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Sixpenny Cottage

Upwey, Dorset (Ref. 994658)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “A very enjoyable stay at Sixpenny Cottage in the lovely village of Upwey.”

    The cottage has everything you could need, and is set in beautiful grounds. Plenty to see and do in the local area, Weymouth is just down the road and lots of other places within easy reach. The Wishing Well cafe is an easy stroll from the cottage, and is a 'must visit' for brunch on a sunny day sitting in the water gardens ! Many thanks to Jo and Mark, we would certainly visit again.

    - David, May 2022

The property

A beautiful stone-built cottage set in the village of Upwey, near the seaside town of Weymouth. Having been designed to give a separate entrance from the main family house and good privacy, internally the property is spacious and charmingly furnished. Leading into the large sitting/dining room you can relax.

The comfortable large bedroom offers views of the garden and nearby woodlands.

The cosy kitchen is well equipped and covers all your basic needs.

Shower room, with original stone work. With its own patio, you are invited to explore the lovely gardens and pond that enhance the setting for Waddon Lodge. Sixpenny Cottage takes its name from a Treasure Trove of James I Six Pence pieces discovered in the fireplace of an old shepherd's cottage that once stood on the site.

Now, it is a holiday home that offers beautiful and tranquil surroundings.

A short walk will take you to the Wishing Well where you can experience an extensive menu offering homemade cooking and a variety of delicious puddings and cakes, then take a peaceful walk around the gardens and don’t forget to make a wish at the wishing well.

There are also two pubs to choose from.

Upwey village with its majestic Horse Chestnut trees and sparkling stream offers inspiration for any artistic talent.

Excellent walking and bird watching opportunities exist.

Thomas Hardy gained inspiration for some of his most famous books from this area.

The location has an aura of yester years and the many attractive stone cottages which front the village adds to this truly English scene.


  • Steep cottage stairs to: large bedroom with super king-size bed (can be made into twin), views to garden and woodland
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Modern galley style fitted kitchen with French door to garden
  • Downstairs cloakroom with WC, basin
  • Large sitting/dining room with French door to patio and gardens.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric Oven and hob
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • DVD and CD players
  • Basic sky TV package
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc.in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Sorry no pets.

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.

Note: Steep driveway up to parking area.
Note: Default make-up of the bed is Super-king. If you require this be made up as twin beds, please inform the reservations team at least 14 days prior to arrival.
Mobile reception in area is poor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas