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Detached Cottage In Peaceful Village Rural Surroundings Close To Weymouth

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 1 En Suite, Plentiful Facilities & Comfortable Living

Lovely quiet cottage situated in an elevated position on the old Roman Road out of Weymouth leading to Dorchester. Some views leading to Weymouth are accessible from the outdoor elevated sun terrace. The Ridge way is no longer a through road and apart from the 16th century public house 40 meters across the road it is a most peaceful retreat.

The property benefits from only being 20 years old however there are many features which give it an original feel from perhaps 200 years ago. These include oak beams, wooden floors, worn flag stones, open fireplace etc.

It contains 4 beds arranged over 3 floors, one being an en-suite loft room with restricted headroom. This can be arranged as a double or twin. There are a further 2 double bedrooms on the first floor one containing a king sized double, and a slightly smaller third bedroom containing a standard size double bed. The property can facilitate up to 8 adults when at full capacity. A main bathroom on this floor has a shower / bath arrangement. Downstairs there is a comprehensive kitchen, lounge/diner, entrance lobby and further WC. All areas are well finished and furnished. The kitchen is fully fitted with concealed appliances. Integrated washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer are available. A 5 ring glass hob and electric fan assisted oven are included with a further combination microwave oven set at head height complimenting the cooking facilities. Everything is available for 6 to 8 people to enjoy this little hideaway. Warm weather will allow Al Fresco dining in the rear garden area where 8 or more can easily be accommodated for meals and use of the supplied BBQ.

Parking for 2 cars on the driveway is available. Visitors becoming avid patrons of the local Pub (The Old Ship Inn) over the road will be welcomed to use their free car park. Further on street parking is available for car owners with good handbrakes!!!!. Our village isn't called 'Upwey' without reason. Some outdoor secure storage areas are available for bicycles and sporting equipment with 2 mountain bikes often being available for use.

The surrounding areas allow some beautiful walks and cycling into the Dorset countryside. Weymouth town centre is 4 miles away and contains a beautiful harbour, beach and sea front. Dorchester our famous Roman county town is also 4 miles away in the opposite direction. Both towns are have good public transport (rail and bus) links from Upwey.

With some good weather to enjoy the outdoor areas 'Vitality Cottage' is a most relaxing gem set in a quiet Dorset village. For winter bookings the property has the advantage of modern warm and damp free construction, double glazing, central heating throughout and a traditional open fire (gas) in the living room which all bodes well for cosy days and nights reading or in front of the flat-screen TV's (3 in total) and state of the art entertainment and computer system in the lounge

Whatever the season our village has plenty of hospitality to offer on its doorstep or more widely in the local towns and countryside

More Details

Stephen Vitali
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Polish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Stephen Vitali

Stephen and Ella currently reside in Plymouth some 100 miles away from their long term home town of Weymouth. Stephen has resided in Weymouth for 25 years before recently relocating to Plymouth to live nearer to his two young children. With his partner Ella, they both enjoy returning to their native sea side resort and regularly visit for both business and pleasure. Ella generally looks after the Holiday Lettings business and meet and greet service.

Stephen Vitali purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Stephen Vitali chose Weymouth

The property has the feeling of an old house with some old and quirky internal finishes such as the arched hatch between the kitchen and living room, the old oak beams downstairs and the front heavily worn doorstep. The modern construction gives warm draft and damp free living combining old with new.

What makes this cottage unique

The house lies on the periphery of Weymouth in a semi rural position ideal for long walks and countryside on a 'no through road' allowing quiet and peaceful residency. However, only a few minutes away is the busier lifestyle of Weymouth with all its seaside charm and historic waterside.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bournemouth 30 Miles, Exeter 51, Bristol 66,
Nearest Barpub
16th Century Old English Pub across Road
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
4 Miles to France and Channel Islands
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
4 Miles Weymouth, 5 Miles Came Down Dorchester
Nearest Train
1 Miles
1.3 Miles to Upwey Stn, 4 Miles to Weymouth Stn
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Miles to Warmwell artificial ski slope
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Weymouth Award Winning Beach
Car: not necessary

The West Country region

Over half the Dorset County is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three-quarters of its coastline is a World Heritage Site that features notable landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. Dorset has a varied landscape featuring broad elevated chalk downs, steep limestone ridges and low-lying clay valleys. There are no motorways in Dorset but a network of A roads cross the county and two railway main lines connect to London. Dorset has ports at Poole, Weymouth and Portland and an international airport at Bournemouth. The county has a variety of museums, theatres and festivals, and is host to one of Europe's largest outdoor shows. It is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, who used the county as the principal setting of his novels. There is a wide range of activity and entertainment opportunities within the county accounting for almost everyone's taste.


The property is located in the picturesque Conservation Area village of Upwey . It was a favourite venue for Thomas Hardy the writer and offers quiet walks from various bridleways into stunning Dorset scenery. Many dedicated paths and cycle ways can be accessed directly from the property. There are two good pubs locally with one almost on the door step offering fine food and ales. The Upwey Wishing Well tea rooms, a short 10 minute walk away and set in pretty and tranquil gardens offer home made meals, cakes and Dorset cream teas all year round. Weymouth's golden sandy beach, shopping centre, gourmet restaurants and colourful historic harbour are a mere 10 minute car or bus ride away. The award winning sandy beach and town centre has all the traditional seaside attractions in and around its Georgian Esplanade as well as a picture postcard harbour with fine dining and pleasant evening walks adjacent to the moorings. Weymouth is one of the busiest and most visited tourist towns on the South Coast during the months of July and August and hosted the 2012 Olympic sailing events. It is renowned for its sailing heritage.

The property also lies within 150 meters of the main bus route between Weymouth and Dorchester and also walking distance of the local Upwey train station which is ideal for anyone without transport wishing to discover further afield and all that the county has to offer. The rolling hills of Dorset and the acclaimed Jurassic coastline - a rambler's paradise are all within easy reach.

For more family orientated fun Weymouth is a busy holiday destination with many activities and attractions on offer especially throughout the summer season.

*Please note that the stairs to the loft are quite steep and are offset paddle stairs which might not be suitable for the elderly or very young children unless accompanied.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Weymouth in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Basin has under storage cabinet
    Loft Room En suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small corner basin
    Ground Floor WC - Toilet
  • Main bathroom with bath and over shower. Loft bedroom has en suite with shower, toilet and corner hand basin. Ground floor WC with small hand basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Standard Double or Twin 3'6' beds (special arrangement only)
    Loft Bedroom with En Suirte - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size double or twin arrangement. Restricted head room
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size Double with memory foam combination matress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Standard Double
  • Bed 1. Master bedroom as pine furniture, king sized bed with combination memory foam and pocket sprung mattress (extremely comfortable). twin double wardrobes, draws and dresser all to match. Baby / toddler travel cot is available with under quilt and sheet. Guests might prefer to bring their own baby grow/quilt. Flat screen TV with free sat box. Loft Bed with shower en suite Either King size double or twin arrangement. 2 sets of draws. Flatscreen TV Bed 3 Standard Double or can be arranged as twin if specifically booked. Fitted wardrobe, pine draws and bedside cabinet Bed 4 Standard Double bed with bedside cabinet
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Owner can provide arrival collection service from local train stations. A range of arrival basic essentials food packages or complete hampers can be provided from £10 for tea coffee milk bread, fruit etc. Please contact the owner for your requirements


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A great and comfortable week!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very comfortable and enjoyable week staying at this house in early September 2017. It is in a very quiet location but with quick and easy access to both Weymouth and Dorchester. It is also very well stocked and provided us with everything we needed. The WIFI is fast and reliable. We also appreciated having two dedicated car parking spaces. Steve and Ella, the owners, were quick to respond to any queries we had and made themselves available to us if anything went wrong. Fortunately, it never did.

We were inspired to visit Weymouth by reading the novel “Weymouth Sands” by John Cowper Powys and the area didn’t disappoint at all. Weymouth itself has two RSPB bird reserves and then there is Portland Bill, Chesil Beach and the Dorset Ridgeway to explore. A great and comfortable week!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was amazing everything you would ever need.

