Beech Cottage is a wonderful five bedroom  farmhouse that comes with a large garden, and a 450 acre nature reserve...on the doorstep!
The spacious sitting-room has views to the front of the cottage, and through double doors to the dining/garden-room.
The 450 acre wildlife reserve is literally on the doorstep - through a wooden gate from Beech Cottage.
The garden-room makes a fabulous dining space and the views over the nature reserve are uninterrupted.
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.
Return to light the fire after a long walk in the countryside.
This is Bluebell, a spacious single bedroom that looks out over the front of the cottage. It has an en suite shower-room.
The Dorset Wildlife Trust runs its flagship Kingcombe Visitor Centre just a two minute walk down the road.
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.
Your four-legged friend will be very happy at Beech Cottage.
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.
Welcome to Beech Cottage; your idyllic hideaway.

Beech Cottage

2887

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

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Fox and Hounds Cattistock (2 ½ miles)

A lovely traditional pub in the heart of the village with a great reputation for home cooked food and seasonal produce. Food is served daily apart from Monday lunch time. Dogs are welcome.

Nearest beach

Hive Beach (7 ½ miles)

Take in the views and let the salty sea air whip your worries away. Found near Burton Bradstock, Hive Beach is a sweeping sandy strip backed by regal golden cliffs. With parking nearby and a celebrated café, Hive Beach is a lovely destination for a day's wandering and relaxing. Eagle-eyed visitors may even be so lucky to spot some fossils hidden along the beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2020

Fantastic waves,

This beach, even on a windy march day was spectacular and blew away the cobwebs and was very invigorating. Food in the Hive Cafe was great too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen August 2010

Hive Beach Cafe serves superb food suitable for all the family from an informal premises right on the beach. Get there early as it's very popular, but even when busy the service is usually reasonably quick.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans July 2009

Brilliant place; so popular you may have to wait! Food is more top-class restaurant quality than cafe.

Nearest walk

Ant Hill Trail (2 ¾ miles)

Venture through meadows and pastures, across streams and up sunken lakes along the 6km trail from South Poorton Nature Reserve to Loscombe Nature Reserve in the countryside near Bridport. Keep an eye out for foxes, deer and buzzards, as well as the ant hills that gave the trail its name.

Visit The Dorset Wildlife Trust website for more Nature Reserve walks in the area.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen January 2010

Ant Hill Trail

This fascinating nature trail runs through the grounds of Marlpitts Farmhouse so is easily accessed from the property

Nearest town

Cattistock (2 ¼ miles)

A traditional Dorset village, known for its annual tournament of "knob throwing", the ancient art of hurling a Dorset Knob Biscuit as far as you can!With pretty stone built cottages and a fine 19th century church known as the Cathedral of the Frome Valley, Cattistock is a lovely place to visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Rhodes October 2020

Cattistock Post Office and General Store

The Post Office and General Store has an excellent choice of provisions and helpful staff. Daily newspapers can be reserved here.

Also nearby

The Kingcombe Centre (150 yards)

'The farm that time forgot' uses traditional farming methods to work the land. This environmental study centre is situated in a nature reserve in the heart of West Dorset and offers courses and lectures on the local flora and fauna as well as art and music.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A wide range of day courses, guided walks and lectures is available.
-H Minter

Eggardon Hill (3 miles)

Crowned with the ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort, Eggardon affords king-of-the-castle-views across the Dorset countryside. There are two Bronze Age burial mounds here too.

See the skies above Eggardon Hill alive with colour at the annual Eggerdon Kite Festival, held here in September.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2021

A lovely walk

Beautiful spot and lovely views. A must.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Raffle-Edwards September 2020

Beautiful at sunset!

We like ancient history, so perhaps if you don't you might not find this place as fascinating, but it is beautiful at sunset and the views across Dorset out to see are absolutely stunning!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen March 2011

This hillfort is easily accessible from the road and provides fantastic panoramic views of the coastline of Lyme Bay, and inland over the Marshwood Vale.

The Spyway Inn (4 miles)

A traditional English country pub with amazing views of the Dorset countryside. Locals, walkers and cyclists are made very welcome and it's the perfect place for refreshments after a climb up nearby Eggardon Hill. Bring your dog, they are welcome too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Friendly local pub with great garden

Went here three times on holiday. Very friendly free house with good range of beers, simple but great menu and lovely garden with little pods. Worth booking ahead


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hammersley August 2017

Wonderful food and a very friendly welcome.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Neufeld July 2017

Spyway Inn

Pretty Garden, good food and drinks! The owners are very friendly!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walker September 2011

Good pub food with good service.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Alexander June 2011

Excellent food - idyllic setting.

If you feel like a something to eat in an idyllic setting away from everything, then this is the place to go. The food is excellent, not expensive and the menu caters for practically everyone - I say 'practically' everyone because there is always that one person for whom it won't! For us though, this is certainly an Inn that we shall be returning to.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell July 2009

A freehouse with excellent pub food. The pub garden has won the Best Small Pub Garden and has lovely views. Family run over a number of years, it's well worth a visit.

The Marquis of Lorne (3 ¼ miles)

This 16th Century country inn serves excellent food and real ales. There is a children’s play area and walkers will find The Marquis also makes a good starting point for walks up the famous Eggardon Hill, where there are the remains of an Iron Age fort and Bronze Age burial mounds, as well as great views across the Dorset countryside and coast.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen August 2010

A warm welcome

We eat there whenever we are too tired to cook at home! Always a warm welcome and a tasty meal.

Hare & Hounds (5 ¼ miles)

Home cooked food is a speciality here with Sunday roasts being a favourite. There's a play area, large garden and decking with views over the countryside. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Mottram September 2021

Fabulous Friendly Pub

A lovely country pub with a warm, friendly welcome to include those fury four legged friends.

Great food and I can throughly recommend the homemade pizza’s!

Only a 10/15 minute drive away from Stoke Abbott.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Excellent pub food and congenial hosts

We enjoying two visits to the Hare and Hounds during our recent holiday. Both times we had excellent pub meals in good surroundings and was well looked after by the hosts. Many thanks

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