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Beaminster is a charming rural town in West Dorset; a bustling traditional market town, it sits at the head of the valley of the River Britt, a picturesque conservation area full of wonderful wildlife and countryside.

The town itself is a look back in time, with over 200 listed buildings in the area. This quintessential English country town has a prosperous market that draws a big crowd of both locals and visitors alike. Packed with great places to eat, often selling local produce, and a wealth of country pubs, the town is very friendly and perfect for a no hassle country break.

There are a number of excellent outdoor activities to suit all sorts, from groups of friends to families or couples. Nearby stables offer horse riding and there is even a llama farm or donkey rides if you fancy trying something different. The nearby Water Meadow Fishery offers coarse fishing and there is a rowing club that has a range of activities for visitors to enjoy.

The Britt Valley is a conservation area and is popular for walkers and hikers, offering wonderful views across the countryside and with options to suit both casual strollers and serious ramblers alike. Nearby Mapperton House, a grand, stately home that sits in immaculate gardens in one of the most beautiful areas of the valley, is well worth a visit. Why not make a long weekend of it and stay in one of the many cosy cottages in Beaminster.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Ammonite Cottage Ref: 29878


This detached holiday cottage, set in the owners’ grounds, is situated right in the centre of Beaminster and is within walking distance of the town square with its shops and restaurants. The beach at West Bay, scene of the series Broadchurch, is within easy driving distance from the property. The whole of the famous, scenic, World Heritage Jurassic Coast, stretching from the picturesque Lyme Regis and all the way to Portland and Weymouth, is yours to explore, be it coastal walking, boating, fishing, fossil hunting or simply unwinding in a seaside resort. Nearby attractions include historic houses, Broadwindsor Craft Centre and the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 twin bedrooms (one can be 6ft double), sharing an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Blu-ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£207-£756
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Meadow Cottage Ref: E1793

This charming cottage is one of a row set on the edge of a village with its own fenced garden and secluded meadow. It offers an ideal base for exploring the beautiful West Country with historic houses, lovely gardens, Abbotsbury’s Swannery and the World Heritage ‘Jurassic’ coast all easily accessible. A shingle beach with an excellent NT cafe can be found at Burton Bradstock, 6.5 miles, and sandy West Bay beach is 7 miles. Charmouth, 8 miles, has a sandy beach and a fossil hunting centre. Lyme Regis is 12 miles. Shop 400 yards, excellent pub serving food 300 yards. Craft centre with restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single (2ft 6in). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD/CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. 1.5-acre part wooded meadow. BBQ. Garage. Children’s sand pit. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£392-£950
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Amberley View Ref: 28887

Situated on the owner’s working alpaca farm, with stunning views over the West Dorset countryside and a 6-seater hot tub on the wooden decked patio, this detached, single-storey, wooden holiday cabin offers a superb location to enjoy, chill out and relax. Explore the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach from Lyme Regis to Portland Bill and Weymouth, or visit the many attractions at nearby Dorchester, Beaminster and Weymouth. Beach 9 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation 2. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with decked patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, large, lawned grounds. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Fenced pond in owner’s garden. 5 steps in garden.

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£277-£939
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Puppy Cottage Ref: 19208

Countryside views

Set in peaceful situation in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Dorset, adjoining owners home, with glorious south facing views over the Frome valley providing ideal holiday base for touring Dorset, East Devon and Somerset. Dorchester and Sherborne 10 miles, Jurassic coast 15 miles, Weymouth 18 miles. Excellent walks locally, golf and fishing all within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 21/2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating and electricity included (£10per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Private patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 14 years.

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£180-£576
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

"Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast"

Lancombe Country Cottages are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Dorset, close to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including the Chesil Beach. The six holiday cottages converted from old barns are set around an attractive courtyard, now a communal lawned area, are all well finished and equipped and provide a relaxing retreat after a day out sightseeing.
All are named after local rivers, offer comfortable accommodation and can be booked individually or together, depending on party numbers. Unwind in the 3 acres of grounds, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool (open every day), perhaps enjoy a sauna, or on a fine day, chill out with a barbecue in a pleasant setting overlooking beautiful Dorset countryside.
Within easy driving distance visitors can explore the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast, from Weymouth to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its harbour and famous Cobb. Enjoy the many little seaside resorts, spectacular scenic coastal walks, fishing, swimming, fossil hunting and attractions such as Abbotsbury Swannery (where the swans may be fed) and Sub-Tropical Gardens, and Bennetts Water Gardens.
There are many historic houses and gardens to visit including Athelhampon House and Gardens, and Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, as well as family attractions such as Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Monkey World at Wareham and the Sea Life Centre at Weymouth.
The bustling market and county town of Dorchester, 8 miles, with its 18th-century houses, shops, restaurants and market is worth a visit, as is Weymouth with its Georgian seafront, Blue Flag sandy beach and traditional seaside entertainment. Inland there is the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne. Enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding and go-karting locally. Convenience store on site. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Open-plan beamed living/dining room and kitchen area with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Travel cot
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers
  • Internet connection
  • Small patio with furniture
  • Large shared lawned area
  • Shared 3-acre woodland grounds
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (22ft x 10ft, depth 3ft to 5ft) with sauna, shower and changing facilities, open 8.30am to 8.30pm Easter-October and 9am to 7.30pm other dates
  • Shared spa room with massage and beauty treatments
  • Shared Games room with DVD and book library, games, air hockey table and Subbuteo football game
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • No smoking

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£236-£837
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Blackberie Cottage Ref: E2389

This pair of charming 200-year-old cottages are peacefully located by an historic church, enjoying stunning country views. Set on a working farm in a tiny unspoilt village, visitors are welcome to explore the farm and wonderful walks over 60 acres of fields and woodland, abundant with birds and other wildlife. Beach, golf and coastal walking at West Bay, 6 miles. Shop and restaurant 1.5 miles, pub serving food 350 yards.

Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams and tiled floor. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft four poster), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Underfloor oil CH £15 pw poa. Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Satellite TV (family package). DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Shared access to 60 acres of fields and woodland. Garden area with patio and furniture. Parking.

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£257-£780
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Old Bakery Ref: E1896

This attractive cottage enjoys a quiet courtyard setting with its own garden area, just a short stroll from the village pub serving food. Converted from the former bakery, and still retaining its original bread ovens, it sits adjacent to the owners’ thatched cottage in a pretty conservation village. This lovely area invites exploration, and the south Dorset coast as well as the historic towns of Dorchester, Yeovil and Lyme Regis are all within easy reach. Weymouth, famed for its sandy beaches is just 15 miles away. Fishing, golf and horse riding locally. Shop 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional Z-bed or cot (only space for cot when Z-bed not used). Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and sloping ceiling.

NSH, elec and fan heater by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Digital TV. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. Shared extensive grounds with secluded garden. Garden furniture. Parking. Games room with snooker table and table tennis. No smoking.

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£323-£585
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Togg’s Cottage Ref: 29300

This beautiful, semi-detached holiday cottage, set on a working farm, is a short drive from the Jurassic Coast and lies on the A37, with the seaside town of Weymouth and West Bay nearby. Swanage and Lulworth Cove are about 45 minutes away. Dorchester has gardens and many sites of Roman and historical interest, Monkey World, Hardy’s birthplace and the Tank Museum are all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Dining room with limestone floor/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre grounds. Summerhouse. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 16 years due to ponds, working farm and busy road. NB: 4 ponds and open-sided footbridges in grounds.

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£264-£680
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


Situated on the edge of Broadwindsor on a small beef and sheep farm, this converted barn has been finished and decorated a very good standard and offers cosy, well-equipped, spacious holiday accommodation to give a real ‘home from home’ feel. There is a fishing lake for visitors to enjoy and a picnic can be enjoyed anywhere on the farm. The property is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore this beautiful part of West Dorset. Footpaths lead from the doorstep across the farm to the Iron Age hill fort of Waddon Hill and the surrounding countryside. The historic town of Beaminster (Thomas Hardy’s ‘Emminster’) is 3 miles, and both West Bay and Bridport, the setting for the hit TV series Broadchurch, are approximately 8 miles. The World Heritage Jurassic coastline incorporating the tropical micro climate of the Abbotsbury gardens and swannery, the spectacular Chesil beach, the fossil hunter’s paradise of the seaside towns of Charmouth and Lyme Regis, are all just 15 miles away. Shop 2½ miles, village pub ¼ mile.Situated on the edge of Broadwindsor on a small beef and sheep farm, these converted barns have been finished and decorated to the highest standards and offer cosy, well-equipped, spacious holiday accommodation to give a real ‘home from home’ feel. There is a fishing lake for visitors to enjoy and a picnic can be enjoyed anywhere on the farm. The properties are ideal for those wishing to relax and explore this beautiful part of West Dorset. Footpaths lead from the doorstep across the farm to the Iron Age hill fort of Waddon Hill and the surrounding countryside. The historic town of Beaminster (Thomas Hardy’s ‘Emminster’) is 3 miles and both West Bay and Bridport are approximately 8 miles. The World Heritage Jurassic coastline incorporating the tropical micro climate of the Abbotsbury gardens and swannery, the spectacular Chesil beach, the fossil hunter’s paradise of the seaside towns of Charmouth and Lyme Regis, are all just 15 miles away. Shop 2½ miles, village pub ¼ mile.

Living room with French doors to courtyard. Large, modern fitted kitchen/dining room with Belfast sink and slate floor. Double bedroom with antique furniture. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. High spacious ceilings, and country views from most rooms.

  • Full electricity rads central heating included (October-April £30per week)
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot by arrangement
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small enclosed courtyard with patio furniture
  • Shared natural grounds with picnic areas
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Large fishing lake in grounds

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Set in the rolling countryside of West Dorset, each property has views of the surrounding countryside. Located in a rural lane just outside the village of Mosterton, just 13 miles from the Jurassic World Heritage Coast and near the south Somerset border, these two holiday properties are in an excellent location to explore the huge variety of attractions in this popular region. Attached to the owner’s home in a peaceful setting are North Lodge (ref 30044), a self-contained two-storey wing, and South Lodge (ref 30043), an end-terrace ground floor holiday apartment, which can be booked together or individually. In lovely countryside and adjacent to the owner’s cattery (guests can lodge their cat by arrangement), guests can take in the Dorset countryside with great walking, cycling, golf and fishing. Within easy driving distance, the whole of the Jurassic Coast beckons and will give many pleasurable days out exploring Lyme Regis with its quaint shops, famous Cobb, beach and wonderful atmosphere. Also, visit West Bay, the scene of the TV series ‘Broadchurch’ and on to Weymouth and Portland. There are family attractions, including the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum which the children will love, the Haynes Motor Museum, Forde Abbey and Gardens and much more. Beach 13 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Small gravelled garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture.

Both properties: Wood pellet central heating in owner’s home included (£20per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£253-£654
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3

Converted to a high standard, these two barn conversions (Betty’s Cottage DWP, and Ruth’s Cottage DWQ) adjoin one another and are set on a working beef farm, which stands on the Jurassic seam. Offering peace and tranquillity, the setting is a delight for countryside lovers with wonderful open views to be enjoyed from the shared garden and barbecue area. Many footpaths lead from the farm and nearby lanes, and the NCN also runs by the holiday cottages. The properties are set in the heart of Tamara Drewe country with some of the filming from the farm. The popular village of Evershot (Hardy’s Evershed in Tess of the D’Urbervilles) is 2 miles and offers village pub, bakery, and hotel restaurant. Bridport and Dorchester are all a short drive and offer individual shops, pubs and tearooms. The Jurassic coast is 15 miles. Shop 2 miles.

Living/dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling; one double, one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Small courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Shared enclosed lawned area with countryside views
  • Shared summer house and play area
  • Shared barbecue
  • Parking (for 2-3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

Note: Betty’s Cottage DWP and adjoining Ruth’s Cottage DWQ are ideal for larger family holidays or group breaks and may be booked together to sleep up to 12 people.

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£355-£1235
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Hideaway Cottage Ref: DCCO

A superb country holiday location between Broadwindsor and Beaminster, in glorious west Dorset and only a short drive to the famous scenic World Heritage Jurassic coastal resorts of West Bay and Lyme Regis, this detached house offers excellent holiday accommodation for up to two families. This spacious holiday home for eight, with four en-suite bedrooms, living room with wood-burning stove and large well-equipped kitchen with Aga and French doors to a decked patio, has a large garden to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Nearby, visit the quaint market town of Beaminster, Mapperton Gardens and Broadwindsor Craft Centre with its crafts, cream teas and restaurant. Within easy driving, there is a wide variety of sand and pebble beaches including Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Eype and West Bay, all with a range of attractions. Lyme Regis, famous for the setting of The French Lieutenant’s Woman with its picturesque harbour, Cobb and beach is a must, and offers a host of outdoor activities ranging from coastal walking, boating, sailing, fishing, fossil hunting and golf. The market town of Bridport is 5 miles, with two markets per week and an antique market held on a Saturday. Alternatively, visit some of the other many attractions in this beautiful part of Dorset, such as Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens or the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach, several RSPB sanctuaries, Time Walk, Sea Life Centre and Deep Sea Adventure. The cathedral city of Exeter, Dorchester and Poole are all worth a trip. Beach 6 miles, Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Large living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and tiled floor. Large dining room with tiled floor. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops, Aga (for cooking), French doors and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, double shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric underfloor central heating (downstairs), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Electric double Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, lawned garden with decked patio and furnitiure
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 1 step from French doors to patio

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£701-£1910
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