Bankhayes, Dorchester

Holiday Cottage: 4222 Dorset

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Bankhayes is a detached cottage on the River Piddle in the heart of Hardy's Wessex (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). It is an eighteenth century farmhouse in Piddletrenthide with a large garden which slopes gently down to the River Piddle.

The accommodation comprises: a sitting room (with large character fireplace, TV & DVD player), a fitted kitchen (with oil-fired Aga, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer & microwave), second sitting room with TV, a large conservatory with ample dining space, five bedrooms, a bathroom with separate large shower and a second large shower room. There is also a z-bed which can be moved around to further increase the sleeping accommodation. There is parking for at least 4 cars.

The nearest pub is only 2 minutes away and there are three others with equally good dining facilities in the vicinity.

The house is situated in a quiet location on a bridlepath with the opportunity for numerous walks direct from the doorstep and has wonderful views over the Piddle Valley. It is also about 12 miles from the Jurassic Coast.

Nearby attractions include the Giant at Cerne Abbas, Hardy's Cottage at Higher Bockhampton, Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorchester, Weymouth, Monkey World and Corfe Castle.

This is the first year of letting and therefore there may be some excellent late-booking opportunities.

  • Set in the beautiful Piddle Valley.
  • Ideal for families (sleeps at least 10).

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Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1

Sleeps:   10
Bedrooms:   5
Cot Available:   No
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.
Towels & bedlinen provided
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Dogs allowed
Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: Yes.
Fuel type: Wood
Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
Barbecue (with complimentary charcoal) and ample garden furniture
Local Services: Village shop which supplies most essentials and a range of local produce. It also functions as a post office and newsagent. There are four pubs in the village who all provide child-friendly dining.

Piddletrenthide straddles the B3134 which is reached from Puddletown on the A35. It is about 7 miles north of Dorchester.

From the North via Sherborne on the A352:
On a good day it takes about 2 hours from the M25. We will provide a detailed information pack to all guests.
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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Peak times: (summer, half-terms & Christmas) £980.00 - £1,225.00 per week.
Spring: £890.00 per week.
Autumn: £880.00 per week.
Winter: £790.00 per week.

Bookable throughout the year on a weekly basis.
Changeover day: Saturday

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