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Get Away From It All And Relax In This Characterful Period Thatched

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Ringstead, Weymouth, England, UK - Secluded Location In Beautiful Ringstead Bay, Yet Only 50 Metres From The Beach

A unique opportunity to rent this 3 bedroom 19th century, thatched cottage offering character and charm. The cottage is situated in a tucked away position in a private woodland glen, providing direct pedestrian access to the beautiful beaches at Ringstead Bay. Ideal for walking, sailing, exploring the lovely historical Jurassic coastline or just relaxing with a glass of wine and watching the sun go down over the bay.

Please see reviews. The beauty of this cottage is the charm and rustic nature and modern amenities such as broadband are basic. Please note a car is essential. Parking spaces for two cars is possible although a slight squeeze. Please note that larger vehicles such as a minibus are not recommended.

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David Arkell
Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom on the ground floor. Separate WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed on first floor. Bedroom 2 with twin beds on first floor. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds on ground floor (One double & one single)
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Notes on accommodation: Thatched period cottage offering rustic charm in a secluded location, yet within approximately 400 metres to the lovely beaches of Ringstead Bay. Storage heaters keep it semi-warm in winter and various electric heaters round the cottage can supplement these. Please note that the cottage is in a secluded location in the village. A car is essential and parking can be found in the the main village car park or in the layby on the track near the cottage. Outside: The cottage is in the lovely bay of Ringstead, quietly tucked away in a secluded location along a country track. Parking is 100m from the cottage. Please note a car is essential. The gardens are lawned and provide a wooded glen with a stream running alongside. The beautiful beaches at Ringstead Bay are within a few minutes walk and during the summer there is a shop and cafe selling light lunches and snacks. The property is in the the perfect location for a relaxing get away from it all holiday. Ideal location for walking and getting away from it all. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage will be cleaned at the end of your stay, but we would be grateful if you could leave the cottage the way you find it.


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Get Away From It All And Relax In This Characterful Period Thatched
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious, sunny week at Glen Cottage. The cottage is well equipped and stayed lovely and cool throughout the day. We took advantage of the coastal path to explore the area and enjoy the views. We had two of our dogs with us and found everywhere really dog friendly. They would recommend the doggy ice cream at The Smugglers Inn! We visited Lulworth Cove and walked to Durdle Door. A very restful week with opportunities to sit in the sun or in front of the tv for the World Cup. We would recommend this peaceful spot wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This charming stone cottage could be described as rustic,but we had everything we needed, the beds were comfy and we slept like logs, could have been all the lovely walks right from the front gate

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

The fact that we only used the car once, and our bikes not at all, is a reflection of just how much we enjoyed being in and around the cottage, on the beach at the bottom of the glen,or walking the coastal paths to east and west of the cottage.

The walk through the glen, down to the beach, was a real delight - we caught a fleeting glimpse of roe deer, and saw owls there at dusk and heard them further into the night. Listening to the sea crashing onto the shingle was a lovely contrast to the sound of traffic we get at home.

The beach is long,and was very quiet, while the water was warm enough for swimming, at the end of September.

The cottage is quite "basic" but is comfortable and has everything we required to make it a special week. I can only think of one occasion when we have re-booked somewhere, in the thirty years we have been renting holiday properties, but we will definitely stay at Glen Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful cosy cottage far from any hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quaint thatched roof cottage a stone's throw from the sea and on the Coastal Path. Roomy and fully furnished - everything you need in the kitchen and Netflix on the TV. Private garden, peaceful and quiet. Great walks in the surrounding countryside - i.e. Durdle Door & Lulworth Cove. Can hear the sea at night. Owner is very friendly and helpful, providing tips and advice about the surrounding area. If you want to get away from it all, I would heartily recommend Glen Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a tranquil location. Everything you need to just unwind and relax we loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We hoped that we would find one day somewhere special to have a family holiday and we truly believe here we did just that. It was ideal. Totally in darkness at night so we could view the stars. Lovely surroundings and some amazing wildlife. It really was just a short walk to the beach also which was great for fishing, snorkling and relaxing. It was great just to get away from it all. We took a few trips into Weymouth too which is only a short drive. We loved walking the coastal path to The Smugglers Inn which is in Osmington theybhave some great beers and wonderful food there too. We hope to come back again here soon.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to relax and get away from the crowds and traffic noise.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Special interest holidays:

The cottage provides a comfortable base for families or groups looking for an adventure holiday by the sea with superb walks, wildlife in abundance and good beaches for swimming. The famous Jurrasic coastline is within easy reach and there are many activities nearby such as golf, horseriding, watersports, tennis courts, aquariums, Abbotsbury swannery, monkey world, theme parks, tank musem, PGL outdoor adventure centre, castles and museums. There are many superb restaurants and pubs in the area.


Ringstead is approx 5 miles east of Weymouth. It is reached by a country road off the A353 near the village of Poxwell. It has superb views towards Weymouth and Portland in the distance. The beach is located 50m from the cottage and is surrounded by the rolling hills of the beautiful Dorset countryside. There is a shop and cafe in the village and the historical Smugglers Inn public house can be reached by road or by walking over the surrounding hills.


Bournemouth airport approx 26 miles.

Channel ports of Weymouth approx 6 miles and Poole approx 22 miles.

Train Station - Weymouth/Dorchester approx 6 miles.

Car hire - Weymouth/Dorchester approx 6 miles.


Weymouth 6 miles. Dorchester 5 miles.

Further Details:

There is a seasonal shop and cafe in the village of Ringstead. Many local pubs nearby serving food. Large supermarkets and shopping in Dorchester and Weymouth. Further activities include - walking, cycling, many beaches along the Jurassic coastline, Bovington tank museum, boat hire, sailing, water-sports, golf, horse-riding, dry ski slope, Monkey World, village farmers markets, farm shops, Splashdown water park, Castles, PGL adventure centre, Abbotsbury swannery and many local events.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details.

Changeover Day:
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Notes on prices:
Cottage is available for winter lets at £650 per month. Please contact owner to discuss. Early November to end of April.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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