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Grade II Listed Elworth Farmhouse Cottage Close To World Heritage Jurassic Coast



Updated: 26-Jul-2016
Cottage in Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset - Rural Location Near Historic Abbotsbury Village, Dorset Coast Path And Chesil Beach

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. The kitchen is fully equipped to include full size cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and washing machine. The living room includes satellite TV, Blu Ray DVD player and IPod docking station with CD player and radio. The bedroom has a king sized and a single sized bed, both with memory foam mattresses and Fine Bedding Company duvets. There is an upstairs ensuite wash hand basin and toilet with the main bath/shower room downstairs. Additionally there is an outside shower/utility room. 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. For further details and to see our booking form terms and conditions please visit www.elworth-farmhouse.co.uk

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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. Having also been secretary for Abbotsbury tourism and traders association for a number of years she now enjoys her retirement painting the stunning local scenery which she encounters on her walks across the countryside accompanied by her black labrador Nessie.

Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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."
Nov 2009
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Self catering accommodation just doesn't get any better than this!

This is a stunning thatched cottage in mature, well kept grounds (that the proprietor encourages guests to use if they wish). The cottage itself has a small area at the rear, laid out in a cottage garden style - informal but pretty. Although it's set in the country, nearby places are with easy reach (Weymouth, Abbotsbury and Portland to name a few ).

Up a small, grassy slope leads to the pool area + hot-tub / spa as shown in the photo. These facilities are available 9am til 7pm (depending on the part of the season).

Inside, the clean, tidy, centrally-heated accommodation is great. Comfy seating, TV, radio, DVD, a small dining table and an assortment of tasteful ornaments, etc, that make the place look less like a holiday let, and more like home. You could live there without making any changes! There's a shower / bath / WC room, too, and the door leading to the garden area.

The kitchen is also very nice with just about everything anyone would need to prepare food / drinks.

Upstairs via a sort-of open plan staircase there's a comfortable, comfy king-size bed + a single bed, too. There's a small, WC / washroom.

Everything about this accommodation - inside and out - is just right and very well kept. How many places do you know where a lovely, China dinner service is the only crockery (a couple of mugs excepted): it was certainly a first for me!!

In conclusion, this is beautifully appointed and extremely maintained holiday accommodation. It's just stunningly good!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - what a very kind and thoughtful review. I'm so very pleased that my guests enjoyed their stay because I do try very hard to make the cottage a home from home for them all by trying to provide what I would like myself, if only because holidays in our hectic modern lifestyle are very important.
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Silver Wedding Celebration

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Spring break

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Poppy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent weeks stay at this wonderful accommodation. The cottage is very spacious yet homely, very clean and tidy, with everything you could require plus more still!! In a good location, extremely close to Abbotsbury and the attractions there, Weymouth only 20 minutes away and Lyme Regis only 35 minutes. Chris, the owner was extremely helpful and on hand if needed. Would highly recommend to couples and families alike, our group ranged from 7 to 82 years and more than exceeded our expectations!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In our busy world I can fully appreciate just how important it is for visitors to have a stress free, relaxing holiday, so it always gives me great pleasure to know that my guests really enjoyed their stay in my cottage as well as in exploring the many attractions in our local area.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Portesham at 0.75 Miles Nearest Ferry : Poole at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Bridport at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Weymouth at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : B3157 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Abbotsbury at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Warmwell dry slope at 14 Miles Nearest Beach : Weymouth at 7 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

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


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.


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
1 Jul 2016 - 25 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
26 Aug 2016 - 8 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early autumn
9 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late autumn
28 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Farmhouse cottage changeover day Friday
Short breaks may be available out of peak season £100 per night min 3 night stay - changeover day flexible for short breaks

Notes on prices:
Farmhouse cottage sleeping 2 £350-£600 per week 2015/16 - short breaks may be available out of main season min 3 night stay - £250 3 nights at weekend - £225 3 nights mid week.

Guest are required to complete a booking form which can be found on my website www.elworth-farmhouse.co.uk. £100 deposit required at time to booking - balance will be due 1 month prior to arrival. Payment may either be by cheque or bank transfer. Short break bookings (less than a week) require full payment in advance.

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Also a shower in the utility room adjacent to the pool
  • En-suite toilet and wash-hand basin to bedroom. Downstairs bathroom with bath/shower over, wc.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Oak beamed bedroom with kingsized bed and single bed with memory foam mattresses and fine bedding company duvets with ensuite washhand basin and toilet.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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 may be possible inside/outside the cottage depending on network. Telephone for UK calls can be provided if required. Outside: 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 end-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. Utility Room: Outside utility room has a tumble dryer and also a shower. Cleaning / Towels Towels and all linen provided - duvets and covers provided. Linen changed weekly

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