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Rear south facing garden
Stunning exposed beams in the living room
Perfect space for the whole family
Relax after a long day exploring
Plan your day of adventures with a morning coffee
Prepare all meals with the well equipped kitchen
Cook up a storm for the whole family
Enjoy a feast with everyone
Cosy up infront of the woodburner on those cold winter evenings
Step outside into the large enclosed garden
Original stonework throughout the living room
Finishing touches
Double bed that can be converted into a twin upon request
Original exposed beams in the double bedroom
En suite bathroom with seperate bath and shower cubicle
Modern shower room with WC
Another modern double bedroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View of the property on arrival
Beautiful enclosed garden
1 / 21  Rear south facing garden
2 / 21  Stunning exposed beams in the living room
3 / 21  Perfect space for the whole family
4 / 21  Relax after a long day exploring
5 / 21  Plan your day of adventures with a morning coffee
6 / 21  Prepare all meals with the well equipped kitchen
7 / 21  Cook up a storm for the whole family
8 / 21  Enjoy a feast with everyone
9 / 21  Cosy up infront of the woodburner on those cold winter evenings
10 / 21  Step outside into the large enclosed garden
11 / 21  Original stonework throughout the living room
12 / 21  Finishing touches
13 / 21  Double bed that can be converted into a twin upon request
14 / 21  Original exposed beams in the double bedroom
15 / 21  En suite bathroom with seperate bath and shower cubicle
16 / 21  Modern shower room with WC
17 / 21  Another modern double bedroom
18 / 21  
19 / 21  Spacious twin bedroom
20 / 21  View of the property on arrival
21 / 21  Beautiful enclosed garden

Cowleaze Cottage

Coryates, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located on the edge of the small peaceful hamlet of Coryates, this is an ideal base for walking the network of nearby footpaths
  • A perfect rural sanctuary, a stunning period former Dorset dairy dating from 1820, unwind in the wonderful private garden or have a BBQ on the terrace on a sunny evening
  • You can bring along the whole family as the property is dog friendly

 

Property code: DC041

Stunning period property dating from the 1800s, benefitting from an array of period features, comfortable soft furnishings and all the latest modern conveniences.

In the picturesque, countryside hamlet of Coryates, this family-sized haven is a real slice of paradise. Dating back to 1820, this former dairy infuses traditional charm with modern chic. With accommodation for up to eight people, the whole family can revel in its welcoming interiors and enjoy the great access to Dorset’s wonders, as well as shops and pub 2.5 miles away.

Come into the porch and immediately be wooed by the period features on show. An attractive space with original stone walls, grand fireplace with wood burner and plenty of comfortable seating, the lounge is a lovely spot to recharge with a cup of tea. Throw open the patio doors in summer to let the sunshine flood in, and for cosy winter nights switch on the TV for a movie. Venturing further inside you will come to the kitchen and a separate dining room. Take your meals overlooking the garden in the dining room or gather around the kitchen’s breakfast table. Well-equipped with utensils, appliances and with the addition of a bench seat, the spacious kitchen marries form and function. For a good night’s sleep, the first of the property’s bedrooms is on the ground floor: a double (that can be made into a twin) with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room. Upstairs there are three more bedrooms, all with reduced head height in the eaves: two doubles (one with en-suite bathroom and low doorway) and a twin. Also upstairs is the family bathroom. Boasting a large wrap-around south-facing garden with two distinct areas, you can relax on the terrace, fire up the BBQ or sprawl out on the lawn.

For land and water-based activities, Weymouth is only 6.5 miles away. Only 3.5 miles from Chesil, a trip to this iconic beach is a must.

 

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 doubles, 1 twin (1 double can be converted to additional twin)
  • 3 bathroom – 1 shower with WC,1 en-suite bath, shower, WC; 1 en-suite with shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave, freezer, dishwasher and radio
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock, radio
  • Limited Wi-Fi available (4G generally quite good)
  • Central heating included
  • There are some internal steps throughout the property and reduced height at eaves in some of the bedrooms
  • Garden with seating
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Ample off road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Pub and shop 2.5 miles away
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Nicky Smith

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anne 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Ruta 5th March 2022

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Wonderful place, great kitchen for cooking, wonderful dining room. Really cosy space, comfortable and clean bedrooms for everyone. Stunning garden, peaceful location. Really enjoyed our stay!

Reviewed by Joe 8th January 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cowleaze. The beds were very comfortable and the facilities some of the best we have found in a holiday cottage (only an espresso machine would be the icing on the cake for one member of our party). We walked to the Hardy Monument from the house (1 hour), then to the pub at Portesham before home again - we would reRead morecommend this to any other guests that like to leave the car at home for a day. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 26th December 2021

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We had a lovely stay for all the family. The Cottage was very well equipped for adults and children. The only thing we couldnt find were black bin liners; a couple of which would have been handy to get us started. Beautiful location but not really within walking distance of any village or shops. We would certainly stay again.

