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Hursey Gate Stables: A cosy & rustic 2 bedroom cottage, king size and twin beds

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful Location, beautiful views of paddock, village & surrounding countryside

Beautifully converted stables using rustic reclaimed materials, a cosy luxurious two bedroom cottage that is spacious and very well equipped.

The entrance leads into the hallway which has a lovely oak floor and pretty arched window. Access is provided to the bedrooms and bathroom.

Beautiful oak flooring has been laid throughout the whole cottage, and there are huge rustic re-claimed beams and vaulted ceilings in most of the rooms

Bedroom 1; King size bed.

Wardrobe and chest of drawers, TV and DVD player.

Lovely views of the village and paddock, home to the sheep and pigs.

Bedroom 2; two 3ft single beds, chest of drawers, TV and DVD player.

All beds have comfortable high quality mattresses

Family bathroom with toilet, basin and powerful shower over the bath.

The open- plan lounge/kitchen/diner is comfortable, rustic and very spacious..

There is a large flat screen TV and DVD player. SKY TV, including SKY Sports and Sky Movies channels. There is also a radio and CD player (smart-phone compatible).

The kitchen has a table and 6 chairs and is very well equipped; with a double electric oven, microwave, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is shared use of a tumble dryer.

In the living room there are glass doors which lead to a large decked balcony which has a seating area overlooking the paddock and surrounding countryside.

Broadwindsor is a popular, friendly and very historic conservation village, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The cottage is very popular and guests return year after year.

The White Lion pub is only about 400m from the cottage and there is a welcoming village atmosphere.

The pub serves great food and a good selection of beverages.

Walkers and dogs are very welcome.

There is a wonderful award winning Community Village Shop which provides a wide range of very good quality fresh local produce, and freshly baked bread every morning.

A children's play area is in the centre of the village and there is a large well maintained sports field with football goals very close to the cottage. Historians will be interested in the 12th century church King Charles Cottage in The Square where King Charles II was fleeing Parliamentary troops and he sheltered here for 2 nights Enemy troops began to search the house, but were put off when a camp follower began to give birth in the kitchen. The troops left, and the king was able to escape dressed as a serving maid.

Broadwindsor also has a renowned Craft centre, which also has a restaurant serving very good lunches.

From the cottage there are lovely walks up Lewesdon Hill, owned by the National Trust, the highest hill in Dorset. Close-by there is wonderful walking in fantastic countryside

## ALSO SEE Albert Cottage, BEAMINSTER; furnished and equipped to the same high standard as The Bothy, Hursey Gate Stables and Orchard Cottage in Broadwindsor; run by the same owner ; several 'GREAT' REVIEWS ON 'TRIP ADVISOR'

Set in the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area is characterised by delightful rolling hills with many fascinating walks; some are straight from the cottage.

Ideally suited to those enjoying the amazing Jurassic coast line and also being surrounded by delightful villages in charming countryside.

Beaminster; a small historic market town is 3 miles away it has a wonderful square and church. It has several pubs, cafes, restaurants and a small Co-op store. There is also a butchers, baker and green grocers, all of which provide fresh, quality produce.

Bridport is about 7 miles away; it is a wonderful lively town with a thriving art and music culture. It has all the facilities of a small town including a small cinema, art centre and a famous street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are an abundance of units selling antique furniture, Art and collectables around the historical St Michaels Trading Estate.

Bridport is a lively, interesting place to visit with a fascinating history.

There are several large supermarkets; Waitrose, Morrisons, Lidl and Co- Op.

West Bay; a charming fishing harbour is just a few minutes drive from Bridport.

Now famous as the location for 'Broadchurch', West Bay has something for everyone.

It is a thriving harbour and there is a wonderful beach below the towering spectacular Jurassic red cliffs. Fishing and crabbing are very popular from the harbour side.

There is also an attractive, sandy dog friendly beach.

There are numerous food kiosks selling all sorts of delicious food.

Rachel's kiosk is rated as the best food in the whole of Bridport and Baboo Gelato Ice cream kiosk sells the best ice cream too.

The historic and incredibly beautiful Customs House has recently been re-opened to the public and it is now a fascinating collection of units selling all sorts of antiques, collectables and wonderful gifts.

The renowned town of Lyme Regis is about 25 minutes’ drive from the cottage, with its range of wonderful beaches. There is a beautiful safe sandy beach ideal for younger children to splash, play and swim.

There is a huge rockpool area and a dog friendly pebble beach.

There are also beaches where fossils can be found and guided fossil tours take place. Lyme Regis offers a host of other activities for all ages and interests.

The historic town has an abundance of wonderful places to eat and drink and there are numerous shops to wander around too.

The renowned town of Lyme Regis is close by; with it's range of wonderful beaches. There is a beautiful safe sandy beach ideal for younger children to splash, play and swim. There is a huge rockpool area and a dog friendly pebble beach.

