Chestnut Cottage, Rodden

Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset

Chestnut Cottage is a stone cottage in Roden near Abbotsbury, Dorset and can sleep nine people in five bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Chestnut Cottage, Rodden is a charming and traditional cottage set within the hamlet of Roden near Abbotsbury, Dorset. Hosting five bedrooms; a double with an en-suite bath, a second double, a twin, ground-floor twin with an en-suite shower, and a single, this property can sleep up to nine guests. The first floor is complete with a bathroom, whilst the ground floor is home to a kitchen/diner and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside, there is an enclosed patio with outdoor seating and off-road parking for three cars. Chestnut Cottage, Rodden is a lovely dwelling from which to enjoy a family escape to the Jurassic coast.

Property Details

Delightfully situated on a working farm in the picturesque hamlet of Rodden, lies Chestnut Cottage, a charming and traditional cottage close to the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline and neighbouring countryside.

This property was once an old stone barn and has been lovingly converted into a wonderfully spacious property sleeping up to nine guests and providing an ideal base for a large family or group of friends to discover all the wonders of Dorset in a quiet and peaceful setting, with pretty farmland surroundings.

Step inside and be welcomed into the sitting room, with exposed beams and stonework, boasting a real cottage style feel, with the wood-burning stove giving that extra charm and warmth on a chilly evening. Settle down on the comfortable sofas and plan your days ahead before carrying on the conversations in the kitchen diner, an open plan space sure to be the social hub of the property, whilst the head chef cooks up a delicious meal. The kitchen is well equipped to cater for all your culinary needs and the lawned garden and outdoor patio area is the perfect spot for some outside entertaining and alfresco dining in the warmer months.

When it’s time to retire, take your pick from 5 bedrooms; on the first floor, one super king bed with an ensuite consisting of a bath with overhead shower, basin and WC, one king-size bed, another twin bedroom and a single room. The family bathroom, again with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC are also on this floor, whilst the ground floor offers a twin bedroom with a TV and an ensuite wet room, basin and WC which is suitable for wheelchair users.

Take a scenic walk across the family farm to Langton Herring and visit the Elm Tree Inn. The thriving and popular tourist town of Weymouth is just over 7 miles away and here you will find the award-winning blue flag beach with its sweeping sandy shores and a host of seaside attractions and backed with an attractive Georgian esplanade lined with shops, cafes and bars. Discover the old historic harbour where you can take a leisurely stroll with a delicious ice cream or traditional takeaway fish and chips and while away the hours watching all the comings and goings of luxury yachts, fishing trawlers, tall ships, RNLI Lifeboats and across harbour rowing ferries.

Enjoy a fun day out at the Nothe Fort, a unique attraction steeped in history with spectacular views out towards Portland, or explore the amazing underwater world at the Sea Life Adventure Park, home to penguins, sea turtle, sharks, seals and much more. Stop off at incredible landmarks such as Sandsfoot and Portland Castles, before continuing along the West Dorset Heritage Coast to Chesil Beach and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and Swannery, follow the coast road to West Bay, fondly known as “The Gateway To The Dorset Jurassic Coast” and popularised by the TV series Broadchurch, lies close to the glorious sandstone cliffs of Golden Cap, at the western end of the dramatic pebbly Chesil Beach.

Just a short drive from West Bay you can visit the attractive market town of Bridport, here you will find an interesting variety of shops, antiques stalls, restaurants and inns. Take a day trip to Lyme Regis, a coastal town offering a selection of restaurants, specialising in seafood. Learn a new and exciting watersport out on the English Channel, or head further inland to the town of Dorchester, learn the history of Thomas Hardye or take a tour of The Keep Military Museum and the Terracotta Warrior Museum. Chestnut Cottage promises to be a superb home away from home and a fantastic home and a pleasure to return to each day after exploring the delights of Dorset and making treasured memories with your loved ones.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x ground floor twin with wheelchair-friendly en-suite wet room, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, additional under counter fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed patio with outdoor seating area and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, please note pets are not to be left alone at the property
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1½ miles, Elm Tree Inn 1½ miles, walkable across the family farmland
  • Note: Logs provided for open fire during winter months
  • Note: Dogs cost an additional £21 per week


Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
On a Farm
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Abbotsbury is a very pretty village, with many of the thatched cottages dating back to the 16th century. The village has a shop with a post office and an ATM, traditional tearooms and 4 pubs. The towns of Weymouth and Portland are a short drive away. It has breathtaking views over Chesil Beach and Portland. The village has 3 main Attractions: Abbotsbury Swannery, home to the only colony of nesting mute swans. Between mid-May to the end of June, then you may be lucky enough to see cygnets hatching. A playground is here for the children and a cafe. Equally, there is Abbotsbury Children’s Farm. Here children can immerse themselves in tractor rides, pony rides, pets corner, and lots more. When its time to relax, the cafe can provide light relief after a long day of exploring. For those horticulture enthusiasts, The Subtropical Gardens are a must. Winner of a silver medal at Chelsea and a silver gilt at Hampton Court and set inside a magnificent walled garden. The micro-climate enables rare species from all over the world to grow and attracts visitors from all over the world.

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