Description(Reference number: 347302)
The West Dorset village of Piddletrenthide can be found in the quaintly named Piddle Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 8 miles from Dorchester, situated off the main road on a private track. Surrounded by glorious countryside, with direct access to public footpaths abounding in superb walks, with excellent local pubs serving good food and real ales, and a village store, it's a true rural retreat.. Interestingly the young Thomas Hardy, as an architect's assistant, worked on the parish church. A great base for touring, there is much to see and do within a short drive of this picturesque area, including the world famous Cerne Abbas giant, only 2 miles away, whilst the bustling market town of Dorchester, with its array of interesting shops, restaurants and museums is well worth a visit. Within easy reach is the family friendly seaside resort of Weymouth and the Jurassic coast, and also dramatic Portland, venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events. With Bournemouth and Poole only 40 minutes away, this is altogether a super holiday destination at any time of the year.
Underfloor heating with log burner, electric oven and hob, full sized fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent and kindling for log burner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available. Off road parking for two cars. Parking area to the side with a small shepherd's hut. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2-3 miles, pub 2 min.