Located in Thorncombe, Dorset
Mayflower Cottage is a holiday cottage in Blackdown, Dorset, sleeping 6 set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a perfect retreat for walkers
Mayflower Cottage is a beautifully renovated detached cottage in the small hamlet of Blackdown set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Wessex Ridgeway is right on the doorstep making this an excellent location for walkers and with secure bike storage available also great for cyclists. The National Trust's iron-age hill fort at Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill (the highest point in Dorset with stunning views) are close by. Lyme Regis is 10 miles away so you can get the best of both worlds, stunning countryside and World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Based in West Dorset you are also close to both East Devon and South Somerset so get to explore 3 counties for the price of one!
The accommodation at Mayflower Cottage comprises of an open plan living area which includes a fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher and breakfast bar. A dining area has table with chairs for six with French doors leading to the patio and garden. A separate utility houses a sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. The sitting area has leather seating, TV, DVD player, WiFi and a wood burning fire. A hall has plenty of room for boots and coats and the ground floor is rounded off with a bathroom with bath, basin and toilet. Up to the first floor where you will find three bedrooms. Bedroom one is a super king-size double, bedroom two is a king-size double and bedroom three is a twin. There is a shower room with walk in shower, basin and toilet. A travel cot, highchair and stairgate can be provided.
Outside is an enclosed garden mostly laid to lawn with a large patio area complete with table and chairs and barbecue. There is off road parking for three cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Thorncombe lies in the north-west corner of Dorset bordering Devon and Somerset. It lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Industry in the area is mainly agriculture although in years past it has been a centre for wool trade and lace making. The most famous part of Thorncombe is the wood, listed on the Ancient Woodland Inventory, and has great habitat diversity with mature oak, sweet chestnut, beech and mixed woodland. The woodland gives way to Black Heath an area of birch and open areas of bracken and heath as well as a small pond. Dormice have been recently recorded and Song Thrush, Marsh Tit and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, all red listed birds of conservation concern, breed in the wood. On Black Heath it is possible to see Dartford Warblers, Yellow Hammers and Nightjars. There are also rare invertebrates associated with both the woodland and heathland.Read more
There is a village stores in Thorncombe but no pubs or restaurants actually in the village. However, a short trip in the car in almost every direction will give you a wealth of choice.Read less
Exeter is 30 miles away
Bristol is 40 miles away
Bournemouth is 54 miles away