- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Sports & activity
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Washing Machine
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Pet Friendly
- Short breaks available
A beautiful, thatched, country cottage in rural Dorset, only two short miles from the sea and the world heritage, Jurassic coastline. You won’t want to miss your chance for a short break or holiday in the charming, early 19th century Old Post Office Cottage. Sleeping 5 – 6 with a large garden, trampoline and games room, this is absolutely perfect for a family holiday.
There’s two hundred years of history in this building. Originally built as the quarry master’s cottage in the early 19th century using stones from the nearby Sloes Hill, this became the village post office and shop until the 1980s. Today it serves as a delightful country getaway for many happy groups of friends and families who can enjoy both the convenience of its location on Symondsbury Estate near to the café and kitchen as well as its proximity to the sea. The location of the property is less than two miles away from the stunning Dorset coast - also a world heritage site due to its Jurassic coastline - with a multitude of gorgeous, unspoilt beaches to choose from. Surrounding Old Post Office Cottage is Symondsbury Estate with plenty of fun activities and miles upon miles of spectacular landscape to enjoy.
Symondsbury Estate is set amongst the pasture and ancient woodland of rural Dorset and a is within a very short distance of beautiful, untouched beaches. Owned by the Colfox family for over a hundred years and with buildings dating back to the fifteenth century, Symondsbury Estate is near to the Jurassic coast and to so many amazing beaches that you will be spoilt for choice. A short walk will take visitors to the top of Colmer hill to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the sea and rolling hills of the Dorset countryside. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of a buzzard overhead. There are plenty of other routes and historic paths over the Symondsbury Estate and bicycles can be hired for this.
Animal lovers will have a chance to meet the animals in a viewing area where Black pigs, Pygmy goats and the ever-friendly Minty the sheep are a delight to all children as well as their parents. Symondsbury Estate’s garden produces fresh, quality, organic food for the Symondsbury Kitchen all year round and some of these delicious items such as 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 teaching 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 can take short trip to the village of Bridport which is only a few minutes’ drive from the Symondsbury Estate and visit 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’re very likely to have everything you could 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 elegantly designed interior is light and modern and is matched only by a look out of the windows onto the rural charm of the surrounding area. Two big, comfy sofas and an armchair are enough for all the guests to sit in the cosy living room complete with open fire and television. The open-plan kitchen is big, modern and well-equipped with a dining table and chairs for six and a log burner fire. All appliances and kitchenware are provided and there’s a utility room with a washer/dryer. There are two double bedrooms and a single but the zip and link beds in the double rooms can be made into either two single beds or one super king size bed, per room. There’s a TV in the master bedroom and towels and dressing gowns provided in all rooms. The main bathroom has a separate bath and power shower and there’s a downstairs WC. Telephone and Wi-Fi available.
The house benefits from having a large private garden where guests can enjoy their surroundings from the comfort of the outdoor chairs and table provided. Within that garden is plenty of fun for children (and grownups!) as there’s a trampoline and a games room with table tennis. In addition to this there’s a gas lit barbecue for the summer months and a large driveway for plenty of convenient parking. The picturesque and exceedingly well-kept garden is within an area of amazing natural beauty.
Conditions of Rental
The deposit is 25% of the total rent. Bed linen, towels and dressing gowns for adults are provided. 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 so please bring your own for this purpose. Heating, electricity and wi-fi is also included in the price. Essential items for the kitchen including tea, coffee, sugar, tea towels, cleaning products, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, etc are also provided. We provide a welcome hamper which consists of essentials including; milk, bread, butter, eggs and cereal.