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Looking towards the detached cottage from the large garden shared only with the owners
A warm welcome awaits
Step into the characterful cottage
Spend cosy evenings beside the wood burner in the ground floor lounge area
Light and airy lounge/dining room with additional sleeping area
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Lounge/dining room with sleeping area which can be partially screened off
Sleeping area with double bed tucked into the ground floor lounge/dining room
Open-plan lounge/dining room with wood burner and sleeping area
Well-equipped galley kitchen
Relax in the second cosy lounge on the first floor
Pretty window seat overlooking the garden
Inviting space set into the eaves
Charming king-size bedroom set into the eaves on the first floor
Wake up to wonderful views of the garden
All your comforts considered
Refresh yourself in the shower room on the ground floor
Compact shower room on the ground floor
Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy
Guests have their own small private enclosed decked area to the side of the cottage
Enclosed decked area with a cosy shed and seating and a BBQ
Charming little area for guests to enjoy
A quiet spot to read
Charming detached cottage
Enjoy a meal in the pretty garden
Time for tea
Enjoy the well kept garden shared only with the owners
Visit the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis
Charmouth beach is a short drive away
Beach huts on Charmouth beach
1 / 30  Looking towards the detached cottage from the large garden shared only with the owners
2 / 30  A warm welcome awaits
3 / 30  Step into the characterful cottage
4 / 30  Spend cosy evenings beside the wood burner in the ground floor lounge area
5 / 30  Light and airy lounge/dining room with additional sleeping area
6 / 30  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
7 / 30  Lounge/dining room with sleeping area which can be partially screened off
8 / 30  Sleeping area with double bed tucked into the ground floor lounge/dining room
9 / 30  Open-plan lounge/dining room with wood burner and sleeping area
10 / 30  Well-equipped galley kitchen
11 / 30  Relax in the second cosy lounge on the first floor
12 / 30  Pretty window seat overlooking the garden
13 / 30  Inviting space set into the eaves
14 / 30  Charming king-size bedroom set into the eaves on the first floor
15 / 30  Wake up to wonderful views of the garden
16 / 30  All your comforts considered
17 / 30  Refresh yourself in the shower room on the ground floor
18 / 30  Compact shower room on the ground floor
19 / 30  Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy
20 / 30  Guests have their own small private enclosed decked area to the side of the cottage
21 / 30  Enclosed decked area with a cosy shed and seating and a BBQ
22 / 30  Charming little area for guests to enjoy
23 / 30  A quiet spot to read
24 / 30  Charming detached cottage
25 / 30  Enjoy a meal in the pretty garden
26 / 30  Time for tea
27 / 30  Enjoy the well kept garden shared only with the owners
28 / 30  Visit the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis
29 / 30  Charmouth beach is a short drive away
30 / 30  Beach huts on Charmouth beach

Heartsease Cottage

Beaminster (2mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Escape to this rural idyll which is tucked away in a peaceful location within a picturesque village
  • Stretch your legs with a long walk or cycle ride through verdant surroundings
  • Visit the scenic Jurassic Coast and spend lazy days on the beach or explore the South West Coast Path
Property code: 63136

Take time out to relax in this converted former stable, set in a beautiful rural village with a network of popular walking routes nearby and easy access to the stunning Jurassic Coastline.

This romantic retreat lies within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sleeping four guests, it’s ideal for couples or friends who love the countryside. Two dogs are also welcome, so you’ll be glad to find country lanes right on your doorstep. The friendly owners, who live next door, have added every creature comfort for a homely ambience. You’re within half a mile of a popular historic pub with food, and 2 miles from the charming town of Beaminster where you’ll find a bakery, butcher’s, and greengrocer’s, along with an array of independent shops.

Enter into the welcoming hallway of this country-style property and take two steps towards the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. After a day’s hike, freshen up in the downstairs shower room, and step into the living room to relax by the warming wood burner; or enjoy a good book in the TV snug upstairs. The kitchen is well-equipped for family mealtimes, while there’s a private enclosed BBQ seating area outside, and a summertime garden room in the shared owners’ lawned garden. If you can tear yourself away from this floral idyll, gather together for family mealtimes. When night falls, you’ll find a ground-floor double bed area, and a king-size bedroom upstairs.

To the west, there are two further Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore, East Devon (13 miles), and the Blackdown Hills on the Devon and Somerset borders (14 miles). Discover the site of an Iron Age hill fort at Pilsdon Pen (3.5 miles), and wildlife trails in Ham Hill Country Park (15 miles). Visit Bridport’s market town and literary festival (6.5 miles). Walk The Cobb in Lyme Regis (14.5 miles), a popular film location. Walk the South West Coast Path, and ascend Golden Cap (10 miles) for the spectacular coastline views.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king size on the first floor and 1 double in the ground floor lounge/dining room (which can be partially screened off)
  • Sleeps 2+2
  • 1 shower room with WC on the ground floor
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • 2 lounge areas
  • The cottage will be decorated for Christmas
  • TV/DVD in both lounges
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 step down into hallway, 2 steps down into ground floor lounge
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • The cosy shed is available to use between Easter and the end of October 
  • Off-road parking for one car (with further parking on the village lane, subject to availability)
  • Beach 6.5 miles, shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance (please note the owners recommend to book ahead for meals)

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 16th July 2021

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Gorgeous holiday cottage in quiet village with great pub. Clean and well presented, it had everything we needed. Especially impressive was the upstairs, with pretty soft furnishings and a second lounge area. The kitchen and bathroom were clean and spacious. The cottage is well located for Beaminster (pubs/shops), Lyme Regis and Charmouth. We loved Read moreour NT walk at Langdon Hill and Forde Abbey was spectacular. All in all, a fantastic week with our 2 dogs. Lovely owners, thank you both. Hide

Reviewed by DERICK 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 4th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, great owners. Would highly recommend this beautiful place

Reviewed by Emma 21st May 2021

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Great cottage in tranquil countryside, you have access to owners garden which is beautiful and a summer shed to relax in. The New Inn pub is great, everyone was super friendly. Beaminster the nearest village is a 30 minute walk and has great shops and more pubs. Good spot for exploring the surroundings and relaxing. Looking forward to going back.

