Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset
Meadow View is a holiday cottage in Portesham, Dorset, sleeping 4 and accepting pets in this picturesque village close to Abbotsbury
Meadow View is a delightful holiday cottage with a garden overlooking open fields, nestling peacefully in the village of Portesham. Meadow View has an open fire in the living room, a generous garden including a patio with furniture and accepts pets. Although full of old world charm the property comes with modern conveniences such as WiFi. Abbotsbury with its swannery, children,s farm, galleries and sub-tropical gardens is just 3 miles away. Shop and pub serving food 400 yards away.
The accommodation at Meadow View comprises of a living room with open fire and TV and a dining room with pine dining table and seating for four attached to the kitchen area which comes equipped with microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer. There is a sun room and a cloakroom with toilet. WiFi is enabled throughout and a travel cot and high chair can be provided upon request.
Steep stairs take you to the first floor where there are double and twin bedrooms and a separate bathroom with toilet.
Outside there is a garden mostly laid to lawn with a patio area with furniture and a BBQ. There is on road parking and your electric, 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
Bournemouth is 40 miles away
Exeter is 45 miles away
Bristol is 50 miles away