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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Wren cottage gave us a comfortable home from home experience, with its spacious and well fitted kitchen, comfortable lounge, with 50 in TV, and 2 bathrooms ( plus a cloakroom )."

    We loved it. The car parking area to the rear of the cottage, and well off the road, was a bonus. Although situated in Upwey, almost 4 miles north of Weymouth centre, this gave us easy driving to the many scenic places around the area, such as Lulworth Cove, Swanage or Abbotsbury. With the 'old' Dorchester Road just a 5 minutes walk away, it was easy to take the regular bus ( every 15 mins ) into Weymouth or Dorchester - each a 15 mins ride. So all in all, the cottage has an extremely good position for exploring Dorset, as well as Weymouth. Of the several scenic walks around Upwey, we particularly enjoyed the short walk down the lane to the Island Garden Nursery for a super bacon sandwich.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area
  • Living/dining room with garden views
  • Storage shed
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated, off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, furniture and storage, and front garden with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Secure storage shed available for bikes and beach equipment

The property

Wren, a lovely, two-bedroom home rests in the Dorset village of Upwey, upon the cusp of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Located near a wealth of amenities and attractions, with just a short journey to the coastline, Wren offers a stylish abode for four guests looking to explore this breath-taking part of the region.

Benefit from two designated off-road parking spaces, where you can park up and unload your belongings with ease, before heading indoors.

Be greeted by a contemporary sitting room with a bright sofa to lounge upon plus a well appointed family dining space for meals together.

Stepping into the light-flooded, sleek kitchen, enjoy preparing home cooked meals before entertaining and socialising in the rear, enclosed garden, privately set for an alfresco affair.

Two chic bedrooms are on offer upstairs, a king-size with en-suite shower room, and a double, serviced by an elegant bathroom.

If you can tear yourself away from Wren, be sure to access the footpaths and cycle ways over Ridgeway, for scenic views of the area, dotted with exposed Viking burial grounds and barrows, before stopping off at Upwey Wishing Well Tearooms & Water Gardens.

The Ship Inn, or The Royal Standard pub are lovely for a bite to eat or maybe a tipple or two.

Those looking to stay in can also take advantage of two convenience stores in the area.

Heading towards the shore front of Weymouth, be spoilt for choice when planning your itinerary, where you can bird watch from RSPB Lodmoor, stroll along the Esplanade, head to RSPB Radipole Lake, opt for a thrill-seeking activity at Alexandra Gardens amusements, or take in the elevated position of the Nothe Fort and Gardens.

With Dorchester just a short car journey away, enjoy hiking across Maiden Castle, a Roman landmark, tour the Dorset Museum for more Roman finds, or gather the family together at Xtreme Falconry at Dorset Falconry Park.

The breath-taking West Dorset Heritage Coast is waiting to be explored.

With so much to experience, book Wren for your next getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 one of the bedrooms is locked and is for owner's use only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas