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Melanie's Cottage

(Ref. 1083929)

Brewers Quay Harbour, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

32 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice property had a very good stay thanks very much Mr White"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very nice and probably come back again Thank you"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely, decor was nice and simple but comfortable."

    The location is great close to all the amenities and great for walking. Will definitely use Melanie cottage again

    Reviewed by Rena5.0Mar 2024

  • "Brilliant location."

    We chose the cottage because we regularly visit Weymouth and love this side of the town. Having an allotted car parking space is also brilliant and makes moving in and leaving days so simple. The beds were comfortable and the shower was excellent. Living area was ok but not a cosy as some of the other cottages we have stayed in around the harbour area but was adequate for our needs.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Feb 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Melanie's Cottage, description was very accurate, it was easy to access the gates and the keysafe."

    This is a clean and beautiful cottage in a central area close to everything one might need, including the shops, sea/harbour area, cafes, restaurants. Agency was very quick to respond to our note that TV was not working, this was on New Year's Day when we did not expect them to be working (TV sound works only) ; this not being an emergency & waking up later than usual, we just wanted to have a quiet day. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. Would recommend this cottage and would consider returning in the future. The 'Happy Hamper' goodies, milk on arrival in fridge, and lit-up Christmas tree were all a lovely touch, much appreciated. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our first time at Melanie's Cottage and it won't be our last."

    The property is beautiful and is maintained to a high standard. Great location.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property is in a fantastic location within easy walking distance of plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, seafront etc."

    We loved the fact that the property is gated as we felt very secure, as well as knowing that when we left the car there for the day/evening it was more secure, it was also a very quiet location. We found the beds very comfortable and slept very well here. The bathrooms were spotless. Just a couple of very small points that are easily/cheaply remedied would take our review to 5*. When we arrived there were 3 mugs in the cupboard that had tea/coffee stains around the top, I imagine the last drink before the previous guests departed - it was a shame this wasn't rectified by the cleaners. The dishwasher was also smelly as the filter had not been emptied and was full of the previous guests food that had not been rinsed from their plates before placing in the dishwasher - again could easily be rectified by the cleaners. As others have mentioned, it would be helpful for a shelf or some kind of caddy in the shower for your items so you don't have to lean across and get the floor wet. Unless you are very careful showering a LOT of water goes over the floor making it very wet and slippery. Would be helpful for an extra floor towel or two to soak it up.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. The Cottage is indeed in a very secure, quiet area and in a great location. We apologise for the dirty mugs, we will liaise with the Agency as this is not up to the quality standards we aim to offer. For the bathroom, we want to let you know that we will shortly carry out some work to put a shelf in the shower and also install a shower door, that will make it a much more welcoming bathroom. We would be delighted to welcome you again. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi4.4Nov 2023

  • "This is a very comfortable spacious cottage in a quiet gated environment."

    It is close to all amenities and has a carparking space. Unfortunately during our 7 day stay we had 2 failures of the central heating and hot water system requiring us to contact the office and 2 visits by engineers. Information for the owner---the mugs are very old and appear to have been cleaned with steel wool resulting in scratches.It would be useful to have a milk jug and a shelf in the shower for the soap.

    We are happy to read you like the cottage and the location. We are really sorry you had issues with the hot water system. We are going to do some work during the winter and we will look at this in detail as the boiler is under two years old. We apologise again for the inconvenience. Thank you for pointing out the other information, we are going to visit the house at the end of October and we will check that everything is in order and will replace/buy any items that are needed. We endeavour to offer the cottage with very high standards. Thanks again and all the best. The owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Sep 2023



    We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Melanie's cottage and liked the location. Sorry to read you didn't like the kitchen stools or the lounge armchairs. We try hard to please everyone and chose to have high stools in the kitchen to give it a pub feel and make it different to the dining area in the front room. As per the armchairs, these are made by a renowned British manufacturer and we thought they would please the majority of the guests. It is very difficult to accommodate everyone's preferences. With regards to the main gates, they open automatically just by advancing the car towards the gates. There is no need to get out of the car when driving out. The lovely people at Dream Cottages would have told you how to get out if you had issues with the gate. All the best. The Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry4.1Sep 2023

  • "We thought the place was lovely it was very homely very nicely decorated we were well impressed loved our stay"

    Many thanks for your amazing 100% score. We are thrilled you had a lovely stay in Weymouth and enjoyed staying at Melanie's Cottage. We would love to see you again soon. All the best. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was clean and spacious, but the master bed was very uncomfortable."

