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Anvil House

(Ref. 993929)

Brewers Quay Harbour, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 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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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Anvil House is a convenient location for our walking holidays."

    The property really requires an outdoor washing line as the small airing racks provided are inadequate for drying swimwear, swim towels, wet raincoats and over-trousers etc. The racks are too small and unstable to use outdoors and the tumble drier is inappropriate for such items. Apart from this significant problem, the property is comfortable and well equipped. The 'Happy Hamper' and pint of milk received on arrival were lovely. Thank you. The team at Dream Cottages were very quick to sort out the rapidly dripping kitchen tap that we reported on arrival.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Oct 2023

  • "We loved the soundproofing, and never heard any noise from either side."

    Nor was there any traffic noise or rowdy behaviour in the area. The house was well appointed and the location for beach, town, and harbour was excellent. The furnishings and curtains were good, and plenty of coat-hangers too! The range and quality of equipment provided were very good. One negative was lack of shelves and storage space generally. Although the house was small, some shelves and/or bigger drawers/cupboards for clothes, toiletries etc. would have been useful, especially in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a great location for many great walks in and around Weymouth."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Amazing, this is our third year and Anvil is a home from home."

    Welcome pack was a huge surprise and very needed. We will be back :)

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely house in a quiet location."

    Only a short walk to the beaches and old harbour. We had a lovely stay and would come back again.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, a home from home, fully equipped, very clean and comfortable, easy access to beach, town, only using car once during the week to venture further afield."

    Would certainly rebook.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house, spotless and really well maintained."

    Nice location, really quiet . Would gladly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a lovely well equipped property in a quiet location and just a two minute walk to Hope square and Weymouth harbour."

    Initially we had some problems with the TV not working, however, this was very quickly and efficiently resolved. We would like to thank the hamper company for their delicious provisions.

    Reviewed by Myfanwy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week in Anvil house in Weymouth I couldn’t fault any of it."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Anvil cottage si clean and organised ."

    We will definitely be back the location is so good for us as getting on in years . So close to hope square and harbour and if the legs were to tired used the ferryman to get across to beach side loved it . Only one thing would add for comfort is the mattress in twin room could do with topper like the double everything else great thank you

    Reviewed by Carolyne5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was of a high standard, clean and comfortable."

    It's also in a very good spot for access to the coastal path and an easy walk to shops, restaurants and of course the beach

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2023

  • "Anvil house"

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2023

  • "Everything was in very good order, the locks were a bit awkward on the front and back doors but otherwise everything went very well."

    The house was warm and cosy (the weather could have been better but we cant blame you for that!). Altogether we had a nice break. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Vic4.1Mar 2023

  • "Anvil is beautiful house everything you need."

    Location is great short walk to harbour, town and beach. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable and in a good location for our walking holiday."

    Have booked again for next year but REALY COULD DO WITH AN OUTDOOR WASHING LINE OR ROTARY LINE please. We were very worried on arrival to find the key safe left open and house keys falling out. Reported this immediately to the nearby Dreams office as anyone could have gained access. Found some food left in kitchen cupboards and peanuts dropped on the lounge floor, clearly not noticed by the cleaner!

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Very comfortable, clean and tidy. Everything you need for a stay. Just one problem for us was that we are not familiar with tumble driers and there were only very basic instructions apparently available. Therefore we were reluctant to use that facility which was a shame.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2022

  • "No mention of 2nd allocated parking space"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    Walking distance of all Weymouth’s attractions.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cottage was beautiful and very warm and cosy."

    Clean on arrival great having beds made up soo we could just relax. Has everything needed and then some, will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property, very clean with modern kitchen and bathroom."

    Very well appointed with a lovely rear garden.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property for us as a couple."

    Facilities and comfort good. no bad features at all. Only small drawback which cant be helped is the sun goes from the back at 5.30pm.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was in an excellent position."

    It was very clean ,comfortable and spacious. Also, it was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2022

  • "A clean ,comfortable well equiped property in a quiet smart area of Weymouth."

    .only a 5min walk into the bussiling Hope square area with its restaurants and pubs and into the quayside. ,another 5mins and your in the town centre which is adjacent to the beach... we would not hesitate to return to Anvil House in the future

    Reviewed by Walter5.0May 2022

  • "Great location."

