Cottage in Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset

Grade II Listed Thatched Cottage Close To World Heritage Jurassic Coast

Rural Location Near Historic Abbotsbury Village, Dorset Coast Path And Chesil Beach

Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £350 - £600WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:2 (1 bedroom)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
    • Pool with heating
    • Internet access


    Property description

    Elworth Farmhouse cottage offers luxury, character accommodation situated in an ancient farming hamlet. This historic farmhouse cottage has many nostalgic features which include oak beams and feature inglenook. Visitors to the farmhouse cottage may also enjoy use of owner's swimming pool and spa hot tub (seasonal) as well as extensive grounds with garden areas in which to sit out and relax. Elworth hamlet is surrounded by farms with an extensive footpath network - the Dorset Coast path goes along the ridge above the hamlet and the unspoilt countryside is abundant with wildlife. The county towns of Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport are all within 16kms.

    Accommodation description

    Oak beamed bedroom with kingsized bed and single bed

    En-suite toilet and wash-hand basin to bedroom. Downstairs bathroom with bath/shower over, wc.

    Kitchen is equipped with cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave and a full range of cookware and utensils.

    Utility Room:
    Outside utility room has a tumble dryer

    Living Rooms:
    Character lounge with oak beams and feature inglenook is superbly equipped with Satellite TV, Blu-Ray player, sterio IPod docking station and Wi Fi.
    Double sofa, antique rocking chair, dining table and chairs.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Towels and all linen provided - duvets and covers provided. Linen changed weekly.

    Barbecue, Pool Heating, Shared Pool, Parking, Garden.

    Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, Internet Access, Satellite.

    Location Type:
    Rural, Near ocean.

    Please see 'access statement' on owner's website

    The cottage has use of owner's extensive grounds; garden areas with tables, chairs, BBQ, ponds, orchards & paddock. There is parking for one car adjacent to the cottage. Visitors to the cottage are welcome to use the owner's swimming pool 16ftx32ft which is available from mid-May to mid-Sept and the Spa hot tub available Easter - end October. Pool & spa hot tub are only shared by owner & her family on occasion - we do try to let our cottage guests have their own private time relaxing by the pool! Pool and hot tub are open for guests use from 9am - 7pm daily during the season.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Cottage has oil fired central heating - no 'extra' charges for electricity, heating, internet services etc. All services included in the price. Mobile phone reception is unavailable inside the cottage but some networks can be accessed outside in the grounds. Telephone for UK calls can be provided if required.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    27 March 2015 - 30 April 2015 £ 400.00 7
    1 May 2015 - 21 May 2015 £ 425.00 7
    22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015 £ 450.00 7
    29 May 2015 - 25 June 2015 £ 500.00 7
    26 June 2015 - 16 July 2015 £ 550.00 7
    17 July 2015 - 27 August 2015 £ 600.00 7
    28 August 2015 - 10 September 2015 £ 500.00 7
    11 September 2015 - 1 October 2015 £ 450.00 7
    2 October 2015 - 29 October 2015 £ 400.00 3
    30 October 2015 - 31 December 2015 £ 350.00 3

    Notes on prices
    Farmhouse cottage sleeping 2 £350-£600 per week 2013/14 - short breaks may be available out of main season min 3 night stay - £250 3 nights at weekend - £225 3 nights mid week.

    Changeover day
    Farmhouse cottage changeover day Friday Short breaks may be available out of peak season - changeover day flexible

    Booking notes
    Guests are required to complete a booking form - booking deposit is £100 with balance due one calender month before arrival. Short break bookings (less than a week) require full payment in advance. For full details of payment please contact owner.


    Cottage in Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset

    About the area

    Chesil Beach - 4kms - walking trails take approx 1hr along Dorset Coast Path. Shingle beach great for fishing, dangerous for swimming.
    Weymouth Beach - 14kms - wonderful long sandy beach, perfect for swimming
    Burton Bradstock Hive Beach - 11kms - National Trust Beach,
    shingle, safe for swimming except when sea is rough. Parking, toilets & cafe by beach.

    Weymouth Golf course - 14kms
    Dorchester Came Down Golf Course - 16kms
    Bridport West Bay Golf course - 15kms

    Dry ski slope available at Warmwell nr Dorchester - 20kms

    Special Interest Holidays
    Painting, art and craft courses or relaxation/alternative therapy treatments can be arranged in Abbotsbury or through the owner - please email for further details or see owner's website.

    How to get there
    Nearest airports: Bournemouth (approx 50kms) Bristol (approx 110kms) Southampton (approx 110kms)

    Abbotsbury village 3kms
    Weymouth 12kms
    Portland 14kms
    Dorchester 13kms
    Bridport 15kms

    Further Details
    Abbotsbury village 3kms has post office, village grocery shop, cafes, pubs, craft shops, art galleries. Places to visit in Abbotsbury: Swannery, Sub-tropical Gardens & Great Tithe Barn Children's Farm & play park. Sub-tropical gardens have 'Enchanted Garden' illuminations mid-end October.
    Weymouth 12 kms - Sea Life Centre, good for shopping
    Portland 14 kms - Sailing Centre, Diving Centre, Wind surfing Centre
    Dorchester 13kms - Maiden Castle, Dorchester Museum, Tutenkhamun museum, Dinosaur museum, Roman Town house, Tolpuddle martyrs crown court. Good for shopping. Wednesday market.
    Also all within 15kms of Dorchester - Max Gate (Thomas Hardy's house), Thomas Hardy's Cottage, Lawrence of Arabia's cottage, Tolpuddle Martyrs museum, Athelhampton House, Cerne Abbas Giant.
    Bridport 15kms - Bridport museum, Bridport Arts centre, good for shopping - Saturday street market.

