Located in Upwey, Dorset
The Garden Cottage is a holiday cottage in Upwey, Dorset, sleeping set in an elevated position above the village with views over the church and countryside
The Garden Cottage is set in an elevated position overlooking the village of Upwey with beautiful views across the countryside towards the church. Set on the top terrace of the owners gardens, this charming cottage is equipped and furnished to a high standard and makes a great base to explore the area. But don't travel too far before exploring what Upwey itself offers. The highlight has to be the Upwey Wishing Well, a short walk from The Garden Cottage that offers up excellent food and afternoon teas all set in magnificent gardens with the River Wey running through it. Next door lies the Gallery on the Wey, a fantastic little art gallery that exhibits art, ceramics, sculptures and jewellery produced by a number of local and national artists. There are two pubs, The Old Ship Inn and the Riverside Inn and at the end of the village Island Garden Nursery, a must for garden lovers and set in a unique location. Further afield you have the whole Jurassic Coast to explore and the county town of Dorchester is just 10 minutes drive away.
The accommodation at The Garden Cottage has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and comprises of a sitting room with sofa bed, TV with Freeview, DVD player, Wi-Fi and a selection of books and games. The large conservatory doubles as a dining area and is wonderfully light. The kitchen, although small, comes equipped with a single-ring induction hob, electric oven with grill, microwave, fridge, washing machine and range of accessories and utensils. Up steep nautical style stairs to the eaves bedroom (please note limited headroom) with double futon with en-suite basin and toilet. The downstairs wet room has shower, basin and toilet.
Outside is a sloping lawned garden with patio complete with furniture. Bike storage is available and please note that only children over 12. There is off road parking for one car. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Formerly a village in its own right, Upwey is now a suburb of Weymouth, approximately 4 miles north of the town centre. The village has several notable buldings including a 13th century church and a Manor house.Read more
To the north of the village lie the chalk ridge of the South Dorset Downs. At the foot of these lies the River Wey which then flows through the village. The source, known as the Upwey Wishing Well has been a tourist attraction from Victorian times, and remains so to this day with a tea room on the site and beautiful water gardens.
Upwey is very picturesque with the Old Mill on the banks of the river and with the beautiful countryside surrounding the village you could easily forget that Weymouth is just 4 miles away. There is no need to travel to Weymouth for a bite to eat either as The Old Ship Inn and The Riverhouse Inn do an admiral job.Read less
Bournemouth is 35 miles away
Exeter is 50 miles away
Bristol is 51 miles away