Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset
Cranford is a holiday cottage in West Bexington, Dorset, sleeping 5 with wonderful sea views in a quiet location close to the beach and places to eat out
Cranford is a large detached bungalow offering spacious Dorset self catering accommodation in the coastal village of West Bexington. A welcoming interior is matched by a pretty garden with comfortable seating from which you can enjoy the sea views. The beach is roughly in the middle of the 18 mile long Chesil Beach and is well used by shore fisherman in all weathers and seasons. Part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and lying on the South West Coast Path the walking and views as you do are simply stunning. To keep you fuelled up for your walks a tea room is within walking distance or enjoy a meal at The Manor Restaurant or The Bull Inn. Explore along the Jurassic Coast to West Bay, Charmouth and Lyme Regis to the West and Abbotsbury, Portland and Weymouth to the east.
The accommodation at Cranford comprises of an open plan living area of kitchen/dining/lounge with large, glass patio doors leading out to a veranda. The lounge is equipped with a Freeview TV, DVD player, music centre and WiFi enabled throughout. The dining table comfortably seats five and the kitchen/utility is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. There are three bedrooms arranged as a double with en suite shower room, a twin and a single. There is an additional shower room and a cot and highchair can be provided upon request.
Outside is a veranda with comfortable seating as well as a large sloping garden that has lawned areas with mature planting. There is off road parking for four cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
There is evidence that Abbotsbury has been populated for the last 6,000 years. Today it is a bustling village in an enviable location with lots going on. The village itself is very pretty with many thatched cottages and early 15th century church of St Nicholas.Read more
Abbotsbury, although only a relatively small village, boasts no fewer than 8 studios and galleries. Regular exhibitions are held in an number of galleries by accomplished local artists working in a variety of mediums including handmade woods, carved stonework and contemporary award winning furniture. The village also has a fishing shop, grocers and bakers, butchers, antiques shopes and the famous Dorset Apple Cake shop.
Overlooking Abbotsbury is St Catherine's Chapel, a 14th century chapel built by monks as a place of pilgrimage and retreat. Set on a hill top it is well worth the walk to get to as it offers great views of the surrounding area, the sea and Abbotsbury village. Inside the chapel is well preserved and you instantly get a feel that this would have indeed been a good place for monks to come as a retreat.
Abbotsbury also has 3 of the most popular days out in Dorset, each appealing to a wide cross section of people and interests. The sub tropical gardens are open all year except over Christmas and was voted Garden of the Year in 2012 and has a 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Abbotsbury Swannery has appeared on the BBC's Springwatch and is a one of a kind. This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. With over 600 swans, you can help hand feed at 12:00 and 4:00 daily from mid March to beginning of November. Finally, Abbotsbury Children's Farm will keep the under 11s entertained with a mix of goat feeding, guinea pig cuddling, pony riding and tractor racing. It is open 7 days a weel from mid March to Early September, and then weekends only until the end of October.
As to eating out, again you are spoilt for choice. There are a variety of pubs and tea rooms and the attractions all have a restaurant/cafe within their grounds.Read less
Exeter is 40 miles away
Bournemouth is 44 miles away
Bristol is 49 miles away