Langton Herring holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and fireplace

31 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Far from the madding crowd, set down its own private leafy driveway nestled in 9 acres of fields and woodland. The old cottage dates back to the early Victorian age and is full of charm and character. It has an open fire, oil fired central heating, (only available during the winter months) and has a warm home from home feel. The cottage has a large 5' bed, and romantic eves with skylights to gaze upon the stars. The bedroom has limited headroom but is very romantic. A large deep bath with shower attachment is on the ground floor, with a small toilet/wash basin upstairs. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer. Deep cleaned after every letting.

There is a graveled area in front of the cottage, with table and seats to sit and watch the horses grazing in the paddocks, or have your breakfast and watch the birds and wildlife.There is a very private garden overlooking the fields with a fire pit and sun loungers and seating.

Peace and tranquility, situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Langton Herring, just the place to unwind. Dogs are welcome (only 2) and owners must comply with the owners request to keep them on a lead and off the furniture and must not be left in the cottage alone. Dogs not allowed upstairs. Owners are responsible for picking up after their dogs and putting in the tall black bin at the top of the drive. There is a charge of £5 per day per dog payable to the owner for extra cleaning. Walking distance to the famous Chessil beach, but only 6 miles from Weymouth and 7 miles from Dorchester.

The cottage is completely self-contained with plenty of parking. Weekly rentals or short breaks in the winter.

Plenty of walks to take in the stunning views of Abbotsbury and surrounding areas along the coastal path. The Elm Tree public house is a short walk into the village, next door to the Norman church of St. Peter. The Fleet Lagoon famous for the Abbotsbury Swannery,and subtropical gardens. Approximately 1 mile down a country bridleway, overlooking the stunning views of the Fleet Lagoon and the Chesil Beach. Perfect for an evening walk and stopping on the way back for a drink in the Elm Tree Inn.

The fresh smell of the sea, and the waves crashing on the beach (when the wind is in the right direction) add to the atmosphere of this unique little gem. You will want to come back here.

In the winter months a log fire is available, and logs, kindling etc. can be purchased from the owner at £5 per log basket. Central heating is on from October till April.

The peace is only disturbed by the noise of the pheasants and the sound of the sea pulling out from Chesil Beach. The copse is full of fallen leaves which entice the deer into the wood. These can often be seen from the cottage bedroom windows grazing with the horses or eating my plants.

Many of my guests say how well they sleep in the peace of this cottage, and feel so refreshed when their stay is over. Regulars come back every few months just to chill out. Bookings of 2 nights are requested to bring their own bath towels, or toweling robes. Small hand towels/kitchen etc. are provided.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

I am always available to give local knowledge of the area, or helpful advise on where to eat between the hours of 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Sometimes guests just wish to keep themselves to themselves and I fully respect their privacy. The new tv is a HDMI and you can put your code in to watch catch up/recordings/films etc. Guests are responsible for removing their code. I do requests guests to strip their bedding and put in the pink bags. Guests who bring dogs are not allowed to leave them in the cottage unattended. Guests responsible for picking up after their pets and putting in the top waste bin at the top of the driveway. Please recycle all plastic/glass/paper/food in the appropriate bins outside the cottage.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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No refundNo refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £50.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Guests with pets must follow the owners requests for keeping their pet on a lead outside the cottage due to horses. No pets are allowed to be left in the cottage on their own and are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs. Failure to comply with these requests will mean loss of the damage deposit.
There is an additional cost of £5 per pet per day payable to the owner on arrival for the extra cleaning costs paid to the cleaner.
Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.

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About the owner

Hilary W.
Average reply time:
2 hours 38 minutes

Calendar updated:
16 Sep 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Aug 2013. Located in Weymouth, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £1145.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Sep 2021.


Very Good
31 reviews
Very Good

Lovely cottage in a tranquil location
Jun 2019

The cottage was delightful in it's very rural peaceful location, being very close by to exploring the beautiful Dorset county. There were a few things that could have been better :- We could not… More 

Reviewed 21 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Disappointed at your response. I went out of my way to help you. The new tv allows people to watch all stations if they put their code in. There is no need for dvd's any more you have catch up, box sets and recording etc. etc. Again you will need to catch up on new technology. I do not think you read the details about the cottage and the beams. There is no way you can put a shower in a cottage of this age. I am also quite upset that you booked the cottage at April's rates and I did not charge you any extra for summer rates. I also did not charge you for the central heating. I would suggest you shut the windows to keep the heat in next time. The cooker is working very well, and the previous guests were very pleased that it was such a high spec. cooker. I think you should read the instructions next time. You did not ask me to help you to get the cooker working, which I would have been only to pleased to help. Perhaps you should stick to hotels in future - although you will have to pay a lot more. Can't do much about the weather - this is England
John H
Nuneaton, United Kingdom

A Diamond in Dorset
May 2018

What a perfect place to relax. Picture Perfect cottage with lots of wildlife and the most friendly host you could wish for! Set at the end of a secluded private lane amidst acres of meadows and woodla… More 

Reviewed 26 May 2018

Owner's reply:
Oh thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. "A diamond in Dorset" I shall have to think of marketing my cottage under that tile. It was a pleasure to have such a lovely couple and cookie go stay. I do hope you will come again and enjoy the log fire in the winter months. Kind regards Hilary and the animals - tame and wild.
Leicester, United Kingdom

Charming secluded cottage
Jan 2018

Grooms cottage is delightful and the owner Hilary so helpful, she saved our cauliflower cheese with some emergency flour! Despite the cottage being quite secluded there is a lovely village pub in easy… More 

Reviewed 22 Jan 2018

Owner's reply:
Hi Ruth, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I wish I could have made the weather nicer for you to enjoy everything that this wonderful coastline has to offer, but it seems it just does not want to stop raining. Glad I was able to help save the cauliflower cheese. I always like to make my guests feel as if they are at a home from home relaxed break. Anything I can do to help a stay more memorable and enjoyable I will try and help. Hope to see you again. regards Hilary
Margaret H

A wonderful retreat
Oct 2017

The cottage is tucked away in a dip in the fields an yet at the same only a few minutes walk to a delightful village and pub. The cottage provided my husband and myself with a much needed peaceful, re… More 

Reviewed 26 Oct 2017

Owner's reply:
Thank you both for such a wonderful review. I like to think that my guests have a home from home feeling with the cottage., and although close at hand I do not wish to intrude in their privacy. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the peace and quiet that Grooms Cottage offer (despite the sheep requesting their breakfast) I hope you will come back again soon. Kind regards Hilary
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Peaceful cozy hideaway
Oct 2017

Only a mile from the coast, this cozy cottage is a haven of tranquility. Plenty to do in the vicinity & the owner Hilary was very welcoming.

Reviewed 14 Oct 2017

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