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Beaminster is a charming rural town in West Dorset; a bustling traditional market town, it sits at the head of the valley of the River Britt, a picturesque conservation area full of wonderful wildlife and countryside.

The town itself is a look back in time, with over 200 listed buildings in the area. This quintessential English country town has a prosperous market that draws a big crowd of both locals and visitors alike. Packed with great places to eat, often selling local produce, and a wealth of country pubs, the town is very friendly and perfect for a no hassle country break.

There are a number of excellent outdoor activities to suit all sorts, from groups of friends to families or couples. Nearby stables offer horse riding and there is even a llama farm or donkey rides if you fancy trying something different. The nearby Water Meadow Fishery offers coarse fishing and there is a rowing club that has a range of activities for visitors to enjoy.

The Britt Valley is a conservation area and is popular for walkers and hikers, offering wonderful views across the countryside and with options to suit both casual strollers and serious ramblers alike. Nearby Mapperton House, a grand, stately home that sits in immaculate gardens in one of the most beautiful areas of the valley, is well worth a visit. Why not make a long weekend of it and stay in one of the many cosy cottages in Beaminster.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

"Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast"

Lancombe Country Cottages are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Dorset, close to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including the Chesil Beach. The six holiday cottages converted from old barns are set around an attractive courtyard, now a communal lawned area, are all well finished and equipped and provide a relaxing retreat after a day out sightseeing.
All are named after local rivers, offer comfortable accommodation and can be booked individually or together, depending on party numbers. Unwind in the 3 acres of grounds, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool (open every day), perhaps enjoy a sauna, or on a fine day, chill out with a barbecue in a pleasant setting overlooking beautiful Dorset countryside.
Within easy driving distance visitors can explore the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast, from Weymouth to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its harbour and famous Cobb. Enjoy the many little seaside resorts, spectacular scenic coastal walks, fishing, swimming, fossil hunting and attractions such as Abbotsbury Swannery (where the swans may be fed) and Sub-Tropical Gardens, and Bennetts Water Gardens.
There are many historic houses and gardens to visit including Athelhampon House and Gardens, and Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, as well as family attractions such as Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Monkey World at Wareham and the Sea Life Centre at Weymouth.
The bustling market and county town of Dorchester, 8 miles, with its 18th-century houses, shops, restaurants and market is worth a visit, as is Weymouth with its Georgian seafront, Blue Flag sandy beach and traditional seaside entertainment. Inland there is the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne. Enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding and go-karting locally. Convenience store on site. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Open-plan beamed living/dining room and kitchen area with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Travel cot
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers
  • Internet connection
  • Small patio with furniture
  • Large shared lawned area
  • Shared 3-acre woodland grounds
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (22ft x 10ft, depth 3ft to 5ft) with sauna, shower and changing facilities, open 8.30am to 8.30pm Easter-October and 9am to 7.30pm other dates
  • Shared spa room with massage and beauty treatments
  • Shared Games room with DVD and book library, games, air hockey table and Subbuteo football game
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • No smoking

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£236-£837
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Hideaway Cottage Ref: DCCO

A superb country holiday location between Broadwindsor and Beaminster, in glorious west Dorset and only a short drive to the famous scenic World Heritage Jurassic coastal resorts of West Bay and Lyme Regis, this detached house offers excellent holiday accommodation for up to two families. This spacious holiday home for eight, with four en-suite bedrooms, living room with wood-burning stove and large well-equipped kitchen with Aga and French doors to a decked patio, has a large garden to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Nearby, visit the quaint market town of Beaminster, Mapperton Gardens and Broadwindsor Craft Centre with its crafts, cream teas and restaurant. Within easy driving, there is a wide variety of sand and pebble beaches including Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Eype and West Bay, all with a range of attractions. Lyme Regis, famous for the setting of The French Lieutenant’s Woman with its picturesque harbour, Cobb and beach is a must, and offers a host of outdoor activities ranging from coastal walking, boating, sailing, fishing, fossil hunting and golf. The market town of Bridport is 5 miles, with two markets per week and an antique market held on a Saturday. Alternatively, visit some of the other many attractions in this beautiful part of Dorset, such as Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens or the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach, several RSPB sanctuaries, Time Walk, Sea Life Centre and Deep Sea Adventure. The cathedral city of Exeter, Dorchester and Poole are all worth a trip. Beach 6 miles, Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Large living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and tiled floor. Large dining room with tiled floor. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops, Aga (for cooking), French doors and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, double shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric underfloor central heating (downstairs), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Electric double Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, lawned garden with decked patio and furnitiure
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 1 step from French doors to patio

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£701-£1910
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Set in the rolling countryside of West Dorset, each property has views of the surrounding countryside. Located in a rural lane just outside the village of Mosterton, just 13 miles from the Jurassic World Heritage Coast and near the south Somerset border, these two holiday properties are in an excellent location to explore the huge variety of attractions in this popular region. Attached to the owner’s home in a peaceful setting are North Lodge (ref 30044), a self-contained two-storey wing, and South Lodge (ref 30043), an end-terrace ground floor holiday apartment, which can be booked together or individually. In lovely countryside and adjacent to the owner’s cattery (guests can lodge their cat by arrangement), guests can take in the Dorset countryside with great walking, cycling, golf and fishing. Within easy driving distance, the whole of the Jurassic Coast beckons and will give many pleasurable days out exploring Lyme Regis with its quaint shops, famous Cobb, beach and wonderful atmosphere. Also, visit West Bay, the scene of the TV series ‘Broadchurch’ and on to Weymouth and Portland. There are family attractions, including the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum which the children will love, the Haynes Motor Museum, Forde Abbey and Gardens and much more. Beach 13 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Small, lawned garden with sitting out area and furniture.

Both properties: Wood pellet central heating included (£20per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£253-£654
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Meadow Cottage Ref: E1793

This charming cottage is one of a row set on the edge of a village with its own fenced garden and secluded meadow. It offers an ideal base for exploring the beautiful West Country with historic houses, lovely gardens, Abbotsbury’s Swannery and the World Heritage ‘Jurassic’ coast all easily accessible. A shingle beach with an excellent NT cafe can be found at Burton Bradstock, 6.5 miles, and sandy West Bay beach is 7 miles. Charmouth, 8 miles, has a sandy beach and a fossil hunting centre. Lyme Regis is 12 miles. Shop 400 yards, excellent pub serving food 300 yards. Craft centre with restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single (2ft 6in). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD/CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. 1.5-acre part wooded meadow. BBQ. Garage. Children’s sand pit. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£392-£950
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Bordering both Devon and Somerset, this delightful cottage sits on a non working farm with stunning views across the west Dorset landscape. With the Wessex Ridgeway passing the door, it is a paradise for walkers whilst fishermen can enjoy the owners’ private lake. The picturesque medieval port of Lyme Regis lies just 11 miles to the south and Montacute House, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton and the Cerne Abbas Giant are among the attractions within easy reach as are the historic market town of Dorchester and the many seaside charms of Weymouth. Shop/PO 0.5 miles, pub serving food 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen area. Narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Elec woodburner in living room inc. Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Shared payphone. Decked area and furniture. Access to farmland. Parking. Fishing foc. No smoking. NB: Lake in farmland.

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£446-£446
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Church House Ref: DXN

Nestling in a conservation area in the heart of the picturesque village of Stoke Abbott, one of West Dorset’s hidden treasures and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is this stone, corner cottage, formerly The Old Meeting Room. Church House, set along a quiet village road, has been renovated and is well presented, offering an excellent holiday base to enjoy some lovely walks and superb Dorset countryside. Visit the Jurassic Coast (6 miles) and seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Charmouth and West Bay, for stunning scenery, fishing, boating and many other attractions within easy driving. Shop 1½ miles, pub 400 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with slate floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small gravelled garden area with furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£237-£733
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


Situated on the edge of Broadwindsor on a small beef and sheep farm, this converted barn has been finished and decorated a very good standard and offers cosy, well-equipped, spacious holiday accommodation to give a real ‘home from home’ feel. There is a fishing lake for visitors to enjoy and a picnic can be enjoyed anywhere on the farm. The property is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore this beautiful part of West Dorset. Footpaths lead from the doorstep across the farm to the Iron Age hill fort of Waddon Hill and the surrounding countryside. The historic town of Beaminster (Thomas Hardy’s ‘Emminster’) is 3 miles, and both West Bay and Bridport, the setting for the hit TV series Broadchurch, are approximately 8 miles. The World Heritage Jurassic coastline incorporating the tropical micro climate of the Abbotsbury gardens and swannery, the spectacular Chesil beach, the fossil hunter’s paradise of the seaside towns of Charmouth and Lyme Regis, are all just 15 miles away. Shop 2½ miles, village pub ¼ mile.Situated on the edge of Broadwindsor on a small beef and sheep farm, these converted barns have been finished and decorated to the highest standards and offer cosy, well-equipped, spacious holiday accommodation to give a real ‘home from home’ feel. There is a fishing lake for visitors to enjoy and a picnic can be enjoyed anywhere on the farm. The properties are ideal for those wishing to relax and explore this beautiful part of West Dorset. Footpaths lead from the doorstep across the farm to the Iron Age hill fort of Waddon Hill and the surrounding countryside. The historic town of Beaminster (Thomas Hardy’s ‘Emminster’) is 3 miles and both West Bay and Bridport are approximately 8 miles. The World Heritage Jurassic coastline incorporating the tropical micro climate of the Abbotsbury gardens and swannery, the spectacular Chesil beach, the fossil hunter’s paradise of the seaside towns of Charmouth and Lyme Regis, are all just 15 miles away. Shop 2½ miles, village pub ¼ mile.

Living room with French doors to courtyard. Large, modern fitted kitchen/dining room with Belfast sink and slate floor. Double bedroom with antique furniture. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. High spacious ceilings, and country views from most rooms.

  • Full electricity rads central heating included (October-April £30per week)
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot by arrangement
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small enclosed courtyard with patio furniture
  • Shared natural grounds with picnic areas
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Large fishing lake in grounds

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Nantucket House Ref: 25323


Set in Misterton, on the Somerset/Dorset border, this well presented detached holiday home is excellent for exploring this delightful area. Within easy driving distance is the Jurassic Coast, West Bay is approximately 13 miles, also known as Broadchurch in the famous TV series. Lyme Regis with its harbour, cob and beach for fossil hunting, boating, fishing and scenic coastal walking. Explore Weymouth with its sandy beaches and Portland which held the 2012 Olympic sailing. Abbotsbury is famous for its swannery, sub tropical gardens and children’s farm.
Visit Forde Abbey and Gardens, Mapperton Gardens, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Longleat House and Safari Park, or enjoy the pubs, scenic walking at the Liberty and Parrett trails, cycling and golf in this lovely area. Nantucket House has the perfect location for exploring Somerset, Dorset and Devon. There is really so much to do! If you like exploring for local food and drink, be sure to search out Somerset Scrumpy Cider, Somerset Apple Brandy, and Cedric’s ’Taste of the West’ award winning Somerset Cider and Apple Cake. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Both with parquet floor. Kitchen. Utility/play room. Separate toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room (no toilet), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 10 central heating included (£20per week September-May). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Piano. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£220-£672
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Barn Close Annexe Ref: W40800

Excellent base for Dorset resorts

In the small country town of Beaminster, South Dorset, and within easy driving of the popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis and Bridport, this spacious self-contained single-storey wing of the owner’s home which is situated on their small holding benefits from a large living room and conservatory making an excellent holiday home to enjoy this unspoilt area. On your doorstep the stunning heritage coast, with superb walking, is a must, and great days out can be had visiting Abbotsbury Swannery, Lulworth Cove and the harbour and Cobb at Lyme. Within a short drive is Broadwindsor Craft Centre for crafts and afternoon tea. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory with patio door. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating included (£20per week October-March). Electricity included. Bed linen and towel hire. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Portable gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£185-£531
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Togg’s Cottage Ref: 29300

This beautiful, semi-detached holiday cottage, set on a working farm, is a short drive from the Jurassic Coast and lies on the A37, with the seaside town of Weymouth and West Bay nearby. Swanage and Lulworth Cove are about 45 minutes away. Dorchester has gardens and many sites of Roman and historical interest, Monkey World, Hardy’s birthplace and the Tank Museum are all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Dining room with limestone floor/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre grounds. Summerhouse. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 16 years due to ponds, working farm and busy road. NB: 4 ponds and open-sided footbridges in grounds.

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£189-£629
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Wey Lodge Ref: 25872

Lancombe Lodges are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an AONB in West Dorset and near the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including Chesil Beach. These wooden lodges offer an idyllic retreat amongst a breathtaking landscape of rolling countryside, a perfect base for exploring. Each lodge has its own decked patio where you can chill out after a day out, or relax in the three acres of grounds, enjoy a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool or an invigorating sauna. There is also a shared spa room which offers massage and beauty treatments. There are many country walks nearby with natural trails such as the Wessex Ridgeway. For scenic coastal walks, the spectacular Jurassic Coast with stunning views over Lyme Bay is a must. Explore the seaside resorts of Weymouth, West Bay, Charmouth and on to Lyme Regis, taking in some fossil hunting, swimming and boating. Enjoy historic houses such as Athelhampton House and Gardens, Mapperton House and Gardens and Forde Abbey and Gardens, and family attractions at Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Bovington Tank Museum and Sea Life Centre at Weymouth. Within an easy drive is the county town of Dorchester with shops and restaurants, or further afield the historic town of Sherborne with abbey, the market town of Bridport, Swannage and Poole, or enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding or go-karting. Convenience store on-site. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared utility on site with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Decked patio and furniture. 3-acres of shared woodland. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (6.75m x 3.65m, depth 1-1.5m) open 8.30am - 8.30pm April-October, 9am - 7.30pm November-March. Shared sauna. Shared spa room. Shared games room with DVDs and small library, book library, air hockey and table-top football table. No smoking.

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£225-£868
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Ideally located to enjoy the best of West Dorset, 6 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and within easy walking of Beaminster town centre, this cosy semi-detached holiday cottage is well-presented with an inglenook fireplace. It offers an excellent base to explore this popular region. There are many attractions to visit nearby such as Abbotsbury Swannery, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Yeovilton Air Museum, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Lyme Regis, 12 miles, and West Bay on the Jurassic Coast. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with tiled floor. Galley-style kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£264-£761
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