Beech Cottage is a wonderful five bedroom  farmhouse that comes with a large garden, and a 450 acre nature reserve...on the doorstep!
The garden-room makes a fabulous dining space and the views over the nature reserve are uninterrupted.
Return to light the fire after a long walk in the countryside.
The 450 acre wildlife reserve is literally on the doorstep - through a wooden gate from Beech Cottage.
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.
The spacious sitting-room has views to the front of the cottage and through double doors to the dining/garden-room.
This is Bluebell, a spacious single bedroom that looks out over the front of the cottage. It has an en suite shower-room.
The Visitors Centre is a couple of minutes walk away .
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.
Be sure to use the binoculars to watch the wildlife from the window of Dragonfly bedroom.
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.

Beech Cottage


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

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7 Nights from £860

A wonderful cottage, ideal for large groups - clean, comfy and with well-stocked kitchen equipment. Beautiful surroundings and the staff at the visitor centre were very friendly and knowledgeable. Fabulous location for holidays. We would highly reccommend.

A pleasant cottage in a very quiet - in fact, remote - location about half an hour from Bridport. Lovely roomy lounge, en suites to all bedrooms a boon, excellent parking, and an ideal location for nature lovers.

The countryside location is brilliant and we visited the nature reserve and explored the footpaths in the surrounding area.

Loved the easy access onto the Nature Reserve straight from the property

Amazing cottage to stay at. The cottage itself is very comfy and well equipped, great views and a lovely garden. The location is to die for, with footpaths through the Wildlife trusts land on your doorstep. We would wait til the cows had moved to another field and walk the dogs down to the stream. The cafe at the Wildlife trusts Visitor centre is lovely to eat at, my favourite was the homity pie. We had a wonderfully relaxing time.

Beech cottage is ideal if you are a large family group or group of friends looking for a spacious, comfortable cottage in rural Dorset. Every room is en suite or has a private bathroom so no queuing for a bathroom. The house is well equipped and has everything you need to self cater for a week.

We had a wonderful week of walking with friends and appreciated the comfortable layout of the house. We particularly enjoyed socialising over meals round the large table in the airy and light conservatory. We were able to do a varied week of walking which included coastal walks, inland walks in rural Dorset and a couple of walks from the door.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted to see that the house was a great base for you all to get together, and especially to linger over those evening meals in the conservatory. We hope that this positive experience will bring you back to Classic again soon. Donna, Customer Support

We have stayed at many self catering cottages in the past, some marketed by Classic Cottages, and generally we have had pleasant experiences , no so with Beech Cottage, this cottage was very disappointing. We would not recommend it to anyone unless considerable improvements are made.

A comfortable cottage in a stunning location. Perfect for groups who are seeking peace and quiet with the added bonus of beautiful walks yards from the front door.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the location - with e nature reserve on your doorstep it's a great spot for some peace and quiet. We hope to welcome you back. Sarah, Customer Support

My friends and I love renting this cottage for a week away from it all. We are a group of 7 and use it for a sewing/crafting week away. With 5 bedroom, all with their own bathrooms, we find it spacious and comfortable for us all. The cottage heating is excellent. The kitchen is well kitted out and it has a dish washer and washing machine. The location is rural and very quiet. There is good walking locally. Bridport and Dorchester are approx 30 mins drive time away.

This spacious and well appointed cottage is a gem. This is our second visit and can recommend it.

We have stayed at Beech Cottage for several years now. It is a tranquil house in a tranquil setting. Well cared for and any problems are soon sorted. It is ideal for someone in a wheel chair. It has a big downstairs room and a downstairs wet room. Access to the rest of the property, apart from the upstairs is easy in a wheelchair. We would highly recommend this property.

Excellent location for exploring the immediate area, especially for those interested in nature or wanting to walks their dogs. Also good location for exploring Dorset, Bridport is a nice town and there are many places to visit. Large cottage with lots of space and bathrooms, very private and ample parking. The cottage did not feel as homely as others we have stayed at, it did feel ideal for school trips with all the bathrooms but this is a minor comment really.

Beech Cottage is a lovely holiday home which we highly recommend.

A lovely spacious house in generous grounds with lots of space for a large group/family. In a beautiful setting with easy access to the nature reserve and short walking distance to the Kingcombe visitor centre where you are welcomed by friendly, helpful staff and home baked treats. We had an enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing holiday and will definitely return again.

This is a comfortable, well equipped, rather than a luxurious cottage. It was very clean on arrival and the instructions are good. Having all bedrooms en suite or with a private bathroom was very good. Keeping windows and curtains closed during the day helped keep the place cool during a very hot period. The internet connection is fine which is important as there is virtually no phone signal. Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock with free parking to NT members was appreciated. Good shopping in Bridport and good meals and atmosphere at the SpyWay Inn and at the Three Horseshoes at Powerstock. the staff at the Wildlife Trust Centre could not have been more helpful.

Beech cottage is a fantastic place to stay for family or friends if you want a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle. The cottage is beautiful and so well equipped, the conservatory and outside decking area are wonderful for dining. The bedrooms are all spacious and comfy and the living area is big but cozy and welcoming. The cottage is set within a fantastic nature reserve and isn’t immediately near and large supermarkets, however there are several nearby smaller stores to get everything you could need. We had the most amazing holiday here. Thank you

Pretty cottage more practical than luxurious but the field behind & walk to stream lovely. Beware the bats roosting in roof as they are keen to get in open windows & unfortunately the garden is not secure to let your dog's roam. It was sunny weather when we stopped so cottage was very very warm.

Kingcombe Meadows are rare and wonderful - a tiny remnant of an ancient landscape made by man in cooperation with nature. To stay amongst it, in the comfort and seclusion of Beech Cottage, is a great privilege.

Large property in a lovely Village setting - would work for a large group of friends. The furnishing are a little dates, have clean and comfortable.

Peaceful location in stunning countryside. Plenty of space in cottage and surrounding garden.

Beech cottage is a lovely place to stay, very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The surrounding area is beautiful and great for walks and wildlife. There are narrow lanes to get to and from the property so be prepared for that. Would recommend.

We enjoyed some clear nights and we're able to enjoy the stars, and lucky enough to catch a meteorite shower, visitors might also enjoy there was no light pollution, and we highly recommend the cafe at the visitor centre

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. We'll euiped with everything needed for a muti-generational group!

We have just had a fantastic few days at Beech Cottage with our family. The location of this cottage is outstanding with so many walks from the door and wildlife galore. The cottage is comfortable and spacious with everything you need. Kingcombe Visitor Centre was an added bonus with the home baked cakes in the tea rooms. We will definately be back.

Lovely cottage in a great location. Very comfortable and well equipped.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're please that the location worked so well for you. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Tanya, Customer Support

We had a lovely stay here. Would definitely consider staying again. Lovely spacious house, great for a bigger party (when rules allow). Dogs were happy in garden too, and a great base to explore Dorset from.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you (and the dogs!) had such a great stay - we hope to see you again in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

Beautiful cottage and decor. Wonderful setting

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 !

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.

we liked the calm, the romantic landscape.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Lovely large property in a rural location.

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

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

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

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

Lovely place for a big family holiday.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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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