Sleeps up to 8 guests in 1 property
Hartfoot Lane
Melcombe Bingham

Contact: Paul Sommerfeld
Telephone: 020 8969 4830
4 star selfcatering 
Start days: Saturday
Open: All Year.
Pets welcome
Children Welcome Children Welcome
No smoking
Open Fire
A spacious, well-equipped stone cottage with delightful views, set in the hills of central Dorset. A wonderful place to experience the English countryside at its best. Easy to reach in little more than two hours from London or the Midlands, so a great meeting point for friends coming from different parts of the country. Once here, there is easy access to Jurassic coast, lovely old towns, glorious walks and many attractions.

There are four bedrooms - normally set up as 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single but a z-bed can be added to the latter to sleep a total of 8 people. 2 cots are also available. One of the double bedrooms is on the ground-floor next to a bathroom, so ideal for anyone who does not like stairs.

The living room has a log fire, television with dvd, and hi-fi; the kitchen offers an Aga and an ordinary electric cooker plus freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; the dining room has a fine antique refectory table that easily seats 8; there is a Wendy house in the garden; and a funky master bathroom. The patio is a pleasant, restful spot looking out over fields where deer can often be seen, to gentle hills; barbecue facilties are provided.

Situated on the edge of a friendly village with an extensive farm shop and well-known pub restaurant. Other fine restaurants and pubs are easily accessible in nearby villages.

This is the country of Hardy novels, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just off the Wessex Ridgeway walkersâ path, set in hills and woods.

The Jurassic coast, ancient abbeys and castles, wonderful gardens, lovely old towns, and even a tank museum are all within a half hour drive.

Dorset is wonderfully free of motorways but Greygles is easily accessible in 2 1/2 hours from London or Birmingham. This is a land that is surprisingly near yet boasting beautiful countryside, dramatic coastline, historic towns, literary links (e.g. Hardy, TE Lawrence), and many attractions.

Price information

Low - £500 per week
Medium - £650
Shoulder - £725
Middling/High - £800
High - £900