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Cosy Victorian Cottage in Chedington, West Dorset



Updated: 01-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

Cottage in Chedington, Nr. Beaminster, West Dorset, England

Court Cottage is an attractive, detached stone house surrounded by a lovely, well developed garden in the secluded, picturesque village of Chedington, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cottage, tastefully restored into a convenient, comfortable, modern dwelling, overlooks a handsome neo-Gothic style stately home which, with turrets & bell-tower, imparts a romantic atmosphere to the village, beyond which stretch beautiful views of the rolling Dorset countryside. Chedington nestles beside a dramatic, National Trust-protected ridge of beech trees which in spring is carpeted with bluebells. In addition to numerous foot & bridle paths in surrounding areas, the cottage is well situated to cater to a range of interests - 20 minutes from Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic coast; 10 minutes from Beaminster's excellent restaurants & shops & a 3 minute walk up the lane to the historic and popular Winyards Gap pub, boasting a much respected kitchen.

About the Owner

Andrew Kindness
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a wonderful week in Court Cottage. It feels more like a home than a holiday rental. The cottage is comfortable and homely, well equipped and the gardens are gorgeous.
Jul 2015
  • 1 of 3

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a wonderful week in Court Cottage. It feels more like a home than a holiday rental. The cottage is comfortable and homely, well equipped and the gardens are gorgeous.
Jul 2015
  • 1 of 3

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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Jurassic Coast was UK's first national World Heritage Site. It covers 95 miles of stunning coastline including rocks spanning 185 million years of Earth's history. Area provides A-1 hiking & rich exploration opportunities for fossil enthusiasts. As well as pebbly beaches, there are many suitable for swimming & picnicking, closest being Burton Bradstock, 20 mins from Chedington. Fishing, scuba diving & sailing are enjoyed at West Bay & Weymouth, site of 2012 Summer Olympics sailing competition.


Chedington is 20 mins from A303 route linking M3 & A30 to the West Country. Use of car is recommended, although rail links are good (Crewkerne or Yeovil to London = 2 hrs 20 mins with fares reasonable if booked in advance or at off-peak). Central London by car = 3 hours. Heathrow airport = 2 hours. Bristol international airport = 1½ hour. Bournemouth international airport = 1¼ hour. Poole Ferries to France = 1 hour. Weymouth Ferries = ¾ hour. Portsmouth Ferries = 1¾ hour. Southampton =1½ hour.

Further Details:

Nearest village with shop/Post Office is Mosterton, 2 miles away (good for milk, bread, newspapers, etc.). Crewkerne, 10 mins, has new Waitrose supermarket, Co-Op & LIDL. Excellent butcher, several banks, public library, Boots chemists, coffee shops, delicatessen, hardware, gift shops, & several well stocked thrift shops are also there, and an open air market - with French stalls - in summer. Beaminster, 3 miles, is a picturesque small town with character...and numerous shops, including upmarket gifts & clothing, Aveda hair salon & small Co-Op grocery store. Bridport, on sea, 20 min, has Waitrose & Morrisons supermarket & is an interesting town to explore with great variety of shops, boutique restaurants & pubs. From here you can easily access West Bay, Burton Bradstock beaches & Eype. Sherborne, 30 mins, is an ancient & picturesque town featuring superb Abbey Church & renowned schools, & is known for its many antiques & fine art shops. Yeovil, 20 minutes, is a largish town with Tesco supermarket & all name brand shops – Laura Ashley; Marks & Spencer; Body Shop; etc. Dorchester, 30 minutes, is historic County capital & market town with main shops as per Yeovil & excellent museum. Restaurants: this part of Dorset is a ‘foodie’ heaven, home to several TV chef personalities - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage is near Axminster, 20 minutes, & Lesley Waters runs her cookery school in nearby Minterne Magna. Other recommended restaurants include: Bridge House Hotel restaurant & brasserie in Beaminster; Riverside Café, West Bay, serving first class seafood; Acorn Inn, Evershot; Little Barwick House near Yeovil; & the Hive Beach Café at Burton Bradstock. And there are also many characterful pubs in the area. Check out the Good Pub Guide. A recent copy is available at Court Cottage.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
26 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
To Book - contact Andrew Kindness, phone 01935 891 482,
or email: andrew.kindness@dsl.pipex.com,
or by mail: Manor Farmhouse, Chedington, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3HY. A reservation deposit of £200 is required to secure a booking, plus a £200 refundable security deposit.
Balance of payment is required 6 weeks from start of rental period.

Changeover Day:
Friday is the preferred changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for property per week in UK pounds. Short term lets may be available on occasion and during low season.
We do NOT accept credit card payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 01-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Recently renovated upstairs bathroom with WC, bidet, shower over generous sized bath, heated airing cupboard & towel rail. Downstairs bathroom with WC, washbasin & washing machine, opens off 'mud room' for coats & boots.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has new, Super-King bed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Study on ground floor has space for one person on a provided folding single bed.


  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: As property is not fenced in, care must be taken with toddlers or very young children. Pets not allowed. Smoking not permitted. Cottage is centrally heated by oil-fired, new Rayburn boiler which is regularly serviced. In summer, when central heating (boiler) is not required, cooker provides enough heat to warm cottage comfortably. Immersion water heater in bathroom airing cupboard provides back-up water heating. There are fire extinguishers in the kitchen & garage, and a smoke alarm in the central hall. Outside: The garden is very well-tended, pretty and spacious, with three seating areas. One patio features table, four chairs & umbrella, a second opens directly off conservatory and has table & two metal chairs (conservatory wicker chairs can be added). Third seating area is a Lutyens bench at bottom of the garden. Parking for one car is available next to the house, with ample and safe further parking, in sight, in the lane. Utility Room: Utility room/garage (contains clothes dryer) offers generous extra storage and/or drying space if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cottage is cleaned before guests' arrival, then at two week intervals. Towels & linen are provided. Sheets are changed once a week for stays longer than a week. Other: Second reception room, "the study", has writing desk & chair, quality Yamaha electronic piano & easy chair by window. Computer hookup & router gives WiFi broadband access throughout the property. Chest of drawers contains tourist info galore.

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