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Sixpenny Cottage

Upwey, Dorset (Ref. 994658)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Wagg

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

    - Mr Wagg, May 2021

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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.


  • 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 fully 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
  • Fridge
  • Washer/dryer
  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

Note: Steep driveway up 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas