In a nutshell: Short drive to beach, comfortable, pet friendly. If you are staying at any of our Dorset coastal cottages a trip to nearby Chesil Beach is recommended. It is a 16-mile long shingle beach stretching from West Bay near Bridport to The Isle of Portland. Abbotsbury is an old village settled amongst the hills behind the great Chesil Bank and best known for its swannery. This bird sanctuary is over 600 years old and nestles in the lagoon behind the Chesil Bank. Inland is Dorchester, deep in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex He turned the county's unremarkable capital - close to where he was born - into Casterbridge, and thousands of visitors come here each year to see the real-life locations of Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure and The Mayor of Casterbridge. On the outskirts is Poundbury, Prince Charles' most famous attempt at town planning - designed in a traditional Dorset style and built with local materials. Worth a visit, it does however seem to split opinions on its merits.
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Nestling in beautiful countryside just 12 miles from West Bay, these comfortable lodge style properties offer an ideal base from which to explore the Jurassic Coast and glorious landscape inland. Along with five caravans tucked into a field with grazing sheep behind them, they are within a short drive of the Abbotsbury Swannery (5 miles) and subtropical gardens, and Weymouth (7 miles) with its traditional seaside delights, beaches and sealife centre. Monkey World, the Bovington Tank Museum, Corfe Castle, the fascinating Maize Maze, Lulworth Cove, the Cerne Abbas Giant and historic town of Dorchester are among easily accessible attractions. Shop 0.5 miles, pub serving food 1 mile.
All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
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