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A Perfect Getaway Holiday Home, Impeccably Stylish, Rustic Luxury

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Beaminster, Dorset, England - Wantsley Cottage

The Space: The Cottage at Wantsley Farm is set in the glorious Dorset countryside, 20 minutes from the Jurassic coast and within walking distance of the beautiful village of Beaminster. You can walk straight from the door across the hills more or less through the set of Far From the Madding Crowd. The cottage is in the grounds of Wantsley Farm, a lovely family farmhouse which has 17 acres of rolling hills and woodland. It has its own patio seating area, and parking space for 2 cars. The house has a kingsize bed in the master bedroom, complete with roll-top bath, and 2 single beds in the other, with a pull out bed for a 5th person. There is a shower room with loo and a separate downstairs loo. Oak floors throughout, exposed beams, a wood-burner stove and French windows make the cottage light and airy in the summer months and delightfully cosy in the winter. There is a patio with table and chairs just outside the sitting room. Due to the close proximity of a thatched roof I'm afraid it's no BBQ's. Home baked fresh bread, eggs, jam and chutney are available from the Farmhouse on request. We can also arrange Photography Courses, Yoga, Silks and Hoop courses, Massage, and in-house Pedicure and Manicure.

Guest Access: Guests have access to the farms fields, the zip wire and streams, the woodland and can walk through the grounds to the local pub in nearby Stoke Abbott. Spare linen will be in the cottage, maid service will be weekly.

Interaction with Guests. Guests can feel welcome to drop in with requests or for local advice, but their privacy is respected in every way.

More Details

Charlotte Booth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Charlotte Booth

I'm a jazz/cabaret singer, ex-actress and Aerialist instructor, and something of a coffee nut, so there is always very good coffee to be had here! I am married to a photographer and have two small slightly noisy, but adorable boys. We love to travel with packs on our backs to distant lands with adventure in mind, but love nothing more than walking through the beautiful Dorset countryside we're so lucky to live in. Theatre, books and swimming are what make me tick, when time from running a busy family allows that is. We have a pretty relaxed and laissez faire attitude as befits life in the countryside.

Charlotte Booth purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Charlotte Booth chose Broadwindsor

This little corner of England is very special and dear to us. Away from major motorways we are surrounded by astonishingly beautiful and varied countryside, and stunning coastline of cliffs, beaches and estuaries. The most appealing part of living where we do is the ability to just walk out of the front door straight into the country.


Broadwindsor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • There is a shower room with loo and a separate downstairs loo, a roll top bath in the bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The house has a Kingsize bed in the master bedroom and 2 single beds in the other, with a pull out bed for a 5th person.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Wantsley Farm and Cottage are a rural chaotic idylls, bleating sheep, clucking chickens, the lot. To add to that we have 2 young boys who we will always try to keep under control, but we cannot guarantee it! That makes them sound feral, and they're not they're adorable, but if kids just wind you up (it can happen), then maybe this isn't ideal for you :). Outside: Patio, table and chairs. Small lawn and access to 17 acres of fields and woodland. Regrettably to the close proximity of a thatched roof, no BBQ's are permitted. Utility Room: Washing Machine,


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A Perfect Getaway Holiday Home, Impeccably Stylish, Rustic Luxury
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

A Relaxing Rural Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. It has been converted/renovated to an extremely high standard. The features we regard as essential in terms of comfort and efficiency are top notch, ie bed, bathroom, kitchen. If I can cook as easily as I can at home, then it’s a definite hit!

The sitting room has a fantastic wood-burning stove which we really enjoyed over Christmas.

5 minutes at most from Beaminster where there is a more than adequate range of the basics.

Our hosts were away, but everything was ready for us, including some home made goodies and eggs from their hens. An extremely comprehensive information booklet meant that we were perfectly self-sufficient.

It’s very well placed for days out, both coastal and countryside, and some splendid pubs in this part of the world!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely of you, thank you so much and I am just sorry not to have met you both. Very much hope you will return and meanwhile Happy New Year!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location.

We would definitely return

Thank you !

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage such a warm feeling

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time here it's a Beautiful cottage Tim has done an amazing job with this place. The pictures do not do it any justice such warm welcoming feeling. We would recommend this little retreat to everyone . We walked with are dog through the scenic country side great location to visit the Dorset coast. We will hopefully be retuning soon.

Gary jo and Murphy

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage set in rural Dorset

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage with lots of rural charm. Quiet location. Good place to base ourselves for a week away in Dorset. Facilities provided were super - not every place we've stayed at has provided toilet roll! The bedrooms were a super size and very comfy. The shower was a welcome luxury after a day at the beach. Loved having the chickens greet us every morning. The walk to the local pub via the fields and woods was excellent and provided us with some superb views.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in an idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Dorset. The cottage was lovely, idyllic countryside location but still close to all the sights and less than 5 mins from pretty village. The kids (4 and 9) loved playing on the rope swings, by the steam and with the chickens and ducks. Delicious eggs, jam and bread from Charlie also a big hit. Highly recommended and we'd love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are lovely, thank you so much, and really hope you do come back, especially if my boys are around and I imagine they would be delighted to chuck a ball about and give you some R and R. x Charlie and Tim
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4.5 ideal spot for access to many beautiful walking areas especially Golden Cap NT estate which was

  • 4 of 5

Property was lovely and also provided a great spot to walk into Beaminster. Welcome pack with freshly layed eggs was a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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West Bay
Durdle Door
Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
West bay
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
West Bay

Special interest holidays:

We also run Photography Courses, Silks and Hoop Classes, Yoga, Manicure and Pedicure and Massage.


West Bay (aka Broadchurch) is about 17 minutes away. Lyme Regis about 30-35 with many lovely beaches in between.


The beautiful local village of Beaminster is about 4 minutes drive. Co-Op 7am - 11pm, superb restaurant Brassica, good baker, excellent butcher, hardware, deli, patisserie and several gift shops. The town is just below where they filmed Far From The Madding Crowd, so nestled in outstanding scenery.

Further Details:

The Neighbourhood

Beaminster is a rural idyll. The village has its own vegetable shop, butcher, chemist, pubs, award winning restaurant, patisserie, deli and artisan shops. It is peaceful and very friendly with local events/fetes. antique markets and Broadwindsor boasts a craft centre, pretty church, pub and annual events. The sea is just a short drive away, and is home to 'Broadchurch' the BBC series. It boasts wonderful scenery and sea food!

Getting around

Buses run regularly from Beaminster and Broadwindsor and taxis can be available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $69.99

We occasionally allow dogs (1 only) at the property for a £15 surcharge. Please be aware that there are free-range chickens in the vicinity, as well as another dog. Dogs are not permitted upstairs at any time. Any damage to furnishings or woodwork must be paid for immediatley.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Check in is from 3.30p.m., and check-out is by 10a.m.

Damage / Breakages:
We don't like taking security deposits, so please if something gets broken do let us know immediately. You may either replace it yourself, or we will replace it and you can reimburse us at the time. With physical damage we will let you know the cost of repair.

Cancellations made 90 days prior to the start of the rental period will receive a full refund of their deposit.
Cancellations made 60 days prior to the start of the rental period will receive a 50% refund of their deposit.
Cancellations made 31 days prior to the start of the rental period will receive a 25% refund of their deposit.
Cancellations made less than 30-15 days prior to the start of the rental period will lose their 50% deposit but will be repaid their 50% balance.
Cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the start of the rental period will forfeit all payments as we will be unable to find replacement tenants for the week/s in question at such short notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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