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Apple Mead

Shipton Gorge, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
11 more

At a glance

  • Spacious family abode, sleeping five people
  • High-quality furnishings and design
  • Plenty of space for socialisation and relaxation
  • Warm, homely atmosphere
  • Cosy wood burner for winter nights
  • Close to nearby amenities
Property code: DC007

An ideal family retreat in the tranquil village of Shipton Gorge, just right for those looking for healthy doses of discovery and luxury in equal measures.

Don your trainers and uncover the surrounding countryside, breathing in heady, fresh air and earning yourself a tasty reward afterwards. Encompassed by fields and only 2 miles from the beach, you can get out and about to explore the locale whatever the weather. Then, for great food served with unmissable views, take your pick from beachside cafes at Burton Bradstock (2 miles) or West Bay (4 miles). If you’re more of a culture vulture and fancy a taste of town vibes, travel 3 miles away to Bridport or 13.5 miles to the picture-postcard Lyme Regis, where there is plenty on offer for all generations.

Wander along the pretty streamside path, past three other properties and towards your dream getaway. Upon arriving at the property, you will cross a small courtyard and step into the hallway. Leave your shoes, coats and worries behind and make your way in. A lovely room blending classic and contemporary styles, the lounge balances traditional features with modern home-comforts. Kitted with two plump sofas and an armchair to sink into once you are ready, you can thumb through the pages of one of the books provided or tune into your favourite series on TV. In the colder months, the wood burner is a welcome addition and throws an amber glow around the room. From the lounge, two steps lead you down into the kitchen. With a small dining table and access to the garden, the kitchen will be a firm favourite with all the family. Equipped with an oven and electric hob, microwave, kettle, washing machine and lots of utensils, everything has been thought of. Mix up some healthy dishes while the kettle boils for another round of tea and let sunshine flood in through the open door in summer. For extra convenience, the property has two bathrooms, meaning you don’t have to wait for ages to get your turn. Downstairs, the first bathroom includes a walk-in shower, whilst upstairs the second bathroom has a bath with a shower overhead and a heated towel rail for added comfort. As well as the bathroom, there are also three bedrooms upstairs. These include two doubles and one single.

The front of the cottage enjoys a south-facing, suntrap garden with a lawn area, lending itself to long, summer afternoons with a glass of something cool. If you’re bringing your car, there is private parking for two cars available.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 downstairs with walk-in shower, WC; 1 upstairs with bath with shower overhead, WC
  • Oven and electric hob, microwave, kettle, washing machine
  • Regret no pets
  • Night storage and electric panel heaters
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April 
  • TV, iPod dock, Hi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Books provided
  • Garden with seating
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Pub within 500 metres


This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss K Leadbetter 5th December 2018

Idyllic location and beautifully presented property. The weather was appalling during our stay, so the log fire was put to good use! My one and only gripe is that the mattress on one of the double beds (opp bathroom) was very lumpy. In fact I ended up moving to the single room, only to find that mattress was hard and tired with a slope! NotwithstanRead moreding my grumbles Apple Mead is a truly lovely cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs K Ratcliff 25th October 2018

The cottage is very well appointed and is clean and welcoming.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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