left wing of the ground floor, a king-size with en-suite shower and WC and two twin bedrooms. Across the hallway is a bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Heading back through the kitchen and main hallway, to the right wing of the house there is a cosy snug with TV and DVD, ideal for settling down with a film. Leading on from here is a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower and WC and a further bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Heading upstairs you will find a beautiful king-size bedroom with an en-suite bathroom accessed up two steps with free standing bath, separate shower, his and her basins and WC. Leading on from here are three further bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single. Completing the first floor is a separate stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Venturing outside from the hallway you will find sweeping grounds with large areas of unenclosed lawn to the front and back of the house, plus a large uncovered pond (care to be taken with children). A steep slope to the rear is bordered by woodland. This beautiful space has garden furniture, making it the perfect spot for enjoying a drink or meal outdoors, there are plenty of places to sit and take in the tranquil surroundings. Ample off-road parking is provided on the generous gravel area to the front of the house.

  • 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

 

Breathtaking beaches abound in this landscape, from the seemingly endless idyll of Chesil Beach (18 miles) to the fossil playgrounds of Lyme Regis with its galleries and antiques shops, Seaton (25 miles) with its tramway through the astonishing Axe Valley, and Weymouth (21 miles) with its softly sloping seabed, pristine waters and grand Georgian seafront. The Cerne Abbas Giant (12 miles) is just one of many mystical marvels in this fascinating area.

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Louise 19th July 2019

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Large house suitable for big group - well equipped and very quiet location.

Reviewed by Kevin 14th June 2019

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Rented this cottage as a Anniversary family get together. Beautiful setting and gardens. There was 13 of us bit the cottage is so big you never felt cramped. Big living room and dining room to spend time together. Beds very comfortable, bathrooms spacious and clean. Cottage kitchen is well stocked with plates, glasses and practically everything youRead more would need. Big plus two dishwashers and two ovens. Go have Sunday lunch at the Three Horse Shoes Powerstock! Food amazing and staff so friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 10th May 2019

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Great property for extended family getaway. Ample siting areas. Lovely grounds. Tricky 20 minute drive to town, not for nervous drivers.

Reviewed by Janine 3rd May 2019

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This is an enormous house in a beautiful quiet location. The gardens are very well-kept and we saw bullfinches and deer. Kitchen is extremely well-appointed. Lounge & dining room are large, but TV lounge is smaller. Bedrooms are comfortable and there is a good mix of beds and plenty of bathrooms! A tray of tea, coffee and biscuits was left, as wellRead more as washing up stuff/hand soap, but we felt that a single toilet roll in each toilet and 2 dishwasher tablets was a bit stingy. Lovely house though. Hide

Reviewed by David 19th April 2019

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Reviewed by Nina 21st December 2018

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Our extended family rented this beautiful property for Christmas week 2018. The setting is beautiful in the heart of the Dorset countryside and the house is spacious and extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly think of. There is a pub in the village of Powerstock (The Three Horseshoes) a short drive away and Bridport and West BayRead more are only another 15 mins in the car. Thanks for a wonderful stay! Hide

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Secluded and peaceful setting in expansive grounds
Sociable lounge with connecting doors
Relax beside the wood burner in the lounge
Unwind in the bright and airy lounge
Create culinary delights in the spacious kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area
Views over the garden from the breakfast table
Get together for leisurely meals in the dining room
Decorated with care with artworks to be admired
Enjoy a film in the cosy snug
Challenge the family to a board game
Show 23 moreGet creative in the music room with feature fireplace

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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