Vacation Home The Duck House
Plenty Cottage, Bluntshay Lane The Duck House, Uplyme, DT6 6RJ, United Kingdom –
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 42 reviews)
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Jo Kemp (and 67 ducklings)
The Duck House is located within the orchard of Plenty Cottage, through the vegetable garden. Babies, children and dogs are welcome! You have access to a (seasonal) private heated swimming pool (in a poly-tunnel!) and to a large rambling garden. Inside, it's quirky, cosy, fun and relaxed with a pot bellied stove too. A huge double bed and a double bunk with single bunk over in the second bedroom affords space for a cot. Plenty Cottage is integral to a beautiful and tranquil setting in the depths of the lush Dorset countryside - use the BBQ and summerhouse. The Five Bells Inn is a ten minutes stroll from your door and is child/dog friendly. You’re surrounded by a landscape protected by The National Trust with the wonderful beaches of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast on your doorstep. The walks are spectacular any time of the year and many are dog friendly. Enjoy free-range eggs from our own hens and graze organic vegetables from the garden. Have a look at our Picture Gallery to appreciate the breath of this unspoilt English landscape and take a moment to look at the websites connected to this site. We pride ourselves on being friendly, helpful and relaxed. It's lovely...
Still known today for being the original writer and character creator of ‘Chorlton and the Wheelies’ and the equally popular ‘Jamie and the Magic Torch’, Jo Kemp has traded a long career in the heady world of media for her first love – Plenty Cottage. Retired from the world of film production – mainly TV commercials and series work - Jo also produced the long running children’s series ‘The Raggy Dolls’. Jo is still writing (even more so) with a couple of new exciting projects on the go. However, Plenty Cottage is a big house and as well as needing her writing time, Jo likes people. She is a sharer and what better way to have the best of both worlds than to let out The Duck House to those people who will simply fall in love and share in the Plenty experience. Having lived at Plenty Cottage for some 20 years, Jo is integral to the community and the landscape. Jo is a country person through and through with contented dogs, happy hens, a neurotic goose and visiting grandsons. She manages a prolific vegetable garden, she’s a bell ringer and she’s head steward at the local Flower Festival. The mantra is 'No Stress' and nothing is too much trouble. The Duck House is rural and quirky.
Plenty Cottage is on the edge of the historic village Whitchurch Canonicorum and is rich in positive ley-lines and rural antiquity. The Church of St Candida and Holy Cross - known as the cathedral of the Vale – is in the heart of the village and is the only church in the country to contain the relics of the Saint it is named after. The surrounding countryside is an area of outstanding natural beauty with magnificent views in every direction. Major historic sites such as Pilsdon Pen and Lamberts Castle are within easy reach and reward their visitors with some of the most outstanding views across Dorset. The Heritage Coast footpaths meander around Lyme Bay, over Golden Cap (the highest point on the south coast) and along the magnificent Chesil Beach. Charmouth is a sandy beach only three miles away and the fossils which were formed within the Jurassic rocks some 200 million years ago can be found along the shoreline attracting geologists and fossil hunters from around the world. Lyme Regis is to the west with its ancient Cobb harbour and West Bay is to the east; both are within a five-mile radius. The market town of Bridport is ten minutes by car with good parking.
Languages spoken: English
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Closest Landmarks *
Golden Cap2.1 miles
Dinosaurland Fossil Museum4.4 miles
UK Llamas6.5 miles
Fleet Air Arm Museum19.7 miles
Weymouth Marina19.8 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
The Five Bells Inn Restaurant1 miles
Felicity's Farm shop Cafe/Bar2 miles
The Anchor, Seatown Restaurant3 miles
Nisa, Charmouth Supermarket3 miles
Bridport Market5 miles
Natural Beauty *
River Char River2 miles
English Channel Ocean/Sea3 miles
Closest Airports *
Exeter International Airport24.9 miles
Bristol Airport43.9 miles
Bournemouth Airport43.9 miles
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Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Wine glasses
- High chair
- Dining table
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Childrens' cribs
- Wardrobe or closet
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- Satellite channels
- Trash cans
- Pool cover
- Pool towels
- Heated pool
- Clothes rack
- Hardwood or parquet floors
- Private entrance
- Ironing facilities
Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
- Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Sit back and relax
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- Private pool
- BBQ facilities
Pool and Spa
- Swimming pool
- Pool cover
- Swimming pool toys
- Indoor pool (seasonal)
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Tea/Coffee maker
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Garden view
Front Desk Services
- Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Child safety socket covers
- Non-smoking rooms
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3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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This property doesn't offer cribs.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
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Parties/events are not allowed
Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
A damage deposit of GBP 50 is required upon arrival – that's about 64.92USD. This deposit is fully refundable at check-out as long as there's been no damage to the property.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
Swimming pool is closed from Mon, Sept 30, 2019 until Tue, Mar 31, 2020