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Brickyard Cottage

(Ref. 994032)

Moreton, Dorset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cosy quite British cottage with a nice garden to relax."

    We have already spent some holidays there. The owner is always very helpful, just give her a ring. The fact that we keep coming back shows that we feel quite at home.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a comfortable stay at Brickyard Cottage."

    A very helpful and friendly owner. A well situated Cottage for exploring the Jurassic Coast of South Dorest. Lovely pub across the road and handy supermarket 2 minute drive away. We would definitely consider a second booking in the future.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    A central location to enjoy all the attractions of the area.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Jul 2023

  • "Very clean and tidy, comfortable with every thing you may need, tea coffee and a pint of milk in the fridge for when we arrived, we were not disappointed and would book again with out any hesitation, many thanks for a great stay."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Would highly recommend."

    Near to everything were we went. Lovely comfy cottage. Everything you needed in the cottage. Our puppy dog loved the beaches everyday. Lovely county pub food. We are big walkers so it was stunning views walking the coast line. We will be back. Owners very pleasant to speak with. Weather was perfect for our holiday. Xx

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2023

  • "A clean and comfortable two-bedroom cottage with a great secure grass lawned garden which was fabulous for our two dogs."

    Wonderful summer house housing seating table sun parasol and barbecue and buckets and spades. The only thing that could be improved was the shower which was a little lack lustre due to low water pressure I'm guessing but it was hot. As we went in April it was often raining and it was lovely to get in and be really warm. The beds were very comfy. Exceptionally clean house with lots of games to play in the cupboard. The kitchen was well equipped. We really enjoyed our visit. family of four.

    Reviewed by Ginny5.0Apr 2023

  • "Yes we loved our stay…we have recommended to our friends and family and one ..."

    Yes we loved our stay…we have recommended to our friends and family and one friend is already sorting a booking for next year…

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage, had a relaxing stay."

    As my husband and myself are of a mature age the stairs for upstairs are steep and could be difficult if you have arthritis or similar issues. As read in previous reviews you can hear the level crossing bells when trains come through but you get used to this very quickly. trains to Weymouth in 20 minutes was great. Gave a break from driving. Had a lovely break.Dorset is a great county to visit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The property was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The garden was very secure for our two small dogs. The location was great to travel around the area. We would recommend this cottage to a friend.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1May 2022

  • "We had an amazing, very comfortable time."

    It is a warm, cosy house with a very friendly atmosphere. Thank you for the great holiday.

    Reviewed by Ewa Anna4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable, warm and quiet."

    It is well equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food at the nearby pub was good.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved staying in this cottage."

    It was cosy clean and in the perfect location for visiting a lot of things in the local area. It was nice having the garden to sit in and the neighbours were friendly. The milk and tea and coffee were lovely touches. We had a wonderful time and will probably be back.

    Reviewed by Dionne5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great time at Brickyard cottage."

    If you're using the cottage solely as a base for days out, the cottage is more than adequate. I wouldn't choose it solely to spend the week indoors as it lacks a couple of creature comforts (tumble dryer being the number one item). It could do with an update to the decor and facilities but maybe I'm nitpicking. The house was spotlessly clean and accommodated our family of four without a problem. Be aware that the fourth bed is a 'truckle bed' which is narrower and shorter than a normal single. This was perfectly fine for my younger child, but it wouldn't accommodate a teenager. We knew about this in advance, so it wasn't an issue for us. The house is just across the road from The Frampton Arms pub (great food) and Moreton railway station. This means you can hop on the train into Dorechester and Weymouth etc, but be aware that there is a level crossing and the sirens are audible in the house when the windows are open. You can park directly outside the house but we didn't bother as there were ample parking spaces on the nearby road. The house is perfectly sited for places like Monkey World, the Tank museum and for getting into Dorchester and Weymouth either by train or car. It's less than 20 minutes from Durdle Door and Lulworth cove as well, so ideal if you dont want to spend hours driving to locations. We had a lovely time at Brickyard cottage and would book again.

    Reviewed by James4.1Aug 2021

  • "Pleasant cottage for a week away in Dorset."

    Good location for train station and a very good dog friendly pub. Nice garden. I personally found the living room a little too dark & the furniture uncomfortable. I regularly holiday in the UK in similar accommodation and feel that the cost at £175 per night (inc booking fee) was too high all things considered.

    Reviewed by Trudie3.4Aug 2021

  • "Wouldn't recommend this accomadation but the area was lovely."

    Several things impacted on our stay...unfriendly owner and neighbours, too many rules and regulations, night time railway repairs which we ( And Sykes ) were not made aware of and just a general lack of home comforts.

    Reviewed by Liz2.2Jul 2021

  • "Nice cottage, spotless."

    Kitchen and bathroom well equipped. Garden pleasant to sit out. Would have been nice to have some seat cushions. Sittingroom had a musty smell. Sofa, chairs and beds comfortable. Used the train on several occasions, handy. Pub across the road served good food, friendly service. Friendly neighbours. Good cycling in the area. Enjoyed Ringstead Bay and Bowleaze Bay, good swimming. Enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage very near a main road and railway station with limited parking."

