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Greystones Cottage

(Ref. 1106163)

Chideock, Dorset Show on map

4.0

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely character property but in need of tlc etc."

    Maybe as the property being on the market the upkeep,maintenance inside and out has been neglected? Shame about modern bathrooms not in keeping with the character of the property

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that you feel the property is in need of updating. The owner has recently spent in excess of £20k decorating and refurbishing the property for the ease and comfort of guests. As I am sure you can appreciate, there is a fine line to be struck between modern changes and characterful features and it won't always be everyone's cup of tea. We thank you for your feedback nonetheless and hope you return to Dorset another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley3.1Feb 2024

  • "Our stay at Greystones during ‘storm Henk’ was made all the more bearable by being so cosy and comfortable."

    The woodburner a Godsend, once we had found somewhere to buy logs … an initial supply would have been a nice touch, along with a small welcome hamper of local biscuits say, and some milk. (One previous cottage we have stayed in - even provided dog biscuits!) The all around garden aka woods very lovely, and wildlife in abundance. In summer, I can imagine Greystones being glorious!

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your feed back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Val4.7Dec 2023

  • "House was v clean and tidy throughout."

    We had a lovely few days with my Parents. The Anchor pub and the beach at Seatown was a 20 min walk away and we were very close to Lyme, Charmouth & West Bay. Lots of footpaths v close by to walk the dogs. Trees- The house is quite dark, poss due to lots of overgrown trees but also the weather at this time of year didn’t help. We couldn’t use the garden due to the weather, but I think it would be lovely in the dry/Summer. Driveway - the info regarding the access to the driveway is correct in that its only suitable for med sized cars. We had a Honda CRV and a Peugeot SUV and managed absolutely fine. Heating - this was v high and the radiators were in a ‘locked’ state so couldn’t be adjusted so some info about how to reduce them in the info pack would have been useful. Roof Leak - there is a tracking roof leak in the kitchen, which leaked quite a lot due to the amount of rain-looks likes its been there a while so would have been useful to have this info with details of when it is being addressed.

    Hi Hannah. Thank you so much for your feed back it is much appreciated. We are so sorry about the heating, the radiators are brand new and we thought that we had set them up correctly and we left the instructions in the folder in the kitchen cupboard. We thought that we had also left them unlocked. We are aware of the kitchen roof and it is in fact being completely replaced at the end of November, this was the earliest that we could get the builders in, and we wanted to get it replaced before the winter, we hope it did not ruin your holiday too much. Otherwise we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah4.1Oct 2023

  • "Cottage lovely garden big and well looked after."

    Parasol broken so unable to use and weather was really hot would of been good to have shade while eating and sitting out. Unfortunately while there had between 16 to 20 wasps in kitchen and hall every morning. Must have a nest as they were on floor but not quite dead. Took our dogs could of been better if garden made secure. Who ever cleans cottage left it dirty. Dishwasher filthy had to put on a wash on arrival. Tumble dryer dirty had to clean before use. Bedroom furniture never pulled out with items left under valance on bed and under front of cupboards on floor. Wardrobes dirty inside. Bathrooms spotless.

    We are sorry to hear the cottage didn't meet our expected cleanliness standards. We would have happily rectified the issues with cleaning and the wasps nest if contacted upon your arrival/during stay. Despite these issues we hope you enjoyed your stay. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay2.8Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage in a perfect location, we had a wonderful week in lovely Dorset and it was a pleasure to come home at night to this excellent holiday cottage."

    The access is tricky but manageable for a medium car (up to BMW size) and the excess of trees makes the house a little dark but for me it is still 5 stars. Heartily recommended, thank you.

    Thank you for your feed back. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Aug 2023

  • "What a wonderful family break at Greystones!"

    The cottage and garden are so pretty and far exceeded our expectations. Everything has been carefully thought out and made the stay very relaxing and comfortable. The cottage is in a very beautiful location and we enjoyed the short walk to the beach and a drive to Lyme Regis which is also close by.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It is a little haven. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful location and the property has a beautiful garden."

    The interior of the property would benefit from some redecorating but we had three dogs with us so a pristine property would have made us too anxious to let the dogs anywhere but the kitchen. As it was we had a lovely time and would recommend Greystones to dog owners. Our dogs had the best holiday.

    Thank you for your lovely review. The cottage is in the process of redecoration and we have the downstairs hall, bedroom and kitchen still to do. We are glad you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karon4.4Jul 2023

  • "The location of the cottage is amazing."

    Very peaceful and quiet. The garden is enormous. We had dogs with us and it is unfortunately not an enclosed space there are several places where inquisitive ones could escape. There was no welcome basket as we experienced in other cottages, but the local shop is a short walk away. The walk to the beach is 15 mins and local pubs and beach are really good.

    It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the cottage. The owner has made some recent improvements to the kitchen and heating. Most of our properties provide a welcome hamper of sorts, but unfortunately this one doesn't at the moment but we are in contact with the owner regarding this. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy2.5Jun 2023

  • "Excellent house and idyllic location."

    Dogs loved the garden.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage and location, no complaints and will come again ."

    . thank you

    Thank you for your lovely review Sam and hopefully see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam3.8May 2023

  • "Loved greystones."

    .and it's history!!.. secluded but easy to get to everywhere from.Beautiful garden .very cozy..didn't want to leave Had everything we needed..our dog loved it too..we shall return

    I'm so glad to hear that you had such a lovely holiday and look forward to welcoming you all back to stay with us again in the future. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2023

  • "We loved the house."

    Lovely homely feel to it. Perfect situation for us. Can recommend the farm shop up the road. Kitchen very well stocked.

    Claire, thank you for your review. We completely restocked the kitchen early last year so it should have everything that you need, glad you felt so. The downstairs bathroom has now also been converted into a lovely new shower room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Greystones Cottage."

    The house is rustic in style but really well equipped and had everything that we needed. The garden is huge and would be lovely in the summer. The location is great, just a 20 minute walk to Seatown beach where we found lots of fossils and the lovely Anchor pub. Some instructions on how to work the hot water would have been helpful, but all in all it was a great cottage and I would absolutely recommend it.

    Thank you for your review Catriona. We have taken onboard the hot water issue and have put clearer instructions in. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catriona4.7Oct 2022

  • "The accommodation was vastly overpriced as the listing did not live up to the description given on your website."

    The furnishings and decor were dated and the whole place was in need of refurbishment and updating. A more accurate charge for the rental would be in the region of £700 for the week. We all felt we had been overcharged and let down by

    Hi thank you for taking the time to feedback after your stay at Greystones Cottage. We are sorry you felt the property was not as described. We go to great lengths to ensure our property descriptions are accurate and informative. Following your feedback we reassessed the photos to confirm these are a true reflection of the property currently and we do feel they correctly portray the property and traditional furniture and dressings on offer. As the property is furnished in a traditional and relaxed style we do understand that this may not suit everyone’s tastes. As with most characterful properties, the owners are regularly planning the next enhancement or remodel, they do intend to upgrade the downstairs bathroom imminently and I know they are sourcing new armchairs for the lounge. They have completely restocked the kitchen crockery, glassware, pans etc and and a redecorating programme is underway. Greystones Cottage enjoys delightful positioning within the large garden in a pretty village, so has a lot to offer guests who want to relax and enjoy our beautiful area. We do hope to welcome you again. Team LBH Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin2.2Aug 2022

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Study
  • Electric night storage heating with woodburning stove
  • 3 x TV, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio, furniture, shrubs, open stream and trees
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Nestled between picturesque gardens and mature trees, this stone front property creates a dreamy countryside getaway.

With a nearby beach and easy access to larger seaside resorts, Greystones Cottage is perfect for a family or group of adults.

Park off-road and follow a garden path, which will leave you eager to find out what awaits inside this property.

A traditional sitting room awaits, full of character and a hint of heritage, where you can recline and plan the day ahead of you with a coffee before heading into the kitchen to create a masterpiece made from local produce in an amply fitted space with tasteful wooden décor and tiled flooring.

Choose between eating at the breakfast table in the kitchen or the separate dining room for a more formal dinner with the whole family, whilst the handy utility takes care of all of your sandy clothes.

On the first floor you will be delighted to find the first of the three bedrooms, a twin bedroom with homely décor, storage, and a bathroom where you can relax after a long day of walking in the countryside.

On the first floor two more bedrooms can be found, a king-size and a twin room, both with homely décor that will create a relaxing atmosphere for you to settle down in, as well as a handy bathroom, and the delightful edition of a snug, a space offering a quieter space to settle down with a book and a coffee beneath the historic wooden roofbeams.

When it comes to al fresco dining, this property has it all, with a patio boasting gorgeous views across the cottage gardens, accented by splashes of colours from shrubs and trees which provide a home for wildlife, creating a fantastic spot to have breakfast in the sunshine.

Chideock is a small town situated in Dorset where you will be able to dine in the local pubs and stock up on essentials at nearby convenience stores before taking to the variety of countryside walks available.

When visiting Dorset, a day out to the beach is a must, the closest being Seatown Beach where you can enjoy a stroll amongst the salty air or even head a little further to the well-known Charmouth Beach and search for fossils.

Indulge in the history of the local area with a day out to Bridport Museum or one of the local historical sites, including Marshwood Manor.

Make a family holiday to remember with a stay at Greystones Cottage.

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About the location

CHIDEOCK

Bridport 2 miles. Lyme Regis 7 miles. West Bay 4 miles.

The pretty village of Chideock (pronounced Chiddick) can be found straddling the main A35 road between Bridport and Honiton, in glorious West Dorset. Many of the quaint cottages lining the road are constructed of cob and the honey-coloured local sandstone. Lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area has plenty of lovely walks, whilst just 1 mile away is Dorset's Jurassic Coast, famed for its fossils and ease of finding them, where a walk along the coastal path affords spectacular views across the sparkling waters of Lyme Bay towards Portland, Chesil beach and the Dorset coast. A short drive east takes you to the ancient rope-making town of Bridport, and the harbour at West Bay, or venture west to visit the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis. An excellent holiday base from which to explore this scenic area.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas