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Shedbush Farm House

nr Bridport, Dorset

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Nestling at the bottom of this stunning southern Dorset valley, Shedbush Farmhouse forms part of a group of farm buildings dating from the seventeenth century. Surrounding the thatched farmhouse is a cider house, stable, granary, milking shed, cow shed and barn. A sense of the historical significance of this once working farm is unmistakable as you explore the cottage and the adjacent land. Restored to a superb standard, the farmhouse sits sturdily in half an acre of land, including a rolling front lawn and picnic area with views up towards the Golden Cap, a wooded area to the rear of the house and an orchard opposite. There are several way-marked paths leading through the estate and miles of beautiful coastal and cliff walks.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen/breakfast room, dining and sitting room, both with wood-burning stoves, utility and lavatory.
First floor
three bedrooms (1 en-suite double with 5' bed and 2 twins) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Garden: There is an extensive enclosed garden.

Parking: There is parking available for three cars.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Please note: Taller guests will need to take care due to low beams in some areas.

Local suppliers:

Castaway Boat Charters - to help you make the most of your holiday Castaway Boat Charters are offering you the chance to experience the amazing scenery from the flybridge and sunbeds whilst cruising the Jurassic Coast or anchored in a secluded bay, aboard a 45ft, high performance cruiser - fully equipped including a BBQ and perfect for family celebrations, romantic sunset cruises, firework nights, group parties and corporate events.

Friendly experienced skipper offering affordable ‘one hour’ harbour cruises, day trips, half day bookings and evening cruises.

Available all year round – subject to Castaway Boat Charters terms and conditions.

To book visit www.castawaycharters.co.uk or call 07860793450 - remember to mention the National Trust and the name of your holiday cottage when making your enquiry.

Cottage details
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Wednesday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
003033
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset – their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

Dorset Coast
Child playing in the sea at Studland, Dorset. © David Levenson

Dorset is Thomas Hardy country - an appealing mixture of rolling heath land, secluded valleys, picturesque villages, great houses and estates, and a coastline awash with natural beauty. The spectacular Jurassic Coast is just one of the many wonders Dorset has to offer and has shaped the county?s history - from the rugged Isle of Purbeck and the sweeping Chesil Beach to the quaint charm of Lyme Regis and Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. National Trust properties in Dorset include Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy and Clouds Hill once the cottage retreat of T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), while other attractions include the seaside resort of Bournemouth and the county town of Dorchester.

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Attractions
  • The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis made famous in the film The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Abbotsbury Swannery and sub-tropical gardens
Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fossil Hunting
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Watersports
National Trust places to visit
Shute Barton
Shute Barton Medieval manor house with later architectural features
Loughwood Meeting House
Loughwood Meeting House 17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house
Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge
Branscombe Charming vernacular buildings with mill and forge restored to working order
Jurassic Coast
Hardy Monument
Hardy Monument Monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory 14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priests' residence

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Mann
    • May 2015
    • Wiltshire
    Haven of peace

    Cottage beautifully presented and welcoming. We struggled a bit with the key box but I think that might just have been us. Idyllic spot in tranquil surroundings, a haven of peace.

  • P Brabyn
    • May 2015
    • Kent
    Made special by:

    The location. Wonderful comfortable cottage in a perfect peaceful location with great walks from the doorstep.

  • Carol Sellars
    • October 2014
    • England
    Made special by:

    it's location close to golden cap and the coastal path lovely to have tea and milk and delicious biscuits awaiting us on arrival

  • Cathy Taylor
    • October 2014
    • Devon
    Fantastic location

    Fantastic location, great combination of seclusion and access to village, walks, coast, etc.

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Prices

What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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