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Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Forge

Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset | Property Reference: DUS

Grade4 Star rating
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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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.

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Gather up the family for a holiday to The Old Forge; it has a shared lounge bar/games area, indoor play area and nearby attractions.

Gather up the family for a holiday to The Old Forge; it has a shared lounge bar/games area, indoor play area and nearby attractions.

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 lounge bar/games area with table tennis. 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 is 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.

Formerly two cottages, The Old Forge is an attractive and spacious cottage, offering ground floor accommodation all on one level. Large double-aspect living room with multi-fuel stove and beamed ceiling. Two steps to well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room with range cooker, beamed ceiling and door to private garden. Laundry/boot room. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft four poster bed. Twin bedroom. Two bathrooms with toilet, one with separate shower cubicle.

  • Multi-fuel stove - first basket included, thereafter available locally
  • Electric convector heaters/electric heaters and oil central heating included
  • Additional cot
  • Flatscreen digital TV
  • Range cooker included
  • Secluded rear garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • NB: Steps in garden

  • 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

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

  • Shared gardens and grounds of 10 acres
  • Shared lounge bar/games area with pool table and table tennis
  • Enclosed play area suitable for children under five, situated in the courtyard opposite games barn entrance

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What do our customers say?

  • 8

    Matthew

    Posted by anonymous

    Nice short break with the family. Good spacious Cottage. Nice Biscuits and jam on arrival, a few tea bags a pint of milk and a bit of coffee available on arrival would make arriving after a long drive just perfect! Would recommend.

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2019 16/10/2019
  • 10

    Debbie

    Posted by anonymous

    We had a lovely week, and The Old Forge was ideal for our family. The furnishings are extremely comfortable and on the whole well-equipped (but there needs to be more than 3 teaspoons - we bought some and left 3 more in the drawer!). All in all, it was a lovely property and we would not hesitate to stay there again.

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2019 28/08/2019
8.7 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews collected by ReeVoo