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40 The Ridgeway

(Ref. 1072671)

Upwey, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (10)
  • lovely (8)
  • weymouth (6)
  • stay (6)
  • dorchester (5)
  • no (5)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall we had an enjoyable stay."

    The location is great, and the property well-cleaned and pleasant. The shower is fantastic. When we required help on the first day the response from the property manager was prompt and polite. Unfortunately, the facilities let the place down. These can broadly be summarised as lack of investment in quality fittings, a sense of what is the minimum level of provision that can reasonably be gotten away with, that give it a budget-break feeling - despite charging mid-range + prices. For example, the cooking equipment (particularly the pans), are old and student-grade cheap; there are only 2 very blunt knives provided for meal preparation; you can feel the bed springs through the mattresses which makes for an uncomfortable night's sleep, there was no bbq to use despite being advertised (we booked via a referral website and there was no mention it was available during particular months only). The supplied instant coffee is very basic, and the logs ran out during the first night. With more attention to detail on these fronts and investment in giving guests a better comfort-level of experience (as opposed to the minimum level provision) it would greatly enhance the enjoyability of the stay.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was very cute and quirky."

    There were a couple of maintenance issues which were sorted quickly and efficiently. Having the only bathroom downstairs was quite tricky overnight. We had a pleasant stay and enjoyed exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at 40 The Ridgeway."

    Was very quiet and peaceful, a perfect getaway to escape. The cottage was very nice and clean when we arrived and everything was easy to find. Having instant hot water was an added bonus. The space was the perfect size for me and my partner and was only a 10 minute drive into either Weymouth Town Centre or Dorchester Town Centre. Would defiantly be coming back again.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in an excellent location, very quiet and peaceful but with pub and shop close by."

    Walks are on the doorstep and buses run between Dorchester and Weymouth from the end of the road. We hardly used the car all week. The cottage is clean, the decor fresh and tastefully furnished. The kitchen had everything we needed and as we had lovely weather, I enjoyed relaxing in the charming garden. I would definitely come back in the future. A minor note for the owner: I couldn’t find the box for glass recycling so took our empty wine bottles home with me. It seems to have gone missing.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2023

  • "Spent a very pleasing and comfortable weekend at the property."

    The cottage is maintained to a very high standard and was very clean. A nice touch was the milk and Dorset biscuits on arrival. Lovely quiet spot yet not far from Weymouth sea front and town, Parking was never a problem. Would definitely like to come back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay at the cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable however the second bedroom was not really large enough fior two beds not even 30cm between the beds.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Jul 2022

  • "The Cottage was fine."

    An anti slip mat and handle would be useful when having a shower for health and safety reasons.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2022

  • "We loved the property, it had everything that we needed and wasn’t too far away to visit everything we had planned to see on this trip."

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in an ideal situation."

    Very comfortable, ideal for couples wanting to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay over Christmas in this cosy cottage, which was nicely decorated for the festivities."

    The layout is a bit quirky but it worked well for us. All the facilities worked well, and we appreciated the prosecco, biscuits and chocolates left for us. The log fire was a welcome bonus with plenty of logs provided. We would recommend this place as it it is very convenient for Weymouth, Dorchester, and local walking areas. The accommodation would suit a family with children but is probably a bit too small for 4 adults.

    Reviewed by Bob4.7Dec 2021

  • "It would have been good to have a little bit more information about the area."

    Also basics for lighting the wood fire as it turned really cold on our last day and we had nothing to start the fire with. Apart from that the place was lovely. One of the most important things was the beds were so comfortable. The cottage was beautifully decorated and furnished. The locals were really friendly, as were the staff in the local pub. You must visit the baking bird on Saturday morning her stuff was amazing. If you want to get around by public transport there are the Jurassic coast buses. We tended to get these from Weymouth. A bus runs frequently from the bottom of the hill into Weymouth in one direction and Dorchester the other.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is very well-located for exploring the local area, Weymouth and the Dorset coast and countryside."

    It is situated on a quiet lane that leads up to the Ridgeway footpath. Some beams and doorways are quite low, so care has to be taken. An iron and ironing board would be useful, as well as perhaps a softer settee for lounging in, though that's a small point. All in all, a good choice. It should also be mentioned that there is a very regular bus service into Weymouth and Dorchester, for those who wish to make less use of the car. Within a very short walk is a good pub, the Old Ship Inn and the Wishing Well Tea Rooms and water gardens, which are excellent.

    Reviewed by Neil4.1Sep 2021

  • "House was quirky, charming, cosy and spotlessly clean."

    Two observations - the bathroom needs updating (old bath, rusty towel rail, cheap plastic toilet seat etc) and the kitchen worktops need replacing. It was a shame as these items let the property down a little. We also found parking a little tight in the street. But we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed garden with seating and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled within the charming village of Upwey is this stunning holiday home, 40 The Ridgeway, perfectly positioned for enjoying both the coast and countryside landscapes of Dorset.

This property is an exceptional find for families of all ages, as well as for avid ramblers and beachcombers to enjoy, with a plethora of footpaths and the sands of Weymouth resting just moments away.

There is even access to the South Dorset Ridgeway from the lane at the end of the road.

Inside, contemporary-style and tradition seamlessly combine within the sitting room, with the woodburning stove positioned in front of the Smart TV.

Joining the space is a sleek dining table, where you can look forward to sociable moments with your loved ones, from tucking into home-cooked dishes, playing board games brought from home or popping open a bottle of bubbly to toast to a holiday to Dorset.

From here, slip through to the light-filled kitchen, where an array of modern appliances await the designated chef of the group to make the most of.

At the end of a bracing day of exploring, retire to one of the two bedrooms, comprising of a spacious double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both decorated with a neutral colour palette, quality linens and sumptuous pillows, bliss!

Balmy afternoons at 40 The Ridgeway can be spent within the enclosed garden, where table and chairs offer an alternative spot for savouring your morning brew, alfresco dining and basking in the sunshine.

Take a step back in time as you meander the village, taste the waters in the Wishing Well, visit the St Lawrence Church and explore the gardens before lingering over a tipple in one of the two village pubs!

Admire the quaint thatched cottages of the village before venturing further afield, with walks and cycling opportunities heading in the direction of both Weymouth and Dorchester to enjoy.

Alternatively, catch the regular bus that takes you into Weymouth town centre to enjoy its long arc of golden sands, visit Monkey World - home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes or the SEA LIFE Centre, there is certainly something for the whole family here.

For an action-packed getaway to Dorset, bring your loved ones to 40 The Ridgeway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Dorchester 4.5 miles; Weymouth 4 miles.

The picturesque village of Upwey lies just four miles north of Weymouth, nestling beneath the Dorset Ridgeway, and takes its name from the shallow chalk stream, the River Wey, which bubbles up here from an underground spring. Upwey is well-known for its Wishing Well, where George III once sought the benefits of the natural spring water. It is now a delightful tea room, serving lunches and traditional cream teas. There are a number of footpaths leading directly from the village to miles of unspoilt countryside, and close by is the market town of Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s ’Casterbridge’. An easy drive or bus ride takes you to the popular seaside resort of Weymouth offering visitors glorious golden sandy beaches, excellent watersports facilities and a bustling harbour. An attractive village location and an ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas