Key Holiday Home Information:Family-Friendly, Facilities include: Highchair, Babysitting.
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
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.
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. countlessMore about the Location:
Good places to eat near Bridport: riverside restaurant, west bay Bull Hotel, Bridport
Short Breaks: Yes, minimum 2 nights