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Old house, Jurassic Coast , max 2 people, 1 room

SuperhostAbbotsbury, Dorset, United Kingdom
Private room in house hosted by Barbara
2 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 private bath

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Either a spacious double bed room or one with twin singles. Max 2 people in a very old farmhouse. Private bathroom, bath & hand shower. Barn for bikes etc. Free parking on the drive. Central in Abbotsbury, a small, pretty village near Jurassic Coastal Path, Chesil Beach, Ridgeway Walk. Simple breakfast: cereals, toast, a boiled egg and tea or coffee. The main road may be busy at night with local farm traffic. NB we charge by the room - see 'Lovely Old House' for 2 bedroom option max 4 people.

The space
You have a choice of a room with a double bed or a different room with 2 singles ( If you want two separate rooms for up to 4 people see /www.airbnb.co.uk/2404112/details) in our old farmhouse, which is in the centre of Abbotsbury Village, on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and access to the Chesil Beach and the Ridgeway Walk just above the village. We provide bed and breakfast, we do not offer self-catering or cooking facilities but guests are welcome to boil a kettle for tea or coffee at any time in our cosy kitchen. There is no TV or kettle in the bedrooms. Parking is off the road on our driveway behind the house. This is an ideal place to get away from the hurly burly of city life. Great for walkers, cyclists, golfers or sailors or people who just want to relax and explore the beautiful country and seaside. Abbotsbury has many more hours of sunshine than the UK average because we have a micro-climate, thus there is the local award winning Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens. Nearby are Weymouth and Portland with the Sailing Academy in one direction or West Bay, venue for 'Broadchurch' and the nearby lovely golf course, and Lyme Regis in the other (see useful website gps-routes), or visitors to the many beautiful gardens in the area, including the Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens. There is also the Swannery here where the cygnets are due to hatch during early May. This is a charming and vibrant village to relax in, with quaint houses, country walks and is on the famous Jurassic Coast Path as well as the Ridgeway path. There are beautiful walks to St Catherine's Chapel, the Fleet and the coast. Our part of the Chesil beach is used extensively by fishermen, but is unsuitable for swimming, and from there you can walk along the shore for miles. On the way you might find a fossil! If you are interested in surfing or sailing the well known Sailing Academy is about a twenty minute drive away, and we can store your equipment in our barn overnight.
Abbotsbury is unusual because although small, (only about a hundred cottages) it has a number of thriving businesses: a fabulous farm shop selling local meat, cheeses, butter & eggs, two shops; two pubs; teashops serving delicious Dorset cream teas or apple cake; an art gallery, Dansel, well known for a large range of local craftsmen's products in wood; a post office; and a bus, X53, service running between Exeter and Poole, via Lyme Regis, Bridport - a pleasant market town, West Bay and Weymouth, a 200 years old seaside resort.
Suppers or lunches at the Ilchester Arms pub or the Swan Inn, both a few doors away, or a short drive to the Manor House at West Bexington, and village pubs at Punkenowle, Langton Herring or Burton Bradstock.
The nearest towns are: Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth, West Bay, each about eleven miles away. Slightly further along the coast are Charmouth and Lyme Regis, Durdle Door, Lulworth, Wool, Wareham. Further inland are well known places such as Cerne Abbas, Mapperton, Forde Abbey, Beaminster.
Thomas Hardy has long association with this county, as he lived and wrote here, and set his novels and poems around rural life in the lovely farming countryside and small market towns.
Sorry, we can't accommodate children under seven years old as there is a small stream in the garden and an ungated driveway, besides which our house is not well adapted for toddlers. Also sorry we don't accept pets. There is ample parking on our driveway behind the house.

Guest access
Car parking is on the private driveway. We have a barn where surfboards or bicycles can be stored overnight for security. Guests are welcome in the nice warm kitchen where breakfast is served, and where you can make tea or coffee at any time, please let us know in advance if you need non dairy products. The bedroom has a private bathroom, and you can spend time in our quiet and restful garden . There is now mobile reception in this village at present, as a mast has been installed in the village. There is wifi in the house. The bedrooms don't have TV or kettles. We do provide a simple breakfast and towels, shampoo etc.

Other things to note
We can accommodate a total of four people in two separate bedrooms, but the cost s greater for the two rooms is per night (see our other entry to book for both rooms (('Lovely old Hose') . We do not accept more than two persons per room.
We have no pets, nor do we accept guests' pets to stay here, and we do not smoke. You are welcome to smoke in the garden, but please not in the house.
There are many places to eat within twelve miles, and our village shops sell picnic sandwiches etc. We provide towels etc.
Either a spacious double bed room or one with twin singles. Max 2 people in a very old farmhouse. Private bathroom, bath & hand shower. Barn for bikes etc. Free parking on the drive. Central in Abbotsbury, a small, pretty village near Jurassic Coastal Path, Chesil Beach, Ridgeway Walk. Simple breakfast: cereals, toast, a boiled egg and tea or coffee. The main road may be busy at night with local farm traffic. NB we charge by the room - see 'Lovely Old House' for 2 bedroom option max 4 people.

The space
You have a choice of a room with a double bed or a different room with 2 singles ( If you want tw…

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

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Abbotsbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

The highlights: The beauty of the countryside made world famous by Thomas Hardy; the dramatic coastal views and walks; the mild sub-tropical weather; the ancient sites in the landscape from bronze age, the Roman invasion right the way through to WW2; our lovely farm shop which supplies very locally sourced food; fresh fish caught locally off Portland Bill, and available in many nearby restaurants; a post office and village shop open every day including Sundays and Christmas Day; two pubs. A lively church, remainder from the old Abbey site, where many weddings take place, and one can hear the bell ringers practice at least once a week. A nearby popular wedding/party barn.
The highlights: The beauty of the countryside made world famous by Thomas Hardy; the dramatic coastal views and walks; the mild sub-tropical weather; the ancient sites in the landscape from bronze age, the Roma…

Hosted by Barbara

Joined in August 2013
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We are an elderly English couple, enjoying living in a beautiful village, with the opportunity to go for walks over the hills or beside the sea, along the famous Jurassic coast. We have no dogs, and sadly no cat any longer, we don't smoke.
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We live here and will be available most of the time to make guests welcome and comfortable.
We do have mobile reception and wifi available to you in our kitchen, or your bedroom, so you can receive and send emails, or you are welcome to give our landline number for incoming emergency calls. Sorry we can't accommodate very young children as our garden has a small deep stream running through, and there are no gates to prevent children running into the road. We can recommend places to eat, walk, visit. Or lovely routes to explore. We have no pets, and we can't accommodate house guests' pets either, sorry.
We live here and will be available most of the time to make guests welcome and comfortable.
We do have mobile reception and wifi available to you in our kitchen, or your bedro…
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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