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Stoke Abbot near Beaminster, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (3)
  • issue (2)
  • equipped (2)
  • comfortable (2)
  • cottage (2)
  • bed (2)

3 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen."

    Nice big fluffy towels and bed linen. Nice enclosed garden for our dog. Only issue was the lack of internet and mobile phone signal. We tried the instructions for connecting to the internet but it did not work. Not a big deal but inconvenient when trying to arrange meeting up with family. It was a quiet location disappointed that the local pub The New Inn was closed as it looked a good place to have a meal.

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Apr 2024

  • "I'll mention this first as it did impact my stay, although the cottage is lovely."

    It was difficult to contact someone at Sykes/Dream Cottages when the cooker began acting up and I was nervous that there could be an electrical issue that needed attention. As an older person travelling alone, it would have been more reassuring, particularly with no cell phone signal at the cottage to have had a more timely response to my emails or to be able to contact the owner. Hence the four stars instead of 5. One suggestion, the listing said that fuel is supplied, but there were 2 small pressed logs and no kindling, perhaps the listing should clarify what is actually provided (or that fuel for the woodstove is not provided). The cottage is lovely and well equipped, the bed was very comfortable. The ground floor shower is great.

    Hi Patricia, Pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay at Wayside. I’ll speak to the agent about the logs and kindling and I’ll also discuss their slow response to your queries, which is disappointing to hear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jan 2024

  • "All in all an enjoyable stay in lovely surroundings."

    A few things let it down. The main oven didn't work, fortunately there was a separate grill. Some of the cutlery still had food remains on it. The door seal on the log burner was hanging off and should really be repaired before it is used.

    Dear Nicola, I am glad you had an enjoyable stay and agree that the surroundings are lovely. Thanks for bringing these issues to my attention, which have now been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Jan 2024

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first come first served basis
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The staircase is quite narrow and may not be suitable for guests with lowered mobility
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Beaminster 1.8 miles.

Wayside is a beautiful, two-bedroom cottage nestled in the Dorset AONB, in the tranquil village of Stoke Abbot near Beaminster.

With a wealth of activities nearby, the added touch of a woodburning stove and an enclosed garden, Wayside is the ideal base for families, friends, or couples wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, all the while exploring the wonders of this stunning region.

Upon arrival to Wayside, step inside and find the kitchen, fully-equipped with all the necessary amenities to rustle up delicious meals for the whole family; spend quality time with your loved ones in the living/dining room, gathering around the table to tuck into your culinary delights or cosying up on the sofa with a real woodburning stove that will keep you toasty throughout the night.

If you prefer to bask in your surroundings a little while longer, why not head out into the enclosed rear garden, with a lush lawn, patio and outdoor furniture that allows you to make the most of alfresco mealtimes and evenings.

When sleep eventually calls, wash away the day in the ground-floor shower room before heading upstairs to one of two delightful bedrooms, comprising of a double and a single, each finished to a high standard and with plenty of storage for your personal belongings.

Kickstart your itinerary by taking a short drive to the bustling market town of Bridport, with its range of boutique and independent shops, galleries, a weekly farmer’s market, and a selection of delicious eateries, in addition to the picturesque West Bay, which served as the backdrop for the popular TV series ‘Broadchurch’.

Further afield in Crewkerne, explore the fascinating ruins of Forde Abbey, visit the Crewkerne and District Museum, or immerse yourself in wildlife at the Bincombe Beech Nature Reserve, known for its beautiful beech trees and wildflower meadows.

For a day at the beach, Lyme Regis is just a short drive away, with its famous landmark The Cobb, lovely sandy beach, and a variety of ways to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast including fossil hunting or taking a scenic stroll along the dramatic cliffs and coastline.

Explore and discover all that Dorset has to offer, with a stay at Wayside.

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About the location


Bridport 6 miles; Crewkerne 7 miles; Lyme Regis 15 miles.

The attractive country town of Beaminster nestles beneath the rolling West Dorset downland within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Around its square is the Conservation Area which boasts over 200 Grade II listed buildings, many of which are built from mellow hamstone. This thriving rural community offers a good selection of shops, inns and restaurants, whilst each summer hosts a popular music and arts festival. The local area abounds in a network of footpaths, one leads to the village of Netherbury, the site of the original River Cottage TV programme. An easy drive takes you to the lively market town of Bridport and to West Bay (TV's Broadchurch) on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, whilst Lyme Regis, Dorchester and Weymouth are all easily accessible. A charming Dorset country town set in a most attractive rural setting.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas