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Benville CottageBenville Nr Corscombe, Beaminster and surrounding villages

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Benville Cottage, an historic Grade II listed 17th century detached property with a charming thatched roof and a wealth of period features, restored to a very high standard. Benville remains the small unspoilt hamlet that Thomas Hardy described in the 1800's. You will still find the pub described by Hardy and the cottage where Tess was to have stayed in nearby Evershot.

The cottage itself is on Benville Lane, the very lane that Tess of the D'Urbeville walked along on her journey from Beaminster to Evershot.

Overview

AGACentral Heating Enclosed gardenGarden furniture High ChairParkingStairgateTelevisionTravel CotWasher/dryer WiFiDog-friendly Bed LinenDishwasherFridge/Freezer Ground Floor BedroomLog Burner / Open FireMicrowaveTowels

Layout

Ground Floor:
Kitchen

Hand crafted kitchen with with flagstone floors and vaulted beamed ceiling. A two oven Aga, separate electric hob and combination oven/microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
Utility room
With a combined washing machine/dryer.
Dining room
With large oak table seating six.
Sitting room
Featuring an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and oak floor. The sitting room is full of character with a low ceiling/exposed beams, and a small stone carving in the wall of a King which was found when renovating the cottage. Television, DVD player and CD player/radio.
Single bedroom
With 3’ bed and original window seat.
Cloakroom with wc.

First Floor:
Master bedroom
With 5’ king-size bed and room to put up a travel cot if required.
Double bedroom
With 4’6 bed.
Family bathroom
With roll top bath and overhead shower, wash basin and WC.

Outside:
The beautiful 3/4 acre garden is filled with a variety of flowers and soft fruit bushes and trees, with views across rolling hills and open countryside. It is a haven wildlife and butterflies. There are three terraced lawn areas. The largest, bottom tier provides plenty of space for children to run about and explore.
To the left of the cottage is the gravel drive with enough parking for at least three cars. Once the gates to the drive are closed the garden is fully enclosed.

Additional Information:
Two small well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).
Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available on request.

Surrounding local area

Comprising a dozen or so houses and cottages, Benville is an ideal base for touring West Dorset and Thomas Hardy country.
Two miles to the east lies Evershot, with its award winning pub, The Acorn and an outstanding restaurant, The Summer Lodge.
In nearby Beaminster, you'll find a traditional market town selling excellent local produce alongside tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.
10 miles to the South is the market town of Bridport and the fishing port of West Bay. This stretch of Jurassic - World Heritage - coastline boasts the stunning beaches of Burton Bradstock, Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach, as well as the Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Garden.
The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders and if you’ve had your fill of prehistoric sites, the county town of Dorchester is 10 miles to the South East where the Dorset County Museum has a good collection of locally found artefacts.
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

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