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View towards the rear of the former farm workers cottage
Step into the sun room/dining hall and admire the view
The perfect spot for a relaxing cuppa
A warm welcome is assured
Spend cosy evenings in the lounge
Enjoy leisurely meals in the dining room
Try the freshly baked bread from one of the nearby farm shops
Dine in comfort overlooking the fields
Bright and airy kitchen
Space to sit with a good book or play games
Take time out with a game of chess
Retire to the charming double bedroom
Wake up to countryside views with a cup of tea
Light and airy double bedroom
Twin room with views across the fields
Spacious twin bedroom
Sunny family bathroom
Looking towards the front of the cottage
Enjoy the countryside views
Views from the property over beautiful rolling countryside
Looking towards the semi detached cottage
Meet some of the local residents on the farm
Far reaching views across the farm land and beyond
Nearby West Bay Beach along the Jurassic Coast
Watch the boats bobbing at West Bay Harbour
1 / 25  View towards the rear of the former farm workers cottage
2 / 25  Step into the sun room/dining hall and admire the view
3 / 25  The perfect spot for a relaxing cuppa
4 / 25  A warm welcome is assured
5 / 25  Spend cosy evenings in the lounge
6 / 25  Enjoy leisurely meals in the dining room
7 / 25  Try the freshly baked bread from one of the nearby farm shops
8 / 25  Dine in comfort overlooking the fields
9 / 25  Bright and airy kitchen
10 / 25  Space to sit with a good book or play games
11 / 25  Take time out with a game of chess
12 / 25  Retire to the charming double bedroom
13 / 25  Wake up to countryside views with a cup of tea
14 / 25  Light and airy double bedroom
15 / 25  Twin room with views across the fields
16 / 25  Spacious twin bedroom
17 / 25  Sunny family bathroom
18 / 25  Looking towards the front of the cottage
19 / 25  Enjoy the countryside views
20 / 25  Views from the property over beautiful rolling countryside
21 / 25  Looking towards the semi detached cottage
22 / 25  Meet some of the local residents on the farm
23 / 25  Far reaching views across the farm land and beyond
24 / 25  Nearby West Bay Beach along the Jurassic Coast
25 / 25  Watch the boats bobbing at West Bay Harbour

Dowerfield Farm Cottage

West Bay (6.5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect rural sanctuary for couples and families in the beautiful Dorset countryside
  • Ideal for nature lovers and boasting stunning views over the surrounding rolling hills
  • Within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast at Burton Bradstock, West Bay and Bridport
  • Set on a working farm with some resident livestock to admire in the nearby fields
Property code: 56723

Spacious cottage with wonderful views over the West Dorset countyside. A private garden and good road links make this the ideal place for a relaxed break exploring this verdant landscape.

On a working farm in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside is this pretty, Victorian cottage to sleep four. With spacious and homely accommodation inside and an enclosed lawn outside overlooking acres of fields, this is a peaceful bolthole for year-round getaways. Beyond the farm, the historic town of Dorchester (9.5 miles) offers a good selection of amenities, while the magnificent Jurassic Coast is just 5 miles away.

Inside, this period cottage has been beautifully updated to offer spacious and bright accommodation fit for modern family life. Cook up a storm in the charming country-style kitchen, before dining overlooking the hills. A sunroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed trusses and spectacular rural views is a lovely spot for enjoying a cup of coffee in the mornings, while the cosy lounge is ideal for quiet nights in. Upstairs, two light and airy bedrooms overlook surrounding pastureland. On summer evenings, there’s no better place to enjoy a tasty BBQ than in the enclosed garden.

Escape the hustle and bustle for a few days with this rural retreat for walkers and nature lovers alike. Having explored the wonderful footpaths and trails of West Dorset, spend a morning in Dorchester, home to a great selection of shops, pubs and attractions. Or nip to the coast to hunt for fossils on Lyme Regis Beach (17 miles), admire the harbour at West Bay (8 miles) or stroll along the scenic South West Coast Path. Closer to home, the picturesque village of Litton Cheney (0.5 miles) boasts a friendly family-run pub - the perfect way to end a busy and exciting day.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with electric shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV and DVD
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 6 miles, shop and pub 2 miles

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 16th October 2020

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A comfortable and spacious location. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring South Dorset and its environs. Its quiet rural location is a great getaway from everything in a lovely setting. Well equipped and so much room.

Reviewed by Anna 9th October 2020

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If you are after tranquility and a country setting this is perfect.

Reviewed by Simon 25th September 2020

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Dowerfield Cottage is a remotely located character holiday home in the beautiful rolling rural country of Dorset. It has plenty of room for a party of four and is clean, comfortable and homely.

