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Myrtle CottageNetherbury, Beaminster and surrounding villages

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Myrtle Cottage is a spacious and attractive, thatched Grade II listed stone cottage in the centre of the pretty village of Netherbury. The cottage has been furnished to a high standard and provides modern comforts whilst retaining many period features, such as the large inglenook fireplace with bread oven - a remnant from the day when Myrtle Cottage was the village bakery. The pretty, extensive garden has its very own Shepherd's Hut for guests to enjoy.
Netherbury was the home of Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall's original 'River Cottage' and the inspiration for the village of 'Cloton' in Thomas Hardy's short story 'Destiny and the Blue Cloak'.
There is a pub in the neighbouring village of Waytown, a short walk away and other good pubs and restaurants in the attractive towns of Beaminster (2 miles) and Bridport (4 miles).
Netherbury makes an ideal base for walking and cycling and its close proximity to the Jurassic Coast provides access to sailing, fishing, fossil hunting and much more.
A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on arrival.

Pear Tree Cottage, sleeping 4 guests is also available to book at this location.


Enclosed gardenShepherd's HutCentral Heating Electric hob & ovenFreezerFridgeGarden furniture High ChairiPod DockLandline telephoneParkingSmall selection of books, games and DVDsTelevisionTravel CotWiFiNo DogsBed LinenDishwasherDVD playerFridge/Freezer Log Burner / Open FireMicrowaveTelevision with FreeviewTowelsTumble Dryer Washing Machine Within walking distance to pub


Ground Floor

Myrtle has a front and back door but it makes sense to unload your car and enter at the rear of the cottage into an entrance hall.
To your right is a very useful and thoughtfully equipped utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and an additional fridge/ freezer. There’s room here to store all your beach paraphernalia or muddy boots after long winter walks.
To the left is a corridor along which you'll find a spacious shower room which also acts as a downstairs cloakroom. The owners have carried out extensive renovation to this part of the house making the space extremely flexible and suited to multi-generational family groups.
The corridor leads to a ground floor sitting room with french doors which open to the pretty cottage garden beyond.
A staircase rises from this space to a double bedroom above with an en-suite bathroom, making this the perfect space for grandparents, parents or older teenage children.
Retrace your steps to the entrance hall which leads to the front door to the cottage: continue along the hall to the end and the cosy living room is to your left: there’s ample space for the whole family to gather by the fire with 2 x 2 seater sofas and 2 comfy armchairs, ideal for making use of the small library and there’s even a corner for the children to tuck themselves away in and enjoy a board game or puzzle. There’s also a television and DVD player.
Back to the hallway where there’s a hall table with telephone for UK calls only and opposite here the spacious dining kitchen, light and airy with seating for six. Eager cooks will delight in the Bosch appliances. It’s a wonderfully sociable space with garden views to the rear and overlooking the quiet village lane to the front.
Stairs rise from this room to the bedrooms above.

First Floor

To the left the spacious master bedroom with indulgent king sized bed and to the right an equally spacious twin bedded room: both with low casement windows and exposed beams creating oodles of period charm. Lots of hanging space for clothes and lamps for bedtime reading.
On the landing there’s ample space and a writing desk with phone point for those who need to work or study.
The large family bathroom sits between both bedrooms and opposite the study area: there’s a bathtub with shower attachment, hand basin, wc and heated towel rail.


The cottage includes a secure and pretty cottage garden with separate areas for lounging, exploring or al fresco dining: the outside table and chairs sit in an elevated position at the top of the garden with views to the church beyond.
A traditional Shepherd's hut provides a peaceful spot for an afternoon snooze.
Off street parking for three cars.

Need to Know

A welcome basket of logs is provided.
Off street parking is available for up to 2 cars.
A high chair and travel cot be provided upon request.

Surrounding local area

Myrtle Cottage is neighbour to Pear Tree Cottage and so shares access to great walking and cycling routes from its doorstep. Within just a few miles there’s a choice of fine country pubs and restaurants; a little further afield the beaches and stunning scenery of the Jurassic coast and the local towns of Beaminster and Bridport provide culinary and retail temptation aplenty and a vibrant arts scene. Bridport also has a twice weekly market.
For those who love to explore fine houses & gardens, nearby Mapperton House is an absolute must: scenes from the recent adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd were filmed here but that aside, it’s considered one of the finest manor houses in the country and the gardens are simply stunning.
For more ancient history, children love the Cerne Giant and for parents eager to combine learning with holiday fun, there’s ample opportunity to walk in Hardy’s footsteps at the new Hardy’s birthplace visitor centre.
The mix of outstandingly beautiful and un-spoilt country, a varied coastline and plenty to do and see at all times of the year make this cottage a perfect place to stay and recharge your batteries.

Guest reviews

Myrtle Cottage was the perfect place for our family to spend time relaxing together! Thank you!

Andrea , April 2018
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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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