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Market House

Abbotsbury, Dorset (Ref. 992021)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Hetherington

    “The cottage was lovely, so very nice to come back to after walks in the vicinity.”

    We loved our visit to the subtropical gardens and enjoyed the pretty village.

    We loved our visit to the subtropical gardens and enjoyed the pretty village. There was a superb welcome tray in the cottage, so we felt well looked after.

    - Mrs Hetherington, December 2020

The property

A tastefully updated and deceptively spacious period cottage with attractive original features, including beams, winding staircase and low ceilings, set in the heart of the delightful village of Abbotsbury.

Market House offers attractive accommodation which has been renovated with care and attention using high quality furnishings and elegant decor to create a relaxing holiday cottage for up to six guests.

The perfect place to recharge your batteries, wander around this popular village, explore the many glorious coastal and country walks or drive along the spectacular Jurassic Coast World Heritage route. All village attractions are within easy walking distance of the cottage.

Whilst set in the village’s main street the property benefits from being set back from the road with a pretty front garden.

Stepping into the property, you are invited into a bright and handsome dining room with ample seating for six, two snug armchairs, and a woodburning stove to light up the room for a warm and welcoming ambiance.

Moving around the property, you will find an attractive and contemporary sitting room with a charming feature fireplace, ample seating, games, books, DVDs, and a TV with DVD/Blu-ray player.

The well-appointed kitchen is elegantly furnished and equipped with all you need to rustle up a hearty meal, including a range-style cooker, an integrated fridge and freezer, a dishwasher.

This room and it can also double as a breakfast room.

Up a few small steps from the kitchen is a wonderful conservatory that enters into the pretty private courtyard, which includes attractive plants, a bench, and delicate bistro-style outdoor seating where you can sit and have your morning coffee or enjoy some quiet time.

Following from the conservatory area, a convenient utility room can be found, which includes a washing machine, tumble dryer, additional storage space, and a cloakroom with a WC and hand basin.

The first floor consists of a contemporary shower room with a large walk-in-shower, a WC, and hand basin.

A bright spacious double bedroom, and a twin room with a feature fireplace completes the first floor.

Climb upstairs to the second floor to find the master double bedroom with TV, and a large en-suite bathroom with a fabulous freestanding bath, WC, and hand basin.

The property is situated in a central village location, where you can step outside and wander around its quintessential English high street and its selection of quirky shops, including galleries, tea rooms, and a character coaching inn.

There is also a very good general store/post office with free-to-use ATM.

The historic village of Abbotsbury lies on the stunning world heritage Jurassic Coast.

It is a charming village in a secluded valley, sheltered by Ridgeway Hills and the landscape of Thomas Hardy.

Several film adaptations of Hardy’s books have included Abbotsbury, including the 1967 version of Far From the Madding Crowd.

It is a destination village for holiday makers, walkers, and locals within a wide tourist catchment area.

Abbotsbury boasts a great range of attractions, including the Subtropical Gardens, with 20-acres of flourishing exotic plants and a pathway to Chesil Beach, the Swannery, St Catherine’s Chapel, the old abbey Tithe barn and a children's farm, which includes a playbarn, tea room, pony rides, and small animal handling.

Walking opportunities include the Jurassic Coast Path and The Hardy Way.

The view of Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury Hill along the coast to Portland Bill is considered as one of the top ten in England.

The village is extremely well placed for the many excellent holiday attractions within West Dorset.

There are superb coastal walks and cycle routes.

Nearby is Weymouth with its seaside attractions and atmosphere, and Dorchester, the county town with its many museums, shops, cinemas, and eateries.

Going west, you will find West Bay, the setting for the TV series Broadchurch, and further on to Lyme Regis.

Going further afield, visit the Purbecks, Swanage and Wareham, and take in some good family fun at Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum.

The famous landmark of Chesil Beach is 2 miles distance.

Perfect for making great memories, Market House, which has been in the family for over 55 years, promises a relaxing getaway and is a superb rural/coastal base.


  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with an en-suite freestanding bath, shower over, WC, and hand basin, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with WC and hand basin
  • Shower room a walk-in shower, WC, hand basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living/dining area with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory.
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Range style electric cooker, an integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Books, games, DVDs, two TVs, and WiFi
  • Initial supply of logs, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A permit for off-road parking close to the property will be provided by the owners
  • Private small patio area with outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking
  • Pub 0.2 miles, shops 0.1 miles
  • Note: Property only accepts children of 12 years and over, however babes in arms are accepted.

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Weymouth 8.8. miles.

Nestled on the Dorset Jurassic Coast, the historic village of Abbotsbury offers quintessential high streets and a variety of amenities, including a village shop with a post office and ATM, a farm shop selling local produce, tea rooms, art galleries, and a character pub. The town boasts a selection of family attractions, including a children's farm, which offers a playbarn, tea room, pony rides, and small animal handling, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, with its 20 acres of flourishing exotic plants and a pathway leading to the dramatic Chesil Beach, and a swannery, a unique attraction allowing visitors to wander through a colony of nesting Mute Swans Booming with tourism, the nearby popular seaside town of Weymouth has a wide variety of attractions on offer, including sandy beaches with opportunities for watersports such as kayaking, pedal boating and deep sea diving, a picturesque harbour, as well as a wide range of shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants to choose from. Additional nearby points of interest include the city of Dorchester, Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by Chesil Beach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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