About this listing
Pound House lies in the heart of the Dorset countryside, surrounded by nature and wildlife. It is a twenty minute drive to the sea.
Pound House is a spacious traditional Dorset thatched house, and has been in our family for many years. It is homely, comfortable and clean, and has recently been redecorated, but is still a little frayed at the edges.
It is good for couples, families (with kids), ramblers, cyclists, climbers (Portland is a 30 minute drive), and furry friends (pets).
Downstairs comprises of two lounges, one smaller cosy space, great for relaxing in the evenings with a glass of wine and one large light filled room perfect for sunny summer days. There is a large kitchen/dining room with views into the garden and surrounding fields. This is perfect for entertaining large groups of people. There is also an Aga if you wish to try your hand this type of cooking. Next to the kitchen is a smaller adjoining room with a reasonably sized electric cooker for those who prefer to cook on this. There is also a small downstairs toilet off the smaller living room.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms. One master bedroom with a double bed and ensuite bathroom, one small single bedroom, one twin room, and another double room which contains another extra single bed. All the bedrooms upstairs rooms have sinks (which we don't use very much). There is also a separate bathroom. Neither of bathrooms have a shower at the moment but we are hoping to have one installed (currently booked for September 2017).
The house has a lovely feel to it and all our friends have always said how much they enjoy staying there. It is a little frayed at the edges so please don't expect perfection, but it professionally cleaned and has brand new pocket sprung mattress with mattress protectors and brand new bed linen. Feel free to read our books, but please do not take them away!
The garden is large and has a small stream running along one side of it, so be careful with young children. Having said that all our kids have grown up there and we have never had any incidents. You drive over a small bridge into the property and there is parking for 3 cars.
Next to the house is a garage with a table tennis table. Feel free to go in and use this. There is a light in there so you can also play at night.
Interaction with guests
We will not be around during your stay but please feel free to contact us if you have any issues.
1. Please be aware that there is a stream running alongside the garden. While it is very relaxing, if you have small children in your group, you must always keep an eye on them. Our children have grown up here safely, but you do need to be careful always.
2. At the end of your stay all rubbish must be removed from the house and garden and put at the end of the lane (on the A352, not the bridge) under the 'Godney Herd' sign. There are wheelie bins for rubbish and recycling. There are also blue refuse bags if you run out of space in the bin.
3. Please remove any dog mess from the lawns before you leave.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
About the home
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.