Gorwell Farm Holiday Cottage Accommodation
Gorwell is a family-run farm, ideally positioned in its own secret wooded valley. It is just two miles from Chesil Beach in West Dorset, on England's south coast.
We have the perfect solution for those wishing for a peaceful, relaxing holiday, without wanting to be too far from the comforts of home.
We offer a range of affordable self-catering accommodation for groups of all sizes: three barn conversion cottages, two Victorian stone cottages, and a detached four bedroom house.
Each cottage is furnished to a high standard and comes with central heating, a log burner in the living room, television and video and a well-equipped kitchen with double ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Outside, each has quality garden furniture in its own fenced garden with gas barbeques available.
Think of a spacious barn with wonderful wooden ceilings and oak beams... Imagine this as a four bedroom cottage with two double bedrooms ensuite, one with twin beds, one with bunk beds and another bathroom.
Now downstairs, the kitchen/ dining room is well-equipped and designed for ease and convenience. There's a microwave, electric cooker, fridge freezer, food processor and enough cupboard space for all your supplies.
The utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities will also come in handy. Into a spacious sitting room with comfy sofas, an open fireplace, colour television, video and garden doors onto the patio.
With views of wonderful sunsets down the valley, the south-west facing garden is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink or an evening barbecue.
Bride Cottage is perfect for smaller families*, couples or, perhaps, two friends holidaying together. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in this cottage.
Carefully converted, with as many original features retained as possible, oak beams and a hayloft roof add to the atmosphere of this cosy little cottage.
Like all the cottages, the kitchen is well-equipped and the living room is very cosy with an open fireplace, comfy sofas, colour television and video. Doors from the living room lead to a small, private garden.
Cots are available in all of our cottages.
With category 2 accessability
If you have a young family or you need facilities for someone with disabilities, then consider Spindle Cottage.
The ground floor of this recently converted barn cottage has two bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom. It has been converted with the English Tourist Board's specifications for disabled and wheelchair users in mind and followed very closely.
It has a bedroom ensuite upstairs, and provides accommodation for six, with a cot available should you need it.
The original features of the barn have been retained wherever possible, and a fireplace has been added to keep you cosy in cooler weather. Like all our accommodation, the cottage is centrally heated and double glazed, so is ideal any time of year.
A well-equipped lounge and kitchen area all make for an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. Patio doors lead onto the garden with plenty of space all on one level, making it suitable for wheelchair use.
This cosy Victorian semi-detached farm cottage has three bedrooms and is suitable for groups of up to five. The sitting/ dining room is south-facing and retains the original features of a cottage of its period.
The large kitchen offers convenience with a washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The cottage also has a bootroom/ porch where there is a tumble dryer.
This cottage, like all the cottages, has its own fenced garden where dogs and children can be completely safe and not wander.
The cottage, which has recently been completely refurbished to a high standard, has four bedrooms. The two double rooms are both en-suite and the two twin rooms share a third bathroom.
There is masses of living space and the cottage is well equipped with all you need to make your holiday easy and comfortable. The large L-shaped kitchen has recently been refitted and is equipped with dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.
The dining room will seat 10 for meals and the living room is comfortable, with patio doors to the garden and a log burner in the fireplace. The cottage has a utility room with a washing machine and tumble drier.
This family-sized house offers accommodation and the amenities for 8 people.
The cottage is named after the English Heritage ancient long barrow site found on Gorwell Farm. It is furnished in keeping with its character, that being an attractive stone built, cosy Victorian semi-detached cottage, which is also equipped with comfort and safety in mind.
On entering the cottage you will find a light airy conservatory/dining room, which overlooks the large garden, a sizeable well equipped kitchen, a comfortable spacious sitting room facing south with views overlooking the hills and a bathroom with electric shower over the bath.
Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, a double room, a twin room and a bunk room and then a shower room with toilet shower and a washbasin. The cottage is suitable for up to 4 adults and 2 children.
Out and About
There never was a finer county, declared Charles II, and we like to think we have a special corner of that county which we are very pleased to share with you..
As you meander along the flower-banked lanes of rural West Dorset, a mile from the coast you turn into an unmarked lane 800ft above sea level.
The views are wonderful, look out over Chesil beach and the unique West Dorset coastline, east towards Weymouth and Portland where on a clear day you can see the Bill, or west where you can see Golden Cap, the highest cliff in Dorset, and beyond to Lyme Regis.
Continue on for about a mile and look out for birds, wildlife and wildflowers in the woods and on the grass verges. Nature-lovers will marvel at the richness of this unspoilt area. This is where you will find Gorwell Farm, nestled in its own secluded valley.
Gorwell is situated two miles from Chesil Beach, and only 1.5 miles from the historical village of Abbotsbury, famous for its Swannery, Tithe Barn and Sub-Tropical gardens.
We are nine miles from three local centres: Dorset's county town, Dorchester, famous for its Thomas Hardy connections, Judge Jeffries, the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the Iron Age hillfort of Maiden Castle.
Weymouth, an archetypal Edwardian seaside town with an expanse of seafront, a wonderful sandy beach and safe, shallow water in the bay. Bridport, a market town famous for its fishing and harbour at West Bay, the home of 'Harbour Lights'.
We are only half an hour from Lyme Regis with its world famous Cobb and Sherborne, famous for its Abbey and castles. Also within easy reach is Wimborne and its craft markets and antiques.
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This page was last updated: 08 November 2012