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Fiddlesticks Cottage

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Beaminster, Dorset Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Have been coming here for years, to visit family and always feel at home."

    Think the facilities would benefit from the addition of a hairdryer....and new pillows! Shower in main bathroom still poor, but the one downstairs is great. Lovely, comfortable stay, as always, thankyou. Karen

    It was nice to hear from you again Karen and we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Management verified that there was actually a hairdryer, so we are sorry you didn’t find it. Pillows get refreshed each autumn, but this will be a bit later this season than for your stay. Property Management also verified that the bathroom shower works as it is supposed to in that it is an electric shower, not the sort that runs with more pressure off the boiler. We notice that you have already booked again for next Spring, thank you for your continued custom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Cottage in good condition."

    Issue with broken iron dealt with very promptly.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a great week at Fiddlesticks cottage."

    It was the perfect location for country and coastal walks. The cottage was a home from home after a day’s walking.

    Reviewed by Anne- Marie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was comfortable & well equipped."

    The position was central to Beaminster but was in a quiet location with nice walks available from the house. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Fiddlesticks cottage."

    It was beautifully decorated and well equipped. There were lovely walks from the front door and Beaminster was an ideal spot to visit places in Dorset. We were concerned about the lack of handrail on the steps up to the patio and along the edge of the patio. From a Health and Safety point of view, it was an accident waiting to happen. We are fit and healthy people but anyone with a mobility issue should be warned.

    Thank you for your kind remarks about the cottage and we are pleased you really enjoyed your stay. As regards the two patio steps, we have asked Dream Cottages to update the cottage description to reflect the situation depicted in the photographs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4May 2023

  • "An excellent cottage in a delightful location."

    Facilities were very good, with access to wi fi, Netflix and U-tube. The kitchen was well supplied with equipment, including a dishwasher. There was also the well-appointed laundry room. On the downside, the upstairs shower was no more than a trickle and the downstairs shower head kept falling apart. the main complaint was no parking, which was advertised. However, putting those small details aside it was in all a delightful stay.

    We are pleased you enjoyed the cottage and had a nice stay and thank you for your helpful feedback. The upstairs shower is the electric type and not boosted by the boiler, but we will ask Maintenance to ensure the shower head is free of limescale. The issue with the downstairs shower is news to us, apologies; it’s possibly been dropped and will be resolved. The tiny town of Beaminster has ancient roots and guests are invited to reconcile the quaint setting with the advertised roadside parking; this is on the minor public road at the front of the property, or nearby. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage, lovely area."

    Locals extremely friendly.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage was absolutely lovely."

    Set in a quiet road. Everything we could have possibly wanted was there. Had a really family feel. Lovely little personal touches. Can’t wait to visit again. Would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great Cottage in a very clean and well equipped condition."

    Parking is mentioned a lot but it’s street parking and local shop workers park during the day but space later in the day. A resident parking system would be ideal but no real issue and will return

    Thank you for your kind and helpful feedback and we’re pleased you would like to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Second time of staying in Fiddlesticks cottage Still lovely Parking not ..."

    Second time of staying in Fiddlesticks cottage Still lovely Parking not great but we knew that Marks on the white sofas and dog hair we were worried we would be blamed no dog and they were there already Would go back again

    Thank you for your comments and we are pleased you would like to return. Sorry about the dog hair which escaped us this time and we have new covers on order. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - immaculate and stylish."

    It was a pleasure to stay there

    Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and with everything you could possibly need."

    The location was a delight, as was the local pub The Greyhound. Without doubt the loveliest cottage we have ever stayed in.

    Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent facilities."

    We had a slight problem with the heating and the owner sorted it v promptly. I cannot speak highly enough of the property and it’s location

    Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a friendly village environment, and an area with great stretches of beaches, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the support of Graeme."

    Sep 2022

  • "We have stayed in Beaminster several times and Fiddlesticks is our favourite cottage so far, we hope to stay there again."

    Well-equipped, comfortable, perfect location (very near to both the town and to great dog walks) and very quiet. Charming and homely, and lovely neighbours too!

    Jul 2022

  • "My Sister & I had a wonderful week at Fiddlesticks."

    The cottage was really comfortable & had everything you needed for a great stay. There were shops in the High Street, and lots of places to visit close by, as well as a beach. We really enjoyed our stay.

    May 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower-room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric flame-effect stove
  • Sunroom
  • Gas central heating with electric flame-effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • Two steps up to enclosed patio with furniture (no handrail to steps or edge of patio)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children under the age of 7
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Situated in the thriving town of Beaminster in Dorset is this charming, detached 19th century property, Fiddlesticks Cottages.

Enjoying a stone-front and charming décor, Fiddlesticks cottage welcomes four guests and their four-legged companion to relish a peaceful escape to Dorset.

Be welcomed into a homely sitting room hosting an electric flame-effect stove and TV, kick off your shoes and sink into the plush sofas as the designated chef whips up tasty treats in the bright and airy kitchen/diner.

Settle down at the dining table as a family to tuck into a feast, popping open a bottle of bubbly and toasting to a splendid getaway as you plan the days ahead.

If you don’t feel like cooking, venture upstairs to discover a spacious bathroom and indulge a long soak or revitalising shower before heading to the local pub; when the evening draws to a close, retire to one of two appealing bedrooms, choose from a king-size or a twin to catch your rest ahead of another day of exploring the local town.

When you’re ready to explore, amble into the town to discover a plethora of restaurants, cafes pubs and shops, as well as the fascinating Beaminster Museum; close by you can embark on a joyous afternoon with Donkey Walking Adventures which provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with these lovely animals.

If you’re seeking somewhere to treat your loved ones to a hearty meal, the Red Lion pub resides close by, as does the appealing Ollerod Hotel where you can relish dinner and drinks.

Further afield, travel by car to the lively market town of Bridport which is a hive of activity, or West Bay located on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast and most notable for its link to ITV’s smash hit drama Broadchurch.

Lyme Regis, Dorchester, and Weymouth are also within accessible reach and offer beautiful beaches, coastal walks, historical sites, and breathtaking scenery.

For a memorable holiday in Dorset any time of year, stay at Fiddlesticks Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Bridport 6 miles
  • Crewkerne 7 miles
  • Lyme Regis 15 miles

The attractive country town of Beaminster nestles beneath the rolling West Dorset downland within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Around its square is the Conservation Area which boasts over 200 Grade II listed buildings, many of which are built from mellow hamstone. This thriving rural community offers a good selection of shops, inns and restaurants, whilst each summer hosts a popular music and arts festival. The local area abounds in a network of footpaths, one leads to the village of Netherbury, the site of the original River Cottage TV programme. An easy drive takes you to the lively market town of Bridport and to West Bay (TV's Broadchurch) on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, whilst Lyme Regis, Dorchester and Weymouth are all easily accessible. A charming Dorset country town set in a most attractive rural setting.

Note: This property does not accept children under 7.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas