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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.

This immaculately-presented 18th-century thatched cottage sits in a peaceful rural location on the outskirts of the village with views across the neighbouring fields. Inside, the property has been lovingly updated with fresh contemporary decor, a wood burner, window seats and a Bluetooth speaker while outside in the colourful garden there is a pleasant pergola for enjoying summer BBQs with the family. A short walk brings you to the centre of historic Beaminster with its cafes, pubs and shops, while the dramatic Dorset coastline is just a 7-mile drive away.

Inside, a homely and inviting lounge sets the scene for cosy nights in with loved ones, complete with a wood burner, a Smart TV and a pretty window seat for watching the world go by. Prepare and enjoy delicious meals in the bespoke kitchen/diner beyond, which features beech worktops, a Belfast sink, tiled floor and a Bluetooth speaker/DAB radio for cooking with a soundtrack. A sunny conservatory offers an alternative space for dining or enjoying a lazy afternoon with a good book and opens onto the charming rear garden with its flower borders, shrubs, gravelled path and BBQ area. There is off road parking to the rear of the property with additional parking on the village lane to the front.

Known for its historical heritage, the picturesque town of Beaminster is home to a good choice of cafes, pubs, convenience stores and restaurants for stocking up on supplies or eating out. An 8-mile drive south will bring you to the bustling market town of Bridport and the popular coastal town of West Bay with its iconic cliffs and golden shingle beach that stretches all the way to the Isle of Portland, 31 miles to the east. Other points of interest along the dramatic Jurassic coastline include Charmouth (14 miles), Seatown (11 miles) and Lyme Regis (17 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee pod machine, washing machine 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 books, DVDs, 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
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Local pub and shops 0.3 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 3

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nathan 24th December 2019

We had a lovely stay at Little Thatch over Christmas, its a lovely cute cottage within easy reach of the town centre, the owners went above and beyond adding some lovely additional touches for our stay, I would certainly recommend and we will stay again.

Reviewed by Robert 8th December 2019

Enjoyed very much staying in this cosy and comfy cottage, in a quiet location but close to all the local village amenities (shops, pub, restaurants etc.). The cottage is clean, well maintained and has everything needed to enjoy a break. Many great places from coast to countryside to enjoy nearby. The welcome pack of goodies was a nice touch too!

Reviewed by Janet 4th October 2019

the cottage provides everything you need plus lovely extra touches. Spiral staircase may not be suitable for some people.

Reviewed by Nina 16th August 2019

Beaminster is a great location with easy access to West Dorset, the coast and other nearby attractions. Little Thatch was very well equipped and comfortable and had fantastic views. It soon became a home from home.

Reviewed by Christine 12th July 2019

This was our second visit to this beautiful, tastefully decorated and well equipped cottage in Beaminster; it felt like coming home!

Reviewed by Sally 21st June 2019

Little Thatch is a very comfortable, well-equipped cottage. It is in a quiet location on a road leading from the main centre of Beaminster. The conservatory, overlooking the private garden, was a lovely place to sit to relax or have meals. Highly recommended.

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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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