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Markham Cottage

(Ref. 994381)

Wyke Regis, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The property itself is lovely."

    Just a few things that could be better are the beds have a very thin mattress which we didn’t find comfortable.There’s not enough storage like draws in both bedrooms which even for one week with only two of us wasn’t great. The bathroom has no window so by the time you’ve had a shower you feel like you’ve been in a steam room aswell.Very noisy fan in there that’s useless.

    Reviewed by Debbie3.1Sep 2023

  • "This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in, clean, tidy and very well looked after with stunning views, also location is great in between Weymouth and Portland for travel either way along the coast or just into town with a choice of supermarkets close by for shopping, the seating area is very private and it gets the sun most of the day, it was very relaxing on an evening watching the wildlife, would definitely stay here again."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "In general we had a pleasant stay."

    We liked the spacious living room and open kitchen, the great view over Weymouth and to the coast. The double bed was a bit narrow, but we slept well. We didn't like the very small bathroom with the very small washbasin. Unfortunately there was no shelf or other space in the bathroom to place the bath utensils. Therefore you have to improvise a bit. The cottage is o.k. for two. With more people it could be difficult to store clothes and luggage. Maintanace could be a bit better: defect light bulbs in corridor and hub over the stove, discharged battery in the nice clock and the electric kettel seemed to be not descaled for long time. Cleaniness was very good for the whole cottage, except for the sink which was not polished at all. Merkham Cottage is an ideal point to discover (the south of) Dorset. There are a lot of attractions nearby. But we would not choose again.

    Reviewed by Harald3.4May 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend. Will book again for future holidays.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2022

  • "The accommodation was perfectly located within a short drive to beautiful places."

    Everything we could need was provided in the cottage from a coffee and teapot, through to full size fridge freezer and entertainment. Hosts were very helpful and contactable. The only negative comment I have is that the double bed in the main bedroom is broken. It is propped up with a book and the mattress is far too thin for the base it is on. We both ended up sleeping in the single bed for a break as we were suffering from sore hips from the bed. I have fed this back to the owner. I questioned Sykes staff about the bed situation after reading and earlier review. I was told the bed had been sorted so travelled happily. This was not the case. It didn't spoil our holiday too much though.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is of a high standard and in a great location."

    It is very private and quiet, and only a 5 minute drive from the beach. The only issue we had was with the bed in the main bedroom. The mattress was foam and only a few inches thick, on a divan base (with a missing castor propped up with a book). We could feel the base through the mattress which resulted in a week of poor sleep. Some people can sleep anywhere, but this is one of the most important things when staying away from home in my opinion. Overall, this is a great base from which to explore Dorset.

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Aug 2022

  • "Nice accommodation."

    Great touring location. Weymouth makes a great base with lots of places to visit nearby, close to Chesil Beach which was really interesting. One bit of feedback (not a major issue for us) is it would be nicer if the patio was paved and the furniture covered to keep it clean. So we could have sat out on it.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice cottage well kept and clean."

    Cottage equipped with everything you could want. Finding the cottage for the first time was a little tricky. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2022

  • "Really clean and everything was catered for."

    Perfect sized space for a family and owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Jul 2021

  • "Markham cottage was lovely and in a great location between Weymouth and Portland, both equally fabulous"

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2021

  • "My friend and I really enjoyed our stay, approx 1 mile from the harbour area of Weymouth."

    Very quiet, cottage located in the countryside, away from main road down a short drive. Cottage well laid out with large combined kitchen, diner, lounge. Bathroom small, however ok. Good base to explore the coastal areas of Dorset. Lots to things to see and do in the area, public transport limited, car is very useful.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect for a small family."

    It had everything we needed and is well suited for access to Weymouth and the Dorset coast. Views are absolutely stunning and it is situated in a quiet location.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything we needed for a lovely week away"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is clean and has pretty much everything you need, although a mirror near a decent light source and plug socket for a hairdryer would be helpful."

    It is definitely NOT accessible, the slope down the drive is short but steep and there are steps up to the cottage and two steps inside. It is a quiet area with pretty good views. We did get a surprise when someone climbed over the fence right outside the patio doors, it turned out to be the owner who then came back and banged on the doors to apologise when he saw our car and realised we were in! I did have a problem with the parking, there is a small parking space allotted to the cottage - fine if you don't need to open the doors wide. In the listing you are asked to park considerately because the drive is shared with the owner who lives next door. Unfortunately the owner and his family had between 3 and 4 cars parked without much thought for us to get our car in and out. There is an area with a very low wall in the drive, very hard to see in poor light, hence a scratch on my front bumper from trying to get out of the drive.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location with superb views, very warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped and the owners next door were very helpful but unobtrusive."

    A great base from which to explore Dorset and we would not hesitate to recommend it. The service from Sykes (who we'd never used before) was very professional and efficient - easy to do things online but equally helpful when speaking to a real person on the phone. Will use them again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and good position."

    We had a great week travelling around the area and this was a good base. Just a little disappointed that the cushions on the dining chairs were pretty dirty and considering this was near the start of the season assume they hadn’t been cleaned from last year. Everything else was very good though.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.4Apr 2021

  • "Great cottage and location"

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Oct 2020

  • "Complete peace and quiet of location"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely well-presented cottage."

    Good location. Friendly and helpful owners live next door. Wi fi worked well - I did my Zoom Pilates lesson Monday morning. The drive is a little steep!!

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Sep 2020

  • "Excellent stay in a lovely cottage."

    Very well equipped with everything we needed. Small patio area with great views. 30 minute walk into Weymouth. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved this bungalow, it was beautifully refurbished and comfortable, lovely location, loved the Pheasants walking past our door and the deer in the adjacent field in the morning and evenings."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely apartment and very clean."

    Some visitors may find the slope alongside the property difficulty to walk as the car parking is at the top of the slop and the door to the property is at the bottom.

    Reviewed by Helga4.7Sep 2019

  • "Very good cottage"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

  • "The place was great in its comfort and general outlook."

    What let it down was the failure to mention the gradient of the slope to get to it. Although the picture shows 'a' gradient, it could be easily confused, as we were, into an expectation that it was a road going past. The car has to be parked at the top of this gradient as the front door is at the bottom of it. We feel that the description should include, very very clearly, that not only wheelchairs would have a problem (and there are steps to get to front door as well so not disabled friendly) but anyone with a slight mobility problem (you may sense that I have this!) so in my case I had to descend the slope in a sideways motion very very slowly. This interior was great and our short chats with the owner next door (we had a problem with the front door) were very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Jul 2019

  • "Great place to stay, the cottage is perfect, very comfortable and clean in a very peaceful area but not far from anything."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for your stay."

    Very friendly helpful owners just next door if you need anything. Good location to sea, shops and beach. Stayed August 2018.

    Mr Adrian NorthAug 2018

  • "The cottage more than lived up to our expectations and would most definitely return for another visit."

    Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Lesley CuttJun 2018

  • "The cottage was superb--we loved it, and we loved our hosts, who were so friendly and helpful."

    Thanks again. Stayed June 2018

    Mr Kevin WilliamsJun 2018

  • "Excellent property, ideal for us."

    Great views and very well equipped. And best of all was that it was superb value for money. Will be looking to book another property from Dream Cottages for our next visit - stayed July 2017

    Mr Robin CritchardJul 2017

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  • Bedrooms: 1 x Double 1 x twin singles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Living kitchen dining room.
  • Electric heating throughout
  • Electric hob and oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge, Freezer, microwave, CD Music system
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Small terrace with seating and views
  • Off road parking for ONE car only
  • Sorry no pets
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Ben linen and towels provided.

The property

Markham Cottage sits in a pleasant position with uninterrupted views over to Chesil Beach and Weymouth Bay, situated next door to the owner’s property.

This modern renovated cottage is all on one level, just with a couple of steps into the front door and a couple of steps in the bedroom/bathroom area.

The spacious living kitchen dining area is open plan and, curl up with a good book and relax.

The perfectly placed terrace means you can sit back and enjoy the view whilst absorbing the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside. Being only a few minutes' drive from the heart of Weymouth, and its golden sandy beach, where all the restaurants, shops and amenities you may desire are situated.

There are beautiful scenic walks along the promenade, where the tasty fish and chips are to be eaten on the harbour side and local ice creams to be sampled.

Markham Cottage is positioned between Weymouth and Wyke Regis, which provides easy access to Chesil Beach, Portland, and surrounding Dorset attractions.

West Bay, Abbotsbury and Lulworth Cove all within an easy 30-minute drive and offering spectacular picture postcard scenery along the way.

Just a pretty perfect cottage for a couple’s romantic retreat or a couple of friends to come and enjoy a Dorset holiday.

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About the location


Weymouth 2 miles; Dorchester 9 miles.

Wyke Regis is a village on the south western side of Weymouth that sits on the northern edges of Portland Harbour and reaches as far as the back of Chesil beach and The Fleet, just two miles from the centre of Weymouth. There are local shops, cafés and restaurants including the famous Crab House café, with it’s own oyster beds on the doorstep. The National Sailing School, an Olympic legacy, offers a wide variety of water sports and is just two miles away on the edge of Portland Harbour. The Fleet Lagoon that runs between Wyke Regis and Chesil beach is an important area for wildlife and there are many species of birds to be seen in the area, whilst Chesil beach is also a renowned spot for fishing. The Fleet is probably most famous for being the testing ground for Barnes Wallis’s bouncing bomb, immortalised in the film the Dam Busters. Wyke Regis is the perfect location from which to explore many of Dorset’s most iconic locations on the Jurassic Coast.

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Note: Access to Markham Cottage is via a slope which can be driven down, or you may choose to walk. The neighbouring field next to the front terrace is at a lower ground level, the terrace has a small surrounding wall.

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