Benville Cottage
Ground floor: Kitchen with AGA
Ground floor: Separate utility room with flagstone floors
Ground floor: Sitting room with wooden burning stove
Ground floor: Dining room
During renovation work fascinating wall drawings were discovered
Ground floor: Cloakroom with wc
First floor: Master bedroom with 5' double bed
First floor: Bedroom with 4'6 bed
First floor: Family bathroom with roll top bath and shower over.
There are beautiful views on to the garden
Patio with table and chairs
Views from Benville Cottage
Views from Benville Cottage
Benville Cottage is a pretty thatched cottage dating from the 17th century
Benville Cottage is a pretty thatched cottage dating from the 17th century

Benville Cottage

2 nights min. stay

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At a glance

Sleeps 4
Property type Cottage
Changeover day Flexible
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Min # of nights 2
Pet friendly
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 10:00

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This historic Grade II Listed 17th Century detached cottage has a thatched roof and a wealth of period features. Benville is a small hamlet close to Evershot and an ideal base for touring West Dorset and Thomas Hardy country.

Benville Cottage, an historic Grade II Listed 17th Century detached property with a charming thatched roof and a wealth of period features, restored to a very high standard. Benville remains the small unspoilt hamlet that Thomas Hardy described in the 1800's. You will still find the pub described by Hardy and the cottage where Tess was to have stayed in nearby Evershot. The cottage itself is on Benville Lane, the very lane that Tess of the D'Urbeville walked along on her journey from Beaminster to Evershot.

Comprising a dozen or so houses and cottages, Benville is an ideal base for touring West Dorset and Thomas Hardy country. Two miles to the east lies Evershot, with its award winning pub, The Acorn and an outstanding restaurant, The Summer Lodge. In nearby Beaminster, you'll find a traditional market town selling excellent local produce alongside tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. 10 miles to the south is the market town of Bridport and the fishing port of West Bay. This stretch of Jurassic - World Heritage - coastline boasts the stunning beaches of Burton Bradstock, Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach, as well as the Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Garden. The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders and if you’ve had your fill of prehistoric sites, the county town of Dorchester is 10 miles to the South East where the Dorset County Museum has a good collection of locally found artefacts.
This holiday at a glance

Sleeps four guests.
Two double bedrooms, one single bedroom and family bathroom.
¾ of an acre of enclosed garden with views on to open countryside.
Children and infants welcome.
Two small well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).
Parking for up to three cars.
Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

Characterful sitting room with exposed beams and a unique stone wall carving of a King discovered during the cottage renovation.
Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
Luxury hand built kitchen with flagstone floors and vaulted beamed ceiling.
Two oven Aga, separate electric hob and combination oven/microwave, fridge and freezer. Dishwasher and combined washing machine/dryer.
Television, DVD player and CD player/radio.
Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available on request.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Nearby Evershot provides guests staying at Benville Cottage with a village post office/shop, a bakery, an award-winning 16th century public house, The Acorn Inn and the Summer Lodge, a luxury country spa hotel and restaurant.
Discover the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site which covers 95 miles of coastline from East Devon to Dorset.
Across Dorset are countless cycle routes, bridleways, countryside and coastal footpaths to enjoy on foot, horseback or bicycle.
Popular museums to be found nearby include Dorset County Museum, The Dinosaur Museum and the National Trust's Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace of author Thomas Hardy.
Mainline rail services from London Waterloo to Dorchester, Yeovil or Sherborne take around 2½ hours.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.


  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Feature fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Open fire
  • Pub close by
  • TV

Activities & Attractions

  • Cycling
  • Near beach
  • Walking

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Seasonal weekly tariff overview

# Min stay Start date End date Price
2 nights 28 Oct 2019 18 Dec 2019 £1080
2 nights 19 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £1332
2 nights 01 Jan 2020 02 Jan 2020 £1332
2 nights 03 Jan 2020 01 Mar 2020 £1090
2 nights 02 Mar 2020 02 Apr 2020 £1231
2 nights 03 Apr 2020 26 Apr 2020 £1384
2 nights 27 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 £1231
2 nights 01 May 2020 04 May 2020 £1384
2 nights 05 May 2020 21 May 2020 £1231
2 nights 22 May 2020 31 May 2020 £1384
2 nights 01 Jun 2020 25 Jun 2020 £1231
2 nights 26 Jun 2020 03 Sep 2020 £1384
2 nights 04 Sep 2020 22 Oct 2020 £1231
2 nights 23 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2020 £1318
2 nights 02 Nov 2020 17 Dec 2020 £1101
2 nights 18 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 £1358

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