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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.
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.
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.
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
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.