    However, it was spotless and a lovely place to stay. I would say it is advertised as dog friendly and we did take our little pooch with us, but signs up saying not on the furniture or upstairs were a bit disappointing. I appreciate you don't want dogs on the beds but if someone turns up with a family pet who is used to being able to go upstairs, to suddenly stop this is very difficult. That said, the owner was nice when we spoke and it was spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2021

  • "We missed the advertised DVD!"

    But this property is excellent, spotlessly clean and well equipped. It's ideally situated for a decent pub, mainline railway and endless countryside walks. Our only problem was the central heating, which came on for barely three hours a day; early mornings and late afternoons could be cold, although we had a lot of sunshine which helped if we were around in the daytime. The open fire and Rayburn weren't much use because both would gobble fuel, and little was provided. We couldn't find anywhere that sold the stuff. We would be very happy indeed to rent the property again, but we'd take a fan heater with us!

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2020

  • "Great location for visiting the beautiful Dorset coast and attractions, without being in a busy town."

    Easy access to many beaches and towns. Super little cottage in a nice quiet location.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Sep 2020

  • "A great little cottage in a fantastic location."

    Bathroom spotlessly clean. Lovely little garden. Fantastic pub just across the road.

    Reviewed by Lis4.7Aug 2020

  • "A splendid cottage - very warm and inviting."

    The cottage is situated in the perfect location - a quiet area with lots of historical sites and beautiful Dorset scenery only a short drive away. We arrived in two cars and parked outside/very nearby without any problems. The cottage has everything you could possibly need - a modern bathroom and kitchen, towels, and complementary tea and biscuits which were a warm welcome after a long drive. We were accompanied by our two dogs and the garden is very secure and quite beautiful - nice to sit outside on a sunny day. In short, we had a lovely stay and I highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a warm and charming cottage in a good location.

    Reviewed by Keely5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fully equipped comfortable cottage and a great location."

    Great to relax after a long walk - we loved it.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2019

  • "A brilliant homely feel to the cottage with a gorgeous aroma of a honeysuckle plant growing up outside the living room and bedroom windows."

    An idyllic countryside place to stay but also with very easy access to the seaside either by car or train from the local station.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2019

  • "For older people - Be careful on the stairs especially at night - no light on landing."

    Reviewed by Angela4.1May 2019

  • "Home from home; very friendly neighbours, good train service to coastal towns."

    Will return in future - stayed June 2018

    Mrs Karen WaltonJun 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage; ideal location for train journeys to Weymouth, Poole and many more locations."

    Saved driving and parking. Stayed June 2017

    Mrs Karen WaltonJul 2017

  • "Brickyard cottage exceeded my expectations by far."

    Reasonably priced and very thoughtfully provided for. We will definitely recommend and return. Lots of amazing sights within 20 minutes drive of the property. Stayed April 2017

    Mrs Justine PlaxtonMay 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Sitting/dining room with open fire and Rayburn
  • Garden summer house.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, freezer, washing machine, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power and first scuttle of coal inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Roadside parking in lane outside the cottage
  • Back garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (no puppies)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Featuring cottage style doors and a Rayburn Brickyard Cottage is traditionally built property.

After you enter through the hall, cosy up by the open fire in a sitting room.

The generous bathroom, decorated in a sky-blue colour, is bright, airy and comfortable, ideal for you to get ready for a day out exploring the area.

There are two comfortable bedrooms upstairs Whether you are birding or a twitcher the summer house in the pretty garden along with a small furnished patio is the ideal place to enjoy the many birds who visit the garden, previous guests have described encountering a wide variety of species including woodpeckers.

Well known for its church with windows etched by Whistler Moreton is famed as the final resting place of T.E.

Lawrence, more commonly known as Lawrence of Arabia.

The area enclosing the cottage is called ‘Thomas Hardy’ Country.

His birthplace at Bockhampton and his home at Max Gate are two local interest attractions.

Offering provincial beers and a variety of meals The Frampton Arms Inn is just a stroll away.

Dorchester, Weymouth and the many surrounding beaches is just a short car ride away.

Moreton Station has a direct line service to Weymouth and to London.

Brickyard Cottage is ideally located for exploring South West Dorset's attractions such as Monkey World, the Tank Museum and the wonderful World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. This delightful cottage is the perfect getaway for a break with family or friends.

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About the location


Dorchester 7.6 miles; Weymouth 12.3 miles; Blandford Forum 14.5 miles.

Moreton is a tranquil village that sits just 8 miles east of the County town of Dorchester, and is famous for it’s association with the celebrated soldier, writer and pioneering archaeologist T.E.Lawrence, better know as Lawrence of Arabia. He settled in the village in a cottage called Cloud’s Hill and now owned by the National Trust. While living here he struck up a relationship with Louisa Frampton and some of their letters can be seen in the Moreton Tea rooms. Moreton sits just 8 miles from the County town of Dorchester where you can find Thomas Hardy’s Former home and cottage, as well as many cafes and restaurants and other high street amenities you require. If you are interested in military history then the Bovington Tank Museum is just 6 miles drive away, and a very informative day.

Note: max 4 people.
Note: no puppies.
Note: heating is on a set timer from 1st October to 1st March but can be easily adjusted by contacting the owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas