Cosy up in the living room with the lovely woodburner
Plenty of seating for the whole family
Cook your favourite meal in this well equipped kitchen
Enter the garden straight from the kitchen
Enjoy preparing a delicious meal
Downstairs shower room
Beautiful double bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over bath
Light and airy second double bedroom
Traditional cottage windows
Cosy single bedroom
1 / 11  Cosy up in the living room with the lovely woodburner
2 / 11  Plenty of seating for the whole family
3 / 11  Cook your favourite meal in this well equipped kitchen
4 / 11  Enter the garden straight from the kitchen
5 / 11  Enjoy preparing a delicious meal
6 / 11  Downstairs shower room
7 / 11  Beautiful double bedroom
8 / 11  Family bathroom with shower over bath
9 / 11  Light and airy second double bedroom
10 / 11  Traditional cottage windows
11 / 11  Cosy single bedroom

Apple Mead

Shipton Gorge, Dorset
Sleeps 4
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
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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.

Located down a streamside path, this beautiful stone cottage is tucked away in the peaceful village of Shipton Gorge. The cottage is only 2.5 miles from the beach at Burton Bradstock so it’s perfect for a family or group of friends looking to enjoy all Dorset has to offer.

The interior of the property has been cleverly designed to make the very most of the space, with character features including beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace adding a cosy feel. Relax in the sitting room while flicking through the channels or reading a book whilst enjoying garden views.  Down three steps is the well-appointed kitchen/dining room which has access to the garden; open the doors and breathe in the countryside air. There is also a convenient WC and shower on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, plus a large family bathroom. The south-facing garden is the perfect place for soaking up some rays; enjoy a morning coffee or evening drink on the lawn or terrace. There is also dedicated parking for two cars at this property.

Shipton Gorge is 3 miles from the popular town of Bridport, where you can browse the twice-weekly market for some bargains, or head to the farmers’ market in the arts district on South Street. Less than 3 miles south of the cottage is the stunning coastline and sandy Hive beach, giving access onto the South West Coast Path where you can fully take in the breathtaking coastal views and fresh sea air.

  • 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
  • Regret no children under the age of 3, this includes babes in arms
  • 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 Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 21st September 2019

A charming cottage.Footpaths well signed,we didnt get lost.Close to local beachs but you do have to drive,unless you enjoy walking.The local pub New Inn does good food.This is our first time to Dorset will go again a picturesque county.

Reviewed by K 15th June 2019

The cottage was very comfortable and well kept. It was bright and cheerful. Although a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings, as stone cottages often are. The cottage is in a very quiet village, although there is a some farm traffic that passes by every morning and evening. Wi-Fi is provided at the property, although there is no mobile coverage iRead moren the village. Hide

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.

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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.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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