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Cockleshell Lodge

(Ref. 994106)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "The house annex was tastily decorated and very comfortable inside."

    The kitchen was well stocked but I would take my own sharp knife next time. The small outside was not well maintained with worn out paint and cramped facilities. The table was just big enough for two persons to tightly fit plates and drink. The dog beach was about 20 minutes walk away whereas the people beach was only 7 minutes walk. The people beach opens to dogs at the start of October. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay again .

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Sep 2023

  • "Property is looking very tired the bed could do with replacing lots of spring ..."

    Property is looking very tired the bed could do with replacing lots of spring noise when turning in bed and the yard at the rear needs painting and cleaning not the same outside furniture as in the photos not nice to sit out there

    Reviewed by Carol2.5Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Cockleshell Lodge."

    It was in a very quiet road and just a short walk to the beach. We had everything we needed for a relaxing break. Thank you for the welcome pack! We would quite happily return another year.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Cockleshell Lodge."

    Set in a fantastic location within a couple of minutes stroll to all the beautiful promenade,beach and shops, and with the added bonus of parking outside your fronf door. The weather was brilliant with long sunny days for the whole week and not a drop of rain. It was our first time in Weymouth and we will definitely be returning !

    Reviewed by Garry4.4Jun 2023

  • "Sharon was very helpful and prompt with a couple of queries we had while there."

    The property was lovely and quiet. Also close to the sea front and amenities. The shower room was small but adequate. We had a relaxing stay. Thank you Sharon.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely base from which to make the most of Weymouth and the beautiful Jurassic coast."

    Everything felt easy - arriving and being able to park the car on the driveway and then have a cuppa and a biscuit (thank you Sharon!) was such a relief after a long journey, and the facilities were perfect for what we needed (mum, grandparent and two young kids). The lodge was immaculately clean and homely. My mum and I especially enjoyed sitting outside in the courtyard (which gets the sun in the afternoon) with a cold glass of vino. The location of Sharon’s lodge is perfect for Weymouth beach and the cafes/bars on the Esplanade - they’re literally a 5 minute walk away. The beds are comfy and the surrounding residential area is quiet. Sharon was a very responsive host and we would definitely recommend her lovely lodge to other holidaymakers. Thank you Sharon!

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback and I’m really pleased you enjoyed your stay :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2023

  • "Absolute little gem of a property."

    Location is fantastic and it's a bonus to have parking. Also the little garden is a lovely suntrap. Will definitely be returning..

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback and I’m really pleased you enjoyed your stay :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable and cosy stay with property listing very accurate."

    Very good location for exploring all of weymouth by foot with the bonus of off street parking. Owner very responsive to queries before and during stay.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Apr 2023

  • "Cockleshell Lodge is quiet and well located; close to the Esplanade and just a short walk from the shops."

    There is adequate off street parking for two cars. Unfortunately on arrival it was bitterly cold, the heating was just coming on and we struggled to get warm that evening. We had access to the controls but it took ages to heat up, this was perhaps due to damp; there were visible signs in both the reception room and the main bedroom plus a long term leak behind the toilet. Also there were at least 3 lights/lamps not working and a couple of sockets. Unfortunately the previous tenants had not washed up properly and the mugs left on the welcome tray were dirty. TLC needed

    Dear Elizabeth, Thanks for your feedback I have looked into the issues you have raised. 1. I only ever leave the heating on timed as I'm never sure what time guests will arrive. So, I can only apologise that the house felt cold when you arrived. There is a fully working freestanding Electric heater in the lounge which can be moved and positioned anywhere in the room near a socket. This would have helped to warm the lounge quicker for you had you used it and left the internal doors open. 2. The damp patch you describe in the main reception room is from the downpipe outside by the French doors in the back courtyard. Unbeknown to me it had got blocked. The results of this only showing up internally this winter and unfortunately it created a very small damp issue in the plasterwork, at floor level, hidden behind the curtains, by the French doors. Unfortunately, I cannot just put a sticky plaster over it, the wall needs to be totally dry before treating and re-painting. If you have pictures of the damp in the bedroom I would like to have them so I can investigate further what you are referring to!? 3. The toilet does not leak at all, so maybe there had been an accident of some kind! 4. Only 'one' light bulb was totally not working. I have checked them all myself and it is the wall light in the lounge (above grey sofa) which has an ongoing issue as the bulb does not last long in there. My electrician is fully aware. The bedside lamp in the main bedroom by the window has a small screw-in bulb and when I checked it had come slightly loose, probably during dusting, once the bulb was turned, it came on!!! All the other lamps are definitely working... 5. The only socket that does not work is in the hallway and there is a large plant stood in front of it for that reason. My electrician believes its disconnected, it has never worked since I bought the house. I'm unsure which other socket you are referring to!? 6. I can only apologise for the mugs, they are always cleaned in hot soapy water with a sterilising tablet along with the teapot and teaspoons, then re-washed in hot, clean soapy water this is done between every booking. Please note Elizabeth, it clearly states on Cockleshells front exit door and kitchen window sill to turn the heating off when you leave the property which you failed to do on your departure day. Also, the roman blind has been broken in the back bedroom by whomever used the room, they just discarded the cord on the floor. I would have appreciated being made aware of any of these issues during your stay as they could easily have been remedied or explained. My phone number was readily available in the Welcome Pack so you could contact me. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth2.8Feb 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Helpful accommodating owner. Comfortable accommodation. easy walk to seafront and town centre. Car parking very useful.

    Reviewed by C5.0Jan 2023

  • "Exactly as expected, so matched the listing very well."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed at Cockleshell lodge for 2 weeks from 22nd July."

    Weymouth is a beautiful resort. The property is in a brilliant quiet location, the sea front is about 5 minutes walk away and the Town centre around 10 minutes walk. The lodge was spotlessly clean with everything you could need for a great relaxing holiday. Sharon the owner left us a starter pack of tea, coffee, milk, biscuits etc and visited to change the bed linen after the first week. We could not fault this property and would definitely book again. Thanks for a fantastic holiday from the Warneck family.

    Thanks so much for your lovely review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Weymouth and at Cockleshell Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just come back from a wonderful weeks stay at Cockleshell Lodge."

    The owner has thought of everything to make your stay so enjoyable. Could not fault this place and will definitely be returning. Thanks again from the Barker family.

    Thanks so much for your lovely review and I hope to see you all again very soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was nice and clean but shower was very small also too far from the town as had to walk a long distance."

    To get to the town and local shops Would not book it again.

    Reviewed by John & Patricia3.1May 2022

  • "Listed as a lodge but was more of an outhouse, not very clean at all, no towels, ..."

    Listed as a lodge but was more of an outhouse, not very clean at all, no towels, bed in smaller room had no bedsheets on, dog friendly but dogs not allowed anywhere, very disappointed

    Reviewed by Sarah1.6Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable lounge and beds. Only 5 mins walk to beach and town centre. Everywhere else 30mins drive or less. Very central location to explore Dorset.

    Thankyou Janet for your lovely comments I very pleased you enjoyed your stay :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely week visiting my family."

    Once we arrived we found the cottage comfortable and a wonderful welcome pack to great us. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.7Oct 2021

  • "First Sykes cottage we've been disappointed with, room were not like on the photos, bathroom very tied, need of revamp, and front bedroom had an awful musty smell to it that I couldn't imagine anyone would sleep in, I would not recommend this cottage ."

    Reviewed by Mark2.5Sep 2021

  • "Lovely lodge small garden for our little dog everything is there for you and ..."

    Lovely lodge small garden for our little dog everything is there for you and more very clean and exceptionaly close to all amenities Weymouth is lovely weather was exceptional definitely give it a go

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable lodge."

    Close to both beach and town centre. Sharon the owner was lovely and dealt with a slight query we had. Immediately.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7May 2021

  • "Cockleshell Lodge was a nice place, tucked to the side of a larger property on a residential street, about 5-10 minute walk from the Old Pier Bandstand building on the seafront."

    We were a party of two friends and a Yorkshire Terrier. Beds were extremely comfortable, with very cosy linens, and the kitchen was well-equipped with most everything you could need for cooking any meals, and with a large fridge-freezer. We found it to be a very quiet location - my friend especially is very aware of any noise at night, and she had a lovely undisturbed sleep every night in the back bedroom, as it was so quiet. The parking was ideal - we didn't use the car once we arrived! - and out of the way of the residents of the main building. For preference we would have liked a really large frying pan for doing cooked breakfasts, and also a few more available channels on the TV/SKY. Wi-fi was excellent. The owner responded very promptly when we had a question on arrival, which was appreciated. Two small things to be aware of, 1) the rug in the living room moves/shifts very easily on the wooden floor, and 2) the shower drains quite slowly (flushing the toilet seems to resolve this). I understand the property won't accept dogs in future, which will prevent me from visiting again, but that is the only reason I wouldn't as it was cute, cosy, quiet, and well-equipped.

    Reviewed by Carla-jo4.4Oct 2020

  • "I really cannot say enough positive things about our cottage."

    It was absolutely amazing - close to the beach and town and well equipped. A perfect way to dip our toes into self catering holidays we will definitely be back again ('rona permitting!!)

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2020

  • "When we arrived the next door neighbour had ladies pants drying in the window (nothing to do with the cottage I know) but strange."

    .... On first arrival it seemed lovely apart from a problem with the shower which in fairness was fixed pretty quickly, it is however a TINY shower and bathroom. It's only when you've stayed at a place for a few days that you start to notice things. Outside under the front window were several old window casings. A black bag was left there too, when I looked inside the bag it had rubbish in it including bags of dog poo. I had to dispose in the several bins at the side of the property. We had to sleep apart as the double bed was too short for my 6'1" husband because of the footboard. He had to sleep diagonally so we thought we'd try the two single beds in the other bedroom. One of the mattresses was fine but the other was terrible, springs could be felt even just sitting on the bed. Luckily we took cotton sheets and covers with us, the duvet covers were polyester and not breathable so it was a good job we did. The rugs in the lounge and the bedroom needed a really good clean as they were stained. The furniture was not comfortable and the dining chairs extremely basic. The kitchen worktops under the rim were sticky and needed cleaning. The garden bench had been painted but was so old and flimsy it would only be suitable for children to sit on. To sum up, the cottage was not in a nice location, it needs some tlc, but there was every pot, pan and small items that you could think of. Pretty decor but not up to scratch for the cost.

    Reviewed by Dawn2.8Jul 2020

  • "Cockleshell lodge was in a perfect location and generally very clean."

    All the facilities were good and the off_road parking was a bonus. When we first entered the property there was a strong smell of cigarettes which was a little off putting but we took this up with the owner and this was resolved. I would recommend this property to anyone and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Oct 2019

  • "We have just returned from a very relaxing week at Cockleshell Lodge in Weymouth."

    The Cockleshell Lodge is set in a quite location just off the sea front, but close enough to walk there in five minutes. We arrived in Weymouth by National Express who drop you off by the King Head Statue, which is the other end of the seafront, but it only took less then 30 minutes to walk to Cockleshell Lodge. The train station is even closer about 10 minutes away. When we arrived and opened the front door, we thought there had been a mix up. Cockleshell Lodge is like no other, it’s like walking into someone’s home, you expect to find someone sitting watching the television. I mean this in a very positive way. It is spotless throughout and has a vey friendly/home feel about it. As I say every room has been cleaned to a very high standard. There was a great welcome basket waiting for us, with bread (very tasty) eggs etc. There is a great information booklet regarding the property and everything local, including telephone numbers. There really is nothing negative to say about Cockleshell Lodge. We would easily return there and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Peggy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent service from Dream Cottages throughout."

    Lovely accommodation, a real home from home. Lots of personal touches including a welcome basket of goodies, books, dvds and lots more. Highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2019

  • "The location was spot on, with a parking space and just a few minutes stroll to the Esplanade, nice and quiet but near to walk into Weymouth centre and near to roads leading to other places."

    The welcome hamper was the best we have ever received, bread, eggs, butter, milk and shortbread biscuits.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2019

  • "We had a really great time in Cockle shell lodge in Weymouth, everything we needed was all there for us."

    including a really nice hamper the owner Sharon had thought of everything, the lodge was nice and clean and it was really cosy and it was right near to the beach love Weymouth . Jan and Clive xx

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2019

  • "The bungalow was cold, I followed instructions to turn on heating system but it didn't work."

    I was tempted to return home on Wednesday but persevered till Thursday. The bottom of the shower door was gruby, the toilet roll holder was broken, there was a chip in the toilet seat and was stained, there was hair in the sink plug hole. The cooker hob needed a clean as did the washing machine controls and the kitchen draining board. The welcome pack was a lovely idea, shame mayo, tom sauce and coffee sachets were all out of date. As for Weymouth itself lovely place to visit.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley3.1Apr 2019

  • "Loved the closeness to all Weymouth’s facilities."

    Cottage was clean and comfortable and pleasant to stay in. Highly recommend this little gem!

    Reviewed by Tania4.7Apr 2019

  • "The welcome pack was very much appreciated, it was clean, our concerns for the owners would be the cracks in the courtyard wall as the tree from next door may be an issue."

    It had one two seater sofa which wasn’t that comfortable to sit on, would recommend two, two seater sofas and not two single chairs. However these are very minor observations as the overall cottage was , cosy, warm, well decorated, very homely and superbly positioned for the local beaches, bars , restaurants etc. Overall an excellent holiday was had and will be using this accommodation again in the near future. We have already recommended this to our friends.

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Mar 2019

  • "Cottage exceeded our expectations in all ways including size."

    Reviewed by Roderic4.7Mar 2019

  • "What a fantastic week!"

    The cottages was clean and well equipped, close to the beach and near two huge supermarkets. Our two boys (6 and 4 years old) had an amazing time, and as a family we will always remember this holiday in Weymouth! Stayed Augsut 2018

    Mr MoulsonAug 2018

  • "Yet again another billiant weeks stay at your lovely cottage: on both occasions you have exceeded our expectations."

    We are over the moon with the facilities you provide, and we will be booking again for our third time when we arrive home. Thank you again and see you next year. Stayed August 2018

    Mr Stanley FreemanAug 2018

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location for us, a few minutes walk to the sea front and town which meant we could leave the car parked and walk."

    Although not much to look at from the outside, when you went into the cottage it was quite roomy and very well maintained. We felt very comfortable in the cottage and did not have any problems all week. Stayed July 2018.

    Mr Ian SlymAug 2018

  • "Everyone at Dream Cottages was friendly and helpful."

    The owner of the property was also lovely to deal with and the Lodge was nicely decorated with all that we needed and some delightful finishing touches. Thank you. Stayed January 2018

    Mrs Teresa EastwoodFeb 2018

  • "Wonderful! Spotless and everything we could have wished for and more!"

    Loads of lovely touches, welcome pack, etc, highly recommended.

    Ms ArdenNov 2017

  • "A great little property with parking situated 5 minutes walk from the esplanade."

    Beautifully decorated inside like a home from home. Dogs are allowed too which was ideal for us. Would definitely recommend.

    Mrs Helen SibleyNov 2017

  • "What a fabulous place Cockleshell Lodge is, comfortable and stylish, we had a lovely holiday, so has Roman he has never met so many other dogs before and he's been loving it, thank you for a great week, would definitely come again."

    Stayed July 2017.

    Mr Nigel EdwardsSep 2017

  • "Have been coming to Weymouth for many years, Cockleshell Lodge is perfect for ..."

    Have been coming to Weymouth for many years, Cockleshell Lodge is perfect for our requirements now, having everything that is needed for a perfect holiday, shame the weather is out of our control, will be booking again - stayed August 2017

    Mr Stephen CordwellSep 2017

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at Cockleshell Lodge."

    It had everything we could have needed and more! Beautifully decorated and laid out it's a real home from home experience with the luxuries of the beautiful sea fronts and lovely places for dog walks. We will definitely book again when we come back to Weymouth. Stayed August 2017.

    Mrs Leanne MillerSep 2017

  • "We have had a fantastic holiday."

    Brilliant location and Cockleshell Lodge was perfect for our needs, so nice to come home to after a day out. Home from home with added sunshine. We would love to come again. Stayed August 2017.

    Mr Chris PhelonSep 2017

  • "Had a lovely week."

    Weather couldn't have been better. Wall to wall sunshine. Nice and clean place to stay with good facilities. Stayed August 2017.

    Mr Stephen MilsomSep 2017

  • "Lovely place Cockleshell Lodge."

    Had a wonderful week here. Thank you for all the little extras! Stayed September 2017.

    Mr Alan PatrickSep 2017

  • "The property was well situated a great base to explore Weymouth , quiet and beautifully decorated ."

    The owner had thought of everything from bucket and spade to the cotton pads in the main bedroom definitely recommend staying at this property - stayed August 2017

    Mrs Julie DonohoeSep 2017

  • "Love Cockleshell Lodge we had a great holiday which was really needed."

    Its so close to a lot to do, which mainly are dog friendly. Had everything we needed. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. Stayed July 2017

    Ms Sandra MoloneyJul 2017

  • "Cockleshell Lodge was clean and comfortable and most importantly very well situated being only a short walk from the seafront."

    Very spacious inside and car parking space a bonus, all in all very pleased with accommodation - stayed July 2017

    Mr Shaun CooperJul 2017

  • "Really simple easy booking, all information needed provided."

    Loved the house, easy to find following the directions, perfect location: quiet road but only 2 minute walk to centre of beach/resort. Plus off road parking right outside the front door. Bigger than expected, really good condition and thoughtfully kitted out (really appreciated the tea and milk on arrival). Would definitely stay here again. Stayed June 2017

    Mrs Amy PotterJul 2017

  • "Lovely property, clean and tidy with comfortable beds."

    All living space on one level with driveway right outside front door. Nice little touches by owner from poo bags for dog to ladies toiletries, so wanted for nothing. About 10 minute easy walk into centre of town, corner shop 1 minute, pub 2 minutes. Would recommend - stayed June 2017

    Mr Jamie PridmoreJun 2017

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  • Bedrooms: 1 x Double 1 x king size (zip link) can be made up as a 2 x single bed
  • Lounge with dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room with hand basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric fire in lounge
  • Fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot
  • Small patio area
  • Accepts 2 small dogs or 1 medium sized dog
  • Welcome tea tray on arrival
  • Allocated off road parking for one car
  • Fuel and Power inc. in rent
  • Linen inc. in rent
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

Hidden away with it own secluded courtyard Cockleshell Lodge is your very own private holiday home only a five-minute stroll to Weymouth beach.

Tucked away in a residential street this charming ground floor apartment feels like it’s own oasis of calm.

The comfortable sitting dining room provides the ideal place to unwind with a good book, or catch up on your favourite TV show.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for preparing meals.

Unwind in the comfortable bedrooms and awake refreshed for a day of new adventures.

Weymouth’s award-winning blue flag sandy beach, with its shallow waters, is just a 5-minute stroll away, walk along the 3 miles esplanade or paddle in the shallow waters.

Weymouth town centre is adjacent to the beach where you will find charming lanes and boutique shops a plenty as well as the usual high street favourites.

Enjoy fish and chips on the harbour side as the boats go past.

A 20-minute drive away is the iconic Portland Bill, you can explore this dramatic coast line, be sure to stop and admire the wonderful panoramic views from the Olympic rings, where you can see as far as Exmouth on a clear day.

With it's private parking and entrance this peaceful single storey lodge, all ground floor, provides a fabulous base for a couple or small family to get away and visit Weymouth and the surrounding area.

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About the location


Dorchester 7 miles; Bridport 17 miles.

The popular resort of Weymouth makes an outstanding year-round holiday destination, with a wide variety of attractions on offer, appealing to all tastes and ages. The glorious golden sandy beaches have excellent facilities for all kinds of watersports, whilst from the picturesque, bustling harbour you can take regular fishing trips. A short drive takes you to Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, linked to Weymouth by the dramatic Chesil Beach. Visit Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s “Casterbridge”, only 7 miles away, or take a journey along the scenic coastal road and call in at Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens. Alternatively, just head down to West Bay - the views of the stunning Dorset Heritage Coastline are not to be missed!

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Note: Guests need to provide their own linen for the travel cot.

Note: Please confirm if you need the second bedroom made up as two singles.

Note: Guests need to provide their own Bath towels.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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