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Sixpenny Cottage

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Upwey, Dorset Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautifully situated."

    The wishing well was a five minute walk from the bottom of the garden. Many walks from the front door. Costal trips and inland sites very easy to get to. The cottage itself was a delight, both Mark and Jo were very pleasant owners. The layout in the cottage is unusual but it adds to the charm of the place. Only down side was the shower was rather a trickel and the fridge could do with being on a counter top( lots of bending as very low). But a fab break

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and good location."

    Kitchen was smaller than expected but it was well stocked. Hosts were lovely, very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Oct 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay The cottage was cosy, clean Mark and Jo were a lovely couple ."

    Loved sitting in the beautiful garden Lots of lovely places to visit nearby Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were so pleased with Sixpenny Cottage."

    Beautifully clean and comfortable. Jo and Mark a lovely friendly couple. Gardens were amazing. We would definitely book again in the future. Thank you both. X

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable and relaxing place."

    Lovely cottage and loved the rooks in the high trees

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Sixpenny Cottage was exactly what we were looking for, a tranquil location, peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle with the opportunity to venture out if we wanted."

    The cottage was very well equipped...I loved the bed! Jo,Mark and Rosie ( the dog ) made us very welcome. Definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very spacious, comfortable cottage with lovely, peaceful garden and terrace."

    I loved the atmosphere, sitting on the terrace and seeing the beautiful, mature trees. The only fault in the kitchen for us was the size of the fridge and freezer. The total size was fine, but we would have liked their sizes to have been reversed. This was a very minor point. Altogether, probably the best cottage we have ever rented.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely break in a lovely cottage, really nice gardens, the cottage was a bit ..."

    A lovely break in a lovely cottage, really nice gardens, the cottage was a bit dark in the lounge due to very high trees but was still really nice and comfortable and the whole cottage was lovely and spacious, we enjoyed our stay and holiday thank you

    Reviewed by Anita3.8Jun 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful place to stay with everything you need."

    Drive very steep especially for low cars but did not detract from the wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Sylvia Frances4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and very friendly owners."

    We had a lovely break

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable and clean cottage perfectly located for coastal attractions and beach walks."

    A wonderful night’s sleep in the very comfy bed and lots of hot water when needed. It was nice too, to be so near to the village and Upwey Wishing Well, which was a short wander using the lane through the gate. The kitchen was a little small for self-catering with limited worktop space and a small fridge, but this was just a minor detail. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at warm, cosy Sixpenny Cottage."

    So many highlights - from Upwey Wishing Well Tearoom, walking back from The Old Ship Inn guided by our lanterns, and a circular walk to the Hardy Monument along the Dorset Ridgeways. Visits to Dorchester and Abbotsbury (Sub Tropical Gardens, St Catherine's Chapel and Chesil Beach) are highly recommended. Mark made us feel very welcome. One of our best breaks. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jean-paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Minor points only."

    Partner didn’t like the leather sofas (too slippery) and would have liked an outdoors clothesline.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent week at Sixpenny Cottage."

    Everything we needed for the week was there.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "Welcomed by the owners."

    No kitchen roll and only one bin liner but this was remedied when we asked for another liner.

    Reviewed by Frances4.4Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was far bigger than we expected and set in a massive garden."

    Although attached to the owner's house, it felt very private. It is probably the best equipped holiday cottage that we have been in and certainly the cleanest. I would highly recommend it. Very useful folder with information on places to visit and how to use all the appliances which we found incredibly helpful. A brilliant base for local walks and for travelling to places of interest. Very pleasant sunny corner to sit in also and to have meals al fresco.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Sixpenny cottage is set in beautiful garden it’s so peacefully we absolutely love it ."

    The wishing well gardens and restaurant are only just down the road the food is amazing.We hope to come back again next year.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay at Sixpenny Cottage in the lovely village of Upwey."

    The cottage has everything you could need, and is set in beautiful grounds. Plenty to see and do in the local area, Weymouth is just down the road and lots of other places within easy reach. The Wishing Well cafe is an easy stroll from the cottage, and is a 'must visit' for brunch on a sunny day sitting in the water gardens ! Many thanks to Jo and Mark, we would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place, owners very nice and friendly, Had difficulty working out the cooker settings but that's probably us being a bit daft and not understanding it."

    Lovely setting at the back for relaxing with a glass of something and a book.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2022

  • "Sixpenny Cottage is full of character, and is a quiet, cosy retreat set in superb grounds full of interest and surrounded by attractive woodland."

    The cottage is clean, comfortable and had everything we needed, and is a superb base for both inland and coastal visits and walks. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was all we wanted, warm, comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great location."

    We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was spacious and inviting."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views of the trees and hillside from the living areas are beautiful even on dreary days. There are excellent public footpaths on your door step with views all the way out to Portland. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

    Reviewed by Brent5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was a very well located cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and comfortable with some original features. My only issues which aren't major was the shower is a bit on the small side and the bedroom radiator stayed warm even though it was turned down to the minimum setting . Overall a lovely comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in Sixpenny Cottage felt like a real home from home."

    Lovely walks of the countryside from the doorstep and the added bonus of The Wishing Well Tearoom at the end of the lane. It's a great base to explore this part of Dorset.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and made you feel at home a beautiful place large ..."

    The cottage was very clean and made you feel at home a beautiful place large gardens and very peaceful maybe there maybe a bit of a problem for disabled people as the property is down a steep drive

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Sixpenny Cottage is a lovely, pretty and very comfortable cottage."

    It most certainly met our expectations, as had all the things we particularly look for in a holiday rental property; it has a big very comfortable bed, it's warm (heating was set for morning and evening and we also had the option to ask for more if needed, or use the plug in heaters provided - so absolutely spot on), there is a lovely patio/sitting out area with chairs and sun loungers - and cushions to put on them. There is plenty of crockery, cutlery and everything needed to make it feel like a comfortable home. The location for visiting much of Dorset is very good, with private parking immediately outside the cottage. The brochure description is accurate which we think is important. We enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Aug 2021

  • "The photo of the kitchen was misleading."

    The kitchen is extremely small ,in fact there is not enough space to put two plates side by side.The microwave was old rusty and the controls worn from age.On safety grounds alone h this should be replaced. The electric oven and hob were also old and slow to respond.The settings on the rusty hob were worn away and the owner had had used a black pen to indicate which controls referred to which hot plate.The shower was very weak and controlling the temperature was difficult from scalding hot ( dangerously so) to freezing cold.The sitting room and bedroom were spacious but the £950 cost was excessive considering the old facilities supplied. Finally wrapped in a tea towel were two dishwasher tablets - very helpful- that is until we discovered there was no dishwasher.

    Reviewed by John2.5Aug 2021

  • "The washer drier."

    Washes fine, but does not dry - is it vented?? As clothes were just heated up. This did not detract from the holiday.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was set in a lovely location and was supplied with everything needed for an excellent holiday."

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage was very cosy and quiet yet, had plenty of space."

    The stay was very enjoyable, also, being close to many places of interest that you could visit.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was a lovely comfortable cottage ,the bed was especially good !"

    The cottage was warm, it had every thing we needed it was late Oct when we stayed ,so nice to have central heating .The owners had left a bottle of wine ,milk ,tea & biscuits to welcome us ,very nice . The one negative thing was the shower ,it took a bit of getting used to ,it took while to get hot ,when it did it was very hot & easy to knock the temperature control ,the water pressure was poor so rinsing shampoo ect took a long time ! But the comfort of the rest of the cottage made up for that ! We would definitely recommend this cottage & stay again .

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Oct 2019

  • "Lovely quaint cottage, set in beautiful surroundings."

    The garden was absolutely georgeous. The cottage had everything we needed. Excellent and comfortable king size bed, Wi Fi, tv, fridge and washing machine. The living room was large and comfortable also. Modern bathroom and kitchen. We got a warm welcome from our host Mark, with a nice touch of Milk and biscuits on the table on our arrival. Would we use this cottage if in the area again. Yes. Would we recommend this cottage. Yes.Thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jun 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was very well provided for, down to items like cling film and milk on arrival."

    It was much appreciated. Many holiday cottages in our experience provide nothing or next to nothing - leading to a costly shop. So top marks to Sixpenny Cottage. It was both spacious and comfortable. We would certainly return here for another holiday in the Weymouth area.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "The owners were very welcoming."

    We loved the garden -could almost have spent the whole holiday there. Just a very short walk down the lane to the church and the Wishing Well cafe.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage."

    Everything we wanted . Cosey, Quiet, Wonderful outlook. The back of the cottage is a sun trap. You can walk out of the back of the cottage down country lanes to a wonderful tearoom and water garden. Would recommend to anyone wanting a laid back peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage, in beautiful setting."

    Ideally situated to Weymouth and other day destinations. Warm welcome from owners. We enjoyed a very relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2019

  • "I would tell future clients0 that the stairs are steep and narrow especially for people with mobility problems."

    Reviewed by Muriel4.7Mar 2019

  • "I had an excellent week's stay in the area and at Sixpenny Cottage, which was sublime."

    It ticked all the boxes on what I was looking for on top of that list was somewhere to relax, unwind with peace and quiet and all I could hear was the Dorset countryside it was great. It was also well equipped, spacious and well laid out so I would like to say thank you for a great holiday. Many thanks- Stayed September 2017.

    Mr Graham GreenawaySep 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage, owners wonderful, left us Tea and Biscuits when we arrived, if we come to Weymouth again would look to book the cottage."

    Please convey our thanks to the owners. Stayed May 2016

    Mrs BallMay 2016

  • "This was a very well looked after Cottage with all that we needed for our stay."

    I have already recommended it to one of my friends.

    Mrs Carol AdamsJun 2015

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  • Steep cottage stairs to: large bedroom with super king-size bed (can be made into twin), views to garden and woodland
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Modern small galley style fitted kitchen with French door to garden
  • Downstairs cloakroom with WC, basin
  • Large sitting/dining room with French door to patio and gardens.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric Oven and hob
  • Small fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • DVD and CD players
  • Basic sky TV package
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc.in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Sorry no pets
  • Please note: This property provides feather pillows and duvets, synthetic alternatives available on request.

The property

Sixpenny Cottage is a pretty stone-built cottage located in the village of Upwey, in the seaside town of Weymouth. Designed with its own entrance, separate from the main family house, it has good privacy, internally the property is generous and charmingly decorated and leads into the spacious sitting/dining room you can unwind.

The cosy large bedroom has an aspect of the garden and nearby woodlands.

The comfortable kitchen is fully equipped to cover all your basic needs in which to prepare wonderful meals.

The shower room still retains some of the original stone work. Discovered in the fireplace of an old shepherd's cottage, that once stood on the site, Sixpenny Cottage takes its name from a Treasure Trove of James I Six Pence pieces.

Now, it is a holiday cottage that offers pretty and peaceful surroundings.

A leisurely stroll takes you to the Wishing Well where you can enjoy an extensive menu offering homemade cooking and a variety of delicious puddings and cakes.

Take a slow walk around the gardens, making a wish at the wishing well and you walk around.

Upwey village has two pubs to choose from where you can enjoy an evening out without having to head into town.

Perfect for guests with an artistic talent the village offers inspiration with its majestic Horse Chestnut trees and sparkling stream.

For the birder or twitcher alike the surrounding area offers excellent opportunities for walking and bird watching.

Thomas Hardy gained inspiration for some of his most famous books from this area.

With an aura of yester years, the numerous attractive stone cottages which front the village add to this truly English scene.

Sixpenny Cottage is a wonderful holiday home to enjoy a holiday.

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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: Steep driveway down to parking area.
Note: Default make-up of the bed is Super-king. If you require this be made up as twin beds, please inform the reservations team at least 14 days prior to arrival.
Mobile reception in area is poor.
Note: This property is attached to the owners home.
Please note: This property provides feather pillows and duvets, synthetic alternatives available on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas