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Beech Tree Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (6)
  • clean (6)
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13 Customer Reviews

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Beech Tree Cottage, it is a very comfortable home and its position close to Dorchester makes it very easy to walk to."

    The house was clean and had everything you could need for a stay.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Nov 2023

  • "We found Beech Tree Cottage to be a clean and comfortable holiday property with everything needed to make our holiday enjoyable."

    It was in an ideal location for walking into town, Dorchester having many places of interest to see, and within easy driving distance of the coast and other places of interest such as Tolpuddle. Parking is a little awkward but this problem was solved by leaving the gate open, driving straight in and reversing out although this may be more difficult with a very large car. The only criticism would be that the bathroom would benefit from an update particularly the blind and flooring. Blinds would also have been appreciated at all windows in the main bedroom as we were woken extremely early on several mornings by the sunlight flooding in - no complaints about the sunshine though!!

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The vinyl flooring is scheduled to be replaced (following the recent, inadvertent flooding of the bathroom by some guests) and we will certainly look in to your other suggestions. Many thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Beech Tree Cottage."

    It was very well equipped, with all one would need for an enjoyable few days though we missed having a garden for our evening drinks. As has already been stated in previous reviews, the parking is difficult, not helped by the fact that there is nowhere else nearby to leave a car as Beech Tree is surrounded by houses with allocated parking spaces. Some of the photographs in the house details are misleading as we could find no river walk/ bridge nearby. Unfortunately, the shower curtain had mouldy yellow marks along the bottom. Would recommend that it is put through the washing machine after each stay. Wall light near the window in the dining area needed a new bulb. Despite these minor points we were particularly impressed by the quality furniture/ fittings, especially in the bedrooms - plenty of drawers, wardrobe space and hangers!

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Directions to the river Frome, a 3 minute walk from Cornhill (the town centre photograph on the website) have now been added to the information folder and the shower curtain has been replaced. Spare lightbulbs are supplied in the property should a replacement be required during a guest's stay. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Jun 2023

  • "From the moment we walked in, we felt at home."

    The most important aspect for my partner and son, were the recliner chairs…which they claimed for the weekend. The welcome pack was also very useful and informative. The property is very comfortable, homely and is perfect for a small/medium family. Next time we visit, we would be more than happy to stay again. In fact, we would prefer to stay there if we had the choice. Thank you for a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice home for our family of 5."

    Convenient location and easy walk to town. Love the sunroom.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable hoise."

    Reviewed by Pam4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is an absolutely immaculate property."

    It is spotlessly clean, spacious and with everything provided that you could think of. From the very well equipped kitchen to the clear and helpful property information files, everything has been very well thought out. It is only a short walk into Dorchester and an even shorter walk to the excellent Bakers Arms. We had a great stay and have already rebooked.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely extended stay."

    Property had all the things we needed. The support team were responsive when we had questions and the owner was quick to sort a minor problem when it occurred. I would recommend

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beech Tree Cottage was exactly as we expected."

    Clean, comfortable and spacious, but lacked any character. We've stayed in 4 Sykes cottages over the past few weeks and this was the least personalized. Had everything we needed but no personal touch. Parking tricky with 2 larger cars. Close to Dorchester centre, supermarket and coast. A good location for exploring Dorset.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful and immaculate property."

    Extremely clean and very well equipped. Felt like home away from home. Good, quiet location. Would highly recommend and be happy to stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Amit5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable, immaculately clean house."

    Location good, short walk to town and Dorchester South station, and close to Waitrose for supplies. Nice selection of books and games. Only quibble would be a bit stingy with the soap, could have done with some in downstairs toilet as well as upstairs. Otherwise everything perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback and for bringing the issue of the soap to our attention - we will pick this up with the housekeeping team for future guests. We are delighted that everything else was perfect. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.7May 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay, good location, just a small point surprised there were no toilet rolls provided"

    Thank you for your feedback. We too were extremely surprised that no toilet rolls were provided as we have a fully managed housekeeping contract in place through Dream Cottages. Having contacted the supervisor, she is unable to explain how this happened and apologizes for this oversight. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2022

  • "We were so grateful for the special touches that made our stay really special over Christmas."

    Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin (can be a super king upon request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • TV, DVD player, CD player, selection of books and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles.

The property

Resting in the bustling town of Dorchester, Dorset is this delightful, semi-detached house of Beech Tree Cottage.

Within easy reach of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and West Dorset Heritage Coast, whilst enjoying easy access to a range of attractions, Beech Tree Cottage makes for an ideal holiday home for a family of five.

After parking in one of the two off-road parking spaces, make your way inside to find yourself in a bright and pleasant sitting room, a space boasting a teal and cream colour scheme, along with ample plush seating set in front of the TV.

If you're looking for another lovely sitting area, continue through to find the welcoming conservatory where more sofas await.

Move through the property to discover a well-equipped kitchen, where the chef of the group can find an array of fantastic appliances, including a fridge/freezer and washing machine, making your self-catering stay a breeze!

When dinner is ready, enjoy it in the dining room with your loved ones, as you crack open a bottle of bubbly and toast to this seaside escape.

As day turns to night, climb the stairs to discover three bedrooms, with one being a king boasting velvet, teal finishes, another being a stylish twin room, and lastly, the single room with a raised single bed; all the bedrooms are served by storage for your belongings.

The first floor additionally hosts a family bathroom, where you can soak up in the bath, or quickly freshen up in the ground-floor cloakroom.

To the rear of the property is an enclosed rear patio, where you can savour a morning coffee or enjoy a spot of alfresco dining.

Wander into the town of Dorchester to find a great range of amenities and attractions, including a selection of museums to intrigue the history buffs of the group, from Dorset Teddy Bear Museum to the Keep Military Museum, along with the stunning green spaces of Borough Gardens and Maumbury Rings, where you can embark on a leisurely stroll or relish a sunny picnic.

For a day by the coast, venture south to Wymouth, where you can bask in the sun on the sands of Weymouth Bay, and take the kids through the fantastic Sandworld, Escape Dungeons and SEA LIFE centre.

Why not travel further south to the Isle of Portland, where you can visit the renowned Portland Castle, embark on a hike around the perimetre of the Island, and explore the beauty of King Barrow Quarry.

There's so much more to see in this stunning region, with Dorset AONB's Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve and the West Dorset Heritage Coast's lengthy Chesil Beach resting moments away from the home-from-home.

For an idyllic stay that you'll always cherish, look no further than Beech Tree Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Weymouth 7 miles.

A trip to Dorset is not complete without visiting the market town of Dorchester, with its Roman roads, museums and a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic walk around Maiden Castle, the largest hillfort in England, or visit the County Museum which has a room devoted to Thomas Hardy, born just two miles away in Bockhampton. Just seven miles away are the glorious gently shelving beaches and picturesque harbour of Weymouth, and the rugged peninsula of Portland, linked to the mainland by Chesil Beach, part of the breathtaking World Heritage Coastline. In fact, you’ll find yourself so intoxicated by Dorset’s magic spell, you won’t want to return home at the end of your stay!

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Please note: The property overlooks a school.
Please note: There is a low level access bath.
Please note: The garage is not for guests use.
Please note: This property has a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond.
Please note: There is no longer a hand rail in the bathroom.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas