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Looking towards the rear of the spacious property
Beautiful enclosed garden with lay-z-spa hot tub, seating and BBQ
Relax in the bright and airy sitting room overlooking the pretty garden
The perfect place to unwind in the spacious sitting room
Light and airy sitting room
Delightful property with homely touches
Curl up with a good book
Work space if you need it
Step into the conservatory from the sitting room which leads to the garden
Spot some of the local wildlife
Welcoming entrance hall
Everything you need to prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen
Bright kitchen/dining room
Enjoy leisurely meals at the dining table in the kitchen
Have a hearty breakfast
Sample the eggs from the owners' hens
Head upstairs to the delightful bedrooms
Wake up to views across the countryside from the super-king-size bedroom
Enjoy uninterrupted views from the bedroom window
Decorated with care
Bright and airy bedroom with vintage dressing table
Plenty of storage in the Master bedroom
Pretty twin with zip-and-link beds 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
Ground floor WC
Views over the garden and beyond from the lay-z-spa hot tub
Relax in the tranquil garden
View towards the front of the property with storage for bikes
The beautiful beach at nearby West Bay
1 / 32  Looking towards the rear of the spacious property
2 / 32  Beautiful enclosed garden with lay-z-spa hot tub, seating and BBQ
3 / 32  Relax in the bright and airy sitting room overlooking the pretty garden
4 / 32  The perfect place to unwind in the spacious sitting room
5 / 32  Light and airy sitting room
6 / 32  Delightful property with homely touches
7 / 32  Curl up with a good book
8 / 32  Work space if you need it
9 / 32  Step into the conservatory from the sitting room which leads to the garden
10 / 32  Spot some of the local wildlife
11 / 32  Welcoming entrance hall
12 / 32  Everything you need to prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen
13 / 32  Bright kitchen/dining room
14 / 32  Enjoy leisurely meals at the dining table in the kitchen
15 / 32  Have a hearty breakfast
16 / 32  Sample the eggs from the owners' hens
17 / 32  Head upstairs to the delightful bedrooms
18 / 32  Wake up to views across the countryside from the super-king-size bedroom
19 / 32  Enjoy uninterrupted views from the bedroom window
20 / 32  Decorated with care
21 / 32  Bright and airy bedroom with vintage dressing table
22 / 32  Plenty of storage in the Master bedroom
23 / 32  Pretty twin with zip-and-link beds which can be made into a king-size on request at time of booking
24 / 32  Enjoy the far reaching rural views
25 / 32  Twin with zip-and-link beds which can be made into a king-size on request at time of booking
26 / 32  Towels are provided
27 / 32  Contemporary and spacious bathroom with a shower over the bath
28 / 32  Ground floor WC
29 / 32  Views over the garden and beyond from the lay-z-spa hot tub
30 / 32  Relax in the tranquil garden
31 / 32  View towards the front of the property with storage for bikes
32 / 32  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
  • Smart TV and DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage for bicycles
  • Beach 7 miles, shop 3 miles and pub 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Margaret 10th September 2022

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We loved our stay at this cottage. The setting is beautiful and peaceful and the accommodation had everything we needed and more. We really can't rate this place and our hosts highly enough. We have every intention of returning.

Reviewed by Andrew 2nd September 2022

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Old Rectory View Annexe is extremely spacious,( even for 4 people). Spotlessly clean, every amenity and more, thought of for your stay, from a welcome tray, eggs, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, hand soap to start you off with, to cleaning products! Very tidy garden, table and chairs, bbq, and the hot tub, to enjoy the views, and so quiet! Plenty of parkRead moreing space at the front of the property, This property is in an excellent location for lots of places to visit, we will definitely be back to stay!! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 19th August 2022

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Beautiful spacious accommodation equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The views and peaceful surroundings were lovely too. Location was excellent for visiting numerous attractions. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful, we had an excellent time.

Reviewed by Zoe 12th August 2022

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We loved staying here. The surroundings were beautiful and only a short drive to the coast or local pubs. It was the best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Everything was quality and the beds really comfortable. Owners were super friendly and helpful. We also loved the welcome package of home made cake and freshly laid eggs. We hope Read moreto return soon. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 5th August 2022

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Beautiful, light and airy accommodation with plenty of space for a family. Has the benefit of feeling like you are away from it all, hidden in the countryside but you are no more than 15 minutes from stunning beaches and idyllic towns. Very welcoming and accommodating owners with a lovely presented cottage.

Reviewed by Chris 29th July 2022

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Lovely rural location. Very quiet and relaxing place to stay which makes a good spot to drive out to many attractions in Dorset and the surrounding area. The house was extremely nice, very clean and spacious. Had all the equipment you would need for a "home away from home". Very nice touches from the very welcoming and friendly owners, such as a loRead morevely welcome pack including some excellent Rocky Road brownies and home grown vegetables! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 22nd July 2022

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We had the absolute best time here! This holiday accommodation is some of the most spacious and well equipped we have ever stayed in. Beautiful views, amazingly peaceful and our boys loved the hot tub, they used it every day. Whilst local attractions are not on your doorstep everything is easily reachable by car in under 30 minutes and we spent lotRead mores of time in West Bay, Lime Regis and Charmouth. Highly recommend this lovely place and it's hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Andy 1st July 2022

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Wonderful place to stay in a beautiful location close to Dorchester and coast. Private gardens were delightful as were the brownies on arrival. Big thanks to Dom and Pomme for their hospitality. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Eileen 24th June 2022

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Much larger property than appears on the website photos. Very comfortable. Excellent beds, quality bedding and towels. Nice touch providing separate towels for the spa tub. Pomme and Dom discreet hosts. A lovely welcome pack on arrival. Well equipped kitchen. Property well looked after and clean. Property is 'off the beaten track' on single track rRead moreoads but not busy, so easy to get to and you do get used to it very quickly. Very close to West Bay and Dorchester not too far. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 3rd June 2022

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Arrived back home yesterday afternoon after a weeks stay - from the minute going up the drive we thought this looks special and it didn't change when entering the door Immaculately presented with excellent taste in furnishings and decor- the views from almost every window was priceless of the surrounding Dorset countryside. Having spent a lot of tiRead moreme travelling around the south and south west in view of the current travel madness I have no qualms in saying I think Dorset country side wins out Hide

Reviewed by Walter Ian 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 22nd October 2021

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This was a lovely clean and comfortable property in a very quiet and remote location. It is a little way to travel from the main road but once you have found it, it is easy enough. Beautiful surroundings and friendly owners. The cottage has everything you need and is large and spacious. A welcome treat was very thoughtful and the hot tub is an addeRead mored bonus. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Phillip 15th October 2021

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Property very nice, fabulous location, owners really nice people. Would certainly go back again. Excellent value for money, Would highly recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Neil 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Jane 24th September 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay here - the location is fantastic with wonderful views. The cottage has everything you could possibly need with a lovely garden to sit out in. Easy to find with off street parking and excellent wifi. We also had good phone signal coverage :-)

Reviewed by A 10th September 2021

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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

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Looking towards the rear of the spacious property
Beautiful enclosed garden with lay-z-spa hot tub, seating and BBQ
Relax in the bright and airy sitting room overlooking the pretty garden
The perfect place to unwind in the spacious sitting room
Light and airy sitting room
Delightful property with homely touches
Curl up with a good book
Work space if you need it
Step into the conservatory from the sitting room which leads to the garden
Spot some of the local wildlife
Welcoming entrance hall
Show 20 moreEverything you need to prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen

Location

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