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Covecastle Cottage

(Ref. 994072)

Weymouth, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Road is hilly and pavenents very narrow. No salt and pepper in kitchen and only a couple of biscuits as welcome.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable house, including everything needed."

    Problems with the dilapedated key safe, as mentioned in previous reviews. Quality fittings, decorated to a high standard. Minor cleaning issues and one bed without mattress cover, but comfortable. We enjoyed our stay at Covecastle cottage.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8May 2023

  • "The property has everything you need ."

    There were tea bags , coffee, sugar , milk and little packets of biscuits . Everything you need on arrival . Parking near the house could have been a slight issue but we used public transport which is close to the house . The house was comfortable and a lovely modern kitchen . I would definitely recommend Cove Castle .

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2023

  • "Close to amenities."

    Good location There is a beach a few hundred meters from the property. I felt that this beach was a hidden gem , more a locals beach Always managed to find a spot to park. House was spacious, clean and well equipped for our needs.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the house very comfortable and cosy."

    Our only complaint would be your key safe outside the door. The numbers have worn away and found it quite hard to open.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Covecastle Cottage."

    Clean, very spacious and equipped with everything we needed for our stay including very comfortable beds! Would happily stay again when in Weymouth.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Aug 2022

  • "Positive points, 5 minute drive to beach, harbour, shops etc, clean, dishwasher, ..."

    Positive points, 5 minute drive to beach, harbour, shops etc, clean, dishwasher, washing machine, decent size fridge freezer, large rooms, decent Wi-Fi, separate shower room (powerful shower), ample kitchen utensils Negative points, double bed not comfortable, no guaranteed parking space (we knew this before we booked), limited tv channels, rooms very warm even though fans were supplied,

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Aug 2022

  • "The property was very light, and airy and spacious."

    However the initial entrance lobby was quite dirty. Once inside the rest of the property was clean. I agree with previous occupants in that it does feel a bit like student accommodation. Without rugs or carpets it is very echoey. Overall we had a pleasant stay. The beds, we're comfortable and there were sufficient facilities to use.

    Reviewed by Keith3.1May 2022

  • "A lovely property, warm comforting and spacious."

    Well appointed in terms of facilities making it a home from home. Fantastic position for our needs of walking and exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Oct 2021

  • "For a base the house was fine."

    Accommodation felt abit like a student accommodation, no home comforts.excellent location as long as u had a car.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Jul 2021

  • "Very nice house and garden, all very clean and tidy."

    A few things let it down though - 1. the dining chairs are very low, so my average-height wife had to sit on a pillow to reach the table (maybe in non-pandemic times there would be cushions?), 2. the shower head is also positioned very low, so anyone of above-average height has to crouch under it, and 3. we were disturbed in the front bedroom by quite a lot of noise from the road outside, both loud passers-by and construction traffic to the Cove building site.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is really spacious and in a great location for the small beach which is only a two minute walk away."

    Lovely garden which we enjoyed sitting in. Can walk to main Weymouth beach in about 20 - 30 mins. Handy for fish and chips, the bus and getting out and about. Didn’t find parking on the road an issue at all. Overall cottage is well furnished and equipped. Two things it would useful to know is that there no equipment for younger kids which we would normally expect eg small plastic drinks cups, smaller cutlery etc we would happily have bought these if we had known. Also the property is single glazed with very old windows and the road was busy with cars and pedestrians until late, especially at the weekend. As the road itself is a dead end I wrongly assumed it would be quiet which an essential thing for us. Not everyone would notice this but we live in an extremely quiet village at home. The twin bedroom has a really bad smell in it, very noticeable if the door has been shut and possibly just made a lot worse by the heat? Our 3 year old did not notice with the door and window both open but I would I would have found it a problem. Overall we had a good stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.1Jul 2021

  • "This is a spacious, quiet and well-equipped cottage, which we were very happy to stay in."

    One small point is that on arrival there were dog paw prints all over the kitchen floor- which I cleaned up my self using bleach before we moved in. That's very disappointing as I am allergic to dogs and thus chose a pet-free holiday cottage. Basic hygiene is of vital importance and I felt this was sub-standard. A shame- as everything else was very good.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week away and cottage was nice clean and comfortable."

    The only negative was parking.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2021

  • "I have actually sent an email to you yesterday."

    I stayed for the second time in this house last week. Everything is clean,comfortable and well equipped except for the sitting room. It consisted of two leather sofas, a coffee table and an empty shelf unit. As I said I stayed here last year and found then that the Venetian blinds were better left alone as they were temperamental. I realise that Covid has made many demands on rentals as regards soft furnishings etc but to sit in that room on an autumn or winter night was not in the least cosy. Anyone renting late in the year will be reluctant to sit for long in there as it doesn’t Lend itself to comfort. This is intended to advise and to inform rather than criticise as I realise times are difficult for everyone.

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Oct 2020

  • "In the current climate I feel pillow and mattress protector should have been on all beds."

    The pillows and quilts had stains on also staying for two weeks I feels we should have had more clean towels. When it rains water comes through the kitchen ceiling over the back door as the guttering is blocked this also happen at the front as well. I think a basic clean is done therefore not quite sure why we weren’t allowed in until 5pm. On a positive note having the beach so near is a bonus.

    Reviewed by Tina2.8Aug 2020

  • "The house was really well presented, great to have a dishwasher and washing machine."

    Parking wasn't always easy, but not enough of a problem to stop me rebooking the property in the future.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage as described."

    Location perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was a joy to walk into after a long train journey from Suffolk - warm, spacious, well-equipped and with all mod cons, while retaining some of the original Edwardian features."

    Large bedrooms and comfortable beds. Plenty of hot water for baths, a bonus having 2 loos! I agree with a previous reviewer that a couple more toilet rolls could be provided - there were only the 2 of us so we were ok but with additional guests it would be more convenient! Clothes hanging space good in both bedrooms, I think a small chest of drawers in the twin bedroom might be a useful addition. We loved the position of the cottage - so convenient for walking, seeing the interesting Rodwell Trail behind the house, with the Sandsfoot Gardens + cafe, little beach and Cove Castle a short walk away. Close to bus services into town or a very pleasant walk into Weymouth through the Nothe Gardens and the Coastal path. Plenty of far-ranging buses if you need them to take you further afield but much of interest to see in Weymouth too. We should love to return one day!

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely house in an amazing area positioned perfectly for beautifulbeach,views & wonderful cafe in sandsfoot gardens."

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2019

  • "A very comfortable stay."

    Lovely large high ceilinged rooms. Fully equipped kitchen. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Main bathroom is outdated - whirlpool function no longer works and the associated nozzles and tubes are inaccessible for cleaning - this should be replaced ASAP (hence cleanliness grade on epoint down)."

    Kitchen is lovely (but paper towel and an extra tea towel to two would be useful additions - also spare toilet roll), beds very comfy. Location excellent; lovely walk into Weymouth past Norhe gardens.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely time here."

    The house was better than we expected. It had everything we needed, lots of space and cupboards. We didn't expect Castle Cove to be so near and quiet so that was an added bonus. Mini-clean after a week was fine too. Will definitely book some other time. Stayed July 2018.

    Mrs Lorraine DamenAug 2018

  • "We loved staying at Covecastle Cottage."

    A really quiet residential place, near the coast path and at 15 minutes walking from the old harbour. The main bedroom is very big and comfortable. And the other bedroom is perfect for 2 people with a beautiful view on green trees and gardens. Both rooms served by this huge bathroom. Lovely kitchen, living room and dining room and another bathroom with shower. The back garden is perfect to chill out in the afternoon when the sun comes in. Every space is bigger than what appears on the website (which is a nice surprise) We would really like to go back there one day - stayed August 2017

    Mrs Francesca LaidlawAug 2017

  • "Had a fabulous stay in this lovely property."

    It was clean, well equipped and had everything we needed. Perfect base to visit lots of great places along the Jurassic coast. Would stay there again when visiting this area. Stayed September 2015

    Ms Judy MurrayOct 2015

  • "Located in a lovely leafy neighbourhood - one of the best in Weymouth in our opinion, Very convenient to those who use buses to get around while being close to favoured Castle Cove beaches, sailing club and Sandsfoot."

    Beautifully laid out for families (like a family home) with handy downstairs bathroom in addition to spacious upstairs one. A very comfortable stay. Stayed August/September 2015

    Mr Peter & Angela SpurwaySep 2015

  • "The cottage was superb."

    It is in a lovely quiet location but within easy reach of the harbour. The cottage was well equiped with everything we needed and also had a good renge of up to date local attraction leaflets identifying places to go.

    Mr Gary McDonaldMay 2015

  • "Very nice and cosy Cottage, nice location."

    We had a great time! Stayed March 2015.

    Mrs Helga BeckerApr 2015

  • "Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our stay."

    Mr Rupert LloydJul 2014

  • "Lovely clean property with good information about the local area."

    Good location within walking distance to weymouth and coastal path.Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Mrs LloydJul 2014

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, bidet and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with feature fire place.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside the property
  • Garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins
  • Harbour 1 mile
  • Beach 10 mins.

The property

The small sandy beach at Sandsfoot, near the sailing club, is just a ten-minute walk away from Covecastle Cottage, an attractive Edwardian terraced property in Weymouth. With generous accommodation in tastefully decorated rooms with modern furnishings.

Perfect for a romantic break this lovely property is in a great location to discover Weymouth on foot.

Prepare meals in the kitchen and gather together in the dining room with all family, feel free to invite some friends over as the table sits 6 people.

Make sure to browse through the artwork on the walls as every room has its own spirit and you can easily name them by the paintings or colour. Sitting in a tranquil residential area the property is within a brisk 20-minute walk of Brewers Quay and the pretty Old Harbour in Weymouth with its choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs giving an alfresco feel to the area.

A few minutes’ walk away from the property away is the secluded Sandsfoot beach favoured by locals.

Sandsfoot Castle and gardens with its beautiful views to the horizon where you can see Portland harbour.

You can enjoy sumptuous Dorset’s ice cream from the little kiosk whilst appreciating the views.

The Rodwell trail follows the old railway line from Weymouth to Portland and Chesil Beach and is popular for a gentle stroll or cycle for tourists and locals alike.

A popular option along this walk is a stop at Ferrybridge for the renowned Crab House Cafe, but make sure to book your table in advance. Another local beach with stunning views of the Isle of Portland, Harbour and the bay is Newton's cove.

Relax and unwind with a refreshing drink in the beautiful decked garden after an exciting day out. With quite a few museums and nice walks along the River Frome the county town of Dorchester is only 8.5 miles away.

7 miles further you will find the famous and wonderful 26-acre Sculpture Park & Gardens with Gallery cafe.

Make sure to spend a day with all the family.

This place breathing the art that fits to the landscape so well. Covecastle Cottage is the perfect cottage to use as a base for couples or a family who want to explore the Dorset coast.

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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: max 4 people.

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