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Gorgeous cottage for two in the heart of West Dorset. Pet friendly.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom Cottage in Hooke, West Dorset - Peaceful Rural Location, 7 Miles From The Jurassic Coast

The Little House, set in the grounds of the owner's home, is south facing with lovely long views. Situated on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Higher Hooke, this extremely comfortable and stylish cottage is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of West Dorset. Catch the last of the sun in the evening garden. Sit out around the fire under the the night sky and listen to the owls calling. A good bed is essential. Most of our previous guests have commented on how comfortable ours is and the feather and down duvet and decent quality linen will assure you of a good night's sleep. There is ample wardrobe space too. In the bathroom, the oval basin, set in a marble top, came from a local manor house. There is masses of hot water and a powerful shower. The simple wooden panelled kitchen is well equipped with a gas hob, under counter fridge and combined microwave/convection oven. Double doors open out on to the terrace. Hooke is a very small village comprising of a cluster of houses, a couple of farms and a church. There are so many walks from your door. In 5 minutes you can be in beautiful Hooke Woods, home to the Architectural Associations Woodland School. Or wend your way past the wood and down through the Mapperton valley, timeless and beautiful, with a lovely cafe at Mapperton House to reward your efforts. Head east, and you reach Powerstock Common and Kingcombe; ancient landscapes, dramatic views. A 15 minute drive gets you to the coast.


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Member since: 2015
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Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


I have lived in this area for over 30 years and can't imagine wanting to live anywhere else!


I moved to Hooke with my 3 children in 2013, having lived for many years on Buckham Down above Beaminster. I had a 'Little House' at my last home, and as it was so popular, decided to build another one here. Having done a lot of work on the house, I am now really enjoying making a garden.

I never tire of the landscape. Breathtaking views, such as the one known as 'Heaven's Gate' on the lane between Hooke and Beaminster, and all the wonderful walking, continue to fuel my love affair with this very special part of West Dorset.

What makes this cottage unique

The Little House is very well situated for accessing all the very many local attractions, yet is off the beaten track. We have aimed to make it a lovely place to come back to after a happy day out, and a peaceful and relaxing place to be, if you just want to take it easy.


Hooke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suite bathroom with bath/shower over
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with Super Kingsize Bed (can be split in to twin beds)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We live next door and will do our best to help - otherwise we will leave you alone to enjoy your holiday! We are happy to have one well behaved dog. Our own dog, Mousie, a Cairn Terrier, is very friendly. Outside: The Little House has it's own private terrace and garden with outdoor table and chairs and a fire bowl. Flower beds and herb garden. Please note that the garden is not dog proof. There is plenty of room to park. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Property is cleaned every week and towels and linen are changed weekly Other: Books, board games, DVDs, maps, WiFi, rugs, handmade soap, tin of home-made flapjack, tea, coffee, tea towels, salt, pepper, olive oil, washing up liquid, hair drier


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Gorgeous cottage for two in the heart of West Dorset. Pet friendly.
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
Farnham, Surrey UK

Beautiful location, tasteful decor and fully equipped. Perfect venue for a romantic break for two!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, idyllic spot, and much more spacious than photos suggest. Very comfortable and well equipped with great attention to detail throughout. Nice warm bathroom, powerful shower and heated towel rail. Queen-sized bed with lovely soft duvet and lots of wardrobe space. Cosy living area which is triple aspect so very light and airy. French doors lead into garden with stunning views. Melanie, the owner, was on hand, if needed, and seems to have thought of everything - including the delicious tin of homemade flapjacks, (hoping for the recipe!) Beautiful village location, with lots of excellent local walks and great pubs nearby. We couldn't fit it all in to our five days so looking forward to a return visit in the Autumn or Spring. Definitely one of the best places we've stayed on all counts. Strongly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, thank you so much for that really lovely review. I really appreciate the time you took to write it and I am so glad you had a happy time here. I missed you to give you my flapjack recipe, so will send it by email! I look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Everything was as we would want it, great location.

  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review
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Lovely warm cosy comfortable and owaceful

  • 5 of 5

Imaginative furnishing and decor lovely bedding and towels very comfortable

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay.
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Cosy, comfortable overnight stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely greeting from Melanie with a tin of melt in the mouth flapjacks. Cottage was warm and cosy and very comfortable. Beds were great and bathroom lovely and spacious.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Calm and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for somewhere to stay far from the madding crowd in Thomas Hardy country look no further thanThe Little House.

We stayed for a week with Nelly our golden retriever and had a lovely time exploring this most beautiful part of Dorset. Chocolate box villages, usually with welcoming pubs.

Then home to The Little House to hear the ducks on the pond, owls hooting in the tree outside and then woken by the cockerel in the morning ready for another day.

Well equipped with everything you need with the most comfy bed we've ever slept in. Thanks Melanie. Nelly also says thanks for letting her barge in and see you whenever she fancied popping in.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rose, thank you so much for writing such a lovely and poetic review! It was a pleasure to have you both (and Nelly) to stay. Thank you for leaving The Little House in such good order and for your note in the flapjack tin!!
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Quite location. Compact but ideal for 2. Not quite ready when we arrived but warm welcome nonetheles

  • 3 of 5

Comfy and homely, only downside was expecting an oven, as per details, but turned out to be convection microwave.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Brassica, Beaminster
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
West Bay
Car: recommended


7 miles to the Jurassic Coast. Good swimming beaches at West Bay, Eype, Charmouth and Burton Bradstock. Chesil Beach is very popular with sea anglers and writers..


A car is recommended, although guests have got the train to Crewkerne and then a taxi here. The local bus service runs twice a week through the village.


Beaminster - 3 miles

Bridport - 6 miles

Crewkerne - 9 Miles

West Bay - 7 miles

Lyme Regis - 13 miles

Further Details:

This area has a wealth of good restaurants, including The Riverside at West Bay, the Hive Beach Cafe, Hix Oyster and Fish House, Brassica in Beaminster and the newly opened Seaside Boarding House at Burton Bradstock. Within a 10 minute drive from here, there are 3 award winning pubs, The Three Horseshoes in Powerstock, The Half Moon at Melplash and Winyards Gap.

The nearest shopping is in Beaminster (3 miles). It is a lovely old market town and boasts a really good butcher, baker and green grocers. There is a small supermarket, chemist, post office and cash point. Also lovely for browsing with cafes and great gift shops. Bridport is a really fun town and has a great market every Wednesday and Saturday (local produce, plants, antiques and bric a brac, vintage clothes, crafts). In Crewkerne there is a large Waitrose and a Lidl's. There is a petrol station 2 miles away at Rampisham Down.

We provide our guests with an extensive list of information on all the many activities and places to visit. We are blessed here with the most spectacular bit of coast with fantastic walks and lovely beaches, as well as fossil hunting at Charmouth, the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis, The Fleet and Chesil Beach. The stretch from Exmouth in Devon to Studland in East Dorset has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is, in fact, the only natural W.H.S in the UK. Inland there are a wealth of gardens and houses to visit, pretty villages, hidden valleys and stunning hill top views.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.98

Booking Notes:
Please book by phone, email, or use the booking form. 50% deposit with booking (BACS or cheque). The balance to be paid in full at least 4 weeks before you arrival

SHORT BREAKS. The price is 2/3rds of the full weeks rent for 3 nights. Extra nights are 10% of the full weeks rent. Mon - Fri breaks - some special offers available. Bank Holiday Weekends - minimum stay 3 nights.


The Little House is also available for SINGLE NIGHTS (subject to availability) - mon to fri £90, fri and sat £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually on a Saturday.
Arrival from 4 pm, departure by 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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