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Casterbridge

Upwey near Weymouth, Dorset (Ref. 932161)

4.7

Dream Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Review(s)

  • Claire

    “We were very pleased with the accommodation.”

    High ceilings give it a very large feel. There was 3 bedrooms so no arguments from our 2 sons as they got their own room with a smart tv which they were very happy about as they don’t have one at home. Upwey is a lovely location, watery lane is just that in wet weather but not so bad you can’t drive along it. Quiet location close to amenities. Easy to walk the dog around. We were left essentials like tea, coffee, washing up liquid, hand wash, sponges, toilet roll etc. Dog bowls and poo ...

    High ceilings give it a very large feel. There was 3 bedrooms so no arguments from our 2 sons as they got their own room with a smart tv which they were very happy about as they don’t have one at home. Upwey is a lovely location, watery lane is just that in wet weather but not so bad you can’t drive along it. Quiet location close to amenities. Easy to walk the dog around. We were left essentials like tea, coffee, washing up liquid, hand wash, sponges, toilet roll etc. Dog bowls and poo bags were also provided. We took our own crate but this can be provided I believe if you can’t take one. Would definitely stay again.

    - Claire, February 2024

Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture, plus shared enclosed hillside garden with picnic benches
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Beach 3.5 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst outside, and nearby kennels available to rent by arrangement with owner
  • Note: Sloping ceiling in first floor bedroom.

The property

Casterbridge is a quality semi-detached cottage, one of five on-site in a courtyard setting, on the edge of Upwey near Weymouth.

This superb holiday home is set mostly on the ground floor and has two zip/link king-size doubles, a bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, as well as a first floor king-size double with en-suite.

Outside there's off road parking for two cars, a patio with furniture and shared use of a hillside garden with picnic benches.

Casterbridge is an excellent base at whatever time of year that you wish to stay.

North Manor Meadow Cottages

A cluster of five impressive, architect-designed cottages nestling in a semi-rural south Dorset location, within the valley of the River Wey, on the edge of the village of Upwey, just 3.5 miles north of Weymouth. These five wonderful holiday homes are grouped around an attractive shingled courtyard and are the perfect base for couples, families or friends who wish to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. These superb cottages have been created to offer holiday accommodation of an exceptionally high standard, featuring vaulted ceilings and en-suite facilities, and great attention to detail has been made in the choice of furnishings and equipment in each one. Each cottage has its own private patio area, as well as use of attractive shared raised lawned areas that take you up shingle paths to a seating area. With such a variety of accommodation on offer, up to 24 people can enjoy the delights of this lovely location, situated so close to the family-friendly seaside resort of Weymouth with its golden sands, attractive harbour offering diving and fishing trips and all kinds of watersports. Locally, take a visit to nearby Portland with its rugged scenery and dramatic Chesil Beach, or venture inland to the attractive bustling market town of Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’, where you will find a fine selection of shops and restaurants. In fact there’s so much to see and do, a week is hardly long enough! These luxurious cottages provide an excellent and convenient base from which to explore this stunning coastal area.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

UPWEY

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas