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7 Nights  

  • £650  to  £1150

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  • £130 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About Whatley Cottage

Whatley Cottage is an enchanting period holiday home situated in an idyllic spot close to the picturesque town of Beaminster in West Dorset. As part of a gentleman’s country retreat, the cottage was once the butler’s lodge which has recently been converted into a sophisticated, yet comfortable and homely, holiday cottage. For many years the estate was the home of the local MP and has welcomed several discernible guests, including Lady and Dennis Thatcher. Whatley Cottage sleeps two guests in a beautiful bedroom and perfectly blends period features and furniture with 21st Century comforts including a modern hand painted kitchen, a wood burning stove, and a roll top bath.

Sitting amongst Dorset’s gorgeous unspoilt countryside, Whatley Cottage is an easy stroll across open fields to the town of Beaminster where you will find a selection of restaurants, traditional pubs and small independent shops. Alternatively, less than twenty minutes away you will find the bustling market town of Bridport. It is easy to stock up on local produce at one of the twice weekly markets or the fantastic delis, bakers and butchers. Make a morning of it and browse the boutique clothes shops and the retro and vintage wares in the antiques quarter. Once you have finished shopping enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the quirky cafes or award-winning restaurants washed down with a glass of something chilled.

If you can’t resist a day by the sea you will be spoilt for choice with a number of fantastic beaches close by. West Bay, Charmouth, Lyme Regis and Seatown are all just a short drive away, whilst those willing to travel a little further afield can enjoy the iconic landmarks of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door or the traditional seaside delights and beautiful golden sandy beaches at the coastal resort of Weymouth. Head inland and you will be equally rewarded with a number of fantastic attractions such as Mapperton House and Gardens, Beaminster Museum, Monkey World at Wareham and The Tank Museum at Bovington. Alternatively lace up your walking boots and explore the Hardy Trail and Monach's Way or simply explore the miles and miles of footpaths that criss cross the beautiful Dorset countryside.

You would also be forgiven for not straying far from Whatley Cottage where you can spend lazy days picnicking in the garden or simply relaxing and unwinding in beautiful surroundings. With holiday bookings available all year round, it is always a good time to come and visit this charming part of the country.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Hayley Skelton joined Independent Cottages in January 2022

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation comprises:

Originally built in 1720, this charming one bedroom holiday cottage has been recently renovated to a high standard to provide comfortable holiday accommodation over two levels.

Ground Floor:

  • Enter through the French doors into the charming kitchen which has a hand finished traditional flagstone floor, hand painted units and wooden worktops. You will find everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including a double oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine, as well as a wooden dining table and four chairs.
  • Double doors lead to the cosy lounge next door. The antique desk and furnishings are in keeping with the grandeur of the cottage, whilst the two comfy leather sofas, log burning stove and Smart TV ensure it is easy to relax and unwind at the end of the day.


  • Heritage style master bedroom boasts a beautifully presented historic wrought iron king size bed, complemented by heavy antique furnishings set on a genuine solid pine planked floor.
  • Stunning bathroom with a roll top bath, separate shower, heated towel rail, WC and hand basin. There is an incredible reclaimed solid elm floor which was once part of a hunting lodge of a 300 year old country estate.

Outside: Private garden with BBQ and courtyard with a garden room with a natural slated roof. Whether you are dining al fresco, or star gazing under a blanket, this unique space allows guests to enjoy the open air whatever the weather. Off street parking.

Additional information: WiFi, bed linen, towels and central heating included. Smoking is not permitted.

Star Rating: 5 Star

Whatley Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King)
Enquire with owner
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £650
To £1150
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, 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)7525 720221 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Hayley Skelton
Member Since January 2022

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