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Ratty's Retreat

Upton Grange Holiday Cottages, Upton farm, Dorchester, Dorset

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Kerrie Webster

01305 853970


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  • lounge
  • Purbeck stone fireplace in living room
  • Ratty's Retreat
  • patio dining area off master bedroom
  • Master bedroom
  • gardens and grounds
  • views from twin bedroom

Description of Ratty's Retreat

Ratty's Retreat is one of a small number of luxury holiday cottages imaginatively converted from a courtyard of seventeenth century stone barns.
Just over a mile from the Jurassic coast and Ringstead Bay, but no more than 15 minutes from Weymouth or Dorchester, making it an ideal location to discover Dorset and its beautiful coastline.

Ratty's Retreat - With its own porched doorway to the rear of our historic tithe barn, and large front windows overlooking open countryside to the south of the complex, Ratty's Retreat is a cottage that guests return to time and again. The centre-piece of the superb living area is a large Purbeck stone fireplace. The separate kitchen is convenient, well equipped and bright. The spacious master bedroom is light and atmospheric. Sleeping in the four poster bed is a pleasure. This bedroom also has a seating area (which can be converted into an additional bed for a child) overlooking the gardens and water feature. Twin brass headed beds feature in the second bedroom, which like the master room has a country cottage style reminiscent of a story book. There is a separate luxury bathroom with natural hand cut granite tiles. D├ęcor and furnishings have been carefully selected to create a uniquely charismatic holiday environment.

Features of Ratty's Retreat

  • General
  • Bed linen & towels inc
  • Cot available
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Non Smoking
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Car parking (1 car)
  • Central heating
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Open fire
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Entertainment
  • Wifi / Internet Access
  • Garden Barbecue
  • DVD player
  • Colour TV

Local Information

Weymouth beach and town centre are approximately 6 miles away.
We are approximately 30 minutes from Monkey World.
With Lulworth Castle, Durdle Door and Corfe castle all only about 40 minutes from us by car.
There are a number of Supermarkets that are a short drive away, Co-Op and Spar are the nearest (approx 3 miles)in Preston. Both Weymouth and Dorchester have the major supermarkets. We are happy for you to place orders with the Supermarkets for delivery to your holiday cottage. Please contact us for details.
There are 3 good family pubs all with 2-3 miles of us, the nearest being Osmington Mills Smugglers Inn. The Sailors Return at East Chaldon and Springhead at Sutton Poyntz are also close by.

Accessibility Details

The property is not suitable for wheelchair users. But would suit people with limited mobility as it is a ground floor cottage. Please be aware there is a single step down into the kitchen and one up into the lounge and dining area.


We are happy to offer short breaks, minimum stay 2 nights, during our off peak times.


Change over - any day

Booking Conditions

50% deposit required at the time of booking, with balances due 4 weeks before your arrival date.

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Location details for Ratty's Retreat

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Getting Here

From the A352 (Wareham to Dorchester) turn south at Owermoigne roundabout onto the A353. Proceed for approx. 1 mile, pass Poxwell Manor, then take the turn left - signposted Ringstead - immediately after the sharp bend marked by chevrons. Proceed to the bottom of the first hill the take the private driveway on your left - signposted Upton grange Holiday Cottages