The Rafters has recently been fully rebuilt to the highest standard with no expense spared to create a truly unique home away from home. When designing the house, all of the various possible needs of our future guests were considered and incorporated; creating an inviting space that offered a balance of traditional and modern. The Rafters became a coastal retreat that was consistent with the heritage of the local area but was also equipped with all state-of-the-art amenities and a luxury finish. All 10 en-suite bedrooms have superking beds, built-in wardrobes and a walk-in shower area with two of the en-suites also having a freestanding bathtub. The entire house and detached garage boast underfloor heating; with each bedroom and bathroom having individual temperature controls to suit anyone and everyone’s preferences.
The communal areas can easily accommodate at least 20 guests. The entire ground floor is a very airy, open plan design. The beautiful views of the Jurassic Coast can be enjoyed from anywhere in the room; from dining room to copper-topped bar to living room and open log fire.
If you choose to remain indoors for the day, the options for the ground floor are endless. Relax in the snug with your feet up and take in the glorious views from the bay window; or cosy up by the real log fire to read a book of your choice from the second floor library; or just socialise in the lounge in one of the super comfy couches. Make sure to take a seat at the bar and enjoy a few cocktails whilst you wait for dinner to be prepared. Whether you hire in a private chef or brave the cooking yourself, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the well-equipped chef-style kitchen. It has a double electric hob, two ovens, a grill/microwave, two large dishwashers, two American-sized refrigerators, two sinks, two freezer drawers, ample storage and every cooking tool you would need to rustle up a delicious gourmet meal for twenty people.
Outside there are two large terraces overlooking the manicured meadow and Lulworth Cove. The upper terrace can host all guests in the sunshine and with plenty of seating and shade. Behind the house is a large gas barbecue with the propane tanks provided if you prefer to grill your outdoor feast. The lower terrace that leads out from the indoor pool is perfect for private sun lounging. The entire property is enclosed with privacy fencing, making the house a secluded hideaway. The back garden is the perfect spot to host a wedding with a marquee that fits up to 120 guests. Play bocce ball, football or let the kids just run around in nature.
Should the weather not be on your side, the property could easily keep you entertained. The Rafters has a fully equipped cinema room with Blu-Ray, Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon TV and smart TV. All you need to do is enter your account and password and you are set. If you do not have any accounts for these services, you have the option of Freeview TV. There is a games room in the 'garage' that that has a ping-pong table, card table, dartboard, large TV, music speakers, board games and jigsaw puzzles. Also, if interested, it is even large enough to host a Yoga or Pilates class.
Care for a swim? Anytime of year? The indoor saline pool is done to perfection; heated and big enough to host a rather large group with a paddling area for the young ones if the adults just want to watch and relax. The house is perfect for large families, multiple families, corporate events, yoga groups, memorable celebrations or any other excuse you need to treat yourself to a coastal luxury getaway with 5 star amenities and an idyllic coast at your fingertips.