Reviewed by Johanna 18th September 2020

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Dowerfield Farm Cottage is a lovely, spacious property surrounded by beautiful countryside and very convenient for trips to the beach and places such as Dorchester, Bridport, Abbotsbury with its amazing Swannery and also Subtropical Gardens. It is well equipped and tastefully decorated. We found that the downstairs bathroom to be a disadvantage, asRead more was the lack of a dishwasher. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th September 2020

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Lovely cottage in a perfect location.

Reviewed by Raquelle 28th August 2020

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Lovely clean cottage, much larger than expected. Well positioned for visiting numerous Dorset sites including beaches, Abbotsbury, Chesil and Symondsbury. The only downside being the trip to the toilet in the night but that became a family joke and would not put us off for a return visit.

Reviewed by Mel 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Nick 31st July 2020

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This cottage is perfectly positioned for easy access to all of the jurassic coastline. The accommodation is very well appointed and extremely homely with beautiful views over the rolling countryside of Dorset. Plenty of space for the family to relax with outdoor seating and table. Parking for 2 cars is also an advantage. Excellent all round propertRead morey. Hide

Reviewed by Les 24th July 2020

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We enjoyed our week at Dowerfield Farm Cottage thoroughly. The property was clean, spacious and airy, in a very quiet setting with great country views. The sun room was a good place to eat breakfast and it was nice to be able to eat in a separate dining room in the evenings before retiring to the lounge! Everything we needed was provided and the frRead moreesh flowers was a thoughtful touch. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Clair 17th July 2020

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Stunning views! Thoroughly enjoyed our week at Dowerfield Cottage

Reviewed by Vivienne 10th July 2020

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This was our second visit here and we've already booked for next year. It's perfect for a quiet break, very comfortable, well equipped and tastefully furnished.

Reviewed by Julie 24th October 2019

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One of the loveliest holiday cottages we have rented. Well equipped, cosy yet extremely spacious for a 4 berth property and a fabulously quiet, rural setting - we watched deer in the fields right outside the front windows every day. Despite this, it's a very convenient location to hop onto the main road to get to the many great places on the JurassRead moreic coast. The only minor downside for us having a 4 year old, was that there is no upstairs toilet so a bit of a trek for her in the night. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 4th October 2019

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Reviewed by Sandra 27th September 2019

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You would be hard pressed to find any negative criticisms for Dowerfield! Everything you could wish for is provided. The owners are immediately to hand but not intrusive. The cottage is immaculately clean yet cosy. Dowerfield is situated within isolated countryside with stunning views but is only 5 mins drive from the main roads providing easy acceRead moress to explore Dorset and its attractions. I adored the 'sun room' & ate all my meals there as the views irrespective of the weather are stunning. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs H 13th September 2019

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A delightful, well appointed property set in a peaceful location. Lots of places of interest nearby to visit.

Reviewed by Adrian 7th September 2019

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Wonderful cottage in a good location. The view is spectacular. In a very quiet, secluded spot, a car is a must. Great for relaxing, central for the Jurassic coast and surrounding towns and cities

Reviewed by Vivienne 9th August 2019

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It was a pleasure to stay here and we have already booked for next year. Dowerfield is spacious, interesting, comfortable, tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean. We can recommend the tour of the farm to meet the pedigree Herefords too. We ate at the White Horse Inn one evening and the food was hearty, delicious, well- presented and decent valueRead more for money. Do check opening and food-serving times. Hide

Reviewed by Freddie 26th July 2019

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Fantastic place to stay, very spacious & clean, nice friendly owners, amazing location, open views. Thank you Mike & Kate

Reviewed by Hedda 12th July 2019

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Beautifully quiet and comfortable. Immaculately clean and tidy. Central for driving to lots of places.

Reviewed by Dawn 28th June 2019

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Reviewed by Gareth 7th June 2019

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Reviewed by Margaret 17th May 2019

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Reviewed by R 12th April 2019

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Stunning location, spacious, well equipped and good value. What more could you want?! Our family (two adults, 8 year old, 10 year old) had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful cottage. We had breakfast in the conservatory looking out over the rolling fields, and enjoyed the beautiful views from the bedrooms and the peace of the countryside. It's oRead morenly a short drive to some of the most dramatic and beautiful beaches in the UK (in our opinion). Perfect!! Hide

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View towards the rear of the former farm workers cottage
Step into the sun room/dining hall and admire the view
The perfect spot for a relaxing cuppa
A warm welcome is assured
Spend cosy evenings in the lounge
Enjoy leisurely meals in the dining room
Try the freshly baked bread from one of the nearby farm shops
Dine in comfort overlooking the fields
Bright and airy kitchen
Space to sit with a good book or play games
Take time out with a game of chess
Show 13 moreRetire to the charming double bedroom

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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