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Merlewood Cottage, private guest accommodation

SuperhostTarrant Rushton, England, United Kingdom
Private room in cottage hosted by Greg
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 private bath

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Merlewood Cottage nestles against a hillside in the Tarrant Valley, in the Cranbourne Chase area of natural beauty. The cottage is situated in a tiny village away from the road with only a handful of houses and a church. You really are away from it all, living in nature here. Buzzards are a frequent sight as are pheasants wandering across the lawn.

The space
The cottage is very cosy with a wood burner in the lounge for cold nights, two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom for guests, accessible via a private staircase. The place dates back to around the 1630s and is made up of two original cottages, one of which was extended in the 1700s, plus a modern extension to add a kitchen and third bedroom in the 1980s, although the extension blends in perfectly. The lounge was apparently once a bakery, and the extension built to the side of this was reputed to have been built for the baker's assistant. This is now a small room to the side of the lounge that is used as a study. The beam above the fireplace has daisy chain circles carved into it to ward off evil spirits and witches.

Guest access
You will have private use of the main part of the cottage featuring lounge and study on the ground floor, with winding staircase up to the two bedrooms and private bathroom on the first.

The kitchen and dining room will be shared. while we will occupy the end bedroom that is accessible by a separate staircase from the kitchen and has its own bathroom facilities.

Other things to note
We have good quality broadband, Sky TV, and wireless access throughout the cottage.

We provide logs, kindling and firefighters for the wood burner, and at times in the cold winter months some coal, to an adequate amount for evening use, though the cottage also has central heating.

For parents with babies we can offer a high chair but we would ask you to bring a travel cot and bedding for the child. please note that this is an old cottage that inevitably has various hazards for toddlers e.g. stone floors and steps, stove, narrow stairs etc. therefore supervision is required. For young children wanting to sleep in their parents' room we can provide a mattress on the floor in the bedroom. we also have a third (double) bed in the study downstairs which could be made up to meet special requirements. Please contact us to discuss before booking.

There are steps up to the gate and a path through the garden leading to the property. There are also steps between all downstairs rooms, as the property is on a hill. There is a working well in the garden but this has a grill installed over it.
Merlewood Cottage nestles against a hillside in the Tarrant Valley, in the Cranbourne Chase area of natural beauty. The cottage is situated in a tiny village away from the road with only a handful of houses and a church. You really are away from it all, living in nature here. Buzzards are a frequent sight as are pheasants wandering across the lawn.

The space
The cottage is very cosy with a woo…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Indoor fireplace
TV
Washer
Iron
Heating
Hair dryer

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Tarrant Rushton, England, United Kingdom

Tarrant Rushton is a small village in North Dorset a few miles from Blandford Forum, noted for its Georgian architecture. The mid-12th century church St Mary's is just down the lane. This is a conservation area where you will feel like you are going into the past, rich in wildlife and natural beauty, a place you can really relax and be for a while with nature.
Tarrant Rushton is a small village in North Dorset a few miles from Blandford Forum, noted for its Georgian architecture. The mid-12th century church St Mary's is just down the lane. This is a conservation area…

Hosted by Greg

Joined in July 2017
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I'm a Londoner by origin but now live in Dorset with my lovely wife Johanna. I work for the RNLI in Poole and my wife for the NHS. We're both keen walkers so love living in a place where we can walk straight from the door into open countryside. We have 5 children between us, 4 girls and 1 boy, all grown up now. We think our cottage is a very special place and look forward to welcoming you as our guests in the hope that you enjoy it too, and to making your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
I'm a Londoner by origin but now live in Dorset with my lovely wife Johanna. I work for the RNLI in Poole and my wife for the NHS. We're both keen walkers so love living in a place…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 6:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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