Reviewed by Linda 6th November 2021

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A very spacious and cosy cottage. Beautiful garden and a great location for exploring the area

Reviewed by Joan 30th October 2021

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2nd time we have stayed here. It's all wonderful, cottage, location, peace. We go for sewing retreat, friends sewing together. We had a lovely time

Reviewed by Claire 16th October 2021

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We visited as a family of five, with a dog, and had a lovely stay. The cottage and its garden is spacious and very well equipped and generally cleaned to a good standard. The cottage is in quite a remote location, but this suited us and we enjoyed the isolation and seeing the local wildlife and found it a good spot to explore Dorset from. We would Read morehappily return for another holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 9th October 2021

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Superb house with great accommodation. Wonderful garden - best we have ever stayed in. Clean and comfortable and well equipped for cooking. Very peaceful and good location for exploring (Weymouth, Burton Bradstock, Portland.) Also great walks from the door. Excellent farm shop at Portesham (5 mins drive). Loved scrambling around the rocky tip of PoRead morertland- so much to explore. Weymouth harbour nice for a wander but Hive beach at Burton Bradstock smaller and more attractive. Great cafe on beach. Hide

Reviewed by Val 25th September 2021

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Lovely holiday home. Great garden for kids & dogs. Fully equipped & spacious. Although it is in a small hamlet I would highly recommend this property for a family stay

Reviewed by Maria 18th September 2021

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Family break with my elderly parents, the house was ideal as it had a large downstairs bedroom and main bathroom which met their needs. The house was tastefully decorated and had all the amenities of home and the garden was just wonderful to sit and relax or entertain in. We have had an amazing week stay and explore the areas, which was lovely to cRead moreome back to an amazing accommodation and enjoy our family time together, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 4th September 2021

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Nice little cottage situated in a little hamlet within easy reach of Abbotsbury, Weymouth and Dorchester. Very well appointed kitchen, good spacious sitting room area. Lovely secure gardens for children. All kit provided for a 1 year old baby. We found that the upgraded WiFi worked well. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Sharon 14th August 2021

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A beautiful cottage with a very pretty, large, dog safe garden. Plenty of wildlife to observe in the garden and surrounding fields. Extremely well equipped with everything you could need including games for indoors and outdoors we loved playing ping pong. Elderly parents found the huge downstairs bedroom and walk in shower room convenient. Very cleRead morean with comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. Ideally located to explore the coast. 3 generations enjoyed a fabulous idyllic and relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 31st July 2021

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We had a glorious week staying at this cottage, all 3 generations. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom was great for the grandparents. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed the garden which was stunning. The location was perfect for us as we enjoyed being in the middle of nowhere. A 45 minute walk to the pub and farm shop was lovely but not for tRead morehe faint hearted as very hilly but only 5 minute drive by car. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Geoff 10th July 2021

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Absolutely fantastic cottage in a great location for exploring Dorset. The layout of the cottage is perfect for three couples - plenty of space and privacy. Easy parking for three cars and additional parking in a lay bye next to the property if needed. Beautiful gardens and secure for kids and pets.

Reviewed by James 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Shirley 5th June 2021

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Beautiful large house set in country location. Great for a big group, with a lovely garden overlooking fields. Thoroughly enjoyed stay, good base for exploring surrounding area.

Reviewed by Pauline 22nd May 2021

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This is a beautiful house and really spacious and a privilege to stay in.Everything you need is here as well as the feeling its a home not just a house.All the equipment is good quality and we really enjoyed the comfortable beds.The garden is absolutely beautiful and a credit to the gardener,as we were here at the end of May I can only imagine it gRead moreets better as it blossoms.This is the best garden of a holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 15th May 2021

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The house is extremely well equipped and attractive with a large well maintained garden which is secure for dogs and children.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 22nd December 2020

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Lovely house . Well equipped & very comfortable . Larger than the photographs suggest with interesting layout. Plenty of kit for keen cooks but if you want to down tools its within striking distance of good pubs & an excellent farm shop . As previously noted the WiFi is poor so no streaming possible , however well stocked with DVDs and games . DownRead morestairs bedroom excellent for anyone with mobility issues but due to the age & nature of the conversion watch out of the shallow steps esp upstairs. Hide

Reviewed by Joan 3rd October 2020

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The pictures do not do cottage justice, absolutely lovely. We were on a sewing retreat found the cottage perfect for our needs. Warm and cosy, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed by Richard 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Elaine 12th September 2020

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We have just returned from a lovely weeks stay at Cowleaze Cottage. The location was perfect for us. Rural and peaceful but only a short drive from the Jurassic Coast and stunning views. The cottage is very well equipped, and the beds were nice and comfy. It did state that the WiFi was limited. We found it to be very poor! We felt it needed a littlRead moree bit of love to bring it back to the amazing cottage it would have been when it first came to the rental market, but overall we had a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 1st September 2020

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Plenty of room for 8 adults. Well equipped. Annexe very good for someone in our party who was disabled walking with crutches and could manage steps. Enclosed garden very spacious and great for our dog. Very quiet area. From small shelter in one corner of garden, pretty view over fields and hills. Watched the wildlife in the field including hares. LRead moreovely relaxing peaceful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Faye 25th July 2020

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Beautiful cottage, in a excellent location for exploring the local areas. Lovely garden for the children to play. We would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Pauline 11th July 2020

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Beautiful property and lovely surroundings. Great for family holidays.

Reviewed by Paula 4th July 2020

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This cottage is really big spacious and very comfortable. Kitchen was really big with enough plates, crockery, cups, glasses etc for 8 people. Also was nice to have a fridge and a separate freezer which meant we could divide the fridge up evenly between parties. Really nice gardens with fruit trees and plenty of separate seating areas in the gardenRead more. Hide

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Rear south facing garden
Stunning exposed beams in the living room
Perfect space for the whole family
Relax after a long day exploring
Plan your day of adventures with a morning coffee
Prepare all meals with the well equipped kitchen
Cook up a storm for the whole family
Enjoy a feast with everyone
Cosy up infront of the woodburner on those cold winter evenings
Step outside into the large enclosed garden
Original stonework throughout the living room
Show 9 moreFinishing touches

Location

Map
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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