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Whitegates Lodge

(Ref. 994794)

Osmington, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "I'd 100% recommend staying here!"

    We were very happy with everything about this property. The lodge is beautiful, clean and well-maintained, with all the essential facilities, making our stay very comfortable. The location is very handy for day trips out, sightseeing or a short drive to local pubs/shops/eateries. We felt welcomed and had a very positive experience. Thank you Mandy & Paul for your kindness and providing such a lovely home to stay in :)

    Thank you Kirstie, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and really appreciated how clean and tidy you left Whitegates Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirstie5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our third visit to Dorset this year using self catering cottages."

    Whitegates Lodge was by far the best regarding all requirements to make our stay enjoyable - comfortable, clean, well equipped, well maintained and spacious.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Mandy & Paul. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Spent an amazing week at Whitegates lodge."

    The accommodation was the best equipped we have ever stayed in, Mandy and Paul have thought of everything, including a fan, which was definitely needed. We did bring our own too so we able to have one in each bedroom. Great outdoor space which the children enjoyed and the patio furniture was a welcome addition on the warm nights. I don't know if it's possible but it may help others if you list what extra's are in the property? I brought a hairdryer but it wasn't needed. Thank you for goodies, they were a lovely surprise

    Thank you Sally, it's was lovely to meet you and your family, that's a brilliant idea to list the things provided and will definitely do that in the future. Best wishes from Mandy and Paul x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2022

  • "Whitegates Lodge is beautifully decorated and furnished and very well equipped."

    So clean that it felt brand new. The kitchen was lovely with everything you could need. It was very comfortable to stay in. Lovely patio doors to allow you to get to the outdoor space easily. A lovely outlook on to grass and an attractive drive. Comfortable patio furniture and a picnic table made sitting outdoors an easy option. It is completely private. We were welcomed with a thoughtful hamper of treats for our stay. We had forgotten our picnic rug but they even had one of those for our use. We couldn’t fault anything.

    Thank you so much for that glowing feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, Best wishes Mandy and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage with everything we needed for a wonderful week."

    We loved the outdoor seating area and the welcome basket of goodies was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great quality cottage Very nice welcome pack Good location"

    Thank you for your feedback. Best wishes Mandy and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Whitegates Lodge in Osmington."

    A perfect little house in beautiful countryside and just a short drive to Weymouth. Trying to find something to improve but just can't think of anything...

    Thank you do much, we are so happy you had a good holiday experience best wishes. Mandy and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "It felt like we were home."

    Everything we needed was there. It looked like new, so clean. The owners made us feel very welcome. A good place to discover the area and close to the beaches. Hans {from Holland}

    Thank you so much for the fantastic review, it was such a pleasure to meet you both and thank you again for the yummy biscuits, best wishes. Mandy and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by J.w.5.0May 2022

  • "From the moment of booking right you to the departure it couldn’t have gone better."

    The lodge was perfect for our needs. Immaculately clean with everything we could’ve possibly needed. Bed was very comfy as was the sofas inside and out. Close to everywhere we wanted to go. Yes, as some have mentioned, the road noise could be heard but as we live near a railway line this really didn’t bother us. Would highly recommend this lodge and booking through sykes cottages.

    Thank you Alison for your very kind and informative feedback, the lovely card you left behind was much appreciated. Mandy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "We travelled as a family of 4, with children aged 10 & 4."

    Accommodation was outstanding and kitted out with everything we could possibly need, with lots of added extras to make our stay perfect. Brilliant location to access local destinations; Weymouth, Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door. Would highly recommend to others. Thanks Mandy & Paul

    Thank you Sonya for the lovely comments, it makes everything worth while knowing you and your family have had a nice holiday. Mandy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable, warm (in March) and very well equipped accommodation."

    Good location. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    The property was really well equipped and really clean. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very comfortable place to stay with lovely outside space and within easy reach of many resorts and places of interest."

    The only one drawback is the busy road and the tricky entrance to the property which can be easily missed.

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful property spotlessly clean"

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Sep 2021

  • "Was really impressed with the property."

    Very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Only issues was the noise from the road, which is out of anyone's control and the shower wasn't great but we managed.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2021

  • "We stayed at Whitegates Lodge the last week of August with our Grandchildren."

    The lodge was spotless and there was absolutely everything you could need. The hosts were lovely and were there if anything was needed. The garden facilities were great with a lovely undercover outside sofa area and picnic bench. Weymouth was only about 8 min drive away and had everything you could need for a family holiday. The location was also good to visit other holiday places and attractions. If you are looking for a lovely place to stay near to the seaside I would definitely recommend Whitegates Lodge

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Just came back from a week at Whitegate Lodge, what a lovely place, Mandy the owner has thought of everything!"

    We will definitely be going back. I couldn’t recommend it enough, the cottage was spotless, everything we needed was there in the lodge! The grounds are spotless too, my kids played out on the lawn and absolutely loved the space we had. The cottage is in a great spot for everything, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door practically on your doorstep, Weymouth is about 15 minutes drive. I absolutely love this cottage! Had a fabulous stay .

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage - probably the cleanest we’ve ever stayed in!"

    Beautifully decorated in whites and neutrals - clean, modern and clutter free. Love the new rectangular dining room table too (not presently shown in pictures). Set within the grounds of the owner’s house, which meant we had full use of the front/side garden - with outside seating too. This was perfect for our children as they had a large area to run around in. The garden entrance is down a small driveway, so it’s no where near the road. At the same time, the positioning of the lodge means you have complete privacy from the main house. Osmington itself is absolutely beautiful - 5 minutes from Weymouth, overlooking the sea - with several secluded beaches - Ringstead Beach is stunning, just 2 minutes drive from the Lodge. The owner made us feel extremely welcome with local teas, coffee and cookies on arrival - even a pint of milk. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and wouldn’t hesitate to return - in fact, we’ve already booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2021

  • "I really loved the cottage it was well equipped in the kitchen and plenty of towels, it was just perfect including relaxing seating area outdoors."

    Reviewed by Glenice5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic place,we will be returning, so homely."

    Beds were so comfortable and the place was spotless. Would not even hesitate in booking this place. The owners are so kind and helpful. Just 100% perfect

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "Although perfectly functional, this property didn’t meet, our probably high expectations of comfortable accommodation."

    If you are just using it for a base, apart from the bathroom facilities is ok. The accommodation is not particularly welcoming or decorated to a high standard. Furnishings are basic, although has a very well equipped kitchen. The bathroom is below standards, having no window to provide ventilation; the smell is quiet terrible and despite having quick showers, having the door open and the extractor fan on it still smells of damp. The shower itself is very low powered and had a tendency to shoot water out either too hot or cold without any adjustment of the temperature dial. There was a lovely outside seating area if you have the weather for it. Overall, a functional base for exploring a lovely coastal area and well placed however don’t expect any luxury comforts. Having stayed in many skyes properties we would not rate this as 4 star in comparison to other properties.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful clean accommodation."

    Fantastic outdoor space. Road noise was there, but we were expecting it from the booking info and it did not at all detract from our stay. What we would say is it lacked a few luxury’s, such as a dishwasher, a powerful shower and mixer taps in the bathrooms. Overall we had a very relaxed stay at Whitegates Lodge.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely holiday home, very well presented and clean."

    Well equipped with everything we needed. The use of front garden space was a real bonus too. We would definitely consider staying here again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "This is a very well appointed cottage that is very well kept, extremely clean ..."

    This is a very well appointed cottage that is very well kept, extremely clean and run by a very friendly and helpful couple

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our short stay at Whitegates Lodge."

    The house is perfectly situated for exploring the local area and very private. The house was very clean and well laid out with everything you need for a short or long stay. Lots of little details the host has thought about to make your stay easier. We have two small children and they thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2021

  • "It was a very nice, comfortable compact place - perfect for a family of 4."

    Very clean. Quiet, we all slept very soundly. Well equiped kitchen. Good location for exploring the East Dorset coast. Only tiny issue was it was difficult to get a good shower with the electric shower. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Conrad4.7Apr 2021

  • "Whitegates Lodge is just a lovely, warm, comfortable, immaculately clean property and the welcome pack was much appreciated after our long drive."

    We had a great holiday, lots to see and do around the area, we filled everyday even though the weather was mixed.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Oct 2020

  • "While the accommodation was very clean and the owner had provided for many things, a busy main road wraps round the property and the set up of the accommodation I would suggest is not suitable for toddlers for the following reasons :- no stair gates; the ground floor accommodation is split level; lot of stuff in the property - while this makes it homely it is also a parents nightmare for any child under 4 and over 9 months as much was not suitable for this age group and had to be removed to prevent damage or accidents; fixtures & fittings are also not child friendly such as the patio door blinds which you feel have to be drawn at all the times for privacy."

    We have a 16month old and while it was nice to get away, with the local area beaches and walks being great; I would not recommend this accommodation for anyone with a baby/toddler.

    Reviewed by Faye3.4Oct 2020

  • "This was the first time we had done this sort of holiday and we were so ..."

    This was the first time we had done this sort of holiday and we were so impressed with it all that we would not hesitate in doing it again

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2020

  • "The right turn in the direction of Weymouth is really tricky to get out of."

    Other than that everything thing was excellent. The property was super clean.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2020

  • "Very well equipped, clean and plenty of books and games ."

    Beds and pillows comfortably, nice touch with the packs of tissues and also washing pods. Very nice wellcome pack. I would definitely recomend it too family and friends

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2020

  • "Brilliant accommodation."

    Very clean and modern, had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Allyson5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautifully presented holiday home."

    So clean and fresh. It was as if no one else had ever stayed. Everything there that you’d ever need and more. Beautiful area to explore. Perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Holiday cottage was extremely clean and comfortable would highly recommend Mandy ..."

    Holiday cottage was extremely clean and comfortable would highly recommend Mandy and Paul the owners are really friendly and helpful, can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was the perfect accommodation in a perfect location for us to explore Dorset."

    The Lodge was spotless & the owners attention to detail was amazing as anything we needed was already there. We would definitely stay there again & recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2020

  • "The owners are a really lovely couple."

    The accommodation extremely clean and well equipped. The grounds are well kept and tidy. Excellent location in close proximity to all the wonderful sights around the Dorset coast. Altogether a wonderful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Cherryl5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Warm, cosy, with all the little details considered. The owners had obviously thought carefully about dotting every 'I', and were that perfect balance of attentive enough whilst giving us space and privacy. It felt like our home for the holiday, not a holiday home. There is nothing I can fault, we both agree it is the best cottage we have stayed in. And to respond to a previous reviewer who complained about traffic noise: it is not silent (it's near a fairly large road ) but it is far from noisy. There is a low hum which you can notice if you look for it, but nothing more. It certainly did not disturb us in the least.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage description mentioned road noise in the garden, it should be made clear that the road noise is very audible in both bedrooms, even with the windows closed."

    Thank you for your valuable feedback and sorry you were disturbed by the road noise which could be heard in both bedrooms. We do try to be as transparent as we can with the listings, with the map clearly showing the property is on the main road that runs through the village. We have not been made aware of the noise inside the property disturbing any other guests, but we will update the description. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant accommodation, everything you need, lovely owners will be visiting again very soon"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2019

  • "Can't fault whitegates lodge it was a lovely place to be."

    You had all the equipment you would ever need. We had a great week and would go back and recommend! Stayed july 2018

    Mrs Donna MossSep 2018

  • "Lovely clean, well equipped cottage."

    Plenty of good walks from the door in the local area. Craig's Dairy is a good place to have a light lunch - stayed April 2018

    Mr Charles BurlisonMay 2018

  • "Whitegates lodge was in a great location for us and fully equipped with everything we needed."

    The garden was great for the girls to play. Stayed September 2017

    Mrs Julia SnaithSep 2017

  • "Whitegates did not disapoint."

    Immaculate, tidy, well equipped and beautiful grounds. The little touches made all the difference. We will go back !! Stayed August 2017

    Mr Glen TaylorSep 2017

  • "Holidays should be easy and stress free to organise and meet every expectation - and this certainly did."

    We had a fabulous holiday! The information prior to arrival was clear, the booking process was straightforward. The accommodation was absolutely spotless and to a very high standard. A very well equipped Lodge. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending both Dream Cottages and Whitegates - stayed July 2017

    Mrs Kirsty BryantAug 2017

  • "Good location."

