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Sirio Cottage

Loders, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A traditional thatched cottage with plenty of original features.
  • Occupies a peaceful village location.
  • Close to Dorset’s stunning World Heritage Coast.
  • Good central location allowing easy access to the rest of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Large, south facing garden with far-reaching views.
  • Traditional village pub and shop within 1 mile.
Property code: DC150

This wonderfully spacious, thatched cottage in a quiet Dorset village blends traditional features with contemporary touches to create a unique retreat from which to explore the county’s treasures.

In the picture-postcard village of Loders, this thatched, stone cottage blends beautifully into its surroundings. With spacious rooms throughout and a generous garden to the rear, there is plenty of space for you all to spread out. There is a village pub within 200 metres, which is very convenient, as is being only 2 miles from the A35, making it easy to explore other places within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To the south is the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, famous for fossil hunting; to the west is the popular seaside town of Lyme Regis (13 miles); and to the east is the unique Chesil Beach (18 miles) and the seaside town of Weymouth (21 miles).

On entering the house, you will be struck by the quirky, original features and eclectic mix of traditional furniture that give this cottage an abundance of character. To the left of the small hallway is the spacious lounge with its exposed beams and interesting, stone fireplace. It has a cosy ambience which is complemented further by the open fire, making it the perfect place to settle down of an evening. Leading on from the lounge, to the rear of the property, is the country cottage-style kitchen/diner. Modest, but well-equipped, you will find everything you need here to conjure up a scrummy breakfast or delicious dinner, whilst enjoying views of the garden. Upstairs, there are two good-sized rooms: one double and one triple. Once again, they are spacious and comfortable with a mix of traditional furniture, which adds character. Also on the first floor is the newly-refurbished bathroom with its bespoke built-in basin unit and shower over a large bath. Please note: from the landing there is a steep ladder-style staircase leading up to a locked attic, but families with young children need to be aware of this.

Outside, there is a sheltered, undercover patio area with table and chairs, which is a great place to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining. From here, you can appreciate the large, south-facing, lawned garden with its mature trees and shrubs; the kids and dog will love running around in this delightful space.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 triple (1 double and a single)
  • 1 bathroom including bath with overhead shower
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating and coal fire - coal provided free October to 30th April, but kindling and firelighters are not provided
  • Wi-fi included - enquire before booking whether email speed is sufficient for downloading or streaming
  • Cot/highchair available on request
  • Large, south-facing garden with seating
  • Parking on village street
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Pub within 200 metres
  • 1 dog welcome by prior arrangement

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr S Sawbridge 4th October 2018

A lovely, comfortable, and well-furnished period thatched cottage just as we expected from the website description. Fantastic refurbished bathroom. Location within the village is great with a pub nearby and a short car ride to shops at Bridport. Although there is no dedicated parking we had no difficulty parking across the road from the cottage. Read moreAlthough there were only two of us staying this would be an ideal property for a family given the two spacious bedrooms and the large garden ideal for children. All-in-all we had a wonderful time at a lovely property. Hide

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Location

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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