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 offers 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 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 2 cars. No smoking. Weekly lets between 13/07 & 31/08/18 starting on a Saturday - short breaks of 3 nights or more may be available during this period if booked within 60 days of arrival.
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).
For local amenities, it's just a short drive to Maiden Newton where you'll find shops, a pub and a restaurant.
"Had a great week here. The cottage is comfortable and warm. Spent most days along the coast from Abbotsbury (Swannery, Tithe Barn and Sub-tropical gardens) through to West Bay, Lyme Regis, Seaton and lovely Beer. All within easy reach by car. The coast road between Abottsbury and West Bay is very scenic. Mapperton House and garden is en-route and will worth a visit. Walking locally is good with lots of footpaths. Try to take time to walk on Eggarton Hill (old hill fort/earth workings - quite atmospheric). Lots more to see and do. The only downside is the closest pub (Spyway) is too far to walk there and back for us oldies."Mr and Mrs Morris 2017-02-01
"I rented Heber Cottage for my son, his partner and three children, visiting from Australia and staying for the month of November.They commented that "it felt like a home " and was very welcoming. Very well appointed with everything one would need, even down to toys for the youngest child of three. The middle girl of eleven even helped decorate the village Post Office for Christmas!! Lots of lovely walks, near the coast and above all quiet and peaceful. Highly recommended to friends and families and anyone wanting to relax and share West Dorset with those of us lucky enough to live here."Mr Thomas 2015-11-01