    Spotlessly clean property. Very impressive. Beautiful coastal walks from the doorstep. Convenient parking off road.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2022

  • "Anvil House is a nicely positioned compact dwelling with two dedicated parking spaces."

    Short walk to the quay and thence over the town bridge and into the town with the beach and season not too far off. I have to declare an interest here as I just love Weymouth and have stayed in various of both sykes and dream cottages houses.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "The settee was very uncomfortable and cold."

    The house was cold and needed tea strainer and oven gloves. The bedroom net curtain kept falling down. The main bedroom smelt bad. The area was really run down and the path closed and brewers Quay decapitated. Really disappointing and should have been mentioned in listing. The house was cold small and dark. No blind on kitchen door so not private and garden gate didn't feel safe or private. No washing line. Trailer parked by my vehicle and I heard them shout your going to hit it. So had to go and ask them to be careful and move vehicle as they needed to access house there this went on for 2 days so had to move van which was inconvenient and cost money. Tv kept pixalating as scart lead loose and limited channels. Dusty and dated in general. Disappointed.

    Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at the house. I always take customer feedback seriously but do not understand why the house was cold as there is a thermostat in the lounge to alter the heating. Also surprised you said the house was dated as the pictures on the website accurately reflect the style of the house. A new bathroom was installed four years ago and a new kitchen in March 2020. There is no net curtain on the kitchen door as it is an internal door leading into the utility room. The garden has fences high enough either side to ensure privacy from the neighbouring properties. One property path does pass the back of the garden so they can view the garden when accessing their house by the back garden. Brewers quay has three good quality restaurants/cafes and one of the nicest pubs in Weymouth. I will pass on your comments about the dust and lack of oven gloves to the cleaning company Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer2.8Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in a delightful house."

    Excellent location and comfortable property. The grandkids particularly appreciated the crabbing kit which was put to good use thankyou. Only suggestion might be a few more plates .... would happily return.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Apr 2022

  • "Oven Gloves would have been useful."

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Feb 2022

  • "House was lovely clean, comfortable and close to all amenities."

    Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Oct 2021

  • "Could do with a night light on the landing for safety reasons."

    We thought 5pm seemed late to check in

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    The accommodation was of a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Mark Charles5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful, welcome pack was a lovely surprise and just what was needed after a long drive, would definitely recommend and will be coming back."

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Aug 2021

  • "We were lucky to have fantastic weather and the cooling fan was very welcome."

    A second one for the second bedroom would be welcomed!

    Reviewed by Paula4.1Jul 2021

  • "TV cables either not connected or, those that were, incorrectly."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable house."

    Just right for our holiday. Quiet location.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2020

  • "We felt safe with the immaculate cottage."

    Everything had been thought out so well. We enjoyed the peace of the area after a difficult few months. Thankyou. Ps sorry we forgot to take the rubbish bag away . We were well away before we remembered

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "We expected there to be anti bacterial sprays and alcohol gel in the property as there had been in the house we rented on Anglesey in August (booked through you)."

    This was a minor but important point considering the present situation.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely modern house close to the harbour on a quiet street."

    very clean, well equipped, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Location of property is spot on!"

    2 minutes from Newton’s Cove and 5 minutes from Hope Square.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely well appointed house and close to all amenities."

    Would book again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Supplementary heating would be good in the wet and windy Autumn days that we had, as the central heating was switched off during the “summer season” ."

    Also the towel rail should be on a separate heating circuit to the central heating as it only heated up when the central heating was switched on in the winter time. Otherwise it was in a good location near the town and well equipped.

    It is disappointing to hear that the house was not warm enough for you. I can confirm that the heating is never switched off during the summer months but that I leave the thermostat on low so that people can adjust the heating to their own level of comfort. I can only assume that a previous holiday maker had switched off the heating at the control panel in the kitchen. There are instructions in the house information folder in how to adjust and turn on & off the heating. Also the house is four minutes walk from the Dream Cottages office and I am sure a staff member would have popped up and turned on the heating for you. I hope you enjoyed your stay despite the house not being warm enough for you”. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic location and really well equipped holiday house."

    My mum, daughter and I had a wonderful week here. Our only gripe was the cleanliness. Having spent what we felt was a lot of money on the accommodation we ended up cleaning the property and washing up much of the crockery before we fully unpacked. The tumble drier had not been emptied of water and fluff. After we’d cleaned however the accommodation exceeded expectations and I would recommend this property as the pros greatly outweighed the teething problems.

