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Eweleaze

West Bexington, Dorset (Ref. 1131774)

3.9

Dream Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Elzbieta

    “Perfect away from it all holiday!”

    Very peaceful and quiet, something what we were looking for. Close to the beach, which was nearly empty all the time. It is not a luxury cottage, so not for everyone. Good for dogs, but the garden is not fenced. The only thing we didn't find in the cottage was a dustpan. Beds very comfortable, I wish I knew what brand of mattress was in the bedroom. Yes - we would come back and yes - we would recommend

    Very peaceful and quiet, something what we were looking for. Close to the beach, which was nearly empty all the time. It is not a luxury cottage, so not for everyone. Good for dogs, but the garden is not fenced. The only thing we didn't find in the cottage was a dustpan. Beds very comfortable, I wish I knew what brand of mattress was in the bedroom. Yes - we would come back and yes - we would recommend

    - Elzbieta, May 2024

Summary

  • Rural, coastal location, outstanding views of Chesil Beach & The Jurassic Coast, Secluded farm location accommodating 4 people
  • Single-storey; open-plan living space (~6.8m x ~2.5m) with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Two bedrooms: 1 double (~4m x~2.4m), 1 twin (bunk-beds)
  • Bathroom (~2.2m x ~1.8m):- bath (1.48mm), shower over, basin, heated towel-rail and WC
  • Boot-room with washing-machine and storage
  • Electric storage heating system (included in rent)
  • Wood basket and starter pack for wood-burning stove included in rent (seasonal)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi; selection of board-games, books & tourist information
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Garage parking for 1 car, additional outdoor parking on a first come basis, Ample further parking in the village
  • Nature garden with lawn / shrubs and decking with out-door furniture, Garden intentionally wild
  • Surrounded by mixture of wooded area, farm fields; market garden and fruit gardens; countryside
  • Beach ~500m (farm route) very short walk (less than 10 minutes); either through fields or by road
  • Bar / restaurant <400 meters / ~3 minutes walk
  • Abundant wild-life, Haven for bird-watchers
  • Ideal for dogs, and one well-behaved dog is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking inside Eweleaze cottage
  • Steps leading down from double bedroom and from utility; take care.

The property

Eweleaze is a rustic two-bedroom holiday home; off the beaten track on Tamarisk Farm in the coastal village of West Bexington.

It is set amongst the farm’s fruit, flower and vegetable gardens, and just a few fields back from the world-famous Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast.

There are views of the sea and across Lyme Bay.

You will see Golden Cap, the highest point of the English south coast, as well as the Jurassic Coast of West Dorset and Devon.

On a clear day you may see Start Point in Devon, around fifty miles across the Bay.

The main living space is full of windows, allowing great access to the views.

Weather and conditions permitting, a short walk across the fields will take you past a wildlife pond and West Bexington Nature Reserve, and on to the beach.

The beach is ~400m ‘as the crow flies’ from Eweleaze. Eweleaze is modestly proportioned and is built of local stone from the surrounding fields; it is a simple practical construction, blending into farm buildings and the environment.

The outside space benefits from a new decking-sitting area, and lawn with apple trees & other shrubs.

These merge into a wild-grown & wooded space and then the fields and farm beyond.

It is nestled within the farm and the countryside, and in preference to having a formal garden is intentionally left natural to encourage birds and other wildlife.

Inside, the main living space is a light, south-facing kitchen-dining-sitting area; the bathroom includes a child’s bath and electric shower.

The master bedroom has views from the double bed; with the second bedroom offering bunk beds and a single ‘chair-bed’ for flexibility.

There is a wood stove as well as electric heating.

The back door opens into a spacious garage; it’s not a typical garage, so make up your own mind up about this space (garage photos included); it is intended as a useful and flexible inside-outside space.

Next door is a small working barn in use by the fruit and vegetable garden.

As well as walks and wildlife, the village offers a bar / restaurant at ‘The Manor Hotel’ (~3 minutes’ walk) and if you keep walking towards the beach for a further ~3 minutes, you’ll find excellent dining at ‘The Club House’.

Check them online for offers and events (such as live music at The Club House).

Eweleaze is surrounded by countryside and is highly vegetated, merging into the wild, even close to the cottage.

This means that birds, mammals, amphibians and insects are all abundant; some of these may be keen to share your space.

Although architecturally modest, and simply furnished, what Eweleaze lacks in these terms, it makes up for in simple tastefulness, practicality, and from its outstanding location.

With the sea so close, the interest of the farm (find it on Facebook and Instagram for farm events in season) and so much outside space to explore, Eweleaze is ideal for families, couples, dog-owners and lovers of the outdoors and nature.

Many guests have returned year after year, and some have been visiting for decades.

We hope you like it if you decide to visit.

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About the location

WEST BEXINGTON

Abbotsbury 3 miles; Bridport 6 miles.

Lying next to the sea and Chesil Beach, equidistant between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury, is the small village of West Bexington. This is a stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as an area of Special Scientific Interest - pebbled Chesil Beach, which extends for 14 miles, from Burton Bradstock to the Portland peninsula, is part of the Jurassic Coast and now a World Heritage Site. Fishermen and walkers are well provided for, as a great variety of fish can be caught at any time of year, and the South West Coastal Path runs right alongside the beach. Only confident swimmers should attept to swim here, but Weymouth, offering lovely, gently shelving sands, is only a short drive away. There's lots to see and do within easy reach of the village. No journey to this area would be complete without a visit to picturesque Abbotsbury, 3 miles, with its Swannery, Tithe Barn and Sub Tropical Gardens, with Dorchester, Bridport, and Lyme Regis all within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas