Chalklands

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Overlooking the Jurassic coast, this dreamily decadent Dorset homestay is for those seeking a tucked-away yet easily accessible retreat for larger groups - and it's just under three hours from London!

At a Glance

From £1,618 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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Sleeping up to nine and dog friendly, sumptuous Chalklands is ideal for gatherings, whether you're family or a group of friends. Step through the front door and you'll be swept away by its understated beauty, where calming colours blend beautifully with the distant sea views and leave you calm and peaceful - just what's needed on holiday! The carefully considered décor and layout offers space for everyone with three/four en suite bedrooms, making privacy easy when need be, whilst the large kitchen and dining area is made for entertaining and celebrations. Outside, you'll find a huge lawned garden plus plenty of seating for lazy summer afternoons. Just moments from the coast and set within peaceful countryside, Chalklands is less than three hour's from London, making it perfect for short breaks, whilst longer stays are just a dream with Chesil Beach, Weymouth, Dorchester, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Lyme Regis waiting to be explored.
Living

There is plenty of space for entertaining in this wonderfully roomy home, perfect for larger families or a get-together of friends. In the long sitting room, you'll find two large, plumptuous Loaf sofas on which to sprawl and gaze out of the bay windows, plus two further occasional chairs nestled around the double-fronted wood burner, a must for cooler days. During warmer months, the French windows at the far end of the room can be opened out on to the large undercover alfresco eating area.

In addition, there's a fabulous snug-come-games room with huge Smart Oleg TV and a Boot/Games room for walking boots and coats, and space for table football and air hockey.

Eating

The stunning kitchen is a dream and bound to excite the budding and experienced chef alike. Spacious and open plan, it benefits from a fantastic central island and comes with all the essentials, including an impressive Rangemaster Deluxe with four ovens and a five-ring induction hob. In addition, there's a dishwasher, large American fridge/freezer and all the other essentials including a Dualit coffee machine. A washing machine and condenser dryer can be found in the adjacent utility room.

The beautiful dining table and Hans Wenger chairs comfortably seats ten and benefits from the cosy heat of the double-sided wood burner whilst glass doors lead out on to the patio and garden beyond. Outside, there's a covered al fresco eating area with a teak table seating ten, whilst the patio has a breakfast table and chairs for four.

Sleeping and bathing

There are five stunning bedrooms to choose from, each beautifully decorated.

The master bedroom has a gorgeous French-inspired super king bed, huge bay window with glorious distant sea views, a table and chairs - perfect for morning coffee - and an en suite shower room with underfloor heating plus access to the sun-flooded balcony.

The second bedroom has distant sea and countryside views and has a king size bed, en suite shower room with underfloor heating.

The third bedroom has a zip-and-link bed, meaning it can be made up as either twin beds or a super king-sized bed. It has peaceful countryside views and has use of the jack-and-jill shower room and underfloor heating (or is an en suite if fourth bedroom isn't used). This links into the fourth bedroom which is a gorgeous single bedroom with intricately detailed wooden bed, blissful countryside views and use of the jack-and-jill shower room.

Bedroom five is also a super king-sized zip-and-link bed, with courtyard and field views, television and an en suite bathroom with gorgeous freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower, plus underfloor heating.

All the beds are swathed in the finest feather duvets and pillows, linens, throws and pillows. The en suites are thoughtfully stocked with luscious Noble Isle products and have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

As much a space for entertaining as inside, here you'll find as mentioned before an al fresco, covered dining area for ten with a teak table and chairs, plus a gas barbeque. To the front leading from the kitchen is a patio area with a breakfast table set for four, surrounded by herbs and roses. Beyond this there's an expansive lawn which is perfect for children to play and dogs to roam plus loungers, a bench and a fire pit - perfect for roasting marshmallows or making s'mores under a starry sky. Surrounded by fields (with the occasional sheep) and with distant sea views, this is a peaceful, blissful setting.

Setting

Please note that there are pylons to one side of Chalklands, which are visible from the windows on that side. As this is an Area Of Natural Beauty, work is currently underway to correct and restore the landscape, you might see the work from the one side of the property and you may hear some occasional residual noise. With Chalklands being surrounded by fields, please note from time to time the arable farm will carry out work in these fields.

Parking and access

There is plenty of private, off-road parking for up to eight cars. Please note that the entrance to the part-cobbled courtyard is 2.5 meters high and cars will need to be under this to fit through. There is a type 2 electric charging point for guests' use.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Chalklands. A highchair a travel cot can be provided on request.

Dogs

Chalklands is dog friendly and two are welcome, with more possible by prior arrangement - please contact us to discuss further. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. There is a dog shower, dog bath and kennel available.

WiFi

Chalklands has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Nestled in the Dorset countryside in an AONB right by the Jurassic coast, Chalklands is just perfect for exploring this beautiful part of England. From here, it's a short drive to Weymouth, where time exploring the West Dorset Heritage Coast of Chesil Beach and Portland Bill is a must. Move up the coast and explore the ancient, pretty villages such as Abbotsbury with its famous church or Cerne Abbas with its giant chalk figure. Head inland and the beautiful city of Dorchester awaits, whilst Lyme Regis is a lovely drive up the coast. Hive Beach, managed by the National Trust, is a large, less busy beach and a must for time by the sea. Head east beyond Weymouth and Lulworth Cove is a must for stunning sea views. Eating out around here is simply divine, with a real emphasis on seafood, whilst ancient pubs and tea rooms offer plenty to whet your whistle.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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