English Country Cottages

Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Tack Room

Bettiscombe, nr. Lyme Regis

Property Reference: DFA
  • Sleeps3
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

Available start days
Unavailable days

2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • StairgateStairgate
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

"A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches."

Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline. The estate’s 10 acres of lawn, garden, pasture and woodland offer plenty of room for adults to stroll and children to play.
The properties have been carefully formed from a fine original range of buildings next to the manor house and may be booked together to accommodate larger groups holidaying together (property refs DEY, DFA, DEX, DUS and DWS). Previously filmed for BBC television, all retain character and charm, whilst offering comfortable holiday accommodation fitted to a high standard throughout. Each has its own garden or courtyard with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds. There is a large games barn with pool table and table tennis, and a children’s play area with swings and slide. Approached along a private drive and set well back from the road, the cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying this delightful corner of Dorset.
There are a variety of beautiful beaches, both sand and pebble, within a five to ten mile radius, including those at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Eype, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. Fossil-rich cliffs define this dramatic stretch of coastline, which encompasses the 2,000-acre National Trust estate of Golden Cap. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and superb walking country, both on the rolling chalk hills overlooking fertile inland valleys and on the coastal footpaths offering spectacular clifftop views. It is also an area full of romance and history, with three ancient hill forts and the house and gardens of Forde Abbey all nearby.
A range of attractions is on offer in nearby country towns. Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside resort, its elegant colour-washed buildings and promenade lining a handsome harbour. Motor boats can be hired and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and a windsurfing school. Bridport is a thriving market town, featured on TV’s River Cottage, the Port Bredy of Hardy’s novels, offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, an arts centre and a sports centre with indoor pool. The coastline is excellent for sea fishing and inland waters offer good coarse fishing. Golfers will find courses at Lyme Regis and West Bay and there is also horse riding nearby within 5 miles. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.

Comfortable, open-plan living room incorporating dining area and well-equipped fitted kitchen area. Down steps to separate sitting room with electric woodburner and French doors to enclosed rear garden. First floor: Double bedroom with iron bedstead. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electric convector heaters/electric heaters included
  • Flatscreen digital TV
  • Enclosed rear garden
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Pet(s) free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in grounds


  • Shared gardens and grounds of 10 acres including children’s play area (suitable for children under ten)
  • Shared large games barn with pool table and table tennis
  • Enclosed play area with Wendy house, suitable for children under five, situated in the courtyard opposite games barn entrance

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Well presented clean and comfortable cottage. Pleasant situation and excellent location from which to visit places of interest. Oct 2011.
  2. This was a perfect place to stay for our holiday with our grandson. Aug 2011.
  3. Very peaceful location, well off the beaten track. Couldn`t just pop out for something. We went off each day with a cool box for shopping and only returned at the end of the day. Very comfortable, very clean accomodation. Really enjoyed our week. May 2011.
  4. This property is in a superb location - nothing to hear but birdsong and tranquillity. Owners are on site for help and advice but keep to themselves. Accommodation exceeded expectation, it was clean, comfortable and cosy. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family and would also consider going again. Also very user friendly for children with stairgates and high chairs provided. April 2011.
  5. Everthing worked and it was all very clean. Sept 2010.
  6. Lovely location, friendly owners, clean and modern, better than the photos on the web site. May 2010.
  7. Really lovely, cosy cottage. A very child-friendly location. May 2010.
  8. Much more roomy than expected, well equipped, clean and well-presented in a lovely location. May 2010.
  9. Larger than expected, lovely views and outside spaces including shared pool, games room and outdoor play areas for children. May 2010.
  10. Clean, tidy and well laid out. April 2010.
  11. I cannot fault the property at all and the owners were extremely helpfull and friendly. March 2010.
  12. Tastefully converted cottage. Very well equipped, clean, nicely decorated and a home from home. May 2009.
  13. The cottage was in a very quiet area, lovely grounds and outside pool. July 2009.
  14. Well furnished and maintained property. Owners on site - helpful but no way intrusive! Great facilities for child (2.5) and dog. July 2009.
  15. If you are looking for a very quiet tranquil holiday, this is the cottage for you. July 2009.
  16. Beautiful cottage, every need (and more!) met, peaceful location. Thank-you! March 2008.
  17. It was perfectly set up for families, and in a beautiful, tranquil location. July 2007.
  18. Excellent accommodation - far better than we could have ever expected. Very well equipped - everything that we could possible need was there. Nov 2007.
  19. It was very peaceful and relaxing set in beautiful surroundings. Cottage was like home from home; the owners were very welcoming and very helpful. Would not hesitate to go back again. Dec 2007.
  20. Really fantastic, exceeded our expectations. Oct 2007.
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