Powerstock, Dorset Cottages
Bridge Cottage is an attractive, semi-detached, stone cottage on the edge of an ancient village called Powerstock. Both comfortable and welcoming, the cottage has a very homely feel to it with accommodation ideal for a couple or a small family. The cottage stands in a quiet setting by a bridge at the foot of the ancient Eggardon Hill Fort and offers a very comfortable base from which to explore the deep valleys and hills of this unspoilt part of South West Dorset, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Jurassic Coast at West Bay which featured on the TV drama Broadchurch is five miles away.
Powerstock itself is an attractive and very ancient village mentioned in The Domesday Book. Standing on a mound above the village its imposing church dates from Norman times. There are two pubs, The Three Horseshoes and The Marquess of Lorne, offering good, Dorset-produced food, within walking distance of the cottage.
Entrance into small lobby.
Living Room/Dining Room with two sofas, fireplace containing a wood burning stove and dining table/chairs.
Fitted Kitchen with oven, dishwasher and washing machine.
Family Bathroom/WC with separate shower above the bath.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6) and wardrobe
Bedroom Two with twin beds.(3 ft) and a cot.
Private, west facing garden to the rear with pretty 'secret' section. Further large grassed area to the side of the cottage, with a picnic table beside the small River Mangerton ( NB children must be supervised). Parking on the lane outside. During dry weather a car can be parked on the grass to the side of the property.
One well behaved pet by arrangement. Friday-Friday bookings only during school holidays. Property can be booked with Old School House (H316) for larger groups of up to 12 guests plus 2 babies.
A spectacular stretch of the Dorset Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is within easy driving distance, encompassing Lyme Regis (famous 600' Quay, rock pools & fossils), Charmouth (good sandy beach), West Bay (sea fishing off the pier and beach and setting for ITV's 'Broadchurch'), and Abbotsbury, (Chesil Beach, swannery & subtropical gardens).
The county town of Dorchester is about ten miles away while more locally, the lively market town of Bridport has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to satisfy your needs.
"Comfortable and peaceful stay. The wood-burning stove makes all the difference. "Three Horseshoes" delicious!"Carolyn Taylor 2012-12-01
"Brief but grand weekend in peaceful Hardy Country. Loved church bells with a mind of their own. Brilliant walking. Super pubs."Mr & Mrs Brice 2012-08-01
"Lovely cottage, lovely village in peaceful surroundings. Perfect; we have really enjoyed our stay."Mrs Beardmore 2012-03-01