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Beautiful Thatched Longhouse In Rural Dorset - Near Coast

People13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottages in East Chaldon, Chaldon Herring, Dorchester, Dorset, England - Rural Retreat, Walking Distance To Coastline And A Great Village Pub

A significant thatched property in the rural village of East Chaldon, which can be rented individually or together. The Well House is one of the oldest houses in the village and has its own unique history. It has a large sheltered garden with hot tub, log cabin, BBQ and seating area. The World Heritage coast path and a great local pub just a short walk away. Lots of character in an inspiring location!


Owner
Philip Beale
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Philip Beale

The Well house is owned by Philip Beale, who is a writer, adventurer and entrepreneur.

Philip Beale purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Philip Beale chose Purbeck

Several reasons to book this property:

Totally unique - one of the oldest properties in the village,thatched with ancient walls, walk in inglenook fire place with traditional bread oven.

sleeps 9 comfortably further 2 Z beds available

Large modern kitchen and dining area

Large garden and ample off road parking

Walk straight to the coastal path and cliffs and then on to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove

Great pub in village serving good food and bears

What makes this cottage unique

You will love this property because of its unique historic character and interior, its location near Lulworth Cove and the large garden and 6 person hot tub!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Stable cottage is charming and we will come back next year - thank you"



"The Well House is full of character and a real find. Totally different to any holiday let we have stayed in before."



"A peaceful retreat in the beautiful Dorset countryside. What more can one ask for?"
May 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chaldon Herring in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    En suite for annex - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bedroom is down stairs and ideal for elderly guests
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom 5 Annex has en-suite shower + super kingsize bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , Downstair double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be made into a double bed or 2 singles (very flexible)
  • Note the Thatched Annex in grounds is included in this booking.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Electric central heating. Changeover day is Friday. Rent includes electricity, gas services, towels and linen. Dogs are permitted at extra charge of £25 each. . Outside: There is an enclosed garden with table and furniture plus BBQ.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

A lovely quirky house in a fabulous location.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa, Glad you enjoyed the features of the Well house's Grade 2 listed features as one of the oldest properties in the village and its great position near the sea, for walks and just 300 meters from one of Dorset's best pubs.. The Sailor's Return.
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Well House experience

  • 4 of 5

The Well House suited seven of us perfectly for a family celebration. Low ceilings proved a bit of a trial but we loved the space and the peace and quiet. The modern extension was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quaint, surprisingly large cottage with much character.

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect venue for our wedding party easily accommodating twelve or so people on the wedding morning and eight sleeping the night before. We stayed for three nights. We all managed to bang our heads on beams, so be warned! If staying longer would need to learn how to cook on an AGA.

The cottage is 'lived in' and homely, and as such needs some attention paid to certain things, (dishwasher works but is clunky, upstairs flush on toilet needs attention, cooker (not Aga) needs updating). In some ways however, the homeliness makes the cottage easier to live in. Portmeirion crockery is lovely. Garden and hot tub, although not used are a great asset.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful historic cottage with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We booked a short break away just before Christmas as 3 adults and 1 toddler and weren't disappointed. The cottage is charming, warm, clean and provided us with all we required. A car was required for most exploring but there was plenty to see within just 10 minutes in the car. Failing that, the Sailors Return pub in the village provided welcome respite after a brisk walk. The owner was helpful and was available if needed but all our needs we're met. Thank you Philip

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from Dorset and had a wonderful time. The Cottage was idyllic. Such a chocolate box setting, very quaint and just perfect for what we needed. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and flowers in both the kitchen and bedroom, which was a lovely touch. The heating had been put on so it was all warm and cosy and logs ready for the fantastic log burner, which we used every evening. The bathroom with shower isn't luxurious but perfectly fine for the time we were there. The front room was large and cosy. The main bedroom had the most comfortable bed with fluffy pillows and the kitchen had everything you needed, including tea, coffee, sugar and very kindly fresh milk. The village is tiny so if you want to get away from it all, it's ideal. The location was great as so close to Lulworth and Studland. The garden would be great for the summer and all in all I thought it was a great place to stay and would certainly love to return during the summer months. Really had a wonderful time. Thank you Philip.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab cottage break

  • 5 of 5

My family and I booked the well house for a family weekend in December. Not only was it ideally located, but it also had everything we needed. The kitchen was huge and but cosy with room for everybody to relax whilst others were cooking. The fire was loaded up and we had a great time playing games in the living room. The house was interesting and homely...I couldnt have asked for more.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Situated near the coast. From the cottage one can walk straight onto the footpath to the coastal path lining the spectacular World Heritage coast.Great local pub just 300 yards away.

Travel:

Use of car recommended. Nearest train station Wool or Dorchester. Nearest airports Bournemouth and Southampton.

Distances:

Nearest shop is one mile; nearest pub The Sailor's Return serves great beer, wine and food just 300 yards.

Further Details:

Nearest shop is one mile; nearest pub The Sailor's Return serves great beer, wine and food just 200 yards. Dorchester - 8 miles with Waitrose and Tesco

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chaldon Herring, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£687
for 3 nights
From
£229
From
£358
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Rate 1
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£473
for 3 nights
From
£158
From
£247
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmast / New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£15,876
for 7 nights
From
£2,268
 
 
Summer
23 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
From
£314
Fri,Sat
£1,850
 
 
Rate 4
20 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
From
£475
Fri,Sat
£1,850
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Cottage is available for renting by the week with the change-over on Friday. Change-over days vary for short breaks. First payment is 50% of total rent plus dog fee (£25 each) if applicable. Linen is included. Final payment is due eight weeks prior to holiday. Full payment is required if booking is made within eight weeks of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Friday. We can be flexible in quieter periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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