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  • Exterior | The Bee Hive, Forton, near Chard - The Bee Hive
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  • Exterior | The Bee Hive, Forton, near Chard - The Bee Hive
  • Basic info

    • Bedrooms: 1
    • Sleeps: 4
    • Baths: 1
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    The Bee Hive sleeping up to 4 guests

    The Bee Hive has a balcony that overlooks the stunning, well kept garden and it is also near to Lyme Regis beach.
    Ground Floor:
    Dining room: With beams and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and wooden floor.
    Utility/games room: With washing machine, table tennis and dartboard.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Living room: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, double sofa bed, wooden floor and balcony.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, and heated towel rail.
    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Doggy extras. Large lawned garden with garden furniture. 1½-acre grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
    As you enter through the electric gates and into the beautifully kept grounds, The Bee Hive is nestled in the corner and awaiting your arrival. When you walk through the door, you will feel instantly relaxed with the comfortable furnishings and the statement lighting. The balcony is an amazing feature of the property, and it’s the perfect spot for your morning coffee or evening tipple, as it overlooks the garden. Your dogs are thought of here too, with an enclosed area to the rear, plus dog beds and treats, so your pooches will feel as pampered as their owners.
    The town of Chard is just 2 miles away if you need to stock up on your essentials. The beautiful gardens at Cricket St Thomas are just a 2½ miles away, while the beaches of West Bay (famous for the TV show Broadchurch) and Lyme Regis are reached within 30 minutes by car. Visit the beautiful stately home Forde Abbey, which is just 2 miles away! The larger towns of Taunton and Yeovil are within a 25-minute drive. Beach 11¾ miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub 1¼ miles and restaurant 3 miles.

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    Fuel and Power Included
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Games Room
    Pets – no charge
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Washing Machine
    Pet Friendly
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    Parking - On Site
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    18 Customer Reviews

