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Picturesque view towards the front of the property
Warm and cosy living room
Curl up on the sofa infront of the warm fire
Large open plan kitchen/ dining room
Gather round for tea
Perfect to socialise whilst preparing the evening meal
Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower
Elegant double bedroom
Rest in the beautiful double sleigh bed for a great night's sleep
Warm and inviting twin bedroom
Traditional courtyard perfect for relaxing in on an evening
Courtyard to sit and unwind
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8 / 17  Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower
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11 / 17  Rest in the beautiful double sleigh bed for a great night's sleep
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16 / 17  Traditional courtyard perfect for relaxing in on an evening
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Finch Cottage - Osmington

Osmington, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relaxing dog friendly base for families and friends with warm, tasteful decor throughout and a wood burner for winter ambience
  • An ideal base for walkers and cyclists who wish to explore the footpaths and trails of the Dorset coast and countryside
  • Set in Osmington village, near farm shop and pub other amenities just 5 miles away in Weymouth
Property code: DC053

This former village bakery is an ideal retreat only 4.5 miles from Weymouth town centre, boasting direct access to fabulous coastal and countryside walking opportunities.

This former village bakery has been lovingly turned into a beautiful property close to some of the best coastal and inland walks that Dorset’s Jurassic Coast has to offer. With enough space for six, plus a dog, this property is perfect for a family or group of friends looking to ditch the car; the local farm shop with tea rooms is within 200 metres of the property and the coast is less than 1 mile on foot.

Entering under the flowered arbour over the front door, you’ll discover characterful accommodation with modern touches. The pretty sitting room has a feature window seat and a wonderful stone fireplace housing the wood burner. The kitchen has a cheerful feel and even has a sofa and TV, ideal for social cooking time before you all gather around the farmhouse dining table. One of the property’s two bathrooms is also downstairs. The first floor is reached up steep narrow tread stairs and is where the three bedrooms can be found: two doubles (one with a sleigh bed) and a twin room. A second bathroom ensures there’s no need to queue in the morning. Outside, a gravelled courtyard garden with a BBQ is perfect for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. On street parking is available outside the property.

Weymouth is 5 miles west and has a host of different activities for the whole family, plus a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Don’t miss the Nothe Fort; a Victorian fort housing memorabilia from World War II. Heading east, the dramatic limestone arch Durdle Door is 9.5 miles away by road, or 7.5 miles on the South West Coast Path – well-worth the effort for the stunning views.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 downstairs with walk-in shower, WC; 1 upstairs with bath with overhead shower, WC
  • Oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 1 dog welcome upon arrangement
  • Utility room
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Central heating
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV, Hi-Fi
  • Games and books provided
  • Garden with seating
  • BBQ
  • On street parking
  • Shop/cafe 200 metres
  • Pub 1.3 miles

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sophie 18th October 2021

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Reviewed by Mike 18th September 2021

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Excellent accommodation only drawback was proximity to main road. You take your life into your hands when exiting Chapel Lane or Church Lane!!

Reviewed by Debbie 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 10th July 2021

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Delightful cottage in a quiet country setting. Plenty of room for our family of 5. Would stay here again

Reviewed by Lee 29th May 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at Finch Cottage and thought the accommodation was lovely and had everything that you could possibly need provided. It was more spacious than some of the photos suggested and had great character and easy location for visiting Weymouth. We would definitely return again.

Reviewed by Clare 22nd May 2021

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Lovely well-equipped cottage and very homely. Great location for coastal walks - will be back!

Reviewed by Roy 8th May 2021

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Location location location Osmington is ideally placed for Osmington Mills and Weymouth and Coastal resorts both East and West. The Cottage is comfortable with everything you might need. However it is very near the Wareham main road which never seems to stop, so the front bedroom is quite noisy, and Church Lane has a lot of private houses on it, soRead more quite busy. Apart from that comfortable Cottage and good location Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 1st May 2021

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We really loved our stay at Finch Cottage. It was so warm and cosy and in an incredible location. Andrea, the owner, provided us with all the information we needed for some fantastic walks too. We'd definitely like to stay again.

Reviewed by Andrew 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by Mary 26th September 2020

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Only one usable shower on ground floor, one in first floor not a mixer shower so not really suitable to use. No kindling suppled for log burner so had to go out and purchase some. We went end Sep / early Oct so needed central heating in the evening, bit confusing, goes off after an hour have to keep re setting Other than that lovely cottage, very qRead moreuiet would strongly recommend and would go back Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 12th September 2020

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We had a lovely stay at Finch Cottage but only really used it as a base to sleep. Its conveniently set in Osmington, and down the road in Preston are convenience stores, pub and fish and chip shop and close by in Sutton Poynz is a lovely pub The Springhead which we had previously stayed.

Reviewed by Stewart 29th August 2020

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Nice cottage needs to finesse added.

Reviewed by Michelle 15th August 2020

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Lovely family cottage in a good location

Reviewed by Sue 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Ray 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Caroline 15th February 2020

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Comfortable cottage with great kitchen diner & cosy lounge - utility room hidden at back. V quiet village. small farm shop/coffee shop less than 5 mins walk. Co op short drive. larger supermarkets nr Weymouth. Good location to visit CorfeCastle, Monkeyworld, Swanage, Lulworth Cove (Castle not open in winter). Only downsides: tiled floor downstairs Read morev cold underfoot, double bed in front bedroom v creaky, back door key v tricky but apart from that great property Hide

Reviewed by Hebe 29th December 2019

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The property was warm, clean and well equipped with parking for two cars. My friend and I really enjoyed the cottage and were very comfortable for our whole stay. There is plenty of space to work or relax and in warmer weather, the little garden looks a lovely private space to sit in. The area and the cottage are picturesque and in terms of locatioRead moren, it is very convenient for the coast and surrounding towns. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 22nd December 2019

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Reviewed by Nicola 19th October 2019

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Lovely cottage, had everything we needed, well equipped and the utility room was a real plus too. Great location for the sea, coastal paths and walking on the hills all from the front door, no need to get into the car. Craigs farm shop and cafe is walking distance and has great local produce. We had a great holiday exploring a stunning part of DorsRead moreet. Hide

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Picturesque view towards the front of the property
Warm and cosy living room
Curl up on the sofa infront of the warm fire
Large open plan kitchen/ dining room
Gather round for tea
Perfect to socialise whilst preparing the evening meal
Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower
Elegant double bedroom
Rest in the beautiful double sleigh bed for a great night's sleep
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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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