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Woodlands Cottage

Ringstead, Dorset (Ref. 994807)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Review(s)

  • Pam

    “Carpets were badly stained.”

    Lack of crockery and cooking equipment

    Lack of crockery and cooking equipment Sad to see a planning application to convert WWII bunker to 3 bed hol8day right within grounds of property. This will greatly impede the isolation and solitude of the proprty this being the main reason for choosing Woodlands. We have been coming there since 2014 but sadly will not return if building goes ahead

    - Pam, May 2022

    Thank you for your comments. We will look at the crockery and cooking equipment; this is the first time we have had this comment. All the carpets were professionally cleaned in April as they are every year. We are hopeful that the bunker will not greatly affect the occupants of Woodlands as there will be no windows or access on the west side of the Bunker. In WW2, RAF Ringstead was part of the “chain home” radar which played an important part in the Battle of Britain. Tall radar masts were located on the fields in front of Woodlands and these were used to send and receive radio waves that detected and analysed incoming German aircraft. The Woodlands Bunker was the standby generator house; it is listed grade 2. The conversion to a holiday cottage allows us to preserve an important part of our heritage and for it to be enjoyed by future generations. Property Owner

The property

Woodlands Cottage is a bungalow which nestles amongst the trees on the edge of Ringstead Wood, and lies about half a mile from the sea.

You can catch glimpses of the sea through the trees in the garden.

The very large fully enclosed lawned garden faces south and is ideal for children and dogs to play and means this property feels like a real escape to the country.

Out of the front door and onto the local walking paths, you will find yourself in places like Ringstead Bay just a ½ miles away where you will find a picnic area and a seasonal shop for provisions and the morning paper.

Woodlands cottage is an ideal retreat for a relaxing getaway with it’s comfortable open plan style Kitchen, dining sitting room, you can all relax together.

There are many other glorious walks along the coastal path to be had.

The area has an appeal through all seasons making it hard to pick a favourite.

If you are feeling energetic follow the coastal path towards Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, be sure to reward yourselves with an ice cream.

A lazy drive into Weymouth will take where you can find lovely restaurants and have a night off cooking, or enjoy fish and chips on the harbourside.

A walk along the esplanade after is sure to be a favourite.

If you are looking to learn about the natural world, try the amazing Monkey World and Sea Life centre’s fancy some military history try The Bovington Tank Museum or Tyneham Village.

Dorset really has a lot to offer.

This cottage would suit a family or a group of walking friends and those who like to bring all their family members including the dog as it welcomes 2 well behaved dogs.


  • Ground floor via the rear of the property; Three Bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed
  • Bedroom 2, twin single beds
  • Bedroom 3, twin single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC
  • Second WC with hand basin and shower
  • Ideal for the elderly being on ground floor level
  • Large kitchen with separate dining area
  • Sitting room, with open fire.
  • Oil fired central heating, Fridge/Freezer washer/dryer, dishwasher, CD Player / radio, DVD player.TV
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and Towels inc. in rent
  • Private off road parking for 2 cars
  • Cot
  • Garden with table and chairs
  • Sorry no Smoking.

About the location


Ringstead Bay is an unspoilt pebble beach on the Jurassic coastline surrounded by striking cliffs and farmland. The original village mentioned in the doomsday book no longer exists, but there is now a small vibrant community nestled at the back of the bay in a variety of unique houses. You can enjoy walking the South West Coast path or meander through the woodland walks, whatever your preference this is a gorgeous place to be outside. When you are ready to explore further afield, you will find Lulworth Cove and Durdle door a short 11 miles away and Weymouth with it’s beautiful beach and plentiful restaurants and cafes 7 miles to the west. The Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World Rescue, and Tyneham Village all offer varied and interesting days out just a short drive from Ringstead, presuming you can tear yourselves away from the unspoilt beach.

Note: the duvets and pillows may contain feathers and may not be hollow fibre
Note: Maximum 2 well behaved dogs.
Note: Please provide your own cot linen.
Note. Logs provided in Autumn and Winter
Any proposed booking with a changeover on a non standard date must first be cleared with the respective cleaners.
Please note that mobile signal at Woodlands Cottage is variable depending on the service provider.
Note: The hill road into Ringstead will be closed from 9am to 5pm on the 26th and 27th April due to the road being re-laid.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas