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Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset (Ref. 1054050)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Was pleased to see that a shower had been fitted to the wall and the sofa replaced - so obviously previous comments had been taken on board."

    Great location to access the area.

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2022

  • "The cottage was warm and clean in a lovely quiet spot with local walks and off road parking immediately outside."

    The village shop and pub are very close by. We have done many of these holidays and we are not easily put off by previous comments, however, we found that two important issues previously mentioned by others remain unresolved. The sofa is somewhat uncomfortable and it is very low off the ground with the skirt touching the floor. Although a curtain has been installed the shower can only still be hand held as there is no wall mounting for it. The towels provided need to be the next size up. In addition it would be helpful if the step from the entrance hall into the kitchen was clearly marked. There are few other minor issues which one can live with, but addressing the above would make it a much more comfortable stay and we would certainly consider using it again as it is ideally located for touring the area.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2021

  • "The sofa is old, past it’s best and very uncomfortable - this being replaced in the near future would be a big benefit."

    The chairs for the the dining table don’t match and are too low making the eating position strange and uncomfortable (I am 6’ tall and the table was nearly at chest height). The kettle was absolutely full of limescale and needed a thorough cleaning out. As other reviews pointed out it is very overlooked with little outdoor space, however, it’s good value for money and the cottage is in an ideal location as a base for exploring the area which has lots to offer. It is in a quiet lane with walks to the lovely village and countryside right outside the door.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Cd do with better pictures, nicer/cheerier than it looks;) Stairs are in a cupboard as cottage, quite steep but manageable."

    V large bedroom, not a dreadful mattress but cd be a bit better. Great area for a base in Dorset. Fantastic village shop. Lounge comfy. Bathroom downstairs FYI. Courtyard is small but gets afternoon sun. Overlooked by neighbours window -didn’t bother us but might others. Secure if your dog doesn’t leap over waist high walls-there was one section that wasn’t fence so ours needed supervision but still perfectly adequate. I liked it overall and thought it was good value. Sykes and Owner sorted out issue with door lock the same day no fuss so grateful for that.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2021

  • "Would be better if had a holder for shower as this was difficult"

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2021

  • "Nicely decorated cottage."

    Quiet and well situated for local attractions. Very steep, tight staircase to bedroom would not suit anyone with mobility problems. Shame the bathroom is at the far end of the cottage and downstairs. Bathroom needs updating as no proper shower only a hand held one attached to the taps.

    Reviewed by MyrnaAug 2021

  • "Bathroom needs redecorating, peeling paint on walls."

    Shower needs holder so you can shower in bath. Front and back door locks need adjusting and oiling. Very fiddly to unlock and lock. Garden/patio. - the owner had a note on the coffee table stating gardener and window cleaner would come in the week. The gardener did not come because we suspect there is no gardening to do. The hanging baskets and pots had plastic flowers in them! The patio is lifeless and soleless. The furniture very well used and worn.

    Reviewed by GwynethJun 2021

  • "A lovely warm and charismatic cottage - a delight to go home to each day."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Nice little cottage in a lovely little village."

    Very close to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Also so many other places only a few miles away.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2021

  • "We were very disappointed in the cleanliness of this property it smelt musty as soon as we walked in there was thick dust around the washing machine /food on cutlery/dirty marks on kitchen draws and walls."

    It was very basically furnished with the bare minimum of everything provided. It was advertised as a romantic retreat but the tiny garden was overlooked by next doors window with cars parked directly outside front room window,giving very little privacy inside the property. We have always had very good experiences with Sykes Cottages in the past.we would not recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2021

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  • One four-poster king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, Hand held shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner .
  • Gas central heating inglenook fireplace with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Freeview Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and initial log supply inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed gravelled garden with seating and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility due to the steep and turning staircase to the first floor
  • Note: Children are not permitted at this property
  • Please note: small step down in to kitchen from entrance hall

The property

Sitting within the centre of the charming village of Winfrith Newburgh, Wayside is a white-washed semi-detached cottage offering a romantic retreat for two.

Boasting a four-poster king-size bed in its one bedroom, along with characterful cottage features, and within a few miles of the shores of Lulworth Cove and the famous Durdle Door, Wayside makes a great base for a Dorset holiday for two.

Enter into the property after parking up on your off-road parking space and be welcomed into a handy entrance with coat hooks and the door to the ground-floor bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.

Continue into the kitchen and find a host of appliances to make use of when rustling up a delicious dish for two, you can perch at the breakfast bar with a glass of wine while you plan an itinerary for your break.

Head to the next room to dine at the dining table and chairs placed nicely before the window, with an open fire to warm you on cooler nights adding to the homely character.

Relax on the sofa or armchair while you're entertained by the Smart TV with Freeview, a perfect way to end another exciting day.

Head out of the rustic stable door to the rear garden, an enclosed gravel space for your canine companion to stretch their legs, sit at the outdoor table and chairs for alfresco dining or your morning cup of tea.

When it's time to retire for the day, travel up the steep and turning cottage staircase to find a beautiful and spacious bedroom featuring an elegant four-poster king-size bed, with a dressing table here too, timber floors and the neutral hues, it's a truly tranquil space.

With plenty of walks to enjoy right from the doorstep, Wayside is a perfect pick for those who love exploring the outdoors, with plenty of space to store bikes as well, you can choose how best to get to know this idyllic area.

The village of Winfrith Newburgh is a peaceful spot offering a village shop and a pub, with a nearby farm shop, Jurassic Coast Farm Shop, selling local produce and fresh ingredients for your home-cooked meals and picnics on-the-go.

Begin your adventures with a walk from the village down to Lulworth Cove, considered one of the best places in the world to study geology thanks to its amazing landforms and five types of rock, it's a scenic spot to enjoy, whether you're sunbathing on the clean sands, swimming in the bluest waters, or admiring the ancient formations, including the famous Durdle Door.

Visit the beautiful Lulworth Castle too, an incredible 17th century building steeped in history and set in a large estate, you can roam at your leisure through the woodland trails, walk your dog here, enjoy a picnic or stop in at The Castle Tearoom for an afternoon treat.

Explore Thomas Hardy's town, the county town of Dorchester, finding Roman ruins just a stone's throw from the high street, Thomas Hardy's picture-perfect cottage following the Thomas Hardy Trail, The Dinosaur Museum telling the tales of Dorset's Jurassic Coast and the Dorset County Museum.

For classic seaside fun discover the delights of Weymouth where brightly coloured beach huts, donkey rides and beachfront amusements will take your back to childhood holidays by the sea, indulge in fish and chips by the harbour, boat trips out to sea and sunbathing on the beautiful beach, with SEA LIFE Centre offering a great outing.

Also within easy reach is the South West Coast Path, the Isle of Portland, Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, The Tank Museum and Tyneham Village, offering something for everyone.

Delight in a Dorset break at Wayside with your loved one.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Dorchester 8 miles.

Surrounded by Dorset Trust Wildlife Nature Reserve, Winfrith Newburgh offers visitors a fascinating holiday location in breathtaking surroundings. From the dramatic swathes of heathland covered in gorse, bracken and heather and home to many rare species of birds and reptiles, to the stunning landscape at nearby Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, part of the Dorset Heritage Coast, this amazing area abounds in wonderful walks and scenic views. Travel through time by exploring the Jurassic Coast, just 3 miles away, or visit Monkey World or the Bovington Tank Museum, both within easy driving distance. With the spectacular beaches at Swanage and Weymouth also nearby, and the bustling market town of Dorchester, with Maiden Castle, its museums and Roman roads just 8 miles to the west, this fantastic holiday destination has something for all the family.

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