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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 delightful former whalers' cottage dating from the 1900s which is tucked away in a picturesque village
  • This quirky and stylish detached property is within strolling distance to a beautiful beach
  • Great destination for walking with many scenic routes inland and along the nearby South West Coast Path
Property code: DC167

This beautiful cottage is situated in a tranquil and peaceful spot near the Jurassic Coast, 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.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single (4ft bed)
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms – for the double bedroom there is an en-suite with shower and WC; for the single bedroom there is an en-suite with a roll top bath and WC
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Small freezer located in the summer house
  • Central heating included 
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV and iPod dock in lounge
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 dogs by arrangement
  • Regret no children under the age of 12
  • Enclosed split-level rear garden with seating and steps in between levels, further outdoor seating to the front of the property 
  • Outdoor tap for muddy boots and paws
  • Selection of books and games available
  • Hairdryers available in both bedrooms
  • Off road parking available for 1 car, further parking at the local shop can be found a couple of minutes’ walk away for £1 a day and is subject to availability
  • Beach within 1 mile
  • Local pub and shops approx. 300 yards

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by K A 18th October 2019

A lovely snug cottage for inclement weather! Tucked away and very quiet and private there were lots of different places to sit both inside and out. The glass roof in the kitchen meant that even when raining you could feel you were outside and the summer house was a lovely extra retreat. Really close to the sea and cliff-walks so no need for the carRead more if you like walking. Hide

Reviewed by A 5th October 2019

One of the best holiday cottages we've ever stayed in. Felt comfortable as soon as we stepped through the door. Spotlessly clean, so well equipped in the kitchen, I even did some baking. Lovely enclosed garden for our dog. Cannot fault the cottage and would definitely recommend. We loved the area too, beautiful beaches and scenery.

Reviewed by A 6th September 2019

Beautifully presented and equipped cottage, just a stroll from Seatown beach and gorgeous cliff top walks...this is our third visit!

Reviewed by Julie 30th August 2019

Perfect location for getting around the Dorset area . The cabin had everything you could want to make it a home from home even down to the dog facilities. Perfectly clean and very welcoming.

Reviewed by Jill 9th August 2019

The cabin is perfect, it's comfortable, clean and ideally positioned in a delightful part of Dorset.

Reviewed by I 2nd August 2019

This cottage was wonderfully clean and well appointed. There was nothing we thought wed need that we couldnt find! It was light and beautifully decorated throughout, and a real pleasure to stay in. We were 10-15 minutes walk from a lovely beach and pub/restaurant. We really enjoyed our time here.

Reviewed by S 19th July 2019

Beautiful cottage, exceptionally clean and well presented, it was a pleasure to holiday in such lovely accommodation. A great location for walking and exploring the wonderful Dorset countryside, highly recommend a visit!

Reviewed by Stephen 5th July 2019

A lovely little cottage in a beautiful part of England. We could have stayed there forever.

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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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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