Peaceful Location Set In Picturesque Historic Part Of Beaminster
About JOHN LEADER
We live a few miles away in Broadwindsor and run 3 other holiday cottages which are very popular. There is a small holding with numerous friendly farm animals including pygmy goats, and sheep Guests at Albert Cottage are very welcome to visit and pet the animals. We continually improve update the cottages so that they are of a high standard and your holiday is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We hope to provide an enjoyable holiday experience. We try to cater for individual and family needs, and wherever possible we will try to accommodate specific requests.
Why JOHN LEADER chose Beaminster
This is a wonderful character home on the edge of an amazing historic small town. The countryside is stunningly beautiful with wonderul walks. The Jurasic coast the only natural world heritage site in the UK is a few miles away, beautiful beaches, stunning cliffs and fossils to be found by everyone.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location, ideal for exploring the area
Absolutely beautiful cottage and location. We had a lovely weekend exploring the area.
The hosts have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable.
Shame we only had the weekend but hoping to go back again for a longer break.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review.
We are delighted that you had a great weekend and enjoyed the house so much.
We look forward to hosting you in the future.
Charming Cottage in lovely surroundings and very close to Beaminster amenities. Owner very approachable and helpful so overall great stay and highly recommend to others.
I will write this review as a dog owner as its a dog friendly cottage which it is, rather than a cottage that simply puts up with dog owners for the money!! Those dog owners out there know what I mean. Fully enclosed rear garden for the all important wee late at night. Off street parking a doddle to reverse into. A very short safe walk mainly on quiet streets in any direction leads to a proliferation of many many super dog walks all posted properly by Dorset council. If dog is a beach lover there are plenty a very short drive away. For us humans the cottage is easily kept clean and has everything you could ever need. Comfy sofa to relax and well appointed kitchen with quality kitchenware. Great quite spacious rooms throughout. We will return.
Thank you very much for this review. We are delighted that you had a good holiday and very much look forwarded to you visiting us in the future.
Thank you very much for staying with us.
with kind regards
John and Elaine
Lovely welcoming cottage in excellent location.
Lovely cottage. Spacious and always warm. Very well equipped with a contained garden. EVerything we could have wanted for a weeks stay over the New Year. Beaminster is in a beautiful part of the country and there were many footpaths and beaches to walk the dogs.
Great cosy cottage with flag stone floors, located in the heart of the village. Beautiful.
Well presented cottage that has everything you’ll ever need. Ideal if you have dogs. Great walks near-by & interesting pubs in the village. Perfect.
Thank you very much for staying in Albert Cottage, We are delighted you had such an enjoyable time.
We hope to welcome you again.
thank you very much
John and Elaine
Home from home in a lovely location
Excellent location in lovely Beaminster. Comfortable home with thoughtful and practical contents.
The nearest beach; West Bay is only 15 minutes away. A quaint bustling harbour with stunning cliffs; an example of the spectacular Jurassic Coast line.
Lyme Regis is just a 30 minute drive away and provides something for everyone, one of the most popular coastal towns on the Jurassic coast.
There are opportunities for fossiliing, crabbing, rock pooling, and fishing. There is a Dinosaur Museum, small Aquarium, and crazy golf.
Airports; Exeter, Bristol, Bournemouth, or Southampton.
Train stations; Crewkerne or Dorchester
Ferry Terminals; Weymouth or Poole
Bridport; 15 mins drive. It has a wonderful atmosphere with lots of independent shops and cafes, regular farmers' marke,Arts Centre and the quirky Electric Palace.
Lyme Regis 30 mins drive
Dorchester 30 mins drive
Mapperton Gardens; near Beaminster, 2 miles
Forde Abbey House and gardens; 15/20 min drive
Montecute House, (NT)
Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, 30 min away (has children's farm)
Escott, Ottery St Mary, Devon, 45 min away (various small animals, birds of prey,outdoor play area
Beaminster is a very historic town which lies in a Conservation Area , in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.It is renowned, for it's beautiful buildings, and it's array of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. There are over 200 listed buildings, and a beautiful historic church (St Mary's) which has one of the finest towers in Dorset.
It is the perfect location for a holiday; within easy reach of stunning countryside, it is a haven for people who love the beach, countryside, wildlife, authentic vibrant Dorset towns, formal gardens, great food, music, art and culture.
There is a wide range of shops Beaminster including a Co-op, and a range of good quality independent shops including a very popular bakery, Vieux Four patisserie ( delicious cakes and pastries), Angie's fruit and veg shop,( lovely fresh local produce) a delicatessen, and Nick Tetts the butcher .
There are several good cafes and restaurants, such as the luxurious Bridge House Hotel. The Red Lion and The Greyhound are both friendly, popular pubs. There are also numerous other little shops selling clothes, kitchenware, gifts and toys.
Beaminster Memorial Playing fields; a large, pretty park with a childrens play area.
There is a public swimming pool, sports hall and gym at Beaminster Secondary School which are available for use in school holidays and weekends.
The Beaminster Festival of Music and Arts takes place for a week during the last week in July.
Buckham Fair is also becoming a huge tourist attraction, taking place in August curated by Martin Clunes a popular Beaminster resident.
There are several wonderful walks from the cottage and numerous others in the close vicinity
Other attractions in the area of interest to families and those with specialist knowledge, too numerous to list them all here, include the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Durlston Country Park and the Swanage steam railway.
Special interest holidays:
Numerous special interest activities near-by including horse riding, cycling, sailing, fishing.