Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset
Stables Cottage is a holiday cottage in Long Bredy, Dorset, sleeping 4 and awarded the Mobility Impairment M2 award by Visit England making it ideal for everyone
Stables Cottage is located in the very peaceful Dorset village of Long Bredy and is a conversion that still retains many traditional features including beams in the open plan living space with its wonderful wood burning stove making this a great all year round cottage choice. It has its own, secluded terrace that is a real sun trap a great place to watch the countryside views and listen to the wildlife. A secret swing seat has views across the coastline so although you are in the countryside coastal towns and villages such as Burton Bradstock, West Bay and Weymouth are all short drives away. The accommodation has been awarded the Mobility Impairment M2 award by Visit England, has a ramp to the front door, has no steps anywhere and has a bathroom suitable for guests with mobility impairment. The neighbouring village of Little Bredy is a must visit when staying at this cottage, a wonderful countryside walk will take you to a waterfall and lake full of fish and ducks. Do take some bread with you as both will eat out of your hand.
The accommodation at Stables Cottage comprises of an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with wood burning stove with logs supplied throughout the year. WiFi is enabled throughout the cottage and the lounge has comfortable seating, a TV and DVD player. The kitchen is well equipped with electric hob and double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher as well as a range of accessories and utensils. The dining area has table and chairs for six and a small lobby is the perfect place to hang jackets and coats. There are two bedrooms, a double and a single with additional 2ft 6in pull-out second bed. The bathroom has a walk-in shower area, suitable for guests with mobility impairment, bath, hand basin and toilet. A cot can be provided upon request.
Outside you have your own sunny terrace complete with furniture and marvellous countryside views all the way to the sea. There is off road parking available 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
Bournemouth is 41 miles away
Exeter is 43 miles away
Bristol is 47 miles away