Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset
Clayhanger Lodge is a holiday cottage in Abbotsbury, Dorset, sleeping 6 and accepting pets in 5 star luxury.
Clayhanger Lodge is set close to Abbotsbury village and is a detached barn conversion which enjoys far reaching views over the coast and countryside and towards Abbotsbury Swannery and Chesil Beach. Clayhanger Lodge offers a light and airy feel and is finished to a good standard.
Enjoy the many inland and coastal footpaths including the South West Coastal Path. Abbotsbury village is a real chocolate box village with thatched and stone cottages, village store, butchers, tea rooms and pubs.
The accommodation at Clayhanger Lodge comprises of a living/dining area with beams and a wooden floor with Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player. The kitchen also has beams and a slate floor and is equipped with an electric range cooker, washer/dryer, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is a boot room which is very useful with all the walks available on the doorstep. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, a 6ft double and a twin which can be arranged as a double on request. Both rooms are en-suite with shower over bath and toilet. There is also a separate toilet.
On the first floor is the final bedroom, another 6ft double with sloping ceiling, beams and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Outside there is an enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture. There is ample parking available and electric, 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 44 miles away
Bristol is 50 miles away