Looking towards the cottage on the left
Step into the light and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
Catch up with a good book or watch your favourite TV programme
Ideal spot to put your feet up and relax
A warm welcome awaits
Delightful dual aspect double bedroom
Charming double bedroom
Shower room adjacent to the bedroom
Enjoy the spacious garden
Guests have sole use of the well kept garden
Looking towards the water wheel from the garden
Listen to the gentle babble of the mill stream
Looking towards the cottage
1 / 13  Looking towards the cottage on the left
2 / 13  Step into the light and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
3 / 13  Catch up with a good book or watch your favourite TV programme
4 / 13  Ideal spot to put your feet up and relax
5 / 13  A warm welcome awaits
6 / 13  Delightful dual aspect double bedroom
7 / 13  Charming double bedroom
8 / 13  Shower room adjacent to the bedroom
9 / 13  Enjoy the spacious garden
10 / 13  Guests have sole use of the well kept garden
11 / 13  Looking towards the water wheel from the garden
12 / 13  Listen to the gentle babble of the mill stream
13 / 13  Looking towards the cottage

Mill Cottage - West Milton

West Milton, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Relax in the peace and tranquillity of this traditional cottage hidden away in the rural countryside
  • Set in a secluded location with direct access to an abundance of scenic footpaths
  • Explore coastal walks along the dramatic cliff tops on the beautiful Jurassic Coast
Property code: DC113

This traditional countryside cottage for two has ample space both inside and outside, and enjoys the best of both worlds with the popular attractions of the Jurassic Coast also within easy reach.

A quintessentially English country cottage with country views, nature-lovers and tranquillity-searchers will love it here. Located just outside of the village of West Milton, this former stone mill (cited in the Doomsday Book) is down a private track and boasts country walks in abundance. Don your boots and explore the locale or simply pull up a pew at your new home from home and enjoy this scenic haven with all its lovely comforts and thoughtful details.

Separated across two floors, the ground of the cottage features the living area. In a modern open-plan design, there’s no part of your day that isn’t catered for. Relax in the lounge area and switch on the TV for the morning news, coffee in hand. A selection of books is also provided for you to read if you’ve finished your own or simply fancy something different. In the kitchen, detail and function blend to create a cute, compact space with everything you could need. Cook up a culinary sensation and sit down around the dining table for meals at home. Upstairs, there is a pretty bedroom with lots of light and soothing decor, and a bathroom with walk-in shower. For sunny afternoons, head across the parking area and over a small bridged stream to the large garden where you can throw a picnic blanket down on the lawn.

Enjoy Dorset’s rich natural beauty and explore the locale on foot. Many footpaths are easily accessible near and far. Beyond the immediate area, a whole playground awaits. Only 5.5 miles from West Bay and 7 miles from Hive Beach, you can inhale the reviving scent of sea air and skim stones across the water’s surface. For shops and eateries, Bridport is 4 miles away and Beaminster is 5.5 miles away.


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

  • 1 bedroom with double bed
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice-box, microwave and washer/dryer
  • Outside seating, lawn and summer house
  • Central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hairdryer provided
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Large garden just across the parking area
  • Pub within 1 mile and shop within 3 miles
  • Regret no children 

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rick 9th February 2020

This cottage is set in a very quiet location on a working farm. It is very cosy for two people, as we were there in feb with the horrendous storms we were very glad of the warm and comfortable cottage. It was spotlessly clean with comfy bed and nice powerful shower. Kitchen equipment was more than adequate for a holiday let. The owners are lovely aRead morend not at all intrusive Would recommend this cottage for a base to visit Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by L 18th October 2019

Our second stay, just as good as our first stay 2 years ago. The owners are very warm and welcoming. The cottage is comfortable and has everything you could need, including excellent wi-fi connection. Very peaceful, rural location with good pubs serving decent food a short drive away. We highly recommend Mill Cottage.

Reviewed by Tevor 28th September 2019

A quiet base to walk and visit Dorset from.

Reviewed by Ingrida 15th September 2019

Fantastic location, very friendly people and cosy cottage - exactly what we were looking for. Very impressed how pet friendly they were. Would recommend if you are looking for a quiet holiday and do not mind driving narrow country lanes!

Reviewed by Sandra 30th August 2019

We enjoyed our stay at mill cottage ,the family made us welcome ,lovely location,and would certainly go again to mill cottage.

Reviewed by L 23rd August 2019

We visited the property on and off for twenty one years ! Indeed we took our two young children there year after year! We love the farm ! The owners have become firm friends ! The location is perfect ! Two excellent pubs within walking distance The Marquis of Lorne and The Three Horseshoes) Close to the beach ! Endless walks from the farm to do ! TRead moreotal peace and quiet and stunning location ! These are just some of the reasons we love it ! Hide

Reviewed by Jeanette 26th July 2019

Very comfortable and clean property, everything we needed was supplied. Excellent bathroom with good shower and comfortable and quite big bedroom with plenty of space. Car parking suitable. Bigger sign to property would be better with greenery cut away.

Reviewed by Susan 29th June 2019

The cottage was lovely to use as a base. A little remote as needed to use the car every time and is on a working farm. Once we located footpaths, which are just behind the cottage. We had some lovely walks with our dog. Large garden to sit and relax in and the dog can play securely. This is just used by the cottage resident. The owners are next dooRead morer and very warm and friendly people. Hide

Reviewed by Mr I Hermanowski

Fantastic little cottage in a great location. The cottage was clean & quite just perfect for us & the dog. 2 excellent pubs walkable in about 20 minutes both serving excellent food (& beer). Owners close by but not intrusive. We will return.

Reviewed by Mr M Manson 15th April 2019

Charming cottage in fabulous rural location. Lovely walks right from the front-door.

Reviewed by Ms J Sadler 29th October 2018

Absolutely super, clean, warm, quiet with everything I and the dogs needed. Owners were just across the yard and very friendly without being intrusive. Loved the informative folders of local places, events, walks etc to visit.

Reviewed by Mr J Cartmel 25th October 2018

Quaint little cottage just right for the 2 of us & our little dog, very comfortable, Beautiful area, great for walks. Lovely owners on hand if you needed anything but unobtrusive.

Reviewed by Mrs G Thompson 10th September 2018

Small, clean cottage with pretty bedroom and access, across yard, to large garden. Some equipment in need of refreshing; cooker v old and sofa, although modern, rather uncomfortable. Owners v welcoming and although adjacent to farmhouse, it was v peaceful and they didnt intrude. CottGe is bit remote, on very narrow lanes which some could find dauntRead moreing. Hide

Reviewed by Mr I Sweet 31st August 2018

Lovely and thoughtful renovation of a water mill. Bedroom particularly was very tastefully decorated.

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Looking towards the cottage on the left
Step into the light and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
Catch up with a good book or watch your favourite TV programme
Ideal spot to put your feet up and relax
A warm welcome awaits
Delightful dual aspect double bedroom
Charming double bedroom
Shower room adjacent to the bedroom
Enjoy the spacious garden
Guests have sole use of the well kept garden
Looking towards the water wheel from the garden
Show 1 moreListen to the gentle babble of the mill stream


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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