Myrtle Cottage is a spacious and attractive Grade II listed stone and thatched cottage in the centre of the pretty village of Netherbury. It has a well-tended and secluded garden and even a shepherd’s hut! The cottage has been furnished to a high standard and provides all modern comforts whilst retaining many period features such as the large inglenook fireplace with bread oven – a remnant from the days when Myrtle Cottage was the village bakery.
Netherbury was the home of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s original ‘River Cottage’ and was the village of Cloton in Thomas Hardy’s short story ‘Destiny and a Blue Cloak’. There is a pub in the neighbouring hamlet of Waytown a short walk away and there are good pubs and restaurants in the attractive towns of Beaminster (2 miles) and Bridport (4 miles). Bridport has a twice weekly market and a lively arts and music scene. Situated in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Netherbury makes an ideal base for walking and cycling and is close to the Jurassic Coast with all its associated amenities for sailing, fishing, fossil collecting and much more.
Pear Tree Cottage sleeping four guests is also available to book at this location.
This holiday at a glance
- Sleeps six guests.
- Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite, and one twin bedroom.
- Shower room and family bathroom.
- Extensive garden with outdoor seating and shepherd’s hut.
- Children and infants welcome.
- Sorry no pets.
- Off street parking for three cars.
- Minimum of a two night stay.
- Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
- Exposed beams.
- Fitted electric oven with separate electric hob.
- Medium size fridge, fridge/freezer with small freezer compartment, microwave.
- Dishwasher and washing machine.
- Television, DVD player, digital radio, iPod docking speakers.
- Highchair available on request.
Attractions and nearby amenities
- A 20 minute walk takes you to the Hare & Hounds pub in Waytown, while 2 miles in the opposite direction is Beaminster which has a small supermarket and post office. Only a little further away (4 miles) is Bridport which has a good selection of supermarkets, shops, restaurants and pubs to choose from.
- Go fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast which boasts 95 miles of beautiful beaches and clifftops including West Bay beach (20 minutes’ drive) which has been used as a film location for popular ITV drama Broadchurch.
- Families will love a day out with the animals and birdlife at Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury Children’s Farm or Monkey World.
- Historic houses and gardens nearby include Mapperton House, Montacute House and Forde Abbey.
- Improve you culinary skills with a cookery class at River Cottage.
- Bridport has some great arts and music venues such as the Electric Palace and Bridport Arts Centre.
For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.