Beehive Cottage is 200 years old and used to be the home of the village district nurse.
The cosy sitting-room has the original inglenook fireplace with a wood-burner effect gas stove, the thatch does not allow for an open fire.
The dining-room is completely separate from the sitting-room, ideal for long lazy meals.
The courtyard garden is south-facing, a sun-trap and completely enclosed to keep children and dogs safe.
Impressive Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, just 12 miles from Beehive Cottage.
The well-equipped galley kitchen looks out over the courtyard garden.
Situated on a quiet square, in the village of Puddletown, Beehive Cottage is opposite St Mary's Church.
The kitchen and bathroom are down one step at the back of the sitting-room, the beam there is low, so please take care.
The ground floor bathroom has a fitted shower and heated towel rail.
This charming cottage has steep winding stairs with grab rails. A stair-gate will not fit across the top, so can be placed at the door of the twin room, if required.
The master bedroom has a five- foot double bed, a sloping ceiling and quirky sloping floor.
The first floor landing has a cloakroom to the left, storage space and pitched ceilings.
Pitched ceilings on the first floor add to the charm of this delightful cottage.
Bedroom 2 has a five-foot 'zip and link'  bed, which splits to create twin two foot, six inch beds.
Bedroom 2 made up as a five-foot double bed, please be aware of the pitched roof and beams.
Lyme Regis is wonderful all year round, with the iconic Cobb, lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs, independent shops and a sandy beach.
The ammonite pavement at Monmouth beach, Lyme Regis.
Chesil beach on the Jurassic Coast road, from Weymouth to West Bay, magnificent views in both directions.
Rural Dorset, gorgeous all year round.
Stunning cliffs at West Bay, all part of the stunning Jurassic Coast.
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 7 miles from the cottage.
If you like primates, Monkey World is a rescue and rehabilition centre, just 8 miles from Beehive Cottage.
The RSPB reserve on Brownsea Island has lots of visiting birds. A boat trip from Poole Harbour allows you to spend the day with peacocks and native red squirrels.
The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge is well worth a visit, fossils collected over 35 years at Kimmeridge by Steve Etches.
The village of Corfe, dominated by the castle is on the Isle of Purbeck, a short drive from Puddletown.
New Forest National Park, has free roaming ponies, cattle and pigs, with miles of footpaths and cycle tracks through ancient woodland.

Beehive Cottage

4073

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

7 Nights from £394 - £795

June 2018

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!


May 2018

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.


May 2018

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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