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Beautiful enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
View towards the rear of the spacious property
Relax in the bright and airy lounge overlooking the pretty garden
The perfect place to unwind in the spacious lounge
Curl up with a good book
Delightful property with homely touches
Everything you need to prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
 Enjoy a lazy breakfast at the dining table in the kitchen
Step into the conservatory from the lounge
Wake up to stunning views from the super-king-size bedroom
Decorated with care
Bright and airy bedroom with vintage dressing table
Enjoy uninterrupted views from the bedroom window
Pretty twin with zip-and-link bed which can be made into a king size on request at time of booking
Enjoy the far reaching rural views
Twin with zip-and-link beds which can be made into a king size on request at time of booking
Towels are provided
Contemporary and spacious bathroom with a shower over the bath
Views over the garden and beyond from the lay-z-spa hot tub
Relax in the garden
View towards the front of the property with storage for bikes
The beautiful beach at nearby West Bay
1 / 22  Beautiful enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
2 / 22  View towards the rear of the spacious property
3 / 22  Relax in the bright and airy lounge overlooking the pretty garden
4 / 22  The perfect place to unwind in the spacious lounge
5 / 22  Curl up with a good book
6 / 22  Delightful property with homely touches
7 / 22  Everything you need to prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
8 / 22   Enjoy a lazy breakfast at the dining table in the kitchen
9 / 22  Step into the conservatory from the lounge
10 / 22  Wake up to stunning views from the super-king-size bedroom
11 / 22  Decorated with care
12 / 22  Bright and airy bedroom with vintage dressing table
13 / 22  Enjoy uninterrupted views from the bedroom window
14 / 22  Pretty twin with zip-and-link bed which can be made into a king size on request at time of booking
15 / 22  Enjoy the far reaching rural views
16 / 22  Twin with zip-and-link beds which can be made into a king size on request at time of booking
17 / 22  Towels are provided
18 / 22  Contemporary and spacious bathroom with a shower over the bath
19 / 22  Views over the garden and beyond from the lay-z-spa hot tub
20 / 22  Relax in the garden
21 / 22  View towards the front of the property with storage for bikes
22 / 22  The beautiful beach at nearby West Bay

Old Rectory View

West Bay (7mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A spacious rural retreat hidden away in the countryside, perfect for being in harmony with nature
  • Relax in the lay-z-spa hot tub and enjoy views over the beautifully kept garden and rolling hills beyond
  • Ideal for walkers and cyclists with plenty of stunning routes to explore from the doorstep
Property code: 59666

Enjoy the wonderful views over the West Dorset countryside and beautiful garden whilst relaxing in the lay-z-spa hot tub. Also with easy access to the coast, this property is the ideal base for exploring this picturesque area.

This remarkably spacious property is attached to the owner’s home where a warm welcome awaits yet your privacy is assured and is set just outside the rural hamlet of West Compton, nestling under Eggardon Hill. It is the perfect spot for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers alike. The historic town of Dorchester is just a short drive away and offers a great selection of shops, pubs and attractions for everyone to enjoy. You could explore the county museum, which is well worth a visit, or try out one of the many eateries. This property is the ideal base for those wishing to explore West Dorset and beyond. You will find an abundance of pretty towns and villages easily accessible from here, as well as the stunning Jurassic Coast where you can fossil hunt or simply relax on the beach.

Stepping inside the property via the private entrance, there is a welcoming, spacious entrance hallway with a door to a separate WC. The hallway then leads through to the kitchen/diner which has delightful views over the rear garden. The well-equipped kitchen is a great social space to prepare a family meal with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Enjoy your meals in the dining area with seating for four. Just next door to the kitchen/diner is the stylish lounge which has plenty of room to relax in, with a Smart TV and DVD and wood burner effect electric fire, making it the perfect space to unwind and watch your favourite movie after a day of exploring. From here you can enter the bright and airy conservatory, where you can read a good book or simply enjoy the views. From the hallway, take the wide staircase to the first floor where you will find the two bedrooms. The first bedroom is light and airy with beautiful views over the garden and countryside beyond, in this room there is a super-king-size. The second bedroom is a twin with zip-and-link beds which can be made into a king-size (on request at time of booking), which has lovely rural views of the surrounding area. Completing the inside of the property is the bathroom with shower over bath and WC on the first floor.

Heading out of the property from the conservatory, there is an enclosed garden with a patio area, garden furniture and BBQ, perfect for a spot of al fresco dining, or relax in the lay-z-spa hot tub and enjoy the far reaching views. Off-road parking is available for two cars towards the front of the property and bicycles can be stored easily by the front door in the wall mounted bicycle racks.

