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Tessa's Cottage

Coombe Keynes, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful thatched cottage sleeping five
  • Ideal family retreat
  • Charming period features throughout
  • Playroom with TV, Xbox and Wii
  • Spacious garden perfect for summer days
  • Peaceful location in small hamlet
Property code: DC164

Only 3.5 miles from the iconic Lulworth Cove, this charming cottage offers families and groups of friends the chance to relax and unwind surrounded by breathtaking countryside.

Taking pride of place in the heart of Coombe Keynes hamlet, walkers and nature-lovers will have a wonderful time exploring the area on foot and heading out into the wider countryside. Located next to a church and green, you can pay the hamlet’s ancient oak tree a visit and revel in the peaceful tranquillity of the area. Further afield, Lulworth Cove is only 3.5 miles and a must-visit, as is Lulworth Castle only 2.5 miles away. For something to eat, East Knighton is only 3.5 miles away and home to several eateries and pubs.

With roots dating back to the 18th century, this handsome, Grade II-listed thatched cottage was once a labourer’s cottage for Lulworth Estate. Offering space for everyone and packed full of authentic charm, it provides a unique escape from the rhythm of everyday life. Oozing with history and character, the cottage retains many period features, and the lounge is no exception. A hugely attractive room with exposed wooden beams and original feature fireplace with bread oven, the room has an immediately inviting vibe. Equipped with a sofa, two armchairs and window seat, the whole family can find somewhere comfortable to sit and gather around for a film. From the lounge, you can access the kitchen with dining area via a couple of steps. A crisp, clean space blending traditional themes with modern style, it is a real family space. Turn on some music as you cook up a feast for everyone to dig into around the dining table. Well-provisioned with an oven and electric hob, family-sized fridge, dishwasher and even a washing machine, the whole process is made easy from start to finish. For more of a sense of occasion, the ground floor also has a separate dining room, also accessed via two steps down. Also on the ground floor, there is the family bathroom with a bath with shower overhead, and a games room. A firm favourite amongst younger generations (and big kids at heart), the games room comes complete with books, a TV and games consoles, including an Xbox and Wii. Upstairs, you will come to the property’s three bedrooms. The first is an adorable single, the second is a twin and the third is a double (accessed via a couple of steps) with an en-suite WC across a small corridor. A historic property, many of the rooms, especially upstairs, feature open beams and reduced head height.

Outside, the cottage’s rear garden is split across three levels. The ground has a patio area with two built-in outdoor bench seats. From here, seven steps lead to a luscious lawn hugged by trees and plant life and a deck area with seating. Accessed via five more steps, the top level of the garden has another a lawn area, ideal for picnics in the sun. If you are driving to the property, there is dedicated parking for two cars.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single with 2ft 6 bed
  • 1 bathroom: Downstairs bathroom with bath with shower overhead
  • 1 dog welcome upon arrangement
  • Oven and electric hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV, Xbox and Wii
  • Radio, Hi-Fi
  • Central heating
  • Garden with seating
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop within 1.5 miles
  • Pub within 1.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

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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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