    Nice clean house. Everything you need there. Stayed April 2017

    Miss Lisa RobertsMay 2017

  • "A cosy and very comfortable place to stay."

    The Christmas tree, decorations and hamper made us feel very welcome. Stayed December 2016

    Mrs SeallJan 2017

  • "The property was lovely, well equipped and extremely clean."

    The owners were also very helpful and informative of the local area. Would certainly recommend. Stayed September 2016

    Mrs Marion GrangerOct 2016

  • "Will use Dream Cottages again next time we visit the area."

    We had a fantastic time and weather. Cottage was high standard and great location and owners very welcoming. We had a fantastic time and weather. Cottage was high standard and great location and owners very welcoming. Stayed September 2016

    Mrs Michelle HeapOct 2016

  • "Whitegates Lodge has gorgeous gardens - we were lucky enough to be able to breakfast alfresco & have drinks in eve sunshine."

    Well-equipped cottage is immaculate. Location is ideal for exploring Dorset coast: Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Worth Matravers, Weymouth, Portland Bill & Chesil beach etc. Smugglers is a great pub & has lovely beach cove. Owners really helpful and welcoming. Stayed August 2016

    Mr Daniel WalshAug 2016

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  • Bedrooms: 1 x double 1 x twin single Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan Living/Kitchen/Diner - two patio doors with step down to garden area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Fridge & Freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher
  • iPod docking station, smart TV & WiFi
  • Parking for two cars.

The property

In the quintessential Dorset Coastal village of Osmington sits this modern converted Lodge.

Furnished to a high standard, Whitegates Lodge is a link detached property in lovely grounds shared with the owner's own home. Guests have use of the lovely front garden with large lawn.

Patio doors also lead out onto a gravelled area with a table and chairs where on warm summer evenings you can enjoy a relaxing drink.

The property is accessed along a gated gravel driveway, tucked away just off the main village road in Osmington.

The light, bright and clean decor gives a relaxed feel throughout the property.

The living kitchen diner lends itself perfectly to socialising and relaxing together during your stay.

Only a short distance from the property is Craig's Farm Dairy, with tea room and farm shop, ideal for buying fresh milk, cheeses and lovleyl ice cream.

A 5 mile drive will find you in the bustling seaside town of Weymouth, with a wealth of bars, restaurants, shops and activities, and not forgetting the three mile stretch of idyllic sandy beach, and host of traditional seaside entertainment during the summer months it is a great place to spend the day.

The South West Coast Path leads you to Osmington Mills, a beautiful coastal hamlet, known for its colourful history of smugglers, who reportedly took refuge in the local Inn, called The Smugglers Inn and which dates back to 13th Century.

Also recommended ia a trip East to the unique and beautiful Lulworth Cove; spend the day on the sheltered shingle beach, or enjoy a meal at one of the local pubs or restaurants.

An energetic walk from Lulworth Cove over to Durdle Door offers the perfect opportunity to admire the striking views over the Jurassic Coastline with its unusual geological formations.

Whitegates Lodge would suit a couple or young family wanting to explore the Dorset Coast line and country walks.

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About the location


Osmington village, sits on the Jurassic coastline of Dorset, just 6 miles from Weymouth with it’s infamous beach and historic harbour and just 11 miles from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Home to the famous Chalk hillside carving of George III on horseback, cut into the hillside to commemorate the Royal visits to Weymouth, this landmark can be seen from miles away. It is also the place that John Constable spent his honeymoon in 1816 and where he completed his painting of Weymouth Bay that now hangs in the National Gallery. The South West Coastal path runs through Osmington Mills, a tiny hamlet on the edge of Osmington. Here many walkers start their coast path walks at the Smugglers inn, where reputedly there are historic connections to smuggling. Be sure to visit to find out all the stories. A short drive will see you reach a local convenience store at Preston. Weymouth offers a larger variety of shopping, eating and entertainment choices.

Note: Although set back from the main road and fully screened, some traffic noise may be heard in the garden area or inside the property at certain times.
Note: This property is only suitable for children over the age of 5 years.
Note: Property and it's grounds are strictly no smoking.
Note: This property does not allow electric car charging

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season