Market House

Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset

Market House is situated in the village of Abbotsbury, near the town of Weymouth, Dorset, and can sleep up to six people in three bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Market House is a stone cottage situated in the village of Abbotsbury, near the town of Weymouth, Dorset. The property hosts three bedrooms, double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a freestanding bath with a shower over, WC, and hand basin, one double bedroom and one twin room, sleeping a total of six people. Also included in the property is one cloakroom with a WC and hand basin, one shower room with a walk-in shower, WC, hand basin, a dining/sitting area with a woodburning stove, a sitting room, a kitchen/additional dining room, conservatory area, and a utility room. Also included is a small private patio area with outdoor seating. Perfect for making great memories, Market House promises a relaxing getaway for all the family in a superb coastal base.

Property Details

A tastefully updated and deceptively spacious period cottage with attractive original features, including beams, winding staircase and low ceilings, set in the heart of the delightful village of Abbotsbury.

Market House offers attractive accommodation which has been renovated with care and attention using high-quality furnishings and elegant decor to create a relaxing holiday cottage for up to six guests. The perfect place to recharge your batteries, wander around this popular village, explore the many glorious coastal and country walks or drive along the spectacular Jurassic Coast World Heritage route. All village attractions are within easy walking distance of the cottage.

Whilst set in the village’s main street the property benefits from being set back from the road with a pretty front garden. Stepping into the property, you are invited into a bright and handsome dining room with ample seating for six, two snug armchairs, and a woodburning stove to light up the room for a warm and welcoming ambience. Moving around the property, you will find an attractive and contemporary sitting room with a charming feature fireplace, ample seating, games, books, DVDs, and a TV with DVD/Blu-ray player. The well-appointed kitchen is elegantly furnished and equipped with all you need to rustle up a hearty meal, including a range-style cooker, an integrated fridge and freezer, a dishwasher. his room and it can also double as a breakfast room. Up a few small steps from the kitchen is a wonderful conservatory that enters into the pretty private courtyard, which includes attractive plants, a bench, and delicate bistro-style outdoor seating where you can sit and have your morning coffee or enjoy some quiet time. Following from the conservatory area, a convenient utility room can be found, which includes a washing machine, tumble dryer, additional storage space, and a cloakroom with a WC and hand basin.

The first floor consists of a contemporary shower room with a large walk-in shower, a WC, and hand basin. A bright spacious double bedroom and a twin room with a feature fireplace complete the first floor. Climb upstairs to the second floor to find the master double bedroom with TV, and a large en-suite bathroom with a fabulous freestanding bath, WC, and hand basin.

The property is situated in a central village location, where you can step outside and wander around its quintessential English high street and its selection of quirky shops, including galleries, tea rooms, and a character coaching inn. There is also a very good general store/post office with free-to-use ATM. The historic village of Abbotsbury lies on the stunning world heritage Jurassic Coast. It is a charming village in a secluded valley, sheltered by Ridgeway Hills and the landscape of Thomas Hardy. Several film adaptations of Hardy’s books have included Abbotsbury, including the 1967 version of Far From the Madding Crowd. It is a destination village for holidaymakers, walkers, and locals within a wide tourist catchment area.

Abbotsbury boasts a great range of attractions, including the Subtropical Gardens, with 20-acres of flourishing exotic plants and a pathway to Chesil Beach, the Swannery, St Catherine’s Chapel, the old abbey Tithe barn and a children's farm, which includes a play barn, tea room, pony rides, and small animal handling. Walking opportunities include the Jurassic Coast Path and The Hardy Way. The view of Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury Hill along the coast to Portland Bill is considered as one of the top ten in England. he village is extremely well placed for the many excellent holiday attractions within West Dorset. here are superb coastal walks and cycle routes.

Nearby is Weymouth with its seaside attractions and atmosphere, and Dorchester, the county town with its many museums, shops, cinemas, and eateries. Going west, you will find West Bay, the setting for the TV series Broadchurch, and further on to Lyme Regis. Going further afield, visit the Purbecks, Swanage and Wareham, and take in some good family fun at Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum. The famous landmark of Chesil Beach is 2 miles distance. Perfect for making great memories, Market House, which has been in the family for over 55 years, promises a relaxing getaway and is a superb rural/coastal base.


  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Range style electric cooker, an integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Books, games, DVDs, two TVs, and WiFi
  • Initial supply of logs, power and starter pack included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • in rent
  • A permit for off-road parking close to the property will be provided by the owners
  • Private small patio area with outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking
  • Pub 350 metres, shops just 150 metres
  • Note: Property only accepts children of 12 years and over, however, babes in arms are accepted


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Area Details


Abbotsbury is a very pretty village, with many of the thatched cottages dating back to the 16th century. The village has a shop with a post office and an ATM, traditional tearooms and 4 pubs. The towns of Weymouth and Portland are a short drive away. It has breathtaking views over Chesil Beach and Portland. The village has 3 main Attractions: Abbotsbury Swannery, home to the only colony of nesting mute swans. Between mid-May to the end of June, then you may be lucky enough to see cygnets hatching. A playground is here for the children and a cafe. Equally, there is Abbotsbury Children’s Farm. Here children can immerse themselves in tractor rides, pony rides, pets corner, and lots more. When its time to relax, the cafe can provide light relief after a long day of exploring. For those horticulture enthusiasts, The Subtropical Gardens are a must. Winner of a silver medal at Chelsea and a silver gilt at Hampton Court and set inside a magnificent walled garden. The micro-climate enables rare species from all over the world to grow and attracts visitors from all over the world.

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