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The Cabin - Chideock

Chideock, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A former whalers' cottage dating from the 1900s
  • Located half a mile from the shingle beach at Seatown
  • Quirky glass ceilings in some parts of the property
  • Single-storey detached accommodation
  • Luxurious property in a relaxed setting
  • Dog-friendly and only 300 yards from local pubs and shops
Property code: DC167

This beautiful cottage is situated in a tranquil and peaceful spot, ideal for those wanting a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The cottage is found in the village of Chideock which has all local amenities you could need to stock up for provisions. Set back on the lane which leads down to the beach at Seatown, the detached property dates back to the 1900s and has been extended to provide luxurious accommodation. Adjacent to the owner’s house, it is centrally located for exploring the local area and the town of Bridport is only 3 miles away with its working harbour and selection of cafes for watching the world go by. There are also a number of walking routes for taking your dog on, and they vary from easy to challenging – it all depends how energetic you’re feeling!

The single storey property is entered through French doors into the light and airy hall with quirky glass ceiling allowing light to fill the space. The hall benefits from a hardwearing tiled floor, ideal for dogs, and there is plenty of space to store coats and boots after you return from a walk. Up one step into the kitchen/dining room, there is another glass ceiling, this time vaulted, which allows for plenty of light to make the property feel airy and spacious. There are a wooden floor and all modern conveniences in the kitchen including a dishwasher, and there are a set of French doors leading out into the rear garden. The lounge has a wood burner for those cosy nights in, plus a Smart TV and iPod dock for entertainment, and the cosy decoration is accented by the beautiful slate floor. There are two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and the single bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath.

Outside, to the front is a paved garden which is accessed via four steps and is split-level with several areas of additional steps. This leads to a quaint summer house and the whole front garden is dotted with plants and flowers. The rear garden is on two levels and is mainly terraced with some shrubs and climbers. There is an upper terrace up seven steps boasting captivating rooftop views of the local area and to the hills in the distance. There is parking for one car.

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

  • 1 double, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – both en-suite. Double en-suite with shower, WC and sink; single en-suite with rolltop bath, WC and sink
  • Kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer and dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • Wood burner (logs/coal included Oct-Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV and iPod dock in lounge
  • Children over 12 years old welcome
  • Off road parking for 1 car, roadside parking also available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Split-level garden with seating and steps in between levels
  • Local pub and shops 0.2 miles

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr B Evans 18th April 2019

Wonderful cottage in fantastic location, close to beaches and cliff walks. Spotlessly clean and spacious. Dog friendly with enclosed terraced garden.

Reviewed by Mrs M Waring 8th November 2018

Wonderful quirky cottage. Scrupulously clean.

Reviewed by Mr R N Todd 15th October 2018

Very clean, well equipped, peaceful

Reviewed by Mrs J Heap 26th September 2018

This cottage is just perfect. We have been before and it is the only cottage we have ever paid a repeat visit to and weve been to a lot!!

Reviewed by Mr R Taylor 31st August 2018

A lovely quirky well appointed cottage in a good location for most Dorset attractions.

Reviewed by Mrs G Knight 31st August 2018

On our entry to the cottage we were faced with a property that was too hot to live in . The glass roofing which did not open or have blinds was a distinct disadvantage.

Reviewed by Mrs E Manley 31st August 2018

This is the second time we have stayed in this cottage simply because it is so excellent. It is the most well equipped cottage we have ever stayed at, and we have stayed at many! It is also the cleanest by far, everything is absolutely immaculate, in fact we cannot fault it in any way.

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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.

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