Dream Cottages and Liz and Ian, the owners, are delighted to welcome you to stay at either The Granary or The Dairy, Whetley Farm near Beaminster. Set in the sheltered, secure and sunny stable courtyard, these newly renovated cottages offer peace and tranquility but with the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and all the delights and attractions of West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset easy to reach. Think Thomas Hardy, Broadchurch, Far From the Madding Crowd and the French Lieutenant's Woman.Each cottage has its own secluded and private patio with patio chairs, table and parasol where guests can sit and enjoy the peace and fresh air and young children and dogs can play safely. Our guests and dogs particularly love our two-acre woodland and wildflower meadow which they are free to wander in at any time. It is enclosed by deer fencing so dogs can be let off the lead, with mown paths to wander along and seats to enjoy the view.By arrangement, you can feed our happy hens who live in the orchard and collect the eggs.
Close to the lovely market town of Beaminster, with Bridport and the Jurassic coast only 9 miles away, there is something here for everyone here-wonderful walking, excellent pubs, fossiling and fishing, historic houses and gardens, with shops, galleries and museums in nearby Bridport, Dorchester and Sherborne. The cottages are just three quarters of a mile from the village of Mosterton with its very well stocked village shop and very popular village pub which serves great selection of good food and local beers.
Whetley Farm, a classic 17th century Dorset Hamstone farmhouse, is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with wonderful views of Lewesdon Hill, the highest point in Dorset, crisscrossed by a well-signed footpath system for walking and enjoying the countryside. The lovely Beaminster Downs, Marshwood Vale, Lewesdon Hill, Pilsden Pen, Powerstock Forest, and Eggardon Hill are all within a short drive, Walkers are spoilt for choice and the owners can provide local area walking maps and suggested walks.
For seaside visits the choice is yours, elegant Lyme Regis, lively West Bay, endless sands at Weymouth, wonderful food at Hive Beach, fishing and boat rides, and the South Coast path to follow and Golden Cap to climb.
The stunning market town of Beaminster is only two and a half miles south of Whetley Farm and has a lovely old worlde feel perfect for strolling round, with a local history museum, beautiful church, cafes, pubs, boutique hotel and brasserie, 3 restaurants (steak, bistro and Indian), French Patisserie, bakery, butcher (local meat and deli), home ware and home decorating shops, fish and chip shop and takeaway Asian food.
The owners, Liz and Ian, takes great care to ensure that everyone who stays is well looked after and are delighted to suggest the best places to eat, what's on locally, places to visit, and walks to enjoy. They provide personal touches like bowls for pets, cot and high chair for guests with babies / children and anything else you might need if you ask them in good time. You are greeted when you arrive by freshly cut garden flowers together with a welcome tray including homemade biscuits, fresh eggs from their hens, and a selection of Dorset Cereals.In season they share with you freshly picked salad leaves, herbs, and vegetables from their vedgie garden.When the hens are laying well you will find their eggs in your welcome pack but they can be a bit temperamental.
Accommodation at The Granary: All ground floor accommodation: one step up to front door. Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Slope down to Shower room with hand basin and toilet. Bedroom 1, double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath hand basin and toilet. Bedroom two, twin single beds.
Services in addition to standard equipment Wifi.Thermostatically controlled electric heaters. Washer/dryer. Fridge with small freezer compartment, space in large freezer available if required with arrangement with owner. TV & DVD Player. Hair dryer. Wood burner (first load of fuel provided). Small enclosed front facing patio with table and chairs. Cot. High chair. Bed linen and towels inclusive, please state requirements when booking. Parking for two cars.