Washingpool Farm Cottages
“Situated in a quiet rural location on a working farm in Dorset.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Washingpool Farm Cottages, converted from a 19th century building, are set amid a working farm also home to an award winning farm shop, restaurant and caravan site. The cottages are great for family holidays and provide an excellent base from which to discover the Jurassic Coast and Dorset countryside. The properties are cosy and well equipped. Both have access to free WIFI and there is a children’s play area on the premises.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 2
- Maximum occupancy: 5
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Child gates
- Private garden
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- Linens provided
- Low season minimum price: £500
- High season minimum price: £900
- Closed: 6 November 2020 - 19 February 2021
- Changeover day: Friday
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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