Shortmoor Cottage

Located in Beaminster, Dorset

This is an idyllic country cottage situated in a tranquil position yet just a short walk to a quiet and picturesque town, making it perfect for a family seeking a quiet retreat within a few miles of the glorious Dorset coastline.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


This charming cottage is tucked away on a rural no through lane within an easy 10-minute walk from the picturesque town of Beaminster, where you will find a variety of fantastic places to eat and drink. Nearby attractions include the Beaminster Museum, Pilsdon Pen (6 miles), Lewesdon Hill (4 miles) and the Jacobean Mapperton House and Gardens (2.5 miles). Heading towards the coast you can explore the bustling historic market town of Bridport (6.5 miles). Dorset s Jurassic Coast has miles of glorious beaches, with West Bay (8 miles), Charmouth Beach (11.5 miles) and Chesil Beach (21 miles) all easily accessible. Enjoying a fantastic location in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottage is ideal for visiting Yeovil, Cerne Abbas and Lyme Regis (all within 15 miles).

Approached via a flagstone path and a couple of steps, this beautiful detached stone cottage retains plenty of original features including exposed ceiling beams and a feature fireplace in the welcoming lounge/diner. The spacious and tastefully furnished lounge also features a wood burner and plenty of comfortable seating allowing you to snuggle up with a movie on the Smart TV, listen to music via the iPod dock or read a good book. There s a delightful dining area, perfect for an evening meal. Moving into the kitchen, there s another dining area, ideal for a snack or breakfast. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. Exploring the ground floor further, there s also a delightful conservatory looking out towards the garden. Heading up the winding staircase you will find three bright and cosy bedrooms. There’s a king-size room, one twin room and a cosy single room. There is also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. Please note there are some low doorways.

Outside, and reached via some steps, you will find a charming garden with a lawn, trees, shrubs, terrace and outdoor furniture, making this an ideal spot to sit back and relax with a BBQ or a drink in the evening. A stream bed runs beside the house it is almost dry during summer but parents should take care with young children. A footpath leads to two more houses and then into the farmland.


  • This charming cottage is hidden away on a rural no through lane and is an idyllic country retreat
  • Easy access to footpaths across fields and a short walk into the delightful town of Beaminster
  • Perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings and within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast
  • 3 bedrooms 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 cosy single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Dishwasher, electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Smart TV/DVD and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner logs supplied from October until the end of April (kindling and firelighters are not provided)
  • Conservatory
  • Night storage heating (except in single room)
  • Electricity included
  • Garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Parking on the lane for 2 cars, additional parking available in nearby car parks (charges may apply)
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub within 800 metres
  • 2 steps lead up to the front door
  • Please note there is a stream beside the house care should be taken with young children


Cot Available
Family friendly
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Beaminster is a small, picturesque town in the heart of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town has many local artists living here. In fact, the Beaminster Festival held in late June celebrates local artists and much more. Beaminster has two supermarkets, craft shops, and a cafe. Natural beauty is all around this town and an array of walks to explore either by foot or by bike. If you prefer to try something a little more unusual, explore the area in the company of Llamas or Donkey Walking Adventures. Mapperton House and Gardens is not only beautiful but is also free to RHS members. It lies just a short distance away and is a great day out. It is no stranger to featuring in films, you may have seen it in Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca". Famous faces you may see in the town include Martin Clunes who has now been a resident of the area for many years.

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