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Looking towards the charming cottage
Snuggle up beside the cosy wood burner
Watch your favourite programmes on the Smart TV
Step into the inviting lounge
Spacious lounge with flagstone floor
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Charming kitchen
Plenty of room to dine
Light floods into the kitchen/dining room
French doors lead out to the enclosed garden
Head upstairs to the bedroom
Light and airy bedroom with a TV/DVD
Delightful king-size bedroom
Contemporary bathroom on the first floor
Bathroom with shower over the bath
Step outside to the garden
Ideal spot for al fresco drinks and meals
Relax in the garden
Lawn area
Take a trip to the beach at West Bay
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour West Bay
1 / 21  Looking towards the charming cottage
2 / 21  Snuggle up beside the cosy wood burner
3 / 21  Watch your favourite programmes on the Smart TV
4 / 21  Step into the inviting lounge
5 / 21  Spacious lounge with flagstone floor
6 / 21  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
7 / 21  Charming kitchen
8 / 21  Plenty of room to dine
9 / 21  Light floods into the kitchen/dining room
10 / 21  French doors lead out to the enclosed garden
11 / 21  Head upstairs to the bedroom
12 / 21  Light and airy bedroom with a TV/DVD
13 / 21  Delightful king-size bedroom
14 / 21  Contemporary bathroom on the first floor
15 / 21  Bathroom with shower over the bath
16 / 21  Step outside to the garden
17 / 21  Ideal spot for al fresco drinks and meals
18 / 21  Relax in the garden
19 / 21  Lawn area
20 / 21  Take a trip to the beach at West Bay
21 / 21  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour West Bay

Bell Cottage - Beaminster

Beaminster, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Couples can retreat to this charming character cottage with a pretty south-west facing walled garden
  • There are an abundance of walks and cycle routes to explore in the area
  • Located in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Jurassic Coast just a short drive away
Property code: DC207

Full of character and charm, this quaint and cosy cottage is the perfect bolthole for a romantic retreat. Explore the nearby markets and visit the historic seaside resort of West Bay on the Jurassic Coast.

Located just 200 metres from a bustling market square, this lovely character-filled cottage makes a romantic holiday getaway for two. The property is set in a row of Grade II listed stone cottages in the picturesque town of Beaminster and is perfectly situated for exploring the stunning Dorset countryside. Ideal for heading to the spectacular Jurassic Coast (8 miles), this lovely cottage is a great hideaway for a couple looking for a peaceful spot in the country.

On entering this pretty hideaway, you will find the welcoming and stylishly furnished lounge which is a lovely space for unwinding and snuggling up on the sofa while watching a movie. The lounge also features a wood burner set in a large, beamed inglenook as well as a window seat, flagstone floor and iPod dock. Exploring further, there’s also a light and inviting kitchen/diner which is perfect for preparing and sharing a romantic meal for two. Heading up the steep and winding cottage-style stairs, you will find the cosy bedroom which features a 5’ double bed and a TV. The room also has reduced height in the eaves. Stepping outside you can relax with a drink or a BBQ in the walled and secluded south-west facing garden, which is reached via three steps and has a limestone paved terrace, a lawn and a variety of plants and shrubs.

Beaminster offers a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink, and is home to the magnificent Jacobean Mapperton House and Gardens (2.5 miles). Other nearby attractions include Coney’s Castle (9 miles), Pilsdon Pen (5 miles) and Lewesdon Hill (4.5 miles). You can also visit the Georgian market town of Bridport (6.5 miles) and the historic town of Lyme Regis (15.5 miles), or enjoy the beautiful beaches of West Bay (8 miles), Eype (9 miles) and Hive Beach (9.5 miles).

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

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Freezer located in the under stairs cupboard
  • Woodburner (first basket of logs included beginning October until end of April, kindling and firelighters are not provided) 
  • TV/DVD and iPod dock in the lounge, TV/DVD in the bedroom
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Steep, cottage style stairs
  • Enclosed garden with paved terrace, lawn and seating
  • Roadside parking is on the lane, subject to availability, or there is a long stay car park approximately 5 minutes walk away
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 200 yards, beach 7 miles

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jan 12th November 2021

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Attractive cottage in a charming country town. Excellent dog walks 5 minutes from cottage. Close to centre of town, yet tranquil even with church and church bells so close. Parking can be a problem but we always managed to park in Shadrach street.If you manage to get a spot can test parking skills.

Reviewed by Janet 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Alan 1st October 2021

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A comfortable and well situated cottage, conveniently situated for the centre of Bemainster and walks nearby. Rather let down by it's very tatty front porch and by a marked lack of detailed (and, in respect of the bins, incorrect) info eg re operating the log stove and the central heating

Reviewed by Helen 24th September 2021

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It is not always possible to park on the street outside the cottage, however there is a car park 5 - 10 minutes walk away that is 2 for 24 hours.

Reviewed by Susan 17th September 2021

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Disappointing. General condition needs attention. Nice area. Parking an issue but was aware of parking problems.

Reviewed by Nigel 10th September 2021

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A lovely cottage convenient to the town centre with shops and restaurants. Parking in this location is interesting-and can be challenging, often requiring parking in adjacent streets. We managed fine but it could be difficult for some, particularly if required to carry bags around hilly streets.

Reviewed by Janice 30th July 2021

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Although we love the quirky cottage and its location and will stay here again it now lacks attention from the outside paint work, shrub covering key security with hard to read numbers. Thank you for leaving sand bags they were needed and still pool of water entered the hall way. All sheeting, towels, tea towels and lack of glass ware need replacingRead more. Gardening none evident and self seeded shrub obliterated light into kitchen. Not now the good standard expected from a well priced holiday let. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 16th July 2021

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We would thoroughly recommend staying here to anyone who needs to get away from their busy lives at home. Lovely cottage ideally situated with a few pubs, shops etc close by. Very lucky to have had the perfect weather for the week too!

Reviewed by Toby 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Anne 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by John 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by William 21st May 2021

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A well appointed cottage in a good location with a garden that needs looking after.

Reviewed by William 14th May 2021

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What a disappointment! Having read the reviews we were anticipating a lovely cottage. Our heart sank as we pulled up, paint was peeling and the cottage was the shabbiest cottage on the street. The interior you could call shabby chic with much emphasis on shabby! The kitchen has few utensils and what were there were poor and rusty. There is a showerRead more over the bath but beware if you are more that 5 4 you cannot stand under it. Parking is a real challenge, never anywhere outside the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Alastair 23rd April 2021

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Lovely cottage, comfortable and perfect for 2 people; great location with easy walking access to all amenities. However, not always possible to park outside, so need to plan to park in paid long-term car park 5 minutes walk away. Beaminster is a charming little town, ideally located close to lots of great walking and tourist attractions. We had a fRead moreabulous week and have no hesitation in recommending to others! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by John 20th April 2021

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Reviewed by Claire 12th April 2021

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We LOVED the cottage, perfect proportions, comfortable and will 100% stay again and recommend to my friends or who lives near by for anyone else in the area staying x

Reviewed by Virginia 16th October 2020

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Charming village excellent location, quiet, cottage takes u back in time. Ext comfortable huge bed, super log burner + pretty v useable garden. Cd imagine that parking close to the property in peak season might be tricky but church bells do not disturb even with windows open. Pls note there is a washing machine (not listed in spec)

Reviewed by Annette 9th October 2020

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A beautifully clean and comfortable cottage on a pretty quiet road near the church. The kitchen was well thought out and the garden was secluded and secure - perfect for our little dog. The sitting room was very comfortable and it was lovely to be able to light the wood burner after a day out walking. Upstairs the bedroom had an extremely comfortabRead morele super king size bed and it was lovely to hear the chimes of the church bells. A perfect position to explore the area. We loved beaminster too! Hide

Reviewed by Anne 25th September 2020

Bell Cottage, Beaminster was delightful, very clean, tidy, well appointed, comfortable, quiet and warm. We had a most enjoyable week there in September 2020. There is a attractive little garden that we appreciated with comfortable seats and a table and chairs.

Reviewed by John 18th September 2020

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We've been to this cottage before and love the relaxing feel of it. It is ideally situated for visits to Lyme Regis, Weymouth, etc., and also lots of picturesque walks nearby. Also, if you want the best fish and chips, visit The Hive on the Beach at Burton Bradstock. Even I loved them, and I'm not really a fan of chips.

Reviewed by Toby 4th September 2020

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Street parking very limited so had to use public car park at times and when road was closed

Reviewed by Catherine Jane 21st August 2020

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Gorgeous cottage right in centre of the village by the church and market square. Extremely clean, lovely soft sofas and cosy throws and fabulous super king sized bed. Lovely to hear church bells and see horses riding past the window. Fab to have enclosed garden with comfy sun chairs and for our doggy. Wonderful walks on the doorstep - recommend theRead more 1 Mike walk to the New Inn in Stoke Abbott and Ollerod. The only issue we had was trying to park- road very narrow and lack of long term car parking. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 31st July 2020

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If you want a small quirky cottage in the middle of Beaminster, close to all the towns facilities then choose this. We have rented the cottage for several years and enjoy it but it is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Simon 24th July 2020

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Very central and convenient for town centre; a very nice garden. Comfortable for two. Easy access to a variety of walking trails and to the coast.

Reviewed by Graham 10th July 2020

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Small but perfectly formed accommodation for a couple. Well equipped with everything you could reasonably need. Lovely private and peaceful garden. Located in a very quiet street close to church but 2 minutes walk to centre of Beaminster and the shops. Cant recommend it highly enough.

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Looking towards the charming cottage
Snuggle up beside the cosy wood burner
Watch your favourite programmes on the Smart TV
Step into the inviting lounge
Spacious lounge with flagstone floor
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Charming kitchen
Plenty of room to dine
Light floods into the kitchen/dining room
French doors lead out to the enclosed garden
Head upstairs to the bedroom
Show 9 moreLight and airy bedroom with a TV/DVD

Location

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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.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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