Bramble Cottage Upwey
Located in Upwey, Dorset
Bramble Cottage occupies an idyllic setting within the pretty suburb of Upwey. A wonderful choice for walkers and those seeking a restful break, whilst being close to many popular attractions.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Upwey is 4 miles north of the vibrant town centre of Weymouth where you can take a stroll around the historic old harbour, visit Nothe Fort or enjoy the sandy beach. There is also a wide selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Those wishing to get active will find plenty to do here as the town is backed by rolling hills, with many walking routes to explore, including the South West Coast Path. Within 10 miles of the cottage, there are many popular attractions such as the lighthouse at Portland Bill, Bowleaze Cove and Chesil Beach, the county town of Dorchester and the picturesque village of Abbotsbury, which is home to a swannery and sub-tropical gardens, are also within easy reach.
From the roadside, a shared drive gives access to the private entrance into this detached cottage. Once inside there is a step up into the charming country style kitchen, which has an electric Range style oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is space for two to casually dine here. Just next door is the inviting open-plan lounge/diner. This lovely room has an open fire, TV and plenty of comfortable seating, plus a table for leisurely family meals. Winding stairs lead from here to the first floor. There are three bedrooms to chose from, a single and a double to the front of the cottage and a pretty king-size bedroom to the rear with an en-suite WC and views over pastureland. There is a contemporary bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Due to the setting within the eaves, there are changes of level and areas of restricted head height throughout the first floor, which only adds to its character and charm.
A door opens from the kitchen to a narrow path with a pretty chalk stream running alongside it, which gives access to the courtyard garden. There is a patio area with furniture and from here you can enjoy countryside views and the sounds of the stream. The water is shallow, but due to the uneven surfaces and proximity to the path, care should be taken. To the front of the property is ample roadside parking (subject to availability).
- This charming stone cottage has plenty of character features throughout
- Enjoy the sound of flowing water with a stream passing through the garden
- The local tea room and two pubs are within walking distance
- 3 bedrooms 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 single
- 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 en suite WC
- Range style electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
- Open fire (first basket of logs included)
- Travel cot available on request
- TV in the lounge
- Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and a stream running through it
- Ample roadside parking (subject to availability)
- Beach 3½ miles, shop and pub within walking distance
Upwey is a very picturesque village. With the beautiful countryside surrounding the village, you could easily forget that Weymouth is so close. The Upwey Wishing Well has been a tourist attraction from Victorian times. It remains so to this day with a tea room serving home-made cakes and home-cooked food. Surrounded by ornamental gardens and the river, and of course, the well itself.
Upwey has 2 pubs in the village The Old Ship Inn and The Royal Standard, who brew their own ales. Island Garden Nurseries is a must for keen gardeners, full of plants and friendly advice. Take a seat on the bench by the stream and breathe in the fresh country air.