Although recently built, this building actually seems older than the farmhouse it's next to. With oak beamed roof trusses and stone walls inside and out there is a sense of permanence about this place. Shortlake Cottage is located just off a quiet no-through-road and looks out over fields to the coast beyond. As well as the views, the SW Coastpath is nearby for walks into Weymouth (3m) and Lulworth Cove (7m). Osmington village with The Sly Fox pub, and a couple of small shops, is about a 5 minutes walk away. The walk to Shortlake Farm's private beach takes just 10 minutes or so across the fields.
“Shortlake Cottage was absolutely delightful, simply and stylish with lovely features and gorgeous views from the upstairs family room. We stayed here with our 3 year old and 3 month old and had everything we needed to feel happy and at home for a few days. We walked down to the beach which was about 20 minutes (maybe a bit more coming back up!) The beach was deserted except for us and really gorgeous. The cottage is ideally located for sights such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, etc as well as towns Weymouth and Dorchester being easy drives away. Peter was easy to get in touch with and very helpful on the couple of occasions we needed him too, I would recommend both the cottage and Peter himself as a host. We ate in most nights in the well equipped kitchen but enjoyed a fantastic meal at the nearby Smugglers Inn on our last night which we would recommend also. ****** LOVED IT! 😊”
Honeysuckle Lodge is a unique blend of luxury mixed with the classic beach/shepherds hut design. It combines spa like experiences such as drenching shower and a hot tub surrounded by living walls; with home from home comforts such as cosy duvets, soft pillows and HD TV with Amazon Fire stick. Located on the site of an 18th Century Grade II listed building, in a small village with a fantastic local pub and village shop. Guests self check-in and out.
“Jeremy and Chloe were great, friendly hosts. They were great at communicating everything and were very helpful when suggesting some places to eat in the local area. The lodge is compact but very well thought out and has everything you need for a short stay. Would definitely return next time I'm in Dorset.”
The home offers female only guests a safe, secure and comfortable place to rest their head while visiting Dorset. The bathroom and toilet facilities are downstairs. Porridge is available otherwise Wetherspoons, Taste or Reloved in Dorchester provide a range of breakfast meals. There’s a yummy cafe and health food shop up the road near Godmanstone. The service is as outstanding as the food and drink. Access to Yeovil, Weymouth and Sherborne is straight forward. The X11 bus runs M-F only.
“Suzy-Anna's hospitality and the house were beyond my expectations. Suzy-Anna is very warm and welcoming person and went extra mile to make me feel looked after. She's made sure all my needs are met including making me a special leaf tea and giving me a very helpful advice about places to visit locally. The house is stylishly decorated and perfectly clean even though Suzy-Anna has a dog and cats. They are adorable and a great company! The room is spacious with amazing view to a green field and the bed is super comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place! Thank you Suzy-Anna!”