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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
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

  • A large and stylish holiday home set in the Dorset countryside
  • Part of an exclusive development with extensive communal grounds
  • Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast
  • Within easy reach of Beaminster and Bridport
  • Just a few miles from the charming historic town of Lyme Regis
  • Relax on sandy 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 delightful lodge is part of a stunning complex of 12 properties in a tranquil spot just outside the charming Dorset village of Waytown. Reached via a private road, there are miles of glorious rural walks to enjoy from the doorstep. Nearby are the thriving market towns of Beaminster (3 miles) and Bridport (4 miles), both offering a variety of great restaurants, pubs and shops. Local attractions include the Jacobean Mapperton House and Gardens (4 miles), Eggardon Hill (9 miles) and Pilsdon Pen (7 miles). Heading to the coast you can visit Lyme Regis (14 miles) and the beautiful beaches along the Jurassic Coast including West Bay (6 miles), Charmouth (11 miles), Hive Beach (7 miles) and Eype Beach (6.5 miles).

Seven steps lead up to the porch which leads you into the main hall. You will find the spacious and attractively furnished lounge which is an ideal space for relaxing in, with TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound system, bay windows, a wood burner set in a large brick fireplace and French doors to the garden. There’s a charming dining room, perfect for enjoying a celebratory meal with French doors leading to a comfortable light-filled conservatory. The kitchen/breakfast room is fully equipped with a range oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer and French doors to the patio. The ground floor also features a playroom, a utility room and a WC. Exploring upstairs you will find six cosy bedrooms, all with TVs. From the gallery landing, there’s a triple aspect master suite with a 5’ bed and an en-suite shower room with WC. There are two double rooms, one with a Juliet balcony overlooking the green and an en-suite shower room with WC. Please note, there is reduced head height in the eaves. There is also a single room with a door leading to a double room (reduced head height in the eaves) which can also be accessed via a second staircase. This staircase also serves the twin room which has a door and external steps to the courtyard. The first floor features a bathroom and a shower room, each with a WC.

Going outside, you can enjoy an al fresco meal in the gravelled and paved courtyard which has shrubs and a covered parking area. The large private garden has a patio with hanging baskets, a seating area and BBQ. Beyond this is the lower lawn which has outdoor furniture and borders of trees and shrubs. Heading up the slope or up a few steps, you will reach the upper games lawn which backs onto the shared orchard, with views out across the fields. Parking is available for two cars in the carport, with additional parking in the courtyard. You are also welcome to explore the 12 acres of communal land the development is set in, with a five-acre meadow backing onto the River Brit, and plenty of public footpaths and rural walks.

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
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

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).

Reviewed by Mrs H Forrester 31st August 2018

This is a lovely, spacious house with comfortable bedrooms and plenty of areas for the family to get together. We particularly enjoyed eating in the evenings at the large patio table, surrounded by luxuriant plants, with the children able to play and have adventures on the large lawn above. An added bonus was being able to walk up the lane to the eRead morexcellent pub on the corner and have supper in their garden while contemplating a lovely view! Hide

Reviewed by Mr P Stanley 31st August 2018

Beautiful house with plenty of room for a large party and everyone had a room to suit them.

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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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