Rafters is an exceptional thatched cottage with incredible sea views situated in the picturesque village of West Lulworth.
This beautiful property can accommodate up to twenty guests in ten super-king-size bedrooms, all benefiting from wetroom showers, with some enjoying the added luxury of a roll top bath.
Rafters is finished to an extremely high standard throughout with many wonderful and unique aspects.
Underfloor heating runs throughout the property which can be individually controlled in each room, while there’s also a SONOS music system in all the main reception rooms, a great feature for hosting a celebratory occasion.
The large open-plan living with has three inviting seating areas offering plenty of room to spend time with loved ones and for entertaining your guests.
In the warmer months, throw open the doors to the upper terrace and revel in the magnificent view of the cove, or sit outside and choose from the ample seating and loungers, with a barbecue for an idyllic summer day and some alfresco dining.
In the winter evenings, snuggle down in front of the log fireplace for a family night watching movies or planning your days ahead, or move through the property into the stunning kitchen with a grand central island to enjoy whipping up some treats for all making use of the well-equipped selection of appliances.
Seating up to twenty guests, the dining room has been cleverly designed with sliding doors to separate it from the kitchen if you wish, creating the perfect atmosphere for a family occasion.
Get creative at the bar and make a cocktail or two using the ice machine as well, or open up a bottle of wine straight from the wine cooler and sink area.
A super-king-size bedroom rests on the ground floor, ideal for guests who could do without any stairs.
The boot room is a great spot for storing your muddy shoes and wellies with a cloakroom with a basin and WC completing this floor.
On the first floor, a further six bedrooms with super-king-size bedrooms can be found, beautifully decorated, along with stairs to the second floor.
The second floor has been cleverly built into the brilliant thatched roof of the house and, although there are no windows, there are high ceilings and expertly positioned skylights which can open up, along with a large central glass atrium above the staircase creating a sense of grandeur.
Here you will find the remaining three bedrooms, also with super-king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms, as well as this floor being home to a library with a wonderful selection of books to discover as well as a cinema room with stylish sofas, a large TV and a DVD player with surround sound.
The sitting room is the perfect spot to escape to and enjoy some quiet time to relax and unwind, and the small kitchenette means you don’t have to go far for a nice cup of tea.
Discover the amazing pool complex on the lower ground floor of the house where a large indoor heated swimming pool with children’s splash area can provide hours of fun right on your doorstep, with showers here, a WC and plenty of seating.
Bi-fold doors open up onto the terrace for you to enjoy those summer days with outstanding countryside views, while rainy afternoons can be spent within the annex, offering a games room for the children to escape to with a large TV and DVD player, table tennis, board games, a card table and a darts board.
Access Rafters through private gates with parking for up to six cars, perfect for when several families are coming together.
Reach the delightful Lulworth Cove and the quaint village centre within one-mile of walking, with further expeditions spread out before you on the South West Coast which is right on your doorstep.
You will find a number of pubs and restaurants and a range of water sports to get involved in, with Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast and one of the Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks, just a short drive away; the pebble and shingle beach here is accessed by foot and offers the most fantastic, far reaching sea views.
The lively resort of Weymouth is fifteen-miles away and offers a traditional seaside day out, with its long stretch of golden sand and shallow waters, there is an abundance of family friendly attractions to keep the younger ones entertained, as well as an array of shops, cafés and bars to choose from along the attractive Georgian esplanade and historic old harbour.
Rafters is a remarkable property bursting with fabulous features, perfect for a Dorset break with your loved ones.