| Durdle Door - |
| Maiden Castle - |
| Piddlehinton 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.|
| Rectory Road, Piddlehinton - |
| 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.
| The 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 - 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 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.|