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The Old Post Office - Litton Cheney

Litton Cheney, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A light, welcoming and relaxing family holiday home
  • Situated in a charming village between Bridport and Weymouth
  • Perfect for exploring Dorset’s Jurassic Coast
  • Ideal for enjoying the heritage of the Dorset countryside
  • Within easy reach of several glorious beaches
  • A wonderful holiday base for families, keen walkers and nature-lovers
Property code: DC177

Based in a picturesque Dorset village, this stylish and light-filled property provides comfortable and attractive accommodation for a family looking to explore the beautiful Bridport area of Dorset.

The picturesque village of Litton Cheney is situated in an area of natural springs, with a brook winding its way through the village. Nearby places of interest include the Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows (3 miles), Littlebredy Walled Gardens (3.5 miles), the Nine Stones (4.5 miles), the Kingston Russell Stone Circle (4 miles) and Maiden Castle (11.5 miles). The stunning Dorset coast is close by, with beautiful beaches including West Bay (8 miles), Hive Beach (4.5 miles) and Chesil Beach (10 miles). The popular towns of Bridport (6.5 miles) and Weymouth (13 miles) have plenty of places to eat and drink, or you could visit the village of Abbotsbury, home to a swannery, subtropical gardens and a ruined abbey (5 miles).

On entering this attractive and spacious property you will find two bright and comfortable lounges. The smaller snug features plenty of seating including window seats, an oak floor and wood burner set in a stone fireplace. The main lounge also features a wood burner as well as a TV/DVD, making this an ideal space to relax in at the end of the day. Three steps lead up to the stylishly designed kitchen/diner which has a charming dining area and is equipped with a range oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Amazon Echo and a centrally placed breakfast bar. The dryer is housed in the nearby utility room. Exploring the ground floor further you will find the master bedroom which features a 6’ double bed which can be made up as a twin room on prior request. This lovely room also features wooden window shutters, an oak floor, French doors leading out onto the patio and a dressing room with an en-suite shower room with WC. There is also a shower room with WC on the ground floor, and a hall where you can leave coats and boots. Going upstairs you will find three cosy bedrooms, all with wooden shutters. There are two double rooms – one with a 6’ bed, and one with a 5’ bed which can be made up as a twin room on request. There’s also a bunk bedroom. A step leads up to the bathroom which is complete with a shower over the bath, his and hers basins and a WC.

To the front of the property are two gravelled seating areas surrounded by flower beds and offering an ideal spot for enjoying a meal or an evening drink. The large side garden is screened from the lane by hedging and has a spacious lawn with flower beds and trees. Parking is available for one car in the enclosed area at the rear of the cottage and sits beside the village stream. Additional parking can be found along the village lane.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double room with 6’ bed which can be made up into a twin room on request, 1 6’ double, 1 5’ double which can be made up into at win on request, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Range oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge, freezer and Alexa (Amazon Echo)
  • TV/DVD
  • 2 wood burners - logs included October - end of April
  • Dryer in utility room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric, underfloor heating and central heating included
  • Coast 4 miles
  • Bridport 6 miles
  • Shop 4 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs R Beale 3rd April 2019

The cottage was perfectly suited to our needs; it is cosy and beautifully presented. We've been taking my mother (now aged 90) away for the past three years in the spring and this cottage is by far the best we've stayed in. The downstairs bedroom was perfect for her. The location is idyllic; plenty of footpaths for the walkers in our party to eRead morexplore, a very friendly village and easy access to the coast and places of interest. We didn't need to light the woodburners as we were blessed with beautiful weather, but there was a generous supply of logs. The house is very well equipped and spacious; as there were only four of us we didn't really use the snug. A very successful break; mum wants to come again so hopefully we'll be back! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs C Connon 19th February 2019

Fabulous house in a great location. Well equipped and very comfortable. Cosy and warm even in February when the weather was exceptionally cold, windy and sometimes wet.

Reviewed by Mrs E Cook 8th February 2019

It was gorgeous, luxurious and comfortable

Reviewed by Mrs H Salter 18th January 2019


Reviewed by Mrs M Johnson 26th November 2018

We want to live here! A stunning restoration/refurbishment of a village house. It contains just about every conceivable modern convenience. A great location as well.

Reviewed by Mrs S Allen 26th October 2018

A lovely, newly modernised cottage with excellent facilities and well placed for Dorchester, Bridport and Lyme Regis. Very nice village with plenty of walks.

Reviewed by Ms J Walstow 18th October 2018

It was great - everything we needed, very comfortable and an ideal location for the whole Jurassic coast. We've already recommended it to friends!

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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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