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The Yorkshireman @ Piddlehinton

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hosted by Claire
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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We are really excited about our new conversion. Completely self-contained, it is a lovely, light, cosy open space with a well equipped kitchen, modern bathroom and a cool sleeping platform/mezzanine. Piddlehinton is a special place, 20 mins from the Jurassic Coast and 10 mins from Dorchester, in the renowned Piddle Valley, with beautiful walks, views and award winning pub, The Thimble Inn. We’re right next door if you need anything, but if you prefer your privacy, you can be totally separate .

The space
This modern, airy, self contained living space has been lovingly converted by us, and we are so proud to have had the help of our many wonderful local friends, tradesmen and artisans!
There is a a comfortable double bed upstairs on the mezzanine, with divan drawers for storage and space for luggage. All linen is provided, including towels.
Two wall heaters are plenty to keep you toasty, but if you want to get down and rustic, there is a brand new, fully tested and CO2 alarmed wood burner called Lydia!
Hot water on tap...
The modern bathroom has a lovely, Mira electric shower, a heated towel rail. There is a small room off it, with extra shelving and hanging space (handy for longer stays), ironing board, drippy and a washing machine.
The fully equipped kitchen comes complete with a dishwasher, cooker/hob, kettle, toaster and microwave as well as a small fridge freezer. If you need more freezer space, we have a chest freezer in our garage that you are more than welcome to use. All the basic kitchen bits and bobs, such as crockery, china, saucepans are provided for your use, but if you wish to be away from the kitchen, and prefer to eat out, there are so many good places to eat nearby, you'll be spoilt for choice!
You have your own entrance, via a side gate, with a covered porch which provides a boot rack for the walkers amongst you, and this also leads to your own private outside garden area. A small sun trap – perfect for an early morning cup of coffee, or an evening cocktail! It provides a small table, chairs and a chiminea.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

Piddlehinton, England, United Kingdom

What can we say about Piddlehinton? It is truly a special village-friendly and beautifully Dorset. It has been our family home for over 10 happy years. There are many things to do around the area - lovely walks, the most amazing pub and the County Town of Dorchester is only a ten minute drive away.
Thomas Hardy's sister was the local school mistress here, so Hardy was a regular visitor to the village and school house. The village is steeped in history. There are lots of things going on in this vibrant community- a thriving village hall with regular activities, which can be hired out. It also boasts a beautiful 12th Century Church.
The fabulous Thimble pub is 70 yards from the Yorkshireman (I know I've walked it more than once!) serving delicious food and a great range of wine, beer and ciders
The Millennium Green is a short stroll away and is a delightful place for children and families to enjoy by the banks of the River Piddle.
There are many local footpaths to explore.
Puddletown forest and Thorncombe Woods are 10 minutes drive away. 
A little further afield, there are the popular resorts of Lyme Regis and the bustling, artisan Bridport.
We have many varied beaches near us, ranging from quiet, undisturbed beaches such as Ringstead (14 miles), to the National Trust beauty of Studland ( 27 miles) with fun, family friendly Weymouth (14 miles) and the world famous Lulworth Cove in between! There really is a beach for everyone in Dorset, and we are no further than 1/2 hour from the very best of them!

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Hosted by Claire

Joined in June 2019
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My name is Claire.
I work in schools, and when I'm not doing that, I am usually racing around after my two teenagers, walking our dog, solving world problems with my dearest friends, enjoying the eccentricities of our village life, or asleep!
My husband, John is an opera singer, and a carpenter - the perfect combination!
Having lived and worked in London for 25 years, we made the (at the time) scary move down to Dorset. It was the best thing that we have done.
If time ever allows, I love to read, and there is nothing I like more than sitting at the top of my garden, with a G&T, taking in the views with my closest friends and family.
Simple pleasures :)
I so appreciate how precious time away is, so we will not crowd you in any way. We live in the house next door, and you are free to ask for any advice or assistance.
We just want your time in the Yorkshireman to be as perfect as it can be.
My name is Claire.
I work in schools, and when I'm not doing that, I am usually racing around after my two teenagers, walking our dog, solving world problems with my dearest…

During your stay

We live next door, so we can be on hand as much or as little as you would like! You’re SO welcome to knock on our door for a chat, or to be completely undisturbed and enjoy your stay in peace, but of course we would always be available to contact if you need us. We take our lead from you, so however you’d like to play it is entirely up to you ☺️
Good to note that, when John is around, he is very much a handyman!
We live next door, so we can be on hand as much or as little as you would like! You’re SO welcome to knock on our door for a chat, or to be completely undisturbed and enjoy your s…

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