The Old Stable
Located in Upwey, Dorset
Lovingly converted Grade II listed former stables in the charming village of Upwey, perfectly situated to explore Weymouth and beyond along the stunning Jurassic Coastline.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Enjoy the convenience of a well-appointed village whilst making the most of a convenient location, perfect for exploring the coastline and countryside alike. Take a stroll into the heart of the village to find a shop, pub and a couple of eateries offering respite after a day in the great outdoors. Beyond the village, Weymouth lies just 3.5 miles away, where you can explore the sandy beach, independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Furthermore, you can visit the oceanic exhibit that is the Jurassic Skyline, the Victorian Nothe Fort and the ancient ruins of the cliffside Sandsfoot Castle, just to name a few attractions. 10 miles away is the picturesque Isle of Portland with its traditional lighthouse and stunning 16th-century castle.
Set back from the village high street and located adjacent to the owner’s property, this delightful property offers a wealth of character and equine memorabilia. Step through the traditional stable door to find a double-height lounge with vaulted beamed ceiling and dining area boasting many of its original qualities to create a homely space. Fire up the traditional wood burner as you sink into the comfortable sofa of an evening and truly unwind. A feature stone wall, hayloft window and flagstone floor add to the ambience of this space. The compact but well-equipped galley kitchen complete with Belfast sink, induction hob and oak worktops, sits behind the stable divider, so you can rustle up some homecooked food before enjoying it in the cosy dining area which is nestled in the corner of the living space. When the day is done, retreat upstairs to the mezzanine balcony bedroom complete with a low-level double bed, beamed ‘A’ frame in the vaulted ceiling, oak floor and balustrade overlooking the ground floor. The bathroom, home to a shower and WC is located on the ground floor.
To the front of the cottage, you can make the most of an unenclosed shale and cobbled seating area offering shade throughout the warmer months. Whether you’re starting your day with a morning coffee as you soak up the atmosphere or ending the evening with a spot of al fresco dining, it a wonderful space to enjoy. The cottage offers off-road parking for one car.
- Beautifully converted Grade II listed former stable sleeping two
- Uncover the picturesque Jurassic Coastline made up of dramatic cliff tops and sandy beaches
- The perfect base for walkers and cyclists to explore Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- 1 double mezzanine balcony bedroom
- 1 shower room
- Hob, oven, fridge with icebox, microwave
- Regret no washing machine
- Outside seating area and terrace
- Wood burner logs included October end of April
- Underfloor heating
- Off-road parking for 1 car
- Wi-Fi included
- Regret no pets
- Pub and Shop within half a mile
- Regret no children
Upwey is a very picturesque village. With the beautiful countryside surrounding the village, you could easily forget that Weymouth is so close. The Upwey Wishing Well has been a tourist attraction from Victorian times. It remains so to this day with a tea room serving home-made cakes and home-cooked food. Surrounded by ornamental gardens and the river, and of course, the well itself.
Upwey has 2 pubs in the village The Old Ship Inn and The Royal Standard, who brew their own ales. Island Garden Nurseries is a must for keen gardeners, full of plants and friendly advice. Take a seat on the bench by the stream and breathe in the fresh country air.