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"2 bedroom newly furnished character cottage in idyllic rural village"

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West Lane Cottage
Rectory Road
Piddlehinton
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 7TE
England
Telephone - 01243 785378

Self Catering Accommodation - West Lane Cottage Rectory Road Piddlehinton Dorchester Dorset
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£370 - £855 per week - sleeps up to 4 people plus dogs
Situated in the Piddle Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and this delightful semi detached cottage forms part of an historic village amongst picturesque thatched cottages with the River Piddle at its heart.
Piddlehinton boasts a lovely church, the Thimble Inn and the Millennium Green with children’s play area and picnic tables. You can enjoy delightful walks using the wealth of footpaths and bridleways nearby, one of which adjoins the cottage.
Accommodation comprises: • Sitting room with large character fireplace, free wi-fi, TV (with Sky), DVD player, I pod docking station and good selection of jigsaws and books. • Newly fitted kitchen (oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge, freezer) with breakfast area • Reading/play room with DVD player, games and books. • Cloakroom • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room • Second bedroom with twin 2’6” beds • Bathroom • Sunny enclosed rear garden leading to bridle path and numerous walks • Garden furniture and barbecue • All bed linen and towels included • Central Heating throughout • Parking for 2 cars adjacent to the cottage • No smoking please.
The cottage is normally let from Friday to Friday.
Short breaks by arrangement.
Dogs are welcome by arrangement at £20 per dog per week.
In nearby Piddletrenthide you will find a well stocked village shop and Post Office and two further pubs. The County town of Dorchester and Cerne Abbas with its famous Giant are within 5 miles and Lulworth Cove, Chessil Beach and the Jurassic coastline are within easy reach.
“We have been to many holiday cottages but none have matched this on furnishings and equipment. The whole holiday was fantastic. We love Dorset and you have such a central location here so it is great to explore the coast and other areas. We will definitely be visiting again and recommending you to our friends. Your cottage could not have been bettered!"

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Piddlehinton Countryside - From the bridle path West Lane which adjoins the cottage, looking West. West Lane Cottage DorchesterPiddlehinton Countryside - From the bridle path West Lane which adjoins the cottage, looking West.
Piddlehinton Village - Piddlehinton has records going back to 1068.  William the Conqueror gave the manor of Piddlehinton, then known as Hynepuddle and later Honeypuddle, to his half brother Robert of Mortain.  During the 100 years’ war in the 1400’s, Henry V confiscated the property of the Mortains’ and gave them to his son, who became Henry VI.  Henry VI, the founder of Eton College, gave the village to the foundation and it remained the property of the College for the next 500 years.  Most of the village was sold in 1966 and now is in individual ownership.  The Deeds to West Lane Cottage show Eton College as original owners of the land. West Lane Cottage DorchesterPiddlehinton Village - Piddlehinton has records going back to 1068. William the Conqueror gave the manor of Piddlehinton, then known as Hynepuddle and later Honeypuddle, to his half brother Robert of Mortain. During the 100 years’ war in the 1400’s, Henry V confiscated the property of the Mortains’ and gave them to his son, who became Henry VI. Henry VI, the founder of Eton College, gave the village to the foundation and it remained the property of the College for the next 500 years. Most of the village was sold in 1966 and now is in individual ownership. The Deeds to West Lane Cottage show Eton College as original owners of the land.
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St Mary the Virgin, Piddlehinton - Thomas Thelluson Carter was presented to the Rectory of Piddlehinton in 1838.  When neighbouring clergy heard that he neither shot nor fished they said “What will he find to do?”

He was not a poular man and it is said that the memorial window must have been installed by his famly for none of the village people would have wanted to remember the man who removed the Church Gallery, disbanded the choir, and worst of all, did away with an old tradition whereby the Rector gave each parishioner a mince pie and a quart of ale each Christmas.

He left the living in 1844 claiming not to like the climate.

 West Lane Cottage DorchesterSt Mary the Virgin, Piddlehinton - Thomas Thelluson Carter was presented to the Rectory of Piddlehinton in 1838. When neighbouring clergy heard that he neither shot nor fished they said “What will he find to do?” He was not a poular man and it is said that the memorial window must have been installed by his famly for none of the village people would have wanted to remember the man who removed the Church Gallery, disbanded the choir, and worst of all, did away with an old tradition whereby the Rector gave each parishioner a mince pie and a quart of ale each Christmas. He left the living in 1844 claiming not to like the climate.
The Jurassic Coast -  West Lane Cottage DorchesterThe Jurassic Coast -
West Lane Cottage - Bedroom 1 - Overlooking the Old Rectory, this double bedroom has a cast iron bed, a pair of bedside tables with dimmable lamps, a chest or drawers, built in double wardrobe with sheves.  It adjoins the en suite shower room. West Lane Cottage DorchesterWest Lane Cottage - Bedroom 1 - Overlooking the Old Rectory, this double bedroom has a cast iron bed, a pair of bedside tables with dimmable lamps, a chest or drawers, built in double wardrobe with sheves. It adjoins the en suite shower room.
West Lane Cottage - Bedroom 2 - A twin bedded room overlooking the Old Rectory, with built in wardrobe and chest.  Opposite is the bathroom. 

Little girls will find a generous supply of Barbie goodies under one  of the beds.  Boys will have to amuse themselves with the box of playmobil downstairs! West Lane Cottage DorchesterWest Lane Cottage - Bedroom 2 - A twin bedded room overlooking the Old Rectory, with built in wardrobe and chest. Opposite is the bathroom. Little girls will find a generous supply of Barbie goodies under one of the beds. Boys will have to amuse themselves with the box of playmobil downstairs!
West Lane Cottage - Kitchen/Dining Room - This kitchen dining room has a tiled floor, modern fitted kitchen with plenty of cupboards, an oven with grill and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier.  Many visitors have commented on the vast range of equipment provided, some saying it has more than they do at home!!   West Lane Cottage DorchesterWest Lane Cottage - Kitchen/Dining Room - This kitchen dining room has a tiled floor, modern fitted kitchen with plenty of cupboards, an oven with grill and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. Many visitors have commented on the vast range of equipment provided, some saying it has more than they do at home!!
West Lane Cottge - Lounge - Here you will find two leather sofas with coffee storage table (lots of jigsaws).  A TV, DVD and video recorder is provided and in the adjacent second reception room you will find a huge range of family games and a good supply of books.  There is a huge amount of tourist information provided as well as maps, local books and a Visitor Folder with recommendations on where to go, what to do, where to eat and where to shop.  

The fire provides a cosy focal point for this homely and comfortable room.  For those who want to sit quietly or play games, the room next door allows a choice of reception area. West Lane Cottage DorchesterWest Lane Cottge - Lounge - Here you will find two leather sofas with coffee storage table (lots of jigsaws). A TV, DVD and video recorder is provided and in the adjacent second reception room you will find a huge range of family games and a good supply of books. There is a huge amount of tourist information provided as well as maps, local books and a Visitor Folder with recommendations on where to go, what to do, where to eat and where to shop. The fire provides a cosy focal point for this homely and comfortable room. For those who want to sit quietly or play games, the room next door allows a choice of reception area.



Local Websites Links

Hardy's Cottage - Birthplace and home of Thomas Hardy
Wolfeton House - Fine medieval and Elizabethan manor house
Dorset County Museum - Information about local writers,history, archaeology, geology and the natural sciences in a range of galleries. There are also video displays, activity carts for children and an audio-guide to take you round the exhibits.
The Dinosaur Museum - The only museum on mainland Britain dedicated to dinosaurs, this award-winning museum combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and dinosaur skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience.
Tutankhamun Museum - A spectacular recreation of Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures.
Terracotta Warriors Museum - The exhibition at the Terracotta Warriors Museum features a small but spectacular group of warriors which have been specially replicated by museum and conservation technicians in China, and skilled craftsmen and specialists of World Heritage.
Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum - The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs arrest, trial and punishment, leading to the foundation of modern day trade unionism.
The Teddy Bear Museum - A collection of bears including Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House to the earliest antique teddy bears and TV favourites.
Cerne Abbas Giant - A huge outline sculpted into the chalk hillside above the village of Cerne Abbas representing a naked club-wielding giant.
Kingston Maurward - Between 1918 and 1920 the formal gardens to the west of the mansion at Kingston Maurward were planted and are now open to the public, together with a children's Animal Farm.
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