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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 (two miles) and Bridport (four 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.

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


Central Heating Electric hob & ovenEnclosed gardenFreezerFridgeGarden furniture High ChairiPod DockLandline telephoneParkingShepherd's HutSmall selection of books, games and DVDsTelevisionWiFiNo 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.
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.
Shower room
A spacious 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.
Sitting room
With french doors open to the pretty cottage garden beyond. (A staircase rises from the sitting room to a double bedroom above with an en-suite bathroom, making this the perfect space for grandparents, parents or older teenage children.
Family room
With ample space for the whole family to gather by the wonderful fire, 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.
Dining kitchen
Spacious, light and airy with seating for six. Eager cooks will delight in the Bosch appliances.
Stairs rise from this room to the bedrooms above.

First Floor:
Master bedroom
With king-size bed.
Twin bedroom
With two 3' beds.
On the landing there’s ample space and a writing desk with phone point for those who need to work or study.
Large family bathroom
Sits between both bedrooms and opposite the study area: there’s a bath with shower attachment, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Double bedroom
Accessed via separate staircase from sitting room with en-suite bathroom.

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 up to two vehicles.

Additional Information:
A welcome basket of logs is provided.
A high chair be provided upon request.
Sorry, no pets.

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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