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
Additional shower room with velux window
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  Additional shower room with velux window
19 / 21  Spacious twin bedroom
20 / 21  View of the property on arrival
21 / 21  Beautiful enclosed garden

Cowleaze Cottage

Coryates, Dorset
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.


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.

  • 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 (logs/coal included Oct – Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock, radio
  • Limited Wi-Fi available
  • Central heating included
  • Garden with seating
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Ample off road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Pub and shop 2.5 miles away

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hani 28th February 2020

The cottage is really nice, clean and fully equipped. The location of the cottage is great. It was the right choice for us and we had a wonderful weekend... I would strongly recommend it

Reviewed by Claire 24th January 2020

Well stocked home away from home! Everything you could possibly want was there in a beautifully decorated property, very peaceful location.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 28th December 2019

This is beautifully located cottage with ample space for large families or groups. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious and the lounge lovely and cosy for our winter stay with the log burner and plentiful supply of logs. Each bedroom is tastefully decorated with good quality linen on all the beds. The location is ideal for access to local attrRead moreactions and beaches and the local pub the Kings Arms offers you a warm and friendly welcome. I cant recommend the cottage enough. Hide

Reviewed by A 12th October 2019

Really enjoyed our stay in this spacious,well equipped cottage. The kitchen was very well stocked with cooking items for cosy meals in. The log burner in the lounge made for relaxing evenings. lovely large garden for alfresco dinning weather permitting. Although in the country it is well located for trips to Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Bridport/Westbay. Read moreWould highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing break away. Hide

Reviewed by Evelyn 14th September 2019

Clean,very spacious, comfortable cottage, the large garden is fully enclosed so perfect for us and our dog, this all made for a very enjoyable holiday for everyone.Thank you.

Reviewed by Rachel 24th August 2019

Lovely spacious, cosy cottage in a peaceful rural setting. We loved the kids and dog secure garden playing hide and seek, butterfly watching, apple picking. We had great weather to do this. Cottage excellently equipped. Thankyou for a wonderful family holiday.

Reviewed by G 17th August 2019

The cottage and garden are beautiful and so spacious. Theres everything there that you need. My grandsons loved the large and very secure garden. We didnt want to go home!

Reviewed by Lynn 10th August 2019

Our third holiday in this cottage, would have returned next year but it appears the cost of renting the cottage in 2020 has risen by 400 per week. Cannot see the justification for this.

Reviewed by S 3rd August 2019

Beautiful cottage with a large secure garden set up a country lane. The house is like the Tardis, really spacious inside with three separate bathrooms all with showers. One bedroom with en suite it's on the ground floor. Ideal location for travelling east or west in Dorset around 28 miles to Corfe or Studland Bay beaches. Weymouth beach in the townRead more is 6 miles away. We had 3 barbacues using the gas barbacue which was brilliant. A fab holiday would definitely return to Cowleaze. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by J 29th June 2019

Very well equipped comfortable cottage. Initially seems a bit off the beaten track but everywhere we visited (apart from the donkey sanctuary) was no more than half an hour away. The garden is lovely and we were blessed with a week of fabulous weather so most evenings we sat out with a bottle (or two!) and enjoy the country sounds. Dont think we haRead mored the television on more than twice. The internet is patchy at times but it did us good to be without our noses in our phones or iPads for a week. Hide

Reviewed by I 22nd June 2019

Cowleaze cottage is beautiful and in a lovely part of Dorset. It allows you to reconnect with nature and just relax. There was a lovely welcome pack which was really appreciated. The garden is a big feature with beautiful roses and flowers. Having visited before, we were slightly disappointed that the garden was not up to the previous standard. HowRead moreever, a phone call to holiday cottages brought an instant response. A lovely place for a holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 15th June 2019

It is a beautiful, lovely cottage. Just the place to spend with family or friends.

Reviewed by Miss V Rosser 18th April 2019

Perfect cottage in fantastic location. Very well equipped for children

Reviewed by Mrs M Williams 10th April 2019

The cottage was spacious, well-presented and well-equipped with many unexpected extras - just like staying in someone's home.

Reviewed by Mrs D Brignell 27th September 2018

Lovely cottage with everything you need. Great enclosed garden and wonderful surroundings. Very good amenities and lovely surprised on arrival.

Reviewed by Mrs J A Simmonds 31st August 2018

The Cottage is fab, wonderful views, lovely garden, cottage is very well equipped for family's. We absolutely loved sitting round the large wood burner over Christmas, very cosy.

Reviewed by Miss C Jennings 31st August 2018

Very well equipped. Lovely sized dining room. Woodburner in the lounge a real bonus.

Reviewed by Ms K P Long 31st August 2018

The cottage was very clean, well equipped ,spacious and generally lovely. one of the best we have stayed at. It has a gorgeous garden with several seating areas and play equipment which it was too cold and wet for us to enjoy unfortunately.

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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
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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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