Beech Cottage is a wonderful five bedroom  farmhouse that comes with a large garden, and a 450 acre nature reserve...on the doorstep!
The spacious sitting-room has views to the front of the cottage, and through double doors to the dining/garden-room.
The 450 acre wildlife reserve is literally on the doorstep - through a wooden gate from Beech Cottage.
The garden-room makes a fabulous dining space and the views over the nature reserve are uninterrupted.
A modern kitchen creates a lovely space to prepare holiday meals. There is also an area of lowered worktop making the room accessible for wheelchair users.
This is Fieldfare, a lovely dual-aspect double bedroom with an en suite shower-room.
Return to light the fire after a long walk in the countryside.
This is Bluebell, a spacious single bedroom that looks out over the front of the cottage. It has an en suite shower-room.
The Dorset Wildlife Trust runs its flagship Kingcombe Visitor Centre just a two minute walk down the road.
Beech Cottage is surrounded by tranquil Dorset countryside.
This is Waxcap, which has twin beds with an en suite shower-room and views to the front of the cottage.
The ground floor wet-room is fully wheelchair accessible.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views across the nature reserve.
This is Lichen, the ground floor bedroom. There is a 'zip and link' bed which can become twin beds and a further single bed; a great family room.
The separate family bathroom is light and cheery, perfect for a soak at the end of the day.
There is plenty of space to relax.
Dragonfly on the first floor, with a wash-basin in the room and also an en suite shower-room.
Be sure to use the binoculars to watch the wildlife from the window of Dragonfly bedroom.
Your four-legged friend will be very happy at Beech Cottage.
Beech Cottage is cosy all year round.
Could you find a more peaceful spot?
The stunning Jurassic Coast (this is West Bay at Bridport) is just 10 miles away.
This is another iconic West Dorset landmark Colmer's Hill at Symonsbury, just outside Bridport.
Be sure to visit Hardy's Cottage, just outside of Dorchester.
The beach at Seatown, just below Golden Gap.
Welcome to Beech Cottage; your idyllic hideaway.

Beech Cottage


6.8 miles NE of Bridport / Sleeps 9 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from  £762

August 2020

Beautiful cottage and decor. Wonderful setting

October 2019

Very good value for money. The cottage was spacious, comfortable and warm. We didn't want to leave!

October 2019

Excellent facilities for a disabled person. Wet room is amazing . We were 7 ladies staying for a week and thought the cottage was spacious and ably equipped for us all . All rooms en-suite ( apart from wet room across the hall ) plenty of hot water and comfortable seating and dining . Location was a fantastic and local people friendly and helpful . Would highly recommend.

September 2019

The cottage met the needs of all our party excellently, especially my disabled father. The downstairs bedroom and wetroom worked really well, and the lounge was spacious enough to move a wheelchair around easily. A beautiful peaceful place!

September 2019

Lovely setting, beautiful well furnished cottage with lots of lovely hot water. What more could you want? Do remember to take all your food with you although we were left a lovely lemon drizzle cake, milk etc. My second visit and will certainly go again next year.

August 2019

A perfect spacious country house to sleep 9 plus travel cots for babies. A peaceful countryside retreat yet within striking distance of the beautiful Jurassic coast.

July 2019

A beautiful and comfortable cottage, well layed out for a large party

June 2019

Beautifully cottage in a lovely setting! Would highly recommend for groups and family gatherings. The cottage was very well equipped and the cottage was very accessible for my elderly mothers needs. On arrival their was a welcome pack with a beautiful homemade cake and some dog biscuits for my dog. This was a very welcome surprise after a long journey. Thank you very much for a lovely stay

May 2019

Our stay at Beech Cottage was made even more special when a study group from the Kingcombe centre placed a moth trap in the garden. They allowed us to discover the ‘finds’ of the previous night with them and their enthusiasm for moths was infectious! None of us had any idea of the variety of moths to be found. We also enjoyed walking in the meadows in early summer seeing the variety of wild flowers. We think their were bats nesting under the eaves above the conservatory as we saw them fly out in the evening - no doubt catching some of those lovely moths!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your review. Well, what a different holiday treat you had and probably not something that you would've been expecting to do on your stay - but a perfect location for it with the cottage being so close to the Nature Reserve. We're so pleased that some special holiday memories were made. Tressa, Customer Support

April 2019

Wonderful location; fabulous views from the deck. Spacious and particularly good accessible facilities for wheelchair users.

April 2019

What a wonderful place! It was so good to be in real countryside that felt remote, peaceful and beautiful. The bluebells and primroses were out and everything looked gorgeous. So good for three city families to feel a sense of freedom and to be truly next to nature. We loved the cottage as it was perfect for adults and children. It was comfortable, cosy and very easy for three families to be in. And the delicious cake on arrival was an added bonus. The visitors centre down the road is just fabulous and the children enjoyed a great Easter egg hunt there. It was a really great week and we would definitely recommend it.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your experience of Beech Cottage. As you found it's an amazing spot to experience the countryside, and you were no doubt treated to the very early display of bluebells this year, courtesy of the warm winter. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay (and of course the cake!) and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

March 2019

We would be happy to stay here in this comfortable cottage in this wonderful location any time of the year.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the lovely Beech Cottage - we'd love to welcome you back again soon. Kari, Customer Support

February 2019

Great locations for peace and quiet, views and walking from the cottage. Would return again .

December 2018

Fabulous location for those wanting the peace and quiet of beautiful Dorset, imagine seeing woodpeckers and hearing owls at night and you have that amount of noise, Spacious garden, lots of car parking space, very dog friendly with walks on your doorstep. Well appointed accommodation, plenty of room for 8 adults and 2 dogs who loved the cosy wood burner !

October 2018

We were lucky on our holiday and had wonderful weather, and the scenery was glorious, We received a warm welcome frome Steve and a lovely home baked cake (still warm ) from the wild life cafe nearby. We were there for a Golden Wedding Celebration, and had a lovely Sunday Lunch with extended family at the Spyways Inn Pub, a few miles away. Beech Cottage belongs to the Wild Life Trust, where they teach all sorts of lovely courses at the Main Centrer .The cottage is in a very remote location, down very very narrow lanes. Although we were sent a map, we still got lost several times. Also because of the distance to food shops and pubs we had to remember to get shopping on the way back from excursions, this curtailed our going out in the evenings. However we had lovely walks, around the surrounding countryside and enjoyed spectacular views, as the trees were just turning into wonderful autumn colours. We also visited many beaches near to Bridport Lyme Regis.

August 2018

we liked the calm, the romantic landscape.

August 2018

Beech Cottage is a beautiful and comfortable place to stay with easy access to the Kingcombe Nature Reserve and also a short drive to the coast. It is a great place to stay!

June 2018

It is a beautiful cottage in a lovely location. The cottage is well equipped and the staff at the centre are extremely helpful

May 2018

Anyone seeking refuge from the trials of daily life should spend some nights in this lovely house in such peaceful surroundings.

April 2018

Excellent location. Amazing views and lovely property. We liked how the rooms were all self contained with en-suites - great for a large party. Great set up for when you are cooking as there is an open-plan feel downstairs. Very social space. Was always light and bright and warm inside. Log fire was a real treat. Lots of space, no small rooms.

December 2017

Fantastic cottage. Well equipped, very comfortable and incredibly spacious. Loved the woodburner for our New Year break. Imagine it is a fabulous place when the weather is better. Would definitely like to come back again.

October 2017

A very spacious and comfortable cottage in a pretty & peaceful location. Warm & cosy and very clean. Would be perfect for a big family get together especially with 6 toilets! The Nature Reserve staff were very friendly & helpful.

September 2017

Lovely large cottage, well set up for families with children and babies, the travel cot did not have a mattress so bring your own! Lovely quiet location

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for reviewing Beech Cottage and it's great to hear you had a wonderful holiday - the travel cot is a standard design with an in-built mattress, although we know some parents like to bring an addiitional layer. Bryony, Customer Support

August 2017

Lovely large property in a rural location.

June 2017

A perfect place to unwind. Lots of footpaths to explore.

April 2017

Delightful cottage, peaceful, quiet, ideal for bird watchers, walking and relaxation. Would love to go back there again.

April 2017

Lovely Cottage, lovely location, We would have no hesitation in coming to here again.

March 2017

Lovely cottage for a family group to enjoy celebrated my husbands seventy birthday their .

August 2016

Lovely place for a big family holiday.

May 2016

The location of this lovely cottage is perfect for families, it's truly idyllic. The layout is ideal for those families who have someone who has physical difficulties. We booked the cottage to celebrate our Nanny's 95th birthday, and the cottage was perfect for all 8 of us. Our Nanny has limited mobility, so the level access bathroom, with an emergency call system in the bathroom and downstairs bedroom was ideal. The only reasons we haven't graded it 5 stars is because the hot water storage system wasn't sufficient for us all, despite us not all showering every day, and not being better even when we tried taking showers at different times. The standard of cleanliness and general maintenance was another reason for the lower rating. Light bulbs blown, first aid kit items out of date in 2010, furniture needing repairing/replacing, dirty kitchenware, and finding rubbish from previous rentals was disappointing. However, if these things were rectified, then the cottage would absolutely deserve a full 5 stars.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Beech Cottage. We were so sorry to hear that there were some housekeeping oversights - we've passed details to the housekeeping team who have investigated and put measures in place to prevent this from happening again. We're glad that the house generally met your needs well, and hope you had a great stay overall. Tanya, Customer Support

April 2016

A great spacious house that suited a group of 9 people. Fantastic lounge and conservatory surrounded by lots of local wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

February 2016

Very relaxing. Loved the peace and quiet. fab to heard owls, woodpeckers and be able to walk for mils without getting into the car. Great pub recommendations in info provided.

February 2016

Myself , two sons and their children enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing half-term break in a superb location. The Kingcombe centre cafe was great value and the resident chef was so helpful in many ways

November 2015

I rented the cottage for a family gathering as it was my birthday. It proved to be the ideal spot as it catered for all of us from my four year old grandson through my children and up to my wife and I.

In the summer I am sure it would be perfect for a family holiday.

October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Beech Cottage and are planning to come back again in the near future.

May 2015

Beech Cottage is a perfect location for those wanting to get away from a hectic lifestyle, and enjoy the attractions nature provides. Wildlife was abundant, and we were thrilled to see badgers close up, right outside the conservatory. The children loved the visitor centre, and enjoyed the half term courses run by Christine and her colleagues. They never once asked for the TV on or to use the Ipad. Success! We will be back.

May 2015

Comfortable cottage with nature on your doorstep. Children's paradise with river really close and lots of animals around, and wonderful wildflowers all hiding in the depths of Dorset.

April 2015

Absolutely idillyic surrounds. A lovely base to explore. not to long a drive to the seaside. Didn't want to leave and will definitely return.

April 2015

We had a wonderful holiday with our family and we would definitely return again

March 2015


February 2015

A wonderful break in a delightful cottage. The Kingcombe Centre staff were friendly and accommodating. A delicious last night evening meal was cooked for us all at the cafe and is highly recommended. Lots of beautiful countryside walks too.

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