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The Courthouse

Sutton Poyntz, Dorset (Ref. 994127)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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33 Customer Review(s)

  • Abi

    “We had a wonderful stay at the Courthouse.”

    Beautifully clean, well equipped, with very comfortable beds. The good quality cotton bed linen was lovely too, great to snuggle up in after a long day of walks on the local beaches & countryside with our two collies. ...

    Beautifully clean, well equipped, with very comfortable beds. The good quality cotton bed linen was lovely too, great to snuggle up in after a long day of walks on the local beaches & countryside with our two collies. Perfect bath (there is an over bath shower) or separate powerful shower which is en-suite to the master bedroom. Large comfy lounge (3 seater, 2 seater & two chairs) overlooking a fully enclosed garden which our two loved. Ample parking space for our car. Nice neighbours, they have dogs & whilst friendly kept themselves to themselves. The cottage is just a 2min stroll from The Springhead pub which is nestled away & clientele were lovely, good varied drinks, food menu & pizza oven outside. Lots of great walks for every type of walker. Close to Osmington Mills, Lulworth Cove/Durdle Door & Weymouth, Portland Bill. For avid readers there’s a red telephone box in the village packed with lots of good exchange books. All round excellent cottage & location. Yes, take your own towels as Sykes advises & if your visit is during or following a soggy week or two I’d imagine it is incredibly hard to clean the cottage if they’ve had a mindless family staying & not managing their dogs/tidying up after themselves, as would be anywhere. The decor & detail at this property showed me the owners & their cleaner care greatly for those that stay. I’ve always liked the All Blacks motto, ‘Sweep the Shed’.

    - Abi, April 2022

The property

This holiday home is a spacious, well presented and furnished character detached property with a sunny enclosed rear garden in Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth.

The Court House is so named as it housed, in medieval times, the court when Sutton Poyntz was the local regional centre, and later the court house for the Weld Estate.

A renovated detached barn conversion has a large kitchen and dining area, rustle up a tasty snack and then relax with a drink in the sitting area complete with exposed beams or open the patio doors and enjoy sitting in the beautiful garden.

The Courthouse has three bedrooms one with en-suite.

Sutton Poyntz retains the street plan and many of the stone houses from this period and from when it formed the inspiration for "Overcombe" in Thomas Hardy's "The Trumpet Major".

Today it offers the peace and quiet of village life with the sound of ducks and rustling willows from the village mill pond.

A very short stroll takes you past the mill pond to the Springhead Pub which offers local ales, chilled wine and a varied menu, a shop is also within walking distance.

The Court House is an excellent centre for walking with the famous White Horse and the South West Coast path immediately to the north of the village.

A one mile walk brings you to the sea at Bowleaze Cove whilst the golden sands of Weymouth and its picturesque harbour are a short drive or bus journey away.

The Court House is well located to explore the whole of the Jurassic Heritage coast with Purbeck, from Lulworth Cove and Kimmeridge Bay all the way to Swanage to the east and Abbotsbury, Chesil Beach, Bridport and Lyme Regis to the west.

A beautiful stone detached property in a stunning village location this is the ideal property for coastal break away.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC, one can be made up as twin), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC on ground floor
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 min drive, pub short stroll.

About the location


Weymouth 3.7 miles; Dorchester 5.4 miles

Sutton Poyntz is a small village on the northern side of Preston, on the outskirts of Weymouth, and it sits beneath the George III chalk horse that is carved into the hillside. At the centre of the village sits a beautiful duck pond, and the Springhead pub, where you can enjoy a drink in the pub gardens whilst admiring the chalk horse carving. Just 3.5 miles from Weymouth and it’s golden sandy beach, lanes of boutique shops, sea life centre and historic harbour this is a perfect village base for exploring the Jurassic Coast. Just 13 miles away are the UNESCO world Heritage sites of Lulworth Cove and Durdle, a short drive further on finds you at Corfe Castle, most recently known for being the inspiration behind many Enid Blyton Famous Five novels. Make sure you take a trip on the steam train on the Swanage Railway, which passes the magnificent ruins. A charming base to choose in a stunning part of Dorset.

Note: Guests need to provide their own towels
Note: Guests need to provide their own cot linen.
Note: Beds in twin bedroom are 2ft 6’ singles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas