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West bexington, South West Dorset, Dorset
Sleeps 2 Bedrooms 1 Changeover day Friday Shortbreaks 1
69 % Rating
At a Glance
  • Beach Beach
  • Open Fire Open Fire
  • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
  • Linen Included Linen Included
  • Sea View Sea View
  • Garden Garden
  • parking Parking
  • Peaceful village location with sea views
  • Short walk to Chesil Beach
  • Walking distance to local pub
  • Wood burning stove
  • Welcomes 2 dogs

Enjoy the fantastic Dorset country and sea views from Washingpools, as this quaint property has been known for many years.  Washingpools is an old farming term for the area where sheep used to be dipped.   Settle down in this snug little cottage reminiscent of times gone by, turn the clock back and fully unwind. A short hop and skip across two fields and you will find yourself directly on a stretch of the world famous Chesil Beach.  This stretch of beach is frequented by fishermen and you will often see them sitting under their colourful little tents, it's also a haven for walkers and sun worshippers.  A little tea room is within walking distance following the path across the field, ideal for a cup of tea after a hearty walk or just head home to your comfy, compact, cottage sheltered from the elements; kick off your wellies and warm your feet by the log burner. Washingpools may be small in size but more than makes up for it in charm and character. Relax off the beaten track to the sounds of birds rather than sit in traffic, in fact the cottage is accessed via a partially unmade road.  Come and enjoy time away from your busy life at Washingpools.

Accommodation: Lounge/Kitchen/Diner with wood burning stove. Double bedroom. Wet room, with shower, hand basin and toilet.  Extensive garden areas surrounding the cottage leading to fields.

Additional services: Night storage heating, underfloor heating, washing machine.  Car parking for two cars.Welcomes 2 pets.

NOTE: Whilst part of Washingpool's charm is being 'off the beaten track' and surrounded by countryside, please be aware that the access is quite literally off the beaten track! There is a short drive of 2-3 minutes down a private road which is bumpy and unmade in places. The last 20 yards from the parking area is on foot down a concrete slope to a small metal walkway over a pretty little stream and then a few steps across grass to the front door.  Please do not deviate from the concreted area as you may get stuck in the mud.

We advise arriving in daylight in order to find the access lane and onward to the property. Please bring a torch if arriving in the dark.


Mrs B Bailey
Excellent service. Stayed January 2018.

Mr J Hall
Lovely situation & great peace - stayed July 2017

Mrs L Meek
We have stayed on the farm for many years we always enjoy our stay.

Miss J Patrick
Have stayed on the farm many times. This was the first time I have stayed in Washingpools, and we enjoyed our stay. Stayed May 2017

Ms P Bowden
We had a lovely short break at Washingpools with our dog. The cottage was quaint and was equipped with everything we needed for a quiet relaxing stay. The 'off the beaten track' location was was perfect for what we wanted and it was great to be able to just step out of the front door and take the short walk across the fields to the beach. Could have easily stayed longer. Stayed February 2017

Mrs S Thomas
Once again a lovely restful stay at Washingpools. Weather was sunny and warm for the time of year, Have already booked to return in 2017 - stayed October 2016

Mrs S Thomas
Loved this cottage very secluded and quiet. Stayed April 2016

About the Location

West Bexington is simply a little road with pretty houses either side. The road however leads to a wonderful beach and the village itself is surrounded by lush, green countryside.

There is no real reason to pass through West Bexington, which gives it a tranquil feel. Many fishermen choose to come here to this part of Chesil beach since the fishing is so good here.

The good thing about staying in a holiday cottage in West Bexington is that you will be just a stone’s throw from the beach. It’s a shingle beach, great for walking and soaking up the views, or perhaps doing the summer nature walk, which takes you off the beach, through pretty flower filled meadows and pastures. The South West Coastal path runs straight along Chesil beach so there are plenty of walks to enjoy here.

If a golden sandy beach is your preference then the blue flag, sandy beach at Weymouth is just 13 miles away and a pleasant drive along the coast through picture perfect villages. From sleepy West Bexington, Weymouth will provide a bit more of a buzz, with its beach Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides and chippies on the one part, and the other, the pretty fishing harbour, surrounded by beautiful pastel houses, pubs, restaurants and quaint tearooms.

Abbotsbury is just a 10 minute drive away, offering the wonderful Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens and the Abbotsbury Children’s Farm. An amble through the village will take you past rows of old stone cottages, beautiful thatched chocolate box dwellings, and a lovely family friendly pub.

For a beachside location but with the countryside views, West Bexington is a great choice for staying in a peaceful holiday cottage with as little or as much to do as you like.

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From £295 to £625 per week

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