OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Charming and comfortable 1 Bedroom Cottage In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beaut



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
1 bedroom Cottage in Hooke, West Dorset - Peaceful Rural Location, 7 Miles From The Jurassic Coast

The Little House, set in the grounds of the owner's home, is south facing with lovely long views. Situated on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Higher Hooke, this extremely comfortable and stylish cottage is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of West Dorset. Catch the last of the sun in the evening garden. Sit out around the fire under the the night sky and listen to the owls calling. A good bed is essential. Most of our previous guests have commented on how comfortable ours is and the feather and down duvet and decent quality linen will assure you of a good night's sleep. There is ample wardrobe space too. In the bathroom, the oval basin, set in a marble top, came from a local manor house. There is masses of hot water and a powerful shower. The simple wooden panelled kitchen is well equipped. Double doors open out on to the terrace. Hooke is a very small village comprising of a cluster of houses, a couple of farms and a church. There are so many walks from your door. In 5 minutes you can be in beautiful Hooke Woods, home to the Architectural Associations Woodland School. Or wend your way past the wood and down through the Mapperton valley, timeless and beautiful, with a lovely cafe at Mapperton House to reward your efforts. Head east, and you reach Powerstock Common and Kingcombe; ancient landscapes, dramatic views. A 15 minute drive gets you to the coast.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in this area for over 30 years and can't imagine wanting to live anywhere else!

Call Owner
Speaks English, French

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

The Netherlands

beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very beautiful and clean. the garden is also very nice and our dog liked it too. Melanie was very helpfull to us, we would like to stay here again. We went to Weymouth and Lyme regis, realy nice places to visit. Thank you Melanie for your help and nice flap jags. paula

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Paula It was a pleasure to have you here! Thank you so much for your lovely review and I hope you make it back again one day soon. Best wishes Melanie
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Canberra ACT Austalia

Perfect idyll

  • 5 of 5

Now that I've found this delightful rural retreat I doubt I'll ever want to stay anywhere else in Dorset again. I lived there for a month (in May 2016) and I'm already working out when I can get back for another holiday; I’m sure there's magic in the air. Not only is it a perfect idyll to enjoy the passing of the days - to walk and bask and rest - it's also the ideal base to visit the coast and Dorset countryside. The walks and views around Hooke are breathtaking and as for The Little House itself, not only did it meet my expectations, it far exceeded them. The description and photos in the listing are accurate in every way but it's the little extras that aren't mentioned that make it a home-from-home: everything from cotton balls and a first aid kit in the bathroom to the kitchen supplies - tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt&pepper, olive oil and even cling wrap, paper towels, snap-lock bags, dishwashing liquid - all make for a comfortable worry-free stay. All you have to bring is your own foodstuffs. Melanie, the owner, is discreetly there in the main house if you need her but does not intrude; she is unfailingly pleasant and helpful (and I found her to be compassionate, too) and responds promptly to any questions or problems. Five stars is not enough! I recommend the Little House unreservedly - even though by doing so it might mean it’s booked out so far ahead I can't get in again ...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We used The Little House as a base for a family wedding. It was perfect, the hosts were accommodating and The Little House is light and airy, a home from home. It seems bigger than the photos appear. Everything you need is provided and we enjoyed the homemade flapjacks. We plan to return, as the location is near family and is ideal for exploring the local area. We highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Norfolk, UK


  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little house, very clean and welcoming and a lovely comfortable bed. The location is perfect, rural and peaceful but we were still able to visit most of the places of interest without driving too far. Melanie works very hard to make her guests feel at home and it was much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Lovely cottage and greart rural setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely little house for the bank holiday weekend, it is great, really new and spotlessly clean.Tastefully furnished but very comfortable, lovely comfy bed !! We were made to feel really welcome by the owner, Melanie, and the cottage had nice little extras included like home made flapjacks !! and soap, washing up accessories etc. It is in a lovely setting and I would not hesitate to recomend it to anyone, it is just right for touring around Dorset.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue Thank you for writing such a glowing review! It is lovely to get such positive feedback and a real pleasure to know you had such a good time.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property for a couple (and a dog). Beautiful location and great walks from the doorstep. Near enough to the coast but far enough away to be peaceful. Flapjacks to die for!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Samantha Thank you so much for posting my first review on Owners Direct! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


From the Owner

I moved to Hooke with my 3 children in 2013, having lived for many years on Buckham Down above Beaminster. I had a 'Little House' at my last home, and as it was so popular, decided to build another one here. Having done a lot of work on the house, I am now really enjoying making a garden. I never tire of the landscape. Breathtaking views, such as the one known as 'Heaven's Gate' on the lane between Hooke and Beaminster, and all the wonderful walking, continue to fuel my love affair with this very special part of West Dorset.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Beaminster at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Weymouth at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Bridport at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Crewkerne at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Brassica, Beaminster at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : West Bay at 8 Miles Car: recommended


7 miles to the Jurassic Coast. Good swimming beaches at West Bay, Eype, Charmouth and Burton Bradstock. Chesil Beach is very popular with sea anglers and writers..


A car is recommended, although guests have got the train to Crewkerne and then a taxi here. The local bus service runs twice a week through the village.


Beaminster - 3 miles

Bridport - 6 miles

Crewkerne - 9 Miles

West Bay - 7 miles

Lyme Regis - 13 miles

Further Details:

This area has a wealth of good restaurants, including The Riverside at West Bay, the Hive Beach Cafe, Hix Oyster and Fish House, Brassica in Beaminster and the newly opened Seaside Boarding House at Burton Bradstock. Within a 10 minute drive from here, there are 3 award winning pubs, The Three Horseshoes in Powerstock, The Half Moon at Melplash and Winyards Gap.

The nearest shopping is in Beaminster (3 miles). It is a lovely old market town and boasts a really good butcher, baker and green grocers. There is a small supermarket, chemist, post office and cash point. Also lovely for browsing with cafes and great gift shops. Bridport is a really fun town and has a great market every Wednesday and Saturday (local produce, plants, antiques and bric a brac, vintage clothes, crafts). In Crewkerne there is a large Waitrose and a Lidl's. There is a petrol station 2 miles away at Rampisham Down.

We provide our guests with an extensive list of information on all the many activities and places to visit. We are blessed here with the most spectacular bit of coast with fantastic walks and lovely beaches, as well as fossil hunting at Charmouth, the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis, The Fleet and Chesil Beach. The stretch from Exmouth in Devon to Studland in East Dorset has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is, in fact, the only natural W.H.S in the UK. Inland there are a wealth of gardens and houses to visit, pretty villages, hidden valleys and stunning hill top views.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please book by phone, email, or use the booking form. 50% deposit with booking (BACS or cheque). The balance to be paid in full at least 4 weeks before you arrival

SHORT BREAKS. The price is 2/3rds of the full weeks rent for 3 nights. Extra nights are 10% of the full weeks rent. Mon - Fri breaks - some special offers available. Bank Holiday Weekends - minimum stay 3 nights.


The Little House is also available for SINGLE NIGHTS (subject to availability) - mon to fri £90, fri and sat £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually on a Saturday.
Arrival from 4 pm, departure by 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Total amount
Enquire Now
Updated: 29-Sep-2016
Available arrival


From the Owner

The Little House is very well situated for accessing all the very many local attractions, yet is off the beaten track. We have aimed to make it a lovely place to come back to after a happy day out, and a peaceful and relaxing place to be, if you just want to take it easy.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom with bath/shower over


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with Super Kingsize Bed (can be split in to twin beds)


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We live next door and will do our best to help - otherwise we will leave you alone to enjoy your holiday! We are happy to have one well behaved dog. Our own dog, Mousie, a Cairn Terrier, is very friendly. Outside: The Little House has it's own private terrace and garden with outdoor table and chairs and a fire bowl. Flower beds and herb garden. Please note that the garden is not dog proof. There is plenty of room to park. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Property is cleaned every week and towels and linen are changed weekly Other: Books, board games, DVDs, maps, WiFi, rugs, handmade soap, tin of home-made flapjack, tea, coffee, tea towels, salt, pepper, olive oil, washing up liquid, hair drier

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot