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Little Thatch - Beaminster

Beaminster, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Thatched 18th century semi-detached stone cottage
  • Full of charm and character
  • Extensive countryside views
  • Garden with terrace, pergola and BBQ for outdoor dining
  • Dog-friendly property
  • Close to local amenities with pubs and shops being under half a mile away
Property code: DC099

This chocolate-box thatched cottage dates from the 18th century is furnished to a high standard and is packed full of original features and outstanding character.

Located in the little village of Beaminster on a rural road facing fields, this semi-detached 18th-century thatched property is ideally positioned for access to the village amenities, shops and pubs and is surrounded by spectacular views of the extensive countryside. In the local area, there are a number of tourist attractions to visit. Beaminster Museum is an accredited local history museum open from April to November with a selection of historical exhibitions about the village and the local area as well as some more obscure displays. Down the road (2 miles) is Mapperton House, which is a beautiful 16th-century manor house with gorgeous gardens full of plants and flowers – a must see for any nature or architecture lover.

The stone cottage is accessed up two steps into the porch where there is space to store your coats and boots after a day’s walking or exploring. The porch leads into the beautiful double aspect living room which has oak flooring in keeping with the property’s age, cosy wood burner, window seats to appreciate the views, Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system and a selection of games and puzzles for entertainment indoors. The spacious and bright kitchen has a traditional Belfast sink, beech worktops, an iPod dock and all the modern conveniences needed for preparing and cooking a family meal. There is a breakfast table for kitchen dining and a tiled floor which extends into the conservatory/dining room. There are glazed French doors out into the garden. Downstairs there is also the family bathroom with a shower over the bath, sink and WC. On ascending the stairs, which are steep and winding with narrow treads, you will find the two bedrooms, a 5ft double and a twin, with fantastic views over the surrounding hills, both with window seats. The bedrooms are in the eaves of the property and have exposed beams, a classic period feature. The cottage benefits from underfloor heating in the bathroom and electric heaters throughout the main house to keep you extra cosy on colder nights.

The outside space at this cottage is just as stunning as the inside of the property. The front has a low retaining stone wall decorated with a variety of shrubs and flowers. A side path and six steps lead you to the rear garden. The garden features a lovely lawn with flower borders and shrubbery, head down the winding gravelled path and you will be able to access the terrace, pergola and BBQ. Ideal for eating out and enjoying the sunshine. There is off road parking to the rear of the property with additional parking on the village lane to the front.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath (shower over), WC and sink
  • Kitchen with Belfast sink, cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer and dishwasher
  • Electric panel radiators throughout main house and underfloor heating in bathroom
  • Woodburner (logs/coal included October - April; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth sound system
  • Selection of games and puzzles in lounge
  • Off-road parking to the rear of the property with additional parking on the village lane in front
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Staircase is steep and winding with narrow treads
  • Garden with seating
  • Local pub and shops 0.3 miles
  • Maximum 4 people occupancy
  • Please note the property is approached via 2 steps via the porch
  • Children over the age of 3 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs F Rollin 26th April 2019

A lovely cottage in a superb location. Very well kitted out with kitchen equipment. Very comfortable beds. Loads of local walks and nice local shops. Lovely restaurant in town and a good pub. Close to Lyme Regis and West Bay.

Reviewed by Mrs E Manley 11th April 2019

Beautifully clean, well kept, pretty little cottage with everything you could possibly want. The housekeeper phoned to ask if all was OK on the first day.

Reviewed by Mrs J Barr 23rd March 2019

Our 3rd visit. Cottage always beautifully clean, comfortable with everything you could need.

Reviewed by Ms R S Hepburn 10th October 2018

Beautiful thatched cottage. Warm and cosy. Everything for an autumn break in dorset. Well equipped, housekeeper messaged on arrival to check all was ok. Flowers and welcome pack was nice touch. My dog slept all night!secure garden. Would definately recommend.

Reviewed by Mr M Harper 31st August 2018

The cottage was a delight and very quiet . The only thing missing was an extra frying pan . One of us was a vegetarian . This made preparing a Full English problematic .

Reviewed by Mrs J Barr 31st August 2018

Lovely cottage, very clean with character

Reviewed by Mrs L Worthington 31st August 2018

Very comfortable, well decorated and thoughtfully furnished. A relaxing place to stay with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Mrs A Wylie 15th August 2018

Beautiful cottage very well maintained

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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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