Baker's Arms Holiday Cottages
South Perrott, Dorset

This is an owners own site, run by Richard and Mary Torrens.
The www site (and holiday cottages) are not yet open but you are welcome to watch it under construction. Feel free to contact us.
Here I will add details of the property and its history as I discover more. Watch this space!

Bakers Arms dates back to 1680 when it was a single cottage. It was later extended and made into a pub, which was open until the late 1950s when it was converted into a private house.

At the rear of the main house is a sunny courtyard. At the east side of this is a row of 3 small cottages. One has been converted and used as a holiday let - Wistaria cottage, which will be open for business as soon as we take posession. The second is near fully converted and was used as an office - jasmine cottage, which will be open as soon as conversion is complete.

To the north stretch the gardens nearly 300 metres back from the road, arranged in a series og rooms. The gardens require a lot of maintenance but are accessible for walking and exploring. Access is via a lawned path or via the ruins of an old skittle alley. Beyond is a private lawn for visitors. Than an area with the river Parrett bordering on the west side. Half way down the garden is a bridge where the river crosses the garden and borders the property on the east side. Cross a bridge to an open area with a small orchard and a spring then at the north end the garden is a lawned, wooded area with an intermittent spring and some splendid trees. This area appears to once have been a quarry for inferior oolite stone - essentialy Portland stone, from which is built the house.

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