A gorgeous, chocolate-box cottage that is the ideal escape, nestled in the heart of one of Dorset's picturesque villages. Just a stone's throw from the lovely local pub, Wayside Cottage is picture perfect and has a fabulous sized garden, complete with pretty stream (please take care with children and dogs). This Grade II Listed semi-detached cottage is the epitome of a cosy country hideaway and you will be enchanted by its endless charm and character.
Open the front door and you will walk into the beautiful sitting-room, complete with traditional inglenook fireplace; the perfect place to relax after a long walk. The kitchen is modern yet retains a lovely country feel and has peaceful views down the garden. Also on the ground floor is a swish shower-room with a luxurious drench head fitting.
Two bedrooms occupy the first floor with the master bedroom having dual-aspect windows making a bright and relaxing space; we think this room definitely calls for breakfast in bed! If you can tear yourself out of this stunning cottage, then be sure to explore the garden and take some time to sit in the summer-house overlooking the stream. Your four-legged friend will be very happy and will be sure to curl up by your feet as you bask in the sunshine.
Wayside Cottage is perfectly located to explore Dorset and boasts being within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The pretty market town of Beaminster is just a short drive away and is home to several independent shops and great eateries. Be sure to head to the Jacobean manor of Mapperton House and Gardens, or if you fancy a glass of something bubbly and fruity then a trip to the Furleigh Wine Estate should definitely be part of your plans. Wherever you are in Dorset, the stunning Jurassic Coast is never too far away and you only have to travel six miles from Wayside Cottage to be met by the bracing waves.
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen with electric cooker and fridge
Utility-room with freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')
Please take care with children and dogs around the stream at the bottom of the garden. If you wish to, you can close the little wooden gate before the summer-house so children and dogs cannot access the stream. Please note that Stoke Abbott is a traditional Dorset village and the roads are a little narrow so please take care when parking.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 150 yds
- Garden furniture
- Electric panel heaters
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.
Your four-legged friend will be very happy at Wayside Cottage.
The ground-floor bathroom has a luxurious drench-head walk-in shower.
Time for a cup of Dorset tea in bed!
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.
Another view of Wayside Cottage. The lane is very quiet and you may be lucky enough to enjoy horses trundling past the window!
The garden is a lovely big space with summer-house and stream at the far end. More garden photos will be coming soon!
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. More photographs of this area and the garden will be coming soon!
This is the shallow stream running along the far end of the garden, please take care. You can close the little gate in front of the summer-house if you wish to keep this area inaccessible.