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Cosy Rural Cottage Surrounded By Fields.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in Beaminster, Dorset, England - Stunning Dorset Countryside Views, Silent And Very Rural 20 Minutes Drive To The Sea

The cottage lies deep in Hardy country and is a converted stone stable building. The ground floor is a long spacious room with an open fire and an arrow slit window over the lane. The front of the cottage looks onto the courtyard garden of lawn and herbaceous borders. Access to the kitchen is through a wide doorless opening behind the open fire. There is another arrow slit window over the lane and it has a table where four can sit (more space for eating is at one end of the sitting room at a refectory table). The AGA keeps it warm and there is also an electric cooker, a larder fridge and dishwasher. Beyond the kitchen there is a utility room (with washing machine and dryer and deep freeze) and an annexe with shower and loo. Above the sitting room there are two double bedrooms with a contemporary bathroom sandwiched between the two with bath and separate shower. Wifi and mobile signals available. SKY and Free-view with surround-sound TV, CD, DVD players etc.

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About The Owner

Owned by a family passionate about beautiful properties and stunning outdoor spaces.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1999

Why The Owner chose Dorchester

The property appealed as it had land and is remote. We still farm in Somerset and this was a good addition to the farming venture.

We prefer the hamstone colours locally to the blue liass stone of Somerset and have found ourselves in a very friendly and socially inclusive location.

Wonderful views of the sea a short walk away and typical Hardy country active with all country pursuits.

What makes this cottage unique

Plenty to occupy an active family from sport to culture, friendships and entertainment. Good access to amenities of all types and styles but retaining the benefits of remoteness. The region believes in good standards of quality and care.

Space is the one criterion we sought and what we have is more than sufficient with 15 acres to walk dogs etc.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay at Catsley was so enjoyable, as the house was the most comfortable we have ever stayed in. It is fantastic to have an aga and everything you could possibly want in the way of pans, crockery etc. down to a super coffee machine - much enjoyed!

Really it doesn't feel like a holiday home, but a home from home.. We loved having so much space too, and loved that all the paintings around the house were so interesting; we all appreciated them.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dorchester in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with stand alone shower, bath, WC and basin. Tiled floor with warmed towel rail. 1 wet room shower, WC and basin - downstairs. Tiled floor with warmed towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 carpeted bedroom with 6' wide double bed, fitted wardrobe with shelves and hanging, dressing table and fully curtained. 1 carpeted bedroom with twin or linked 5'6"double bed, shelved cupboard, hanging rack, chest of drawers and dressing table.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation is provided in two bedrooms Cottage has underfloor heating downstairs and radiators in bedrooms. Outside: Surrounded by herbaceous garden but use not included. Astroturf tennis court and table tennis in unconverted barn - available by arrangement. Utility Room: Utility room - washing machine, dryer and clothes rack, iron and ironing board. Boot and coat facilities leading to wet room shower with loo and basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included.


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Cosy Rural Cottage Surrounded By Fields.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Surely there can be no better environment to relax than in this very comfortable and well facilitated property

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
The Fox Inn
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
The Fox Inn
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
West Bay
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Coastal walking, countryside activities, numerous renown local artisans and displays.

For foodies there are some excellent restaurants (West Bay, Lyme Regis) and wonderful beach cafes (Burton Bradstock, West Bay)with delicious offerings.

Beaminster (4 miles) is a pretty town with butcher, fruit & veg and small supermarket. Waitrose in Crewkerne (5 miles).

Pubs with good food to be found everywhere. We can help with advice depending on travel direction.

Plenty of gardens and houses to visit. Check out Forde Abbey, Mapperton etc

many of which have good lunch facilities.


10 miles from West Bay and Jurassic Coast.

24 miles from Weymouth.

20 miles from Lyme Regis.


Positioned 75 minutes equidistant from Bristol and Southampton International airports.

5 miles Crewkerne station.

Weymouth and Southampton ports available for continental travel.

Car essential and parking available.


Beaminster 4 miles.

Crewkerne 5 miles.

Bridport 9 miles.

Yeovil 10 miles.

Dorchester 15 miles.

Further Details:

Excellent fresh local produce shopping in Beaminster. Waitrose in Crewkerne.

Top quality restaurant in Beaminster. Outstanding fish restaurants in West Bay and Lyme Regis.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dorchester, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
All reservation queries by email only.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Price is a guide and will depend on season and length of stay. Price includes logs, heat, light and power

30% deposit on confirmation of rental. Balance payable prior to arrival. Damage/breakages payable on departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.