Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset
Fossil And The Cross Cottage is a holiday cottage in West Bexington, Dorset, sleeping 4 and pet friendly with a large garden and wonderful coastal views
Fossil And The Cross Cottage is a converted, stone built building surrounded by a pretty garden in West Bexington with coastal views through the mature trees and landscape. Accessed via a private road this is one of three cottages at this location which all share in the peaceful and tranquil setting. Take a walk across a couple of fields and you will find yourself relaxing on the famous Chesil Beach. This area is great for those that like fishing and perhaps even better for those that like walking which can be enjoyed with the whole family as the cottage accepts up to two well behaved pets. 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 Fossil And The Cross Cottage is all on the ground floor and comprises of an open plan living area with log burner, comfy chairs, French doors leading outside, TV and dining area with table and chairs for four. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. There are two bedrooms, a double and a twin and a bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet. A cot and highchair can be provided upon request.
Outside are wonderful gardens complete with patio and furniture. There is off road parking for two 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 45 miles away
Bristol is 49 miles away