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Lower Butchers Cottage

(Ref. 1075372)

Upwey, Dorset Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "First class accommodation - very clean and comfortable with everything you would need, even guests' own section of the garden with seating areas and washing line."

    Ideally located between Weymouth and Dorchester with a regular bus route running right past the cottage. Many other areas of interest within easy reach. There is a convenience store directly opposite which stocks almost everything. We ate at one of the local pubs which didn't disappoint. Owners are available, without being intrusive. All in all, an ideal holiday accommodatioin.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2024

  • "The flat is well maintained and quite modern."

    It is situated on a busy road, the off road parking is tricky, we found it best to reverse into the drive. The area is not very pretty and quite built up, however, there is a convenience shop directly opposite and a pub ten minutes walk away, but they only serve food Thursday, Friday and Saturday and it is a not a particularly great place.

    Reviewed by Nicolas4.7May 2024

  • "This was our first visit to lower butcher's cottage, we had been to upper butchers cottage the previous year."

    Alistair and Janet run two lovely properties, and think of nearly all your needs, they are also extremely friendly and helpful. The only thing we needed that wasn't available was a baking sheet for use in the oven, we ended up using the shelf tray. Otherwise extremely well stocked, incl dog towels, washing up liquid, sponge, cloth and tea towels. Very impressive!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2024

  • "Really nice and Alastair and his wife were very pleasant."

    Bus stop to weymouth and Dorchester within 50 yards. Plenty of walks. Didn't need the car all week.

    Reviewed by David4.4Apr 2024

  • "We loved this property , it was very comfortable, had everything that we needed , and was close to lots of interesting places to visit ."

    We met the owners and they were very welcoming and helpful if we needed anything through our stay . We would definitely stay here again and will recommend to family and friends who wish to visit Dorset

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent central location for exploring."

    Property is spacious and had everything we needed, including a lovely walled garden.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was clean and well situated to explore Weymouth and the rest of the beautiful Dorset coast."

    It is perfect for a couple staying and had everything needed for a short stay. The secure garden was a bonus for our 2 dogs and there was even beach towels for us and for the dogs as well. Alistair and Janet were friendly and helpful and provided information on the local area. The cottage is well situated just a short drive into Weymouth but also has several routes to walk the 3 miles. There is a small shop across the road for essentials and supermarkets within easy reach for a larger shop. Upwey Wishing Well Gardens and Cafe just a short walk away is a must if you enjoy Coffee and Excellent Cakes.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2023

  • "Wonderfull hosts, lovely cottage, nothing too much trouble, loads of history, wish we had booked upper butchers instead , the views are amazing and a lot more room."

    Had a brilliant week, wouuld book again, only minor quibble , opposite a londis and lots of traffic daytime but evenings are peaceful and quiet, many thanks for the essential freezer at short notice, loveley gardens and very well maintained throughout including decor ; lifes a journey!!

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Sep 2023

  • "Property was very clean and comfortable, and the owners Alastair and Janet were very warm and welcoming, the property is well maintained and stocked with all essentials that you may need."

    The property is well placed to access all attractions Dorset has to offer and we would definitely stay here again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were very Happy with our stay very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Lillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Lower Butchers Cottage everything was spick and span."

    Everything we needed was there including beach towels for the dogs. We loved our stay in the cottage nice and quite.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was all that I hoped for, very clean, tidy and modern."

    The property owners were also lovely, very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Lower Butchers Cottage."

    The cottage was clean and welcoming. The owners were very helpful when we first arrived providing us with several ideas of places to eat or visit, a few of which we tried and found to be good. The cottage was ideally situated for us to explore both the east and west coast of Weymouth, which we did! Thank you for a great place to stay, all I can say is keep it up!

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jul 2023

  • "An excellent property, home from home, with all amenities contained within."

    Friendly approachable owners, the property is a credit to them for all fine details done to perfection. We will return

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a really good week in lower butchers cottage with our two dogs, the cottage was well decorated and furnished comfortably."

    The cottage was very clean the kitchen had everything needed for a short stay. Going out the front door and through the garden gate to the right there is a safe enclosed area for the dogs with a nice furnished deck good for coffees in the sun. We would happily stay here again although I would perhaps book upper butchers cottage as the entrance to this cottage is behind the garden gate, giving safer access to the garden for the dogs. I also believe that there is a bath which is my preference. With a little bit of exploring we found fields nearby for dog walks and plenty of good places to eat out, a shop just across the road is very handy and supermarkets are just a very short car trip away.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Apr 2023

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Met the owner Alistair who was very friendly and helpful. Had the information about Upwey not been in the Welcome book, we would have missed out on seeing a delightful village. Very thoughtful. Great shop opposite for missed items. Just a couple of kitchen items which would have been useful: oven glove and baking tray. We had a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property is lovely and well equipped, the rooms are large and ideal for 2 people & 2 dogs."

    It’s set just outside of the town & sea front of Weymouth so you’re very close with a short drive of a few minutes, the area is very clean and the locals are friendly, there is a shop directly across the main road of the property and the main supermarkets are also a short drive, the property is ideally located for everything you may need. You’re in fairly close proximity of other towns and beaches and we explored them all and went on fossils hunts at Charmouth and Chesil beach where we met friendly locals who explained what to look out for and gave safety advice, we had a great time. The owners of the property are lovely, very welcoming and friendly, and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed, which we did, but nothing would have been too much trouble they really just wanted us to enjoy our stay, I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family, it’s a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely stay here."

