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Looking towards the front of the cottage
Lounge with inglenook fireplace and wood burner
Pretty lounge leading to the kitchen
Relax in the cosy lounge by the wood burner
Beautiful farmhouse style kitchen/dining room
Full of character and charm
Try some home cooking on the Aga
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
The perfect spot for relaxed family meals
Charming double bedroom overlooking the garden and countryside beyond
Twin bedroom
Compact twin bedroom
Step back in time and enjoy the quirky surroundings
Pretty single bedroom
Country styling
Quirky bathroom with shower over bath
Relax in the enclosed garden
Enclosed garden to the rear of the cottage
Side view of the pretty cottage
View towards the rear of this charming thatched cottage
1 / 20  Looking towards the front of the cottage
2 / 20  Lounge with inglenook fireplace and wood burner
3 / 20  Pretty lounge leading to the kitchen
4 / 20  Relax in the cosy lounge by the wood burner
5 / 20  Beautiful farmhouse style kitchen/dining room
6 / 20  Full of character and charm
7 / 20  Try some home cooking on the Aga
8 / 20  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
9 / 20  The perfect spot for relaxed family meals
10 / 20  Charming double bedroom overlooking the garden and countryside beyond
11 / 20  Twin bedroom
12 / 20  Compact twin bedroom
13 / 20  Step back in time and enjoy the quirky surroundings
14 / 20  Pretty single bedroom
15 / 20  Country styling
16 / 20  Quirky bathroom with shower over bath
17 / 20  Relax in the enclosed garden
18 / 20  Enclosed garden to the rear of the cottage
19 / 20  Side view of the pretty cottage
20 / 20  View towards the rear of this charming thatched cottage

Old Sawyers

Beaminster (2mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Far from the hustle and bustle, this charming thatched cottage is in a picture postcard village location
  • Unwind surrounded by charm, character and beautiful countryside views
  • Scenic walks and cycling routes run directly from the doorstep through verdant countryside
Property code: 50738

Charming character cottage in a peaceful location, within easy reach of many pretty towns and villages. Boasting a beautiful village setting and wood burner, it’s the ideal spot for a family holiday.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with this charming, thatched cottage in a picture-postcard village location. Sleeping five, this period home is brimming with character from its quarry tiled floor to its beamed ceiling, cottage windows and cosy wood burner. Spend your days exploring the surrounding countryside and villages on foot or bicycle before returning for an evening BBQ in the picturesque south-facing walled garden.

Inside this chocolate-box cottage lies a wealth of charm and appeal in every room. The delightful kitchen/diner is equipped with an AGA for cooking delicious family meals, while the utility room next door offers additional storage space. With its large inglenook fireplace, wood burner, beamed ceiling and invitingly plump sofas, the lounge is a cosy space in which to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Cottage-style stairs lead up to three delightful bedrooms and a family bathroom. When the sun is shining, head outside and up a few steps into the glorious walled garden to enjoy an al fresco meal surrounded by perfumed plants while four-legged friends make themselves at home.

Perfect for walkers, cyclists and dogs, this charming property is ideally located for scenic walks and cycles with breathtaking views along the way. Visit the local sights of Pilsdon Pen (3.5 miles), Ham Hill (15 miles) and the Cerne Abbas Giant (17.5 miles) before returning to the village for a bite to eat in the friendly pub. Head south to the Jurassic Coast to explore the seaside towns of West Bay (8 miles), Seaton (19 miles) and Lyme Regis (15 miles) or spend a day on the sand at Hive Beach (9.5 miles).

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen - oil fired AGA, electric oven and hob, Smeg fridge, dishwasher and washing machine
  • The oil fired Aga will be available from mid-September until the end of May  
  • Utility room with a microwave and freezer
  • Wood burner – (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 6 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV and DVD in lounge

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by Ann 17th October 2020

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Wonderful place ! Set in the most stunning location, this cottage is a perfect base for going out and about and for snuggling up and ignoring the world. Well equipped with good quality items and beautifully decorated. The owner, Jo is so friendly and helpful. Dorset is just the most gorgeous place - cant wait to go back.

Reviewed by Karen 26th September 2020

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A characterful cottage in a beautiful village and lived up to all expectations. We went to many surrounding villages and on returning to the cottage said each time that our village and cottage was the best.

Reviewed by T 19th September 2020

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The cottage is in a very quiet location and the perfect place to unwind. Just a 5 minute walk to the Excellent pub And a shirt drive to the coast. If a phone signal or solid wifi is not an Essential part of your life then could not recommend this cottage enough. We will certainly be back to enjoy more exploring in this wonderful part of Dorset.

Reviewed by Linda 5th September 2020

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Lovely location of cottage as a base to get around the coast and nice villages, great views and lots of good walks and dog friendly pubs with good food

Reviewed by FRANCES 25th July 2020

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Old Sawyers was very comfortable and well equipped, and Jo very welcoming. The village was quiet (but with a good pub) and in easy reach of great (dog friendly) beaches and other places to visit or see.

Reviewed by Richard 30th September 2019

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The cottage was perfect and very dog friendly. Our host could not have been more welcoming or helpful. On learning that we were on our honeymoon she delivered a card and bottle of English fizz. We would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Kathleen 13th September 2019

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Gorgeous cottage very cosy of an evening when relaxing after visiting nearby villages and the sea front ...... flowers and cakes on arrival and Jo who owns the cottage is a bubbly friendly lady ... We really enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Lis 6th September 2019

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See above. Great to have the Aga, warm welcome from Jo the owner who supplied milk, butter, tea, dog biscuits & pretty flowers Etc

Reviewed by Leigh 28th June 2019

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We had an amazing time staying at Old Sawyers. The cottage is beautiful and is in the perfect setting. Jo was very helpful before and during our stay and ensured everything looked great for our arrival. One of our favourite trips! Thanks

Reviewed by Philip 17th May 2019

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A chocolate box cottage located in a beautiful village and stunning area. The owner is so nice and friendly, willing to help out with any help or advice. Some fantastic pubs and restaurants within a short drive.

Reviewed by jess 3rd May 2019

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We loved staying at Old Sawyers. Such a pretty cottage, in a beautiful village, located in a valley, surrounded by rolling Dorset hills. Jo, who owns the cottage, and also has a local farm with rare breed sheep and cows, popped in to see us, and she was so energised and full of positivity. we got an invite to visit and see her animals too. She had Read morealso very thoughtfully left us some delicious cakes, on our arrival, which was so appreciated. We would definitely like to go back again . Hide

Reviewed by Aaron 12th April 2019

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Looking towards the front of the cottage
Lounge with inglenook fireplace and wood burner
Pretty lounge leading to the kitchen
Relax in the cosy lounge by the wood burner
Beautiful farmhouse style kitchen/dining room
Full of character and charm
Try some home cooking on the Aga
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
The perfect spot for relaxed family meals
Charming double bedroom overlooking the garden and countryside beyond
Twin bedroom
Show 8 moreCompact twin bedroom

Location

Map
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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