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Shipton Gorge, Dorset
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
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

  • A pretty, stone cottage in a quiet village location
  • Original features blended with contemporary touches create a country-cottage style throughout
  • Less than a mile to the A35, which provides easy access to the rest of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Only 200 metres to the local village pub
  • Close to Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast
  • Long sandy beach and beach café only 2.5 miles away
Property code: DC019

This delightful, wisteria-clad cottage in the peaceful village of Shipton Gorge is the ideal base for families looking to enjoy quality time together in the stunning county of Dorset.

This attractive, spacious cottage is well-furnished and equipped to allow family groups of up to seven people relax and enjoy each other’s company. The village of Shipton Gorge occupies a wonderfully central location along the World Heritage Coast, allowing guests to explore the many delights that Dorset AONB has to offer. 13 miles west is the popular seaside town of Lyme Regis and 21 miles east is the seaside resort of Weymouth – both perfect for building sandcastles and eating fish ‘n’ chips followed by an ice cream. The village itself is only 2.5 miles from the beach, which stretches all the way from West Bay to Portland Bill. There are also plenty of family attractions in the surrounding area.

As you enter the cottage, you’ll find yourself in a hallway suitable for kicking off sandy shoes or muddy boots before stepping into the spacious lounge. In here, the focal point is the large inglenook fireplace which houses a wood burner – just perfect for snuggling up in front of on a cold evening – but equally as striking is the contrast between the light walls and the original, dark, oak beams, which is present throughout the ground floor. Across the hallway is a light and airy dining room, with pine furniture adding to the country-cottage style. To the rear of the property is a light, contemporary, well-equipped kitchen, which provides access to the garden. Going upstairs, you will discover that the first floor of this property is somewhat of a Tardis, with the rooms all leading off from a light and airy landing. There are two double bedrooms with modern en-suite shower rooms, alongside one twin bedroom and one single room which share the family bathroom. All rooms incorporate the original features of the cottage and traditional furniture into their modern cottage-style. All rooms have delightful views of the picturesque village setting.

To the rear of the property is a lovely, walled courtyard with a small lawn. Shrubs and flowers create a wonderful country garden for you to enjoy a morning coffee or al fresco meal in the sunshine. There is parking for three cars in the drive.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 en-suite shower room and 1 family bathroom with low ceiling
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Wi-Fi included (email and web browsing only)
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Garden to the rear with seating and BBQ
  • Driveway parking for 3 cars
  • Regret no dogs
  • Pub 300 metres
  • Shop 2 miles

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr A Bruton 17th April 2019

A spacious cottage with all the facilities necessary.

Reviewed by Mr RM Smith 9th January 2019

Beautifully maintained and comprehensively equipped throughout. Bedrooms and bathrooms very comfortable and warm, kitchen and other living accommodation very welcoming, as were our hosts. We loved the large woodburner with a constant supply of dry logs. Lovely old stone build cottage in centre of a small village with pub. Nearest beach and other faRead morecilities are in Burton Bradstock about 2 miles away. We loved our stay here, one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Mr N Greenwood 6th January 2019

We used to let our gite here in France and often rent holiday properties both here and back in the UK, so we have ample experience of holiday lets and accommodation. Without a doubt Bowhole was our very best rental choice ever. Not only did the property exceed our expectations in all aspects of furnishings, equipment, comfort and cleanliness, but Read moreit was a true home from home where we lacked for nothing. Also, our let was for a family Christmas, so imagine our surprise to find the house decorated throughout and a 7 Christmas tree in the sitting-room. The owners couldnt have been more welcoming and helpful. We are grateful to them and to Dorset Cottages for every aspect of this letting. Hide

Reviewed by Miss M Grillet 5th October 2018

The cottage was perfect, its close to the beach, beautifully furnished and wonderfully comfortable.

Reviewed by Mrs P Tucker 5th September 2018

Very welcoming and absolutely spotless

Reviewed by Ms S Carden 31st August 2018

The cottage exceeded all expectations. It was spotlessly clean, roomy, comfortable and had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Mr M Dunne 22nd August 2018

Clean, spacious and well equipped.

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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.

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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