  • 5 of 5

Great communication with the property owners my family and I had a fantastic break I would highly recommend this overall service.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at the end of July. There were 8 of us, with ages ranging from 10 months to 77 years.

Ella and Stephen were extremely helpful in the lead up to the holiday keeping in touch by email.

Ella was at the house when we arrived and she showed me around and how everything worked.

We had a lovely time at the house. The kitchen is fab with everything you need to prepare and cook meals. Dishwasher made life easier!

Comfy living room with TV, music system and computer. Everyone logged on easily to the wifi.

Bedrooms are a bit small and the loft room might not be suitable for everyone. But all the beds were clean and comfortable and we all slept well.

The house has a lovely outdoor space with a barbecue. Due to the weather we were only able to use this a couple of times.

The house is in a fantastic location. It's a 10 minute drive into Weymouth or there's a regular bus service with the bus stop at the end of the road. We had some wonderful days out - Portland Bill, Abbotsbury Swannery, The Sub Tropical Gardens and The Sealife Centre. The house is a great base to get to some amazing places.

During the week Ella kept in contact by text and I knew I could contact her if needed. But we had no problems so there was no need.

All in all we had a perfect family holiday! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property, clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We had a 2 week family holiday consisting of 5 adults & 2 children (4 & 5 years old). Although arriving late (traffic problems) Stephen made sure he was present and went through procedures etc. before leaving. Nothing was too much trouble and Stephen contacted us during our stay to make sure we were okay and if we needed anything.

As arranged the cleaner visited on the middle Saturday exactly at the appointed time to clean and change the bed linen and towels etc. We had a brilliant holiday and the location of the cottage, just outside Weymouth and close to the A35, was perfect for easy access to the coast and the many and varied attractions etc. inland. We would have no qualms to re-visit or recommend this cottage to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property for a family holiday in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated in a very quiet street with great facilities nearby. It is very well equipped and comfortable. Location is perfect for walking and visiting local areas of interest. Owners very responsive to questions and queries. We had a wonderful week.

Cant really write any negatives but two points to make - the top bedroom not suitable at all for elderly people or young children due to the steep, ladder style stair case and the tv is quite complicated to put on! Having said that, the owner does mention the stairs in the write up and they were also very happy to help with the technical questions.

Very warm welcoming messages from owners and super helpful. We would return and also recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending the time to review our cottage and we are very pleased that you had a great week there. As you point out we are always open and honest in respect of the steep stairs to access the loft room and this bedroom isn't suitable for everyone. The TV and media center are a little complicated at first but we do try to talk all our new arrivals through its operation. We hope that you can consider us again for any future visits to the local area and thank you for looking after our cottage and your kind words. Kind regards Stephen and Ella
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Lovely cottage and brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We had two families of four stay at this cottage and it was perfect for our needs. Every room was a nice size and well equiped plus good access to the garden. The loft room height was low but in the summer we were mainly outside in the sun-trap garden anyway. The location is also good for the local pub (almost opposite) and a short drive to the beach. If we were to visit Weymouth again I know we would stay at this lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Daniela. We are so glad you enjoyed out Cottage for your stay. Please do get in touch if we can be of assistance again in the future. Kind Regards Stephen Vitali
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Weymouth, Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb 1/2 Term 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early May Bank Hols 2018
23 Apr 2018 - 8 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
9 May 2018 - 22 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Spring Bank Holiday 2018
23 May 2018 - 4 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
5 Jun 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Peak 2018
12 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term 2018
12 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
14 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

1. Peak periods min 7 night stay, can be negotiable for last minute bookings only. Please ask.
2. No young STAG / HEN parties.
3. No Pets - local kennel 1 mile and pets can visit if kept outside.
4. £250 damage deposit returned within 7 days.
5., UK or European Credit card payments incur 1.5% surcharge. 2.5% for rest of the world. No fees for direct bank transfers/cheques/ cash in GBP.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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