 

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size and 1 twin with 2'6" zip-and-link beds which can be made into a king size on request at time of booking
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Lay-z-spa hot tub
  • Hot tub towels are provided, please take your own beach towels
  • Travel cot and highchair are not provided, guests are welcome to take their own
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV and DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage for bicycles
  • Beach 6 miles, shop 3 miles and pub 2 miles

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by V 28th August 2020

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Had a great holiday at this wonderful property. It's in a very peaceful location, beautifully decorated, impeccably clean and extremely spacious with everything that you would need. It's right in the countryside with the most amazing views from the lounge/bedrooms and was extremely private. Fabulous hot tub which we used every day. I have never beeRead moren in a hot tub with such a beautiful view !! So relaxing. We didnt want to come home! Thank you Dom and Pom for a lovely stay - we will be back ! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 17th July 2020

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The owners - Dom and Pom made us so welcome in this beautiful home. Its well equipped and so comfy. Well located in the country but easy distances to all the areas we visited. Thank you so much - Jane Thank

Reviewed by Bob 20th March 2020

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This cottage is very strongly recommended. It is spacious, peaceful, relaxing, surrounded by beautiful countryside and the landlord is generous, helpful and friendly. I cant think of anything that we would change.

Reviewed by Jackie 20th November 2019

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Reviewed by Robert 6th September 2019

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We have stayed in many cottages over the years - this one tops the lot! Amazingly appointed and equipped and very friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Darren 2nd August 2019

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We had a lovely relaxing and peaceful holiday in this beautiful property. The house is ideally situated for exploring the delights of Dorset. It is very clean, spacious and well-equipped, with delightful gardens to look out upon. We were greeted by Dom, who was very friendly and welcoming. A tea tray with milk and chocolate brownies were waiting inRead more the kitchen upon our arrival which provided a great start to our holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Duncan 26th July 2019

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The property is fantastic and the owners are very welcoming. Local eggs and milk were a great surprise. We had a thoroughly good time and will definitely be returning

Reviewed by P H 5th July 2019

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A very well appointed and spotlessly clean holiday cottage in a lovely and peaceful location. The cottage had a very nice garden where we could sit and admire the countryside views, either sitting in the garden chairs or from the hot tub which was excellent. The owners Dom and Pomme were very welcoming indeed, and provided some good suggestions forRead more eating out including The Spyway Inn in nearby Askerswell. We had the Sunday lunch there and admired the views from the beer garden afterwards. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 28th June 2019

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Perfect place in the perfect location with perfect owners!

Reviewed by E 14th June 2019

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A very comfortable cottage this was our second visit very well appointed situated a short distance to most attractions enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Susan 24th May 2019

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We loved our stay in this beautiful and extremely well-maintained home in the Dorset countryside. Our hosts were very welcoming and thoughtful but never intrusive. The property is surrounded by farmland so is very private, with Dorchester and Bridport each about 15 minutes away. To get to the main roads you need to drive on some narrow country roadRead mores which we found a bit daunting at first, but we soon adapted...Its a lovely home, very well-equipped and we would highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 17th May 2019

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Pub in the village excellent value for money food and beer wise chalk and cheese pub

Reviewed by Leo 26th April 2019

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Fantastic place to unwind and relax.

Reviewed by John 19th April 2019

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A beautiful house with amazing views. Home from home. Lovely welcome from the owners.Will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Stephen 12th April 2019

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Had a really nice time and the owners were lovely.

Reviewed by David 15th February 2019

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The owners were very welcoming and helpful in promptly sorting out minor problems. We had a lovely time there despite indifferent weather, and wouldn't hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Stuart 5th February 2019

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This cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed in. It is very spacious and comfortable. Everything you may need has been provided, including a hot tub in the garden. It is in a fairly remote location, so a car is essential. If you stay if February, we hope the weather is better for you than it was for us. Local pubs and restaurants are excelleRead morent. We enjoyed the cottage tremendously. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 20th October 2018

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Excellent holiday home, very comfortable, very well equipped, beautiful location & gardens, very welcoming , friendly and helpful owners. We had a fantastic break here. Good central location for visiting coastal areas & not far from supermarkets etc. We would stay again

Reviewed by Christine 5th October 2018

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lovely quiet country location. Property was excellent,spacious and clean.Would like to return in the future.

Reviewed by E 14th September 2018

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the cottage was very comfortable and very well catered for our host was very friendly and helpful the hot tub was an added bonus.We enjoyed our stay and are looking at booking for next year.

Reviewed by Anthony 7th September 2018

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The cottage was in a great location for visiting Dorset. We were made very welcome and enjoyed the brownies, milk and eggs left by Dom and Pomme. The lazy spa was a welcome retreat after our days out walking and lovely to relax in. The kitchen was very well equipped and the cottage was very comfortable. It was a lovely place to stay and we would hoRead morepe to visit it again in the future. Hide

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Beautiful enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
View towards the rear of the spacious property
Relax in the bright and airy lounge overlooking the pretty garden
The perfect place to unwind in the spacious lounge
Curl up with a good book
Delightful property with homely touches
Everything you need to prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
 Enjoy a lazy breakfast at the dining table in the kitchen
Step into the conservatory from the lounge
Wake up to stunning views from the super-king-size bedroom
Decorated with care
Show 10 moreBright and airy bedroom with vintage dressing table

Location

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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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