Hill Cottage

Hewood, nr Chard, Dorset
Price: £541-£917 per week
Sleeps: 5 + cot
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
  • Views across the hamlet and beyond
  • Jurassic coast approx. 30 mins. by car
  • Dog friendly
  • Open fire and wood burner
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

Thank you for the goodies and the well stocked/equipped kitchen. Lovely and peaceful.

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Availability and Booking

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The price for your stay will be £379

Small Party Discount


Special rates apply for 2 guests - 20% off the quoted tariff - subject to booking within 4 weeks of the holiday date and excluding Easter, 27/05 - 03/06, 15/07 - 26/08, Xmas & new Year.

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Where applicable, the Small Party Discount supersedes any other Special Offer, available at the time of booking.


Set on a hillside overlooking the tiny hamlet of Hewood and with long views over the beautiful Dorset countryside, Hill Cottage has been tastefully modernised throughout. Although the location is hidden amongst a maze of rural lanes, it is only five miles from either Chard or Crewkerne, affording easy access to the many attractions of the area. Forde Abbey and Cricket St. Thomas (wildlife park) are very close by, with historic houses such as Montacute and Barrington Court (NT) not much further. The area is rich in ancient sites like Maiden Castle and Eggardon Hill, and wonderful walks abound. Lyme Regis and Charmouth are about a twenty minute drive, giving access to the famous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site with superb beaches and cliff paths. Exeter, Dorchester and Taunton (for motorway link) are all within an hour’s drive.

Built of cob and with unusual historical connections (the landscape painter Lucien Pissarro died here in 1944), Hill Cottage is bright, cheerful and very comfortable, and the terraced gardens afford a peaceful and pleasant place to relax with a glass or two at the end of the day, admiring the far-reaching views over this little-known part of South Dorset.


Entrance porch. Door to lobby. Sitting room with open fire and fine views. Dining room with woodburner. Kitchen with door to rear garden. Stairs from dining room to landing. Three bedrooms, one double with en suite bathroom/wc and separate shower cubicle, one twin and one single. Separate shower room/wc.

Outside, two terraces at front of cottage with lawns and shrubs. Small rear garden. NB flight of steps with handrail up to the entrance.


  • Open fire
  • Woodburner
  • Wood-fired central heating from stove in dining room plus 2 storage heaters
  • Logs, electricity, bed linen, towels & welcome pack included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Colour TV (freeview)
  • DVD
  • Ipod dock
  • Broadband internet access
  • Automatic washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone for incoming & local calls only
  • Parking for one car below cottage
  • Further parking across village green
  • Shop/PO 2 miles
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Up to 2 well-behaved pets welcome
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Thank you for the goodies and the well stocked/equipped kitchen. Lovely and peaceful.

The Stokes family, May 2017

Perfect for our needs!

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the owner of Hill Cottage and the team at Hideaways, for a wonderful mini break between Christmas and New Year. The cottage was superbly equipped with everything a family needs and a gorgeous base for visiting our Somerset family. The seasonal extras (crackers, festive tableware, chilled fizz, cake) plus two roaring fires on arrival were extremely thoughtful extras. It was also super being able to bring our little dog; he enjoyed himself too! The booking process through Hideaways was extremely easy and the price paid very reasonable. It was also refreshing being able to book a cottage for a few nights rather than a whole week over the Christmas/NY period. Thanks again.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 13 January 2017. 5 of 5 stars

Hi there, just wanted to say a massive thank you for a wonderful mini break between Christmas and New Year. The cottage was superbly equipped and a gorgeous base for visiting our Somerset family. The seasonal extras (crackers, table ware, fizz, cake) plus two lit fires on arrival were extremely thoughtful extras.

Mrs Kathy Hampden, December 2016
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Great cottage

Me, my husband, two daughters and dog stayed here for a week in August 2014. The cottage is exactly as the pictures, and is lovely in 'the flesh'. It is very homely, has a very well stocked kitchen and is generally very comfortable. The surrounding area is so quiet and beautiful. The owner was very helpful on arrival and when the immersion heater 'tripped out' it was sorted out within half an hour. It is a great base if you want to travel around Dorset/Somerset/Devon. If we travelled back to this part of the country we would definitely stay here again and recommend the cottage.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, September 4 2014. 5 of 5 stars

I just wanted to say how pleased we were with Hill Cottage. A little tricky to find without a sat nav but worth it. It was well stocked with everything we needed to live comfortably and the position is gorgeous. We will certainly try and use your services in future.

Stepahanie Dowling, July 2014

What a lovely cosy little cottage. We have had a wonderful week in beautiful Dorset and the surrounding areas. Thoroughly enjoyed hiking in the gorge at Cheddar! Also had great fun looking at fossils at Charmouth.

Bliss Family, October 2013.

A superb six days at Hill Cottage only matched by the wonderful weather and local food from farm shops in Chard and near Yeovil! Visited Sherborne, Chard, Lyme Regis and Dorchester. Great walks, including one to Hawkchurch and around the reservoir at Chard. Spent a great evening badger watching at Buckland Newton. After seeing and photographing four badgers until 9.30pm. we were treated to a fantastic star filled sky with three shooting stars!

Mr & Mrs Adams, September 2013.

The cottage and location were the perfect retreat. We all relaxed and our one year old granddaughter enjoyed wandering around the garden and looking at the ducks and cows. The cottage was really well equipped. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful week.

The Carters, August 2013.

We all enjoyed our stay at Hill Cottage so much. It's a beautiful cottage and we really enjoyed the scones, jam, cream and wine, thank you. Nothing has been too much trouble and we have received excellent service.

Rumsey Family, May 2013.
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