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Little Thatch - Beaminster

Beaminster, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming thatched 18th century cottage full of character and with extensive countryside views
  • Located in a tranquil setting on the edge of a small town yet walking distance to local amenities 
  • Relax in the enclosed garden or enjoy meals in the conservatory which overlooks the cottage garden
Property code: DC099

This chocolate-box thatched cottage dates from the 18th century is furnished to a high standard and is packed full of original features and outstanding character.

Located in the little town of Beaminster on a rural road facing fields, this semi-detached 18th-century thatched property is ideally positioned for access to the local amenities, shops and pubs and is surrounded by spectacular views of the extensive countryside. In the local area, there are a number of tourist attractions to visit. Beaminster Museum is an accredited local history museum open from April to November with a selection of historical exhibitions about the village and the local area as well as some more obscure displays. Down the road (2 miles) is Mapperton House, which is a beautiful 16th-century manor house with gorgeous gardens full of plants and flowers – a must see for any nature or architecture lover.

The stone cottage is accessed up two steps into the porch where there is space to store your coats and boots after a day’s walking or exploring. The porch leads into the beautiful double aspect living room which has oak flooring in keeping with the property’s age, cosy wood burner, window seats to appreciate the views, Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system and a selection of games and puzzles for entertainment indoors. The spacious and bright kitchen has a traditional Belfast sink, beech worktops, an iPod dock and all the modern conveniences needed for preparing and cooking a family meal. There is a breakfast table for kitchen dining and a tiled floor which extends into the conservatory/dining room. There are glazed French doors out into the garden. Downstairs there is also the family bathroom with a shower over the bath, sink and WC. On ascending the stairs, which are steep and winding with narrow treads, you will find the two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, with fantastic views over the surrounding hills, both with window seats. The bedrooms are in the eaves of the property and have exposed beams, a classic period feature. The cottage benefits from underfloor heating in the bathroom and electric heaters throughout the main house to keep you extra cosy on colder nights.

The outside space at this cottage is just as stunning as the inside of the property. The front has a low retaining stone wall decorated with a variety of shrubs and flowers. A side path and six steps lead you to the rear garden. The enclosed garden features a lovely lawn with flower borders and shrubbery, head down the winding gravelled path and you will be able to access the terrace and pergola area, ideal for eating out and enjoying the sunshine. There is off road parking to the rear of the property which can be accessed through a gate at the end of the garden and there is additional parking on the village lane to the front.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee pod machine, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Electric panel radiators throughout main house and underfloor heating in bathroom
  • Wood burner (logs/coal included October - April; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth sound system
  • Selection of books, DVDs, games and puzzles in lounge
  • Off-road parking to the rear of the property with additional parking on the village lane in front
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Staircase is steep and winding with narrow treads, children to take care, stairgate available
  • Guests are welcome to take their own travel cot and highchair for infants
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Stand for small disposable BBQs (not supplied) only due to thatch roof
  • Local pub and shops 0.3 miles

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 15th October 2021

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An excellent clean, stylish and well equipped cottage with good size fridge/freezer and easy to work shower. Very warm, and convenient to walk into little town of Beaminster. Lovely welcome tray with local goodies! Pretty, secluded, well tended garden totally dog safe for our Westies who usually find some way to escape! Not this time. It was reallyRead more dog secure. Easy travel distance to many Dorset sights. Good pubs and restaurants in walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by R 10th September 2021

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A comfortable and cosy cottage in an ideal location for touring Dorset. There are pleasant views from the front looking over fields and a village is nearby at the bottom of the hill The garden was very dog friendly and a pleasant place to be after a day out

Reviewed by Frances 20th August 2021

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Lovely little cottage. Perfect stay with family and our dog. Enclosed small back garden was perfect. Great location to explore that area of Dorset. Beaminster had plenty of restaurants and pubs and shops within walking distance of the cottage. Would definetely stay again

Reviewed by Mark 13th August 2021

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There were numerous light bulbs not working, and the cottage wasn't cleaned as well as it should have been. The "BBQ" is just a single metal griddle on some bricks, not really a BBQ. You will need either a disposable BBQ or your own portable charcoal/gas BBQ. One of the beds was broken. This was repaired but not sure how it was missed after the preRead morevious occupants. It's a nice cottage so I'd now like to write some positives to our stay but a 500 character limit for this review is stopping me. Hide

Reviewed by Petra 30th July 2021

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We had a lovely week at Little Thatch. Beaminster is a pretty town and there were so many things to do close by, we would definitely recommend donkey walking and the restaurants around The Square. The cottage is well equipped and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Neil 16th July 2021

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A lovely cottage; clean, well presented and well located, within easy walking distance to village amenities and handily placed for local attractions.

Reviewed by Karen 9th July 2021

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On arrival the cottage was very welcoming, very warm and cosy, Evey thing u needed , welcoming packs were very nice just the little extra touches makes a difference,the garden was very dog friendly,always had our food in the conservatory at night which was amazing to ,didn't want to leave,we are looking forward to hopefully going back if available Read morenext year Hide

Reviewed by tom 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Graham 18th June 2021

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Little Thatch cottage is perfect and is in a wonderful location. Very much home from home and would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Pamela 11th June 2021

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Comfortable, cosy cottage with rural views and an easy walk into town. The pretty garden was ideal for our dog as fully enclosed and secure. Lovely walks from the cottage; nice cafes, shops, pubs and 2 excellent restaurants within a short walk.

Reviewed by Patricia 4th June 2021

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Lovely cottage - cost, homely, comfortable & peaceful. Nice welcoming touches - milk, tea, coffee, apple juice, cake & flowers on the table. Good base for visiting surrounding area & Beaminster a nice village with all you need. Comfy beds & well equipped with quality appliances, towels, bed linen etc. Plenty of anti bacterial gel. Stairs could be tRead morericky for little ones or less agile oldies but part if the charm. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 7th May 2021

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The cottage was spotless and warm when we arrived, very welcoming. It is well equipped with everything we needed, the beds were comfy with lovely white cotton linen.

Reviewed by Kate 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Andy 23rd April 2021

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We had a lovely stay in the cottage. It was in the perfect position for us, as we wanted to visit the coastal villages and towns before returning to a inland base. Beaminster is a quiet little village/town with the cottage 400 years from the main square. The village shop was convenient and well stocked. The cottage has everything you would expect tRead moreo have a lovely stay. An enclosed garden with the sun streaming through the conservatory first thing in the morning. At the front open fields.superb Hide

Reviewed by Susan 16th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage in lovely location for a quiet and relaxing break

Reviewed by Denise 30th December 2020

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A lovely cottage great location,great beds linen and towels and fabulous log fire very cosy would def return,fabulous walks in the beautiful town of Beaminster

Reviewed by Janice 3rd December 2020

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Pleasant location overlooking rural road and fields on edge of Beaminster. Quaint cottage. Nice welcoming eateries in the town.

Reviewed by Mark 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Amanda 11th October 2020

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Lovely cottage with everything you need in a superb location

Reviewed by Claire 20th September 2020

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Lovely village with coop and a few shops and close to all that we wanted to explore.

Reviewed by PiperAnna 13th September 2020

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There were welcome flowers, teabags, milk, apple juice and biscuits. Although coffee pods for the Nespresso machine would have been a crowning touch. Kitchen was well stocked with condiments, gadgets, crockery & glasses. Owner has clearly invested in good fixtures & fittings, bedding & towels. Beds & chairs all very comfortable. From Covid perspectRead moreive, appreciated copious amounts of hand sanitizer & cleaning products. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 4th September 2020

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Second time back to this delightful cottage, in an excellent location, near the town, and close to the all the beaches and other sites to visit. a very cosy home with a lovely small garden.

Reviewed by Penny 14th August 2020

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Cottage is lovely nice views, garden is nice for the dogs. Bedrooms good size bathroom is downstairs though but nice and modern. Staircase is steep and narrow so if carrying small child bit of a challenge.

Reviewed by Fiona 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Penelope 17th July 2020

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Welcome pack of local produce and fresh garden flowers set the tone of the style of holiday.Beaminster ideal location for a go slow holiday, for those who enjoy cooking with local ingredients, short and beautiful drive to at least 5 beaches. Various choice of walks from cottage with fantastic for views of Dorset countryside and the sea.

Reviewed by Colette 15th February 2020

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Reviewed by Maryanne 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Nathan 24th December 2019

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We had a lovely stay at Little Thatch over Christmas, its a lovely cute cottage within easy reach of the town centre, the owners went above and beyond adding some lovely additional touches for our stay, I would certainly recommend and we will stay again.

Reviewed by Robert 8th December 2019

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Enjoyed very much staying in this cosy and comfy cottage, in a quiet location but close to all the local village amenities (shops, pub, restaurants etc.). The cottage is clean, well maintained and has everything needed to enjoy a break. Many great places from coast to countryside to enjoy nearby. The welcome pack of goodies was a nice touch too!

Reviewed by Patrick 11th November 2019

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