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The Old Stable - Weymouth

Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted Grade II listed former stable sleeping two
  • Uncover the picturesque Jurassic Coastline made up of dramatic cliff tops and sandy beaches
  • The perfect base for walkers and cyclists to explore Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Property code: DC180

Lovingly converted Grade II listed former stables in the charming village of Upwey, perfectly situated to explore Weymouth and beyond along the stunning Jurassic Coastline.

A bijou bolthole, this property cleverly harnesses its original features to create stylish, authentic spaces. Sleeping two people, you can look forward to a solo getaway or romantic retreat for two surrounded by Dorset beauty. For added convenience, the local shop is only 50 yards away and pub is 500 yards, so when you can tear yourself away from this beautiful abode, local treats are never far.

A Grade II-listed former-stables, this self-catering cottage has been lovingly and skilfully designed. Making the most of every inch of space and incorporating lots of attractive features, function is infused with luxury for the ultimate combination. Stepping inside, you will immediately appreciate the handsome flagstone floor, high ceilings and period aspects. In an open-plan layout, the lounge/kitchen/diner are arranged over the ground floor. Nestle into the comfortable sofa and loosen up as the wood burner chugs out heat in winter. With a TV positioned on the wall, you can catch up on the morning news as you brew a cup of tea or watch a film in the evening. Attractively partitioned, the kitchen houses everything you could need for culinary creativity, including oven and hob and lots of utensils. Also, on the ground floor is a fabulous bathroom with large shower and heated towel rail. Up the stairs, a mezzanine is home to a low-level double bed and balustrade overlooking the ground floor. Outside, you can relax in the unenclosed shale and cobble seating area with a book or alfresco meal.

Only 3.5 miles from Weymouth, a wealth of shops and eateries await, as well as stunning coastline. For a breath of sea air, stroll along Weymouth Beach or head to neighbouring Chesil. A must visit, Nothe Fort is 4.5 miles away, an award-winning attraction offering local history and spectacular views.

  • 1 double mezzanine balcony bedroom
  • 1 shower room
  • Hob, oven, fridge with ice-box, microwave
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Outside seating area and terrace
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Under-floor heating
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and Shop within half a mile
  • Regret no children

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 4th July 2020

Small, but absolutely perfect for a couple. Had everything you needed and was a great base from which to explore the coast and countryside.

Reviewed by Judi 17th March 2020

The cottage is completely lovely with a bedroom on a mezzanine floor. It is toasty warm and cosy. The only issue is the location. It is off a fairly busy main road. It is quiet but apart from a mini market there is no where to get a meal or food within easy walking distance especially at night due to the busy road. This said there are lots of big sRead moreupermarkets within ten minutes drive so self catering is easy. It just wasn't in our plan. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqui 11th March 2020

The accommodation was lovely. Although bijou and compact there was enough room for us both. The equipment was everything that we needed. Welcome basket of food was very thoughtful and very nice. Local products are always the best. Was nice and warm we didnt need to use the log burner. Was very quiet and peaceful and nice to hear the birds and a cocRead morekerel. Thoroughly enjoyed our break Hide

Reviewed by Bronnie 6th February 2020

Cottage was beautiful, clean, lovely welcome hamper. Facilities were great for us.

Reviewed by Margaret 26th October 2019

the cottage was quite hard to find at first because it is set behind the owners house and parking could be difficult because the road was very busy. Inside was clean and comfortable, the log fire was very nice on a cold night and the welcome basket was great.

Reviewed by Kevin 14th October 2019

The property was perfect . Everything that you needed was there . It was small but cosy . Clean . Loved it

Reviewed by Lea 17th August 2019

Lovely cottage with every utility and amenity available. Warm welcome was given by the owner and the welcome gifts with fresh flowers. Fantastic location for public transport, car hire a walks along secluded country lanes to lovely tea rooms and pubs. The whole set up really made our holiday special and have already discussed booking for next year!

Reviewed by Claire 3rd August 2019

This cottage is brilliantly located for access to local attractions. Public transport links (bus and train) are very close by and the shop and pubs in the village are welcoming and will cover your needs.

Reviewed by D 27th July 2019


Reviewed by S 6th July 2019

Bijou cottage but ideal for a base to explore surrounding area. Had everything we needed. Lovely welcome pack. Met the owners and made to feel welcome.

Reviewed by J 30th June 2019

Compact and well equipped cottage. Many walking options are only a short drive away.

Reviewed by Anita 22nd June 2019

Fresh flowers and good "welcome pack" was a nice touch and a good selection of towels was appreciated. Comfortable and everything we needed.

Reviewed by Ms R Thomson 8th November 2018

The cottage was lovely - really nicely furnished with everything we needed. It was wonderfully cosy to come back to after a day of walking and is ideally located for the Jurassic Coast. It is small, but ideal for a couple.

Reviewed by Mrs Bivens 2nd November 2018

Great location with easy access to local areas.

Reviewed by Mrs S Sewell 20th October 2018

Lovely cosy cottage, central area for seeing all the sites.

Reviewed by Ms M Sullivan 15th October 2018

The old stable was a lovely cottage, very cosy and welcoming. The owner came to check all was ok once we had settled in which was welcomed. Louise also passed on some useful local information. The cottage was well furnished and had all that you needed. Overall, would definitely recommend to others.

Reviewed by Mr J Ely 13th October 2018

Conveniently located and nice and modern. A sunny sitting out area would be a nice addition. The first floor could be better organised perhaps. There was so little room that we had to keep our cases in the car. Not enough hangers.

Reviewed by Mr P Cunnington 31st August 2018

Small but really cosy for a winter break

Reviewed by Mr T Harris 31st August 2018

This is a cosy well kept and quiet cottage. Ideal for couples.

Reviewed by Miss K Paterson 23rd August 2018

The owner was very welcoming and helpful. The property was lovely and clean and has been decorated and furnished beautifully. The owners have catered for all needs and the property consisted of many lovely touches. Thank you

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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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