    Guest reviews

    3 reviews
    in total with an average rating of



    Reviewed by: Sue & Trevor, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 10 August 2014

    Date of stay: August 2014

    "Silver Wedding Celebration"

    We have just returned from a lovely weeks holiday, we would definitely recommend Elworth Farmhouse Cottage, it is a wonderful base to explore the stunning county of Dorset and is steeped with history. The cottage itself is very well equipped, clean & comfortable, Chris the owner is very friendly & helpful, she also shares her beautiful garden, swimming pool & hot tub with her guests. We visited Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Osmington Mills & Chesil Beach, all of them well worth a visit. We had our honeymoon in Dorset and decided to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary in Elworth Farmhouse Cottage, thank you Chris for making our week so special.

    Response to review:
    Its great when my guests come to celebrate a special occasion and I know that they have enjoyed their stay - holidays are important at all times, but especially for birthdays and anniversaries. They did not mention picturesque Abbotsbury village in the list of places they visited, probably because they have been before, but Abbotsbury is also a very special place having several tea rooms and art and craft galleries as well as the world renowned Swannery and Sub-tropical Gardens. Abbotsbury also boasts two pubs, a farmshop, a convenience store and a post office which is quite remarkable these days for such a small village.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: Lindsey, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 21 April 2014

    Date of stay: April 2014

    "Spring break"

    My husband and I enjoyed a really lovely break at this holiday cottage in Elworth. Beautiful cottage and setting, and Chris is both friendly and very helpful. We are considering a return visit in the summer, when the weather would allow us to use the pool and hot tub! The cottage is also close to Abbotsbury and Weymouth, and some beautiful coastline and other attractions. We recommend this cottage for a peaceful holiday!

    Response to review:
    I am very grateful to my visitors for leaving a review. They were a lovely couple and I do hope they return again in the summer when they can enjoy the swimming pool, spa hot tub and my beautiful garden.

    Recommended for: Sightseeing and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: Julie, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 16 February 2014

    Date of stay: February 2014


    Just returned from a 3 night stay at Farmhouse Cottage and, despite the bad weather, we had an absolutely wonderful stay. The cottage is charming, spacious and extremely well equipped - all set in an idyllic and peaceful location. Christine was the perfect host, going above and beyond to make us feel welcome and provide for our every need! Would definitely recommend.

    Response to review:
    I'm so pleased that my visitors enjoyed their Valentine's weekend despite the atrocious weather - I only wish I could have fixed the weather for them too! Chris

    Recommended for: Sightseeing and romantic getaway

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    Guest comments

    "Lots more facilities than expected. Chris gave very good local tips and ideas."
    "Quite the best cottage accommodation we have ever stayed in - thank you Chris for making us so welcome."
    "One week we had here was nowhere near enough to take it all in. We especially loved walking along the coast path."
    "This was our honeymoon - Chris and John made us feel very welcome; the card, bottle of wine and chocs were a lovely gesture. The cottage provided us with exactly what we were looking for: somewhere quiet, cosy and warm with good access to footpaths without having to use the car. The accomodation is excellent and the locality worth returning to for further exploration."

    About the Owner

    Chris and John bought the farmhouse from the Ilchester Estates over 30 years ago. We are only the second owners of the farmhouse - the Earls of Strangways (now Ilchester Estates) having owned Elworth since Henry V111's dissolution of the monasteries! The Strangways family still own much of Abbotsbury to this day. Chris is very keen on local history and has been secretary for the Abbotsbury Heritage Research Project, a tour guide at Abbotsbury swannery and has taught drama to young children. She is currently secretary for Abbotsbury Tourism and Traders Association, delights in being a Story Teller for children at various village events and also enjoys painting the stunning local scenery which she encounters on her walks across the countryside accompanied by her black labrador Nessie.

    Year property purchased:  1980's

    Why this location?

    The perfect location - away from traffic, surrounded by farmland criss-crossed by footpaths but close to all amenities. Near by Abbotsbury village is vibrant and full of interest with friendly cafes, unique art & craft shops and thankfully also a pub, post office, butchers and village grocery store. But most of all - the friendly village atmosphere - to be a resident of Abbotsbury is like being part of a big family.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    Just a step outside of the door and the open countryside beckons - I won't say it is 'peaceful' as there may tractors about during the day, the cows might moo and the owls and foxes can make a noise at night during the late autumn/early Spring and when the weather is blustery, you might even hear the waves crashing against the Chesil beach! For those that like being by a farm near to the seaside however, the location is idyllic. A short walk up the hillside and you can look down over a patchwork of field systems (that have scarcely changed in centuries) across the seascape that stretches from Lulworth Bay, Portland, the Chesil Beach and across Lyme Bay.

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