    Lots of the bowls and even the teapot was chipped, there was no soap for washing hands and barely any toilet paper. We usually use Dorset Cottage Holidays who always provide a generous welcome pack of milk, bread, and local produce so we were very disappointed with the few teabags and coffee sachets that were provided. The area was rough and noisy, although gated people came and went at all hours. We heard a window smashed within close proximity followed by shouting and bad language in the early hours of one morning.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to read you didn't like the bed which was chosen after careful consideration in order to please as many people as possible which we are glad we are managing to deliver it. We are also very disappointed and surprised to read some of your statement about the area being rough and noisy. This is a first as the property is in one of the most sought after areas in Weymouth and indeed very good and safe. Clearly you were unlucky but it is got nothing to do with the property. We regularly check and replace any equipment which fails short of the quality we want to offer. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1Aug 2023

  • "Overall very happy."

    Beds and pillows quite hard for us but appreciate this is personal preference. When removing sheets on last day nasty mark seen on mattress protector on main bed.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to read you were happy with the property. We have chosen new beds, pillows and furniture in general in order to try to exceed our guests expectations. However, we appreciate personal preferences may differ from our choices. We hope it won't prevent you visiting us again. We have notified Dream Cottages as it is indeed not up to the standard we want to offer. Wishing you all the best. The Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Aug 2023

  • "On arriving at the cottage, we found the cups had not been clean (disgusting actually) so first thing I had to do was scrub them which I Dufy appreciate as I don’t go on holiday to start cleaning ."

    Bin in kitchen was broken and dirty was told we would gas new one which didn’t happen , found ladies pads in tv unit draw , found lounge chairs very uncomfortable. Bathroom shower wasn’t clean at the bottom. Apart from that everything else was good especially the location. I feel if the cleaning team did their job it would get 5 stars but afraid they let the owners down. We would have loved to say we would come back to this cottage again but due to the things we have listed we have booked somewhere else for next year .

    Thank you for your feedback. We are really sorry you had issue with the cleaning. We completely share and understand your frustration as this is unacceptable. We have raised this issue directly with Dream Cottages / Skyes Cottages and they will make sure this doesn't happen again. The property has always been very clean so we are surprised this has happened. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you to enjoy the cottage again. Best wishes, The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2023

  • "I love Melanie’s I would definitely come back, it’s so comfortable and good ..."

    I love Melanie’s I would definitely come back, it’s so comfortable and good location and the shower is perfect with car park space as well

    Many thanks for your great feedback. We are delighted you had a great time at Melanie's Cottage and enjoyed the location. We would love welcoming you again soon. All the best. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jul 2023

  • "Melanie's cottage lived up to every expectation we had."

    Everything in the cottage was as listed and we would highly recommend the cottage to anyone who wanted to be central to the Weymouth facilities with the knowledge of knowing the property and your vehicle was locked behind secure gates at all times. A two minute walk leads you to the harbour itself and on the way there you pass a number of pubs and a café all of which were well worth a visit. Within a ten minute walk from the cottage you are in the centre of the shopping centre and the beach is just down the road from there! All in all, when going back to Weymouth I wouldn't bother trying to find anywhere else to stay.

    Many thanks for your amazing feedback. We are really happy you enjoyed the cottage, the location and had a great time in Weymouth. We would love to welcome you back in the near future. All the best. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by George Roy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property and the location was spot on."

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Melanie's Cottage and Weymouth. All the best. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jun 2023

  • "Excellent but when you replace the lounge chairs please replace with something comfy!"

    Like sitting on a park bench at the moment! Suggest a shower shelf is placed within the shower enclosure for soap shampoo etc. At present you have to come out of the shower to put these on an adjoining box, messy on the floor. If these are attended to it would be 5 stars for all above

    Thank you for your feedback. We are always thinking of ways to improve the conform of our guests and we have a yearly review in the winter to see what is missing, what should be changed, etc. Many thanks for your comment, we will take your feedback into account. All the best. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by J4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Nice and clean and comfortable. Only fault is that you do not follow post code on Sat Nav as it takes you to different location. Will defineyly use Dream Cottages again

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Melanie's Cottage. It is a shame the Sat Nav sent you to a different location. We would love to welcome you again in the future. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Problem with boiler, had no heating for two nights but when reported on the Monday maintenance came quickly but could not fix the problem."

    They did however leave a few heaters which were helpful until someone came to repair the system. Office staff and maintenance very helpful. Cottage much improved since our last visit several years ago and look forward to visiting again next year.

    We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused by the boiler. We were made aware immediately and asked Dream Cottages to do their best to sort it out as soon as possible and make sure you were having a confortable stay. The boiler was replaced a year ago and this was a very unfortunate event. We are very happy to read you managed to enjoy Weymouth and you are willing to visit the cottage again next year. We are are looking forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wilma4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely place, great location, just what was expected, clean, comfortable."

