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The Dairy

Beaminster, Dorset (Ref. 994154)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful countryside."

    Owner ‘Liz’ was so friendly and kind ….. have already booked to go back!!

    Reviewed by DebzOct 2021

  • "Cottage is in a quiet country location."

    Lovely views nearby. Rooms are quite spacious, everything you need with comfortable beds, nice linen and fluffy towels! Lovely bathroom and separate en suite. Only criticism is that the dining chairs and living room suite could do with being updated. Overall a nice place to stay and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location."

    Having access to the garden & the meadow was a bonus. The garden gets full sun and as we were away in the heatwave an umbrella in the garden would have come in handy. Liz was very helpful in supplying maps, advice on walks and places to eat & visit. It was a pleasant surprise to come back at the end of the day to handpicked fruit on the doorstep. Would recommend the Hive cafe on Burton Bradstock beach, we pre booked their terrace for lunch. It’s very busy, so pre book if you can. Montachute National Trust property was lovely & provided shade. Would also recommend the Winyards Gap inn, spectacular views. If you want a relaxing break and spend your evenings watching the swallows & bats with a glass of wine in the garden. Then book the Dairy

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2021

  • "Great place to take your dogs."

    Lovely setting very relaxing. Owner very accommodating. This was our second stay and we will be booking again next year

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "Very nice property in lovely countryside with a splendid host."

    Very dog safe and secure and with everything as depicted in the booking. I believe it has had a full make over during the covid vacant period and is very fresh. Very clean and good quality.

    Reviewed by JimJun 2021

  • "Delightful location, with own dog secure garden."

    The re-wilded meadow was a magical space and great for exercising dogs.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "The wild flower meadow was the highlight of our holiday."

    So beautiful. Elizabeth, the owner, was very welcoming and seems to have thought of everything in setting up the cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage."

    Perfect for our two dogs as the garden is enclosed and the meadow was lovely and safe for them to have a run in. The owner of the cottage, Liz, was so nice and helpful. We lit the woodburner as the weather was miserable and she gave us logs out of her own supply until we could get some. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LorraineMay 2021

  • "Relaxing"

    Reviewed by LynApr 2021

  • "The Dairy is very well presented."

    Plenty of space, well equipped, clean, fresh and welcoming. Nice welcome pack including local breakfast cereals, biscuits, eggs from owners hens and more. Garden nice to sit in. Hosts on site, very helpful and welcoming. Dog friendly, our 3 particularly liked the owners paddock for a run in the morning.

    Reviewed by DerrickApr 2021

  • "This is the second time we have visited this wonderful cottage."

    Its lovely, clean and well furbished as well as very cosy as we always go out of season to get a complete rest. Beautifully clean bedding and towels are provided. This time we had the storm Aiden lashing us for the first 2 days with very heavy rain and unbelievable high winds but it didnt bother us at all because we were comfortably tucked up in the cottage with the log burner. Ample parking is provided with lots of walks available. We have two energetic dogs with us and they absolutely loved the large enclosed paddock area. There is a local shop that is very well stocked with everything you would need and Liz (the owner) is on hand to ask for any other help you may need. On arrival there are teabags and everything you need to make a lovely cuppa after a long journey. This cottage could not be any better for us to escape the "Rat race" but if you want to keep in touch with whats going on in the world, you have good wifi available to use. Thank you Liz for your lovely cottage its the best place we have stayed in for some years now and we travel a lot. We highly recommend staying at either the Granary or the Dairy. We love it so much we will do our best to book again next year!

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "The dairy is a well converted farm building set in beautiful grounds it is clean ..."

    The dairy is a well converted farm building set in beautiful grounds it is clean well equiped with all you need for a holiday electrict heating plus a log burner washer dryer fridge freezer a very comfortable bedroom constant hot water a nice well kept garden with a patio set and use of a large landscaped area for dog walking the owners are only to pleased to help in any way they can all in all a ideal place to relax and enjoy the country side we will be back again to enjoy

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Liz was an amazing host, nothing was too much trouble."

    We really enjoyed being able to pick our own veggies from her garden. Our three dogs had an a amazing holiday. The kitchen was almost home from home with the way it was equipped with utensils etc. We would love to go again!

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2020

  • "We have just returned from a 5 night stay at The Dairy."

    The cottage itself is very cosy and has everything you could need for your stay. The woodburner was a very welcome addition, especially during the cold evenings. Good size courtyard which is shared with the cottage next door. Our dog Magnus was very happy to roam around in the enclosed paddock, which was great for a bit of exercise in the mornings before heading out further afield for the day. Excellent location for exploring Dorset & very close to the border of Somerset & Devon. Special recognition to Liz the owner for going above and beyond to help us during our stay. A truly kind and thoughtful host who puts her guests first. We do hope to return again, but for longer next time. Thanks Liz! :)

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2019

  • "We have just returned from having a fantastic holiday in this lovely cottage."

    Liz and Ian were very helpful and the welcome pack containing cereal, biscuits, milk etc was a lovely touch. We enjoyed the garden and our dog Millie had a good holiday too. The beds were comfortable and the bedding and towels were top quality. Everything we needed was there. We loved the area and all the pubs, restaurants were dog friendly. I would recommend this cottage to anybody.

    Reviewed by KayJul 2019

  • "I stayed at The Dairy at the end of June 2019, with my husband and two dogs."

    I have to say that the cottage was fantastic, and it was perfect for our needs. Liz was a lovely lady and dropped off a punnet of strawberries for us that she had picked. The cottage was so well equipped and spotlessly clean and the beds very comfortable too. My dogs had the best times of their lives in the paddock, bounding through the long grass. It was great because it was completely secure too, so we could relax in the knowledge that they couldn't escape. I can honestly say that we just cannot wait to stay again next year.

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay the cottage was suitable for our needs and was clean tidy and had a nice outlook"

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2019

  • "Have been back many times"

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2019

  • "The garden courtyard space, whilst very secure and pleasant, is a shared space with the holiday cottage adjoining."

    If both occupants have dogs there is nothing to keep them separate other than owner vigilance.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2019

  • "We had two dogs and the cottage was ideal."

    The garden was secure and there was a meadow for them to run around in too. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. We had a good week despite the weather. Thank you. Stayed August 2018

    Mrs Sue CalcottAug 2018

  • "Couldn't fault it clean comfortable and within reach of holiday resorts."

    Owner was very helpful allowed granddaughter to feed her chickens and fish which made her holiday. Would certainly return again. Stayed August 2018.

    Mr HofmannAug 2018

  • "What a peaceful setting The Dairy was in."

    It was fabulous for our sprollie dog because the property was in a walled garden which was safe (no holes to escape through) and the paddock area was great for exercising her. We loved the property. The beds were the best we have ever had in a holiday property, so comfortable. The accommodation was light and airy and really clean. Having a bathroom and an en-suite was good so my husband and I could have one each! It was a reall 'home from home' with lots of information provided on activities and places to visit. Would love to visit again some time. PS. The delicious home made shortbread, milk and fresh eggs from the farm were very welcome and delicious. Thank you for a wonderful holiday - stayed July 2017

    Ms Marian SedgwickAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice area which is so dog friendly."

    Lovely touch with the eggs milk and cookies. Was wonderful being able to let the dog out and he was secure in the garden and the 2 acre paddock was fantastic for him. Stayed April 2017

    Mr Alistair KirkApr 2017

  • "Excellent location property and wild flower meadow were great - owners very helpful."

    Stayed July 2016

    Mrs Valerie PickettAug 2016

  • "The accommodation is excellent, everywhere clean and the welcome tray was very much appreciated."

    We had a great holiday and would not hesitate to recommend this property. Thank you Liz and Ian - Stayed June 2016

    Mr Ian HartleyJul 2016

  • "This cottage is just perfect clean bright and very welcoming liz and ian are two of the nicest people one could ever hope to meet we will phone in the next day or so to book for next year many thanks for all your help p j skeel."

    Stayed September/October 2015

    Mr Peter SkeelOct 2015

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy and everything provided for our stay."

