This is certainly Away From The Madding Crowd country and Wren Cottage in the sleepy hamlet of Salwayash fits right in.
Once you’ve taken in the breath-taking vista of Dorset’s undulating hills, you’ll head to the nearby stretch of Jurassic coastline to make the most of your country and coastal break.
Wren Cottage is perfect for couples and if you have more than one dog, it, unlike many other holiday lets, is happy to welcome two furry friends.
A travel cot is also available on request. The cottage is all on one level providing wheelchair access. There is onsite parking and an enclosed garden to keep your pooches safe. There’s a welcome pack with doggy treats too.
At A Glance
Two Dogs Allowed
Ground Floor Facilities
Flat Screen TV
About Wren Cottage
The living area has patio doors leading onto a lawned garden with outside table and chairs for el fresco dining on warm days.
The living room has a 22” Freeview television, as well as DVD and CD players. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the cottage. The fitted kitchen has a tiled floor and has a washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, electric cooker and microwave.
The double bedroom has a walk-in shower, toilet and wash hand basin. The bedroom has light pine furniture, giving it a fresh feel to get you into the holiday mood.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Salwayash
The South West Coast Path organisation has a range of “dog walks”, trails especially suitable for our furry friends. The Hive Beach Two-Mile one is popular and is only 6.5 miles or a 15-minute drive from Salwayash.
The easy hike comprises narrow path, level most of the way with just a few ascending steps and a gentle descent. This hike has a history slant — Hive Beach was were Hitler planned to land German troops in 1940 and going back a few million years fossils in the limestone boulders on the beach have their own story to tell.
This walk is particularly good for dogs because it incorporates pubs and beaches that are dog friendly. Check www.southwestcoastpath.org for a wide range of doggie hikes not too far from Wren Cottage.
Dogs are more than welcome on the Gold Cap Estate. On its website www.goldcapestate.co.uk it says: “we love dogs and welcome them at our outdoor places, and we love responsible dog owners even more”. Some area of Gold Cap allow dogs off their leads as long as they are kept under control.
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is worth a visit where experts will take you on an organised fossil hunt.
You should dedicate a full day to Bridport because there is just so much to see and do. West Bay is home to Bridport Harbour and the golden cliffs that provided a backdrop for the drama series Broadchurch starring Oscar winner Olivia Colman.
It is here you will come across Sladers Yard, an art gallery featuring the work of local talent. If you really want to give your dog a treat then you simply can’t beat a bone from R J Balson, founded in 1515 during the reign of Henry VIII, a business that celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2015 having been run by 26 generations of the Balson family.
Buy some Balson cured bacon and its award winning sausages to cook in the cottage for dinner.
Wren Cottage is in Dorset, but on the cusp of Somerset and Devon too, so there is plenty to do.
If, however, you want to keep close to your holiday home, spending more quality time with your pet, then there’s more than enough to keep you and him or her occupied.
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