Reviewed by Malcolm 14th May 2021

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The cottage provided outstanding facilities and comfort and the location is ideal for exploring the Dorset countryside. The authentic village setting adds to its appeal and local walks are outstanding. The owners have ensured that the cottage is well equipped and extremely comfortable with a bonus of being dog friendly. We have a miniature schnauzeRead morer. We would hope to return for another stay. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 7th May 2021

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Wonderful cottage and week in Dorset

Reviewed by Tony 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Linda 16th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Best beach is Hive. So lovely to get away finally. Bridport is great for shopping and chilling with a coffe even if it was still outside! Highly recommend! Lin Phil and dogs Lottie and Isla

Reviewed by David 12th April 2021

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Really Fabulous Garden and charming Hosts

Reviewed by Charlotte 30th December 2020

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Perfect country getaway, warm comfortable and set in an idyllic quiet village with far reaching views., will definitely return again.

Reviewed by Tina 30th October 2020

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Rural village. Extremely quite, but has a fantastic pub!! The landlord/landlady were very friendly and welcoming and the food was excellent

Reviewed by Tony 20th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sue 2nd October 2020

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The cottage was attractive both inside and out, the setting within the garden of the owners was lovely. Because of Covid and shielding we took all our food with us, cooking every night. All manual equiptment I needed was there, including a microwave and a dishwasher. In the limited contact we had with the owners, they were very friendly and helpfulRead more. On one occasion when our dog got really muddy they were happy to let us use their hosepipe! We did several excellent walks. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 25th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Great base for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Terri 18th September 2020

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If you have dogs as long as you are happy to share the garden it's fine. Also if your dogs like to explore they can potentially get out of the garden.

Reviewed by Elaine 11th September 2020

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Fabulous cottage, and friendly hosts, cottage excellently placed for visiting the beautiful Dorset coast, and Market towns of Bridport, and Beaminster.

Reviewed by Cynthia 4th September 2020

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Heartsease is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, the owners are extremely helpful and welcoming, obviously wanting you to enjoy your holiday. Especially nice is the little garden room with a settee where you can sit on sunny days to enjoy your cup of tea.

Reviewed by Roman 28th August 2020

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Lovely cottage in Stoke Abbott. The owners were very helpful and welcoming, the patio/garden is beautiful and there is a pub next door that does delicious take-away. The cottage was clean and the owners had taken all the necessary precautions re COVID. There are several footpaths and country lanes for walks in the area.

Reviewed by Kathryn 14th August 2020

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Lovely setting, friendly hosts and very peaceful. Parking was a little tight for our VW Van but would be perfectly fine for a normal size car.

Reviewed by Sonia 31st July 2020

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Lovely cottage with the advantage of overlooking the owners' beautiful garden. We were very impressed with how they had adapted the cottage in light of Covid - hand sanitiser on entry, PPE pack, everything cleaned to a high order. A great place to explore this part of Dorset.

Reviewed by Barrie 24th July 2020

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The cottage is situated in a lovely quiet village, although access is interesting, down narrow lanes. The setting is idyllic in a beautiful country garden, and the patio area for guests is a lovely touch. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The vase of flowers from the garden provides a great welcome.

Reviewed by Joe 17th July 2020

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A stunning setting in a secluded part of the countryside while being in driving distance of the coast. The cottage itself is well stocked with many homely touches. An ideal location for a countryside getaway or exploring West Dorset

Reviewed by Linda 11th July 2020

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Reviewed by Lynn 6th March 2020

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We really enjoyed our stay in Stoke Abbot, the location was lovely, very peaceful and the, garden and, views, were beautiful. The outside space was a bonus as, even though it was March the weather was good and, we could sit outside with our coffee and, admire the countryside around us including the pheasants and sheep. The owners left us a cake, miRead morelk and, eggs all of which were appreciated. We enjoyed the, atmosphere in the local pub which is, just a few yards along from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 20th December 2019

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Reviewed by Sarah 6th November 2019

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Stunning

Reviewed by Chris 11th October 2019

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Need telling. Sorry to go on but we rent our cottage in another county and thats what you have cleaners for as its in the price. Most people are always decent and tidy and hoover when necessary.....not sure its needed as an instruction!

Reviewed by Peter 20th September 2019

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Lovely location with access to the owners garden, ideal for relaxing when the weather permits. Local pub (approx. 50 Yards away) serves good quality food and occasional themed nights ie Curry and Pie and a pint night. A car is definitely required and the ability to deal with the very narrow road.

Reviewed by Angela 25th August 2019

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Lovely quiet location, within 30mins of all the beautiful west Dorset beaches and beauty spots!

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Looking towards the detached cottage from the large garden shared only with the owners
A warm welcome awaits
Step into the characterful cottage
Spend cosy evenings beside the wood burner in the ground floor lounge area
Light and airy lounge/dining room with additional sleeping area
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Lounge/dining room with sleeping area which can be partially screened off
Sleeping area with double bed tucked into the ground floor lounge/dining room
Open-plan lounge/dining room with wood burner and sleeping area
Well-equipped galley kitchen
Relax in the second cosy lounge on the first floor
Show 18 morePretty window seat overlooking the garden

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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