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Badgers Cottage

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Langton Herring near Chickerell, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for walks Everything you need is in the cottage Thank you for the arrival hamper and the kindlling/logs Shame the village pub is closed as it means you need to drive out of the village for several miles in the evening."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Badgers cottage

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, indeed it is a shame for everyone that the Elm Tree is currently closed. We hope very much that it will change hands and open again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely break in a beautiful cottage nestled in the heart of the Dorset coastland."

    First class. None of us had any issues with bumping our heads and taking the rubbish out took about 5 minutes.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "It’s a lovely cottage and location."

    The cottage has comfortably sized bedrooms, living room and dining room. The original open fireplace is a lovely addition although not needed for a summer stay. We liked being able to pop over the road for a drink in the good quality pub-restaurant and loved being able to walk through the fields to the coast and observe local wildlife: deer, hares and many birds. Langton Herring is in easy reach of Weymouth, Lulworth Cove, Bridport and Lyme Regis. We didn’t like the tiny bathroom or having to crouch to move from room to room upstairs. Smartening up the bathroom would help a lot, as would some subtle signage to remind guests to duck to avoid banging their head at the top of the stairs. Parking was fine once we’d worked it out. A map of where to park would be much more useful than the photos provided in the folder. Having to double bag all rubbish, as stated in the host’s information folder, was the worst thing. Having paid a lot of money, being required to fish rubbish out of the bin to double-bag it just so the owner can avoid paying trade rates for waste felt very unwelcome. It’s not our responsibility to help someone avoid paying taxes they don’t like.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Langton Herring which is a delightful village. Our cottage has many original features and the ceilings are low particularly on the landing. Fitting a bathroom at all was an architectural feat by my mother as the next door cottage is nestled behind ours and receives light from our back yard. It is unavoidably small but it is efficient and has a wonderful view across the cottage garden catching the morning light. The rubbish is a challenge. When we used the council trade collection we caused upset to the neighbours as the wheelie bins had to be wheeled through their gardens to reach the road. Collection is also once a week and so did not provide the flexibility of booking which we now have. Thanks to Kieron and his team at Dorset cleaners they arrange to collect the rubbish on whichever day our guests choose to leave, take it through the cottage and then back at their base personally check the recycling before it is sent away. When Covid came they requested double bagging all rubbish in the property, which considering the risks to them and their families seemed a very sensible solution. We can only apologise for any inconvenience which this may cause our guests. We will upload a map of the village to help with the parking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonny3.8Aug 2023

  • "Very picturesque thatched cottage."

    I've never been in such an old cottage before. And unfortunately didn't appreciate how low the ceilings were going to be and how small the bathroom was.. struggled with being claustrophobic, especially in the bathroom. Of which headroom and lighting at the top of the stairs was very poor. I bashed my head every day.. Saying that we had a very pleasant stay..

    We are very sorry that you were inconvenienced by the low ceilings. We have addressed the lighting and will continue to do so. Many people do not like harsh lighting on the landing when they use the bathroom at night. We will think about a dimmer system. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Jul 2023

  • "Super cute little Chocolate Box cottage in a lovely,quiet setting with fabulous walks straight from the front door,perfect little garden area with cottage garden and lots of flowers with section at the top overlooking fields,beautiful !"

    ❤️ towels provided and plenty of storage space in bedrooms. However,as mentioned in the listing and another review steps outside and staircase inside are steep and trip hazards,we left the upstairs light on all night to help navigate the steps up and down the landing into rooms and the loo which helped.I would say dog tolerant as opposed to dog friendly,I completely understand the no dogs on beds /furniture rules but the floor's pretty hard to sit on for long if your dogs are soppy lap dogs like ours

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We cannot change the stairs but we do recommend bringing a big soft doggy bed down with you when you visit the cottage. Our lovely lab travels down in his. Unfortunately cleaning the smell and dog hairs off the beds and sofas for guests each time is just too difficult particularly for families who don't share our love of furry friends. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.8Jul 2023

  • "Hi We’ve been staying at Badger Cottage, Langton Ferrers."

    The stay and the cottage have been very pleasant. A few items to make you aware of: 1. The middle shelf in the fridge door has part of the plastic lug missing so the shelf is unstable and falls out if anything is put on it. 2. The shower is dripping slightly but constantly when turned fully off suggesting washers need changing. 3. It would be useful for the cottage to have a couple of thin seat mats that could be taken outside to use on the garden benches as these are damp in the morning or wet after rain. Sykes don’t make it easy to communicate with anyone: emails bounce or aren’t answered, I have to have an “account “ with them to leave feedback, and the online feedback form keeps crashing out wasting time. Otherwise all fine!

    Thank you so much for your feedback. It is very helpful. We will sort the fridge and shower as soon as we can. It is a good idea to get seat mats for the benches. We will try to find some and think about where to keep them. I am sorry that communication is a problem. I am sure that Sykes will try to sort it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Jul 2023

  • "The house was extremely comfortable, clean, well-equipped and well situated."

    The only real drawbacks were the lack of a washing machine and the very small bathroom, though this is understandable given the configuration of the house, and we still wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    Thank you so much. Yes indeed a washing machine would be great. The challenge is where to put it! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nanette5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a lovely soulful cottage, excellent pub opposite, in a quiant quiet village, what's not to like!"

    Reviewed by Smyth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage well equipped and very clean."

    Cottage is situated in lovely little village with local pub serving good food. Area local to Weymouth with it's lovely beach.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Badgers Cottage, starting with a wonderful welcome package full of delicious local produce, which was a real treat."

    The beautiful cottage was very well equipped, with every pot, pan, and utensil you could need, including a slow cooker, and the living room had the comfiest sofa I'd ever sat on. The garden was a real sun-trap and the bench overlooking a field of lambs was the perfect spot for a cuppa and a book. Langton Herring is so peaceful and The Elm Tree Inn is a stone's throw from the front door. Plenty of beautiful walks with stunning views and all the people we met were really friendly. It was great base for days out to Weymouth, Portland, Abbotsbury & Durdle Door. The only feedback I'd have is that the bathroom needed a little TLC, but we were informed about this prior to our visit. Also, we had a couple of blustery days and there was a lot of noise coming from the chimney in the twin room, I think where there's a covering to prevent drafts which blew about a bit. Boys were happier once we'd established this wasn't a ghost. ;) Overall I would not hesitate to recommend Badgers Cottage as a perfect base for a Dorset holiday. Thank you for helping us make happy family memories.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Apr 2023

  • "A charming ancient cottage with many original features."

    Warm and comfortable with an extremely well equipped kitchen. Delightful cottage garden with table and seats and an open view across fields. Ideally located for visiting Dorset attractions, interesting villages and lovely coastal towns. The Elm Tree Inn across the lane is excellent for relaxed fine dining. It was a most enjoyable holiday and we would book Badger Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Nice surprise to find the welcome pack."

    Cottage was in a lovely location and a bonus having the pub so near with good food. We thought the cottage was great, the only downside was navigating across the different levels at the top stairs to the bathroom, especially at night, but probably due to our age! But annoyed to receive email's showing a reduction in price after we'd booked and paid a higher price,

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very cute cottage, unique and friendly surroundings in a village location, some problems which users need to be aware of however other than the low roof heights expected in a cottage of this age."

    garden steps are dangerous even for dogs small curtain rail on front door swings open and is dangerous as it is exactly at eye height recommended stay

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We will look at how we can make the garden steps safer and see if we can fix a small magnet both sides of the swinging curtain when we get back down to Langton ourselves. In the meantime please be careful everyone. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Jan 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • 2 x TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Residential roadside parking on a first come, first serve basis
  • Rear multi-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: There are steps in the garden
  • Note: The staircase is steep
  • Note: limited headroom in the twin bedroom
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Guests must bring their own bedding for the travel cot

The property

Chickerell 2.5 miles.

Resting rurally in Langton Herring near Chickerell, within Dorset AONB is Badgers Cottage, a characterful, thatched dwelling.

A short journey away from the coastline and a host of amenities, the cottage offers the ideal base for a family break, inviting four guests and two furry friends.

Park up and head into the homely sitting room, adorning beamed ceilings, a rustling open fire, and plush sofas, perfect for lounging upon with a good book, before locating the galley kitchen, well-equipped to ease your self-catered stay.

Gather around the formal dining table to devour your meals, or head outdoors to the multi-level garden, enjoying far-reaching views across the village.

When sleep calls, complete your nightly routine in the shower room, before retiring to either the double with TV, or the twin with bespoke wooden bed frames, ahead of an adventure-filled itinerary.

On your doorstep you'll locate The Elm Tree Inn, a traditional pub serving homemade fare, whilst The Fleet is within walking distance, perfect for strolls and birdwatching all year round.

Join the coast road and head West towards Portesham to stock up on some local produce at Duck's Farm Shop & Café, before continuing towards Abbotsbury and its blooming Tropical Gardens covering over 20-acres of land, or climbing up to St Catherine’s Chapel, offering a wonderful vantage point across the area.

Continue along the Jurassic Coast to the National Trust Hive Beach with its famous Hive Cafe serving fresh fish or on to the thriving fishing town of West Bay where you can try your hand at crabbing or fishing or browse its Emporium of craft stalls.

Alternatively, take the coast road East to Weymouth for a true seaside experience, dotted with cafes and cocktail bars, a golden sandy shoreline, and promenade, backed with colourful beach huts.

explore the lively harbour of the Sealife Centre which is home to sharks, turtles and stingrays.

Take the Causeway between Portland Harbour, home to wind surfers and sailors, and Chesil Beach to Portland Island with its lighthouse and beautiful coves.

Book your next break to Badgers Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Weymouth 2.9 miles; Portland; 6 miles; Abbotsbury 6 miles; Dorchester 9 miles; West Bay/Bridport 16 miles

As well as being a delightful suburb of Weymouth, Chickerell is historically classed as a small town. These days it has more of a village vibe and offers village shops, pubs and restaurants as well as being serviced by the local bus service. There are plenty of great activities on the doorstep in Chickerell with Chesil Beach and Bennetts Water Gardens, two of the most popular. Chickerell is located just 2.9 miles from Weymouth’s award winning beach with its golden sands and shallow water. There is also a lively harbour with restaurants, cafés and bars as well as a town centre with all the local and high street amenities. The Isle of Portland is 6 miles away and offers spectacular views over the Jurassic coast line and the famous Portland Bill lighthouse.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas