The Old Rectory

Bridport, Dorset

Sleeps 25 | 11 Bedrooms | Reviews

Key Information

Price range
from 1620 to 4500 GBP per week 11 Bedroom Large country house / cottage
4 Bathrooms
Games Room

Accommodation Summary: Large country house / cottage sleeps 25 West Dorset, South West, West Country.


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Large country house / cottage in secluded holiday home in West Dorset, South West, West Country.

Key Holiday Home Information:

Family-Friendly, Facilities include: Highchair, Babysitting.

Location: secluded holiday home.

Nearest Airport and Railway Station: Dorchester.
Nearest city or town: Exeter, approximately 37 miles away.
Type of self-catering break: .
Short Breaks and weekend breaks: weekends, midweek

About this Bridport Large country house / cottage for 25

Spectacular Georgian Rectory, sleeps 25 in 11 bedrooms. It comprises a tiny Georgian kitchen overlooking a beautifully crumbling courtyard, a billiard room-cum-library, dining room, drawing room with open marble fireplace. The furnishings are eclectic and occasionally eccentric (grand piano, French boat beds)and the decor is relaxed and understated, verging on shabby-chic with an authentic time-warped atmosphere.

Facts about this holiday accommodation in Bridport.

  • Sitting Room with: TV, DVD player
  • Kitchen with: Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine
  • 11 bedrooms.
  • 4 Bathrooms, En-suite bathroom
  • Garden: large verandah and lawns
  • Parking
  • Central Heating

Entertainment and/or Leisure Facilities on Offer: Games Room

Flexible changeover day: Yes

Recommended Attractions near Bridport: Symondsbury is a quiet little village away from the main A35 road that runs from Honiton in Devon to Dorchester, so that tourists pass it by without realizing its attraction. The l6th century cottages and pub are made of cob, a kind of yellow clay that keeps the houses warm, is plastered on the outside and has lasted over the centuries. The roofs are of thatch.

A stream wanders through the village coming from a spring that is believed still to have healing properties and people from miles around came to bathe their eyes and usually were healed. An old road leads from the sea through the village, that used to take pilgrims to the shrine af St. Whit at Whitchurch Canonicorum and this ancient track as well as several other walks reveal the ancient face of the Dorset countryside.

The principal house in the village is the Old Rectory, one of the largest rectories in England and provided a very prosperous living for the original rector, who had a fine cellar, many servants and carriages. Thomas Hardy and William Barnes were regular visitors to Symondsbury.

Symondsbury is close to the fine beaches of Lyme Bay and within easy reach of many towns and villages. Lyme Regis lies about 6 miles to the west, the town of Bridport just a couple of miles away, Dorchester, Weymouth, Yeovil, Chard, and Crewkerne are all withing a 20 mile radius.

Good places to visit near Bridport: Chesil Beach for fossil hunting. countless

More about the Location:
Pub Nearby, Thatched pub 100mtrs away, Near a Beach, Golf Course nearby, Good area for Walking, Outdoor Pursuits available nearby: Horse-riding, sailing, windsurfing, golf, shooting, fishing, walking, cycling, paint ball, archery, ballooning, karting, museums, tennis

Good places to eat near Bridport: riverside restaurant, west bay Bull Hotel, Bridport

Short Breaks: Yes, minimum 2 nights

The owner or agency for this cottage has advertised with CountryCottagesOnline.Net since 2004.

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