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The Old Exchange
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The Old Exchange
The Old Exchange
Comfy lounge with views out to Badbury Rings
Double bedroom with ensuite
Kitchen
Cooking facilities
Ensuite bathroom (Photo #1)
Ensuite bathroom (Photo #2)
Second, separate WC
Ample parking for two cars.  Lovely views over to Badbury Rings Iron Age fortifications
Private Garden
Summer evening over Badbury Rings from High Lea
The view into Witchampton from High Lea
The river Allen at Witchampton
Bluebells in Witchampton.
Sunrise over the Horton tower
Hod Hill
Hambledon Hill
Stonehenge.
Paddleboarding at Sandbanks
Sailing from Poole Harbour
Corfe Castle from Arne RSPB reserve
Cycling down into Corfe Castle
Horse riding on Ballard Down
The Swanage steam railway
The Jurrassic Coastline at Kimmeridge
The Clavell tower at Kimmeridge
Canoeing through Durdle Door
Seatown from Golden Cap
Glorious Lyme bay from Golden Cap
Abbotsbury and Chesil beach.
Hallway
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Overview
Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Wimborne, Dorset, England
Dorset country cottage with self catering for two in Witchampton.

Situated on the outskirts of the picturesque and historic village of Witchampton in the Vale of the River Allen. Much care was expended in converting this old telephone exchange into a relaxing holiday retreat for the discerning couple.

Its location gives the best of all worlds - equally close to the Isle of Purbeck or the New Forest, and adjacent to Cranborne Chase - yet only ten minutes from Wimborne itself with its historic Minster and charming shops.

The accommodation consists of one double en-suite bedroom, fully fitted kitchen, separate cloakroom, lounge with extensive views over the countryside. The property has a cosy oil fired central heating system and wifi. There is ample parking outside for at least two cars.

There is so much to do from here - walking, mou...
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Listing #HL426348
About the Owner
Peter H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dorset's an area I'd previously crisscrossed repeatedly in multiple lengthy UK trips, but wanted to give the attention of a full cottage based week, As it turned out, the attention is well deserved and full of variable interests easily accessed with Witchampton seving as its...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Having never explored Dorset I came upon this location online and booked direct with the owners who where incredibly friendly and helpful. The Old Exchange is a unique, quirky little retreat, nice living area, kitchen bedroom and bathroom with an additional WC with a private...More

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Management response:Responded 8 January 2018

Dan and Kirsty were great guests - so pleased they were able to take full advantage of the range of activities nearby - hope to see you again soon!

Amenities
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights --
£350
21 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Peak Summer
7 nights --
£400
1 Sep 2018 -
21 Sep 2018
September
7 nights --
£375
22 Sep 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
October
7 nights --
£325
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include all electricity and heating, bedding and towels are provided
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is at the southern end of the historic Cranborne Chase in the Vale of the River Allen, which is in itself a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Witchampton itself nestles in the valley below The Old Exchange, and has a shop run by volunteers, a church and 'the club' which welcomes visitors for a pint in the evening. There are six country pubs within 3.5miles of Witchampton, all serving food

Wimborne with its famous Minster is only a short drive away. It has a Waitrose, a Coop and many great pubs and restaurants.

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Getting around
We recommend use of a car as transport links to the property are infrequent. Wimborne and Poole have ample parking and excellent bus routes across Dorset. Train services from Poole to Wareham and Weymouth are also fun.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: London Airports / Southampton: 140.0 km
Railway: Southampton Airport/Poole: 50.0 km
Ferry: Poole: 20.0 km
The Old Exchange is about a 2.5hr drive from London Heathrow depending on traffic, although Southampton Airport is the nearest major regional airport being 45 mins away. Hire cars can be picked up at either airport.

If arriving by train Southampton Airport Parkway is only 1hr from London Waterloo station and is also the easiest location to pick up a hire car. The train does carry on to Bournemouth and Poole, but unless you have someone to meet you, transport to The Old Exchange would be only possible by taxi which could cost £30.

To explore the area a car is a necessity and there is ample parking in front of the property. Sat Nav is accurate for BH21 5AF and The Old Exchange can be found on WItchampton Lane next to the new telephone exchange on one side, and our property High Lea Cot...
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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