- House / Villa
- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Hot Tub
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Pet Friendly
An ideal location for a short break or holiday in the Dorset countryside, this property great for families and groups of friends alike. Rural England doesn’t get more lovely than the area surrounding Crepe Farm Cottage and guests benefit from being close to the historic Symondsbury Estate with all the wonderful activities and walks it has to offer. And the best part is that all of this is within only two miles of the stunning Jurassic coastline of Dorset with its perfect, sandy beaches. A holiday you won’t want to miss!
The owners of Symondsbury Estate are proud of this property and it’s easy to see why. Crepe Farm Cottage has outstanding views across the fields and lies close to Colmers hill where visitors get an unrivalled, breath-taking view of the surrounding countryside. The property sleeps up to seven people but very large groups can be accommodated easily as Crepe Farm Cottage and Crepe Farm House can be rented out together and are within a very short distance of each other. Originally two separate farm workers’ cottages, it was renovated fully a few years ago so it has all the modern conveniences to cater to the needs of its guests. A quick glance at the place however will make it clear that it still retains all of the old, historic character which it has in common with so much else on the estate. Symondsbury Estate benefits from the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding countryside but remains close to Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline which is home to so many amazing beaches. It only takes a few miles of walking along the spectacular coastal and country paths to visit these places and there’s so much to choose from. There’s plenty of activities on the historic Symondsbury Estate itself and there are lots of good walks in this coastal location with the best natural scenery a holiday can offer.
Crepe Farm Cottage benefits from both the seclusion of its location, as well as being so close to Symondsbury Estate who own and manage the property. Set amongst pasture and ancient woodland in rural Dorset, Symondsbury Estate is within walking distance of beautiful, untouched beaches. Symondsbury Estate has been owned by the Colfox family for well over a hundred years and has buildings which date back to the fifteenth century. It’s near to the Jurassic coast and to so many amazing beaches that you will be spoilt for choice. A short walk takes visitors to the top of Colmer hill to see the absolutely stunning panoramic view of the sea and rolling hills of the Dorset countryside. Sometimes buzzards can be spotted overhead and it’s a fantastic place to feel on top of the world for a moment. There are plenty of other routes and historic paths over the estate and bicycles can be hired for this purpose – even horses are available.
An animal viewing area contains many farmyard friends to charm all visitors: Black pigs, Pygmy goats and the ever-friendly Minty the sheep are a delight to all, especially any children visiting. Symondsbury Estate’s garden provides fresh, organic produce for the Symondsbury Kitchen all year round and some of these delicious jams, marmalades, cheeses, beers, and gins can be purchased by guests. Horse and carriage rides are available for a leisurely tour of the area and for the more adventurous there are even survival courses on offer which teach key survival skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers. There are one-day taster courses on offer for the bold and four-day courses for the even bolder!
Guests who take a short trip to the village of Bridport only a few minutes’ drive away will find several restaurants as well as a vintage market and a museum. There’s a Waitrose in Bridport for any last-minute home comforts, but you’ll have everything you could possibly want for your holiday on Symondsbury Estate itself.
Please enter Symondsbury Estate through the road entrance on the B3162. Follow the signs to our carpark. We must kindly ask that our visitors do not park in the village.
Nearest Train Station:
Axminster, Crewkerne and Dorchester
The place is beautifully decorated in a way that combines the best of the old and the new. The style is modern but the old wooden beams and log burner fire are a reminder of the properties traditional, rural charm. The sitting room has plenty of warm and comfortable seating available to guests in a spacious, airy room with a cosy log burner fire and TV with Freeview and DVD player. The open-plan kitchen is bright and fully equipped with all the necessary appliances and the dining table seats up to eight people. There are three double bedrooms (two with zip and link beds for extra space) and a single bedroom. There are two main bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a separate bath and power shower, a downstairs WC and a utility room with a washer and dryer. Wi-Fi is available at the property, but guests won’t feel the need to make much use of this when there are so many incredible things to do and spectacular views from the window. Guests to Crepe Farm Cottage will need to see it to believe it. The property is dog-friendly and dogs and owners alike will be enthralled by so much of the surrounding countryside.
The large private garden of Crepe Farm Cottage is beautifully kept and doesn’t just come with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. There’s a hot tub and a trampoline to keep the more energetic party members occupied and guests can make use of the gas barbecue and eat outside on the outdoor table and chairs. At meal or drinks time or any other, the landscape of the area is an incredible thing to behold.
Conditions of Rental
Deposit is 25% of the rent. Bed linen, towels and dressing gowns for adults are provided and beds will be made up for you when you arrive. Please bring your own linen for the cot. The towels must not be taken to the beach or used in the hot tub, so please bring your own for this purpose. Heating, electricity and wi-fi are also included in the price. Essential items for the kitchen including tea, coffee, sugar, tea towels, cleaning products, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, and luxury hand soap are also provided. We provide a welcome hamper which consists of essentials including; milk, bread, butter, eggs and cereal.