    We would recommend Melanie's Cottage to anyone

    Many thanks for your amazing feedback. We hope you had a great holiday in Weymouth and would love to welcoming you back at Melanie's Cottage. Wishing you an enjoyable summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Melanies Cottage is a lovely property."

    SO close to the quay but also very quiet and great parking space. Felt very secure with the gated access. Kingsize bed super comfortable, loads of wardrobe space and excellent shower. Sofa in lounge very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen although wooden bar stools uncomfortable. However, minor detail and would certainly not stop us returning to this property.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Melanie's Cottage. As per the kitchen wooden bar stools, they were made to measure to fit the kitchen and give guests an alternative to the dining table and chairs in the lounge. We look forward to welcoming you again. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Apr 2023

  • "We first stayed in Melanie's Cottage in November 2021."

    We decided to give it a second chance after reading about improvement to the property and in particular the heating system. The furniture layout has changed too, making it all together more comfortable. We particularly like the quiet location which at the same time is a short walk from most amenities, including a small supermarket and several good bars and restaurants. Car parking is secure and right by the entrance to the property.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted you gave us an opportunity to welcome you back into the refurbished Melanie's Cottage and that you had a very enjoyable stay that met your expectations. The location is indeed very quiet and within easy walk to most amenities. Thank again. We would love to have you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zietta5.0Mar 2023

  • "This property is spacious for 2 people with children and ideally situated for all amenities of Weymouth."

    We were kept warm in the coldest week of the year . However, we found that to make this property more cosy and user friendly a clock or two and a few minor things in the kitchen ,ie serving tongs ,were needed.Also there is a total lack of carpet or rugs in the living room and bedroom which would have been nice to have. These omissions did not however detract from the overall satisfaction of having had a very good holiday. No welcome pack though!

    Thank you very much for your positive and detailed feedback. We are glad you had a good stay at Melanie's Cottage. We are always listening to guests' comments in order to improve the facilites and make sure guests are happy. With regards to the carpet and rugs, we have kept this to a minimum (stairs only) to accommodate guests with allergies. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage in a perfect location with the secured parking right to the door a bonus, happy to recommend to family and friends and will defiantly look to visit again."

    Thank you very much for your great review. We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your stay at Melanie's Cottage and the location. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2022

  • "A great place to stay."

    Definitely recommend.

    We are delighted you had a good stay at Melanie's Cottage and we would love to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We wish you all the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location."

    Stayed for a weekend break, could easily have stayed longer to appreciate more. Great location for the harbour and town, we managed some exploring along the coast also. Didn't need the car once parked up. Check in / out straight forward. Everything you would need for a holiday and decorated to a high standard. Lovely layout. Comfy bed and plenty of wardrobe space. Would just recommend a rug in living room for a softer feel.

    Thank you very much for your positive review. We are thrilled you had such a great time in Weymouth and enjoyed Melanie's Cottage. We intend to provide a high quality standard for our guests to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Melanie cottage was brilliant great location the cottage has been refurbished to ..."

    Melanie cottage was brilliant great location the cottage has been refurbished to a really lovely standard everything you need for great holiday The cottage would benefit from mirror in second bedroom , and radio in kitchen Although the sofa and chairs are very good quality you could perhaps do with another sofa in that living room These points would not put me off re booking we are already looking at dates for 2023 Great property

    Many thanks for your review. We are delighted you loved the location, had a great time at the property and found it to a good standard. We will definitely put a mirror in the second bedroom and thanks for your comment about the radio, it is something we will look at including too. Thank you for your stay and we would love to welcoming you back at Melanie's Cottage in 2023. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda Dawn4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property and new furnishings."

    I agree with a previous comment about the living room chairs being hard though. A mirror is needed in the twin bedroom, as an adult was using this room there was nowhere to dry hair, the only option was to share the one in the double bedroom or stand in the way in the hall.

    We are glad you enjoyed the property and the new furniture. As per the chairs, these are from a reputable UK manufacturer focusing on comfort. We are disappointed they didn't meet your expectations. Thank you for the comment about the mirror, we are always looking to improve the property and we will take your suggestion on board. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie4.1Jun 2022

  • "When it’s very hot it would be useful to be able to open the skylight windows, to let some heat out, although I do understand why that may not be possible."

    We loved our stay. Perfect location.

