This delightful cottage comprises a spacious sitting room with a large inglenook fireplace and open fire which is the perfect space for relaxing. The impressive triple aspect kitchen with its cosy dining area is a bright and well equipped room with a grand Aga sitting centre stage and separate double ovens. There are two comfortable bedrooms on the first floor, each with their own en-suites. The pretty lawned garden has a quiet stream trickling alongside and guests have an opportunity to enjoy the fabulous hot tub which sits next to the garden terrace in its own landscaped area.
The cottage is the perfect base for a family or group of friends wishing to explore this lovely rural area, and the surrounding countryside offers an abundance of lovely walking and cycling opportunities with many quaint Dorset villages within easy travelling distance. West Dorset is renowned for its lively, popular and eclectic food scene, and regular local food markets are held offering visitors a taste of the delicious local produce.
This holiday at a glance
- Sleeps four guests.
- Two en-suite bedrooms with king-size beds.
- Open fire.
- Front and rear private garden with bridge over running stream.
- Hot tub.
- Parking for up to two cars.
- Children of all ages welcome.
- One well behaved large dog welcome or two small dogs welcome (small additional charge applies)
- Minimum three night stay.
- Electric oven with induction hob.
- Combination microwave.
- Fridge with ice box.
- Wine cooler.
- Washing machine.
- Travel cot (linen not provided), highchair and portable stair gate available on request.
- A dog crate for up to a medium sized dog is available upon request.
- Garden furniture.
- Gas barbecue.
Attractions and nearby amenities
- The hamlet of Lower-Wraxall nestles in the upper part of the Frome Valley amid rolling Dorset countryside, 8 miles (13 km) north west of the county town Dorchester. In the neighbouring village of Cattistock, The Fox & Hounds pub, and a good local shop and post office can be found.
- In the nearby village of Evershot is the 16th century pub, The Acorn Inn, which Thomas Hardy called 'The Sow & Acorn' in his novel 'Tess of the d’Urbervilles'.
- Sydling St. Nicholas is a picturesque village only a short drive away, winding along the little Sydling Water with tiny connecting bridges to the ancient thatched cottages which line the banks, and has a popular pub – The Greyhound which has received national accolades for the quality of its food.
- The nearby village of Cerne Abbas is the home of the Cerne Giant, an ancient naked figure sculpted into the chalk hillside. The village also has three popular pubs and a tea shop, an ancient abbey with pretty gardens and many beautiful cottages to admire.
- Lane's End is ideally situated for easy trips to the popular nearby towns of Beaminster and Bridport, and the world famous Jurassic Coast is only a 30 minute drive away.
- Mapperton House and Gardens is a short drive away from Lower-Wraxall and well worth a visit.