    There was a secure garden for our guide dog puppy to play. The paddock area also provided us with dog walking facility. The cottage was located close to Beaminster and within a short car journey to the coast. The owner''s were very friendly and suggested interesting places to visit. We were given freshly picked strawberries and as chickens were kept on the farm we were provided with fresh eggs. Recommended

    Mr GreenawayJul 2014

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The property

Liz and Ian would be delighted to welcome you to The Dairy at Whetley Farm near Beaminster.

The Dairy and the Granary share the secure, sunny and enclosed stable courtyard of Whetley Farm, a classic 17th century Dorset listed stone farmhouse set in a beautiful garden.To ensure safe distancing and separation of Guests, a temporary fence has been erected across the courtyard so each cottage has its own safe and secure garden along with a private patio.

The recently renovated cottages offer peace and quiet and easy access to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the many attractions of West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. Each cottage has its own secluded, private patio, with patio chairs, table and parasol where guests can sit and enjoy the peace and fresh air whilst young children and dogs can play safely. Being all on one level, the properties are particularly suitable for the less able. A particular favourite with all our guests and their dogs is our two-acre woodland and wildflower meadow where you are free to wander at any time.

It is enclosed by deer fencing so your dogs can be let off the lead and explore whilst you wander the mown paths or sit on one of the seats and watch the butterflies and birds.

Whetley Farm is just three quarters of a mile from Mosterton with its very well stocked village shop with in store bakery and its popular village pub which serves great selection of good food and local beers. The historic market town of Beaminster is only two and a half miles south of Whetley Farm, with excellent independent shops, cafes and pubs, museum and an annual festival. From wonderful walking, excellent pubs, fossil hunting and fishing, historic houses, gardens, shops, galleries and museums, stately homes and places such as Bridport, Dorchester and Sherborne all in easy reach you will be spoilt for choice of places to explore and things to do.

Whetley Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Local Beauty, with views of Lewesdon Hill, the highest point in Dorset, and is surrounded by renowned walking areas such as Beaminster Downs, Marshwood Vale, Lewesdon Hill, Pilsden Pen, Powerstock Forest, and Eggardon Hill. For seaside visits the choice is yours, Fossil laden Charmouth, beautiful Lyme Regis, lively West Bay, (Broadchurch) golden sands at Weymouth, wonderful food at Hive Beach, fishing and boat rides, the South Coast path to follow and Golden Cap to climb. Ian and Liz place great emphasis on ensuring you will be very well looked after during your stay. If you need help deciding where to go, what to do or where to walk Liz and Ian would be happy to advise and can lend you walking maps. On arrival you will find freshly cut garden flowers, and a welcome tray with special touches including homemade biscuits, Dorset tea, fresh eggs from the hens in the orchard, a selection of Dorset Cereals and doggy treats. In the right season you may well be treated to freshly picked salad leaves, herbs, soft fruit and vegetables from their veggie garden. Children are welcome to help feed the chickens and collect the eggs by arrangement.


  • All ground floor: Bedrooms: 1 x King-size en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x twin singles, bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner.
  • All Ground floor accommodation
  • Thermostatically controlled electric heaters
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Electric Cooker and Hob
  • Fridge
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Superfast Broadband
  • Wood burner (first load of fuel provided).Hair dryer
  • Small enclosed front facing patio with table and chairs
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Books and games
  • Parking for two cars
  • 3 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking.

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About the location


Bridport 6 miles; Crewkerne 7 miles; Lyme Regis 15 miles.

The attractive country town of Beaminster nestles beneath the rolling West Dorset downland within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Around its square is the Conservation Area which boasts over 200 Grade II listed buildings, many of which are built from mellow hamstone. This thriving rural community offers a good selection of shops, inns and restaurants, whilst each summer hosts a popular music and arts festival. The local area abounds in a network of footpaths, one leads to the village of Netherbury, the site of the original River Cottage TV programme. An easy drive takes you to the lively market town of Bridport and to West Bay (TV's Broadchurch) on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, whilst Lyme Regis, Dorchester and Weymouth are all easily accessible. A charming Dorset country town set in a most attractive rural setting.

Region Information

Note: The check in time for this property is 4pm.
Note: First basket of fuel provided – guests will need to provide an additional fuel.
Note: Cot and highchair available please request at time of booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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