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1 Sutton Gate

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (22)
  • house (20)
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49 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our 4th stay at this property and won't be our last."

    We are already planning next year's stay. House is lovely, clean and very comfortable and all appliances are of good quality. The village of Sutton Poyntz is charming and friendly. The 2 pubs within walking distance do great food and drinks, both very doggy friendly. The owner is very helpful if needed. Lovely welcome pack also! Thank you Rachel

    Reviewed by LonnaOct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The property was clean, modern and had everything we needed. The location was perfect with a safe enclosed garden for the dog to enjoy his holiday too

    Reviewed by JanacisSep 2023

  • "Lovely spacious house in a great location."

    Nice enclosed garden safe for our dogs

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2023

  • "The place was not clean upon arrival, floor dirt, floor hadn't been mopped for a long time by the look of it, skirtings very dirty, glass to rear door heavily smeared and the place looked to us that it is in need of a good redecoration."

    We texted the owner who was apologetic and said she had dismissed the cleaner and left a bottle of wine for us, however we would have preferred a clean property to start with.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2023

  • "Loved the property !"

    Very modern, comfortable and was lovely and clean on arrival. Also a Great location! Would recommend this property for a family.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2023

  • "Lovely Home with everything that we needed to have a great holiday."

    Great location from which to explore the Dorset Coast

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2023

  • "Only comment was we booked 4 adults, as there were 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms."

    The presumption was we were 2 couples, which we were not (1 couple and single friends). 1 of out party could not make it in the end, which was fortunate as the property was made up for 2 couples, so 1 bedroom had no linen on the beds and none to use that we could find. This would have been a problem if all 4 of us had visited.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2023

  • "Just home from 3rd visit to 1 Sutton Gate and another great holiday."

    Will be booking again for later in the year. Would highly recommend, lovely spacious house in a perfect location

    Aw thank you. So pleased you had a lovely time.., it’s such a long way for you to come. Looking forward to welcoming you again :). Have a great Easter & pleased you had a lovely birthday x Property Owner

    Reviewed by LonnaMar 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Very clean and warm and comfortable. Easy to park. Good facilities, open fire was a nice addition. Nice welcome pack of milk, bread and biscuits much appreciated. Will book again.

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2023

  • "This is our third visit, and the cottage was comfortable and cosy as usual."

    Excellent location.

    Reviewed by NicholasJan 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay at 1 Sutton Gate."

    House is cosy and warm, especially with log burner on. Plenty of space. Very well equipped especially the kitchen. Enclosed garden great for the dogs as they were totally secure. Nice additions from last year. The TV in bedroom is great. Situated in the lovely village of Sutton Poyntz a real gem to walk round but so close to all surrounding attractions. Already looking at booking for next year.

    Reviewed by LonnaNov 2022

  • "Lovely home and lovely place for a family to stay."

    Close to amenities like shops and pub too.

    Reviewed by BrendaOct 2022

  • "Really nice house."

    Clean and well kept. Perfect location for visiting the local sights. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2022

  • "We had a great holiday."

    House spotless. Beds and sofas comfortable. Helpful owner. We also had fantastic weather. Brilliant. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2022

  • "Had a very enjoyable week at Sutton Poyntz, the property is lovely,modern & very spacious."

    Only issue and it’s a small one there was no dish towels for drying dishes. A couple of nice pubs within walking distance serving excellent food. Pizza at the Bridge Inn were delicious. Bowleaze cove & Weymouth a short drive away. Would highly recommend and would definitely return .

    Hi… I’m so pleased you had a lovely week… it’s such a gorgeous village isn’t it. Oh I’m so sorry you didn’t see the tea towels. I put them in the bottom drawer but it’s made me think that I’ll leave them out on the kitchen side from now on so they are clearly seen. Hope to see you again. Love Rachel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2022

  • "A great stay!"

    We loved the house and it had lots of things not listed to make your stay more comfortable. Pros: great location close to Bowleaze Cove, quiet, modern, great space, brilliant garden for dogs and children, tidy, quick drive to Weymouth, great pubs locally, great walks and runs, owner was friendly and always available via mobile. Cons: take your own bottled water as you cannot drink the tap water, the chair in the top floor bedroom needs to go!, yes there is limited cupboard space but it’s not really a con if I’m honest, limited bin space - the waste bin outside was almost full from the previous occupants which made it slightly difficult for us. However, these aren’t deal breakers in terms of cons just observations. Really worth the money! We look forward to staying again

    Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely week, house in the perfect location, had everything we expected, nice sized rooms, great bathroom and en-suite."

    Nice modern decor. Would highly recommend, thank you.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2022

  • "We had a good week with no major issues, property was as advertised."

    If I was being picky we'd have preferred chairs in the dining area to benches. Property was well placed for everything with the option of countryside or town/beach within easy reach and we enjoyed the Sutton Poyntz fair on the Sunday

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2022

  • "Just returned from a stay at this lovely property."

    We found it to be clean and comfortable. It was well equipped with generous sized rooms. The enclosed garden is ideal for dogs and children. The ‘welcome pack’ of bread, milk, fruit and biscuits was very much appreciated. We have no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by JadeMay 2022

  • "We all had an amazing stay from the moment we arrived, it really felt like a home from home."

    A lovely spacious accommodation. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. Enclosed garden making it very safe for our dogs. A great location for being able to explore this part of the coast. All in all, a lovely stay and would definitely recommend. We will definitely look to return

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well furnished."

    We enjoyed our stay. Note no EV charging permitted. Start of the holiday was slightly soured by a phone call from Sykes threatening "charges" followed 5 minutes later by owner arriving at the house. A shame considering the rental was over £1000. Would have been happy to leave £10 to cover the cost. Nothing in the property information about EV charging. Suggest put clear info in the property details on the website and in the house.

    Reviewed by DinnyApr 2022

  • "Great location The house was clean and well presented only a couple of minor ..."

    Great location The house was clean and well presented only a couple of minor things cutlery was dirty in drawers, also some pasta dishes would be nice also no sponge or cloth cleaning spray would have been good to wipe over kitchen Overall a great place would book again

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    What would have made it even better would have been a dressing table with a mirror so that I could dry my hair and put my makeup on. There is a mirror in the master bedroom but not next to a plug. Also we were not aware that dogs are not allowed upstairs, this was a problem as our dog sleeps on the floor next to our bed so we weren’t happy to leave him downstairs in a strange house. Like other reviews there are no empty cupboards in the kitchen to put food in so we had to put it on the kitchen table which looked untidy. On a positive the house was clean, warm, welcoming and there was lots of information in the books. The garden was perfect for our dog especially as we have artificial grass at home. Great location for walking down to the sea, the shop and the pub.

    Hi Zoe. I am sorry you were not aware that dogs are not allowed upstairs. This is in Sykes cottages terms and conditions and applies to all properties across the board. I will look into a dressing table. Thank you for your feedback and thank you for your note saying you had really enjoyed your stay. Just to say I have ordered a dressing table and free standing storage unit for the kitchen. Thank you for pointing this out :) Rachel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ZoeFeb 2022

  • "We arrived and found the property to be thoroughly cleaned and aired."

    It was a warm and comfortable house and in need of no extras, everything we needed was provided. Beds very comfy, lovely shower and quality appliances. A great place to explore the area. Sutton Poyntz is a quiet village but only a short walk to Weymouth.

    Hi Gail. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your note…that made my day. Look forward to welcoming you again the future. Rachel :). Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in Rachel's lovely property, the pictures don't do it justice."

    The village is absolutely idyllic and there's so many beautiful walks right on your doorstep. The garden is really Houdini dog secure which is really hard to find, it meant we could relax knowing our dog was safe and secure. The only reason I've marked accuracy of the listing down slightly is that the listing doesn't reflect all of the facilities available i.e. there's an iron/ironing board, hoover, hair dryer all of which we needed but weren't listed. This would be really helpful for future customers to know in advance so I hope this is helpful feedback. There's lot's of local facilities all within walking distance, 3 x great pubs, 2 x mini markets & 2 x fish and chip shops and a lovely cafe (Oasis) right on the beach in Bowleaze Cove which is a 30 minute walk through the Haven holiday camp so all off road. We loved it and will definitely be back. Thanks Rachel.

    Reviewed by NadineJan 2022

  • "The cottage is attractive, warm, comfortable and well appointed."

    The information about the village and the walks is useful and interesting. The carpet in the sitting room and on the stairs would benefit from a deep clean.

    Reviewed by NicholasJan 2022

  • "Excellent stay, house was clean and warm."

    Loads of space Didn't need to use the fire. Shower was the best ever. Nice garden secure for the dog, 2 good local pubs one in the village Is the Springhead we ate 2 occasions highly recommended. The spice ship up the road was cosy for drinks. We walked into Weymouth via the caravan park and got the bus back. Weather was good for us Lovely village and locals friendly. Would defo stay again

    Reviewed by CatherineJan 2022

  • "Lovely modern house with all we needed,even Christmas decorations!"

    Thank you Rachel. It was perfectly clean everywhere. Well situated on the edge of Sutton Poyntz with lovely walks in the surrounding countryside. Would recommend for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by ClairDec 2021

  • "Pros:-Lovely house spacious and warm set in good location clean and tidy comfortable beds."

    ...cons:-not enough food storage cupboards in kitchen and no cleaning brush for sweeping out the lovely log fire...overall great stay would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great weeks stay

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location , with shops nearby and 3 pubs, and also close to the beaches, countryside and attractions."

    It is very well appointed, warm and comfortable. We loved the woodburner, the large kitchen diner, and the attic room. A couple of details would make it even better. There was an unpleasant smell from the left hand drain in the kitchen sink, and the French doors and handles were full of marks(probably from dogs). The armchair in the attic room should be replaced. Overall, we loved it, and will probably come back.

    Reviewed by NicholasNov 2021

  • "Myself, hubby and 2 Collies."

    Have not long arrived home after a 9 hour drive back to Scotland. Stayed at the property for 2 weeks. The house was lovely and comfortable. Lovely totally enclosed garden for dogs. It is in an ideal position for ease into Weymouth and also for a base for touring. The owner was lovely, not intrusive, but there if required. Requested a hoover and dropped off an hour later. We are already planning to rebook for next year as enjoyed it so much. Sutton Poyntz is a gorgeous wee village, you feel rural but very close to all amenities. Very quiet neighbourhood, all very friendly. To sum up, have been coming to Weymouth since 1996. Always stayed in Caravans, park no longer suited our needs but this house did. Cant wait to come back.

    Reviewed by LonnaOct 2021

  • "The property is in a lovely location."

    The local village has good pubs and a good couple of shops. The property is in good condition, although could do with a little more cleaning. In example, we moved the living room rug so our toddler wouldn’t trip during the stay and there was a lot of dog hair in the carpet underneath. Also, lots of dust on top of the waterfall shower. Would have happily run the hoover over, but there isn’t one in the property. These were small issues in an otherwise wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by SophieOct 2021

  • "Not very well cleaned when we arrived & a few small changes would make a massive difference,"

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Love how clean and tidy the area is and also the friendliness of everyone you meet."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at Sutton Gate last week."

    A beautiful house in a great location. We loved visiting The Bridge Inn and The Spring Head for meals but we definitely had to book as they were both very busy. We used the bus for most of our trips out and it was well worth buying a weekly group ticket for £40 which was for up to 5 people. The Jurassic Coaster stops at The Spice Ship on the main road and is great for exploring and not worrying about parking. Still lots we would like to see and do so we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, modern, and very comfortable."

    We all were very pleased with the accommodation, including my teenage children. The seating in the living room was clean and comfortable and it didn't feel or smell like there had been other dogs in the cottage. The kitchen was nice and cool for our dog, even though it was very hot outside. The bedrooms were very spacious and the beds were very comfortable, although my daughter said that the one single bed was more comfortable than the other. The bedroom in the attic got very warm in the night though, warmer than the other bedrooms and it was a very hot week that we stayed. The garden had the sun for most of the day with areas of shade and it was safe for our dog to go out in the garden, without possibility of escaping. The nearby village (Sutton Poyntz, just a couple minutes walk) is the most beautiful village I have ever seen. Most of the houses in the village are made of a type of Cotswold stone, all were very attractive and there was a pretty shallow pond in the middle of the village, that my dog liked the paddle in. Everyone in the surrounding area of the cottage seemed very friendly and polite, which made us feel very welcome. There are many different walks leading from the cottage. We were able to take a different walk in the country every day with our dog. There are also 3 nice looking pubs close by. The cottage was just a few miles away from the beach. We hope to come back to this cottage and see the village again one day. This was my dream holiday and location! Thank you.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "Lovely house near to the centre of Weymouth, very clean with everything you could possibly need"

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Sutton Gate, lovely house in a pretty location surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    Close to Weymouth & other touristy places, two local pubs are within walking distance. The house is modern, clean and equipped with everything you need to cook etc. We were happy to learn the property is pet friendly too! :) The only downside was the shower leaking but Rachel addressed the issue promptly, had the leak fixed and even gave us chocolates as a good will gesture. All in all a good week spent and would definitely recommend this to friends & family looking for a UK getaway this summer.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "Lovely property in a stunning area, central to many attractions."

    3 pubs within walking distance and local shops. The only negatives are that both shower screens leaked onto the bathroom floors, therefore needed to be mopped up after each use. The 4 slice toaster, only able to use for 2 slices as the other 2 broken. Apart from this everything good.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2021

  • "Couldn’t fault the house or the area."

    We had a lovely week, very central to many of the attractions.

    Reviewed by JeanetteJun 2021

  • "Rachel did an excellent job in communicating and preparing the accommodation for us."

    We hadn't quite finished packing up when she arrived to clean the accommodation on our departure and she was most helpful and understanding

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2021

  • "What a lovely property, great facilities, great location."

    Unfortunately, it appears the owner will be selling up later this year :(

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2021

  • "Clean, modern and relaxing."

    Great communication with the owner when I had a query. Master bed a little soft, but that's just a personal preference. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JayneOct 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable & relaxing stay here."

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2020

  • "Lovley property lovley area would love to live there very clean quite good local ..."

    Lovley property lovley area would love to live there very clean quite good local pub shops nearby Weymouth 5 mins away would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by RonaldSep 2020

  • "Beautiful friendly village Sutton Poyntz with 3 pubs in walking distance !"

    ! wonderful modern clean well equipped cottage would go back again.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "Everything was perfect,Only one thing would have improved our holiday and that ..."

    Everything was perfect,Only one thing would have improved our holiday and that would have been wardrobe and more drawer space in 1st floor bedrooms

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "Usual high standard."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Both showers screens leaked onto the bathroom floors therefore needed to mop up each time."

    Bench seating in dining area caused aching backs! Not good for after dinner chats. Otherwise excellent accomodation. Clean and nice touch with bread and milk provided on arrival.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2020

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  • Over-three-floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC & smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Separate Office Room / Nursery with desk and chair
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Off-road parking for one car on the driveway and road-side parking available in immediate vicinity
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and outdoor seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles; pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Electric Car Vehicle Charging is not permitted at the property

The property

1 Sutton Gate is an attractive three-storey holiday-home, that can be found near the quaint village of Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth.

Within reaching distance of the coast, this delightful dwelling provides a fabulous base for families or groups of six who wish to explore the magnificent Jurassic Coast.

Step inside the bright and airy hallway and take off your coats and shoes before making yourself feel right at home.

Spend your evenings gathered in the kitchen socialising with friends at the breakfast bar, whilst the chef of the group prepares a mouth-watering meal with the help of the brand new appliances hidden within the stunning white kitchen cabinets with chic white worktops.

Pop open a bottle of bubbly and take your seats at the dining table before tucking into a tasty treat and mapping out your plans for the exciting days to come.

Retire to the pretty sitting room decorated with calming neural tones where you can relax on the stylish grey sofas and keep toasty from the traditional woodburning stove.

Climb the staircase to the first floor and be greeted by a tranquil bathroom tiled from floor to ceiling, where you can while away the hour with a soak in the bathtub.

The first floor is also home to both a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each providing an idyllic space to escape the excitement and lay your head to rest at the end of an action-packed day.

Venture up to the second floor to find a spacious king-size bedroom boasting ample space for storage with its built-in wardrobes and the benefit of a en-suite bathroom with a roomy walk-in shower and a delightful heated towel rail.

The house is situated within a short walk to the heart of the village of Sutton Poyntz, where you will find the Springhead Gastro pub with the best Sunday lunches for miles around and a fabulous garden with a children's play area close to the picturesque duck pond - From there you can walk along the public walkways to the famous White Horse which is situated on the side of the hill overlooking the village.

Enjoy a day spent at Bowleaze Cove where you can stroll across the beautiful white sands as you bask in the sunshine and tuck into a portion of fish and chips from the local takeaway.

See exotic fish at SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth or kayak along the magnificent Jurassic coast with Jurassic Coast Activities.

Explore the Roman temple of Jordan Hill or visit the ancient Maiden Castle that rests peacefully on the edge of Dorchester and visit the striking Osmington White Horse on your return to your holiday home.

Book 1 Sutton Gate for an idyllic stay on the Jurassic Coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • Weymouth 3.7 miles
  • Dorchester 5.4 miles

Sutton Poyntz is a small village on the northern side of Preston, on the outskirts of Weymouth, and it sits beneath the George III chalk horse that is carved into the hillside. At the centre of the village sits a beautiful duck pond, and the Springhead pub, where you can enjoy a drink in the pub gardens whilst admiring the chalk horse carving. Just 3.5 miles from Weymouth and it’s golden sandy beach, lanes of boutique shops, sea life centre and historic harbour this is a perfect village base for exploring the Jurassic Coast. Just 13 miles away are the UNESCO world Heritage sites of Lulworth Cove and Durdle, a short drive further on finds you at Corfe Castle, most recently known for being the inspiration behind many Enid Blyton Famous Five novels. Make sure you take a trip on the steam train on the Swanage Railway, which passes the magnificent ruins. A charming base to choose in a stunning part of Dorset.

Note: Electric Car Vehicle Charging is not permitted at the property