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Albert Cottage: Beaminster, Dorset. Charming rustic 2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful Location Set In Picturesque Historic Part Of Beaminster

A beautiful Grade II listed building, dating back to the early 18th Century. The cottage is very spacious, cosy and comfortable.

Located in the enchanting historic town of Beaminster; a conservation area, of outstanding natural beauty. Located in a peaceful, picturesque and historical area, Albert Cottage is just a few minutes stroll away from the centre of the town.

Beaminster and it is an ideal base for walkers, beach lovers and others who enjoy the charming attractions offered by the town and the surrounding area and coastline in Dorset.

The Jurassic coast is just 15 minutes drive and the superb Lyme Regis is just 30 mins.

Albert Cottage is very well equipped and full of character with charming rustic features throughout. It has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard.

The front door leads into the hallway laid with flag stones. The living room has many rustic features including flag stone floor and beautiful period fireplace, (not in use). The room is bright and spacious with a cosy rug and comfortable seating for 5. There is also a table which could seat 4 to 5 people

There is a large 42" TV, with Freesat, DVD player, iphone/ ipad/ MP3 dock.

The hallway leads to the dining room which is laid to flag stones and has a table and 6 chairs. The dining room leads into the kitchen.

The kitchen is very well equipped with high quality equipment and appliances.

There is a gas cooker, gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, slow cooker, fridge and washing machine. Tumble dryer and Freezer in an out-building/summerhouse opposite back door

Bedroom 1

King size bed and 3ft single.

Very large room with dual aspect windows providing views over the historic village and surrounding countryside.

Bespoke beautiful King size bed with high quality pocket sprung mattress, exposed wooden floor boards, large wardrobe, chest of drawers.

Flat screen TV with Freesat and DVD player, radio alarm clock.

3’ Single bed and space for a cot if required.

Bedroom 2

Two 3' single beds with quality pocket sprung mattresses. Wardrobe with hanging space and shelving. Exposed wooden floor boards, pretty period fireplace (not in use).

Flat screen TV with Freesat and DVD player, radio alarm clock.

Family bathroom with power shower over bath, toilet and basin.

The kitchen door leads to the private fenced garden which is safe for children and dogs. There is a sun-trap patio area close to the house and a large with a toilet and basin.

The garden has a good size lawn, flower borders and a second seating area at the far end of the garden.

There are lovely views from the garden of the village and surrounding countryside.

The cottage is very comfortable and homely with central heating throughout.

We provide a range of guides and an OS map.

There are wonderful walks from the cottage and numerous others in the close vicinity.

There is also a selection of books, games DVD'S and toys.

Off street private parking is available for 2 cars.

BBQ supplied at far end of the garden

Wi-Fi available £10 per week

Well behaved dogs; £20 per week

We provide a travel cot, high chair and stair gate

We also provide ;

~ Toilet rolls

~ Washing up liquid,

~ Hand soap,

~ Dish cloths/brush,

~ Scourer,

The owners live 3 miles away in Broadwindsor and are available to greet guests in person or can be contacted by phone or email. They can be called upon if any issues arise and are happy to give advice and further information on any aspect of the holiday.

## Albert Cottage is equipped and furnished to the same high standard as The Bothy, Orchard Cottage and Hursey Gate Stables in Broadwindsor (same owner- numerous great reviews on-line.


Dorset is characterised by rolling hills, winding valleys, and beautiful villages. The area abounds in historic monuments and beautiful scenery. The Jurassic coast is the only Natural World Heritage site in England and offers fantastic scenery and lovely beaches. The area is a walkers paradise and provides endless opportunities for hikers, families and children.

There are numerous formal gardens and historic houses; Mapperton Gardens; nr Beaminster, 2 miles; Forde Abbey; approx 20 min drive;Montecute House, (NT), approx 30 min drive; Tintinhull (NT) approx 45 min away;Barrington Court (NT) approx 50 min away; Abbotsbury – Tropical Gardens and childrens farm) 25 min away; Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 35 min away (also has wonderful childrens farm)

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2018


We live a few miles away in Broadwindsor and run 3 other holiday cottages which are very popular.

There is a small holding with numerous friendly farm animals including Pot Bellied pigs, pygmy goats, and sheep

Guests at Albert Cottage are very welcome to visit and pet the animals.

We continually improve update the cottages so that they are of a high standard and your holiday is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

We hope to provide an enjoyable holiday experience. We try to cater for individual and family needs, and wherever possible we will try to accommodate specific requests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely area and very clean. Thank you.
Aug 2016
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Beaminster Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Family bathroom with power shower over bath, toilet and basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1, King size bed, quality pocket sprung mattress - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Beautiful hand made bespoke wooden bed
    Bedroom 2, twin beds - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Quality pocket sprung mattresses
  • Bedroom 1 Charming, very spacious room with dual aspect windows giving views of the pretty old town and surrounding countryside. Rustic pine floorboards. Bespoke beautiful King size bed with high quality pocket sprung mattress. Additional 3ft single bed. Large period pine wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV and DVD player. Clock radio Bedroom 2 Two 3' single beds; quality pocket sprung mattresses TV and DVD player. Wardrobe with shelves and hanging space
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Private fenced garden which is safe for children and dogs. There is a sun-trap patio area close to the house and a summer house. The summer house has a toilet and utility area with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. The garden has a good size lawn, flower borders and a second seating area at the far end of the garden where there is also a BBQ. From the garden there are lovely views over the surrounding countryside. All bed linen, and shower mats included. Personal towels NOT included We also provide ; ~ Toilet rolls ~ Washing up liquid, ~ Hand soap, ~ Dish cloths/brush, ~ Scourer, ~ Kitchen roll, ~ Dish washer tablets, ~ Tea towels, oven gloves Notes on accommodation: Travel cot, high chair, stair gates, childrens toys, DVD's, books available


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Albert Cottage: Beaminster, Dorset. Charming rustic 2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 5
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Comfortable well equipped cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay here. The cottage has been carefully modernised so as to be comfortable and very well equipped while retaining bags of character. Location is ideal, just a few minutes walk into Beaminster with its shops, cafes and choice of places to eat. John was extremely helpful and made sure that we were comfortable and having a good stay. We will definitely consider this property again next time we want to visit Dorset.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped.Everything you could wis for and more. Friendly and helpful owners too. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Lovely well appointed cottage. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Attended the local Buckham Fair and had a great time

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fantastic, comfortable and relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, really comfortable and spacious. It made a fantastic base for a great relaxed family holiday. John and Elaine made sure we had everything we needed, especially with games and dvd's to keep the kids entertained in the evenings. Would definitely recommend and would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

Idyllic restful break in Dorset

  • 5 of 5

We had been really looking forward to this weeks break, after several months of hard work in gloomy wet and cold weather. We were not disappointed, as not only was Albert Cottage a perfect location for us in the delightful little town of Beaminster, but it was hot and sunny every day but one, as well. Beaminster with its specialist local butchers, greengrocers and bakers shops is perfectly placed for access to the local beaches around Bridport. With their short walks over the headland and clifftop views from Eype to West Bay (TV detective series Broadchurch's location) and Eype to Seatown. With fabulous fresh food destinations in either direction.

The cottage is very light and airy, warm and cosy, the kitchen amply stocked with a broad array of utensils and cooking equipment. The table and bench at the far end of the garden was a perfect spot for eating and conversing, as they get the sun all day round.

Our two little dogs were very relaxed too, and the walled garden was very secure.

We didn't find many local dog walks, because we were either at the beach every day or off site-seeing elsewhere.

The owners John and Elaine were very helpful in the build up to our stay, always answering our email queries very promptly. We met Elaine briefly on the first Saturday morning, when she dropped by to see how we were settling in.

We will definitely be staying there again, and can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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A very beautiful cottage with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at Albert cottage. The house is charming on the inside and the outside. It has everything you need and more to be able to relax. It's like a home from home. The garden is very beautiful too. The village itself is a lovely village with everything you need. A few lovely places to eat within walking distance and a shop, chemist, barbers, a bakery and some really nice gift shops. It's a great property and we will certainly be coming back again. Dorset is beautiful and my family love it.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in Beaminster
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Weymouth, Poole, Portsmouth or Plymouth
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Bridport Golf Club, Lyme Regis Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Beaminster
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Avon Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
West Bay, Lyme Regis
Car: recommended


The nearest beach; West Bay is only 15 minutes away. A quaint bustling harbour with stunning cliffs; an example of the spectacular Jurassic Coast line.

Lyme Regis is just a 30 minute drive away and provides something for everyone, one of the most popular coastal towns on the Jurassic coast.

There are opportunities for fossiliing, crabbing, rock pooling, and fishing. There is a Dinosaur Museum, small Aquarium, and crazy golf.


Airports; Exeter, Bristol, Bournemouth, or Southampton.

Train stations; Crewkerne or Dorchester

Ferry Terminals; Weymouth or Poole


Bridport; 15 mins drive. It has a wonderful atmosphere with lots of independent shops and cafes, regular farmers' marke,Arts Centre and the quirky Electric Palace.

Lyme Regis 30 mins drive

Dorchester 30 mins drive

Mapperton Gardens; near Beaminster, 2 miles

Forde Abbey House and gardens; 15/20 min drive

Montecute House, (NT)

Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 30 min away (has children's farm)

Escott, Ottery St Mary, Devon, 45 min away (various small animals, birds of prey,outdoor play area

Further Details:

Beaminster is a very historic town which lies in a Conservation Area , in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.It is renowned, for it's beautiful buildings, and it's array of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. There are over 200 listed buildings, and a beautiful historic church (St Mary's) which has one of the finest towers in Dorset.

It is the perfect location for a holiday; within easy reach of stunning countryside, it is a haven for people who love the beach, countryside, wildlife, authentic vibrant Dorset towns, formal gardens, great food, music, art and culture.

There is a wide range of shops Beaminster including a Co-op, and a range of good quality independent shops including a very popular bakery, Vieux Four patisserie ( delicious cakes and pastries), Angie's fruit and veg shop,( lovely fresh local produce) a delicatessen, and Nick Tetts the butcher .

There are several good cafes and restaurants, such as the luxurious Bridge House Hotel. The Red Lion and The Greyhound are both friendly, popular pubs. There are also numerous other little shops selling clothes, kitchenware, gifts and toys.

Beaminster Memorial Playing fields; a large, pretty park with a childrens play area.

There is a public swimming pool, sports hall and gym at Beaminster Secondary School which are available for use in school holidays and weekends.

The Beaminster Festival of Music and Arts takes place for a week during the last week in July.

Buckham Fair is also becoming a huge tourist attraction, taking place in August curated by Martin Clunes a popular Beaminster resident.

There are several wonderful walks from the cottage and numerous others in the close vicinity

Other attractions in the area of interest to families and those with specialist knowledge, too numerous to list them all here, include the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Durlston Country Park and the Swanage steam railway.

Special interest holidays:

Numerous special interest activities near-by including horse riding, cycling, sailing, fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $28.07

Booking Notes:
Deposit £150, balance paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. Internet banking preferred, or cheque

Changeover Day:
Friday during High and Mid season
Flexible during low season
Long term let considered in low season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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