Looking towards the 18th century former guard house
Take in the extensive country and sea views
Snuggle up beside the cosy wood burner in the sitting room
Relax in the sitting room after a day out exploring the area
Delightful panelled sitting/dining room
Beautiful character features throughout
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Rustle up a meal in the kitchen
Light and airy double bedroom with feature window seat and sea views
Charming double bedroom with countryside and sea views
Double bedroom with Victorian fireplace and sea views
Twin room with views towards Golden Cap
Bathroom on the first floor
Ground floor shower room
Ideal spot to enjoy drinks and meals al fresco
Catch the sun in the enclosed garden
Just a short stroll to the beach
Spend relaxing days on the beach
1 / 18  Looking towards the 18th century former guard house
2 / 18  Take in the extensive country and sea views
3 / 18  Snuggle up beside the cosy wood burner in the sitting room
4 / 18  Relax in the sitting room after a day out exploring the area
5 / 18  Delightful panelled sitting/dining room
6 / 18  Beautiful character features throughout
7 / 18  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
8 / 18  Rustle up a meal in the kitchen
9 / 18  Light and airy double bedroom with feature window seat and sea views
10 / 18  Charming double bedroom with countryside and sea views
11 / 18  Double bedroom with Victorian fireplace and sea views
12 / 18  Twin room with views towards Golden Cap
13 / 18  Bathroom on the first floor
14 / 18  Ground floor shower room
15 / 18  Ideal spot to enjoy drinks and meals al fresco
16 / 18  Catch the sun in the enclosed garden
17 / 18  Just a short stroll to the beach
18 / 18  Spend relaxing days on the beach

Guard House Cottage,

Seatown, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful traditional property built in the 18th century just a short stroll to the beach
  • Located between Golden Cap and Thorncombe Beacon
  • Extensive countryside and sea views
  • Paved BBQ area for outdoor dining
  • Bedrooms feature Victorian fireplaces and window seats
  • Beautiful character features throughout
Property code: DC062

Wonderful 18th century former guard house, this traditional cottage is located in an area full of smuggling history and boasts far reaching sea and countryside views.

This charming cottage is in the region of 300 years old and was used in the past to capture smugglers off the Dorset coast. In more recent times it was the HMRC Officer’s accommodation. Inside the cottage has been lovingly and tastefully renovated to include neutral tones, painted antique furniture and carefully coordinated soft furnishings, while outside an enclosed suntrap terrace has a BBQ and chiminea for those long summer evenings. Located in the beautiful small village of Seatown, this property boasts a traditional exterior which sits beautifully in the local area. The village is small and has a beach, pub, shop and some very good walks. A popular route takes in Golden Cap and Thorncombe Beacon, both of which have strong links to the prevention of smuggling in the area.

The cottage is stone-built, providing warmth on cold days and a cool ambience on warmer days. Enter the property through the porch into the well-equipped kitchen and small utility room. A panelled sitting/dining room with comfortable furnishings and a log burner is the perfect place to curl up of an evening, where you can see glimpses of the nearby coast from the windows. There is a rear hall leading to a downstairs WC and shower room. The staircase is low, steep and winding and leads to three well-appointed bedrooms; two doubles have beautiful feature window seats allowing views of the sea and they also boast elegant Victorian fireplaces. The smaller twin room has stunning views of Golden Cap and there is an additional bathroom on this floor.

The enclosed front terrace houses many plants and a feature chimenea. The rear enclosed terrace is the perfect sun trap and has paved areas and a BBQ for al fresco dining. There is a laundry room outside the property which houses the washing machine, dryer and freezer.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with handheld shower and WC on the first floor; 1 shower room with WC on the ground floor
  • Kitchen - Belfast sink, induction hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave.
  • Dishwasher in utility room and washing machine, dryer and freezer in wash house
  • Woodburner (logs/coal included October - end of April; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Local pub 50 yards, shop 100 yards; beach 50 yards
  • Regret no dogs
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Steep winding staircase
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
3.6
Overall equipment
3.6
Overall comfort
4.6
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Edward, 21st December 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location. It was overpriced and had some basic maintenance issues that need to be sorted out. If those are sorted out then would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Anthony, 1st November 2019

The Guard House Cottage at Seatown, Dorset is very cosy. There is no traffic so it is very peaceful. Its close to the coast and beach. Despite the 80mph winds and lashing rain, we were unaffected and really comfortable in the cottage. The welcome pack was appreciated.

Reviewed by F, 16th August 2019

Traditional cottage which is comfortable and cosy. The cottage has front and back patios which provide shelter from sea breezes. It has a superb location with views of the bay or Golden Cap out of all the windows. It is situated close to an excellent gastropub but no noise is heard from the pub. A little gem!

Reviewed by K, 9th August 2019

Lovely cottage in a hard to beat location.

Reviewed by Mrs Robinson, 20th March 2019

Guardhouse Cottage has a brilliant location - it's quiet and up a steep drive so no traffic noise to disturb you in the very comfortable beds. It has wonderful views of the cliffs and the sea and just a short stroll to the very friendly pub where they offer a varied menu. We were there in March when Storm Gareth raged around us but were perfectly Read morewarm and cosy with the log fire burning in the evenings. Hide

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Looking towards the 18th century former guard house
Take in the extensive country and sea views
Snuggle up beside the cosy wood burner in the sitting room
Relax in the sitting room after a day out exploring the area
Delightful panelled sitting/dining room
Beautiful character features throughout
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Rustle up a meal in the kitchen
Light and airy double bedroom with feature window seat and sea views
Charming double bedroom with countryside and sea views
Double bedroom with Victorian fireplace and sea views
Show 6 moreTwin room with views towards Golden Cap

Location

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