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Guard House Cottage

Seatown, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful traditional property built in the 18th century
  • Located between Golden Cap and Thorncombe Beacon
  • Extensive country and sea views
  • Paved BBQ area for outdoor dining
  • Bedrooms feature Victorian fireplaces and window seats
  • Beautiful character features
Property code: DC062

Wonderful 18th-century former guard house, this traditional cottage is located in an area full of smuggling history.

Located in the beautiful small village of Seatown, this property boasts a traditional exterior which sits beautifully in the local area. The village is small but does have a small beach, pub, shop and some very good walks. A popular route takes in Golden Cap and Thorncombe Beacon, both of which have strong links to the prevention of smuggling in the area.

The cottage is stone-built, providing warmth on cold days and a cool ambience on warmer days. Enter the property through the porch into the well-equipped kitchen and small utility room. A panelled sitting/dining room with comfortable furnishings and a log burner is the perfect place to curl up of an evening, and you can see glimpses of the nearby coast from the windows. There is a rear hall leading to a downstairs WC and shower room. The staircase is low, steep and winding and leads to three well-appointed bedrooms; two doubles have beautiful feature window seats allowing views of the sea, and they also boast elegant Victorian fireplaces. The smaller twin room has stunning views of Golden Cap and there is an additional bathroom on this floor.

The small front terrace houses many plants and a feature chimenea. The rear terrace is the perfect sun trap and has paved areas and a BBQ for al fresco dining. There is a laundry room outside the property which houses the washing machine, drier and freezer.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Belfast sink, cooker, fridge, microwave. Dishwasher in utility room and washing machine, drier and freezer in wash house
  • Woodburner (logs/coal included October - end of April; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Rear terrace with seating
  • Wi-Fi
  • Local pub 50 yards, shop 100 yards; beach 50 yards
  • Regret no dogs
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Steep staircase
  • Children over the age of 5 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Robinson 20th March 2019

Guardhouse Cottage has a brilliant location - it's quiet and up a steep drive so no traffic noise to disturb you in the very comfortable beds. It has wonderful views of the cliffs and the sea and just a short stroll to the very friendly pub where they offer a varied menu. We were there in March when Storm Gareth raged around us but were perfectly Read morewarm and cosy with the log fire burning in the evenings. Hide

Reviewed by Mr D Youle 30th January 2019

Very comfortable and clean cottage in an outstanding location

Reviewed by Mr Price 7th November 2018

Warm, well-appointed, good view, quiet.

Reviewed by Mr A Dabson 31st August 2018

This is a lovely, old fashioned cottage; with great character and all mod cons. The thickness of the walls (these cottages were built to last) made it lovely and cool on the hot summer days we had for our holiday. There was plenty of room and storage space for all four of us and it was a lovely place to rest and relax.

Reviewed by Mrs J Kilgarriff 31st August 2018

We really enjoyed our stay in this spacious cottage with wonderful views. Would certainly book again if holidaying in the area.

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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.

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