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Fox Cottage - Weymouth

Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Pretty 18th-century thatched cottage with Wisteria trailing across the front.
  • Situated in the picture-postcard village of Sutton Poyntz.
  • Occupies a peaceful location at the end of a quiet lane.
  • A traditional village pub and shop nearby.
  • Good central location offers easy access to the whole of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Close to Dorset’s beautiful and interesting World Heritage Coast.
Property code: DC056

This quintessentially English 18th-century thatched cottage is the perfect place for couples/families to enjoy a rural retreat and explore the many treasures that Dorset has to offer.

This idyllic chocolate box cottage sits at the end of an lane surrounded by miles upon miles of fantastic walking. Dating back to the 18th century, the cottage retains much of its original character with a stone fireplace and exposed beams, while its iPod dock, TV and gas flame-effect wood burner brings it up to the 21st century. After a long walk through the surrounding countryside, visit the quiet wildlife haven at Lodmoor Nature Reserve (2 miles), head to nearby Weymouth (4 miles) to relax on its award-winning sandy beach or enjoy a restorative meal at the local pub.

A stable door opens into the delightful lounge, in which ancient stone walls and deep window recesses combine with a TV, iPod dock and log effect gas burning stove. The kitchen/diner beyond is compact yet well-equipped with a door opening onto the terrace for an al fresco feel in the warmer months. Outside, a sunny sheltered terrace is decorated with colourful pot plants and furnished with a table and BBQ for those long relaxing summer afternoons. A cosy twin bedroomon the ground floor and a spiral staircase leads to a double bedroom on the first floor. There is designated parking close to the property.

The village of Sutton Poyntz is home to a popular pub, which offers delicious dishes, a cosy wood fire and pretty garden, the perfect place to refuel after a long walk. Visit nearby Weymouth to relax on its sandy beach, indulge in a spot of retail therapy and take in the views from the Jurassic Skyline. Or, head east for a long walk along the picturesque coastal path that connects Lulworth Cove with Durdle Door and Worbarrow Beach.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – shower only
  • Oven, fridge with ice-compartment and microwave
  • Central heating and log effect gas burning stove
  • Wi-fi included - enquire before booking whether email speed is sufficient for downloading or streaming
  • Courtyard with seating and BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within 400 metres
  • Regret no children under 5 years

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gavin 23rd August 2019

Great cottage in a great location. short drive to the beach and shop/restaurants. Plenty of places to explore, great for families . lovely area, highly recommended.

Reviewed by S 12th July 2019

This was our 2nd stay at Fox Cottage. It is a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Peaceful, stunning views & perfect base for exploring Dorset. Owners very nice & helpful & welcome pack fabulous. We will be back again !!!!!

Reviewed by Karen & David

Lovely cosy cottage and a beautiful location great for short breaks near the coast. Thanks for the scones & wine.

Reviewed by John, Sue, Chrissie & Alex

Yet another wonderful week in this lovely cottage. Very welcoming as usual and Dorset & Sutton Poyntz never disappoint.

Reviewed by Chris, Margaret & Elizabeth

A lovely week away in the beautiful scenery. Spent days exploring the coast and its surroundings and came back to the comfort of this lovely cottage. Such a warm welcome and a perfect little retreat! Thank you

Reviewed by Mr J Cooper 28th April 2019

Lovely clean and well appointed cottage ... in a very quiet village and up a secluded road

Reviewed by Jon & Jennie

Tranquil and restful 4 days walking, fossiling, sleeping. Many thanks for a super weekend, we will return!

Reviewed by Mr M Fallon 28th March 2019

A wonderful little cottage ideally situated for exploring the Dorset area.

Reviewed by Ms S Stone 19th September 2018

Delightful cottage in a stunning location, back courtyard a real sun trap.

Reviewed by Mrs A Middleton 31st August 2018

Although a small cottage lots of storage space.

Reviewed by Dr S Duckworth 31st August 2018

Lovely quiet location, very compact but with all you need for a very relaxing holiday

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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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