Set in an enviable location in the rural Dorset hamlet of Acton, this characterful property makes an ideal base for family holidays exploring all that the coast and countryside has to offer
Admire the sweeping coastal vistas of beautiful Dorset from this substantial holiday home, which sleeps up to eight guests in the hamlet of Acton. Built from traditional Purbeck stone, it offers a comfortable blend of character features and bright, airy living spaces. Explore the Purbeck Hills or attempt a section of the South West Coast Path; stroll across the fields to Langton Matravers and see if you can spot the Isle of Wight on a clear day.
This three-story holiday home, where up to two dogs are also welcome, sits next to the owner's house but offers privacy. Enter via the hallway to find an inviting snug, complete with TV, and a utility area and shower room, with WC. Wander on through and step down into the kitchen/diner to prepare meals as you gaze out towards the sea and dine in the glow of a crackling wood burner. Another hall leads to the welcoming lounge, where you can light a second wood burner and settle down together to watch TV or a DVD. Follow a cottage-style staircase up to the first floor to find two of your characterful bedrooms and a family bathroom. Another narrow, cottage-style staircase leads up to your remaining two charming bedrooms in the eaves, one with an en-suite shower room. Due to the age of the property, there are changes in level and areas of restricted head height throughout. Enjoy your sunny, lawned garden, with its glorious views across National Trust land, and keep an eye on children and pets as the wall is low.
Make trips out to the nearby nature reserves of Hartland Moor, 6.5 miles away, and RSPB Stoborough Heath, almost 8 miles away, to spot wildlife and soak up the scenery. Walk 4 miles to Corfe Castle, with its 1,000 years of history and dramatic ruins. Or make the 3-mile trip into Swanage to picnic on the beach, go shopping and dine out.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.