Toller Porcorum, Dorset Cottages
Situated on a quiet street in a peaceful Dorset hamlet, Heber Cottage is a semi-detached 200 year old cottage and offers guests the prospect of a cosy and comfortable stay. A real home from home!
Deceptively spacious, the living and sleeping areas both offer ample room for you to kick back and relax right from the moment you set foot inside. With cosy wood burning stoves and original timber beams lending a charming atmosphere to the cottage, you'll also be pleased with the care taken to provide comfortable sofas, decent beds and an up-to-date bathroom.
Outside there's a pleasant, private patio and small garden, ideal for sitting out on a summer's evening whilst enjoying a glass or two.
Side door from parking area.
Kitchen/Dining Room, well equipped for cooking, with oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, dining table/chairs, additional seating and wood burning stove.
Living Room with two sofas, TV (Freeview), DVD player, fireplace containing a wood burning stove and French windows to patio and garden at rear of cottage.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6) and Ensuite WC/basin.
Bedroom Two with twin beds.
Bedroom Three with twin beds and chest of drawers.
Family Bathroom/WC with shower over bath and heated towel rail.
Patio and small, attractive garden with summerhouse and barbecue.
Children welcome. Travel cot and high chair provided. Sorry no pets. WiFi broadband. Parking for two cars. No smoking. Shorter breaks welcome all year, but full weeks with Saturday arrival preferred during summer holidays.
Toller Porcorum ('valley of pigs') is a quiet hamlet, hidden away in the heart of South West Dorset within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with plenty to discover on the doorstep and beyond.
Walkers can enjoy the numerous footpaths surrounding the cottage and explore the two local nature reserves, which are home to a huge variety of animals, birds, rare plants and butterflies. If you're feeling more adventurous, Eggardon Hill (the site of an impressive Iron Age hill fort) is certainly worth the walk and is just two miles away.
For fine beaches, fossils and cliff walks, look no further than the South Dorset Heritage Coast where you'll also find the towns of Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb, Charmouth, with its sandy beach, or West Bay, where you can fish off the pier.
The famous swanneryat Abbotsbury is also well worth a visit, as is the county town of Dorchester (10 miles away).This part of Dorset is also rich in historic houses and gardens such as Sherborne Castle (18 miles) and Athelhampton (19 miles).
Mapperton Manor House is well worth a vist - both the house and gardens are open to the public during the summer months.
For local amenities, it's just a short drive to Maiden Newton where you'll find shops, a pub and a restaurant.
"We had a lovely stay in your cottage and we would love to return. It was a cosy place to return to after busy days out at the beaches, and walking. ...All in all, a perfect few days away for us. thank you."Family Greenill 2017-10-28
"Peter has been coming here with his parents for nearly 30 years, and I have been coming too for the last 10. Lovely to see the badger is still visiting the garden. We love being here in the autumn - the cottage is so cosy and homely - no doubt we will be back. Everything we could want for a perfect, cosy, secluded, romantic honeymoon. Thank you."Peter and Lynn Marshall 2017-10-11
"Cosy and well-equipped little cottage, perfect for exploring this loevly part of rural Dorset."Mark and Linda 2017-09-10