    David – 18 Oct 2020
    "Lovely little house, very cozy with nice balcony overlooking the garden. Perfect for the dog.Plenty to see and do locally as well.Owners are very friendly and helpful. Recommended"
    Charles – 11 Oct 2020
    "You cannot improve on perfection"
    Rachel – 26 Sep 2020
    "Simply charming! The cottage, the location and the hosts. We’re big fans of this area being so close to the beach. And we were looking for somewhere with big garden for our two dogs to be able to play in. One is anxious so we wanted quiet too. The cottage was PERFECT. Set in a beautiful 1.5 acres. Safe for dogs. Cottage perfectly catered for dogs with beds, bowls, blankets and even dog tags. The games room was brill. Play ping pong and darts while listening to juke box. And I’ve not even mentioned the hosts yet. What a lovely welcome. Very respectful of our nervous dog but by the time we left she was part of their family! They both even got new bandanas from the lovely Carol. Perfect playtime with their lovely daughter and we were treated to our own open mike night from Rob. Don’t think about this it. Peaceful but easy access to pubs and restaurants nearby. We’ll be booking again soon. Our two dogs can’t wait and neither can we."
    John – 15 Sep 2020
    "Out of all the cottage holidays I have had over the years, this has been my favourite. The Beehive is a lovely place set in beautiful, peaceful grounds. The owners Rob and Caz are lovely, friendly guys and make you feel very welcome. I would highly recommend this place to anyone."
    Paul – 2 Sep 2020
    "Overall really nice place, great family running it, nothing too much trouble. Clean and Covid secure."
    Nicola – 23 Aug 2020
    "The setting of the Bee Hive is beautiful, however it is a few metres from a 60mph road which is very busy. We didn’t have one good nights sleep. The mattress is ok, and the sofa bed is average at best. The bedroom could do with a dressing table and mirror for get ready and do hair and make up. There is nowhere to walk to for essentials, we walked quite a way and found nothing. Forde Abbey is within walking distance and it is a good base to visit Lyme Regis and Durdle Door. Had we known it was so near to a main road we wouldn’t have booked. The games room was a reason for booking, however due to COVID-19 this was out of use. We would have brought our own bats if we’d been told in advance."
    Nicky – 16 Jul 2020
    "A lovely relaxing few days in this beautiful cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage and garden were both immaculate."
    Teresa – 15 Jan 2020
    "Great location. Very warm welcome from owners including delicious slices of Christmas cake."
    Shelly – 28 Dec 2019
    "We stayed here for Christmas week and had an amazing time. It was just what we needed. The owners were very helpful and the accommodation was very clean. The bed was amazingly comfortable. The only thing that we would change is to put a dressing table in the bedroom so you can do your hair in front of a mirror but apart from that it was perfect in every way."
    Ellie – 1 Nov 2019
    "We loved our stay at the Bee Hive. Beautiful decor and surroundings and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners. They had thought of everything which is great when you are staying for a few days."
    Confirmed purchaser – 25 Oct 2019
    "Everything, absolutely perfect and such wonderful ownersNo"
    Kevin – 25 Oct 2019
    "Exceptionally clean and tidy and with lovely decor. Owners are very helpful. Nice balcony looking across wooded garden.Nothing"
    Kate – 14 Oct 2019
    "Very warm welcome from the owners to an immaculate cottage in a peaceful location. Dog friendly too, would definitely recommend."
    Lindsay – 20 Sep 2019
    "A lovely spacious cottage with great facilities - we really loved sitting on the balcony overlooking the garden watching the birds on the feeder. Everything was very clean, the kitchen is well equipped and the games room is an added bonus.Carol and Rob are great hosts, very friendly and helpful. And Carol is a great baker!The Beehive is very convenient for Lyme Regis and the coast, and Forde Abbey is a great afternoon out. We were unable to bring our dog this time, but he would definitely have enjoyed it - there are plenty of great walks, and Carol provides a dog bed, biscuits, and even a dog tag with her phone number - a great idea!We will definitely book again when we return to the area."
    Kelly – 31 Aug 2019
    "Omg this place was absolutely amazing! It was home from home and more. Anything you need is there. It is very comfortable and relaxing. Most places eg town/ supermarket are a 5/10 minutes drive away and the beach is approximately 15 mins away. The Beehive is a perfect comfortable base. If you have dogs they have beds, treats, dishes, poo bags .... Everything! We had lots of lovely days out and nights in, we wouldn't hesitate recommending the Beehive to anyone, we will certainly be booking it again."
    Claire – 29 Aug 2019
    "We had a wonderful long weekend in the tranquility of the bee hive with our 5 month old puppy, Cleo. Location is very close to a wealth of doggy friendly attractions and great walks.The cottage and its surrounding garden was super clean and welcoming with some very thoughtful touches such as throws, dog beds, crate and treats. The owners are just across the drive and are very friendly and hospitable. They also are very animal friendly, which was appreciated, as this was our first attempt at a holiday with a pup in training (once she had confidence in her new surroundings, she was keen to explore their garden as well.....)We would definitely consider coming back again, it’s a charming getaway with everything you need to relax and unwind. Highly recommended!"
    Karen – 21 Aug 2019
    Gemma – 10 Aug 2019
    "The bee hive was a lovely place. Very clean and had everything you needed for a family holiday. The Owners onsite could not do enough for you. It was pet friendly but you are expected to crate your pets when left at the bee hive. This is ok if your pets are used to being created. The secure area at the back of the lodge for dogs is not secure and you could not leave your dog in here unless it was tethered. Which we did do but our dog was not really happy as he could hear people but could not see anyone which made him a little unsettled. Also the children of the owners likes to keep looking at the dog where he was tethered which kind of teased him. We ended tethering to a tree when we was at the lodge so he could see what was going on around him. The family were very friendly but i would not recommend this property if you have dogs that do not like children as the family have the children. That being said this family done everything they could to make our stay very comfortable and enjoyable What would make this property better would be a fence all around it so that you could let your dogs out and know they could not run off"
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