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Whispering Pines Cottage

West Bexington, Dorset (Ref. 994791)

4.3

(25 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay at whispering pines cottage."

    Beautiful outlook lots of wildlife around lovely pub and food. The cottage was perfect we will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage and I really liked the new decor."

    The comments about the place looking tired last year have really been addressed, and it is a great place to relax. I don't think the shower will cope with any further modernisation, given the cottage's position near the top of the hill, but the bath is a luxury I haven't known for a while and there was ample hot water. The gardens are delightful, sufficiently wild, yet with interesting planting. The grass in front of the cottage is a picture of daisies and buttercups. The nooks for meals and dining out are also pretty. The only drawback really is the hike from the car park; a bit strenuous for someone living without stairs any more! By the end of the week I was getting used to it. But with wifi a luxury all along this coast (Abbotsbury is on dial-up!), I'm not sure I'll come back. I find that I need that facility these days, especially when animals (or people) are sick.

    Reviewed by JackyMay 2022

  • "We were disappointed with the shower over the bath (no water pressure)!"

    & we had problems with the main entrance door & lock but these problems didn't stop us enjoying the holiday

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a spectacular setting with sea views and extensive gardens, great for walking and exercising the dog."

    An ideal location with easy access to the beach, south west coast path and the south west ridgeway.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Hardly a Dream cottage though I think it may have been some while ago."

    It was clean with some nice touches but is badly in need of some TLC Photo and description were deceiving.. Will not be trusting Dream cottages again

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2021

  • "Everything inside the cottage was very dated, well worn or smelt fusty/musty."

    The photos on the website were somewhat out of date. The beds were very uncomfortable and we we were so tired every morning from a poor nights sleep.

    Reviewed by KateSep 2021

  • "The cottage was stunning, set within it's own beautiful huge flowered garden."

    The kitchen appliances are very modern, including a surprise dishwasher. The location was perfect; so close to the sea and the area's wonderful visitor destinations. I was not worried but my family disliked the shower a little. The double bed was very comfortable but had a loud springy sound when a person moved. I'm not sure if the mattress was new or not, but it was comfortable. All in all, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2021

  • "The property looks slightly tired but it's clean and situated in a lovely garden."

    There is no WiFi in the property which is a huge drawback.

    Reviewed by IwonaJul 2021

  • "Situation wonderful."

    The bathroom needs a makeover. The shower was as good as useless. Old pipe work open in flooring - ideal for insects and spiders of which there was quite a few. The double glazing panels have blown and need replacing. This gives the impression of dirty windows. There is a smart TV which had bbc I player but there was no Wi Fi. How does that work? The TV was not HD. The entry door was sticking. To be honest all the doors and windows need replacing. The kitchen units had been replaced and kitted out well. We enjoyed our holiday but feel the property at this rental cost should be at a higher standard.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Double bed needs up grading."

    Also garden path needs installing. Shower needs some attention. Double glazing let's it down as view from windows was obscured by the grime.

    Reviewed by LaviniaMay 2021

  • "Third Holiday with Sykes a pleasure to deal with and excellent cottages on their website."

    Would have no hesitation to recommend them

    Reviewed by JosephOct 2020

  • "The description of the cottage does not mention the long and uneven path from the car park up to the cottage."

    It does say to be careful on the “uneven” steps and the grassy area in front of the cottage, and strongly advises to arrive in daylight, but It fails to mention that the uneven steps stretch quite a long way followed by a long, steep and winding uphill path. While a couple of carts are provided to help take luggage and provisions up to the cottage, these are very unstable and difficult to navigate over the steps. One cart overturned spilling our groceries onto the path! Although in our 70s, my husband and I are fortunately both quite fit but we still struggled to get our belongings into the property. If we had had any health issues we would never had managed. This difficult access, especially the distance from the car park should be highlighted in the description and information provided.

    Reviewed by PennySep 2020

  • "This lovely little stone cottage has the most amazing grounds full of wildlife ..."

    This lovely little stone cottage has the most amazing grounds full of wildlife the views are spectacular and the nighttime stargazing fantastic A true little gem

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2020

  • "The kettle has a slight leak & we would have preferred larger water tumblers but otherwise it was super"

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2020

  • "Place was excellent as advertised."

    . We couldn't quite work out the oven, minor really as the place and its area was great. BBQ would be good too if that was the area outside the property was very spacious. Close enough for a 15 min walk to the pebbly beach. Lovely area.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "Directions to cottage could be a improved by including the actual sign on the road (wayward pines) other than that it was lovely even thought the weather was bad."

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2020

  • "Flowers and chocolates in cottage was a very nice touch."

    Owner visited to make sure everything was OK. Extensive grounds were perfect and safe for our young dog and only a short walk down to coastal path. Wood burner made cottage very cosy and oil filled radiators in bedrooms adequate. Kitchen well equipped.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2019

  • "Lovely relaxing cottage, set in quiet gardens."

    Ideal location for exploring Dorset.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2019

  • "Lovely setting and good sized accommodation, grounds and parking really good, Cottage needs a new/refurbished bathroom, shower pretty basic and needs new tiling and grouting etc."

    The rest of the cottage is fine, really nice living room/Kitchen, fridge ok although small, lots of lovely places to visit in local area

    Reviewed by LaurieAug 2019

  • "The grounds of the Cottage were lovely, we felt that the cottage needed a bit of refurbishment also the Fridge was too small and it wouldn't be big enough for 4 people, also the shower was very dated and not working properly, we couldn't connect to any Wi-Fi and no signal on our mobiles, after a 5 hour journey with traffic there was no milk, tea, coffee, sugar unlike all the other cottages we have rented over the years, we felt it was very over priced for the details on the website."

    Best regards Mr & Mrs D Ingleby

    Reviewed by VivienneJul 2019

  • "Lovely little place, the garden is great."

    Reviewed by CarolyneJul 2019

  • "This is a gorgeous cottage set in absolutely beautiful grounds which themselves are set in one our nations finest counties (Dorset)."

    Whilst at the property, the only sounds we heard was birdsong and the rustling of leaves, this combined with the perfect weather gave us a very relaxing and re-energising holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "A good holiday in a lovely setting"

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2019

  • "If you want a quiet peaceful holiday break this is the place to stay this second ..."

    If you want a quiet peaceful holiday break this is the place to stay this second visit to this area both times we enjoyed our stay plenty of places to visit and lots of beautiful scenery would highly recomend

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2019

  • "Nice accommodation, lovely setting"

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Whispering Pines cottage."

    We stumbled upon this tranquil hideaway with views out to the sea by complete chance and booked and went the very next day. Considering the quick turnaround the booking process was great and within half an hour we had secured our family holiday. The cottage itself was clean and comfortable set in beautiful gardens surrounded by beautiful flowers and butterflies. The location was perfect for exploring the beautiful Dorset coastline from Portland Bill and the beautiful Durdle Door to the sandy beach at Weymouth and fossil hunting at Charmouth. We would love to go again. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday! Stayed July 2018.

    Ms Marion PickeringAug 2018

  • "A great place to stay very relaxing and central to all the local attractions."

    We will be back.- Stayed June 2018.

    Mr Jarrod LillJun 2018

  • "Nice property with beautiful garden/grounds, and easy access to the beach."

    Stayed May 2018

    Mr James LockJun 2018

  • "We really enjoyed staying at this lovely cottage with beautiful gardens."

    It was a peaceful location and an easy drive from the larger towns of Dorchester and Weymouth, with cinemas and restaurants. Nearby villages of Abbotsbury & Portesham were very pretty - stayed July 2017

    Mrs Rebecca McgraneAug 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks and single (can only accommodate maximum of 4 guests)
  • Bathroom with shower over, basin and WC
  • Living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area with log burner.
  • Free standing electric heaters, log burner, electric oven and gas, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Garden area with lawn, patio

The property

Whispering Pines is a delightful cottage set in the tranquil Tamarisk Wayside Gardens nestled close to two other holiday cottages, with each offering their own private garden space. Surrounded by stunning countryside, and with panoramic sea views of the Jurassic Coast, it is an ideal base for exploring all that West Dorset has to offer. It is a stone cottage bungalow with the accommodation laid out on one level.

There is an open planned living room with kitchen, dining and sitting areas.

The bedrooms are comfortable and homely and perfect for peaceful sleeping in this tranquil location.

This property accepts four guests.. From the sitting room, guests can open the patio doors and enjoy the grassed lawn area where you can relax, share a picnic or play some games with the family.

The property happily welcomes two well-behaved dogs. In chilly weather the cottage is perfect for snuggling up in the lounge, in front of the log burner whilst you read a book or enjoy a warming hot chocolate.

The setting of the cottage is delightful, with pretty gardens overlooking the South West coast and the surrounding West Bexington countryside.

The stunning landscape will tempt you to explore further for sure, and the World Heritage coastline will always beckon visitors. Only a few minutes’ drive away is the market town of Bridport (6 miles) with its array of quaint shops and lovely streets, and with a popular market offering local fresh produce and interesting stalls.

When venturing further on foot, or by bike or car, you will reach beautiful village of West Bay with its cute harbour and stunning cliffs. A short drive further you will reach the tallest point on the South coast – Golden cap, which sits tall and proud and offers outstanding views for miles around.

Lyme Regis and Charmouth are both nearby and very much a fossil hunters paradise. The coastal town of Weymouth has an award-winning sandy beach and is an hour’s drive away, with many attractions for adults and children alike.

Nothe Fort and Gardens offer fantastic views of the rugged Isle of Portland and also the iconic Lulworth cove, and a stroll down to the harbour will find a perfect location for crabbing and watching the boats sail by. Whispering Pines is cute and full of charm, and ideal for families and friends looking for a quiet haven.

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About the location

WEST BEXINGTON

Abbotsbury 3 miles; Bridport 6 miles.

Lying next to the sea and Chesil Beach, equidistant between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury, is the small village of West Bexington. This is a stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as an area of Special Scientific Interest - pebbled Chesil Beach, which extends for 14 miles, from Burton Bradstock to the Portland peninsula, is part of the Jurassic Coast and now a World Heritage Site. Fishermen and walkers are well provided for, as a great variety of fish can be caught at any time of year, and the South West Coastal Path runs right alongside the beach. Only confident swimmers should attept to swim here, but Weymouth, offering lovely, gently shelving sands, is only a short drive away. There's lots to see and do within easy reach of the village. No journey to this area would be complete without a visit to picturesque Abbotsbury, 3 miles, with its Swannery, Tithe Barn and Sub Tropical Gardens, with Dorchester, Bridport, and Lyme Regis all within easy reach.

Region Information

Note: max 4 people.
Note: no Wifi.
Note: two steps down to garden.
Note: guests need to bring their own cot linen.
Note: The Fossil and The Cross 994206, Whispering Pines and Mimosa Cottage 994408 are surrounded by lovely gardens. Whilst each cottage has a distinct and separate area for their use, these gardens are not enclosed and are on different levels, so children should be supervised.
Note: mobile reception is poor in this area.
Note: the cottage is accessed via a partially unmade road. There is a 50 metre slope to access the cottage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas