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Old Cross Cottage

  • Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset
  • Ref: Y4727
Quality Rating 76%

Assessor's Comment: A lovely old thatched cottage ideal for a family holiday. The old fire place and wood burner are real focal points within the living areas

3 STAR - (65 - 74%)
Good level of quality & comfort.
4 STAR - (75 - 89%)
Excellent standard throughout.
5 STAR - (90 -100%)
Exceptional with a degree of luxury.
 

SILVER AWARD – An accolade at 3 star for those properties achieving consistently high standards throughout but unable to attain 4 stars due to restricted space in one or more areas.

GOLD AWARD – Awarded to properties reflecting a high level of quality within their overall grading, putting them at the higher end of their current grading. These properties reflect a higher level of quality and comfort throughout.

GOLD 5 STAR AWARD – The highest possible accolade, awarded to those properties which provide an exceptional standard throughout with a high degree of luxury.

From £560 to £1560 for 7 nights
Key Features
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Children Welcome
  • Internet Access
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
  • Wood Burner / Open Fire

This lovely spacious detached thatched Grade II listed cottage enjoys a quiet, idyllic setting on the western fringes of the pretty West Dorset Village of Whitchurch Canonicorum.

The property was the original home of The New Inn before the pub relocated to New Cross House on the other side of the crossroads and in more recent times became the fictional home of Rachel and Mark Bell in a book entitled 'Old Cross Cottage' by the best selling author Shani Struthers.

The cottage's attractive external appearance is complimented with a tastefully presented interior which retains much of the property's original character and charm including exposed ceiling beams, oak floors and window seats with hand made cushions. The striking, original inglenook fireplaces with woodburners are real focal points in the two living rooms -ideal for warming yourself up after a bracing walk through the Dorset countryside.

Outside there is parking for two cars to the rear whilst on the opposite side of the lane there is a mature lawned garden with outdoor furniture and well established hedges which afford a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The Marshwood Vale, criss crossed by bridleways, footpaths and narrow winding lanes is quite stunning and will appeal to the keen walker and those with a love for the great outdoors. The local pub and the children's playground are just 10 minutes walk away and the coastal village of Charmouth with it's family friendly beach and the spectacular Jurassic coastline are just a 10 minute drive away. With a wide range of independent shops galleries and restaurants in both Lyme Regis and Bridport, the property is a perfect choice for small groups and families wanting a unique holiday retreat in this very special part of the South West.

It should be noted due to the age of the cottage the floors in places are a little uneven, the staircases may be steeper than usual and some of the doorways have restricted height.


Please note: A £100 refundable security deposit is required for all bookings. A maximum of two dogs are accepted. Property available from 4pm
GROUND FLOOR (some internal steps)
Lounge with woodburner
Kitchen/Dining Room with pine dining table for 8 persons
TV Lounge with feature fireplace and woodburner
Separate w.c
Utility room
Garden with lawn and seating located on the other side of the lane
FIRST FLOOR
Front staircase to:
Bed 1: Double bed
Bed 2: Twin beds
Bathroom: Bath, shower over bath,w.c.
Back staircase (a narrow staircase with low ceiling) to:
Bed 3: Double bed and wash hand basin leading to adjoining:
Bed 4: Single bed and further pull-out single bed, ensuite bathroom, shower over bath,w.c
GENERAL INFORMATION
Off-road parking to the rear of the property for 2 cars (9.8 metre long space)
Utililities included
Logs not supplied
Linen included- beds made up
Highchair supplied
Not Supplied, please bring or hire; towels, cot, stairgate

For 2019 bookings only - towels and welcome hamper provided. Basket of logs supplied for bookings between October & March inclusive.

FACILITIES

  • TV/BLU-RAY PLAYER/CD
  • WiFi
  • ELECTRIC OVEN & HOB
  • FRIDGE/FREEZER
  • MICROWAVE
  • DISHWASHER
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • OIL CENTRAL HEATING
  • TWO FEATURE WOODBURNERS

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This lovely spacious detached thatched Grade II listed cottage enjoys a quiet, idyllic setting on the western fringes of the pretty West Dorset Village of Whitchurch Canonicorum.

The property was the original home of The New Inn before the pub relocated to New Cross House on the other side of the crossroads and in more recent times became the fictional home of Rachel and Mark Bell in a book entitled 'Old Cross Cottage' by the best selling author Shani Struthers.

The cottage's attractive external appearance is complimented with a tastefully presented interior which retains much of the property's original character and charm including exposed ceiling beams, oak floors and window seats with hand made cushions. The striking, original inglenook fireplaces with woodburners are real focal points in the two living rooms -ideal for warming yourself up after a bracing walk through the Dorset countryside.

Outside there is parking for two cars to the rear whilst on the opposite side of the lane there is a mature lawned garden with outdoor furniture and well established hedges which afford a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The Marshwood Vale, criss crossed by bridleways, footpaths and narrow winding lanes is quite stunning and will appeal to the keen walker and those with a love for the great outdoors. The local pub and the children's playground are just 10 minutes walk away and the coastal village of Charmouth with it's family friendly beach and the spectacular Jurassic coastline are just a 10 minute drive away. With a wide range of independent shops galleries and restaurants in both Lyme Regis and Bridport, the property is a perfect choice for small groups and families wanting a unique holiday retreat in this very special part of the South West.

It should be noted due to the age of the cottage the floors in places are a little uneven, the staircases may be steeper than usual and some of the doorways have restricted height.


Please note: A £100 refundable security deposit is required for all bookings. A maximum of two dogs are accepted. Property available from 4pm
GROUND FLOOR (some internal steps)
Lounge with woodburner
Kitchen/Dining Room with pine dining table for 8 persons
TV Lounge with feature fireplace and woodburner
Separate w.c
Utility room
Garden with lawn and seating located on the other side of the lane
FIRST FLOOR
Front staircase to:
Bed 1: Double bed
Bed 2: Twin beds
Bathroom: Bath, shower over bath,w.c.
Back staircase (a narrow staircase with low ceiling) to:
Bed 3: Double bed and wash hand basin leading to adjoining:
Bed 4: Single bed and further pull-out single bed, ensuite bathroom, shower over bath,w.c
GENERAL INFORMATION
Off-road parking to the rear of the property for 2 cars (9.8 metre long space)
Utililities included
Logs not supplied
Linen included- beds made up
Highchair supplied
Not Supplied, please bring or hire; towels, cot, stairgate

For 2019 bookings only - towels and welcome hamper provided. Basket of logs supplied for bookings between October & March inclusive.

FACILITIES

  • TV/BLU-RAY PLAYER/CD
  • WiFi
  • ELECTRIC OVEN & HOB
  • FRIDGE/FREEZER
  • MICROWAVE
  • DISHWASHER
  • WASHING MACHINE
  • OIL CENTRAL HEATING
  • TWO FEATURE WOODBURNERS

About Dorset (WHITCHURCH CANONICORUM)

Whitchurch Canonicorum lies in the heart of the Marshwood Vale in the Dorset countryside. With its beautiful Church (unique in being the only parish church in England containing the bones of its patron saint) and local pub serving good food its a beautiful location in close proximity to the coast.

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