Heartsease Cottage

Located in Beaminster, Dorset

Take time out to relax in this converted former stable, set in a beautiful rural village with a network of popular walking routes nearby and easy access to the stunning Jurassic Coastline.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


This charming property has been carefully converted from a former stable building tucked behind the owners’ beautiful character cottage. The cottage is set in the heart of the pretty village of Stoke Abbott, which wouldn’t look out of place on picture postcards, with its distinctive honey stone properties and historic pub. This area is renowned for its network of walks through the picturesque countryside with Pilsdon Pen, Ham Hill and The Cerne Abbas Giant all within easy reach. Head South and visit the market town of Bridport, the cobbled streets of Lyme Regis or perhaps laze on the beach at Charmouth. With the spectacular Jurassic Coast within easy reach, there is no shortage of things to do here.

A driveway shared only with the owners leads to the private entrance of this detached property. Once inside, to your left is a cosy lounge/dining room which has a wood burner, two comfortable armchairs, TV and DVD. The dining area overlooks the pretty garden and is a perfect spot for relaxed meals for four, plus there is also an additional sleeping area with a double bed tucked into the corner of this room, which can be partially screened off. Heading back into the hallway you will find a shower room with a shower and WC and the galley kitchen. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Heading upstairs to the first floor, you can take time to unwind together in the second lounge area, where you can curl up and watch a film on the TV/DVD. Just next door is a charming double bedroom, with lovely garden views and a light and bright ambience.

Heading outside you will find a small terrace to the front of the cottage, which has garden furniture and views over the pretty cottage garden which is shared with the owners. Guests also have use of their own small private enclosed area of the garden next to the cottage with BBQ, outdoor seating and a cosy shed with sofa (available to use between Easter and the end of October) offering a peaceful outlook. Off-road parking for one car is available to the side of the cottage, with a further parking space on the village lane (subject to availability).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.


  • Escape to this rural idyll which is tucked away in a peaceful location within a picturesque village
  • Stretch your legs with a long walk or cycle ride through verdant surroundings
  • Visit the scenic Jurassic Coast and spend lazy days on the beach or explore the South West Coast Path
  • 2 bedrooms 1 king size on the first floor and 1 double in the ground floor lounge/dining room (which can be partially screened off)
  • Sleeps 2 2
  • 1 shower room with WC on the ground floor
  • Kitchen electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • 2 lounge areas
  • The cottage will be decorated for Christmas
  • TV/DVD in both lounges
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 step down into the hallway, 2 steps down into the ground floor lounge
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • The cosy shed is available to use between Easter and the end of October
  • Off-road parking for one car (with further parking on the village lane, subject to availability)
  • Beach 6½ miles, shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance (please note the owners recommend to book ahead for meals)


Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Real Fire



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Beaminster is a small, picturesque town in the heart of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town has many local artists living here. In fact, the Beaminster Festival held in late June celebrates local artists and much more. Beaminster has two supermarkets, craft shops, and a cafe. Natural beauty is all around this town and an array of walks to explore either by foot or by bike. If you prefer to try something a little more unusual, explore the area in the company of Llamas or Donkey Walking Adventures. Mapperton House and Gardens is not only beautiful but is also free to RHS members. It lies just a short distance away and is a great day out. It is no stranger to featuring in films, you may have seen it in Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca". Famous faces you may see in the town include Martin Clunes who has now been a resident of the area for many years.

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