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Frome Lodge House

Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 994210)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Ward-askey

    “This was a lovely cottage, and for us, ideally located.”

    Yes there is road noise, but we didn't mind it generally, and we did have the doors to the garden open quite a bit. Appreciate it might be more challenging in the summer, if you wanted to sleep with windows open. For us it just became white noise in the background. The location was great - a couple minutes walk in one direction to the pub, and roughly the same distance in the other direction to the supermarket, all on paved walking-cycling trail. Continued on the path along the river and ...

    Yes there is road noise, but we didn't mind it generally, and we did have the doors to the garden open quite a bit. Appreciate it might be more challenging in the summer, if you wanted to sleep with windows open. For us it just became white noise in the background. The location was great - a couple minutes walk in one direction to the pub, and roughly the same distance in the other direction to the supermarket, all on paved walking-cycling trail. Continued on the path along the river and up into Dorchester a couple of times, which wasn't far but the last uphill bit slows the journey. The paths are literally outside the cottage, which was great - countryside type walks for the dog in an instant. The cottage had everything we needed, and an excellent enclosed garden for our Yorkshire Terrier, who roared round it many times trying to find the source of the sounds for the birds in the trees, tractors passing, and other dogs on the path on the other side of hedge/fence! It certainly kept her entertained. Others have commented on the TV, and that would be a welcome improvement, with a remote that doesn't need the batteries holding in to use it. The kitchen is well equipped, and the bathroom has a compact washing machine and dryer, which came in handy, as did the airer in the single bedroom wardrobes. Beds were comfortable and cosy. We struggled a bit with the power shower, to get a strong enough flow and to get the temperature right, but it wasn't a real problem. We brought our own WiFi hot-spot from home, so didn't use the one in the cottage, but expect it would have worked similarly - we got a solid signal for both our hot-spot and mobiles. Frome Lodge House was clean and cosy, with a little welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee, cake, etc. which was lovely. We hope to visit again, once the pandemic is over!

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The property

Frome Lodge House is situated on the outskirts of the county town of Dorchester.

The property, which is set back from the road, overlooks the Frome River Water Meadow and is a perfect base for couples or a small family.

The property is within easy walking distance of the centre of Dorchester but offers the bonus of pretty rural views. All on ground level this property has a contemporary bright combined living kitchen and dining room benefitting from patio doors to enjoy the enclosed rear lawned garden on sunny days.

It also offers a woodburning stove to snuggle up in front of on chilly days with a good book and a hot chocolate. The centre of Dorchester is around a mile away and has a great combination of shopping, eating, historical and visitor attractions.

The traditional high is street peppered with well-known shops is complemented by lanes accommodating charming boutique shops and independents.

The town boasts more than four museums including one dedicated to dinosaurs and another to Tutankhamun.

The beautiful Borough Gardens have tennis courts, a play area and traditional band stand.

Other 'must dos' in and around Dorchester include the Iron Age Maiden Castle and an original Roman Townhouse.

Adjacent to the property is a countryside walk / cycle lane.

If you stroll just a couple of minutes in one direction and you will soon arrive at the Sun Inn at Charminster, a popular pub with visitors and locals which serves good food.

A stroll in the other direction and you will reach the pretty river path which leads to the bottom of Dorchester centre.

Around 10 miles away is the coast at Weymouth which boasts a long and sandy award winning beach along with traditional beachside entertainments such as donkey rides and Punch and Judy, and numerous shops and restaurants. This is an ideal small property to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.

Allowing you to spend long lazy days exploring this popular part of Dorset.

Summary

  • All on ground level two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single (with second small single pull out bed)
  • Bathroom with small bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV
  • Pay as You Go WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars on driveway
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

About the location

DORCHESTER

Weymouth 7 miles.

A trip to Dorset is not complete without visiting the market town of Dorchester, with its Roman roads, museums and a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic walk around Maiden Castle, the largest hillfort in England, or visit the County Museum which has a room devoted to Thomas Hardy, born just two miles away in Bockhampton. Just seven miles away are the glorious gently shelving beaches and picturesque harbour of Weymouth, and the rugged peninsula of Portland, linked to the mainland by Chesil Beach, part of the breathtaking World Heritage Coastline. In fact, you’ll find yourself so intoxicated by Dorset’s magic spell, you won’t want to return home at the end of your stay!

Region Information

Note: This property is in close proximity to the road.
Notes: Guests need to provide their own cot linen.
Note: Guests need to provide their own logs for wood burning stove.
Note: Pay as you go wifi

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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