The Cheese House

Harmans Cross, Dorset
The exterior of The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
Westwood Farm, Dorset

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 003055

About The Cheese House

Discover golden beaches, ruined castles and rolling countryside from this cosy, rural escape at the heart of the Jurassic coast.

This charming cottage nestles in idyllic countryside on a working cattle and sheep farm. It is thought to have been used as the Cheese House and dairy for Westwood Farm and has now been transformed into a snug and characterful cottage for two. Enjoy peaceful views over the surrounding farmland from the bedroom. Downstairs, there is a lounge with a wood burner - ideal for curling up in front of the fire after a day exploring. There’s also a small, enclosed garden with a grassy area, barbeque and extensive views down the Purbeck valley – perfect for sunny days. The Cheese House is linked to the larger Westwood Farmhouse by an open loggia.

The Cheese House offers a great central location to explore the Jurassic Coast. You could go hunting for fossils on the beach, kayak to Old Harry Rocks, or explore the cobbled streets of Dorset’s harbour towns. 1,000-year-old Corfe Castle is also just a five-minute drive away and guests at the cottage can visit the ancient ruins for free.

A ten-minute drive down the road takes you to Studland Bay where you can walk, sunbathe or swim along the four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach. You can also hop on a ferry and head over to Brownsea Island or Bournemouth & Poole.

 

Availability & book

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Enter property down 2 steps into a small hallway with lounge on the left, kitchen and dining area to the right and the stairs to the first floor directly ahead.

  • First floor

    One open plan main bedroom at the top of the stairs with a large en-suite shower room.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Central heating throughout the cottage included in the rental.

Parking: There is space for one car at the property.

Garden: The property is adjoined to the Westwood Farm House by a logia. Only guests of the Cheese Cottage can use the loggia (unless both cottages are booked together). The front garden is a small, simple and enclosed with a grass area and three old open stone pens and barbeque. Garden seating can be moved between the garden and the loggia as preferred (or determined by weather).  

Please note: The Cheese House is located 10m from the Westwood Farm holiday cottage and they are overlooking each other.

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Free guided walks 

3 Oct 2016
10:00am until 5:00pm
If your new year's resolution is to get outdoors more, get fitter, or spend more quality time as a family, then we can help you make it happen.

With free tours of the estate, weekly Parkruns, and lots of space for families to run about, climb trees, fly kites and run riot, Lanhydrock is the place to be.

Discover hidden history in the landscape and find areas of the Lanhydrock countryside never seen before on this free guided winter walk.

Free guided walks 

3 Oct 2016
10:00am until 5:00pm
If your new year's resolution is to get outdoors more, get fitter, or spend more quality time as a family, then we can help you make it happen.

Lanhydrock parkrun 

3 Oct 2016
10:00am until 5:00pm
A free family friendly 5k run, suitable for everybody. It's not a race but a timed run and is open to all. Organised by volunteer marshals.

Monarchy and the book 

5 Oct 2016
10:00am until 5:00pm
Discover the books in the Lanhydrock collection that were once owned by Royalty or have Royal connections in the library.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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