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The Old Reading Room

Langton Herring, Dorset (Ref. 994488)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Ground floor bedrooms: 1 x King-size double 1 x twin single Bathroom, bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • 1st Floor: Bedroom 1 x single en-suite, shower basin and WC
  • Open plan Living Kitchen Dining room.
  • Oil fired central heating, Microwave, Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer box
  • Log burner in lounge, TV, Wifi
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Fuel and Power inc. in rent (not fuel for wood burner) Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcomes one well behaved dog
  • Sorry no smoking

The property

A charming stone semi-detached cottage located on the edge of the picture-postcard village of Langton Herring in Dorset. This beautiful and fully renovated upside-down living cottage is a delight.

The hallway will take you to three bedrooms all well-furnished and perfect for a restful night.

The stairs to first floor will take you to an open plan sitting area with kitchen and dining area, perfect for socialising and sharing the stories or playing card games.

It’s perfectly suitable to relax on the sofa with a good read too by the wood burner.

There’s a single en-suite bedroom just off the kitchen too. Enjoy sitting in the garden and listening to the songs of birds, that’s how quiet it gets in the property. The village of Langton Herring is a charmer with traditional stone cottages in pretty lanes, make sure to wonder around.

The cottage is perfectly positioned to explore the wonderful Jurassic coast too.

Venture to Fleet Lagoon Nature reserve which is a few minutes away and get to know Dorset’s wildlife.

Jurassic coast path is nearby too offering stunning scenery along the coast.

Seaside towns of Lyme Regis and Weymouth with a lot of attractions for young and old alike, are just a short drive away.

The Old Reading Room offers an abundance of walks for you to enjoy and explore the area.

A 10-minute walk will take you to Fleet Lagoon, a paradise for birds and it’s one of a few natural lagoons around the world.

It is a very important area for wildlife with very low levels of ambient light pollution.

If you are an admirer of the stars, you are definitely in for a treat.

If you enjoy walking and exploring every bit of your holiday area, the Old Reading Room will be a delightful holiday retreat for families and friends.


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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Burke

    “Really lovely cottage in a great location, very pretty village and we would highly recommend the Elm Tree Pub (virtually next door!”


    ). Our only negative comments are that the lounge furniture is uncomfortable and does not really cater for 5 people, also there is a lack of garden furniture other than wooden benches and as we were lucky enough to have good weather these were not comfortable for long periods of time. Sykes also confirmed that the property does not have a barbecue when asked and it does! Overall a great holiday that could be made even better with different lounge furniture.

    - Mrs Burke, May 2021

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About the location


Weymouth 5 miles.

A charming, rural, coastal village set in a West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in an elevated position above the Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach. Known as a Thankful Village, as all men returned from both World Wars, Langton Herring is dotted with pretty thatched cottages and the local pub boasts connections to smugglers and their contraband! A stroll along the adjacent coastal path provides you with spectacular views across the Fleet Lagoon, home to many migrant birds, whilst a trip to nearby Abbotsbury, with its swannery and sub tropical gardens is a must. Alternatively, visit Weymouth with its bustling harbour or just soak up the sun enjoying the watersports and numerous attractions. Should you tire of all this take the scenic coastal journey towards West Bay, the setting for TV’s Broadchurch series. A picturesque village offering a peaceful West Dorset holiday base, which you won’t want to leave!

Region Information

Note: There is a small uncovered pond in the garden. Note: Garden area has a decked area and patio with steps down to lawn and up to an additional patio with picnic table and bench. Note: Guests need to provide their own fuel for the wood burner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas