Located in Bridport, Dorset
This spacious, thatched cottage in a quiet Dorset village blends traditional features with contemporary touches to create a unique retreat from which to explore both rural beauty and the unique coastline of West Dorset.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
In the picture-postcard village of Loders, this thatched, stone cottage blends beautifully into its surroundings. With spacious rooms throughout and a generous enclosed garden to the rear, there is plenty of space for you all to spread out. The cottage neighbours the village school and there is a village pub within 200 metres, which is very convenient. Being only 2 miles from the A35, making it easy to explore other places within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To the south is the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, famous for fossil hunting; to the west is the popular seaside town of Lyme Regis (13 miles); and to the east is the unique Chesil Beach (18 miles) and the seaside town of Weymouth (21 miles).
On entering the house, you will be struck by the quirky, original features and eclectic mix of traditional furniture that give this cottage an abundance of character. To the left of the small hallway is the spacious lounge with its exposed beams, window seat and interesting, stone fireplace. It has a cosy ambience which is complemented further by the open fire, making it the perfect place to settle down of an evening. Leading on from the lounge to the rear of the property is the country cottage style kitchen/diner. Modest, but well equipped, you will find everything you need here to conjure up a scrummy breakfast or delicious dinner, whilst enjoying views of the garden. Heading upstairs, there are two good sized bedrooms: one with a king-size bed and one with a double and a single bed. Once again, they are spacious and comfortable with a mix of traditional furniture, which adds character. Also on the first floor is the recently refurbished bathroom which is contemporary in style with its bespoke built in basin unit and shower over a large bath. Please note: from the landing, there is a steep ladder-style staircase leading up to a locked attic, but families with young children need to be aware of this.
Outside, there is a sheltered, undercover patio area with a table and chairs, which is a great place to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining. From here, you can appreciate the large, south-facing, lawned garden with its mature trees and shrubs; the kids and dog will love running around in this delightful enclosed space.
- A traditional thatched cottage set in a pretty village location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Relax in the large, enclosed, south-facing garden and admire far-reaching views over rolling countryside
- Within easy reach of the stunning Jurassic Coast which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Sleeps 4
- 2 bedrooms 1 bedroom with a double and a single bed; 1 king-size bedroom
- 1 bathroom shower over bath and WC
- Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine
- TV/DVD in lounge
- Open fire (coal provided October 30th April; kindling and firelighters are not provided)
- Central heating included
- Wi-fi included (please enquire before booking whether email speed is sufficient for downloading or streaming)
- A hairdryer is available
- 1 dog welcome (please note, dogs are not permitted upstairs)
- Large enclosed south facing garden with seating
- Parking on the village street
- Shop within 1 mile
- Pub within 200 metres
- Please note: from the landing, there is a steep ladder-style staircase leading up to a locked attic, families with young children need to be aware of this
Bridport is a small, busy market town on Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The town has quite a few independent shops, a supermarket, cafes and restaurants. There are also local markets here each week. Bridport has an arts centre, cinema, and museum. The museum includes an exhibition of the town's long history of rope-making amongst other exhibits. The town hosts the local food festival for a week at the end of June and ends with the Round Table Beer Festival. The town holds its annual carnival on the third Saturday in August. Visit Palmers Thatched Brewery to sample local beers and ale. Explore Mangerton Mill which is still a working water mill, visit the tea rooms attached and finish off with a country walk by the river.