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Market House

Abbotsbury, Dorset (Ref. 992021)

5.0

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week at Market House."

    The cottage was extremely clean, beautifully furnished and well equipped throughout. Communication with the owner was excellent and we were delighted with the very generous welcome pack upon arrival. A parking permit was provided for a car park a few minutes away. We found Abbotsbury to be a perfect location, very picturesque with some great walks from the cottage including along Chesil beach which is outstanding. The Swannery and Tropical Gardens are well worth visiting. We explored Lyme Regis, West Bay and Lulworth Cove which are all within easy reach. It was great to come back to the cottage after a busy day to relax in front of the fire. The cottage was so comfortable and welcoming with everything we needed for a wonderful family holiday. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay again. Thankyou, we had a great time!

    Dear Alison, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you and your family had such a good time at Market House. Kind regards Pete Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022

  • "My family had a wonderful stay over Christmas, the property was decorated beautifully for the holidays (not just a tree but lots of little details) it was exactly as described and very clean."

    The kitchen was aptly filled with everything you might need to cook a big meal and the fire place was stocked with enough wood to light it a few times during our trip. The local area was beautiful, perfect for walks and bigger towns for anything else aren't too far. The owners were also very responsive and helpful during our stay there. It's somewhere I would definitely come back to and book again!! Only things to note is, there are quite a few steps and low ceilings which might not work for some and the car park is a short walk away from the property, which is fine in the day but at night the streets aren't lit very well so a torch is required, the property does provide them in each room so not a big issue for us.

    Reviewed by CDec 2021

  • "Market House provided us with the perfect property for our stay over the New Year."

    The cottage is outstanding and the beautiful Christmas decorations were a thoughtful and charming finishing touch. In our opinion a highly recommended cottage.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful extended weekend at Market House."

    A very warm welcome from the owner set the path for the vacation and a very generous welcome package awaited us. The cottage is beautifully and thoughtfully appointed & very comfortable. We loved our walks on Chesil beach and were very fortunate with the weather, we also explored Charmouth and were very fortunate to spot some ammonites. Thank you for the use of the cottage and a very lovely, much needed break!

    Reviewed by VeroniqueNov 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptional, The owner was very helpful & welcoming."

    Very good location.

    Reviewed by GeorginaOct 2021

  • "We stayed in this cottage last year and loved it so much, we’d booked again for this year before we left!"

    Gorgeous cottage, really spacious, a fabulous kitchen and somewhere my mother (in her 80s) describes as ‘feeling as if you’re coming home’ when you walk through the door. The area is stunningly beautiful and Abbotsbury is a perfect base for easy access to so many places we love. Thank you so much to the owners for having us again - we had a marvellous time.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2021

  • "A truly wonderful cottage that had everything we needed ."

    Extremely high standard of furniture and facilities. Beds were super comfy The only downside would be that traffic came right past the cottage . However I was on the beautiful top floor bedroom towards the back so slept very well …so it wasn’t the problem I thought it may be on arrival Abbotsbury is a lovely village and the botanical garden was magical . Highly recommend

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "The cottage was spacious, comfortable, clean and well equiped."

    We had a lovely holiday and there was plenty of places to visit within a short distance from the cottage. Would definately visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Market House is a beautifully presented property in a lovely location."

    Very well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay (home from home feeling). The owners (Pete and Joy) were extremely helpful and the personal meet, greet and tour on arrival from Pete was a nice touch. As was the beautiful welcome hamper. Abbotsbury is a beautiful village and was the perfect base for exploring the area. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are well worth a visit, fantastic views, clear water and some nice spots for a drink and tasty ice cream. We also visited Monkey World which was great for families. We would definitely recommend Market House and will look to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2021

  • "A beautifully presented, beamed cottage."

    It suited the whole family, from my mum in her eighties to our son in his twenties. Plenty of space to be together or apart. Great walks right on the doorstep and lovely, fresh produce being sold outside the village houses including chicken and duck eggs. Our hosts also provided a delicious welcome pack, which was a delightful surprise. NB The top bedroom would not be very suitable if someone is tall-the beam above the stairs is low.

    Reviewed by VAug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in the heart of the village and a brilliant base for the coast and inland walks ."

    Cottage was spotless and had every amenity you could want . Thoroughly recommend .

    Reviewed by LaurenceJun 2021

  • "The house exceeded expectations, the owner has furnished, decorated & equipped the house to the highest standards."

    However, I think you should mention that it’s positioned on the signed Jurassic Coast route so traffic can be heavy. It means that noise will be an issue when windows are open, the house is only slightly set back from the road.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in an interesting area."

    Very well equipped house for an easy and lovely holiday. Definitely recommend this house and would love to return. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "The Market House is a brilliant property."

    A rare example where the reality is better than the photos. Facilities and decor are as good as you’ll find in a five star hotel and the location is ideal for exploring the area. Definitely planning on visiting again.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "We had a really great time at Market House."

    The cottage is comfortable, beautifully decorated and has everything you could possibly need. The welcome was warm and the breakfast pack provided was one of the best and most generous I have seen. The location is perfect, in the middle of the village, and we made use of the lovely local walks and attractions so didn’t need to use the car on most days. There are two pleasant pubs within a 5 minute walk. Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to the cottage and would thoroughly recommend it. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2021

  • "Market House was perfect."

    Cottage itself had everything you could think of to make your stay comfortable - cosy thick towels, wonderful welcome basket, logs galore, games, dvds, toiletries. Really well thought out and immaculate. Abbotsbury itself was great for us with the kids. In fact, a day or two not setting out in the car, but hanging around Abbotsbury is highly recommended - the park, castle, tea rooms, pubs and Chesil beach all a stones throw away. When you do set out, the beautiful beaches of Seatown, Hive beach and Charmouth were all less than 20 minutes. We'll be back

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "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. There was a superb welcome tray in the cottage, so we felt well looked after.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2020

  • "Lovely stay with a warm greeting, wonderful welcome tray and spotless throughout."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MartynOct 2020

  • "Superbly presented holiday cottage in a great location for experiencing the Dorset coastline and hinterland."

    Eating out was excellent at a number of pubs in a 7 mile radius. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2020

  • "This cottage is hands down the nicest one we’ve ever stayed in, and there have been a few!"

    Loved the fact that there were several completely different living spaces, which worked so well with the mix of people who came. We’d been really worried that government restrictions would impact on our ability to have this holiday together but thankfully they didn’t.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2020

  • "Market House was wonderful."

    When we arrived we were shown around by the owner, who was very helpful. The house was exceptionally clean and had everything we could possibly need to make our stay comfortable. The welcome tray of Dorset goodies was most welcome and delicious. The house really suited our needs as a family of 5 adults, the bedrooms were lovely, especially the master with its en suite and roll top bath. Outstanding! We all had a wonderful stay. Thank you. The car permit was a additional bonus. The car park is a few minutes walk from Market House. The village is stunning, with beautiful walks on your doorstep and delicious tea rooms all within walking distance.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Market House in Abbotsbury was a wonderful choice for our staycation, the house was beautifully maintained, clean and with everything provided for a comfortable stay."

    We were greeted by the owner, which is a nice touch, and a wonderful welcome tray on arrival. There are so many lovely walks around Abbotsbury, and with tearooms and well stocked small convenience shops, only minimal use of a car was required. Would highly recommend for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by CynthiaAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Market House."

    It is very comfortable and clean and more spacious than we had expected. The facilities are excellent and everything we needed and more was provided including a generous welcome pack. It makes a great base for exploring the beautiful Dorset coast. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2020

  • "Market House is a beautiful and comfortable house in a perfect setting."

    Excellent area for walking with the house having all the facilities needed for an active holiday including a washing machine, area for drying boots and a big bath to soak in.

    Reviewed by MarionMar 2020

  • "It took several hours of searching on the internet to find, what appeared on paper, the ideal place to spend the half-term weekend; we were not to be disappointed."

    The standard of furnishings and overall comfort of the property was even higher than the photographs and description had prepared us for. The attention to detail, as well as the little touches designed to make our stay that much more comfortable was inspired. The couple who own and rent this property were exceptionally kind and thoughtful, nothing being too much trouble. Despite the horrendous weather that accompanied our every move that week, the warmth and comfort of the property insured that spending more time inside that we would have wished to, was never an issue. What a super week!!

    Reviewed by PeregrineFeb 2020

  • "Market house is so warm, comfy, inviting and clean we really didn’t want to leave."

    The owners were lovely. The village, picture postcard. Lovely stay. Out of all the holiday houses I’ve stayed this is the one I’d come back to.

    Reviewed by DianaJan 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Owner goes over and above the usual standard especially regarding welcome pack and extras. Hope to revisit. Village itself is well worth a stay...... even in January.

    Reviewed by SharonJan 2020

  • "Market House is a fantastic holiday cottage and we absolutely loved our stay here over the Christmas period."

    Pete and Joy welcomed us at the property and showed us around which was a great help. They even advised and left us with plenty of torches for the street at night if you wanted to pop up to the pub. This can be very dark, but also great for getting a good nights sleep! There is everything and more you could want for a comfortable stay away from home. The house was very cosy, but nice and spacious so we could all spread out and with teenagers sometimes you just need this! Market street itself has so much, from a pub, tearooms, a village shop, a gorgeous wood shop, art gallery and church so you don't have to go far if you just wanted a chilled day not far from home. We had lots of days out to various beaches and sites and the location of this property was great for not having to travel to far for this. We all said this was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and have already recommend to family and friends. We were very lucky to have found Market House and so pleased we booked it for our Christmas break!

    Reviewed by KerryDec 2019

  • "The market house was just so clean well equipped and so cosy."

    In a small village which had everything you needed. The hosts joy and Pete were so kind and helpful and supplied a fantastic welcome pack. Definitely will be recommending this property.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2019

  • "It was just like home from home everything was supplied Breakfast basket was a very welcome for us all and the cottage is in a perfect place for easy walking to the swannery and local pub Had a very comfortable and stress free few days Would definitely return ,Thank you both for your attention to detail yours Mr."

    Mrs Pope

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2019

  • "The property is perfect for a relaxing break."

    It truly is home from home and in a beautiful village. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2019

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Exceptional Welcome Tray which was much appreciated. Lots to do locally and excellent pub just across the road. Peter & Joy were very welcoming. Couldn’t have asked for more

    Reviewed by VirginiaOct 2019

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Summary

  • 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
  • This is a non smoking property please do not smoke within or in the vicinity of the property
  • Pub 0.2 miles, shops 0.1 miles
  • Note: Property only accepts children of 12 years and over
  • Please note: this property has winding staircases, beams and low ceilings and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility

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.

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About the location

ABBOTSBURY

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 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 County town of Dorchester, Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by Chesil Beach.

Region Information

This is a non smoking property please do not smoke within or in the vicinity of the property
Note: Property only accepts children of 12 years and over
Please note: this property has winding staircases, beams and low ceilings and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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