Lilac Lea

Located in Bere Regis, Dorset

Lilac Lea is a ground floor cottage in Lanes End, near Bere Regis in Dorset and can sleep up to three people in one bedroom and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Lilac Lea is an inviting bungalow in Lanes End, near Bere Regis in Dorset. The property has one king-size bedroom with a pull out bed available, sleeping up to three guests in total. There is a bathroom, kitchen, living/dining area and small patio area outside with furniture. Lilac Lea is a charming choice for a couple or small family wanting to explore the beauty of rural Dorset.

Property Details

Lilac Lea is a charming bungalow, conveniently adjoined to the owner's home, close to the village of Bere Regis in Dorset. This property is in a lovely, quiet location and is ideal for a couple or small family looking to explore rural Dorset and bask in the many adventurous days out available from the doorstep of the property. The gravelled driveway offers off-road parking and features a small paved area with outdoor furniture, perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the best of Dorset's weather.

Taking one step up into the property, the small hallway leads into the living/dining area, complete with a dining table and seating for three, as well as a sofa, TV and wood-burning stove, perfect for kicking back and relaxing after a day of exploring. The kitchen features sleek white units with lovely wooden worktops and has a light and airy feel, equipped with many appliances and amenities that you will require during your self-catered stay, including a kettle, toaster, microwave and washing machine, should you wish to use it. The king-size master bedroom is spacious and has plenty of storage space, with a wardrobe and bedside tables available, there is also a CD player/radio you can make use of and a cot or pull out are also available upon request, should you have an additional guest or be travelling with an infant. The white bathroom is spacious and has a bath with a shower over, so you can take your pick of how you want to begin each day of your holiday.

Bere Regis is just over a mile from the cottage and is a quiet but charming place to visit, with a few pubs and a village shop to browse. The historic town of Wareham is slightly further afield, sitting along the River Frome, which provides a lovely backdrop to a day out here, you'll find a good selection of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants and galleries. Pay a visit to Monkey World, an ape rescue centre with more than 250 rescued animals, plus the delightful Wareham Forest offers plenty of picturesque strolls and see if you can spot some of the amazing wildlife that inhabits the area, including deer and lizards. Also, take a trip to the tank museum with a number of tank fest weekends. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are 10 miles from the property with their glorious beaches and the opportunity to walk the incredible Jurassic Coast. However you choose to spend your holiday, there are plenty of opportunities available from your doorstep with a stay at Lilac Lea.


  • Electric heating
  • Woodburning stove with a starter pack of fuel
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine
  • TV, Radio/CD player, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • A cot is available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1½ miles
  • Note: Property can sleep up to three guests, with a folding bed available on request
  • Note: While this property is all-ground-floor level, there is one step into the property


Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

Bere Regis

Bere Regis is a small, pretty village in Dorset. If peace and tranquillity are on the agenda, you have found it. Bere Regis was made famous by Thomas Hardy in his classic story ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles". The village has a shop, post office and two pubs. It is very picturesque with thatched cottages and Bere Regis Church takes centre stage.

There are plenty of cycle and walking trails to discover, in fact, explore Wareham Forest by foot or bike, either way, the paths are smooth and easy. Dogs can join you on this adventure too. Staying around the village then both the Lawrence Ride and Purbeck Ride cycle routes pass through the nearby villages of Briantspuddle and Turnerspuddle and then skirt the southern edge of Bere Regis. The Jubilee Trail walking route passes through Bere Regis towards Moreton village.

The beautiful Athelhampton House is a short drive away on the edge of Puddletown village. Explore the Tudor house and extensive gardens, relax in the cafe for cream tea or dinner. Monkey World, in Wareham, is an all-year-round attraction. Although a very popular tourist attraction, Monkey World does serious work and helps governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. There are over 230 primates at Monkey World of including the home of Europe's only Orang-utan creche. Visit the Tank Museum in Bovington, experience driving a tank or watch the amazing re-enactment of a battle, complete with explosions.

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