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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
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
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.

This delightful former whaler’s cottage is situated adjacent to the owner’s home just half a mile from the shingle beach at Seatown. The single-storey accommodation has been beautifully restored and furnished with slate flooring, a wood burner, a glass roof and a luxurious roll-top bath. When you’re not admiring the wonderful rural views from your private terrace or curled up with a book in the summer house, take to the beach for a spot of fossil hunting, stroll along the South West Coast Path or grab a bite at the local pub.

A stunning kitchen/diner is a fantastic space for preparing and enjoying delicious meals all year round, with a glass vaulted ceiling, oak flooring, stylish units and French doors opening onto the patio. Cosy evenings in are best spent beside the roaring wood burner in the lounge next door, which is furnished with comfortable sofas and tasteful soft furnishings. Come rain or shine, the charming summer house makes a great escape from the bustle of everyday life, while the raised terrace to the rear affords spectacular rural views. There is parking for one car.

The small hilly village of Chideock is home to two pubs, perfect for refuelling after a long walk through the surrounding Dorset countryside. Just half a mile south lies the coastal hamlet of Seatown, popular among walkers who can follow the South West Coast Path to neighbouring Eype (2.5 miles) and Charmouth (4.5 miles). Popular West Bay is just 5 miles to the east with its iconic steep cliffs and golden shingle beach that stretches all the way to the Isle of Portland (25.5 miles), while the bustling market town of Bridport (3.5 miles) offers a good selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

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

  • 1 double, 1 single (4ft)
  • 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
  • Regret no children under the age of 12
  • 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 Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
4
Overall location
5

Reviewed by M 14th June 2019

The Cabin is situated off the main road and is a short walk to Seatown. It's a central location for West Dorset and Devon . The accodmation itself is bright , clean and well men tainted . The owners are dog friendly and I appreciate the extra dog towels and bowls. We've stayed there four times so obviously we like it.

Reviewed by Ian 7th June 2019

Superb kitchen/diner, Bedrooms small and only smaller double bed. Although house is bungalow, front access steps would be impossible for wheelchair and difficult for those of impaired mobility.

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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Location

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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