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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
  • 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 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 29 guest ratings

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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

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

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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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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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