|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Thornicks House is a truly lovely, deceptively spacious four bedroom terraced cottage dating from the late 18th century and situated in the lovely village of Winfrith Newbrgh. The owners have spared no expense in presenting and equipping it to the highest level. It is set on a quiet country lane (cul-de sac) off the main village street. It was originally owned by the village baker, and the cottage next door was the bakehouse itself. There is a large field and stream between the lane and the main part of the village. The cottage itself opens directly onto the lane. The spacious living room has a bay window and window seat, but its focal point is a large old-beamed brick fireplace. The beautifully fitted, hand-painted 'Smallbone' style kitchen opens (double doors) onto the patio and secluded garden. The other main room downstairs is a characterful dining room with its original flagstones. An old windy staircase leads upstairs to the four bedrooms and bathroom.
Winfrith Newburgh: Winfrith is a typical Dorset Village, with a lovely......church, Manor House and picturesque main street full of thatched and period cottages and houses. There is a pub at a village shop and post office. Dorchester and Weymouth are the two nearest large towns, where you will find supermarkets, many other shops as well as restaurants catering for all tastes and pockets. There are an abundance of fine country pubs in easy reach of Winfrith, many serving fine ales and excellent pub fare.
Thornicks House is situated in a conservation area in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. It is but a few minutes drive from Dorset's famous Jurassic coastline, most notably Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge Bay, Chessil Beach and Durdle Door. 20 mins drive to the west is the popular Georgian seaside town of Weymouth, with its lovely sandy family beach and old harbour. The locals are most excited that Weymouth/Portland will be hosting the 2112 sailing Olympics. A 30mn drive to the east takes you to the fabulous safe white beaches of Sandbanks (National Trust), from where a short car ferry trip takes you to Poole and Bournemouth. Dorset, of course, is famous for its beautiful countryside, old villages and historical monuments; Abbotsbury (Tropical Gardens and Swannery), Cofe Castle, the lost village of Tyneham, Milton Abbas (village and abbey), the Cerne Abbas Giant and Morton, the resting place of T.E.Lawrence, are all within easy reach.
Other Activities: Historical and Literary Interest
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
XMAS & NEW YEAR
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£150|
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Prices quoted are per week and includes heating, hot water, bed linen and towels. A deposit is payable at time of booking. The balance becomes payable 8 weeks (56 days) before commencement date of holiday.
Please note there is a surcharge of £30.00 for bookings taken from renters who do not have a British
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.