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7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £305
    Low season
  • £565
    Peak season

Availability View full calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Star Rating

    3 Star

  • Beach Nearby

About The Cottage

The Cottage dates back to the 17th Century and provides a welcoming retreat for two to four guests at any time of the year.

Built of warm, honey coloured local stone, the cottage is located in an enviable position on a quiet footpath which leads down to Chesil Beach (approximately twenty minutes by foot) and the famous Swannery. Nestling in a peaceful setting, guests can enjoy fantastic views of St Catherine's Chapel, St Nicholas Church, the Old Tithe Barn/children's Farm and pond and a picturesque panorama of Abbotsbury village.

The beautiful unspoilt village is just a few minutes' walk away and has two public houses, tearooms, a post office, farm shop, general stores, craft shops and a woodworking shop. Abbotsbury is well known for the Sub Tropical Gardens. It provides a good base from which to explore places of interest including Weymouth, Bridport and Dorchester - all within a nine mile radius and accessible by car and also bus (although the service is infrequent).

Abbotsbury sits within the coastal hills of South Dorset and both the surrounding countryside and village are rich in historic and geological interest. The coastline is of special Scientific Interest and has earned World Heritage status.

Earthworks and ancient burial grounds abound and the Maiden Castle, Maumbury Rings and Eggardon Hill Fort are just a short drive away, as are Salisbury Cathedral and Sherbourne Abbey. A little further afield you have Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Avebury and the famous Cerne Abbas Giant - a figure cut in the turf possibly of Romano-British origin.

The birth place of the poet and novelist Thomas Hardy and the home of T.E. Lawrence (better known as "Lawrence of Arabia") are within easy reach and for lovers of architecture, a visit to Athelhampton House (one of the finest medieval houses in England) is a must.

Ideally positioned, the cottage has much to offer those who are looking to simply relax and unwind and is also an ideal base from which to explore the areas many attractions.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Val & Brian Dredge joined Independent Cottages in January 2013

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

3) Visit the owner's website (opens in a new window):

Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

The Cottage is quarry tiled throughout and has a welcoming red brick fireplace, window seat, oak beams and an open plan pine staircase.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, toaster, microwave and electric kettle.
  • Lounge/diner with full size double bed/settee, television, DVD player, radio and a few children's games plus a small library of books on places of interest, local/natural history and walks.
  • Bedroom with two single beds which have continental quilts, comfortable mattress toppers and pine furniture.
  • Modern bathroom with bath, wash basin, WC and shaving point.

Outside: There is a beautiful secluded terraced garden which is accessed by steps, overlooking St. Catherine's Chapel and a private parking bay outside the cottage.

Additional information: Living next door, the owners are able to keep the cottage properly cleaned, aired and do all that is necessary to provide a real home from home. They are happy to buy basic provisions ready for your arrival by arrangement and babysitting can also be arranged. Water is heated by an electric water heater and electricity is charged by the basic units used. A cot and high chair are available on request (please bring cot bedding). Bed linen and towels are also included in the price.

Welcome Breakfast: All guests receive a welcome breakfast pack including: tea, coffee, milk, fruit juice, cereal, bread, jam butter yogurt and fruit. Please discuss any specific dietary requirements with the owner.

Star Rating: 3 Star

The Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 1 bedroom (1 Twin & full size double sofa bed (with sprung mattress) in lounge)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £305
Mid Season from £395
High Season from £490
Peak Season £565
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1305 871462 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Val & Brian Dredge
Member Since January 2013

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The Cottage Noticeboard

Spring is officially here! Swannery, Childrens' Farm and Tropical gardens are now open. Visit the Food fair in the Gardens Saturday 31st March.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

The Cottage 18 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 12th May 2018
Owner's Website