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The Spinning Lodge

Waytown, Dorset
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Part of an exclusive development with extensive communal grounds, a large and stylish holiday home set in the Dorset countryside
  • Ideal base for walkers to be able to explore the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
  • Within easy reach of Beaminster and Bridport and just a few miles from the charming historic town of Lyme Regis or just relax on beaches at Charmouth, Eype and West Bay
Property code: DC185

Part of an exclusive complex of charming properties, this beautiful holiday lodge offers cosy and stylish accommodation for a family or group exploring the stunning countryside of the Bridport area.

This spacious and stylish lodge is part of an exclusive complex of properties with extensive communal grounds. Perfect for exploring the Bridport area, this attractive holiday home offers comfortable accommodation for an extended family or a group of friends seeking to relax in idyllic surroundings. The lodge is ideally situated for exploring Dorset’s beautiful countryside, stunning beaches and thriving towns and villages including Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Bridport.

Retaining original features including a brick fireplace with a wood burner, the welcoming lounge is an ideal space for you to relax in. The beautifully equipped kitchen and charming dining room are perfect for preparing and enjoying a celebratory meal together. You can also relax in the light-filled conservatory overlooking the garden. The lodge features six cosy bedrooms and four shower or bathrooms. The paved courtyard is a perfect spot for enjoying a drink or a BBQ in the afternoon and the large garden features hanging baskets, an additional seating area and several lawns including a games lawn which backs onto a communal orchard. You’re also welcome to explore the 12 acres of communal grounds, including a 5 acre meadow backing onto the River Brit.

The exclusive development of twelve properties is close to the pretty village of Waytown. The nearby towns of Beaminster (3 miles) and Bridport (4 miles) both offer a range of great restaurants, independent shops and pubs. There are numerous attractions and landmarks to discover inland, including Mapperton House and Gardens (4 miles), the Nine Stones (12 miles), Eggardon Hill (9 miles) and Pilsdon Pen (7 miles). The beautiful Dorset coast is within easy reach, and you can enjoy the glorious sandy beaches of West Bay (6 miles), Charmouth (11 miles), Hive Beach (7 miles) and Eype Beach (6.5 miles). The historic town of Lyme Regis (14 miles) features a range of attractions for all the family.

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

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms, all with TVs – 1 master suite with 5’ bed, 1 double room with Juliet balcony, 1 double room, 1 single room leading to a double room (which has 2 entrances), 1 twin room
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Range oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, Hi-Fi
  • Dryer in utility room
  • TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound system
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Dining room
  • Conservatory
  • Playroom
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Hot tub
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Coast 5 miles
  • Beaminster 3 miles
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Pub 400 metres
  • Part of a complex of 12 properties

The property is located in the pretty village of Waytown. Here, you can explore the walks and cycle rides around the countryside or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll to the local pub, less than half a mile from your doorstep. Waytown also sits between the vibrant market towns of Bridport, 4 miles away, and Beaminster, 3 miles north, where you can find independent shopping and eateries, and a solid dose of local history. With all that sea air rolling over you, you'll want to head to the sea, too. Join the Jurassic Coast 6 miles south, where you'll find the sandy beach of West Bay as well as some impressive clifftop walks.

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 17th October 2020

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The Spinning Lodge is a wonderful property. Very comfortable, warm and well equipped holiday home and location.

Reviewed by Bev 25th September 2020

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Take food provisions, whilst supermarket quite nearby nothing within walking distance and all roads single tracks. A beautiful family home in an amazing location, owner very attentive and neighbours very friendly. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Suzanne 12th September 2020

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The Spinning Lodge was absolutely fantastic. There were six in our party and the house still managed to give us all space. The garden was a real boost as we had our two labradors too. The garden was huge and secure so that we could just sit back in the lovely garden and relax, knowing that the dogs were happy too. This house is honestly a real treaRead moret. The hot tub in the garden for us adults was a welcome treat after a day of sight seeing. Simply superb week in an amazing house and location. Hide

Reviewed by Geoff 5th September 2020

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It was a real pleasure to be living in such a lovely house and having such a relaxed time, especially as , because of the covid epidemic, it was the first chance of a family meeting for 9 months. Beds very comfortable and conducive to a good night's sleep.

Reviewed by Sophie 29th August 2020

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Absolutely glorious property, surroundings and personal service from the owner Sarah herself. Multi-generational family had such a great and comfortable stay all round. Surplus space meant we never got on top of each other and we particularly loved the conservatory for breakfasts and the hot tub in the evenings! Thank you Sarah & Tom

Reviewed by David 22nd August 2020

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The property was spacious, comfortable and ideal for a large family group. There was an issue from the previous occupants, but the owners did everything they could to address this which was much appreciated. The lanes around the cottage took a bit of getting used to! The Dorset Nectar Cider farm is within walking distance and well worth taking timeRead more out to take the tour. We would stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 15th August 2020

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The Spinning Lodge is a lovely house, well equipped, with ample space for a three generational family group. Our grandchildren loved it. The location is very secluded and quiet, in the midst of charming countryside. The only issue relates to the nearest beaches, which although sandy, shelve quite steeply and so there is a need to be vigilant as to Read morewhen it is safe to enter the water. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 1st August 2020

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Loved it

Reviewed by Dorothy 25th July 2020

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I do not want my name or comments to go on your website. We found it a lovely, welcoming property with a high standard of fittings and furnishings, set in a peaceful, attractive garden, and in a really good location for varied activities. It felt like a cherished family home, which we were able to enjoy for a week.

Reviewed by Laura 18th July 2020

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A great house. We'll laid out for family groups. Lots of space, we'll equipped kitchen with stocked larder of basics: salt, pepper, vinegar etc. Lovely welcome basket with wine and chocolate. Great garden, hot tub was a hit!! Quiet and peaceful location, lovely pub within short walking distance. Very comfortable beds. Gorgeous beaches within easy rRead moreeach: lyme regis, Charmouth, Burton Bradstock, west Bay are all a must to visit. The town of Bridport is about 4miles away and lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Cynthia 22nd December 2019

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Reviewed by James 29th November 2019

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Reviewed by Audrey 28th September 2019

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Reviewed by B 10th August 2019

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Perfect location and size for an all generation (18mths-70s) holiday. The house is spacious and comfortable and has a welcoming atmosphere. Its location was loved by the children who spent much time in the garden, the meadow and exploring by the river. Proximity to the delights of the Jurassic Coast was also a great success. We all loved every minuRead morete of our stay. Thank you Spinning Lodge for a delightful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 27th July 2019

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Although somewhat out of the way Spinning Lodge is in a brilliant location. At the heart of the Dorset foody region you. Guess who one if you close neighbours is. Plenty of room, lots of space outside, the local pub a short walk, nice byeways nearby. There were up to eight of us and two babies at any one time. Most enjoyable.

Reviewed by L 20th July 2019

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This lovely house was the perfect place for our family get-together. There is so much to enjoy - the location is very special, with a lovely garden and lots of outside space, and very quiet and peaceful. There are many attractive beaches just a short drive away, and we enjoyed our walks along the coastal path, and also made the most of the fantastiRead morec footpaths all around the house. Great for wildlife too. A very memorable week for all of us. Hide

Reviewed by V 29th June 2019

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We loved this property and the immediate surroundings were glorious and so peaceful. Very starry night skies! Spinning Lodge had everything you could want and was super comfy and attractive. Brace yourself for the very narrow lanes though.

Reviewed by Mr B Keaney 25th April 2019

This was a really good venue for a big family break. There was plenty of room for two families (4 children) plus grandparents. The kitchen was well stocked with two ovens, a big fridge plus a smaller back-up fridge. There were several different possible dining areas including outside on patio or in the conservatory which was also perfect for sittinRead moreg, reading and sipping a glass of wine. Wifi, effective heating, dishwasher etc. all functioned properly, There was enough space in the garden space for four children to play as well as a very pleasant adjoining common space. The location is idyllic within a small, secluded development with lots of beautiful walks nearby with the nearest the beach ten minutes drive away and Lyme Regis, Charmouth & Weymouth all within reach. Couldn't fault it. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs M Armon 18th April 2019

Cottage was everything we could of wished for. Lots of room, everything was there that we needed. Beds were very comfy and the bedrooms were spacious. It was a family gathering and we all enjoyed it immensely. The gardens and outdoor seating area was very good and we were lucky enough with the weather to make use of it.

Reviewed by Mrs H Boxall 15th December 2018

Wonderful large and homely house with a great feel to it. We stayed with a group of friends and couldnt have asked for a better place. Great social entertaining areas and plenty of room. We especially loved the Christmas decorations.

Reviewed by Dr P Macleod 25th November 2018

Wonderful long weekend with a group of old friends. The house is comfortable, well appointed and the owners a delight to deal with fixing a small problem quickly and unobtrusively. We had a great meal at the pub up the lane and as lunch was so good we went back in the evening. Varied and beautiful walks from the doorstep. All in all very highly recRead moreommended. Hide

Reviewed by Mr M Leatherbarrow 1st November 2018

Secluded, large and extremely well appointed.... all the things we were looking for. Proper good old fashioned pub 5 minutes walk away serving good food and beer. We have stayed in many places and this ranks as one of the best. Highly recommended ( and Im a grumpy old man so believe me its good).

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Location

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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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