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Horsehill Cottage

This secluded cottage, approached over a ford, is perfect for families and couples looking for peace and quiet in a magical setting. For those who enjoy walking and exploring, this special and private location gives access to many footpaths including the Jubilee Trail and Hardy Way, and a stroll to the village pub takes just ten minutes. Horsehill Cottage has been lovingly renovated and has an open-plan sitting and dining room with limestone floors with underfloor heating and a wood burning stove. There is a well fitted kitchen with a wood fired Aga and an electric double oven cooker. There is also a utility/boot room and cloakroom. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with traditional wood floors, a family bathroom and en-suite shower room to the main bedroom.

Flanking the cottage garden is a 19th century flax mill which provides a most atmospheric backdrop. Beyond that, near the oak bridge, was a hut where PM Hubbard, the husband of the previous incumbent, used to write his novels in the 1960’s, some of which may be found in the cottage. In all there are seven acres of garden, woodland and nature reserve. A tributary of the River Brit flows through the land so you are never far from the sound of water.
Additional Information
Travel cot and high chair available on request.
A stairgate is attached to the bottom of the stairs.
The range cooker is a fully functioning burning Aga which needs quite a lot of attention to keep running. Plenty of seasoned firewood is available.
Two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge).
Please be aware this is a rural, remote property with a river running through and around the (partly enclosed) garden. Please supervise children at all times.
*Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use or streaming. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Dorset Hideaways will be held responsible.

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Cottage · Rooms 3 · Sleeps 6

In association with Passpawt

Listing Address

Horsehill Cottage, Stoke Abbott
Nr Beaminster
Beaminster and surrounding villages

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs








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