Having stayed in many house rentals over quite a few years I now know exactly what I'm looking for and quite frankly this was it! Shore Cottage has a really great location. The beach is on your doorstep and when we visited at Easter we had it entirely to ourselves which the dog absolutely loved (having sneaked off a couple of times to play!). From here you can easily travel into Weymouth or drive out to some of the local beauty spots.
The main bedroom has a balcony which is great for sitting out on to enjoy a cup of tea first thing in the morning and there's a small café/shop nearby if you run out of milk.
Simon - if you're ever thinking about selling up, let me know!