    We are delighted to read you loved your stay. Thank you very much for your positive feedback. As per the skylight, you can open them with the pole provided inside the airing cupboard. We are sorry it was not made more obvious. Assistance from Dream Cottages is always at hand and would have been happy to help you. We hope we see you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ilona5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was my second stay at melanie cottage it’s close to all the amenities all in walking distance,the armchairs in the property are very hard but the sofa was comfy I was disappointed to find a positive covid test in the twin bedroom vanity bin which then made myself and party uneasy for the rest of our stay clearly the previous person had covid."

    I would have loved to stay here again but it’s no longer dog friendly

    Thank you for your feedback. The house is indeed in a great location. The cottage had a major upgrade to higher standards but we took the decision that it would be pet free. Sorry if it doesn't fit your needs but we are pleased you would have booked again otherwise. As per the bin not being emptied, it is the first time this has happened and we have mentioned it to Dream Cottages. We understand how you felt. Thank you for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.1May 2022

  • "Probably the best Equipped and cleanest property we have stayed in would definitely stay again and recommend"

    Many thanks for your excellent review and comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Melanie's Cottage. The cottage has undergone extensive refurbishment in the last three months as we wanted to provide a high quality cottage with a good level of equipment. Thank you for recommending it and we would love to welcome you again. Many thanks, Melanie's Cottage Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is well situated for shops, eateries and other facilities."

    However, the heating/hot water system was a nightmare throughout. The open shower was difficult to use without soaking the bathroom floor. At 5' 2" I had problems reaching items from the kitchen cupboard shelves. (I realise not an issue for everyone) The cottage was spotlessly clean and we liked the secure car parking by the door.

    Thank you for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed the location of the property but sorry you had issues with the heating and hot water. We have recently purchased Melanie's cottage and have refurbished it completely including changing the boiler. We are now confident we provide a cottage which would meet your expectations. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zietta3.4Nov 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king with TV, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Allocated gated parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.6 miles

The property

Melanie's Cottage is a charming two-bedroom mews-style house situated in the gated development of Kellaway Court, Brewers Quay, Weymouth.

Ideal for a couple or small family, this bright and airy home is conveniently located in the heart of Weymouth, with all the home comforts needed for a wonderful self-catering stay.

This stylish property is well-equipped and boasts a contemporary kitchen/diner, making it perfect for allowing you to involve your children in helping prepare a tasty treat to enjoy in the evening.

When it is time to relax, make your way to the sitting room, and cosy up to watch TV with your loved ones.

As the evening draws to a close, rest your head in one of two bedrooms, a king and a twin, each decorated in calming neutral tones and complete with storage for your belongings.

Wake up with a refreshing shower in the sleek shower room, before heading outside to the front of the house, where you will find a small patio area to allow you to soak up the summer sun and plan your day of adventures over a cup of coffee.

The colourful harbourside and marina is just a short walk away; Cross over the hydraulically-operated harbour bridge, which is raised every two hours, 363 days of the year and still one of Weymouth's most iconic features.

Why not take the gentle rowing ferry across to the other side of the harbourside where a short journey will lead to the choice of visiting Weymouth’s famous beautiful beach, and whilst there, take advantage of the well-stocked amenities in and around the main shopping area, including well known high street stores alongside quaint and independent shops.

Also within easy reach are the pretty Nothe Gardens and Newton's Cove, with rock pools, perfect for finding the hidden gems of sea life; find a bench and admire the breath taking sea views over to the Isle of Portland.

Further afield, why not explore the Dorset Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on foot or by bicycle, or venture into the county town of Dorchester to brush up on your local history at the Dorset Museum.

Melanie's Cottage is a beautifully-presented cottage, sure to be a hit with your loved ones at any time of year.

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Festivals will cause some inconvenience due to some road closures and parking restrictions. Should you require any further assistance or clarification on this please do not hesitate to contact us.

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

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About the location


Dorchester 8.7 miles; West Lulworth 15.8 miles

Brewers Quay is the old Victorian brewery situated at the heart of the harbour, in Weymouth, Dorset. Much of the grade II listed complex and surrounding brewery buildings date from the late 1800 early 1900’s and many have stones inlaid commemorating their construction year. This area is now a popular destination with many restaurants, café and bars, creating a vibrant culture, where you can relax with a drink and watch the world go by. Tucked away down the harbourside streets, you will find original Tudor harbour buildings, estimated to have been built in 1600 and well worth a visit, with a very interesting history to share. You will also find the Weymouth Museum, with some incredible exhibitions, and the harbour is also home to the lifting bridge, where you can watch the luxury yachts head out to sea, and then walk over the bridge to the town's winding streets of boutique shops and the seafront esplanade and beach. There is more to this seaside town than meets the eye; Brewers Quay is a much-loved holiday destination in Weymouth!

Note: Guests are required to bring their own cot linen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas