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View of the outside of the property
Countryside views from the property
Cosy Living area with plenty of room for all guests
Spacious open plan kitchen living dining area
Step outside into the enclosed garden
Cosy double bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over bath
Twin bedroom leading to the steps outside
1 / 8  View of the outside of the property
2 / 8  Countryside views from the property
3 / 8  Cosy Living area with plenty of room for all guests
4 / 8  Spacious open plan kitchen living dining area
5 / 8  Step outside into the enclosed garden
6 / 8  Cosy double bedroom
7 / 8  Family bathroom with shower over bath
8 / 8  Twin bedroom leading to the steps outside

Badgers - Salwayash

Salwayash, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Escape to this tranquil, rural retreat set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • An ideal base for keen walkers, nature-lovers and families
  • Just a few miles from the stunning Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path
Property code: DC011

This is a cosy and comfortable barn conversion is perfect for a couple or family looking for a rural idyll in the heart of the glorious Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This stylish two-bedroom barn conversion offers a peaceful, rural setting, in the small hamlet of Salwayash. It’s one of six homes surrounding a former farmyard which has been transformed with lawns, trees and perennials. This cosy and characterful property enjoys views across a wild valley, perfect for couples or families in search of a relaxing break. Its proximity to the local pub (400 metres), shop (1.5 miles) and coast (4 miles), makes it an enviable location.

As you enter through the stable door into a small hall, a step leads up to a large, open-plan living space where modern and traditional styles are perfectly combined. A high ceiling and exposed beams give a bright and spacious feel, with cosy sofas to curl up on after a long day of exploring. A well-equipped kitchen and dining area ensure you have everything you need if you fancy some home cooking. The bathroom with a shower over the bath is also on this level. Steps lead down from the living space into the inviting double bedroom. Heading upstairs, the attractive exposed staircase leads you to a small twin bedroom – just watch out for the sloping ceiling. An old grain door leads to external steps from here, too. From the lounge, you’ll find a peaceful rear, enclosed terrace and small lawn, with beautiful views across the valley, a haven for birds and butterflies. There is also off-road parking for two cars.

The village is a perfect base from which to explore the stunning Jurassic coastline, which offers endless different walks and hiking routes. The popular and lively town of Bridport is only 3 miles away, famous for its many different markets which sell delicious local produce. The bustling harbour town of West Bay is also close by, just 5 miles away.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine and microwave
  • TV/DVD
  • Selection of books, DVDs and jigsaws
  • Hairdryer available. ?
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no dogs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric included
  • Night storage heaters and panel radiators
  • Shop 1.5 miles
  • Pub 400m
  • Coast 4 miles

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Phyll 3rd October 2020

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This is an attractive, comfortable and welcoming property with everything you need. We thought we might be chilly as it was October but the storage heaters kept us lovely and warm. We are a retired couple on our own and we appreciated the peace and quiet. The outside space has a table and bench and it was great to have a meal in the sun. The locatiRead moreon is great as it is only a short drive from Bridford- a delightful harbour town. It was also central for the Dorset coastline. A wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 19th September 2020

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Comfortable cottage in a peaceful situation with lovely country views. Ideal for those seeking a quiet holiday walking and sight seeing.

Reviewed by Patrick 12th September 2020

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Reasonable value for money. Nice feel to property. Individial outside area with picnic table really useful. Clean. Quiet area.

Reviewed by Ron 5th September 2020

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Very pleased with the choice of accommodation for our first stay away since lockdown. The cottage is well presented and equipped in a very peaceful location. However, there is easy access to the many beaches, walks and attractions of the West Dorset and East Devon coast.

Reviewed by Sandra 15th August 2020

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The cottage was beautifully clean and extremely well equipped and comfortable and was very quiet and peaceful. The upstairs bedroom is only suitable for children due to its low ceiling height. A car is necessary to see the lovely sights of Dorset.

Reviewed by Racheal 1st August 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location the cottage had everything we needed and we will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Sarah 25th July 2020

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Really loved Badgers. Clean, comfortable and all the equipment and supplies you need. We loved staying here. The owners checked in once and left us to it. Great wi-fi. Great location for accessing west Dorset. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Carl 11th July 2020

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A quiet cottage close to a quiet village - Salway Ash but Bridport is only 5 minutes away. We found the cottage very comfortable and a good base for visting different areas of Dorset. Bridport has supermarkets and take aways for the nights you don't feel like cooking

Reviewed by Daniel 6th July 2020

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It was exactly what we needed for our break.

Reviewed by Gerald 14th October 2019

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Reviewed by Anthony 14th September 2019

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Beautiful location piece an quiet

Reviewed by Jeremy 17th August 2019

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The place was excellent and we had a wonderful stay. Thanks so much!

Reviewed by A 3rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Stefan 20th July 2019

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Reviewed by Liobhan 22nd June 2019

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Badgers is one of the best cottages we have rented. So well equipped and very very clean. Perfectly situated to tour west Dorset.

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Location

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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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