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Saturday, December 5, 2015

REMEMBERING :- COTTAGE STAY IN MARTINSTOWN, DORSET in MAY 2011

More memories of Dorset in 2011.
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Our cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. It was in the small village of Martinstown which has a farm shop, a post office, a church and a pub.

Roses and wisteria climb up the front of many of the little cottages and both were blooming, so it was very pretty. Our cottage is the second one in a terrace and the only one with a thatched roof. 





                           Inside it was very comfortable with a fully equiped kitchen,


                    book  shelves with novels as well as information about the area

 
                              and comfy lounges with warming fire if needed .


 A tiny "creek" ( well that's what we would call it in Oz ) runs along the edge of the road that passes through the centre of the village and several houses are built right up to the edge of this tiny stream, entered from the road by little bridges over the creek. 



                  There is a very old " wool wash" which makes use of the creek,

                                     
                                     no longer used but still in great condition.


After a short visit to Dorchester this morning we walked up to our local pub, the Brewers Arms, for a Sunday roast.
 
 
Seated at the table next to us were a local couple, farmers who breed Hereford cattle, and we started chatting with them. 
We really enjoyed their company and chatted on .. and on till three hours had passed ! 
The roast pork was lovely ( Yorkshire pudding too ), followed by Sticky Date pudding .  
 Later we walked up through the fields towards the next village along a pathway lined with some white flowering wild flower which I now know is cow parsley. 
  
      
It was very windy up there but the hedge gave us shelter and the views across the countryside were lovely.
 
 
 
  

                          A delightful spot to settle in for our week long stay in Dorset.

12 comments:

  1. Love those cottage stays in the UK.

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    1. P.S. You could tease us for weeks bringing all your old travel blogs over. Don't forget you can add Tags in the right hand column like 2011, Dorset so you can easily find specific posts. You will need to add a Tag Cloud widget to your sidebar to display your tags. Let me know if you get stuck.

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  2. Was it really that long ago that we met you for dinner at the Rose and Crown - where does the time go? The scenery doesn't look so green and lush at the moment and it was lovely to visit Martinstown in early summer instead of how it is now - grey and windy with no cow parsley to be seen!

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    1. Seems like yesterday and yet it doesn't Jane. Hope to go back some day soon.

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  3. What a lovely cottage! It's certainly a beautiful part of the UK. Ros

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    1. It was delightful Ros but then I think everywhere we've been in th UK has been wonderful. It feels like a second home to me.

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  4. What a lovely part of the U.K. You found for your holiday....good weather too! Xxx

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    1. It was Lyn. .... Though we don't mind a bit of your gentle rain now and then either.

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  5. Now that certainly is a cosy cottage! I love the colourful tiles in the kitchen.

    It'd be easy to while away a few leisurely hours in that pub, too!

    A wonderful array of photos, Helsie...thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. These holiday cottages are great Lee. I get to live out my fantasy of living in England!

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  6. You are a very cunning woman Helen - finding such a perfect place! I am pleased you had Yorkshire Pudding with your roast dinner. I hope that Tony didn't mind.

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  7. Well you know how I love England YP, this place was just as we expected - lovely !

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