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Laurel Cottage - Osmington

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

  • Bask in rustic charm of the Dorset cottage’s thatched roof
  • Old farmhouse courtyard, seated decking area and exposed beams and brickwork
  • Prime location cottage that is within walking distance to the sea
  • Just 5 miles from Weymouth, 1.1 miles from the local pub and 100 yards from local shops
  • Private outdoor decking area with tables and chairs for intimate family or couple al-fresco dining
  • Luxurious open-plan living spaces to let the coastal air breeze through the property
Property code: DC088

Discover the prime location of this property with its alchemy of styles, character and modern amenities making guests fall in love with the area and nearby coastal hotspots.

This charming thatched cottage is ideally located in the pretty village of Osmington, just half a mile from the Dorset coastline. The perfect base for family holidays with the dog, it boasts a sociable open-plan layout, a small decked garden and plenty of facilities to keep all guests entertained. Osmington offers a range of local amenities including a pub and village shop, while the bustling coastal resort of Weymouth is just 5 miles away.

Inside, this historic building has been lovingly converted to offer spacious, bright and contemporary accommodation with original exposed beams, stonework and pretty wood-framed windows throughout. Rustle up delicious meals in the sunny modern kitchen area before dining at the table nearby or, in the summer months, enjoying them al fresco on the delightful decked terrace. For those cosy evenings in, the inviting lounge area is kitted out with a TV, iPod dock and games console to ensure everyone is catered for. A quirky spiral staircase leads up to two light and airy bedrooms, both of which are finished in tasteful fresh tones with oak furniture. There is parking for two cars.

Osmington itself is home to a popular pub together with a tea room and farm shop, perfect for stocking up on supplies for your stay. Just half a mile from the property is Osmington Bay and the stunning Jurassic Coast. Keen walkers should set out along the South West Coast Path, heading east for Ringstead Bay (3.5 miles) and west for the bustling seaside resort of Weymouth (6 miles). The county town of Dorchester is just 8 miles away, offering an array of shopping and dining facilities, while the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are within 10 miles of the property.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom – 1 with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Night storage heating and electric mounted heaters
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub is 1.1 miles away
  • Un-enclosed garden with seating
  • Shops and cafes are 100 yards away
  • South coast is 0.5 miles away
  • Weymouth is 5 miles away
  • End-of-terrace cottage
  • TV, games console and iPod dock available


This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 18th January 2020

Beautiful cottage very clean and comfortable easy to reach all areas of Dorset so great location. Fantastic welcome package . all in all great place to stay looking forward to a return visit.

Reviewed by Anthony 12th December 2019

Cosy little cottage,ideal for a short romantic break not far from the sea. Good clean facilities.

Reviewed by Jonathan 11th November 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at Laurel Cottage. It was cosy, clean, and in good order. Any instructions were clear and the cottage was well-stocked with crockery. There was a nice welcome hamper of shortbread biscuits, jams and croissants waiting fr us too; a nice welcoming touch. The cottage is a short, nice 30 walk to the Smugglers Inn right on theRead more coast; an excellent pub (the nearer Sly Fox pub is closed at the time of this review). We enjoyed a coastal walk from the cottage to Ringstead too. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 12th October 2019

In a lovely setting, peaceful and cosy, ideal for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Jill 28th September 2019

Lovely cottage only a few minutes walk from the coastal path. Everything we needed for a great week including a generous welcome hamper.

Reviewed by D G 24th August 2019

An excellent cottage in an ideal location. Would not hesitate to go again.

Reviewed by P 17th August 2019

Lovely location with excellent access to the coastal path, Weymouth, east, west and north Dorset. Excellent facilities in every respect. Clean, comfortable and very homely. An absolutely delightful place to stay! Thank you.

Reviewed by Lesley 10th August 2019

Nice clean small cottage in a good location near a beach and local pubs. The owners welcome you with a hamper with nice things for holiday and breakfast.

Reviewed by Vicki 3rd August 2019

We had a fabulous week in Laurel Cottage. It was spotlessly clean & very comfortable. The hamper was a lovely touch, but the bottle of Prosecco & card for my birthday was a real surprise! Osmington is well situated to explore the Dorset coast in either direction & we enjoyed doing just that. The local Farm Shop is just up the road & is a gem & the Read morelocal Pub is very handy. The Cottage had everything we needed for our holiday, we will definitely be back in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 20th July 2019

Immaculate, well-equipped country cottage with generous welcome hamper. Fab location to explore the beautiful county of Dorset

Reviewed by G 22nd June 2019

Laurel cottage was excellent and well located for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Mrs K S Greenfield 18th April 2019

The cottage was furnished with good quality fittings, exceptionally clean and kept to a very high standard. We would recommend it and plan to return.

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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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