Full of character and charm, this quaint and cosy cottage is the perfect bolthole for a romantic retreat. Explore the nearby markets and visit the historic seaside resort of West Bay on the Jurassic Coast.
The most idyllic bolthole for a romantic retreat or indulgent solo break with your four-legged friend at your side, this two-person cottage in Beaminster offers comfort, privacy and location. Sat within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only 8 miles from the coast, look forward to days shirking responsibility, scouting out fossils in the sand while your canine companion enthusiastically sniffs out all manner of exciting new scents. At the end of each day, return home to see out the last of the sunshine in the garden, vino for you and a well-deserved chew for you pup.
Flaunting an attractive Ham stone façade, the inside of this charming Grade-II listed cottage pays homage to its roots with lots of original features whilst enjoying a soft, contemporary finish. Particularly cosy, the lounge has grand flagstone floors and a pared-back design scheme, warmed by sink-in-able furnishings and a crackling wood burner set back in a feature fireplace. In winter, tuck into breakfasts in the kitchen’s dining area, and in summer, head out onto the patio for tea and toast in the sunshine while Fido goofs about on the walled garden’s lawn. At the end of day, seek out another uninterrupted night’s sleep in the upstairs bedroom, where the cottage’s heritage is revealed in its open beams and beautifully wonky ceilings.
Once you are ready to explore the surrounds, there will be all sorts of weird and wonderful things to capture your dog’s imagination. Say hello to other dogs on the year-round dog-friendly beach at Eype (8.5 miles) and stock up on goodies in Bridport (6.5 miles), including much-deserved doggy biscuits. For a cultural fix, head to the magnificent Sherborne Castle (18.5 miles); dogs are welcome to explore the gardens and grounds
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.