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Looking towards the cottage
Plenty of space for the whole family
Open plan living/dining area with exposed beams
Dining area
Cosy up next to the wood burner after a busy day
Spacious kitchen/diner with exposed beams
Well equipped kitchen for you to cook your favourite meals
Enjoy a rest in the sun room
Spacious double bedroom overlooking the garden
Towels are provided
Light and airy twin bedroom
Cosy single bedroom
Take a long relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower
Perfect spot for BBQ's
Why not dine outside during those summer evenings
Take a walk along the seafront promenade in Lyme Regis
Visit nearby Charmouth Beach
Plenty of walks along the beach and clifftop at West Bay
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
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8 / 25  Well equipped kitchen for you to cook your favourite meals
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14 / 25  Spacious double bedroom overlooking the garden
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18 / 25  Cosy single bedroom
19 / 25  Take a long relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower
20 / 25  Perfect spot for BBQ's
21 / 25  Why not dine outside during those summer evenings
22 / 25  Take a walk along the seafront promenade in Lyme Regis
23 / 25  Visit nearby Charmouth Beach
24 / 25  Plenty of walks along the beach and clifftop at West Bay
25 / 25  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay

Shortmoor Cottage

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

  • This charming cottage is hidden away on a rural no through lane and is an idyllic country retreat  
  • Easy access to footpaths across fields and a short walk into the delightful town of Beaminster
  • Perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings and within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast
Property code: DC005

This is an idyllic country cottage situated in a tranquil position yet just a short walk to a quiet and picturesque town, making it perfect for a family seeking a quiet retreat within a few miles of the glorious Dorset coastline.

This pretty detached stone cottage is situated on a rural lane, within an easy 10 minute walk from the centre of Beaminster, where there are plenty of shops and pubs. Cosy and comfortable with soft, pastel colours throughout, this property is ideal for young families looking for a peaceful break. With the coast just 8.5 miles away, children and grown-ups alike will revel in the harbourside atmosphere.

Enter the cottage through a side gate and up two steps to the front door and into the conservatory, which is a great spot for soaking up the sun on a fresh spring day. Head through to the lounge and sink into the sofas in front of the wood burner; wood beams and exposed stone around the fireplace make this a relaxing haven. Eat at the large table at the other end of the lounge and peep through the window. Head into the bright and airy kitchen where there’s everything you need to cook up a storm with plenty of worktop space. Upstairs, a spacious king-size bedroom is decorated in calming colours for a great night’s sleep, and a twin room is further along. At the end of the landing, a quaint single room is perfect for some peace and quiet, and a light bathroom with a shower over the bath is just next door. Outside, a stream runs along the house, and the delightful rear garden with countryside views offering a BBQ up a few steps.

West Bay Beach (8.5 miles) is a must-visit for fossil hunting and clifftop walks; head into Bridport (7 miles) on your way home for dinner in one of the pubs. The South West Deer Rescue Centre is another great place to visit (7.5 miles), where deer roam 100 acres of countryside in an up-close experience suitable for all ages.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 cosy single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Dishwasher, electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Smart TV/DVD and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - logs supplied from October until the end April (kindling and firelighters are not provided)
  • Conservatory
  • Night storage heating (except in single room)
  • Electricity included
  • Garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Parking on lane for 2 cars, additional parking available in nearby car parks (charges may apply)
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub within 800 metres
  • 2 steps lead up to the front door
  • Please note there is a stream beside the house – care should be taken with young children

 

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sharon 10th July 2021

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We had a lovely holiday stay at Shortmoor. The cottage was just as we expected, roomy and comfortable and in a beautiful location. Tim provided a welcome cake and a bottle Asti Spumante - both delicious - thank you. He also called a few hours after arrival to check that everything was okay. Would definitely return to this well-looked after cottage.

Reviewed by Victoria 12th June 2021

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Shortmoor Cottage was lovely, perfect for 2 friends for a UK week away. Spotless, sweet little garden, the beds are really comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook at home (not always the case when renting). So peaceful, at the end of a one lane road just before a dead end so no traffic or passing people noise. Really well locatRead moreed for Dorset, and Beaminster has 2 really good restaurants (Ollerod and Brassica), we didnt try the pubs but there are at least 2. Hide

Reviewed by Cora 15th May 2021

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Everything was really lovely the parking was a bit challenging as my husband has motor Nerone but we managed ok the cottage was very comfortable especially the bed, also so peaceful and quiet as no traffic. Definitely we had a great break and would recommend this place to stay to other friends. Thank you so much for the bubbles too. We enjoyed thRead moree wine with some lobster bought at West Bay. Dorset is a great location to stay, we will be back Hide

Reviewed by Lee 12th May 2021

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We had a great three night stay. A lovely quiet location along a small track, yet close enough to be able to walk into the village for some handy shopping. The dog friendly cottage was very clean and tidy, and we were surprised with how well equipped it was. The fields are literally steps away from the garden gate and great for dog walking, along wRead moreith an enclosed and reasonable sized garden too. Oh, and very good WiFi. We would definitely return to this cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 12th April 2021

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Great value cottage in Beaminster, 15 mins drive from coast. Cosy and very comfortable, great wifi, 2 really good local restaurants. Nice place to come back to after long walks by the sea

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th September 2020

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A cosy traditional cottage in a great location. We loved Beaminster with its fab shops and local pub. Cottage was great for our needs. Dog walking field just behind cottage was very handy. Particularly enjoyed the open fire. Owner helpful with suggestions on where to visit etc.

Reviewed by Samantha 5th September 2020

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A lovely stay at Shortmoor - very relaxing, quiet and comfortable. Good walking off the beaten track - recommend the Wessex Way, Stoke Abbott and Netherbury/Waytown - all lovely to walk to/on. We hope to come again soon. Thank you, Sam and Chris

Reviewed by Edwin 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Alex 11th July 2020

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Absolutely amazing holiday. The owner came out especially within 24 hours of our arrival to fit some stair gates so that we could relax with our toddler.

Reviewed by James 17th February 2020

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A lovely cottage by a steam, would be great in the summer!

Reviewed by Chris 30th December 2019

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Really charming cottage, in a great location, walking distance into Beaminster. Very comfortable, beds were great and able to connect and watch netflix etc on smart tv. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Fran 23rd November 2019

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Reviewed by Adam 28th September 2019

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Lovely, quiet 3 bed cottage with private garden and nice conservatory area. Perfectly located for Beaminster ( walk 5 mins ) without having any issues of traffic passing directly by.

Reviewed by Sophie 21st September 2019

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A lovely cottage, very homely especially with the lovely woodburner on. Needs a bit of tlc, nothing drastic. Beds comfy and shower more than adequate. TV could do with being updated to a smart tv so people can log into their netflix accts etc, but we coped as we bought some dvds for rainy days. Beaminster doesn't have that much to it, but does haveRead more a wonderful Cafe (Cilla & Camilla) & the butchers' meat was very good.The drive to the property is a single track two way lane! Hide

Reviewed by John 14th September 2019

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Great for dog owners. Easy access to footpaths across the fields. The property is tucked away on the edge of Beaminster so the housekeeper took the time to make sure we had located it ok. Note the postcode takes you right to the property (on my satnav anyway). Great welcome - home made cakes, bottle of wine and vase of flowers.

Reviewed by Kim 7th September 2019

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Nice cottage. Cleaner when we left than when we arrived.

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Looking towards the cottage
Plenty of space for the whole family
Open plan living/dining area with exposed beams
Dining area
Cosy up next to the wood burner after a busy day
Spacious kitchen/diner with exposed beams
Well equipped kitchen for you to cook your favourite meals
Enjoy a rest in the sun room
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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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