There are also beaches where fossils can be found and guided fossil tours take place, fossil treasures are guaranteed! The whole coast has World Heritage status.

Electricity, heating, hot water and linen included. Heating is independently controlled central heating to radiators.

Within the cottage there is a selection of books, games and DVD for adults and children.

There is also a quantity of toys and books for children.

We provide a travel cot, high chair and stair gate if required.

We also provide ; Toilet rolls, Washing up liquid, Hand soap, Dish cloths/brush, Scourer, Kitchen roll, Dish washer tablets, Tea towels, Oven gloves.


Attached to the house is a 2 acre paddock that can be accessed by guests which is home to some very friendly sheep who may have lambs in the spring and also two very cute pigmy goats that are very friendly and can be fed. The cottage has a private fenced garden with table, chairs and BBQ. The communal garden can be enjoyed by guests and provides access to the paddock. The gardens are great for children to explore and there is a good selection of play equipment for children including a trampoline, a slide and outdoor table tennis table (bats and balls provided.)

##PLEASE NOTE the garden is bordered by a stream ; YOUNG CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES ##

The garden has lovely views towards the historic church and surrounding countryside, including Lewesdon Hill- the tallest hill in Dorset.


Dorset is characterised by rolling hills, winding valleys, and beautiful villages. The area abounds in historic monuments and beautiful scenery. The Jurassic coast is the only Natural World Heritage site in England and offers fantastic scenery and lovely beaches. The area is a walkers paradise and provides endless opportunities for hikers, families and children.

There are numerous formal gardens and historic houses; Mapperton Gardens; nr Beaminster, 4 miles; Forde Abbey; approx 15 min drive;Montecute House, (NT), approx 20 min drive; Tintinhull (NT) approx 40 min away;Barrington Court (NT) approx 45 min away; Abbotsbury – Tropical Gardens and childrens farm) 30 min away; Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 35 min away (also has childrens farm)

A car is advisable

The nearest train station is Crewkerne ; 15 mins drive

Dorchester South train station is about 35 mins drive

Buses run infrequently from Broadwindsor

There is a good bus service from Bridport.


Full details of travel are supplied upon booking.

There is private , off-road parking outside the cottage for one car.( additional car by prior arrangement)

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


We have lived at West Hill House since 2006 and The owners live on site and will usually be available to welcome guests when they arrive. They are usually available to deal with any issues which may arise

JOHN LEADER purchased this cottage in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Broadwindsor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • With bath and powerful shower over bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda


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Hursey Gate Stables: A cosy & rustic 2 bedroom cottage, king size and twin beds
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Very impressed by the quality of the property and it was perfectly positioned for exploring Dorset

  • 5 of 5

Great for our two dogs, the field at the back of the property was perfect for exercising them before we went out for the day. Property was very well appointed and the level of finish throughout was extremely high, both John and Elaine were welcoming and attentive and were very approachable. We look forward to returning sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hursey Gate Stables for one week with our two dogs.

The accommodation is of a really good standard, being a very well renovated stable block with a lovely light open plan feel. Inside are all mod cons including a well equipped kitchen (with dishwasher and washing machine), comfortable sofas, broadband at a small additional cost and Sky TV. The shower had excellent water pressure. Owner John is friendly and welcoming and helpful basics are provided such as dishwasher tablets, milk, tea towels, and hand wash by the sinks.

Our favourite aspect was the rear of the stables. French doors open onto a decked veranda, small stock fenced garden area and views over the paddock. This is occupied by friendly and inquisitive sheep, pygmy goats and pot bellied pigs, who can be fed.

Broadwindsor is a lovely village with good road access to many tourist sites as well as beautiful quiet countryside walks right from the front door. There is a useful shop and pub in short walking distance.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful place to stay and explore dorset

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 5th June 2015 for one week cottage is very clean large and lovingly renovated, it had everything you could possibly need. Really loved it and will be going back ! Could not recommend highly enough thanks for a great stay

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxed and Rustic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely break at Hursey Gate with our two young children aged two and three. The stables were a great mix of homely furnishings with high quality modern fixtures and fittings. The children loved feeding the animals over the back garden fence and John and Elaine and their children couldn't have been more welcoming. We were very lucky with the weather and spent three days of our week long break at Lyme Regis, which has a great soft sandy beach. We would definitely highly recommend this accommodation, and plan to return as soon as possible. The discount offered on return visitors makes a good value break all the better.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Simply the best equipped and most comfortable holiday let yet. I was there with my Mother and our 2 dogs and it was fabulous for all of us (including the dogs!) We had packed washing up liquid and loo roll as so often you arrive and there is none. David and Elaine had simply thought of everything and there was nothing that lacked either in the kitchen or elsewhere. The cottage is in a beautiful setting backing onto their field with sheep, pigs and goats. You can hear a pin drop outside and walk the dogs from the front door. A lovely welcome awaits you and a very useful informative folder full of information about the area and the places to visit. We had a fabulous break

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.