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.
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 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.


  • 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 01 Jun 2020 25 Jun 2020 £1235
2 nights 26 Jun 2020 03 Sep 2020 £1388
2 nights 04 Sep 2020 22 Oct 2020 £1235
2 nights 23 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2020 £1322
2 nights 02 Nov 2020 17 Dec 2020 £1105
2 nights 18 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 £1362

Benville Cottage

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