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Mill Cottage

Upwey, Dorset (Ref. 1072756)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • Carol

    “One of the best cottages we've stayed in.”

    Lovely setting, perfectly clean, all the facilities we would want.

    Lovely setting, perfectly clean, all the facilities we would want.

    - Carol, April 2024


  • Reverse-level
  • Ground-floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear garden with lawn and bistro furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property
  • Note: This is an adult only property however will accept a babe in arms, please bring your own travel cot and bedding
  • Note: The cottage rests on the owners' grounds
  • Note: A river runs through the garden; please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Mill Cottage is a charming reverse-level dwelling in the lovely village of Upwey in the Dorset AONB, which offers the ideal base for a couple's getaway.

This sustainable property, a Water Mill site, is believed to be the basis for Overcombe Mill in Thomas Hardy’s novel, The Trumpet Major, and takes its energy from the Millrace.

This picturesque cottage provides all the needs for a convenient self-catered stay, including an open-plan living space, a private garden, and a well-equipped kitchen and is only a short drive from the bustling areas of Weymouth and Dorchester.

Ascending the stairs to the living space, relax, prepare meals, and dine whilst lighting the woodburning stove, curling up on the plush sofas, and dining around the table for two.

In the warmer months, why not step outside for an alfresco affair that offers a river side tranquil setting.

Back inside, move to the ground floor where you'll find the sleek bathroom and roomy double bedroom.

Make use of the neighbourhood amenities with a visit to The Wishing Well Tea Room, just 200 yards from your doorstep, serving morning coffee, lunches and teas before travelling to the coast and visiting Weymouth's numerous attractions, such as the Jurassic Coast, SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth, Sandworld Weymouth, and RSPB Radipole Lake.

The Weymouth Beach Walking Trail, which offers breath-taking views of the surrounding shore, the Weymouth Museum, Nothe Fort, which offers 360-degree vistas, and the exhilarating activities at Alexandra Gardens are further attractions.

The Dorset Museum and The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester's city centre are also close by, and Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens, where you can feed and pet numerous farm animals amongst tranquil gardens, is the perfect pit stop for animal lovers.

Mill Cottage really is a home-from-home.

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About the location


Dorchester 4.5 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.

Please note: The owners live on site therefore the double white gates must be closed at all times due to the possibility of the owners' dog roaming the grounds.

Please note: There is flowing water at the front and rear of the property. Also at the rear, is machinery that will operate automatically without warning.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas