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Little Retreat

Upwey, Dorset (Ref. 994358)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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34 Customer Review(s)

  • Reviews

    “Every aspect of the cottage and owners was perfect, will definitely return”

    - Mr Joyce, May 2019

The property

A converted detached property located in the picturesque village of Upwey, near Weymouth.

Situated in the grounds of `The Retreat', Little Retreat offers privacy and seclusion, with its own entrance and gardens. The owner has invested time and effort to ensure a high specification throughout with fitted luxury kitchen and bathroom plus modern comfortable furniture and fittings. There are two steps up to Little Retreat and then the accommodation is is all on one level.

Once inside the property you will find the open plan living area, which is just perfect for two.

Sit and relax chatting and laughing enjoying a snack you have prepared in the kitchen.

Relax outside on the patio enjoying the peace and quiet of the lawned garden with mature trees and flower borders.

The village of Upwey has two good pubs and The Upwey Wishing Well tea rooms which offers homemade cakes and Dorset Cream teas are all in an easy stroll from Little Retreat.

Upwey was a favourite venue for Thomas Hardy the writer and offers quiet walks from various bridleways into stunning Dorset scenery.

A short journey across the rolling hills of Dorset will take you to the famous Chesil coastline in the West or the Purbeck coastline in the East.

Weymouth's golden sandy beach, shopping centre, gourmet restaurants and colourful harbour are a mere 10 minute car or bus ride away. Quaint little cottage perfect for a short break near Weymouth.

Idyllic surroundings and very well kept beautiful garden with a well equipped cottage to match.


All on one level. One bedroom: 1 x double, bathroom with shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins drive.

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About the location


Dorchester 5 miles; Weymouth 4 miles.

The picturesque village of Upwey lies just four miles north of Weymouth, nestling beneath the Dorset Ridgeway, and takes its name from the shallow chalk stream, the River Wey, which bubbles up here from an underground spring. Upwey is well-known for its Wishing Well, where George III once sought the benefits of the natural spring water. It is now a delightful tea room, serving lunches and traditional cream teas. There are a number of footpaths leading directly from the village to miles of unspoilt countryside, and close by is the market town of Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s ’Casterbridge’. An easy drive or bus ride takes you to the popular seaside resort of Weymouth offering visitors glorious golden sandy beaches, excellent watersports facilities and a bustling harbour. An attractive village location and an ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Note: Bedding at Little Retreat may contain feathers

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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