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Firkin Cottage

Brewers Quay Harbour, Dorset (Ref. 994191)

4.5

Dream Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Ruth

    “Only stayed for a short 2 night weekend but really enjoyed the cottage.”

    Our party was 4 adults so I searched for a long time and Firkin Cottage was the only one that seemed to have 2 bathrooms and a downstairs loo. The house is well equipped and the welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits, chocolate and a pint of milk plus loo rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs and dishcloths were very much appreciated. The cottage is in a fantastic position and only a short walk to the harbour, the coast, and Nothe Fort. No parking but his wasn’t a problem- we unloaded on ...

    Our party was 4 adults so I searched for a long time and Firkin Cottage was the only one that seemed to have 2 bathrooms and a downstairs loo. The house is well equipped and the welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits, chocolate and a pint of milk plus loo rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs and dishcloths were very much appreciated. The cottage is in a fantastic position and only a short walk to the harbour, the coast, and Nothe Fort. No parking but his wasn’t a problem- we unloaded on the street(very narrow) and then drove to the Nothe Car Park just a 5 minute walk away- it was easy to extend our parking using the JustPark app. Having said that if you don’t have a car and want to just potter about in Weymouth you couldn’t find a better property. The cottage garden is sweet and south facing with table and chairs and a rotary drier if you need to do washing. Our only slightly negative comments would be most of the Venetian blinds have seen better days and are quite dirty and quite a few wouldn’t tilt properly ,the 2 double bedrooms on the front of the property get the morning sun so curtains in addition to the white blinds would be better otherwise it is light at 4.a.m in the summer ! The shower on the top floor ( of 3 floors) could do with an intense clean around the doors and trim. We contacted Sykes beforehand to find out if there was an iron and ironing board ( not stated in details) as we were going to a Wedding…home now and still waiting for the reply !! In case you are wondering there’s is one ! All in all we felt it was good value and spacious enough for 4 adults, and would definitely return on another trip to Weymouth.

    - Ruth, June 2024

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x single, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor single
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available.
  • Rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min
  • Harbour 10 min
  • Coastal walk 5min.

The property

Firkin is a beautiful, fully renovated cottage only a stroll away from the Brewers Quay and Newton's Cove area of Weymouth.

This property is perfect for a quiet holiday slightly away from the bustle of the main town although still very close to the Old Harbour and Hope Square.

Inside the standard of finish is exceptional and attention to detail obvious.

The pretty enclosed rear cottage garden has a patio area with garden furniture, so you may enjoy the sun or eating alfresco.

Firkin, so named after the traditional 72-pint barrel used at the now converted local Devenish Brewery, is a favourite of our discerning guests due to its contemporary presentation and proven location. Just a short drive away is beautiful Isle of Portland loved by water sports enthusiasts.

Chesil beach visitor centre offers a glimpse to the area’s wildlife and you can walk up the beach and enjoy watching crashing waves to the shore.

On windy days it’s a sight not to miss. Venture further and you find a beautiful village of Abbotsbury where you will find the one and only in the world Abbotsbury Swannery where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

This historic village is sheltered by Ridgeway hills that inspired a few books of Dorset’s famous writer Thomas Hardy.

From the town centre there are so many places to visit within a walking distance: St. Catherine’s Chapel, St. Nicholas Church, Chesil Beach, Sub-tropical gardens.

If you are up for an energetic walk, a visit to Abbotsbury Castle, the Iron Age hillfort, is a must of the stunning scenery around.

Stay in this lovely house with friends or have a family gathering and explore beautiful Dorset coast.

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About the location

BREWERS QUAY HARBOUR

Dorchester 8.7 miles; West Lulworth 15.8 miles

Brewers Quay is the old Victorian brewery situated at the heart of the harbour, in Weymouth, Dorset. Much of the grade II listed complex and surrounding brewery buildings date from the late 1800 early 1900’s and many have stones inlaid commemorating their construction year. This area is now a popular destination with many restaurants, café and bars, creating a vibrant culture, where you can relax with a drink and watch the world go by. Tucked away down the harbourside streets, you will find original Tudor harbour buildings, estimated to have been built in 1600 and well worth a visit, with a very interesting history to share. You will also find the Weymouth Museum, with some incredible exhibitions, and the harbour is also home to the lifting bridge, where you can watch the luxury yachts head out to sea, and then walk over the bridge to the town's winding streets of boutique shops and the seafront esplanade and beach. There is more to this seaside town than meets the eye; Brewers Quay is a much-loved holiday destination in Weymouth!

Note: max 6 people.
Note: narrow cottage style stairs.
Note: low doorway to the sitting room.
Note: Nearest pay and display car park is Nothe Car Park DT4 8UD a 5 minute walk via Just Park app
Please note: As of Mar 2024 the property across the road is having building works carried out. Please contact for further information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas