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4 Shortmoor

Beaminster, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming holiday home retaining plenty of original features
  • Just outside the delightful town of Beaminster
  • Within easy reach of Bridport
  • This is an ideal country retreat in beautiful surroundings
  • Visit Yeovil, Cerne Abbas and Lyme Regis
  • Perfect for enjoying coastal and rural walks
Property code: DC005

This is an idyllic country cottage situated close to a quiet and picturesque town and is perfect for a family seeking a quiet retreat within a few miles of the glorious Dorset coastline.

The cottage is situated just half a mile from the picturesque town of Beaminster, where you will find a variety of fantastic places to eat and drink. Nearby attractions include the Beaminster Museum, Pilsdon Pen (6 miles), Lewesdon Hill (4 miles) and the Jacobean Mapperton House and Gardens (2.5 miles). Heading towards the coast you can explore the bustling market town of Bridport (6.5 miles). Dorset’s Jurassic Coast has miles of glorious beaches, with West Bay (8 miles), Charmouth Beach (11.5 miles) and Chesil Beach (21 miles) all easily accessible. Enjoying a fantastic location in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottage is ideal for visiting Yeovil, Cerne Abbas and Lyme Regis (all within 15 miles).

Approached via a flagstone path and a couple of steps, this beautiful detached stone cottage retains plenty of original features including exposed ceiling beams and a feature fireplace in the welcoming lounge/diner. The spacious and tastefully furnished lounge also features a wood burner and plenty of comfortable seating allowing you to snuggle up with a movie on the TV/DVD, listen to music via the iPod dock or read a good book. There’s a delightful dining area, perfect for an evening meal. Moving into the kitchen, there’s another dining area, ideal for a snack or breakfast. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The dryer is housed in the shed. Exploring the ground floor further, there’s also a delightful conservatory looking out towards the garden. Heading up the winding staircase you will find three bright and cosy bedrooms. There’s a double room, one twin room and a single room. There is also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. Please note there are some low doorways.

Outside, and reached via some steps, you will find a charming back garden with a lawn, trees, shrubs, terrace and outdoor furniture, making this an ideal spot to sit back and relax with a BBQ or a drink in the evening. A stream bed runs beside the house – it is almost dry during summer but parents should take care with young children. A footpath leads to two more houses and then into the farmland.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Dishwasher, oven, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Conservatory
  • Night storage heating (except in single room)
  • Electricity included
  • Dryer in shed
  • Garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Parking on lane for 2 cars, additional parking available in nearby car parks (charges may apply)
  • Regret no dogs
  • Shop and pub within 800 metres
  • 2 steps lead up to the front door
  • Please note there is a stream beside the house – parents should take care with young children


This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by C Chapman 28th April 2019

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely homely cottage. The location is great, so close to the amenities of Beaminster and with country walks straight from the cottage with the added bonus of being just a short drive from the coast. The additional touches, including home baked Easter biscuits and hot crossed buns, were so thoughtful and much apprRead moreeciated. Hide

Reviewed by Mr J Prattley 5th October 2018

Comfortable, well equipped cottage in the attractive village of Beaminster.

Reviewed by Mr C Bolt 6th September 2018

The cottage is a beautiful timber framed house and has bags of character. It is a little bit worn in places, but this is part of its appeal to us. It is decently equipped. I really love staying here.

Reviewed by Mrs J Lilley 31st August 2018

A wonderful cosy stone cottage with a friendly traditional ambience . Situated in a beautiful location on a single track country lane but only a pleasant walk or 2 minute drive to Beaminster old town square with its array of pubs restaurants and an assortment of shops, Tea Rooms ,craft and antiques and museum.The cottage itself was without faultRead more and very cosy especially with the log burning fire . More facilities than you could wish for including dishwasher washing machine and dryer. An abundance of cookware, crockery and utensils ,really everything you could need. The bedrooms were spacious and tastefully decorated and very comfortable beds. Lovely bathroom as well. Really can't find fault with this beautiful cottage.My family and I enjoyed an amazing relaxing break to celebrate my 60th Birthday with family who live in and around Beaminster. Was quite sad to leave it behind. Will certainly return and can't thank the owners and housekeeper enough. Thoroughly recommend for a quiet relaxing stay. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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