'Minnow Cottage' is a lovely Victorian farm cottage in a quaint, rural hamlet just 8 minutes drive from 'Lulworth Cove'. Ideally situated for all the attractions of the Jurassic Coast and with lots of pretty, local walks. We love to welcome children & have left toys for our mini-guests!
The cottage was built at the end of the 1800's and retains many original features such as original doors, fireplace (decorative) and cob work. It is sympathetically furnished and decorated throughout and includes a modern kitchen and bathroom, lounge/diner and garden with summer-house. Upstairs there are two main bedrooms; one is a double and the other is a twin. There is also a games snug complete with DVD player, Wii, vintage Nintendo system and board games. In the games snug are two full-size, fold-out single mattresses for additional guests. These are best set-out one in the snug and the other between the twin beds. The snug is very small, so this space as well as the fold out beds, are only suitable for children. We have three small children ourselves and have left out toys and games and children's DVDs as well as plastic plates and cutlery and garden toys and children's bikes. There is a travel cot and booster seat high chair available. We can also recommend a local babysitter who is a fully qualified nursery nurse. Her details including business page are in the online house manual or in the manual at the cottage. We love authentic pieces and have left out our vintage dolls pram and vintage games and radios for you to enjoy. There are two TV's both are for gaming and DVD's only. There is Wifi at the cottage.
Minnow Cottage is an on-going restoration of love for us, so while we are working overseas we have decided to open our home to others to love it for us. It is a great base for exploring this area of outstanding natural beauty and is ideal for children. We have priced our cottage at a lower rate since we know it's tricky to find an affordable family/pet friendly cottage, we feel it provides exceptional value for money. We charge an additional flat rate fee of £20 for guests visiting with dogs. This covers any additional cleaning which may be required. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring a dog. Early check-in and late check-out options can sometimes be arranged in advance for a fee of £20. Please ask for details. Please see further details for more information on the house.
Guests have access to the entire house, garden and summer-house. The garden is fenced and is private but next door do have a right of access across the lawn for their car (used occasionally) so please supervise your children and pets; we have lived in the house with three young children and have never found this to be a problem.
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We are currently working overseas but have a house-keeper in the village who can help in case of emergency.
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Guests with children are most welcome to enjoy the house and to play with the toys we have left out for your use. This cottage is close to a railway line but we do not find this disturbs us.
Parking for the property is on the road directly outside the cottage - please do not park either in or across the gravel driveway. We can only accommodate a maximum of two cars.
The TV's at the house are for gaming and DVD's only. There is Wifi.
There is an additional flat rate fee of £20 for doggie visitors.
Bath towels, hand towels, tea towels and basics such as toilet roll are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
There is no freezer or tumble drier at the cottage so please do not arrive with Ice cream!
A hand-book is available within the listing as well as at the premises.
This is our family home so we ask that you treat is as such.
It is a stricly no-smoking property and is un-suitable for party groups such as hen/ stag weekends since it is an end terrace property.
You are welcome to bring one well-behaved dog but we ask that he/she be kept downstairs in case of future allergy sufferers. We also ask that you clean up after your dog in the garden (seems crazy to say it but we have had some who don't!)
Your children are welcome to use the toys in the house but be aware they do belong to our children so please take-care of them. Some toys may have small parts so guests must be responsible for removing any toys which they deem to be unsafe for their children. The owners cannot accept responsibility for any injuries which occur as a result of playing with toys from the house.
My name is Katie and I am a musician. I am also a mother of 3 under 10's and a wife to 1 husband - which keeps me pretty busy to be honest! We are currently living in South Korea where my husband is Footaball (Soccer) coach for a professional team. 'Minnow Cottage' is our family home which we purchased a few years back and until March of this year, it was our full-time home. We bought it with a plan to rennovate it back to its former glory so you will see it in its various transition phases over the next few years. We are delighted to be able to share our home and this beautiful part of England with others. We hope you enjoy it as much as we so!