About this listing
in Heart of Dorset, near Beautiful Countryside and Sites, for a Special getaway... a relaxing space, comforting classic furnishings, well stocked & equipped kitchenette, softest linens & sumptuous bed, and life's little luxuries included...
Please have a look @ our "Garden Rooms" Annex, also, finishing furnishings & touches now, new to Airbnb!
A beautifully furnished self-contained annex in the garden of our old thatched home. Originally built as a victorian laundry, the accommodation has been lovingly converted, to comprise of a large bedroom, equipped kitchenette-dressing area, and bathroom with shower, fluffy towels and selection of toiletries. The furnishings are classic traditional and unfussy, with oak cabinetry, a cafe table and pair of armchairs, and antique dresser, and many designer details. The curtains are thick and warm, so a good rest is hopefully assured.
The cottage has wi-fi, flat screen tv and dvd with freesat, and an extensive library of films, books, OS maps and music is available for your use. We are very familiar with the area, so can help with journey planning and finding luscious pubs. Also, a picnic hamper, rug, chairs and sun umbrella are available for days out. Please simply ask if need anything.
We have furnished the property with possibly the most sumptuous comfy bed! VSpring with feather topper and squidgy feather pillows and duvet layers in 600 thread count luxurious linens, and soft throws. Equally cosy hypoallergenic bedding is available upon request. There is plenty of room for a travel cot- extra bed available here, if you are travelling with your baby or older child.
Pets are welcome by prior consent. Also, please be mindful of ours, as we have 2 dogs and a cat. They are very friendly, are never in cottage and can be kept in the main home as you may want and need.
Tea, coffee, and nibbles will be provided. A continental breakfast, including selection of fresh breads and fruits, will be available in your room, or optionally a full English or American is available upon request, in your room or the dining room.
Little extras can be arranged, such as vase of flowers or bubbly to mark an occasion upon arrival, so please enquire.
The independence of own well equipped cottage as described. Cottage garden with seating and BBQ to lounge on warmer days, main home lounge when about, to share a cuppa and chat on cooler days. Main home kitchen for my prepped cooked breakfast sometimes, or if want to cook and enjoy your own dinner, just the two of you! Off street parking on gravel driveway.
Interaction with guests
As much or as little as you prefer!
May want the privacy and independence, ready for a quiet retreat a few days. Sometimes simply a passing greeting when catchup and treat of cooked breakfast brought on tray to cottage door is perfect.
May want lots of info on local sites and delicious pub meals, support getting back from said pub after celebrations, conversations lounging in garden or home, a long Sunday brunch chatting @ table.
We live away from the main road in a peaceful central village location with trees and relaxing cottage garden to enjoy, near the church and down the lane from village green and hall. There is ample space to park your car off-road.
Lovely scenery, friendly gentle village w/ sense of community, near to several interesting places. I've simply always felt so @ home, cosy and comfortable here!
Durweston is a lovely Dorset village by the River Stour, surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, a designated area of "outstanding natural beauty", wonderful for rambling and outdoor pursuits. Blandford, Shaftesbury, and Sturminster Newton are nearby for amenities, farmers market and boutique shopping. Within easy reach is the magnificent Dorset Jurassic coast, the long stretches of sandy beaches of Poole and Bournemouth and the cathedral city of Salisbury. Beautiful Bath is a bit further, and even London is accessible by train. So, various day journeys and sightseeing can be enjoyed...
Our location in countryside village, a couple miles from town, means a car for journeys is best. There are local taxis and buses. There's plenty of local scenery and things to do. So, if we can coordinate journey & you can cover cost, I'll drive from and to train station, please join us if going somewhere, such as the coast, and can borrow our bicycles...
No smoking on premises.
Take care of house and belongings with respect, as if they are your own home.
Return items to generally where they belong.
Be at home, come and go as you would like, the cottage is quite independent.
Please get in touch with any special requests, concerns, and considerations. I am flexible and like to help.
Most important, just relax, make yourselves @ home, and enjoy your stay!
Hello, I'm Lisa... I'm English and American. Born and lived until 30 in California, in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. I helped move my parents back to their homeland, and have lived here ever since, in Surrey and for several years in Dorset.
I am mum to two gorgeous daughters, Melissa and Elisabeth. My degrees are in Art and Architecture, and I've worked mainly in Architecture and Interior Design. I enjoy the great outdoors in Dorset, gardening, playing with the girls, a variety of arts and culture, and we love to cook and entertain friends, old and new.