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Mill Cottage

(Ref. 1072756)

Upwey, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful, well equipped and comfortable accommodation in an excellent location for exploring Dorset coast and countryside."

    Charming and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2024

  • "Nnot only were we made very welcome, but we learnt somethign about the history of the property which is always fascinating."

    Now we're planning when we can next come and stay here

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Mill Cottage ."

    Which we enjoyed again very much . Great location for visiting the area .

    We are please you are happy with the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful location!"

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Mill Cottage."

    It is perfect in every way, comfortable, clean, very well equipped and in a great location to see all the places we wanted to see within a reasonable distance of the Dorchester/Weymouth area. Sitting in the garden by the millrace was idyllic and afternoon tea at the Upwey Wishing Well Tea Room is a must.

    We are pleased the Wishing Well Tea room cam upto expectation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Mill Cottage was the perfect holiday home during our recent visit to Dorset."

    The size was spot on for the two of us and the garden area out the back with the river was so beautiful. We would 100% recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the area!

    We are sorry the comfort and clenlyness was not up to scratch - it would have been useful to know the exact deficencies to correct them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.4Jul 2023

  • "This is a fantastic cottage ideally situated for exploring the Weymouth area and further afield."

    The cottage is spacious and well equipped. We will definitely consider returning in the future.

    We will look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful place to stay with excellent access to coast and countryside."

    It sounds as though you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2023

  • "We recently had a weeks holiday in this beautiful cottage."

    Situated in a quiet country lane with off road parking and private garden at the rear . The wishing well cafe is just 50 yards up the road. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.

    We are please all was satisfactory. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great little cottage in a pretty location."

    Within a short distance of Dorchester and Weymouth enabling you to get out and see the best of Dorset. A must see is the Upwey Tearoom literally a stones throw from the cottage with a beautiful water garden outback, with the river flowing past the cottage. Facilities were excellent and the only thing that could have improved the stay was a decent mattress. The large indentations made for a poor nights sleep unfortunately. I don’t know if this is because the mattress is new….that was my only niggle.

    We're sorry the mattress was not up to scratch, On investigation it was discovered to be the wrong way up ! It has now been turned over and has been found to be very comfortable by recent holiday folk. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Apr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed the stay at Mill Cottage in the pristine village of Upwell, a beautiful location!"

    Great accommodation from all aspects EXCEPT one.......which was the size of the double bed! (A bit small for us fiancee is average size and weight....I am, 6' 5'' !!) I noticed a civic award was given, very justifiably to the renovation of the cottage. Thanks for a lovely stay!!

    We are sorry you did not realise that a double bed would not suit you but pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Having spent many holidays in cottages, this property was the best."

    Ample cooking utensils etc for cooking simple meals. Very clean and comfortable. Location in Upwey close to excellent cafe, the Wishing Well. Many local walks and a 15 minute walk to a bus stop with frequemnt buses to Weymouth and Dorchester. We did not use car for the whole week.

    No need for the car is most comendable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely and comfortable cottage in a unique and pretty setting ."

    Very easy access to coastal areas and places of interest . We had a great few days .

    Pleased you had an enjoyable visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing!"

    Full of character, but full of modern fixtures and fittings too. Very clean throughout. Decorated in a cottage style and with excellent lighting, to make our dark January stay bright and cheerful. Talking of January there is underfloor heating which kept the cottage warm and cosy. A great location, tucked away in the village of Upwey but also close to nearby Dorchester and Weymouth. An excellent retreat. The building is part of an historic mill. Power is eco-friendly as the mill stream now provides hydroelectricity via a water driven turbine. An idyllic place in the heart of Dorset. Highly recommend!

    We are pleased you like the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jan 2023

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  • Reverse-level
  • Ground-floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear garden with lawn and bistro furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property
  • Note: This is an adult only property however will accept a babe in arms, please bring your own travel cot and bedding
  • Note: The cottage rests on the owners' grounds
  • Note: A river runs through the garden; please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Located in the picturesque village of Upwey in Dorset AONB is Mill Cottage, an inviting reverse-level cottage, perfect for a couple's escape.

Just a short journey away from the coastal walks, beaches, restaurants and shops of Weymouth.

Offering a homely open-plan living space, a private river side garden, and a well-equipped kitchen, the cottage delivers all the necessities for a relaxing self-catered stay.

Enter the property and climb the stairs to the living space, where you can light the woodburning stove, cosy up on the plush sofas, and prepare meals in the spacious kitchen, which you can enjoy around the dining table for two.

Head outdoors for an alfresco affair, offering a peaceful river side setting, before venturing to the ground floor, where you'll find a contemporary bathroom and spacious double bedroom.

Make use of the neighbourhood amenities with a visit to The Wishing Well Tea Room, just 200 yards from your doorstep, serving morning coffee, lunches and teas before heading to the coastline, arriving at Weymouth's plethora of attractions, including the Jurassic Coast, SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth, Sandworld Weymouth, and RSPB Radipole Lake.

Further attractions also include Weymouth Beach Walking Trail, displaying stunning views across the shore, Weymouth Museum, Nothe Fort, offering 360-degree vistas, and the thrilling amusements of Alexandra Gardens.

The centre of Dorchester is also nearby, where you can brush up on your local knowledge at the Dorset Museum and The Keep Military Museum, whilst Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens is the ideal stop off for animal lovers, with the chance to feed and pet various farm animals upon several peaceful gardens.

Mill Cottage really is your home-from-home Dorset escape.

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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.

Please note: The owners live on site therefore the double white gates must be closed at all times due to the possibility of the owners' dog roaming the grounds.

Please note: There is flowing water at the front and rear of the property. Also at the rear, is machinery that will operate automatically without warning.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas