Firkin Cottage

Brewers Quay Harbour, Dorset (Ref. 994191)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Mr Morris

    “The previous occupants had left the property in an extremely messy state.”

    The cleaners had to work very hard very quickly to try to bring it up to scratch but throughout the first few days of our stay, more evidence of the previous occupants' abuse of the property emerged. Live crabs had obviously brought into the property from crabbing trips to the harbour. We found a baby crab dead on the carpet one morning (it must have crawled out during the night from under furniture). Crab and lobster carcasses had been flung into the garden area as had a kitchen tray (possibly ...

    The cleaners had to work very hard very quickly to try to bring it up to scratch but throughout the first few days of our stay, more evidence of the previous occupants' abuse of the property emerged. Live crabs had obviously brought into the property from crabbing trips to the harbour. We found a baby crab dead on the carpet one morning (it must have crawled out during the night from under furniture). Crab and lobster carcasses had been flung into the garden area as had a kitchen tray (possibly used as a frisbee!). We all felt the property needed some tlc and possibly a replacement sofa. Torches had always been available in the bedrooms in the past. This time there were none. The big holly bush and overgrown shrubs in the garden do need to be cut down or back to allow for proper drying space; it does accommodate 5 people and that can mean a lot of drying off. Finally, we couldn't get the central heating to kick in, despite following the instructions provided. Having said all this, we love the location of this property, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back in a Dream Cottages property the same time next year.

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.

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
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Car parking permit included for a nearby Nothe public car park for one car
  • Rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min
  • Harbour 10 min
  • Coastal walk 5min.

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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: no WiFi. Note: narrow cottage style stairs. Note: low doorway to the sitting room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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