|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This amazing thatch and stone cottage, originally two cottages, is thought to be some 400 years old.
Occupied by the sculptress Elizabeth Muntz from the 1930-60s, there is artistic influence throughout this charming, sprawling residence.
For the modernist there is central heating throughout, while for the more traditional there is open fire that can be enclosed for safety, within the huge inglenook fireplace.
With its sympathetic extension to the rear (providing a large family kitchen and diner), this cottage is the perfect blend of character and comfort.
There is space to park 3 cars on the driveway to the side of the house.
The Well House sleeps 9 plus a cot and is off a lane from the village green in the small rural village of East Chaldon.
The sunny, sheltered garden has a luxury BBQ. From the cottage one can walk straight onto the footpath to the coastal path lining the spectacular World Heritage coast.
Two beautiful and spacious neighbouring thatched cottages in the rural village of East Chaldon, which can be rented individually or together. They are believed to be amongst the oldest houses in the village and have their own unique history.Both have sunny, large sheltered gardens with a BBQ and seating area. The World Heritage coast path and a great local pub just a short walk away. Lots of character in an inspiring location!
The Well House and Stable Cottage are both owned by Philip Beale. Philip is Managing Director of Pioneer Expeditions (www.pioneerexpeditions.com) The Well House and Stable Cottage reflect a life of adventure and travel - housing some beautiful artwork, travel souvenirsw and full of books.
Several reasons to book this property:
Totally unique - one of the oldest properties in the village,thatched with ancient walls , walk in inglenook fire place with traditional bread oven.
sleeps 9 comfortably further 2 Z beds available
Large modern kitchen and dining area
Large garden and ample off road parking
Walk straight to the coastal path and cliffs and then on to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove
Great pub in village serving good food and bears
Walking, the lovely local pub (The Sailors Return), beautiful Dorset countryside, the sea.
Often guests express delight at the character of these properties which you just don't get in some holiday lets.
"Stable cottage is charming and we will come back next year - thank you"
"The Well House is full of character and a real find. Totally different to any holiday let we have stayed in before."
"A peaceful retreat in the beautiful Dorset countryside. What more can one ask for?"
We booked a short break away just before Christmas as 3 adults and 1 toddler and weren't disappointed. The cottage is charming, warm, clean and provided us with all we required. A car was required for most exploring but there was plenty to see within just 10 minutes in the car. Failing that, the Sailors Return pub in the village provided welcome respite after a brisk walk. The owner was helpful and was available if needed but all our needs we're met. Thank you Philip
Just got back from Dorset and had a wonderful time. The Cottage was idyllic. Such a chocolate box setting, very quaint and just perfect for what we needed. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and flowers in both the kitchen and bedroom, which was a lovely touch. The heating had been put on so it was all warm and cosy and logs ready for the fantastic log burner, which we used every evening. The bathroom with shower isn't luxurious but perfectly fine for the time we were there. The front room was large and cosy. The main bedroom had the most comfortable bed with fluffy pillows and the kitchen had everything you needed, including tea, coffee, sugar and very kindly fresh milk. The village is tiny so if you want to get away from it all, it's ideal. The location was great as so close to Lulworth and Studland. The garden would be great for the summer and all in all I thought it was a great place to stay and would certainly love to return during the summer months. Really had a wonderful time. Thank you Philip.
My family and I booked the well house for a family weekend in December. Not only was it ideally located, but it also had everything we needed. The kitchen was huge and but cosy with room for everybody to relax whilst others were cooking. The fire was loaded up and we had a great time playing games in the living room. The house was interesting and homely...I couldnt have asked for more.
We've just returned from a wonderful week spent at The Well House. The occasion was to celebrate my 60th birthday and it was a perfect choice. I had wanted to stay in a traditional cottage in Dorset in a quiet location but close to the spectacular coastline and hinterland that this part of Dorset offers. We were not disappointed in any way. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you could want for a relaxing stay. The owner went out of his way to be helpful which enabled us to have the celebration we had hoped for. The cottage sleeps 7 comfortably and all the bedrooms are full of character despite one of the double rooms being rather small. The ground level extension has been extremely well done and is a fantastic open plan space in keeping with the rest of the cottage.
This is a cottage full of character and charm as well as plenty of space for an extended family to spend a wonderful week together.
Top elements: Aga, kitchen/diner extension, sitting room with open fire, parking space, artwork on the walls, unique character.
Thanks to owner for sorting out replacement DVD so quickly and helping sort out WIFI.
beautiful and extremely peaceful cottage which slept 7 adults and two toddlers with ease so many little hiding places my girls loved it hide and seek was always a must play game
Situated near the coast. From the cottage one can walk straight onto the footpath to the coastal path lining the spectacular World Heritage coast.Great local pub just 300 yards away.
Use of car recommended. Nearest train station Wool or Dorchester. Nearest airports Bournemouth and Southampton.
Nearest shop is one mile; nearest pub The Sailor's Return serves great beer, wine and food just 300 yards.
Nearest shop is one mile; nearest pub The Sailor's Return serves great beer, wine and food just 200 yards. Dorchester - 8 miles with Waitrose and Tesco