1 bedroom Cottage in Hooke, West Dorset - Peaceful Rural Location, 7 Miles From The Jurassic Coast
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About MELANIE HAMMICK
I have lived in this area for over 30 years and can't imagine wanting to live anywhere else!
Why MELANIE HAMMICK chose Hooke
I moved to Hooke with my 3 children in 2013, having lived for many years on Buckham Down above Beaminster. I had a 'Little House' at my last home, and as it was so popular, decided to build another one here. Having done a lot of work on the house, I am now really enjoying making a garden. I never tire of the landscape. Breathtaking views, such as the one known as 'Heaven's Gate' on the lane between Hooke and Beaminster, and all the wonderful walking, continue to fuel my love affair with this very special part of West Dorset.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Little House is very well situated for accessing all the very many local attractions, yet is off the beaten track. We have aimed to make it a lovely place to come back to after a happy day out, and a peaceful and relaxing place to be, if you just want to take it easy.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Five star accommodation and lovely host
My husband and I had a wonderful holiday, made even better with Melanie as a kind and helpful host. The cottage was precisely described and was lovelier in person. Accommodation was really clean, beautifully decorated and was great to have the little garden. We had some yummy flapjacks on arrival. Bed was big and super comfy and we enjoyed cooking and spending time at the cottage on rainy days. Thank you Melanie for an amazing week!
With Melanie’s excellent communication beforehand, found the place with ease in the delightful countryside! Delicious flapjacks on arrival were a bonus!
The Little House was absolutely perfect for our short weekend getaway for some local nature watching and relaxing outside. A great, clean and very tidy little abode.
Our cottage holiday
Spotlessly clean and comfortable, this lovely cosy cottage was a perfect place to stay while visiting the beautiful countryside and seaside towns like Lyme Regis and West Bay.
We were greeted with lovely flowers and a tin of delicious homemade flapjacks. There were fluffy white towels and gorgeous soap for us to use.
Melanie is a very friendly host, there if we needed anything, but not intrusive, overall a very pleasant place to spend a holiday.
The Little House - fabulous
The Little House was simply gorgeous, well kitted out with everything you need, flap jacks were a welcome treat with our afternoon tea :) and the grounds were perfect for our 4 legged friend, he had lots of space to run around and investigate and their dog Bean was a bouncy delight, very playful and friendly, the surrounding area was great with fabulous walks through Hooke Woods and beyond, would thoroughly recommend. Melanie was a great host and very helpful, will visit again in the future
Clean peaceful and homely
Me and my partner stayed hear on the weekend and had a lovely weekend break lovely and clean and the bed was really comfy and there’s plenty of cooking utensils if you need them also lovely flapjacks on arrival and a jug of milk in the fridge would love to visit again
Charming little cabin
Very helpful host, lovely clean cabin with everything you need. Melanie was very welcoming and friendly but we had our privacy at al times. Overall a lovely place to stay and I would recommend it.
7 miles to the Jurassic Coast. Good swimming beaches at West Bay, Eype, Charmouth and Burton Bradstock. Chesil Beach is very popular with sea anglers and writers..
A car is recommended, although guests have got the train to Crewkerne and then a taxi here. The local bus service runs twice a week through the village.
Beaminster - 3 miles
Bridport - 6 miles
Crewkerne - 9 Miles
West Bay - 7 miles
Lyme Regis - 13 miles
This area has a wealth of good restaurants, including The Riverside at West Bay, the Hive Beach Cafe, Hix Oyster and Fish House, Brassica in Beaminster and the newly opened Seaside Boarding House at Burton Bradstock. Within a 10 minute drive from here, there are 3 award winning pubs, The Three Horseshoes in Powerstock, The Half Moon at Melplash and Winyards Gap.
The nearest shopping is in Beaminster (3 miles). It is a lovely old market town and boasts a really good butcher, baker and green grocers. There is a small supermarket, chemist, post office and cash point. Also lovely for browsing with cafes and great gift shops. Bridport is a really fun town and has a great market every Wednesday and Saturday (local produce, plants, antiques and bric a brac, vintage clothes, crafts). In Crewkerne there is a large Waitrose and a Lidl's. There is a petrol station 2 miles away at Rampisham Down.
We provide our guests with an extensive list of information on all the many activities and places to visit. We are blessed here with the most spectacular bit of coast with fantastic walks and lovely beaches, as well as fossil hunting at Charmouth, the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis, The Fleet and Chesil Beach. The stretch from Exmouth in Devon to Studland in East Dorset has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is, in fact, the only natural W.H.S in the UK. Inland there are a wealth of gardens and houses to visit, pretty villages, hidden valleys and stunning hill top views.