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The Old Police House

(Ref. 1037079)

Corscombe near Beaminster, Dorset Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "On arrival the grass and hedges surrounding the property had not been cut for at least 3 weeks or more, so all guests and dog unable to play or walk on it."

    The upstairs toilet was not working we contacted the caretaker and owner in regards to this and the grass , caretaker advised that a plumber had been called and she had told the owner about cutting the grass. Plumber didn't come until Monday ( which meant we had to stay in until he had finished) also the shower tray was overflowing plumber cleaned out lots of hair and stuff and cleaned with drain cleaner. my partner who is chronic Asthmatic was unable to be in the house when we cooked as the extractor fan did not work rendering the kitchen very smoky, no logs in the shed as stated in the folder, curtains in guests room were torn along the curtain rail and hanging by a thread. we had booked a property with garden 2 toilets and a wood burner we were all very very disappointed there wasn't even a hoover or broom to clean i had to clean carpets and kitchen floor with a dust pan and brush. I have taken pictures if you need to see them. maybe someone should oversee this property. This was not my usual happy Sykes experience

    We were terribly sorry that this guest was disappointed with her recent stay, the first of our guests to report negatively to us. There was unfortunately a problem with the toilet flush in one of the bathrooms which we responded to straight away. It is unclear what the issue was with the extractor fan which was working normally when we have checked subsequently . As it explains in our welcome pack we consider ourselves very lucky to have a family of hedgehogs living in the garden so we quite deliberately garden in a wildlife friendly manner. Had the guests notified us that they were bringing a dog with a disability to the property we would have advised them accordingly. Once again we are sorry this has arisen and spoiled their visit and we will be addressing matters with our housekeeping team to make sure these are addressed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey1.9Sep 2023

  • "We stayed here for a week and ended up staying for 2!"

    Sarah was very helpful and accommodating and answered all of our queries quickly. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single, 1 x family room with double and single bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Travel cot, highchair and stairgate not provided

The property

Beaminster 4.3 miles.

In the picture postcard village of Corscombe, a few miles north of Beaminster, you will find this attractive, detached cottage, The Old Police House.

Set over two floors with parking in the drive and an enclosed garden, The Old Police House offers a lovely escape for six guests.

At the end of a day spent wandering around the local area, look forward to curling up in the lounge cosy beside the woodburning stove as you reflect on the day’s events.

As hunger picks up, head to the kitchen to prepare a delicious meal, making use of the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer.

After enjoying your sumptuous feast at the dining table, take your evening drinks outside to the garden, where in the summer you might also enjoy a barbecue.

As night draws in retreat to the first floor, home to three tasteful bedrooms, including a family room with a double and single bed, a king size and a single room, all serviced by a gleaming shower room where you can wash away the day or freshen up before your well-deserved slumber.

Begin your itinerary the next day in the village of Corscombe, which lies in one of the most peaceful parts of the county of Dorset.

Nestled in a wooded valley it is surrounded by splendid views across to Somerset and Glastonbury Tor and further afield to Wales.

The local countryside served as the inspiration for the works of Thomas Hardy, whose novels feature several local villages including ‘Emminster’ and whose birthplace is nearby in the county town of Dorchester ( or ‘Casterbridge’).

Drive to Beaminster, which lies in the next valley and pause to admire commanding views over the stunning coastline before heading to the square where you will find award-winning restaurants and cafes, as well as wonderful local food shopping opportunities at the greengrocer, butcher and artisan baker.

A further short drive will bring you to the bustling market town of Bridport and the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site, where you will find all the amenities you need for fossil hunting in Charmouth or beach days at West Bay.

Memories are waiting to be made at The Old Police House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

This property does not accept worker bookings

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas