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North Eggardon Carthouse - Self-catering house in Dorset

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Powerstock, Bridport, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Furniture from home-grown wood, reclaimed tiles - beautiful. The Jurassic Coast is near, Bridport's antiques, too. Cycle, walk, spot birds

In wonderful isolation, you'll want to stay lost in the folds of West Dorset forever. The Carthouse showcases the Crutchleys’ passion for the environment and the incredible workmanship from Victor and their artisan friends. Everything has been recycled or built from wood from their own coppice, the walls are lime-washed, terracotta tiles have been reclaimed and the furniture hand-made. A glance to the south-facing veranda reveals Victor's handywork in carved leaves of sweet chestnut on the pillars. Earth's bounty shines here, and with so much beautiful wood there's no need for fussy adornments on the walls. Rooms stretch to cathedral ceilings and flood with light: bedrooms are huge and have room for extra beds so the happy family hoardes can descend; the double downstairs is perfect for wheelchair users. A Swedish wood-burner and rich coloured sofas invite lazy evenings, and the farmhouse kitchen's Esse range cooker and electric hobs make cooking a joy. You can climb Eggardon Hill behind the farm for views of Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast, head to the sea or find treasures in Bridport’s antique market. Walkers, cyclists and twitchers will be in heaven; and there's a studio to play a game or three of table tennis.

Features
Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from
Laetitia & Victor Crutchley:

  • Eggardon Iron Age Hillfort - stunning walk straight up from the Carthouse to the top (25 mins). You could see deer or a buzzard on your way.
  • Jurassic Coast - beautiful beaches 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by bike. Museums in Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport and Dorchester.
  • Famous and most notorious smuggler Isaac Gulliver owned the Eggardon Farm in the late eighteenth century. His family sold it in 1871, a century later.
  • Bridport Arts Centre presents stimulating performances and activities. In West Bay, Sladers Yard Gallery shows inspirational Contemporary British Art, Furniture and Crafts. Delicious seafood in the Riverside Restaurant.
  • Ideal for walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, kite fliers or day dreamers. Five pubs in three and a half mile radius.
  • Order special excellent home-cooked meals at the Carthouse.
Points of interest
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Booking enquiries: Laetitia & Victor Crutchley www.northeggardoncarthouse....
+44 (0)1308 485718 (landline)

Accommodation:
  • 1 House for 13
Price:(i) £900 to£1800 per week


Booking info:

Mid-week & weekend breaks available.

Closed:

Never.

Address:

Powerstock, Bridport, Dorset

Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering North Eggardon Carthouse (self-catering)
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
5
Details
House ~ 1 twin/double; 1 twin/double & 3 family rooms for 3 sharing 2 shower rooms
Price: (i) £ 900 to £ 1800 per week
Booking enquiries: Laetitia & Victor Crutchley www.northeggardoncarthouse....
+44 (0)1308 485718 (landline)