Looking towards the detached property from the enclosed garden
Step into the lounge with views over the countryside
Open the doors and admire the views
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
Light and airy lounge with space to dine
Enjoy drinks on the raised terrace
Try out a romantic recipe for two in the kitchen
Stylish modern kitchen leading to the bedroom
Enjoy a hearty breakfast
Contemporary galley kitchen
Relax in the tranquil bedroom area
Beautiful natural details throughout
Charming double bedroom
Double bedroom with bespoke features
Beautifully finished compact shower room
Contemporary compact shower room
View towards the entrance into the cosy cottage
Entrance to the cottage
Look out over the rolling countryside
Eype Beach around a 10 minute walk
1 / 20  Looking towards the detached property from the enclosed garden
2 / 20  Step into the lounge with views over the countryside
3 / 20  Open the doors and admire the views
4 / 20  A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
5 / 20  Light and airy lounge with space to dine
6 / 20  Enjoy drinks on the raised terrace
7 / 20  Try out a romantic recipe for two in the kitchen
8 / 20  Stylish modern kitchen leading to the bedroom
9 / 20  Enjoy a hearty breakfast
10 / 20  Contemporary galley kitchen
11 / 20  Relax in the tranquil bedroom area
12 / 20  Beautiful natural details throughout
13 / 20  Charming double bedroom
14 / 20  Double bedroom with bespoke features
15 / 20  Beautifully finished compact shower room
16 / 20  Contemporary compact shower room
17 / 20  View towards the entrance into the cosy cottage
18 / 20  Entrance to the cottage
19 / 20  Look out over the rolling countryside
20 / 20  Eype Beach around a 10 minute walk

Beehive Cottage - Eype

Eype, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy, single storey detached stone cottage tucked away in a peaceful coastal location
  • Perfect getaway for couples looking for a tranquil retreat with uninterrupted views over fields
  • Stroll to the nearby beach where you can spend lazy days or explore the South West Coast Path 
  • Access to a variety of footpaths and open countryside
Property code: 57161

Cosy, bijou cottage tucked within a tranquil coastal village in the verdant countryside of West Dorset. Close to Bridport and with beautiful views it’s the perfect base for a romantic break.

Lose yourself in the idyllic Dorset countryside at this romantic retreat for two in the pretty seaside village of Eype. Take one happy hound with you if you choose to this character-filled, one-bedroom stone and wood abode. Sit outside in your private garden to soak up the serenity and the magnificent views out across the undulating countryside. Wander down to the secluded beach to swim, sunbathe and enjoy sweeping vistas of the famous Jurassic Coast.

Head into the welcoming, single-storey cottage to find creatively designed accommodation within the extended home. Enjoy the inviting lounge where you can unwind after long days out in scenic Dorset. Watch your favourite programme on the Smart TV, choose a film from the Amazon Fire stick, or listen to the radio and play tunes through the Amazon Echo. On warm days, open the French doors to bring the picturesque views right into the cottage and to allow you to wander out into the sunshine. Step up into the kitchen to prepare homecooked meals, then dine in the lounge against the beautiful backdrop. You'll find your comfortable bedroom space and contemporary shower room close by too. Sit out on the multi-level decking, light the BBQ or swing in the hammock while enjoying the fresh Dorset air.

Discover the lively town of Bridport, 2.5 miles from your cottage; visit the Bridport Museum and spend time browsing the stalls of the antiques' markets. Discover the beach at West Bay, 3 miles from the cottage. Head off from here on a 5-mile walk along the South West Coast Path and Jurassic Coast to Burton Bradstock. Drive 8 miles to Mapperton House, where you can tour the Jacobean manor and its gardens.

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

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 compact shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and 2 ring induction hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave
  • Washer/dryer located in utility cupboard
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Amazon Echo for music and local information
  • Smart TV with Amazon Fire stick in lounge area
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, BBQ and a hammock to relax in
  • Off-road parking for 1 car a couple of minutes' walk from the property, it is possible to stop your car briefly outside the cottage to load/unload 
  • Shop 2 miles, beach and pub within walking distance





This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nick 14th September 2019

It's a delightful cottage set in a beautiful coastal area of Dorset. There is a lot to do roundabout including many fantastic walks along the south west coastal path. The cottage itself has all the modern amenities that are required and I would happily recommend to others

Reviewed by Anthony 31st August 2019

This was the perfect place for a peaceful holiday and dog friendly. The cottage had everything we needed for a wonderful week away in the Dorset countryside and so close to the sea. The cottage was well equipped, had everything you would need and the homemade bread, jam and eggs on arrival was a lovely touch. Views from the back garden where lovelyRead more, laying in the hammock and resting after a walk along the clifftop was so relaxing. Nice pub 1 minute walk away (New Inn), which served good food. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 24th August 2019

Fantastic week and a very very comfortable stay. Nice little touches put in place on our arrival like fresh local produce left for us. Keep up the good work

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th August 2019

Lovely cosy cottage with lovely small walled garden overlooking the fields and hills. Perfect position for eating out with The New Inn pub 100 yds up the road and Eype Mouth hotel 5 minute walk down the road. Also walking distance to the beach and coastal walks.

