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Chestnut Cottage, Rodden

Rodden near Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4JE (Ref. 1050484)


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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 Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Lovely cottage, comfortable clean and warm, had a lovely holiday, would highly recommend.”

    - Katharine, September 2021

About the property

Portesham 1.6 miles.

Delightfully situated on a working farm in the picturesque hamlet of Rodden, lies Chestnut Cottage, a charming and traditional cottage close to the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline and neighbouring countryside.

This property was once an old stone barn and has been lovingly converted into a wonderfully spacious property sleeping up to nine guests and providing an ideal base for a large family or group of friends to discover all the wonders of Dorset in a quiet and peaceful setting, with pretty farmland surroundings.

Step inside and be welcomed into the sitting room, with exposed beams and stonework, boasting a real cottage style feel, with the woodburning stove giving that extra charm and warmth on a chilly evening.

Settle down on the comfortable sofas and plan your days ahead before carrying on the conversations in the kitchen diner, an open plan space sure to be the social hub of the property, whilst the head chef cooks up a delicious meal.

The kitchen is well equipped to cater for all your culinary needs and the lawned garden and outdoor patio area is the perfect spot for some outside entertaining and alfresco dining in the warmer months.

When it’s time to retire, take your pick from 5 bedrooms; on the first floor, one super king bed with an ensuite consisting of a bath with overhead shower, basin and wc, one king size bed, another twin bedroom and single room.

The family bathroom, again with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC is also on this floor, whilst the ground floor offers a twin bedroom with a TV and an ensuite wet room, basin and wc which is suitable for wheelchair users.Take a scenic walk across the family farm to Langton Herring and visit the Elm Tree Inn.

The thriving and popular tourist town of Weymouth is just over 7 miles away and here you will find the award-winning blue flag beach with its sweeping sandy shores and a host of seaside attractions, and backed with an attractive Georgian esplanade lined with shops, cafes and bars.

Discover the old historic harbour where you can take a leisurely stroll with a delicious ice cream or traditional takeaway fish and chips and while away the hours watching all the comings and goings of luxury yachts, fishing trawlers, tall ships, RNLI Lifeboats and across harbour rowing ferries.

Enjoy a fun day out at the Nothe Fort, a unique attraction steeped in history with spectacular views out towards Portland, or explore the amazing underwater world at the Sea Life Adventure Park, home to penguins, sea turtle, sharks, seals and much more.

Stop off at incredible landmarks such as Sandsfoot and Portland Castles, before continuing along the West Dorset Heritage Coast to Chesil Beach and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and Swanery, follow the coast road to West Bay, fondly known as “The Gateway To The Dorset Jurassic Coast” and popularised by the TV series Broadchurch, lies close to the glorious sandstone cliffs of Golden Cap, at the western end of the dramatic pebbly Chesil Beach.

Just a short drive from West Bay you can visit the attractive market town of Bridport, here you will find a an interesting variety of shops, antiques stalls, restaurants and inns.

Take a day trip to Lyme Regis, a coastal town offering a selection of restaurants, specialising in seafood. Learn a new and exciting watersport out on the English Channel, or head further inland to the town of Dorchester, learn the history of Thomas Hardye or take a tour of The Keep Military Museum and the Terracotta Warrior Museum. Chestnut Cottage promises to be a superb home away from home and a fantastic home and a pleasure to return to each day after exploring the delights of Dorset and making treasured memories with your loved ones.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king size, 1 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x ground-floor twin with wheelchair friendly en-suite wet room, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, additional under counter fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed patio with outdoor seating area and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, please note pets are not to be left alone at the property
  • Highchair, travel cot and stair gate available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, Elm Tree Inn 1.6 miles, walk able across the family farmland
  • Note: Logs provided for open fire during winter months Note: Dogs cost an additional £21 per week

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About the location


Weymouth 8.8. miles.

Nestled on the Dorset Jurassic Coast, the historic village of Abbotsbury offers quintessential high streets and a variety of amenities, including a village shop with a post office and ATM, a farm shop selling local produce, tea rooms, art galleries, and a character pub. The town boasts a selection of family attractions including Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, with its 20 acres of flourishing exotic plants and a pathway leading to the dramatic Chesil Beach, and a swannery, a unique attraction allowing visitors to wander through a colony of nesting Mute Swans Booming with tourism, the nearby popular seaside town of Weymouth has a wide variety of attractions on offer, including sandy beaches with opportunities for watersports such as kayaking, pedal boating and deep sea diving, a picturesque harbour, as well as a wide range of shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants to choose from. Additional nearby points of interest include the County town of Dorchester, Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by Chesil Beach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter