The Carthouse is part of an old farmyard. It lies below the Eggardon Iron Age Hillfort, with fine views to the southwest of the rolling Dorset countryside and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Lyme Bay can be seen from the ramparts. Footpaths and bridleways lead directly from the farm and take you across the end of the chalk downs in England and on into hidden valleys in the adjoining sandstone countryside. In the other direction is the sea, 6 miles away by road, and there is easy access to several nearby pubs. The bridleways and nearby disused railway are excellent for mountain biking as well as walking.
The Carthouse has been sympathetically restored using local and traditional materials to provide comfortable accommodation for up to 13 people in five bedrooms. Its rural location provides spectacular views which can be enjoyed from the garden and windows at the rear of the house. The light and spacious interior is kept warm in winter and cool in summer with recycled insulation, underfloor heating and a log burner. A log fired ESSE cooker accompanies high-quality appliances including a gas hob and an electric oven to make cooking a joy in the well-equipped kitchen. The downstairs bedroom is suitable for disabled access with an en-suite wet-room with a shower and all necessary supports.
Available for week stays (Friday to Friday) or short breaks (Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday) except in the summer holidays.
The Carthouse will be ready for you at 4pm on the day of arrival. Our host will be available if you have any questions. We ask you to please leave the house by 10am at the end of your stay so we have enough time to get the house ready for the next visitors.