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Cute & Cosy Bothy Cottage, near Sherborne & Yeovil

SuperhostDorset, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Russell & Liz
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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The Bothy is a stylish detached cottage where you can share some Prosecco on your terrace or in your orchard or snuggle up beside a log fire

Dating from the 1700's, our newly restored "boutique" stone cottage is in the rural historic Yetminster Conservation Area with a lovely local cafe & shop. It is in the beautiful garden of our quintessential English Heritage listed thatched cottage

You have great access to our lovely Dorset countryside & Jurassic Coast

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The space
Bothy Cottage is in a delightful rural location with horses in the adjacent fields, chickens across the road and a dairy farm just up the lane. I am so happy just pottering around our home here.

We want you to be warm and cosy during the cooler months (& English summer), so the Bothy is heated with electric radiators (controlled by you) and a wood burning stove. We include electricity, kindling wood, fire lighters and logs for your stay. Help yourself to more logs from the store behind the Bothy, if needed.

The kitchen facilities are suitable for modest cooking and include a single induction hob, microwave with grill & oven facilities, small fridge/freezer, electric kettle, toaster, filter coffee jug, etc., plus a washing/drying machine. There is a Weber BBQ suitable for loose charcoal or plonking a disposable BBQ on top.

For walkers, Downs Lane opposite leads to various footpaths and access to the local Vecklands Millennium Wood (Visible from your cottage). The Macmillan Way footpath is 200 yards down Brister End. We can chat about various other places to go using your car.

In my view, we are in a cyclist's paradise with loads of lanes and a variety of bridleways (Some very muddy) to suit casual through to the serious on and off road bikers (There is a huge specialist triathlon TriUK superstore in Yeovil). You may lock your bikes in one of our sheds.

Once you are off in your car then the Jurassic Coast, the sea, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door & Lyme Regis are some 40-50 minutes away and then there are the National Trust places, including Montecute House, Stourhead (Fabulous landscape gardens with the Spread Eagle pub for food).

Guest access
Bothy Cottage includes free off-road parking at the back and its own small terrace with a BBQ overlooking the front cottage garden. You are welcome to use our small orchard garden across the lane. This is one of my favourite places to simply chill. There are a variety of fruit trees, including a medlar. Beautiful blossom in April/May and then the leaves burst creating a very tranquil private haven. There is the top terrace, which is tucked in under the cob nut trees and looks out one way to the Vecklands Millennium Wood (I have just re-read this & it sounds rather pleasant; Perhaps we should keep the orchard for ourselves?)
The Bothy is a stylish detached cottage where you can share some Prosecco on your terrace or in your orchard or snuggle up beside a log fire

Dating from the 1700's, our newly restored "boutique" stone cottage is in the rural historic Yetminster Conservation Area with a lovely local cafe & shop. It is in the beautiful garden of our quintessential English Heritage listed thatched cottage

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
TV
Washer
Iron
Heating
Hair dryer

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Yetminster is a village with a load of listed buildings dating from the 17th Century, about twelve thatched cottages (The locals could not afford proper tiled roofs) and a Grade 1 listed church (St Andrews). The village has a very well stocked Spar supermarket and a great cafe for teas, coffee, yummy cakes and modest lunches. There are a lovely selection of pubs in the nearby villages. I have cycled to over 100 local pubs so tips on them are in the Bothy guide. Check the opening hours as they are much more limited than in the city
Yetminster is a village with a load of listed buildings dating from the 17th Century, about twelve thatched cottages (The locals could not afford proper tiled roofs) and a Grade 1 listed church (St Andrews). Th…

Hosted by Russell & Liz

Joined in August 2017
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Liz & Russell are so lucky to live in this delightful part of Dorset. We both enjoy our beautiful thatched cottage and its large garden, playing tennis and chilling with a bottle of Prosecco
During your stay
Russell & Liz are delighted to help make your stay enjoyable.

We are lucky to live at Yew Tree Cottage with Mini, our rescue black Siamese cat (We think her posh mummy was naughty with a wandering black tom). Russell thoroughly enjoys pottering around our garden & home. We both play tennis. Indeed, Liz is thought to live at Sherborne Tennis Club
Russell & Liz are delighted to help make your stay enjoyable.

We are lucky to live at Yew Tree Cottage with Mini, our rescue black Siamese cat (We think her posh mummy w…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children (2–12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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