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Yeovil 6 miles; Beaminster 5 miles; Crewkerne 8 miles; Sherborne 11 miles.
The peaceful village of Halstock sits on the Dorset side of the Somerset/Dorset border, just 6 miles south of Yeovil, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, dotted with lovely walks. Halstock has a village bakery and a golf driving range and lies just south of the 125-acre Sutton Bingham reservoir which is home to many migrant birds, including osprey, as well as having excellent facilities for fishing. A short drive takes you to ancient Sherborne with its lovely abbey and castle, and boasts a wealth of fascinating shops to explore. Alternatively, Montecute House, Forde Abbey, Cricket St Thomas wildlife park and Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum are all easily accessible. An attractive rural village, just 15 miles away from the Jurassic coast, which offers a tranquil and convenient base from which to tour this superb area.
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An immaculately presented detached cottage, located within the attractive village of Halstock, on the borders of North Dorset and South Somerset. Very well appointed throughout, and providing light and airy, spacious accommodation, this Halstock cottage provides an ideal holiday base for a family or group of friends who wish to explore this fascinating area. Over three floors, the versatile accommodation at this Halstock holiday cottage benefits from eco-friendly underfloor heating, en-suite facilities and a charming sitting room with a woodburning stove for those chillier evenings. There is also a spacious open plan kitchen and dining area overlooking the garden. The decked patio outside your Halstock holiday cottage provides a sunny alfresco dining area, perfect for unwinding after your busy day out, or why not take a picnic to Sutton Bingham Reservoir where you can watch the bird life or enjoy a gentle stroll? Nearby Yeovil offers a theatre, cinema and a vibrant shopping centre, whilst nearby Beaminster is home to the famous Wild Garlic Restaurant. This charming Halstock holiday cottage makes a great touring base as there is easy access to many attractions including Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, ancient Sherborne and Montecute House as well as Wells, Glastonbury and Thomas Hardy's Dorchester. A fine Halstock holiday cottage, offering a wonderful village base at any time of the year.
Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor double. Bathroom with double-ended bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Spacious fitted kitchen with dining area and doors to garden. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Electric underfloor heat recovery system on ground floor with radiators on upper floors and woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, condenser dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, telephone (incoming calls only), WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Decked patio and enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 3 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about Blackberry Cottage:
The cottage was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need.
Mrs Sunley, Dronfield, March 2013
House was very welcoming, spacious & made you instantly feel relaxed. Good central location to discover western Dorset. Great little bakery 5 doors down & friendly village shop.
Skelton, Sutton, February 2013
Excellent standard of cottage and spaciousness of the rooms. We were very impressed with the owners thoughtfulness, leaving milk and local cakes. The owner also phoned to check that all was well in the cottage.
Mrs Barker, Harrogate, August 2012