The Cheese House

Harmans Cross, Dorset
The exterior of The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The exterior of The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The kitchen at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The kitchen at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The kitchen at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The kitchen at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The sitting room at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The sitting room at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The sitting room at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The sitting room at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bedroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bedroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bedroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bedroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bedroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bedroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bathroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bathroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bathroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The bathroom at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The loggia at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The loggia at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The loggia at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The loggia at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
The loggia at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
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Local views at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
Local views at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
Local views at The Cheese House on Westwood Farm, Dorset
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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.

 

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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

Freezer: There is no freezer but there fridge does have a small ice box.

Garden: The property is adjoined to the Westwood Farm House by a loggia. Only guests of the Cheese Cottage can use the loggia (unless both cottages are booked together). The front garden is 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).  

WiFi: Please note the WiFi is controlled in Westwood Farm.

Logs: A log pack is available to purchase for £9 which includes a bag of logs, a bundle of kindling and firelighters.

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

 

 

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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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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