The Old Coach House
Converted in 2014, this one bedroom cottage is finished to the highest standard in a traditional style. The property is fully detached with a private and secure garden including patio set and gas BBQ. There is a large parking area to the front.
Across the parking area there is another garden with a covered hot tub exclusively for the use of guests staying in The Old Coach House, a small charge of £2 per day is made to help cover heating and maintenance costs.
The first floor bedroom is spacious with a luxurious oak super-king-size bed and dressing table. Next to the bedroom is a modern fully tiled shower room with powerful shower.
The ground floor is a spacious open plan area with a sofa and sofa bed which can accommodate an additional two guests. There is an oak dining table with four leather chairs and fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dish washer and all the utensils you will need. For those cold winter nights we have a wood burning stove and 40" 3D TV
Water Meadows, Old Coach House
Both cottages have their own private and secure gardens, set in a quiet location on the edge of Maiden Newton a rural village in the heart of West Dorset’s “Hardy country” and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is ample off road parking, we are dog and family friendly, and each cottage has it's own covered all year round hot tub.
We are only 9 miles from the historic county town of Dorchester, and ideally placed to explore Dorset's spectacular countryside and the Jurassic coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Weymouth and Lyme Regis are only a short drive away and there are buses and trains connecting with Dorchester, Weymouth, Yeovil and Bath.
The village stores, a friendly local pub and French restaurant are within five minutes walk, and there are many stunning countryside walks on our doorstep.
Water Meadows Cottage has two bedrooms each with it's own en suite shower room, LCD TV and doors leading to a private patio. One bedroom has a king-size bed the other can be made up with a super-king-size bed or two single beds. There is a put-up bed available on request for a fifth guest. The lounge has a comfortable corner suite seating five and a 50" LCD TV with DVD player. There is a small but well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and all the utensils you need. The dining area has an oak table with leather chairs seating four, and display unit with books, games and local information. The accommodation is all on one level.
The Old Coach House has one large bedroom on the first floor with a super-king-size bed and an adjacent shower room. The ground floor is open plan with a sofa and sofa bed which can accommodate an additional two guests. There is a well equipped kitchen area with oven, hob, microwave, dish washer, fridge freezer, washing machine and all the utensils you need. The dining area has an oak table with four leather chairs.
For more information visit www.watermeadowscottage.co.uk.
Top Traveller Review
Perfect doggie get away
About the Owner
About Mark Butcher
Hi I'm Mark, my wife Karen and I have lived in Maiden Newton since 2004 running a small architectural practice from home. We enjoy walking with our dog in this beautiful part of Dorset, motorbiking around the quite country lanes and running our two holiday cottages.
Mark Butcher purchased this cottage in 2004
Why Mark Butcher chose Maiden Newton
Maiden Newton is in the middle of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), surrounded by some of England’s most picturesque countryside.
Despite such a beautiful location Maiden Newton is a genuine working rural village and is not overrun with tourist in the summer months like many of our more better know neighbours. We have a friendly local pub, French restaurant, fish and chip shop, railway station and everything else you might need in the village.
What makes this cottage unique
We are on the edge of the village enjoying space and privacy whilst only 5 minutes walk from the local shop, pub and railway station.
The nightly rate only applies to bookings of up to 3 nights, please contact us for a quote if you require between 4 & 6 nights or more than 7 nights as substantial discounts apply.
There is a £3 per night charge per pet to cover the cost of additional cleaning, limited to the first two pets.
Check in is after 2 p.m. check out by 10 a.m.
(4 traveller reviews)
Perfect doggie get away
Amazing property. Great attention to detail with all equipment needed for our stay. Lovely for the dog as they provided all doggy stuff including treats. Beautifully looked after cottage. Very homely.
Three adults and three dogs stayed for a long weekend - and we had a great time, with plenty of room for all. The cottage has been finished to a high standard and is very well equipped with all modern appliances. The log burner was very good and wood was in plentiful supply A nice touch was the fact that provision had been made for the dogs in the form of treats and towels, with a hose outside for muddy animals and boots. We will definitely be booking again.
The property had everything we needed, it was comfortable, in a convenient position to explore the area and the owners very accommodating. The little things like tea, coffee and milk on arrival for us and a pot of dog biscuits and two chews for the other member of the family was appreciated. All furniture and fittings were clean, comfortable and up to date. After walking for miles coming back and relaxing there was a treat. Would recommend to others with a dog, there is even a train station in the village with links to Weymouth, took the strain out of parking there for the day.
My wife and I spent 5 days in this beautiful cottage with our 2 pet dogs. The downstairs is modern, comfy and has everything you would need for a relaxing quite break.
The upstairs bedroom is spacious and has a lovely Queen Size bed, which is also very comfy. I really cannot fault this cottage in any way.
It is in easy reach of the coast and has local walks where we could take our dogs. The walk to Cattistock along the river with a pub at the destination is well worth a visit
We would definitely use this cottage again. Many thanks
David & Deborah
From the Owner
“Maiden Newton is in the middle of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), surrounded by some of England’s most picturesque countryside. Despite such a beautiful location Maiden Newton is a genuine working rural village and is not overrun with tourist in the summer months like many of our more better know neighbours. We have a friendly local pub, French restaurant, fish and chip shop, railway station and everything else you might need in the village.”
Activity and Interests
Nine miles to the Jurassic coast a stunning world heritage site. Twelve miles to Weymouth and all its seaside facilities.
Bus stop 50 yards
Railway station 500 yards.
Weymouth ferry port 17 miles.
Poole ferry port 32 miles.
Bournemouth airport 38 miles.
Dorchester 9 miles.
Bridport 9 miles.
Yeovil 12 miles
Weymouth 17 miles.
Lyme Regis 23 miles.
The Chalk and Cheese public house in Maiden Newton is five minutes’ walk and serves excellent pub food. The petit Canard French restaurant opposite the pub is great for fine dining, and there is a Fish & Chip take away in the village. There are many pubs within a few miles drive serving everything from basic pub grub to locally produced gastronomic delights.
There are a huge range of activities available in the area, walking, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, go carting, diving, sailing, fishing to name but a few.
From the Owner
“We are on the edge of the village enjoying space and privacy whilst only 5 minutes walk from the local shop, pub and railway station.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- 55 m²
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Boat ...
- Golf ...