#1358: United Kingdom, England

Dorset home exchange #1358: United Kingdom, England

    Description

    Our house is located in a picturesque, award winning Dorset village within minutes from the Jurassic Coast, World Heritage site, south-west England. The large farmhouse (over 500m2), set in 4 acres of garden/farmland was originally built in 1873, constructed of local ham stone with a thatched roof. The property has recently been completely refurbished in a contemporary style in keeping with the property. The large family room which comprises of an open plan kitchen, wooden seating area, snug and dining room is the main focus upon entering. Wooden beams, open fireplaces, oak flooring and natural flagstone flooring are a feature throughout the property with tasteful furnishings and furniture. The house is full of up to date modern devices such as a Control 4 music/TV system, an electric 4 oven aga and underfloor heating throughout the property. Other rooms on the ground floor include a TV snug, large sitting room with inglenook fireplace, a study, snooker room and a double garage with table tennis table, punch bags and various other gym equipment. Up the main staircase are the four bedrooms, one of which is in the attic. The large master bedroom has a balcony and bathroom with a luxurious stone bath tub and walk in wet room. Each of other bedrooms are all en-suite apart from a smaller single room. A snooker/pool table is located up a separate staircase which also houses a double en-suite bedroom with a secret door leading to a sewing room. We re a family of four with two teenage boys, who love sport and the house and garden allow us to play a wide variety of games with lots of sport equipment, for example: football, basketball, volleyball/badminton, table tennis, cycling, cricket and swimming in the pond. We love our animals hence the farmyard (geese, chickens, ducks), all of these animals would be attended to by others while you enjoy your stay. The yew tree lined garden has two patio areas with a large fresh water pond, a vegetable patch with a small football pitch. The River Asker flows at the bottom of the garden where a woodland walk can be taken across our bridge, into the pig paddock and onto the weir. The orchard above the river houses a number of barns and the farm animals. We also own a boat in West Bay, a small fishing village 5 minutes away by car where you can enjoy fishing for lobsters, crabs and sea bass. This can be arranged for you during your stay. We are passionate about the environment and when we refurbished the house we installed a ground source heat pump which is served by nine boreholes which were driven 120m deep into into the current parking area/drive. Solar thermal panels provide the hot water, solar PV panels contribute towards the electricity demand and the garden well provides the flushing water as well as the garden irrigation. All this technology can be viewed in the plant room which is situated at the end of the house next to the laundry room. Electric gates lead into the property’s large gravel driveway which has parking for up to 10 cars.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available Negotiable
    Extra credits for car none

    We are situated on the Jurassic Coast, (World Heritage Site) in a picturesque village called Loders, near Bridport, Dorset. We are located in the heart of the village, next to the pub and the local school.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1:

    bedroom 2:

    bedroom 3:

    bedroom 4:

    bedroom 5:

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath, shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: toilet

    bathroom 3: toilet

    bathroom 4: toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 70
    Direct swaps
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    Activities

    Sports

    Horse riding (on site)

    Fishing

    Golf

    Hiking / Walking

    Bicycling

    Other

    Shops (1 minutes walk)

    Restaurants

    Bar /Pub

    Luxury and Comfort In Heart Of Beautiful Dorset

    Old Meets New in Family Home Set In Heart Of Beautiful Dorset Village

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (primary home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 70 per week
    Bedrooms 5
    Guests 11
    Min stay 7 days