Longhouse Lodge is a wooden lodge in the hamlet of Mannington, Dorset. This property sleeps two people and has an open plan studio layout of a king-size double bed, a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with woodburning stove. There's also a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. Outside there's off-road parking for two cars, an enclosed gravelled area with furniture and a shared firepit and barbecue in a nearby paddock. Longhouse Lodge is a wonderful base for a romantic retreat.
All ground floor. Open-plan studio accommodation with one king-size double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC.
Electric oil-filled heaters with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freesat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Shared access to owners washing machine and tumble dryer. Off road parking for 2 cars. Secure undercover bike storage. Enclosed gravelled area with furniture (can not be accessed through the rear). One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock, chickens and horses nearby. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside due to livestock, chickens and horses nearby. Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: The cottage is accessed via 0.2 miles of unmade track. Owners cottage is around 200 yards away and will be undergoing some re-thatch work during April, May and June so there will be workers in close proximity. The disruption is minor as thatching is not noisy work.
The hamlet of Mannington is situated in rural East Dorset, close to the borders of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, and only 6 miles from both Dorset's Wimborne Minster and Hampshire's Ringwood. The hamlet is on the edge of Holt Heath, a designated National Nature Reserve, managed by the National Trust, and nearby is the Moors Valley Country Park.
Dorset has many claims to fame including the iconic Hovis advert, the best-selling Famous Five Books, and the award winning drama ‘Broadchurch’. Visit Shaftesbury and you’ll find a very recognisable street, Gold Hill. This cobbled street was use in the 1970’s Hovis TV advert featuring a boy pushing a bike up the hill. Walking up/down this familiar hill you’d be forgiven for humming or whistling 'New World Symphony' which accompanied the TV advert.
Enid Blyton’s ‘The Famous Five’ series featured Dorset locations such as the Isle of Purbeck and Poole Harbour, with Anne, Dick, Georgina, Julian, and Timmy the dog having their adventures and enjoying a few ginger beers along the way.
The cliffs and beach at West Bay were used as the backdrop to the ITV crime drama ‘Broadchurch’. Retrace the steps of David Tennant and Olivia Coleman by visiting this stunning section of the Dorset coast.
The Jurassic Coast is over 90 miles of coastline covering from East Devon to Dorset. Recognised as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, The Jurassic Coast, quite rightly, joins other well-known World Heritage Sites such as the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) and the Grand Canyon (USA). It is easy to see why this coast is so popular when it allows visitors to experience a fascinating walk through history.
We hope you have a great Dorset break!