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Little Thatch - Beaminster

Beaminster, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming thatched 18th century cottage full of character and with extensive countryside views
  • Located in a tranquil setting on the edge of a small town yet walking distance to local amenities 
  • Relax in the enclosed garden or enjoy meals in the conservatory which overlooks the cottage garden
Property code: DC099

This chocolate-box thatched cottage dates from the 18th century is furnished to a high standard and is packed full of original features and outstanding character.

Brimming with charm and character, this 18th-century chocolate box cottage offers a delightful home from home for your family and beloved four-legged friends. With extensive countryside views, miles of rural walks lie on your doorstep, an activity that is always best finished with a hearty meal at the local pub just 0.5 miles away. Spend your days exploring the stunning Dorset countryside with the dogs before returning to this cosy bolthole for a night in beside the roaring wood burner or a picnic in the idyllic garden.

This delightful stone cottage has been beautifully renovated by the owners to create a perfect blend of original features and modern-day comforts. The country kitchen/diner is perfect for rustling up delicious family meals, with its Belfast sink and shaker-style units. A farmhouse table in the conservatory offers a sunny spot for family meals. In the evenings, hunker down on one of the sofas or armchairs in the cosy lounge and settle in for a night of films or games while your canine companion enjoys the warmth of the wood burner. Upstairs, both bedrooms have been decorated in serene whites to ensure a restful sleep. When the sun is shining, the mature enclosed garden offers a peaceful haven for BBQs amongst the flowers and plants.

Less than half a mile from the centre of the historic town of Beaminster, this property is a short walk from the local shops and pubs. Beaminster Museum is open from April to November and presents a range of historical exhibitions about the village and surrounding area. Far from the Madding Crowd fans should visit the Jacobean Mapperton House and Gardens (2 miles), where a cafe serves delicious cakes and lunches. Explore this unspoilt rural landscape on foot with the dog or hop in the car to reach the Jurassic Coast (7.5 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee pod machine, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Electric panel radiators throughout main house and underfloor heating in bathroom
  • Woodburner (logs/coal included October - April; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth sound system
  • Selection of books, DVDs, games and puzzles in lounge
  • Off-road parking to the rear of the property with additional parking on the village lane in front
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Staircase is steep and winding with narrow treads
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Local pub and shops 0.3 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 3

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nathan 24th December 2019

We had a lovely stay at Little Thatch over Christmas, its a lovely cute cottage within easy reach of the town centre, the owners went above and beyond adding some lovely additional touches for our stay, I would certainly recommend and we will stay again.

Reviewed by Robert 8th December 2019

Enjoyed very much staying in this cosy and comfy cottage, in a quiet location but close to all the local village amenities (shops, pub, restaurants etc.). The cottage is clean, well maintained and has everything needed to enjoy a break. Many great places from coast to countryside to enjoy nearby. The welcome pack of goodies was a nice touch too!

Reviewed by Janet 4th October 2019

the cottage provides everything you need plus lovely extra touches. Spiral staircase may not be suitable for some people.

Reviewed by Nina 16th August 2019

Beaminster is a great location with easy access to West Dorset, the coast and other nearby attractions. Little Thatch was very well equipped and comfortable and had fantastic views. It soon became a home from home.

Reviewed by Christine 12th July 2019

This was our second visit to this beautiful, tastefully decorated and well equipped cottage in Beaminster; it felt like coming home!

Reviewed by Sally 21st June 2019

Little Thatch is a very comfortable, well-equipped cottage. It is in a quiet location on a road leading from the main centre of Beaminster. The conservatory, overlooking the private garden, was a lovely place to sit to relax or have meals. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Mrs F Rollin 26th April 2019

A lovely cottage in a superb location. Very well kitted out with kitchen equipment. Very comfortable beds. Loads of local walks and nice local shops. Lovely restaurant in town and a good pub. Close to Lyme Regis and West Bay.

Reviewed by Mrs E Manley 11th April 2019

Beautifully clean, well kept, pretty little cottage with everything you could possibly want. The housekeeper phoned to ask if all was OK on the first day.

Reviewed by Mrs J Barr 23rd March 2019

Our 3rd visit. Cottage always beautifully clean, comfortable with everything you could need.

Reviewed by Ms R S Hepburn 10th October 2018

Beautiful thatched cottage. Warm and cosy. Everything for an autumn break in dorset. Well equipped, housekeeper messaged on arrival to check all was ok. Flowers and welcome pack was nice touch. My dog slept all night!secure garden. Would definately recommend.

Reviewed by Mr M Harper 31st August 2018

The cottage was a delight and very quiet . The only thing missing was an extra frying pan . One of us was a vegetarian . This made preparing a Full English problematic .

Reviewed by Mrs J Barr 31st August 2018

Lovely cottage, very clean with character

Reviewed by Mrs L Worthington 31st August 2018

Very comfortable, well decorated and thoughtfully furnished. A relaxing place to stay with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Mrs A Wylie 15th August 2018

Beautiful cottage very well maintained

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