    I am mortified that the house was not in a clean condition when you arrived as this is the first complaint about the house cleanliness we have ever received. I have contacted you directly to apologise. I have spoken to my cleaning contractor who confirmed that this was not our regular cleaner and I have asked for this person not be used to clean the Anvil House again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful home with a really good standard of equipment, so close ti everything ..."

    Wonderful home with a really good standard of equipment, so close ti everything we had the most wonderful time and hope to return xx

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2019

  • "A great place for all local amenities to Brewers Quay."

    Also the property has parking which is a BIG BONUS.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jul 2019

  • "This house is in an excellent location close to the harbour, with its cafes and bars, but immediate area was quiet."

    Good local londis. Only slight down side only a clothes maid to dry washing.

    Thankyou for your recent positive feedback and we are glad you had a lovely time. Following your feedback we have now installed a tumble dryer at the property for future guests use. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "This is our 2nd stay in Anvil House lovely clean cottage, walking distance to the harbour area town and beach would stay there again if in Weymouth."

    Reviewed by Percy5.0May 2019

  • "We would definitely book this cottage again as its location was ideal."

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Apr 2019

  • "We had another lovely stay in Weymouth this year."

    The weather was beautiful. We could not fault the house and soon saw some changes that had been made. Stayed June 2018

    Mr Martin WhitbreadSep 2018

  • "The property was immaculate."

    It was very well located. With 2 small children of 6 and 3 it meant access to the beach and harbour was great and within walking distance which also meant avoiding the cost of parking - stayed July 2017

    Mrs Claire GoodacreAug 2017

  • "The booking process was so easy."

    Anvil House is lovely and provided everything we needed. It is so close to the town, the sea and coastal path and other places of interest. Weymouth is well worth another visit in the future and we will look at Dream Cottages again. Thank you- Stayed 2017.

    Mr Harold WoodAug 2017

  • "Thank you Dream Cottages for another successful holiday in Weymouth."

    We shall be back! Stayed April 2017

    Mrs Jill BirdMay 2017

  • "Thank you once again for another successful holiday at Anvil House."

    Stayed April 2016

    Mrs Jill BirdApr 2016

  • "This is our third stay at Anvil House and we can highly recommend it."

    It is so ideally situated for Brewers Quay and the town. We shall be back! Stayed October 2015

    Mrs Jill BirdOct 2015

  • "A really nice property, was well furnished and decorated to a high standard."

    It had everything we needed, was very local to all amenities and would definately book this property again. Thanks Stayed July 2015

    Miss Julie HathawayJul 2015

  • "Lovely place to stay, close to all amenitys."

    Very clean and modern. Would stay there again.

    Mr Maurice DavenportJun 2015

  • "Superb location close to everything nice and quiet at night."

    Had a lovely holiday thank you

    Mrs BonsorJul 2014

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  • Sitting room with stairs to first floor
  • Kitchen with seating for four
  • Utility Room
  • Door to rear garden with rear access to parking area
  • 1st floor: Bedroom 1, double bed
  • Bedroom 2 twin single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
  • Gas Central Heating, Electric Hob and oven, Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Tumble Dryer, stereo, TV WiFi, Fuel and Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking, Enclosed rear garden
  • Sorry no Smoking
  • Sorry no pets

The property

Anvil is a pretty house on the popular residential Maltings development, built on the site of the old Devenish brewery.

A well-equipped holiday home carefully updated by the owners.

With cosy living room, and kitchen breakfast room, just perfect for those lazy holiday days.

Sunny patio area in the enclosed rear garden, the ideal location for relaxing with a drink and catching the last of the days sun after a busy day exploring.

Located within a three-minute walk of Newton's Cove, brilliant rock pools and beautiful views as far reaching as Lulworth and Portland.

Follow the coastal path that leads round to the Nothe Gardens and the Nothe Fort.

Alternatively, a five-minute walk takes you to Brewers Quay and the beautiful harbour.

Here you can explore all the various shops and sample the succulent food which is offered from the harbourside restaurants and of course traditional fish and chips!

Take a leisurely stroll around the harbour to Weymouth’s award-winning beach with its golden sands, shallow waters and traditional seaside vibe.

Adjacent to the harbour is the town centre with high street names and individual shops, 9 screen cinema.

Ideal for a family of a small group of friends to holiday together.

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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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas