The Old Butchers

Located in Burton Bradstock, Dorset

This beautifully renovated thatched cottage, set in the chocolate box village of Burton Bradstock, is the perfect rural retreat for large groups looking for a slice of peace and tranquillity.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Set in a row of pretty stone cottages, this former village butcher’s dates back over 300 years. The cottage has immense character, thanks to its abundance of original features, and has been lovingly furnished for maximum style and comfort. You’ll be perfectly placed to explore the nearby historic market town of Bridport, just 3 miles away, as well as the numerous quaint seaside resorts dotted along the coast. Hive Beach is just over 0.5 miles away and is a lovely spot for a family day out, with its beach cafe and fossil hunting opportunities (keeping kids entertained for hours!). Those wishing to venture further afield can explore one of the many trails and cycle routes along the stunning Jurassic Coast.

You will enter the property through a thatched porch, before stepping down into the hallway where you’ll find space to store your coats and boots. On your right is a large shower room with a WC. This is followed by a cosy snug area, with delightful exposed beams, armchairs and a gas flame-effect wood burner in the inglenook stone fireplace – this is the perfect, tucked-away spot to snuggle up with a good book in the evening. From here, you will walk through into the lounge area with its gorgeous comfy sofas, window seat and stone fireplace (again, with a gas flame-effect wood burner). The TV is located here, so it’s a great space to all congregate and recharge after a long day of exploring. The dining room is also located on the ground floor and has a table large enough for the whole group to get together for breakfast and evening meals. From here French doors open out onto the garden. The beamed kitchen, with a fabulous feature stone wall and exposed beams, also has a breakfast table and plenty of room for entertaining. It has everything you need to rustle up a hearty meal for the whole party, including a range cooker, dishwasher, large butler sink and speaker system. French doors also open from here onto the garden. In the utility room, there’s a microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. On this floor, there’s also a games room, with a darts board, a snooker table and table tennis. The stairs lead to the first floor, where three of the bedrooms are located. To your left is the large family bathroom with a claw foot bath, separate shower and underfloor heating, as well as a stunning double bedroom with a feature stone wall and views of the garden. Along the landing is the twin bedroom (with beds that can make a 5’ double) and up a couple of steps is the other double bedroom with a very stylish en-suite shower room. Cottage-style steep stairs take you to the second floor, where the other twin room is located. Just watch out in this beamed room as there is reduced headroom in the eaves.

Outside is a large enclosed south-facing garden. There’s ample outdoor seating on the patio area so you can all enjoy al fresco dining or a spot of sunbathing on a warm summer’s day. Four steps from the patio lead to the lawned garden area, which is framed with an array of shrubs, flowers and a feature palm tree. Parking is available on the lane outside the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.


  • 4 bedrooms 2 super kings, 1 twin (with beds that can make a king size bed upon request), 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms 1 bathroom with separate bath and shower, 1 en suite shower room, 1 ground floor shower room
  • Range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • 2 gas flame effect wood burners
  • Smart TV
  • Speaker system
  • Wi Fi available
  • Games room
  • South facing lawned garden and patio
  • Roadside parking outside the cottage (subject to availability)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Stairgates available
  • Shop and pub within 200 metres
  • Please note there is reduced headroom in the eaves of the second floor twin bedroom
  • There are cottage style steep stairs leading to the second floor twin bedroom


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
Games Room
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Washing machine



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Area Details

Burton Bradstock

Burton Bradstock is a pretty village famous for its sandstone cliffs. You can reach the nearby villages of West Bay and West Bexington along the South West Coast Path. Burton Bradstock has a few pubs, a post office, tearooms, and cafes. The cliffs show alternate hard and soft layered geology of the Bridport Sands which make it appear to glow bright gold in the sunlight, a spectacular and mesmerizing sight. A break in the cliff formation provides access to the National Trust owned Hive Beach. The beach is very popular with families and is a favourite with visitors and locals who enjoy walking their dogs and enjoying a meal at The Hive Beach Cafe. The village also plays host to the wonderful Spring Tide Food Festival each May. This gives visitors the chance to sample and buy local produce including a selection of local beer and cider.

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