Although the house has mainly country antique furniture it isn't 'precious'. There are lots of pictures and the whole house has a very bright and cheerful ambience.

The grounds are of about two acres of terraced lawns and flower beds and include a large enclosed grass play area, croquet lawn, table tennis pavilion, garden and fruit trees. In front of the house there is a wide terrace with large marble table and chairs and umbrellas for eating outside.

There are superb coastal walks east and west from the house within walking distance. Although the Cove is popular in summer, the house is secluded and peaceful at all times. The village has a pub and there are others that can be reached on foot across country.

There is a (seasonal) village store for newspapers and basics. Wool village, about 4 miles away has a traditional butcher, chemist shop and a well stocked grocery and general store.

The neighbourhood

Our 'Isle of Purbeck" Dorset coastline has been the inspiration of Thomas Hardy and for writers and artists to the present day. It remains probably the most spectacular and unspoilt in the country. If you saw 'Far from the Madding Crowd' you have the idea.

We are just a 10 minute stroll from the sea at Lulworth Cove and walking distance from the famous Durdle Door limestone arch and adjacent sandy beaches or take a short drive over Whiteways Hill to Kimmerige Bay - famous for Jurassic fossils and beaches.

Although the Lynches is a great place to relax in its secluded 2 acres, with its enclosed grass games area with croquet lawn, large trampoline, pavilion with table tennis and football net, there's lots of space to let off steam.
We love to cook and our kitchen is equipped to professional standards. Besides the Aga cooker there is an electric cooker and ancillary gas rings, three fridge/freezers, microwave, liquidiser, food processor and a full 'batterie de cuisine'.

Our round dining room table seats 10 comfortably and there is a huge marble table outside for barbecues and 'al fresco' extravaganzas of lobsters and crab (fish shop in the cove). Walk it off next day with a stroll to the Sailors Return at East Chaldon.

Lovely places nearby: Moreton (DH Lawrence lovers), Abbottsbury's Subtropical Gardens, Hardy's cottage, Kingston Lacey House, Studland's superb beaches, Worth Matravers' unique Square and Compass pub and, of course, spectacular walks everywhere.

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