The Bungalow from the front of the house, with easy access from the street.
The private terrace looking out on to the garden.
The master bedroom.
The dining room
The follie at the back of the garden
An ariel view of the garden
The kitchen
The shower room
Another view of the master bedroom
The second, single room
Another view of the garden

"The owners should be congratulated for their attention to guest comfort"

About À Côté

À Côté is a self contained detached cottage, set near the owner's home and recently refurbished to a high standard in a contemporary style.



  • Within walking distance of the town centre, its pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops.

  • One double and one single room, lounge/diner with french doors on to the terrace, kitchen and a large shower room.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas and electric facilities, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and other cooking appliances.

  • Private terrace with dining area and steps leading down to a landscaped garden, shared with the owners.

  • Off street parking for one car is available. Further space available by prior arrangement.

  • Facilities include Wi-Fi, digital Television, DVD and CD player.

  • Bed linen and towels supplied.  Hair dryer provided.  Welcome pack consisting of Tea, Coffee, Milk, Biscuits, Fruit Juices and Toiletries.

  • Children are welcome.  Travel cot available to hire for £15 a week. High chair not provided. There is a small un-fenced water feature.

  • Sorry no pets (except for assistance dogs ) and no smoking.

The area

Beaminster is an attractive traditional Dorset market town, with pubs, shops and restaurants, set in the heart of stunning walking countryside. With over 200 listed buildings the whole of this historic town centre has now been made into a conservation area.

The West Dorset area has been described  by the Daily Telegraph as a "Foodies' Paradise" .  TV personality Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's "River Cottage restaurant is only a few miles away in Axmister.   In Beaminster itself we have the now famous Brasserie at the Bridge House Hotel

Dorset is a heaven for garden lovers and walkers.   Being close to the Somerset and Devon borders,  À Côté, in Beaminster town is an ideal place to stay for aficionado to attend the numerous art, music and food festivals in the area.

It is only a few miles from West Bay, the Jurassic coast and a short drive from Golden Cap, the highest cliff in Dorset.

Spend the morning at  the grand Elizabethan Mapperton House with its spectacular layered gardens, where "Far from the Madding Crowd" was filmed,  and in the afternoon take a stroll around Forde Abbey and its splendid gardens.

From there you can explore the coast, starting at Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb, south facing beaches and narrow bustling streets.

Visit the Market town of Charmouth which boasts the finest fossil beach in Europe or go to the peaceful fishing village of Beer.

Stroll along Chesil Beach and visit the Swannery or the tropical gardens of Abbotsburry.

Walk to Hardy's Monument (Nelson's Hardy not Thomas Hardy)  and take in the panoramic views.

To find out more about Beaminster, visit the website here.