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The Cabin - Chideock

Chideock, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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 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

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 2nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Marion 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Alan 3rd September 2021

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Lovely roomy cottage.. cosy and comfy.. Felt very welcoming.. would gladly recommend...

Reviewed by Mandy 27th August 2021

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Quirky, tucked away, fantastic secret outside spaces, well thought out, homely, doggy welcoming.... I could live here....

Reviewed by Teresa-Marie 16th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a fabulous location. Within easy reach of many places worth visiting. Lovely walk to Seatown Beach.

Reviewed by Lynda 9th July 2021

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Beautiful cottage. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Comfy beds and sofas and a fabulous powerful shower. Definitely 5 stars all round.

Reviewed by Gill 2nd July 2021

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This is a beautiful cottage, it's quite small but very quirky, the outside areas were lovely and the kitchen was gorgeous. Had everything we needed, perfect for a couple.

Reviewed by N 25th June 2021

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Fantastic property which is well located for both the sea and country walks. Very clean, comfortable and everything to a high standard. Spent an exceptional week enjoying everything the area had to offer. We will book this property again.

Reviewed by Janet 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Andrea 11th June 2021

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Really lovely, cosy cottage ,so well equipped.Enjoyed using the bbq and soaking in the roll top bath. Good location for an evening stroll down to the beach to watch the sunset. Thank you for the very welcome tea,milk ,biscuits ,doggy treats and the beautiful flowers in the lounge were a lovely touch. Would love to come back.

Reviewed by Wendy 21st May 2021

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Absolutely loved The Cabin. Amazing kitchen to cook and eat in, fabulous garden to relax in, cosy living room for chilling in the evening and comfortable bedrooms for passing out in after all that sea air.

Reviewed by Maureen 14th May 2021

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We absolutely loved The Cabin, by far and away the nicest self-catering property we have stayed in. The cottage was superbly equipped and very clean, but it was also beautifully decorated and furnished, a delight to stay in, and a real home from home. The pretty garden enhanced the cottage, and we very much appreciated the special welcome made to dRead moreoggy guests. The owners go to so much trouble with every attention to detail, and we had a wonderful stay. We hope to return next year! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 7th May 2021

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The Cabin did not disappoint and delivered everything it promised. It was a delightful cottage, very well appointed. We hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Luisa 3rd May 2021

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The cabin was everything we wanted it to be and more. It was so well appointed and everything had been thought of, from the game of scrabble which we enjoyed to the dog beds which our dogs loved and made them feel at home instantly. Perfectly situated just a short walk from The Anchor at Seatown meant we could stroll down there for brunch, lunch anRead mored early evening drinks... and we did! All in all, a really lovely cottage which we would love to come back to. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 30th April 2021

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Apart from the above mentioned, the Cabin was, in every way a delight, beautifully and interestingly furnished with lovely fabrics etc .I don't think I've ever been in holiday accommodation that was so well equipped either - not only had every possible requirement been provided but it was also all in excellent condition. The cottage garden was the Read moreicing on the cake - so private with several little seating areas to catch the sun at different times of the day. We wished we'd had longer there.. Hide

Reviewed by Myra 23rd April 2021

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Beautifully kept. Spotlessly clean. I would have stayed another week.

Reviewed by Jenny 16th April 2021

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The Cabin is a wonderful cosy cottage nestled in a delightful area of Dorset. The very well equipped cottage has plenty of cosy places to relax both inside and out. There are lovely walks in the countryside close by and the local beach about half a mile away.

Reviewed by Janet 12th April 2021

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One of the nicest, cleanest and equipped cottage we have stayed in! Lovely quirky cottage in a good location about a mile from the sea. Lots of sunny seating areas - both inside and out - make it particularly attractive. Great base for walking along the Dorset Coastal Path and access to Anchor pub at sea front.

Reviewed by Joanna 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Margaret 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Tony 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by John 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Susan 18th September 2020

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The Cabin feels more like staying in a friend's house than in a holiday cottage with beautiful fittings and ornaments. We loved having tea in the summer house on sunny afternoons. The location is great for getting to Bridport or along the coast to Charmouth and Lyme Bay or for walking up Golden Cap. Spotlessly clean and we appreciated the fresh floRead morewers. Hide

Reviewed by John 11th September 2020

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One of the best properties that we have ever rented. I cannot find anything that could be improved upon.

Reviewed by G 7th September 2020

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We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Very clean, great location and had most things we needed. We appreciated the extra touches such as the grain free treats for our dog. A lovely few days in Chideock.

Reviewed by Patrick 14th August 2020

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Very pretty property, tasteful throughout and scrupulously clean. Beach not too far and 2 local good pubs.

Reviewed by Paul 7th August 2020

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As described and very well equipped. The 3-star rating on value was based on what we've paid previously for cottages we've rented in the Highlands. The price is on a par with other properties we looked at in Dorset

Reviewed by Karen 10th July 2020

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Amazing place, ,views amazing,a place for family or just couples,very homely,would definitely go back , everything u need and more

Reviewed by K A 18th October 2019

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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

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Location

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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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