Reviewed by Diane 15th June 2019

Beehive cottage is delightful; just what we needed for a relaxing holiday with our small dog.The cottage is very well equipped and has been ingeniously designed to make use of every inch of space. The garden and views over the country side all add to the tranquil environment regardless of the weather . A stay at Beehive Cottage was just what we neeRead moreded to start off our retirement. Hide

Reviewed by Raymond 4th May 2019

This is a very nice small cottage, ideal for two people who want to walk the coast paths. You get a very nice friendly welcome and the place is immaculate. It is very well equipped with everything you need. The bed is very comfortable, the sofa is a bit soft. The views are superbe and the small garden is ideal to sit and relax with a good book and Read morebottle of fine wine. The owners are on hand and very helpful. Lots of great walks starting from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 13th April 2019

The setting, village and the locals were very friendly. I was welcomed by the owner when I arrived, they did not intrude and left me to enjoy the peace and quiet for which I am very grateful. They were on-call if there were any problems or I required any help. Fabulous place. Lovely view over the countryside from the deck whilst enjoying a gin & toRead morenic in the setting sun. Lovely! Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 8th December 2018

Stayed for a week. Had a wondeful time in this cottage. Great space for a couples holiday with a lovely modern feel. Beautiful view from back of cottage and only a short distance to the coast line. The kitchen is lovely and has everything you need to do some cooking. Bedroom is comfortable and stylish. Loved staying here.

Reviewed by Glenn 16th November 2018

Lovely gem of a cottage with everything you need and more. Lovely touch with homemade bread and homemade jam. Butter and milk in the fridge. Small bottle of wine. Lovely decking and garden for the dog. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Philip 30th October 2018

Beehive Cottage is a lovely little bolthole in a great location. It is small but comfortable and not at all cramped, and has everything you need. The kitchen was well-equipped and we cooked meals most evenings. The garden is also very nice, and there are amazing views from the cottage. The location is excellent - a short walk to Eype beach and lotsRead more of footpaths to explore. We walked to West Bay which is only 1 mile away and has places to eat and some shops. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 27th October 2018

Lovely cottage very compact everything you need has been thought off. Right near 2 pubs aswell. Lovely walking with the dog.

Reviewed by Sue 20th October 2018

Beehive Cottage was an excellent cottage to stay in, it may have been compact but every inch of space was used well. We loved all the wood and beautiful stained glass. We had everything we needed and more, we thought the night light was very useful when getting up in the night. The garden was lovely to relax in after a day of exploring and watchingRead more the sun go down. We were very lucky to have warm sunny weather in October. It was even warm enough to snooze in the hammock in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 13th October 2018

The cottage is perfect for two people. While small, its use of space is both ingenious and stylish and manages to provide every feasible facility, along with a fine view. The owners are charming, welcoming, and very helpful. Our only issue was out of their control - the access to Eype.

Reviewed by William 29th September 2018

A very comfortable little cottage with super views. We had everything we needed. The owners were very caring and there to greet us when we arrived. Only one problem to us was we found the parking arrangements difficult, especially for loading and unloading.

Reviewed by Elaine 1st September 2018

Lovely welcoming cottage, ideal location for walking especially with a dog, lots of places to eat out and explore.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th August 2018

Pretty cottage with modern interiors. Very comfy place with lovely views across the Dorset countryside while sitting on the decking of the lovely garden. Great location for local pub and hotel within walking distance providing good food.

Reviewed by Helen 11th August 2018

The cottage is lovely! The directions made it easy to find and while the property is small is is well laid out and has everything needed for a wonderful stay. The garden with hammock are lovely and there are fab walks for the dog (with some lovely pubs for owners)

Reviewed by Mary 4th August 2018

We loved the cottage. Very well presented and it was great to have the patio and garden out the back. We would strongly recommend it.

Reviewed by S 21st July 2018

A tiny but beautifully designed cottage with imaginative use of space. Everything that we could wish for was there - even a hammock in the garden! A 5 minute walk to the sea and in between a pub and a hotel that served evening meals - perfect.

Reviewed by Joy 14th July 2018

A well equipped cottage.very comfortable.beautiful view. Unable to park outside cottage . Road to beach very busy at weekend & unable to park in car park at beach.However this was very hot weather.

Reviewed by Ruth 30th June 2018

We had a lovely holiday and came back well rested.......thanks to the wanderful comfy bed n pillows. Great welcome pack. Warm welcome from Danielle. Our doggy loved it too. We'll be back!

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Looking towards the detached property from the enclosed garden
Step into the lounge with views over the countryside
Open the doors and admire the views
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
Light and airy lounge with space to dine
Enjoy drinks on the raised terrace
Try out a romantic recipe for two in the kitchen
Stylish modern kitchen leading to the bedroom
Enjoy a hearty breakfast
Contemporary galley kitchen
Relax in the tranquil bedroom area
Show 8 moreBeautiful natural details throughout


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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.

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