AN 'EXTREMELY picturesque' home and holiday cottage complex has gone on the market for £2.5 million.

Berehayes Holidays Cottages in Whitchurch Canonicorum comprises a thatched farmhouse, eight holiday letting cottages, an indoor pool and spa.

It has been described by commercial property agents Carter Jonas as a 'premier holiday cottage complex providing a highly profitable business'.

Set in 2.42 acres of land, the established business and period home is two miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The complex includes a 16th Century Grade II listed thatched 4/5 bedroom farmhouse alongside the eight holiday letting colleges that have all been rated 4* by the AA. Turnover (excluding VAT) in the eight months to October 31 2021 was £313,949, providing a net profit of £261,492

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Stephen Richards, Head of Carter Jonas Leisure said: “Berehayes Holiday Cottages provides an established lifestyle business with a limited season from only eight months of the year with further business potential including adding more glamping units if required.

"The property is extremely picturesque and we have already received strong interest from purchasers outside of the area looking to invest in a self-catering business of this type."

He added: “The location on this part of the West Dorset coastline makes it easily accessible for guests from London and the Home Counties. The impressive financials have attracted investors through to individuals looking to invest within this growth market. Some purchasers are looking to rent the farmhouse out to maximise their returns when others are looking for more of a lifestyle opportunity to live on site and employ a manager to carry out the day-today maintenance and changeovers.”

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Berehayes has been established as a holiday cottage complex since 1987.

Taunton-based Carter Jonas specialises in the sale of leisure property such as holiday cottage complexes, lodge parks, campsites, glamping businesses, self-catering accommodation and caravan sites.

The firm's current listing of holiday letting businesses including Berehayes Farm can be viewed online at