    The owners were so kind, friendly and helpful, just genuine nice people. The cottage itself was gorgeous, perfect size for a cosy couple week away. Everything was clean and tidy and well decorated. Would go back in a heart beat and would recomend to anyone. Thank you for such a lovely memorable stay :)

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, look forward to returning again."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very nice accommodation, very clean and ideally situated for all sight seeing trips"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2022

  • "On a slightly earlier arrival we were made very welcome by the very friendly ..."

    On a slightly earlier arrival we were made very welcome by the very friendly owners , the apartment was excellent bright clean and to a very high standard of comfort with everything provided for your stay *****, the town centre of Weymouth harbour is a short drive away with plenty to see and do there, the hidden jem called the wishing well bistro is a short drive from the apartment, good food and beautiful gardens, thank you again for a very welcoming and pleasant stay , Tim & Lindy

    Reviewed by eugene5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was gorgeous, well situated with a frequent bus route to Weymouth and a little shop opposite."

    The let was lovely, clean and quiet, just what we needed for a nice break away. The owners were lovely and helpful too, they were there if we needed anything, but left us to enjoy our holiday. We would love to come again and stay, thank you

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was so clean and comfortable, it had everything that we could possibly need for a week away!"

    The property had been well thought out with regards to the facilities available, it made it feel like a home from home. We were very impressed and would definitely book again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Found the road noise difficult to get used to."

    There needed to be a few more items of kitchen equipment provided for example oven gloves & sieve as well as bottle opener( but bottle opener this was rectified). Not really a dog friendly village with limited walking areas and local pub not dog friendly. However Lovely shared garden & owners were lovely and helpful.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautifully presented apartment with everything you need."

    Very clean and fresh and the owners were so helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us."

    It is modern, comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owners so friendly, the facilities for our dogs are good."

    The cottage was warm, very comfortable, and well appointed. Handy local shop across the road A great base for exploring Dorset. We explored poole to lime regis. Cannot recommend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7May 2022

  • "Really friendly and helpful Owners , Excellent situation, close to good Dog walk ..."

    Really friendly and helpful Owners , Excellent situation, close to good Dog walk , Shop over the road , decent Pub less than 10 minutes walk

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, everything there to make for a very enjoyable stay."

    Would definitely recommend Lower Butchers Cottage.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent all round holiday cottage, could not fault anything."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with lovely furnishings ."

    Very clean and tidy with a nice cosy feel about it . Central to all tourist attractions . Would definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2022

  • "This property was amazing."

    The owners so friendly, the facilities for our dogs first class. The cottage was warm, very comfortable, and well appointed. Handy local shop across the road A great base for exploring Dorset. Cannot recommend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Nov 2021

  • "This property was very clean and tidy on arrival and had everything we needed."

    It was driving distance to Weymouth. Thank you

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a warm welcome from the owners who were on hand if needed."

    A really well appointed and comfortable ground floor apartment Lovely garden and only minutes away from great walks.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "My wife and I and our little dog, Ozzie, had a lovely stay at the Lower Butchers Cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed, it had a lovely garden for us and Ozzie. The parking was off-street and secure. It was ideal for touring the county, only two mins from the A35. The hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful, especially when I discovered a puncture on my car, Alistair, lent me his compressor and even offered to run me into Weymouth. We would highly recommend this cottage, it is nice when you are made to feel so welcome, especially Ozzie

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2021

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Beach towels and pet towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in a secure, gated courtyard
  • Shared gardens with decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.4 miles, beach 2.8 miles
  • Please note: Pet charge of £21 per pet per week.

The property

Resting on the outskirts of Weymouth on Dorset's beautiful Jurassic coastline is this lovely ground-floor apartment, Lower Butchers Cottage.

Offering a couple a romantic retreat not far from the delights of this beloved seaside setting, Lower Butchers Cottage is perfect for enjoying both the coast and countryside.

Following a busy day of adventure, return to the comfort of the sitting room where you'll find two large leather sofas to unwind on, along with a large TV to entertain.

Head through to the fitted kitchen equipped with all you need to rustle up a romantic home-cooked meal, with a dining area in here too.

Enjoy a warm evening spent in the shared gardens, with pretty lawn space and a lots of lovely plants creating a peaceful atmosphere.

When the night draws in, head to the king-size bedroom, offering a spacious spot to rest in, with a shower room featuring a walk-in shower to freshen up in.

The apartment lies just under three miles from Weymouth's beautiful beachfront, with the golden sands and blue waters backed by a myriad of delights, from amusement arcades, beach shops, ice cream parlours and lots more.

Visit Weymouth's excellent attractions of SEA LIFE Centre to see a host of amazing sea creatures and Sandworld for incredible sculptures in the sand.

The RSPB Lodmoor is a beautiful area to explore with lots of wildlife, while walks along the seafront down to Weymouth Harbour will bring you to an array of waterfront restaurants and bars to sit down and relax in with a refreshing drink.

Watch Weymouth's classic bridge lift up to let the boats through, and walk over to the historic Nothe Fort and Gardens, exploring the labyrinth tunnels with diorama displays.

The Isle of Portland is a scenic place to visit, easily reached on bikes, passing Castle Cove and the ruins of Sandsfoot Castle.

The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a great area for walking and cycling, with the South West Coast Path cutting inland through the countryside before rejoining the coast at West Bexington.

For a scenic and romantic break to the coast, choose Lower Butchers Cottage.

Please note, this property can be booked alongside Upper Butchers Cottage (ref 1072388) if you were looking to go away with another couple.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 garden is shared with the above property.

Pet charge of £21 per pet per week.