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Well Cottage - Beaminster

Beaminster, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Dream cottage for a Dorset getaway close to amenities and the coast
  • In close proximity to larger towns, walking trails and bustling markets
  • Rustic charm complemented by modern appliances
  • Tasteful and bright décor matches charming beams and rustic features
  • The property’s log burner creates the perfect ambience for romantic or family escapes
  • Private outdoor garden and equipped patio for alfresco dining and all-day entertainment
Property code: DC198

This stone cottage, nestled among a pack of idyllic cottages on the banks of the River Brit in Beaminster, offers the perfect combination of comfort, beauty and a base for rural exploration.

Set slightly back from the bustling market square in Beaminster is this delightful Grade II-listed Ham Stone cottage. With a selection of pubs, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance and the dramatic Jurassic Coast just 7 miles away, this is the perfect choice for family getaways. After a long day on the beach or in the beautiful surrounding countryside, return to this cosy cottage for a peaceful evening in front of the roaring wood burner or an al fresco meal on the patio.

An inviting and homely lounge/diner welcomes you into this charming home. With a delightful window seat for enjoying a morning cup of coffee, an impressive fireplace with a wood burner, a Smart TV with complimentary Netflix account and a Hi-Fi, this room has everything you could need for relaxing with family both day and night. A charming cottage kitchen, adjacent, opens onto the garden where steps lead up to a raised patio for enjoying summer meals. A ground-floor office is a useful private space for anyone wishing to work while away and the two bedrooms and bathrooms are reached via steep stairs with a rope handrail. There is parking on the village lane.

The picturesque town of Beaminster is known for its historic buildings, independent shops and cafes and the spectacular rolling countryside that surrounds it. Perfect for keen walkers, there are plenty of circular walks leading from the town to Pilsden Pen (5.5 miles), the Wessex Ridgeway and Lamberts Castle Hill (8.5 miles). Leaving your walking boots behind, an 8-mile drive will bring you to the popular coastal resort of West Bay, from which the spectacular 18-mile-long Chesil Beach runs all the way to the Isle of Portland (29 miles) in the east.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 king-size zip-and-link which can be made into twin 2'6" beds on request at the time of booking. 
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with separate shower cubicle and WC, 1 WC
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer 
  • Wood burner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Central heating
  • On-street parking available in the village
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • 7 miles to the coast
  • 6 miles to Bridport
  • 100 yards to pubs and shops
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 5th July 2019

A delightful cottage situated in a delightful little town.

Reviewed by Mrs K Mowll 2nd April 2019

We have stayed in this delightful little cottage before - well appointed kitchen with everything you could need for self catering, comfortable lounge and bedrooms. We love it and very much enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Mr G Clark 28th March 2019

A well presented and clean cottage with all the things we needed. Only a very short walk to the shops and two pubs (both dog friendly with good food. Parking can be a challenge but we always found somewhere near.

Reviewed by Mr R Giles 27th February 2019

A spotlessly clean cottage, with everything we needed

Reviewed by Mr T Dixon 12th December 2018

Well Cottage is a lovely place to stay and the hosts were superb, they popped round on the first night to make sure everything was okay and left a lovely welcome pack including tea, coffee, eggs and milk. The area is wonderful - my wife and I chose Well Cottage as we were interested in retiring to this area when the time comes and this visit cementRead moreed that idea. Absolutely everything you could need was in the cottage too: washing machine, dishwasher, plenty of cooking implements and crockery. I highly recommend Well Cottage to everyone - they even put up Christmas decorations for us. Hide

Reviewed by Miss A Williams 12th September 2018

The cottage was perfect and had everything you might need. The extras were very welcome: eggs, jam and the tea/coffee/milk before we'd had a chance to go shopping was great. Very clean and comfortable. The garden was a lovely space to sit out in the evenings. Close to the square with places to eat and individual shops. The information about what toRead more do in the area was very helpful, we did all the walks around Beaminster! Hide

Reviewed by Ms J Schmid 31st August 2018

Clean, pretty every convenience

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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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