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Guinea Cottage

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Brewers Quay Harbour, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at this lovely little cottage."

    It’s very well situated for town, beaches and pubs/ restaurants. Great to have a few essentials (washing up liquid, toilet roll, cloths and tea, coffee, little milk cartons and biscuits) available on our arrival although I had taken some of our own. We had a lovely break and hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very conveniently located property for access to brewers Quay and weymouth Town, perfect for us with one small terrier dog ."

    Would stay definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by Adrian3.8Sep 2023

  • "House was very clean I do think parking permits should be admitted."

    On arrival disappointed house location on a hill. This property is not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities. No downstairs loo. The garden very uninviting in need of a makeover. We did have a comfortable stay. We cut our holiday short left on the Thursday. Would'nt return.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Sep 2023

  • "Place just needs a bit of TLC especially back yard"

    Reviewed by Garry3.1Aug 2023

  • "This is our second stay at your cottage."

    It is a lovely place in the perfect location. Unfortunately due to the smaller single bed we won't necessarily stay again as my daughter is too tall for it. Thank you for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Aug 2023

  • "Main bed is a bit squeaky every time you moved"

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely time at this cottage and was very close to everything my only issue ..."

    Had a lovely time at this cottage and was very close to everything my only issue was with the front door key whitch was very hard to put in and withdraw and I think the back garden could do with sprucing up but otherwise we enjoyed our stay and would stop there again

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7May 2023

  • "Cottage clean and comfortable good position between harbour and Bay at the rear ..."

    Cottage clean and comfortable good position between harbour and Bay at the rear contained courtyard which is safe for dog and which is a suntrap Had lovely weeks holiday and rebooked for next year

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Again we had an amazing time a much needed break and the staff at dream cottages ..."

    Again we had an amazing time a much needed break and the staff at dream cottages were brilliant as always the cottage was beautiful I have and do recommend you guys to everyone thankyou for giving us a great experience xx

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed on the doorstep."

    Clean and comfortable, perfect for our stay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "I do not know what the bad reviews are all about we had a lovely stay over ..."

    I do not know what the bad reviews are all about we had a lovely stay over Christmas and new year very clean and comfortable stay it was just hubby , myself and our spaniel , ideal for walking and swimming ,town and super market in walking distance so once you find a cars space no need to use the car Only down side is the parking even over Christmas we didn’t dare move the car as the road is very busy

    Reviewed by D5.0Dec 2022

  • "Sofa bed is absolutely disgusting and filthy!"

    No plug in kitchen sink,bath plug is broken bedroom with pull out bed isn't level very uncomfortable.problems with the heating,cooker tried using the oven turned it on after 15 minute's was just blowing cold air so didn't could mention also the stairs outside the property as we had a double buggy for our two todlers had to pick up buggy each time goin in and out the front door suggest you mention its not suitable for other people with double buggy.back door in conservatory the water was pooring in threw bottom of door when rained.the stair gate you supplied you didn't even leave the tool to tighten the bolts and adjust it to the door frame so couldn't even close the stair gate had to place bedside table in front of the gate we had this left for us previous when stayed with you at another property.this time was by far the worst stay we ha e experienced.i have also sent pictures of the sofa stair gate ect ect

    Reviewed by Brett1.6Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property - thank you."

    Good quality bedding, towels and kitchen equipment. I was a little surprised to see that one of the single beds was slightly shorter than normal - luckily my daughter is only 13.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Jul 2022

  • "Really loved the cottage felt very homely and comfortable , but if you require a quiet location this is not it sadly."

    I understand Fort Nothe and Gardens are an attraction but there is a big problem with Anti social behaviour 're young idiots in noisy souped up cars and motorcycles riding up and down....also very disappointed there was no parking permits issues any more . The outside step was also a problem as my daughter is having mobility issues...I feel these sort of things should be on description ,We was so annoyed with the noise and the difficulty with the step we cut short our week by 3 days so didn't get value for money . If we could move the house to any other location in Weymouth we would go again but sadly we won't be using it again.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Jul 2022

  • "We are pleased with the property on the whole except for the television, would like smaller and lower and dvd player"

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Jun 2022

  • "Excellent stay our 3rd time at this cottage perfect for us in a great location."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "I feel that Dream Cottages or Sykes should check their properties more often."

    Guinea cottage was appalling in terms of the lounge, furniture, rug, door mat all filthy, light shade broken, ironing board cover covered in mould, ancient rusty chest freezer, no wardrobe. Lean-to roof completely green. Dirty outside chairs, no bin for leaving rubbish in back yard. When reported to Dream Cottages, David turned up and sorted many of these problems straight away, so that was much appreciated, but really the damage was already done. Once you have seen the state of the furnishings, rugs etc, I am surprised more people haven’t left immediately. If I was the owner I would be ashamed, but I guess if you are getting the money, you don’t care. The only good thing about this property is its location.

    Reviewed by Janet2.5Aug 2021

  • "The location of the cottage is amazing."

    The cottage generally was very good. It was basic but we expected that. However, there were a few things with the house that could be improved. The door handles on a number of doors were loose. Also loose panels on the top bunk bed. The rug in the living room filthy. The settees also filthy and could do with replacing. Also a leaking shower. The screen is not long enough for how powerful the shower is.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2021

  • "We stay at this house every summer."

    As a family with a dog, it is absolutely perfect for us. A short hop to a swimming spot and the gorgeous Nothe Gardens. There's plenty of buzz and life down the road on Brewers Quay. In two minutes you are on the coastal path. We love it!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our second time at Guinea Cottage basic but good value for money."

    Comfortable bed and well appointed and close to Hope Square and Quay side. Perfect for couples or young family’s. One tip for the owners would be great if back yard was decked could be a fantastic outdoor area with a bit of money spent.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is the second time we've stayed in Guinea Cottage & had a great holiday ,its in a perfect location for everything right from the front door."

    Since our last stay 2yrs ago we couldn't believe that the shower still leaks!! making the floor very wet,also couldn't open window in small bedroom still stuck after 2yrs & weather was lovely & hot so the window really needs fixing plus last moan !!double mattress very uncomfortable was ok 2yrs ago. All bedding & towels are white & lovely fresh & clean . The back yard was great for storing our SUP & Newton's Cove a 5min walk from door was perfect for paddle boarding. Visited West Bay really lovely place & Sherborne Castle the gardens were amazing & dog friendly & picnic areas great.

    Reviewed by Sarra3.8May 2021

  • "This was our second time at this cottage so our expectations were pretty accurate."

    Very disappointed that the detailed letter I wrote last year with some suggestions for very easy (and cheap) improvements was completely ignored.

    Reviewed by William4.7May 2021

  • "Cottage was in perfect location, close to the harbour and Nothe gardens."

    Kitchen was well equipped. The bed was very comfortable and the heating system super efficient (a plus as we had sunny but pretty cold weather). The rear courtyard, although rather scruffy, was a wonderful sheltered suntrap, and a good place for reading on a lazy afternoon. We were also glad of the parking permit, which covered the Nothe car park at the end of the road, but also several other local car parks. Slight confusion about collecting the rubbish and changing towels as we stayed for two weeks rather than one, but a minor thing easily sorted.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was clean."

    The beds were comfortable and the bedding was clean and as was the towels.. The the armchairs were a bit dirty especially the arms of the chairs. The fire in the sitting room area didn't work and there were no instructions for it. The heating only came on twice a day which was first thing in the morning and then again in the evening so it was cold sitting down in the afternoon. I also thought the pictures on the website did not fully show the true inside of the cottage. It was very pricey for what it is. I know it was half term but why they increase the rate so much I really don't know. Parking permit was very good.

    Reviewed by Irene3.8Oct 2020

  • "We were enjoying it so much we booked another week next year before we had finished this one."

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2020

  • "A great position but noisy for such a small road."

    Reviewed by Donna3.4Sep 2020

  • "I enjoyed a lovely week at Guinea Cottage."

    It was very clean. The bedlinen was lovely and the bed comfortable. There were a couple of things that were not satisfactory... The key safe was impossible to use.. I couldn't see or manipulate the numbers and had to get some friends to come and help me. Also I would have appreciated it if the bolts were working on the kitchen door as this would have made me feel a little more secure.

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Sep 2020

  • "Great Holiday Cottage is a good size for a couple or family with smaller children plenty of room."

    Excellent facilties all you need for a home from home and great location short walk to harbour and Brewery wharf. Looking to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fishing was great Loverly dog friendly town"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Has everything you need . Very close to harbour. beach and lovely bistro. Very clean. Has everything you need for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here, ideal location- 5 minutes one way to the harbour and everything that offers and 5 minutes the other way to the lovely Nothe gardens."

    The house, as per usual with all dream cottages accommodation, was clean and tidy- a home away from home!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is in an excellent position in Weymouth, was clean but quite basic."

    The patio area let’s it down a lot as quite a miserable looking space which could be made quite pleasant with maybe some pots with flowers to give a splash of colour.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful and I will return"

    Reviewed by Mireille5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property was clean and tidy and looked well loved."

    Could not get lower oven to work think it is broken. Could do with an outside bin if rubbish not collected until end of stay as no were to store full bags which also could be provided. The property is very well located and parking permit is useful not only for local car park. Definitely a property for 2 adults with or without children rather than 3 adults because of second if property was spacious Be careful of steps leading to backyard which had a nice sunny aspect but could do with a pot of flowers to brighten it up

    Reviewed by P M4.7Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely time staying in this cottage it's location is superb with the harbour a 2min walk away & great for crabbing keeping the kids occupied for ages & in the opposite direction a 1min walk to Newtons Cove with rock pool's & Little café you can also walk along to Castle Cove."

    We drove to Dorchester, Swanage, Lyme Regis & our favourite Durdle Door & spent the day on the beach. Weymouth Beach is also lovely with the dog friendly area right next to the Pavilion. The cottage itself was very unloved & could do with decorating as it's nothing special rather basic not what you expect when your paying over £600 for a week but all the towels & bedding were very clean & fresh. We found the lean-to very useful as we kept all our beach gear out there, also very good for drying towels with the washing line in there & the clothes horse, there's also a washing line in the yard but it's very grotty out there & not a nice area.Front door stiff to open & close but all in all we loved our week here & would book again for the location!! oh & Nothe Gardens are at the end of the road & lovely with a play area & the Tuesday Market in Portland is worth going to!You can also park in the road outside the cottage if you can get a space we only used the car park twice.

    Reviewed by Sarra3.8May 2019

  • "Not really a 'dream cottage', compared to other dream cottages properties we have stayed in."

    Badly in need of a facelift especially the rear porch/conservatory and yard that we thought were horrible so did not use. Definately would not stay here again.

    Reviewed by Malcolm2.5May 2019

  • "Hi I do not normally leave reviews however you sent an email asking for feedback."

    If I were to rate the holiday for your initial service before our holiday and location of the cottage it would be 4 or 5 stars however the cottage its self has a few issues. I was fully expecting a small dated cottage you can see that from the pictures. Unfortunately I would only give the cottage 2 stars. Its location is excellent but it was let down by some maintenance and cleaning issues, listed below. Front door lock very difficult to lock on leaving the cottage. Cracked peeling plaster by front door. Poorly fitting bath panel. Steps to patio area uneven heights, patio area its self in poor repair. But the worst of all was the lean too conservatory which looked like it had not been cleaned in months if not years. I will email photos if required. We loved our visit to Weymouth and are thinking of returning later this year, however we will not be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Alexander2.2May 2019

  • "Really good location for all that Weymouth offers."

    Cottage is clean and tidy with all that you need for a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jul 2018

  • "Perfect location nice clean cottage Great for dog walking we loved it."

    Stayed June 2017

    Mr Peter OatesJun 2017

  • "Perfect cottage for me and a friend to stay and relax."

    Having beds made and towels and tea and coffee available was a good. Great Central location parked car in car park didn't drive the whole time there. despite it being cold had lovely walks along the beach and around the town. Will definitely be coming back to explore more of Weymouth. Stayed January 2017

    Miss Dawn GrinsellFeb 2017

  • "Lovely property and in an excellent position for all of your holiday needs."

    Stayed July 2016

    Mr Adrian WallJul 2016

  • "Lovely little cottage in a prime location, have booked to stay again."

    Stayed June 2016

    Mr Vincent CostiganJul 2016

  • "Lovely place to stay with a great location."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. Ideal for a couple or small family. A big plus was the weather was perfect but Weymouth is good at any time with plenty of bars and good restaurants plus plenty of free entertainment for people of any age. Stayed June 2016

    Mr Peter OatesJun 2016

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Guinea Cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable and well equipped and there is tea and coffee, sugar and biscuits to start you off, but do remember to take some salt & Pepper and sauce and vinigar if your eating in!. The sette and chairs were comfy which makes a nice change from elsewhere I have stayed and I didn;t want to get out of the double bed it was so comfy. The bed linen was of good quality and smelled lovely and fresh. It was really handy for the park up the road for walking the dog and the sea is literally around the corner and close to the shops and bars and harbour all within easy reach, just a 3 minute walk. I've never been to Weymouth before but I would definately return. Some really great places to visit close to hand, Durdle Door is a must and Porland beach gives some fantasic views of chisil beach on the way back. Stayed September 2015

    Mrs Jackie BeattieSep 2015

  • "Very nice clean cottage would certainly think about booking again."

    Stayed August 2015

    Mr KeanAug 2015

  • "The property was clean and very comfortable if not just a little old fashioned."

    The location was absolutely perfect for the beaches, town, pubs and restaurants. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and would go back tomorrow! - Miss Blackwell - Stayed December 2014

    Miss Nikki BlackwellJan 2015

  • "Well furnished, good location."

    Mr David GambleSep 2014

  • "Very good holiday and an excellent cottage in a very good location."

    If fact I have already provisionally booked for next.

    Mr Adrian WallJul 2014

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  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x Single bed with second child's size pull out bed under (2’6 x 5’9)
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Lean-to conservatory.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, 40' Smart TV, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Patio courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week .Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and harbour 2 mins walk.

The property

Located close to Weymouth harbour and Newtons Cove is this comfortably furnished two bedroom cottage Once inside Guinea Cottage you will see the sitting room with dining area and the kitchen where you will can prepare some wonderful family meals and snacks, all of which can be enjoyed while sitting and chatting or watching TV.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms and a bathroom.

There is also a small lean-to at the rear of the property.

Guinea Cottage is perfectly located a minute’s walk from the beautiful views of Newton's Cove.

Favoured by locals and children alike this little pebbly beach has great rock pools for crabbing.

For those a little more active there are wonderful coastal walks leading round to the old Nothe Fort and harbour.

Brewers Quay area and Hope Square are also just a short walk from the cottage, here you will find a choice of dining experiences, many with outside areas for that alfresco option while basking in the sun.

Passing through Hope Square you will discover the pretty old harbourside where you can see the flotilla of working fishing boats or luxury yachts.

If the fishermen have a good catch, you may purchase a fresh crab or appetising fish for lunch.

With all the fishing boats going about their work along with luxury yachts, the harbour is a colourful and wonderful scene to enjoy.

Across the old lifting town bridge is Weymouth town centre.

In addition to the good selection of well-known high street brands, you will find a myriad of quaint little lanes with equally quirky shops.

At the edge of town you will discover Weymouth’s award winning blue flag main beach, famous for its long golden sands and gentle shallow waters.

With Weymouth often winning the UK sunshine awards, the benefit of Guinea Cottage's south facing patio garden means that you will hopefully catch a fair amount of sun here.

Guinea Cottage is the perfect location for a small family close to all Weymouth has to offer.

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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: Nearest pay and display parking is at the Nothe Car Park DT4 8UD a few minutes walk
Note: In early 2022 the bunk beds will be being replaced with a Single bed + a pull out child/teens bed. Please call if more info required.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas