Self catering holiday cottage rentals in Beaminster, Dorset, England

Surrounded by undulating countryside in the heart of rural West Dorset is the small town of Beaminster. A delightful location with some historic buildings and a generous collection of specialist shops, pubs and restaurants, Beaminster is a great place for a self-catering break. Just a short drive away from the Jurassic coast and Lyme Regis, Beaminister sits amidst scores of picturesque villages with lots of interesting attractions close by.   Whether you opt for a cottage within Beaminster itself or a rural retreat nearby, there is some stunning countryside and fantastic attractions to discover in this part of the West Country.

What’s more, with a cottage holiday in Beaminster, you could be rubbing shoulders with the famous as you wander through its streets. The town is the adopted home of TV actor and presenter Martin Clunes and TV chef Mat Follas. Mat was the winner of Masterchef in 2009 and now runs a restaurant in the town called the Wild Garlic.

If you would like a taste of the high life you may also want to visit Mapperton House in Beaminster.  This house was voted by ‘Country Life’ as the nation’s finest manor house, while in 2012 its gardens were placed second in the Most Beautiful Garden category of the BBC Countryfile magazine awards.  This award winning house and gardens have been in the hands of just seven families since its mention in the Doomsday book.  Since 1955, Mapperton has been in the ownership of the Montagu family. Their family history is recorded in some fine portraits and works of art that adorn the walls of the magnificent house.  The beautiful gardens can be visited from March to October whereas the house is open for visits in the summer months. 

With a self-catering stay in this part of Dorset not only are there some wonderful country landscapes to discover but also a wonderful coastline.  A few miles south of Beaminster is the town of Bridport and the beaches of West Bay. West Bay was once Bridport Harbour and served the town in the days when it was a fishing port and rope making centre. A small harbour and a marina now remain along with a west beach and an east beach.

Further west is Seatown beach and the popular town and resort of Lyme Regis. Like West Bay and Seatown, Lyme Regis is a magnet for fossil hunters, the town holds an annual fossil festival during May.  At the heart of the seaside there is a sandy beach and the historic Cobb. The Cobb has provided a haven for seafarers for centuries and buildings that were once thriving trading places in the 18th century nowadays have other uses such as housing an aquarium. You can also see an interesting history exhibition of the Cobb whilst on a self-catering break along with the international literature and films that helped to make it famous. It was here that Meryl Streep stood looking out to sea in that memorable scene from ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’.

If you’re looking to discover part of the West Country which offers unique attractions such as the Jurassic coastline as well as some inspirational countryside then a stay in this area of Dorset could be just right for you.  Choose from log cabins, pet-friendly cottages, rural retreats and romantic retreats for a self-catering stay to remember.


About Beaminster for Cottage Holidays

Book a Beaminster cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Dorset on holiday.

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Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages, Beaminster, Dorset, West Country, England

10 bedroom Barn Conversions

sleeps 2 - 21 guests
2 - 21
10 bedrooms
10
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6

A collection of six comfortable holiday cottages located on a working farm in Dorset, one of which is wheelchair accessible, each cottage has its own enclosed garden or courtyard and surrounded by green countryside this is an ideal location for rural retreat breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £275

Kingshay Barton, Misterton, Somerset, West Country, England

10 bedroom Large Country House, Beaminster 4 miles away

sleeps 2 - 20 guests
2 - 20
10 bedrooms
10
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Luxurious 10 ensuite bedroom barn conversion in Somerset with excellent leisure facilities (Spa Hall on site with private indoor swimming pool, sunken hot tub and sauna) plus ample facilities to keep your group entertained with a large sociable dining area, a games room with Sky TV, table tennis and pool table, as well as a cinema room seating 18, this large holiday house has it all.

Special features: pool (Spa Hall ), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £3700
Next availability:
from 14 October to 21 October 22 from 14 November to 21 November 22

Barton Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Beaminster 5 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

2 bedroom pet-friendly thatched cottage set in an idyllic village within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 9 miles from Lyme Regis.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £675
Next availability:
from 13 December to 17 December 21 from 03 January to 28 January 22

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, Beaminster 5 miles away

sleeps 6 - 8 guests
6 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a private hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1025
Next availability:
from 06 December to 10 December 21 from 17 January to 21 January 22

Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Beaminster 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £625
Next availability:
from 13 December to 27 December 21 from 14 January to 04 February 22

Allington Court, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Beaminster 6 miles away

sleeps 9 - 21 guests
9 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Elegant 9 bedroom Georgian town house in Bridport, complete with games room and high-tech cinema room, luxurious and stylish plus pet-friendly and sleeping groups of up to 21 people.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £3495
Next availability:
from 06 December to 09 December 21 from 13 December to 17 December 21

Croftview, Hinton St. George, Somerset, West Country, England

13 bedroom Large Holiday House, Beaminster 7 miles away

sleeps 26 - 30 guests
26 - 30
13 bedrooms
13
13 bathrooms
13
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Luxurious 13 bedroom holiday house with country views near Chard, all en-suite bedrooms, complete with indoor spa hall with indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, games room and children’s play area.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £6545
Next availability:
from 14 March to 18 March 22 from 28 March to 01 April 22

Glenacres, Chideock , Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Beaminster 7 miles away

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
5 star

Beautifully furnished family-friendly holiday cottage with an outside heated swimming pool, extensive gardens, plus a trampoline and table-tennis, just 100 metres walk from the beach at Seatown.

Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £3500
Next availability:
from 01 December to 27 December 21 from 03 January to 02 April 22

The Beach House, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Beaminster 7 miles away

sleeps 10 - 18 guests
10 - 18
9 bedrooms
9
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

Very special holiday cottage with an outstanding location and fantastic sea views right by the pebble beach at Chesil Bank in Dorset.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1890

Bilshay Farmhouse, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Beaminster 8 miles away

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage
4 star

Beautiful picture-perfect self-catering farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, a high quality interior, private hot tub, original features and a large garden from which you can soak up fabulous views of the nearby fields and farmlands, the Jurassic coast and Bridport are but a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1075
Next availability:
from 06 December to 10 December 21 from 10 January to 14 January 22

Beaverbrook Barn, Cricket Malherbie, Somerset, West Country, England

10 bedroom Group Accommodation, Beaminster 9 miles away

sleeps 20 - 30 guests
20 - 30
10 bedrooms
10
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Sleeping up to 20 people with 10 en-suite bedrooms (can sleep up to 30 with additional accommodation), Beaverbrook Barn is a superb place for a getaway with a group of friends or family in Somerset, with excellent spa facilities including an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, as well as a games room with pool table and table tennis on site.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated pool), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £5350
Next availability:
from 31 January to 04 February 22 from 11 March to 18 March 22

Holemoor Stables, Chard, Somerset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Beaminster 10 miles away

sleeps 2 - 18 guests
2 - 18
9 bedrooms
9
9 bathrooms
9
no dogs allowed
5 star

Luxurious and very spacious large holiday house with a contemporary feel, only 25 minutes away from the stunning Jurassic Coast with private indoor pool, games room and magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool ), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2500
Next availability:
from 07 February to 11 February 22 from 11 July to 15 July 22