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Upper Butchers Cottage

(Ref. 1072388)

Upwey, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "I had the most enjoyable stay at Upper Butchers."

    Everything was spotless, airy and light. I was overwhelmed by place. The kitchen was very modern with everything that I needed. The living room was spacious, with a very comfortable sofa. I think that it was the best Sykes holiday accommodation that I have been to! The location is fabulous for all I wanted in the area - and there is plenty to see and do. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jenn5.0Jun 2024

  • "Our second ."

    , ..stay at this cottage,it has had some modernisation of kitchen & bathroom ,very tastefully designed. The views from the picture window in the lounge are exactly that--beautiful & so peaceful .The owners live next door,friendly but not intrusive . Good location-- lots of lovely places to visit in this beautiful county .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "We had the most wonderful stay!"

    Everything was exactly as described and more! The place is very comfortably furnished and the bathroom has the best shower I’ve ever used! Kitchen is very well stocked with all you can need for a self catering stay. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Best of all was the fabulous view! Within easy travel distance to weymouth town, grocery store, pubs and restaurants. We loved our time here and will definitely plan to go back

    Reviewed by Bea5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay at the upper butchers, we loved the accommodation and would recommend staying here to others."

    We have packed up and set off for home now. The week too fast! Happy Easter

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed for Christmas this property is very very good Very relaxing break ..."

    We stayed for Christmas this property is very very good Very relaxing break The owners are very close by and any thing you require is not a problem

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and the window seat with great view was very relaxing We felt very much at home and it was immaculate spotlessly clean and comfortable We enjoyed experimenting with the steam oven very quick and easy to use only problem is its made me want one for home !"

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage and was surprised that it is so spacious for just a cottage for 2."

    However an idea would be to perhaps provide a little welcome pack for your guests as this is something many cottages provide now and is much appreciated and just adds that finishing touch

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2023

  • "Upper Butcher's Cottage is a little gem."

    It is a very comfortable, well equipped, everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Alistair and Janet, the owners, are very friendly and welcoming, if you have any problem are very quick to put things right however small.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent and lovely owners."

    Very good situation.

    Reviewed by B C5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean, comfortable, light and well furnished."

    Comfortable bed . Hot, powerful shower. Well equipped kitchen with modern appliances and knives that actually cut! I don't have any negative comments. For those who like a rest from driving, there are bus stops for Weymouth and Dorchester only minutes away. Keen gardeners should visit The Island Nursery for well kept plants and delicious cake - the perfect combination.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just left upper cottage, what an amazing place, owners supper friendly made to feel very welcome."

    The cottage itself has made our holiday, just perfect. Highly recommended for accommodation and area. We will be back. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with lots on the door step, could have not touched the car all week."

    Location was fantastic with shops , pubs and coast nearby.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0May 2023

  • "We were very pleased with the accommodation."

    We loved sitting at the table in the big window in the lounge and looking out at the wonderful view. Very comfortable bed, for a good night's sleep. Shop across the road, very convenient and friendly staff. Very dog friendly place. People in Weymouth are very friendly and greet you, while out and about. We have already booked to go back to the lower cottage next year to do some more exploring of this wonderful area.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent apartment, ideally situated for Weymouth and surrounding area."

    Very stylish bathroom and kitchen with all mod appliances. Great views from lounge window. Spotlessly clean, fitted out to a very high standard. Very friendly hosts. Ideal having a parking spot. Well stocked shop opposite, bus stop 50 yards away. Highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to book again when visiting Weymouth.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "A surprisingly spacious apartment, having a good sized lounge with panoramic views over the hills surrounding Weymouth."

    Highly recommended. The friendly owner of the property and his wife are extremely helpful. Best of all, where is a delightful ‘open all hours’ village shop right opposite the property for all the essentials one needs during your stay. Who could ask for more?

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2022

  • "Mainly very pleased with a lovely cottage ,be autiful views & a convenience store just across the road."

    We would have liked a tea pot & some cerial bowls very minor problem!The local Pub was friendly &typical grub menu--- but only served food 3 nights a week. Buses to Weymouth run frequently. The Wishing Well is a must to visit especially if you enjoy Dorset Apple Cake--- the best I have ever tasted! Lovely garden area, For relaxing & safe for dogs

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and the view was fabulous from the lounge window."

    While we stayed there sadly our dog got very ill and had to be put to sleep. The owners, Alastair & Janet were so very kind, caring and understood the pain we were going through. You could not wish to meet more genuine people so we would not hesitate in going back to them. Jim & Lorraine Walsh

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely comfy apartment which gave us a good base from which to explore."

    The garden was a real bonus. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a simply brilliant break, the owners could not have been more helpful, what a lovely couple."

    The cottage it's self was exceptionally clean with all that you could possibly want for a week away. (fridge/freezer a bit small though). Location is perfect for all the beaches you need, major supermarkets only a 3 minute drive away. For great meal out over looking the distant sea try the Fat Badger. Dave Emma and the Yorkies.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Upper Butchers Cottage, the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    The kitchen and bathroom is a bit dated, but it all works fine and was sparkling clean. 42” LG smart TV with great connectivity is always a bonus, and the view over the Dorset hills is spectacular. The road is not particularly busy and since the bedroom is on the back, even with all the windows open at night it was surprisingly quiet. The garden is sunny till about 8pm in high summer which enabled us to use our own BBQ for some meals.

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was great lovely and clean."

    The owner was very friendly. Would rather have a dishwasher than a washing machine, but that's just my preference. Would be good to have a bigger fridge even for just 2 people. Lovely views from the lounge window very calming. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had such an amazing week at Upper Butchers Cottage!"

    The location was absolutely perfect for exploring Dorset and the cottage itself was spotless and super cosy. We were very lucky with the weather all week so made use of the enclosed garden! We really enjoyed sitting out on the deck chairs for a few hours in the evening after walks along the beach. Beach towels & dog towels provided which I thought was a lovely touch! We also loved the big window in the living room, the view is so nice and we enjoyed a cup of tea looking out on a morning! We visited Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth, Ringstead Bay, Lyme Regis, Dorchester, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, West Bay, Chesil Beach and Portland during our stay - all within an hour drive and all stunning places! It was our first holiday with our puppy Archie and everywhere was so dog friendly - it was great! We can highly recommend a few places to eat during your stay: - The Lookout Cafe at Bowleaze Cove for a top breakfast! - Lulworth Cove Inn - great little sun spot and really good food! - The Bell Cliff cafe at Lyme Regis - amazing views! Perfect stop for a coffee! - The cafe on Portland island does a delicious cream tea. - Lyme’s Fish Bar in Lyme Regis for fish & chips! - All the cafes/restaurants along the Harbour in Weymouth are lovely! Such a nice spot to sit for a drink or a bite to eat. We went to Custom House Cafe & Quayside Bar - both really good! We are quite honestly so upset to be home! The owners are also lovely! Very friendly and kind and we had a good chat with them :) I can’t recommend this beautiful cottage enough, we felt right at home all week and Archie really enjoyed himself too! I’m sure we will be back again!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2022

  • "A brilliant holiday stay situated in the perfect location for the all places we wanted to visit."

    It was clean and comfortable. Beach towels were a nice touch (but we had brought our own) as were the binoculars so we could look at the wildlife from the large window in the living room which had stunning views. The owners and their pets were incredibly friendly and made us feel welcome. The shared garden was lovely to relax in on a sunny afternoon. I highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is full of character and the views from the lounge were fabulous."

    The cottage was lovely and warm and the facilities were very good. The garden, even in winter was a delight. During warmer weather it would be a joy to sit outside and have a meal. The owners were very friendly and on hand if we needed anything. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rona5.0Jan 2022

  • "Everything just as the description states: Beautiful accommodation with an amazing view."

    Secure shared garden with ample seating Own parking spot Close to local bus network with easy access to Weymouth & Dorchester General convenience store directly opposite & pubs within 10-15 mins walk (Royal Standard & Ship Inn) Visit to the Upwey Wishing Well (around a 20-30 stroll) is a must, amazing lunch & cakes If you like exploring Durdle Door is beautiful, although the climb isn’t for the faint hearted! Too many things to mention but we will be coming back again to sample even more

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "The location was brilliant very central to surrounding areas I."

    E. Weymouth, Bridport, Dorset, Jurassic Coast & Lyme Regis.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday here, the views from the picture window were fantastic and evenings in the garden idyllic."

    There was thoughtful provision of equipment and a comfortable bed and sofa, would definitely recommend a visit and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Karon5.0Jul 2021

  • "The hosts are fantastic and we wish them great success in the future!"

    They couldn’t be more welcoming or helpful. The property is a wonderful mix of original and modern features, with really nice furnishings. It’s a very clean, comfortable, stylish and relaxing space. The garden was lovely to spend time in and the location made it easy to go out and about. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Shelly5.0Jun 2021

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Beach towels and pet towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Off-road parking for one car in a secure, gated courtyard
  • Shared gardens with decking and seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Upwey train station 10 mins
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

Weymouth 4.1 miles.

Upper Butchers Cottage is a lovingly renovated first-floor apartment situated in a residential area of Weymouth in delightful Dorset and close to the spectacular Jurassic Coast.

Tucked away from the crowds, this retreat offers a romantic sanctuary for a couple looking for a memorable staycation, just 10 minutes’ drive from the bustling town centre.

Accommodating up to two guests in a king-size bedroom, this property boasts a generous sitting room with a delightful window seat which overlooks the scenic Dorset countryside, with a pair of binoculars provided so you can truly take in your glorious surroundings.

Put your feet up and cosy down on the large comfortable sofa and catch up on your favourite TV shows or begin reading that book you have been saving for when you have some free time, or simply spend time with your loved one planning your holiday itinerary and reminiscing on the days spent so far.

Carry your conversations to the kitchen/diner where you will find all you need to rustle up a tasty home-cooked meals for those evenings when you want to spend a quiet night in, and when the day draws to a close retire to the well-presented bedroom to rest and recharge.

The bathroom is a modern space to freshen up in and boasts a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The pretty gardens are a peaceful haven to enjoy some fresh air with mature bushes and shrubs, and gravel pathways leading to a decked seating area where, in the warmer months, you can sit with your morning cup of tea or coffee or unwind with an evening glass of wine.

Stepping outside the front door, a local convenience store is just opposite the property where you can pick up your daily essentials and the Royal Standard Public House is less than a mile up the road serving good food and real ales.

Weymouth’s town centre is just over 4 miles away and has a great selection of shops, bars and cafés to while away the hours in and the attractive Georgian esplanade is lined with restaurants offering a romantic beachfront setting with the twinkling string lights of the promenade lighting up the bay and out across the water.

Spend days on Weymouth’s Blue Flag award-winning beach, trying out watersports or simply sunbathing on the golden sands, or enjoy a walk over the iconic bridge to Nothe Fort and Gardens.

The vibrant county town of Dorchester can be reached within five miles of the property, and is home to museums, exhibitions, country walks and a Covent garden style outdoor eating square where you can sit and watch the world go by before exploring the independent shops and boutiques.

A holiday at Upper Butchers Cottage is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed and wanting to visit Dorset again and again. Please note, this property can be booked alongside Lower Butchers Cottage (ref 1075372) if you were looking to go away with another couple.

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

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About the location


Dorchester 4.5 miles; Weymouth 4 miles.

The picturesque village of Upwey lies just four miles north of Weymouth, nestling beneath the Dorset Ridgeway, and takes its name from the shallow chalk stream, the River Wey, which bubbles up here from an underground spring. Upwey is well-known for its Wishing Well, where George III once sought the benefits of the natural spring water. It is now a delightful tea room, serving lunches and traditional cream teas. There are a number of footpaths leading directly from the village to miles of unspoilt countryside, and close by is the market town of Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s ’Casterbridge’. An easy drive or bus ride takes you to the popular seaside resort of Weymouth offering visitors glorious golden sandy beaches, excellent watersports facilities and a bustling harbour. An attractive village location and an ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Please note: There is a flight of steps leading up to the front door of the property.
Please note: There are two steps from the living room down to the kitchen.
Please note: The garden is shared with the below property.