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Looking towards the front of this charming Grade II listed cottage
Step into the welcoming lounge
Light and airy lounge/dining room
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Delightful open plan lounge and dining room
Dining area with pretty window seat
Kitchen with door leading out to the enclosed cobbled courtyard and garden
Well equipped kitchen
Separate study area with a desk
Cottage style stairs lead up to a reading area on the landing
Cottage style stairs lead up to a reading area on the landing
Step into the double bedroom
Charming double bedroom
Enjoy a restful night's sleep
Pretty king-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed which can be made into twins on request
Bedroom detail
King-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed which can be made into twins on request
Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
Bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle
Steps lead up from the cobbled courtyard to the private garden
Head up to the private garden complete with lawn and decked area
Lovely spot for al fresco drinks and meals in the enclosed garden
West Bay beach within a short drive
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
Take a trip to nearby Hive Beach
Relax on Hive Beach or take a walk along the cliff tops
1 / 26  Looking towards the front of this charming Grade II listed cottage
2 / 26  Step into the welcoming lounge
3 / 26  Light and airy lounge/dining room
4 / 26  Relax by the cosy wood burner
5 / 26  Delightful open plan lounge and dining room
6 / 26  Dining area with pretty window seat
7 / 26  Kitchen with door leading out to the enclosed cobbled courtyard and garden
8 / 26  Well equipped kitchen
9 / 26  Separate study area with a desk
10 / 26  Cottage style stairs lead up to a reading area on the landing
11 / 26  Cottage style stairs lead up to a reading area on the landing
12 / 26  Step into the double bedroom
13 / 26  Charming double bedroom
14 / 26  Enjoy a restful night's sleep
15 / 26  Pretty king-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed which can be made into twins on request
16 / 26  Bedroom detail
17 / 26  King-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed which can be made into twins on request
18 / 26  Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
19 / 26  Bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle
20 / 26  Steps lead up from the cobbled courtyard to the private garden
21 / 26  Head up to the private garden complete with lawn and decked area
22 / 26  Lovely spot for al fresco drinks and meals in the enclosed garden
23 / 26  West Bay beach within a short drive
24 / 26  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
25 / 26  Take a trip to nearby Hive Beach
26 / 26  Relax on Hive Beach or take a walk along the cliff tops

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

  • This delightful cottage is brimming with rustic charm complemented by contemporary features
  • Ideal for a Dorset getaway with amenities a stroll away and a short drive to the Jurassic Coast
  • A great base for walkers and cyclists with access to an array of  trails and routes from the doorstep
Property code: DC198

This stone cottage, nestled among a pack of idyllic cottages on the banks of the River Brit in Beaminster on a no through road, 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. 
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower cubicle and WC and a separate WC downstairs
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer 
  • Wood burner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Central heating
  • On-street parking available in the village
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 dogs by arrangement
  • The first floor is reached via steep cottage style stairs with a rope handrail
  • 7 miles to the coast
  • 6 miles to Bridport
  • 100 yards to pubs and shops
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lee 24th October 2020

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A lovely cottage within perfect reach of many of the local tourist spots. Would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed by Neil 16th October 2020

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A great property in a great location. The owners are happy to help with any problems if required. Parking can be a bit tricky. it is not always possible to park outside the property but there are usually spaces a short walk away.

Reviewed by Philip 9th October 2020

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Quiet road and close to the village centre. The stairs are steep and awkward and a fixed handrail instead of a rope handrail may be an improvement. Good bathroom towels and the house heating works well.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th August 2020

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A beautiful cottage with very attentive hosts (Once moved their car for us to park on the street outside when it was busy). Ideal location and great amenities inside. A lovely stay at the Well Cottage.

Reviewed by Emma 21st August 2020

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We had a lovely week in Well Cottage. It is well appointed and for us the location was ideal, slightly away from the throng but with a couple of lovely restaurants within walking distance. An ideal couples retreat.

Reviewed by Alison 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jennifer 7th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage in great location, very helpful host who went out of his way to help when needed.

Reviewed by Jason 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Lynne 17th July 2020

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We found Well Cottage to be extremely comfortable and well appointed. The sunny terrace was perfect for relaxing in and we really enjoyed the proximity to the shops, pub etc. Beaminster and the surrounding countryside is worth exploring on its own, whilst also close to the coast and other places of interest. We really enjoyed our stay here. Due to Read moreCovid19, games and information about the local area, along with some soft furnishings, had to be removed, but this didn't impact on our holiday. Hide

Reviewed by William 4th March 2020

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This is a very cosy, well appointed cottage - the owners have covered all aspects of their welcome - logs, fire lighters, dishwasher tablets, washing tables, milk in fridge, homemade jam, biscuits, tea bags, sugar and eggs from their hens just to get you started. This is our second visit - PLEASE DO NOT TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT!

Reviewed by Rachel 29th February 2020

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A beautiful cottage in a great location. The square had a Co-Op open until 11pm most nights, a fantastic restaurant called Brassica, some lovely little shops and a few more pubs/restaurants. The cottage owners provided us with a welcome pack which was much appreciated. Instructions left were clear and comprehensive and the owners popped round to chRead moreeck we were ok which was very considerate. Lovely hosts, lovely cottage. Could not ask for more. Hide

Reviewed by Ross 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by G 29th November 2019

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Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, in a brilliant location. Its obvious that the owners take very good care of their property, and want the clients to feel at home when they stay!!

Reviewed by Carol 15th November 2019

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Comfortable characterful house well located in Beaminster. Friendly helpful owners left a lovely welcome tea tray with biscuits, homemade marmalade and eggs. Nice to have essentials such as loo rolls, washing up liquid, handwash provided - as well as a generous supply of logs and kindling for the log burner - much appreciated. Great base to exploreRead more the surrounding area. Local shops and pubs just around the corner. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 8th November 2019

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Warm and cosy well equipped clean cottage in the centre of Beaminster.

Reviewed by Stephanie 7th October 2019

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Reviewed by Rodney 6th September 2019

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Well Cottage is an extremely good property. Clean, comfortable and in an excellent location just off of the Market Place in Beaminster. Easy walking to Pubs and Restaurants and just a 15 minute drive to the coast. Just one downside for older people is the steep staircase which we found to be a bit difficult to negotiate.

Reviewed by Terry 2nd August 2019

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Ideally located for touring to places around Dorset. Nice village with very good amenities. Lovely cottage well laid out and equipped.

Reviewed by Lynda 19th July 2019

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The owners have thought of everything to make their guests feel welcome and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the appliances are spotless. The tea, coffee, eggs, home made marmalade/jam and biscuits on arrival were a treat. Beaminster is a delightful town and there are many places close by to visit.

Reviewed by Michael 5th July 2019

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A delightful cottage situated in a delightful little town.

Reviewed by D 21st June 2019

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Looking towards the front of this charming Grade II listed cottage
Step into the welcoming lounge
Light and airy lounge/dining room
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Delightful open plan lounge and dining room
Dining area with pretty window seat
Kitchen with door leading out to the enclosed cobbled courtyard and garden
Well equipped kitchen
Separate study area with a desk
Cottage style stairs lead up to a reading area on the landing
Cottage style stairs lead up to a reading area on the landing
Show 14 moreStep into the double bedroom

Location

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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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