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Ivy Cottage

West Lulworth, Dorset (Ref. 994302)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Ellinor

    “Lovely, comfortable cottage.”

    We couldn't have wanted anything more. Perfect location. It was lovely sitting in the garden first thing with a cup of tea listening to all the birds. The garden is a proper sun trap. The Castle Inn next door does fabulous pizzas which you can take-away if you don't fancy sitting outside the pub. Very little noise from the pub either. Great location for lots of walks. There is a little animal sanctuary opposite with a few sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks. To sum our break up, I would just say ...

    We couldn't have wanted anything more. Perfect location. It was lovely sitting in the garden first thing with a cup of tea listening to all the birds. The garden is a proper sun trap. The Castle Inn next door does fabulous pizzas which you can take-away if you don't fancy sitting outside the pub. Very little noise from the pub either. Great location for lots of walks. There is a little animal sanctuary opposite with a few sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks. To sum our break up, I would just say it was perfect, perfect, perfect.

    - Mr Ellinor, May 2021

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The property

Dating from the 1600s Ivy Cottage is a lovely thatched Grade II listed cottage sitting on the village road leading to Lulworth Cove in Dorset.

It is semi-detached to its sister cottage Little Ivy. Situated in the heart of West Lulworth, one of the most popular villages along the coast in Dorset, Ivy Cottage retains many features such as original beams and the inglenook fireplace in the living area - now with a cosy log burner.

Welcoming 2 well behaved pets you will feel comfortable relaxing in the secured garden after an exciting day out.

The house is fully equipped giving guests that ‘home from home' feel.

Lulworth Cove, famous for its geologically unique and beautiful cove is only a few minutes’ walk from the property where you will find tempting seasonal shops and kiosks including those specialising in ice cream, fudge and sea food.

Access to The South West Coast Path is also just a short walk away, where you have a choice of directions offering fantastic walks, views and scenery.

Make sure to check opening times to nearby Range walks for access to Fossil Forest and the ghost village at Tyneham.

Alternatively, you can look for some fossils and admire different landscape with Jurassic coast rocks at the nearby beautiful Chapman’s Pool, Kimmeridge bay.

Close to the cottage is The Castle Inn, a pet friendly pub with a comfortable garden.

A visit to famous Durdle Door, an iconic rock formation rising from the sea and resembling a doorway, is a must.

This is also a favoured area for snorkelling from the beach or walking along the cliffs.

A kayak tour can be arranged locally from Lulworth Cove and it's an experience to treasure as you are shown secret little pools, fossils and beaches accessed via sea only.

About a 30-minute drive to the west is Weymouth and to the East is Swanage, both are traditional seaside towns and perfect for a day trip.

On your return to Ivy Cottage after a adventurous day out why not eat alfresco in the enclosed garden whilst enjoying the last of the day's sun.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Dining room with inglenook fireplace
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and inglenook, electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one small/medium car
  • Garden with furniture
  • Welcomes two well-behaved dogs for £21 per pet, per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 5 min, seasonal shop 10 min
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Lulworth Castle 3 miles.

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About the location

WEST LULWORTH

Wareham 9.1 miles; Weymouth 14.7 miles

West Lulworth boasts some of the most dramatic geological features on the Jurassic coastline and arguably the most photographed locations in the UK. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door sit at the heart of this area and really are a must see. Lulworth Cove has many little café’s and beachside shacks serving local seafood, ice cream and other delights, as well as several restaurants and pubs from which to choose. There is an Lulworth estate information centre which offers an insight into how the cove and Durdle door were formed and Jurassic history of the region. If you tire of Cove and cliff top walks then Lulworth Castle is a short drive away and offers another glimpse at some more recent history, along with Tyneham Village, and Corfe Castle. This is a really special area and the village retains a lot of it’s thatched cottages and has a real air of a rural retreat.

Region Information

Note: max 6 people.
Note: first basket of logs provided between October – April.
Note: off road allocated parking for ONE small/medium vehicle only (size restriction of 5m length x 2.25m width with an entrance drive width of 2.8m).
Note: please be aware gardeners will be attending the property intermittently throughout the year for essential garden maintenance and will require access to the outbuildings.
Note: There is a shared washing machine in an outhouse some 7 meters from the cottage in the shared garden with Little Ivy.
Note: shared garden with Little Ivy.
Note: Stairs in this property are 'cottage stairs'

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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