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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.

With wonderful views over the West Dorset countryside, this spacious rural retreat is ideal for families of keen walkers or cyclists. Sleeping four, this period property is a home from home with its generous rooms, cosy soft furnishings, sunny conservatory and large family kitchen. Spend your days exploring the surrounding countryside, historic towns and villages or stunning Jurassic Coast before returning to this picturesque property for a BBQ in the enclosed garden or a relaxing soak in the Lay-Z-Spa hot tub.

Attached to the owner’s property yet with its own private entrance, this is a homely and welcoming retreat. Cook and dine in the good-sized traditional kitchen, before retiring to the spacious lounge for the evening. With inviting sofas, tasteful artwork and a warming wood burner-effect electric fire, this is a pleasant space in which to relax and unwind after a busy day on foot. Meanwhile, a sunny conservatory is a wonderfully peaceful room for reading or enjoying a cup of coffee in the mornings. Upstairs, the two bedrooms have been tastefully finished in calming pastels with spectacular elevated rural views. Step outside from the conservatory into the lovely, enclosed garden with its patio area, garden furniture and hot tub.

Sitting in the rural hamlet of West Compton, this property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside - perfect for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers alike. Visit the historic town of Dorchester to stock up on supplies or enjoy a delicious meal out, or pop into the county museum to gen up on local history. Meanwhile, the Jurassic Coast is just 6 miles away, with a 95-mile stretch of vast beaches, fascinating rock structures, fossil-rich bays and pretty towns and villages just waiting to be discovered.

  • 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 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alex 3rd September 2021

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Wonderful, relaxing, elegant. Terrific peaceful location. Would go again!

Reviewed by Barbara 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Steve 13th August 2021

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Beautiful property. It is clear the owners have invested both time, money and love on The Old Rectory. A lovely light, airy and spacious property with all the home comforts you will need - including a great spa! The owners are extremely helpful and gracious hosts with the most amazing Rocky Road cakes and home-laid eggs as well as other essentials Read morewaiting on arrival. Would highly recommend to others looking for a peaceful location to rest and relax or use as a base to explore from. Hide

Reviewed by Hitesh 6th August 2021

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Dom and Pomme are incredibly friendly and great hosts. The property is stunning both inside and outside and the pictures don't do it justice. It's in a great location too as only a few minutes drive to the A35. There is so much space within the property and lots of nice little extra things such as cling film, foil, sharp knives and a full size fridRead morege. The hot tub is a great addition and took our holiday to another level. We will definitely be back, definitely now our favourite place. Hide

Reviewed by Billy 1st August 2021

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What a fantastic place to stay. The hosts, Dom and Pomme, were so welcoming. They explained the property and local area clearly. Its a perfect location, great size rooms with all the amenities. Two very friendly dogs, whom my son adored. The house and grounds were extremely clean and tidy.

Reviewed by Jemma 23rd July 2021

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We had a wonderful week in this spacious cottage. It is in a lovely rural location with a beautiful garden. The owners were lovely and very friendly with great knowledge of the area. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. The hot tub was new, clean and ready for us to use on arrival. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Janice 2nd July 2021

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We spent two very enjoyable weeks in this lovely house. The owners were friendly and very welcoming and the house spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The location is also excellent, surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside and close to the coast, but far enough away to be peaceful. Having a hot tub was a real touch of luxury. If you like greRead moreat views, walking, visiting gardens and historical sights, beaches, good pubs and the sound of birds and cattle you will find them all here. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 25th June 2021

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Had a lovely holiday, this was our 2nd time of staying here. The hosts were exceptional most helpful what a lovely couple. Anything you need they were there to help either for sightseeing or around the cottage. Would deffernately recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Andrew 18th June 2021

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One of the best places we have stayed at. We loved the quiet location and the quality and style of the property and furnishings. A great place to return to and relax after a day out. We also appreciated the delightful gardens and the abundant wildlife. We will definitely be using Rectory View as a holiday home in the future.

Reviewed by Sarah 11th June 2021

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We absolutely loved our holiday here. It had everything we needed for a great holiday with our 3 year old and 8 month old baby. They both loved the hottub and having so much inside space to play! Dom and Pomme were so nice and helpful. The location was ideal for us. We would love to come back one day.

Reviewed by Pauline 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 28th May 2021

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We had a wonderful week at this spacious and well-equipped home from home. Everything was immaculate and the owners (who live next door) couldnt have been more helpful. We loved being surrounded by green countryside and our children enjoyed playing with the owners dogs and meeting the chickens. Sitting in the hot tub whilst hearing nothing but birdRead moresong was fantastic (its filled with fresh water between stays). 20 mins to the beach too! Im sure we will be back soon. Hide

Reviewed by John 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Malcolm 17th May 2021

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Probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. It is very spacious, spotlessly clean, well furnished and equipped with everything! The bed is really comfortable, and you wake up to views across the countryside. The hot tub is great, and its totally private with great views. The owners who live next door are very friendly and helpful, and giveRead more great advice about places to go. The cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and is very tranquil, set deep in rural Dorset. A fabulous place! Hide

Reviewed by Geoff 16th October 2020

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The cottage was lovely & spacious. Updated with all amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Ifs located in a very quiet rural area, so lovely for walking & relaxing. The hot tub / lay-z-spa was located next to the house so only a short walk in the cooler weather. The hosts were very welcoming & knowledgeable of the area.

Reviewed by Peter 9th October 2020

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Excellent property, very comfortable and very well equipped. The cottage is quite remote which suited us as we wanted peace and quiet. We loved the hot tub.

Reviewed by Catherine 2nd October 2020

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We enjoyed a lovely week at this beautifully furnished and decorated home-from-home. It was exceptionally spacious, warm and well-equipped; the kitchen had all the mod cons you could want, including cookbooks, and the beds were outstandingly comfortable. The hot tub in the garden was a huge treat and very easy to use. It was a bonus to have the ownRead moreers Dom and Pomme and their two labs nearby. We really appreciated the tips about the best places to visit and eat out. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 25th September 2020

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Rural bliss! The cottage is very spacious, tastefully furnished, well equipped, the list goes on. And above all very comfortable beds with plump pillows! Far reaching beautiful countryside views in every direction, if you are looking for a restful, peaceful holiday then this is the place for you. Thank you to the owners Dom and Pomme, who went abovRead moree and beyond to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 18th September 2020

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Firstly we were made to feel very welcome by Dom, who showed us round the property. There was a good welcome pack with home-made brownies, eggs, milk, tea, coffee etc. The property was spotlessly clean and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. We would love to return.

Reviewed by Anthony 11th September 2020

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This is a very comfortable cottage with large rooms and very nicely organised. The hot tub is a great benefit which we enjoyed daily. In the middle of nowhere, peaceful and great views across the rolling hills. The proprietors were very pleasant and we had several chats during the week. On arrival they had left some salad, eggs, and homemade cake fRead moreor us, very thoughtful. Hide

Reviewed by vicki 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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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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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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