Beehive Cottage is 200 years old and used to be the home of the district nurse.
Sit back and relax in the sitting-room which has a gorgeous original inglenook fireplace with a delightful wood-burner effect gas stove.
The courtyard garden is south-facing, making it a real sun-trap. Fully enclosed, the area makes a fantastic space for children and dogs to safely explore.
The well-equipped galley kitchen looks out over the pretty courtyard garden.
The master bedroom has a king-size double bed and lovely soft linens.
The dining-room is completely separate from the sitting-room, ideal for long lazy meals.
The modern ground-floor bathroom is a lovely bright space.
You will find it difficult to tear yourself away from this lovely wood-burner effect gas stove.
A view of the stairs with the traditional door. Should you wish to use a stair-gate, you will need to place it at the door of the twin room.
This pretty bedroom can either be made up as a king-size double bed (5') or two 2'6
Bee careful to not bump your head on the low lintels! These super sweet bees will help to remind you to take care.
This is the view towards the top of the stairs.
The television is cleverly hidden behind wooden doors.
Situated on a quiet square, in the village of Puddletown, Beehive Cottage lies opposite St Mary's Church.
Coffee in bed, perfect.
Impressive Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, just 12 miles from Beehive Cottage.
The kitchen has a characterful stable-door leading out to the pretty courtyard.
Rural Dorset, gorgeous all year round.
Welcome to Beehive Cottage.
Chesil beach on the Jurassic Coast road, from Weymouth to West Bay, magnificent views in both directions.
Nearby Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, is well worth a visit.
The safe, sandy beach at Weymouth still has a traditional Punch and Judy show in the summer months.
Bovington Tank Museum, home to the world's best collection of tanks, is seven miles from the cottage.
If you like primates, Monkey World is a rescue and rehabilitation centre, just eight miles from Beehive Cottage.

Beehive Cottage


4.7 miles NE of Dorchester / Sleeps 4 (no children from 1 to 4)

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Really lovely characterful cottage, very well equipped, and lovely location in the middle of a very friendly village. Great locations opposite the church so a lovely outlook too! We spoke to many people, including passing dog walkers and everyone was very chatty and friendly, and it made Beehive Cottage seem like home from home.

We found loads to do on the doorstep from Thorncombe Woods and Hardy’s Cottage, to a visit to Ringstead Bay, and Minterne Gardens. For food we visited both the local Chippy, Callaway’s at Fordington Green and the Thimble Inn at Piddlehinton. Both were excellent!

Really recommend both the cottage AND the area!

Beehive Cottage was exactly as depicted, very cosy and comfortable and so many interesting places to visit within 15-30 minutes. Lovely quiet location in the village square opposite the church, so perfect for either a quiet time or a visit going out and about. Plenty of places to eat out, and Dorchester just up the road.

The cottage is beautiful, so quirky and homely. Well equipped kitchen. Location is perfect.

Our second visit . Cosy accommodation . Made good use of courtyard during good weather . Very pleasant for two. May be considered a little cramped for four people.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear that you had a lovely second visit in this cosy accomodation. Meg, Customer Support

Fantastic old cottage in a great location. It seemed to be less than 30 minutes from everywhere we wanted to go - Weymouth, Abbotsbury, Corfe Castle, Thomas Hardy's Houses to name a few, But it was also in a great little town that had everything one needed - the Blue Vinny is an excellent pub 5 minutes walk away and very dog-friendly. There were good dog walks as well. Puddletown even featured in Alan Titchmarsh's documentary series on Dorset whilst we were there! The cottage is well-equipped with all one could need, and it was lovely to come back after a hard day's sight-seeing and sit in the small enclosed garden with a beer. Inside was more spacious than we expected, and had all one could need, with comfortable beds and great character. Outside was really pretty with beautiful flowers front and back. We were really sorry to have to go home, and would love to return sometime soon.

Lovely week in Beehive Cottage! Great location - only 20-30 mins from some of the best beaches. Studland beaches being a must!! Courtyard is perfect for sitting in the morning sun and evening! So peaceful. Very quiet location, lovely village. The fire in the living room makes it so cosy!

Thoroughly recommend. The cottage was in an idyllic location, quiet, very clean, lovely comfortable bed. A treat to stay in such an old property. Very well located especially for drivers of electric vehicles. A charge point was available only 5 miles away in Dorchester and from there all the highlights of Dorset were easily available within 30 miles.

A fabulous week at Beehive cottage, full of character but very cosy, wonderfully peaceful location but with a wide variety of places to visit, all within a short distance.

A lovely picturesque cottage in the charming Puddletown. Well equipped and comfortable. Couldn't fault it . Plenty to see and do in beautiful Dorset. We had a great holiday and will definitely come back again.

A very pleasant compact cottage.Perfect for two. spotless .very comfortable beds.We would be happy to stay again.

A beautiful cottage in such a quiet location opposite the church with roadside parking. Lots to see and do locally with the coast very close.

We had a lovely week at Beehive Cottage. Location-wise it really is the perfect base for a large number of very varied days out (The Tank Museum, Corfe Castle, Chesil Beach, Kingston Lacy, Maiden Castle, Hardy's birthplace, Dorchester, Wareham....). The cottage itself is a super cosy place to come back to, and the secluded courtyard provided a lovely space in which to eat out. Good dog-walking routes straight from the front door as well. Highly recommended.

We booked the cottage for its location having known the village for over 40 years. We had a personal reason for being there. The enclosed garden is a sun trap and I wished there had been a garden umbrella for some shade. Take care of doorways if you are over 5ft tall. And take care as some floors slope. It is an old cottage after all.

Excellent base to explore Dorset from.. Good pubs nearby. Clean and well furnished cottage. If elderly beware of the stairs.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. We're so pleased you found the cottage to be well furnished, clean and an excellent base to explore Dorset. Thanks for mentioning the stairs; this 200 year old thatched cottage is full of original features which we highlight in the property description on our website. Please feel free to call our Sales Team who are always happy to help you choose the best property for your particular requirements. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

Lovely, comfortable cottage in a good location. Back garden is a real suntrap. Easy to visit other areas. If you are over 5' mind your head.

If you want a cosy, quiet get away, this is the cottage for you! It is quaint and pretty, in a beautiful little Dorset village, but Dorchester and Weymouth are near by. 5 stars!

Excellent location, good value for money and the cottage has everything you need.

Beautifully clean on arrival, nice little touches of milk and bikkies - and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lovely cottage .

Perfect for short breaks because so many places within easy reach. Very relaxing and lovely pub within walking distance. The cottage has a lovely atmosphere and great to look out of the bedroom windows and see the thatch above.

Our week at Beehive cottage was lovely. The cottages was full of charm and very clean and comfortable. Lovely little touches throughout the cottage which made it feel welcoming. Good location to explore a lot of Dorset. Just wish we'd had longer!

If you really love cottages, historic villages and churches you would be happy here

Beautiful cottage in a peaceful village, great location for exploring this part of Dorset.

Lovely location, lovely little village. Spa shop just 5 mins away as too a lovely pub the Blue Vinnie . Very central to all the beaches and stuff you would like to visit. Very easy to find too. Very pleased with Beehive Cottage. M Hawes London

Beautiful Cottage in great location for Dorset coast.

Have just recommended it to a friend.

Beautiful cottage that offered every comfort set in a delightful village. Interesting places to visit and fabulous walks taking in the beautiful scenery.

Fabulous cottage in a great location for nearby sites would thoroughly recommend

This chocolate box cottage was both beautiful to look at and to stay in. Great quiet location in a lovely little village, good local shop and pub. Great place to be based to explore Dorset.

Very Nice and cosy cottage with a large kitchen and Nice bathroom. Very good to exploire the countryside!

This is a sweet little cottage with lots of character, yet still manages to provide everything people need in a small space. Lovely quiet situation opposite the church and the little patio garden at the back was an extra bonus. We enjoyed exploring the local area, where there is a lot to see, and we found everyone we met very friendly.

A beautiful little cottage, with great character, well situated for walking holidays. We loved it. The view from the cottage is Puddletown church, looks lovely, and it was lovely to hear the church bells ringing too. ??

Wonderful cottage in a lovely peaceful location

This was a lovely cottage in a great location which we would definitely go back to. The owners where very attentive ensuring we got in ok and that everything was fine. The cottage was also lovely and cool on a very hot week!

Lovely cottage, in an fantastic, quiet location with easy access of main routes to coast. Very comfortable and cosy and superbly equipped with everything you’ll need. A small local shop and a good pub (dogs were permitted in a part of the bar) were a five minute walk away. It was perfect for our needs and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.

A delightful cottage with character. It was comfortable and quiet, and perfectly located for exploring much of Dorset. The church opposite scores highly in Simon Jenkin's book of best English churches - an added bonus.

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