Located in Osmington, Dorset
Lychgate Cottage is a holiday cottage in Osmington, Dorset, sleeping 4 and pet friendly in this beautiful thatched cottage full of character
Lychgate Cottage is a beautiful thatched cottage situated in the equally beautiful village of Osmington. The cottage dates back to the 1500s and is next to St Osmund's Church, sections of which date back to 1200. The local pub, the Smugglers Inn, has good eating and is about a 10 minute walk away with beautiful views over Weymouth Bay and on the route for the coast path. The walking here is spectacular with glorious coastal walks available leading to Ringstead, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Walking west will take you into Weymouth and the sandy beach. Lots of places to visit close by with the car as well including the Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World.
The accommodation at Lychgate Cottage comprises of a lounge/diner with TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi. The dining area has an oval table with seating for four. A few steps up to the kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and a range of accessories and utensils. Steps down take you to an additional lounge with patio doors leading to the outside. A cloakroom with basin and toilet rounds off the ground floor. Up some cottage stairs with limited headroom and you will find the two bedrooms arranged as a king size double and a twin. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and toilet. There is also a separate toilet and basin.
Outside there is a patio area complete with table and chairs and a lawned area to the front of the cottage. Lychgate Cottage welcomes two small to medium dogs. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Osmington is a small village with narrow streets lined with picturesque thatched cottages. It is an excellent base if you are a keen walker or lover of the countryside, it lies on the south west coast path, and the views you get from walks in pretty much any direction are spectacular. From the village itself you get great views over Weymouth Bay towards Portland.Read more
Dominating the view inland is the famous Osmington White Horse, built in 1808 bu John Ranier, James Hamilton and John Wood to honour the king (George III, who was a frequent visitor to the area). The figure on the hillside depicts the King riding a horse but due to illness the King never returned to Weymouth and therefore never saw the landmark. The landmark is 85 metres long and 100 metres high and has recently been restored to its former glory.
Osmington Mills, just along from Osmington itslef, was a small fishing village and the local pub is aptly named as The Smugglers and is well worth a visit. The walk is again picturesque and will take roughly 10 minutes from Osmingotn village.Read less
Bournemouth is 31 miles away
Bristol is 54 miles away
Exeter is 55 miles away