Guide to your Cottage
Telephone : nearest public phones @ Horton Inn.
Vodafone reception best – Horton Tower is a mast!!
Departure time is 10.00 am. We would be very grateful if you would adhere to this time as this allows us time to prepare the cottage for the next guests.
Clean Bed Linen and Towels
Please strip your beds & put dirty linen & towels in bath upstairs.
Please do not take your towels to the beach.
Open wood fire
This should light fairly easily. Use the “jenga” style fire lighters & you shouldn’t need other kindling. Occasionally due to wind direction, the fire may smoke. We would suggest that you build it towards the back of the hearth & get it going well to draw. However, sometimes if the wind is adverse, I’m afraid there will be little that can be done to stop it. We do have the chimney regularly swept.
The first basket of logs is free, additional baskets can be bought for £5 from the owner.
This is on a timer coming on 3 times a day. Please ask if you have other requirements.
There is an oil filled electric radiator which can be plugged in for extra heat.
This is on a timer coming on 3 times a day
There is a recycling bin provided for tins & plastics & a crate for glass bottles. The bins are situated in the gulley in the parking area.
Rubbish alternates with recycling & bottles on a wednesday morning. Please make sure it is tied up in bags in the bins & the owner will put it out.
Fire Extinguishers and Blankets
Kitchen – fire blanket & dry powder fire extinguisher.
Sitting room– a water extinguisher
Smoke alarms are fitted in sitting room & on landing.
These should come on automatically. There is a torch in the cupboard by the kitchen door & one in lobby outside downstairs shower room.
Situation of Stop-cocks
Under the sink in the kitchen.
This is located in cupboard by front door. If the fuse blows unplug an electrical instalment & reset the trip switch. Please inform owner at next convenient time.
Please park on hard standing outside cottage. Maximum 3 cars. Please avoid blocking our neighbours cars. You will appreciate that space is limited for cars & if you do bring more than 3 please discuss with us options for parking elsewhere.
One well behaved dog is welcome. Please keep your pet under control and clear up after them. Pets are not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture. Please do not leave your pet in the cottage unsupervised as this can result in considerable damage to the property and distress to the pet.
– Delightful ancient bluebell wood within 5 minutes.
– Dog walks from cottage-please see map on wall & OS maps in cottage.
– View of Horton Tower -ancient 18th C folly, & now an award winning collaboration with Vodafone as a phone mast. Featured in the film “Far from the Madding Crowd” where there was a cock fight at the base.
Please go to https://www.visit-dorset.com/downloads/2010_Disability_Guide.pdf