Glebe House

Dorset
Self-catering


Spectacular gardens and glorious views of the Devon/Dorset border from this old vicarage - it’s wonderful for old-fashioned family holidays

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

The
Experience

You’ll share this characterful former vicarage with Mark and his family – but you have plenty of privacy and there’s a bell to ring should you need anything. The kids will soon disappear into the large and adventurous garden; join them for a game of croquet on the lawn or laze idly in the hammock.



Parts of the house date from the 16th-century, so expect uneven floors, crooked walls and quirky little touches. Fire up the barbecue on your private dining terrace and soak in the countryside views, chat around the fire pit and watch the stars come out. A roaring fireplace, fresh flowers and plenty of books and games substitute for weather that’s less than balmy.

The garden has a number of distinct areas: a vegetable patch that you can help yourself to, a play area with treehouse and climbing frame for the kids, and a secret door leading into the churchyard – it’s a shortcut to the village shop. Walks start from the garden gate, and the Jurassic coast beckons: lovely Lyme Regis is half an hour away.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the large, spectacular garden
  • The secluded location
  • That the house is set up for different generations - plenty for kids but also areas for adults to relax
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Home truths

  • Some of the floors are uneven
  • The kitchen is too small for sociable cooking

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 15 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £700
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per week.
1 House for 5
From £1404 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

We have just returned from a wonderful half term break at Glebe Cottage. The house was just what we needed - comfortable, quiet and very relaxing. The owners had thought of everything, and made us feel extremely welcome. Nothing was too much trouble, and I was sorry that we were only able to stay for a week. From the fresh scones, amazing DVD and games collection for the kids to the extremely well appointed kitchen and bottle of wine left for me we had an extremely pleasant week in a very beautiful corner of the country! Thank you!!!

Sophie, Norwich

glebe house is a wonderful place for family holidays with a big, lovely garden! mark and mary are very caring hosts, welcoming their guests warmly and with fresh flowers all around the house ! highly recommended !

Annsophie

Amazing find. Perfect for our family with 3 primary aged children who loved the gorgeous garden and the extensive book & toy collection. The village (shop, pool, church, play area) has a real community feel and is near to NT properties and lots of beaches. Mark and Mary are generous hosts. Highly recommended!

Rachel

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Location

The neighbourhood

The village of Thorncombe lies in the north-west corner of Dorset, bordering both Devon and Somerset and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The parish surrounding the village is over 5,000 acres of beautiful farmland and includes the former monastery of Forde Abbey. The house is at the centre of the village next to the church and the village shop is 100m away, through the churchyard. Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast are less than ten miles away.

Local points of interest from Mark Agnew

  • Jurassic Coast just 8 miles south. Wonderful fossil hunting. Lovely safe beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth for all the family. Visit the Charmouth Heritage Centre to learn about the fossils..
  • Visit the local market towns of Axminster and Bridport. Walk from Bridport to the sea at West Bay.
  • Forde Abbey is just 1.5 miles from the village and makes a lovely walk from Glebe House. This former Cistercian monastery is well worth a visit. And so is the nursery.
  • Sidmouth Folk Week is a unique celebration of music, dance and song in the charming Devon coastal resort.
  • The walking in West Dorset and Devon is superb. There are several long distance trails passing through the village and the coast path is spectacular.
  • There are many fine historic houses and gardens in the area, such as Forde Abbey, Montacute House, Mapperton & Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.

Introducing

Mark Agnew

Mark and his family bought the house in 1994 in a dilapidated state but couldn't resist the location and the size of the house and garden. Using his skills as a cabinet maker, Mark restored the house and also brought the 1.5 acre garden back to life. He’s always around to greet guests, and there's a bell outside the front door for guests to ring - if he's home, he will happily come to help.