The Old Bindery, Whatley House

Located in Beaminster
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


This pretty property is nestled in the grounds of Whatley House in Beaminster, Dorset. Quietly tucked away from the main residence this ground floor conversion is approached through a private entrance shared only with the owner. 

With exposed beams this property is ideal for couples looking for a quiet and relaxing break whilst still being just a short drive from the picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis and the famous Jurassic Coast of West Bay and nearby Bridport town, famous for its weekly market.

The property can be used as an ideal location for exploring the whole of the Dorset area. An easy walk along to the town centre with its selection of restaurants, shops, pubs and tea rooms, means you can forget the car and completely relax.

A must for walkers as Beaminster is surrounded by public footpaths leading in all directions, for those with the energy you can walk the many hills, you will be rewarded with stunning views to the coast and far-reaching countryside.

Not far from Beaminster is the Elizabethan manor house of Mapperton, with its attractive valley garden. The house has been the home of the Earls of Sandwich since the Restoration of King Charles II. Concerts and various other events are held here. There are several other local gardens that are open to the public at certain times throughout the summer.  

At Midsummer each year, the Beaminster Festival of Music and the Visual Arts is held in the town. The festival lasts for ten days and includes a wide range of festivities and events. The town has its own local history museum featuring Beaminster and neighbouring villages. The varied special exhibitions change throughout the season. This is an ideal centre from which to explore other Dorset attractions and there are many lovely walks around the area. The town itself offers a range of small shops and cafés.

The former Broadwindsor Farm is now a craft and design complex of shops and workshops with its own award-winning restaurant. through the beautiful West Dorset countryside The Llama experience offers a guided walk through the Dorset countryside with llamas and alpacas – not the sort of experience one might expect in a West Country town.

The harbour of the pretty village of West Bay is the starting point for the eleven mile walk along the valley of the River Brit. This scenic route ends to the north of Beaminster at Winyards Gap.

Please note: This property is only suitable for a maximum of 2 adults and a small dog.


This is an ideal base for those who don't plan to do lots of cooking while on holiday particularly as the town has restaurants, cafes, pubs and tearooms. The kitchenette has a two ring hob with a small oven, toaster and kettle that will suit many guests preparing breakfasts and simple meals but serious cooks need to be aware of the limited options. The bed/sitting room includes a double bed and sofa, a small dining table for two, Flatscreen TV and Freesat channels. Ensuite shower room.


Gravel seating area with bistro table and chairs and accompanying garden bench. The owner is happy for guests to enjoy the garden through the adjacent gate.


Private parking on a gravel drive.


  • Included: All bed linen and towels, (please bring your own beach towels), WiFi, electricity.
  • Pets: One small, well-behaved dog welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Smoking: Not permitted.
  • Telephone: Mobile reception mixed.
  • Local Facilities: Shops, pubs and restaurants a flat 10-minute walk to the town centre. Bridport 10 miles. Exeter 34 miles.


Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly



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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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