The gorgeous sandstone is a sure sign you're in Dorset.
What a special fireplace! Light the fire and sink back in to the comfortable sofa.
A country-style kitchen with pretty views over the garden.
The double bedroom is bright and spacious, with dual-aspect windows.
The back of Wayside Cottage is just as pretty as the front and the patio is a real sun-trap.
The open plan space is cosy and a perfect space to relax.
So peaceful.
The ground-floor bathroom has a luxurious drench-head walk-in shower.
Time for a cup of Dorset Tea in bed!
Peeking through the gate - isn't Wayside Cottage gorgeous?
A lovely view from the landing window looking over the garden. We love the character of the wonky walls!
The pretty single bedroom looks out over the front of the cottage.
Just off the living space, there is a very useful utility area leading on to the garden - perfect for dogs.
The garden is a lovely big space with summer-house and stream at the far end.
This is the area by the babbling stream. Please do take care in this area; it can be closed off using the little gate next to the summer house.
This lovely summer-house is available for your use and looks out over the stream. To the right is the little gate that can be shut.
The pretty lane where Wayside Cottage is. Parking is available on this road but it is a little narrow so please take care.
West Bay boasts incredible golden cliffs, full of 175 million year old history.
The views from the top of nearby Colmer's Hill are stunning.
Head to Lyme Regis one evening and you'll be spoilt for dinner choices.

Wayside Cottage


1.7 miles W of Beaminster / Sleeps 3 + cot

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7 Nights from £407

Lovely little cottage in a quaint village. Has a beautiful garden, which for us was a real delight, particularly with the abundance of nature. The New Inn is a stones throw away and a must to visit - great food and warm welcome. Would recommend this cottage for peace and relaxation.

Set in an idyllic hamlet of Stoke Abbott, Wayside Cottage exceeded our expectations & was the perfect location for exploring this beautiful part of Dorset. From the moment we arrived to the minute we left, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will most definitely be back next year. We loved the garden with the wild flowers, making for some very happy bees & we ate our dinner outside every night apart from the evening we had at The New Inn which is a short stroll away. We always book with Classic and are never disappointed and this cosy clean cottage has a 10/10 from us! :) Thank you x

Lovely warm comfortable cottage. The location was ideal for a restful short break. Just a short drive to the wonderful beaches of Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

A very sweet house in an idyllic location with easy access to some amazing coastal spots. Parking was absolutely fine but the drive to and from the house requires negotiating some narrow roads (avoid Norway Lane if your satnav takes you down there- I wish I had!). Be aware that the second bed is a single and more camp-bed like (probably ok for a child, not an adult) and that the dividing wall in the bedroom is only a stud wall. All the floors are wood so you can hear every step. Lacks all the love and extras that make classic cottages brilliant (and we have stayed in a few!) however, which is a shame.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review on Wayside Cottage. We're thrilled that you enjoyed this beautiful house and made the most of the stunning surroundings. Thanks for all your helpful comments and suggestions which we'll pass to owners to consider for future improvements. We're sorry that the cottage wasn't quite right for you and hope we can help you with your future holiday plans. Julie, Customer Support

I had a lovely stay, in a cottage that I could come back to cook dinner and relax after exploring the jarrasic coastline.

We had a lovely week at Wayside - really comfy and relaxing, there are some lovely walks in the area and you are not far from other great places to visit - The New Inn pub ( at the bottom of the garden) is a must - very friendly and fab food.

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location , accessible to the most beautiful countryside .

Such a delightful, traditional yet very stylish, comfortable cottage in the pretty, peaceful little village of Stoke Abbott - the perfect hideaway! Everything I was hoping for. I absolutely loved it and literally shed a tear when I had to leave! The cottage has been renovated and decorated to a very high standard and manages to be both so cosy yet also spacious at the same time. I stayed for 5 nights mid December so particularly enjoyed snuggling up on the sofa in front of the log-burner. Perfect after walks on the beautiful Jurassic coastline just 20-30 mins drive away. Particular highlights were NT Burton Bradstock for the orange looking cliffs and sand at sunset (with a great cafe), Seatown and the coastal walk towards West Bay, and the jewel in the crown - Durdle Door (about an hour away). In case anyone needs to work some of the time like I did, the wifi was strong enough for long Zoom video calls and there's a Smart TV too. The garden would be an added bonus in summer, and I enjoyed a meal at the village pub, 2 mins walk away. I hope to go back to Wayside Cottage for another stay! Just watch out for the narrow country lanes to reach the cottage, especially if you are arriving in thick fog in the dark like I did - it all added to the atmosphere and sense of adventure! :)

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for you lovely review for Wayside Cottage. We are sure that it will prove to be useful for future guests and we are delighted that you had such a great time. We so hope to welcome you back again. Sarah, Customer Support

Lovely cottage, just perfect for us and our dog. Friendly neighbours and would stay again.

Lovely old cosy cottage with a nice garden that we managed to sit out and have breakfast in every day, even though it was November. Very peaceful village. Pub a minutes walk away is great, good food and joined in a quiz one night. Great location to explore Dorset. Very nice stay, would recommend it to others.

Really lovely cottage , great location and perfect for our stay near the coast. Clean and cosy too. Had everything we needed inside . Even better being able to bring our dog with us . Pub literally on the doorstep and really great food and friendly owners .

A lovely cottage in a delightful village. very easy to find, gain access to and it was immaculately clean on arrival. We had a wonderful time and have booked again!

A beautiful, cosy and very well kept cottage in a stunning part of Dorset. Perfect location for days exploring the Jurassic Coast - visiting Seatown is a must!

Wayside Cottage is a lovely thatched cottage in an idyllic and extremely tranquil village location. Fairly central to many parts of Dorset. A super pub is literally at the bottom of the garden. Parking is a problem and local residents are territorial over it. We were disappointed that entry to the property was delayed by over 1.5 hours, without prior notice, and that some electrical items were not working properly. While the property itself was very clean, the garden was a little unkempt.

Lovely thatched cottage in pretty village but the on road parking is an issue as there are few spaces and much demand

Lovely cottage in a perfect location for walking and visiting local places of interest and beaches. Nice dog safe garden with a great pub up the road. Highly recommend.

We had a wonderful stay at Wayside Cottage. Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location. The cottage was spotless on arrival and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Thank you Classic Cottages for another fabulous holiday!

We loved our stay in Wayside Cottage. It is in a great position for walks and for the coast and I don't think I have heard so much small bird sound all day for many years, it was incredible. Hope to return!

Lovely comfortable cottage for 3, well equipment kitchen in picturesque village. Very clean. Perfect for recharging with lots of walks and places to visit nearby. We'd like to return.

Property was wonderful - well equipped kitchen, logs for the fire and everything was nearly refurbished but the owners have manged to also keep the old cottage charm.

A lovely thatched cottage in a hidden Dorset village, just perfect for my mid-week escape. I spent 3 nights at Wayside cottage and I will be back! Two bedrooms (a single and a double) upstairs and plenty of space downstairs with a small enclosed garden, it proved a comfortable living space and a secure area for the dog. You are close to the coast but this is a superb base for exploring the Dorset countryside, just step out the front door and you’re in Marshwood Vale. Wander up out of the village and find Lewesdon hill, the highest point in Dorset, it’s stunning. Head south and discover the unique holloways (Hells Lane!) Finish the day with a pie and a pint at The New Inn (I did) An exceptional property!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for reviewing Wayside Cottage. It sounds like you had a lovely break away and we're so pleased you liked the cottage. It's the perfect cosy retreat after a long days exploring the Dorset countryside which can be found on your doorstep as you found! Thanks so much for all your recommendations which we're sure other guests will find extremely helpful (I may have to search out this pie and a pint myself!) Bryony, Customer Support

The cottage is situated in a beautiful village, with plenty of adjacent walks for our four legged friend, Jasper. The New Inn is literally at the bottom of the garden and this is a friendly pub, with excellent food. The cottage is warm, very clean and comfortable. The cottage has a very beautiful garden, with a stream at the bottom. We were able to sit in it, with our coffee's even in mid October.

A really lovely cottage with everything we needed supplied. Beds were super comfy and the shower was perfect. The New Inn round the corner (a whole 2 minute walk away) does delicious food and there was so much to see and do in the area. Will definitely be returning!

Beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location.Absolutely spotlessly clean.plenty of cooking equipment if needed.bed so very comfortable.lovely garden with a patio table and chairs and if you get great weather,pop into the summer house and you will find sun loungers too!location is great with the beautiful Dorset coastline only 30 minutes away.just book,you won,t be disappointed.We loved this cottage so much,we could easily buy it when we retire.

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