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The Old Reading Room

Langton Herring, Dorset (Ref. 994488)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Neil

    “Lovely cottage few minor issues no bulb in bedside lamp in bedroom One of the plug points in upstairs bedroom didn’t work No sockets up stairs on arrive we’re working but was soon put right by a very pleasant maintenance man so don’t know how cleaner got through her work with no electricity.”

    The oven shelves need a good clean. A good garage so why don’t you let guests use it A few moans but we did have a great time .

    The oven shelves need a good clean. A good garage so why don’t you let guests use it A few moans but we did have a great time .

    - Neil, September 2023


  • Ground floor bedrooms: 1 x King-size double 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom, bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • 1st Floor: Bedroom 1 x single en-suite, shower basin and WC
  • Open plan Living Kitchen Dining room.
  • Oil fired central heating, Microwave, Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer box
  • Log burner in lounge, TV, Wifi
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (not fuel for wood burner) Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcomes one well behaved dog
  • Sorry no smoking

The property

The Old Reading Room is a stone semi-detached cottage that sits on the edge of the picturesque Dorset village of Langton Herring.

With fully renovated upside down living the spacious cottage hallway leads you to two of the 3 bedrooms, all of which are beautifully appointed and the perfect cosy oasis for a restful night.

Venture up the cottage stairs to the open plan living, kitchen, dining room, where you can relax together as a family, prepare dinner, share stories and card games or curl up in front of the wood burner with a great book.

Off the kitchen is the single en-suite bedroom.

Filled with traditional stone cottages, this village has bags of Dorset charm.

Spend time sitting in the garden with nothing but bird song and a nice drink for company.

The Old Reading Room is ideally situated for you to enjoy much of what the Jurassic Coast has to offer, including, being minutes away from Fleet Lagoon Nature reserve, and the Jurassic costal path, and just a short drive from the seaside resorts of Weymouth and Lyme Regis.

The cottage offers an outstanding base for walkers to explore the miles of surrounding footpaths.

A 10-minute walk on the Coastal Footpath leads to the Fleet Lagoon, one of the few natural lagoons left in the world.

The Fleet is an important area for wildlife and has received an SPA (Special Protection Area) under the EU Birds directive, an SAC (Special Area of Conservation) and an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

With low levels of ambient light pollution, Dorset is known to be a popular location for those wanting to get clear view of the night sky.

This cottage would suit a family or a small group of friends, who like to explore walks and nature.

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About the location


Weymouth 5 miles.

A charming, rural, coastal village set in a West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in an elevated position above the Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach. Known as a Thankful Village, as all men returned from both World Wars, Langton Herring is dotted with pretty thatched cottages and the local pub boasts connections to smugglers and their contraband! A stroll along the adjacent coastal path provides you with spectacular views across the Fleet Lagoon, home to many migrant birds, whilst a trip to nearby Abbotsbury, with its swannery and sub tropical gardens is a must. Alternatively, visit Weymouth with its bustling harbour or just soak up the sun enjoying the watersports and numerous attractions. Should you tire of all this take the scenic coastal journey towards West Bay, the setting for TV’s Broadchurch series. A picturesque village offering a peaceful West Dorset holiday base, which you won’t want to leave!

Note: There is a small uncovered pond in the garden. Note: Garden area has a decked area and patio with steps down to lawn and up to an additional patio with picnic table and bench. Note: Guests need to provide their own fuel for the wood burner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas