A warm welcome awaits
Open plan lounge / diner
Cosy dining area
Warm by the beautiful log burner
Plan the day ahead on the decking
Cook up your favourite meals in the well equipped kitchen
Grab a book and relax
Your four legged friends are well catered for
Comfortable king-size bedroom with basin
Twin bedroom with exposed beams
Tasteful decor
Fabulous countryside views
Family bathroom....
....with shower cubicle
How about a game after a long walk
Alfresco dining and relaxation
1 / 16  A warm welcome awaits
2 / 16  Open plan lounge / diner
3 / 16  Cosy dining area
4 / 16  Warm by the beautiful log burner
5 / 16  Plan the day ahead on the decking
6 / 16  Cook up your favourite meals in the well equipped kitchen
7 / 16  Grab a book and relax
8 / 16  Your four legged friends are well catered for
9 / 16  Comfortable king-size bedroom with basin
10 / 16  Twin bedroom with exposed beams
11 / 16  Tasteful decor
12 / 16  Fabulous countryside views
13 / 16  Family bathroom....
14 / 16  ....with shower cubicle
15 / 16  How about a game after a long walk
16 / 16  Alfresco dining and relaxation

Carefree Cottage

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Comfortable family home from home with clean, crisp tones and nautical themes near Lulworth Cove with space for four people and two lucky canine pals
  • South-facing enclosed garden perfect to relax in and enjoy the peace and quiet
  • A stone's throw from natural beauty spots and many coast and countryside walks
Property code: DC028

A chance to unplug and recharge, this coastal haven is in the grounds of a Grade II-listed farm and is only 1 mile from the world-famous Lulworth Cove.

In a courtyard of Grade II listed farm buildings, in a quiet village location within West Lulworth, this tastefully renovated cottage is the perfect place for couples/small families to make the most of this beautiful county. Situated within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, guests can easily explore and discover the stunning coastline and beyond, from Weymouth to Poole. You also have Lulworth Cove with its unique, horseshoe-shaped bay within a mile. At the end of a busy day, you can snuggle up in front of the wood burner or enjoy a BBQ in the garden.

The white walls, cool tones and warm woods throughout the property create a contemporary, understated elegance that will enable guests to relax. The lounge/diner is bright and airy with views across Bindon Hill. To the rear of the ground floor, there is a spacious, well-equipped kitchen which leads out to the terraced courtyard with its BBQ and dining furniture. There is also a downstairs cloakroom/WC just inside the rear entrance porch. Upstairs, the immaculate presentation continues into the stylish king-size with vanity basin and twin bedrooms. There is a spacious walk-in wardrobe on the landing area. The good-sized bathroom is also contemporary and has a separate bath and shower.

With the South West Coast Path on your doorstep, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Jurassic coastline, including the walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door. For something more urban yet still on the coast, the popular seaside town of Weymouth is 15 miles away; its Victorian esplanade, seaside activities and range of attractions provide something for everyone. Also worth a visit is the National Trust’s historical Corfe Castle and village (11 miles), from here you can catch the train to the seaside town of Swanage. Lulworth itself also has a range of shops/eateries to choose from. For families, there is Monkey World and The Tank Museum almost on your doorstep.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin (both of which have reduced head height in the eaves)
  • 1 bathroom: bath, shower cubicle (with reduced head height in the eaves) and WC, 1 separate WC on the ground floor
  • Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, electric hob
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Central heating
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Books, DVDs provided in hallway
  • Smart TV in lounge/diner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • iPod dock in kitchen
  • Enclosed front and rear gardens
  • BBQ and outdoor seating
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Allocated off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike and kayak storage by arrangement
  • Pub and shop less than 0.5 miles away Beach 1 mile


This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian 6th January 2020

Amazing cottage the hosts couldn't have been nicer great location

Reviewed by Lynn 28th November 2019

Lovely location, a short stroll to a friendly pub with good food, a walk to the beach. Cute little cottage with lovely decor and everything you need. Great for a couple or small family (or prepare to fight over who gets to sit on the comfy sofa).

Reviewed by Trevor 4th November 2019

Great cottage and a very warm welcome by the owners when we turned up early. We were left some fantastic treats upon arrival. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Charlotte 28th October 2019

We absolutely loved Carefree cottage. It was incredibly cosy, very clean, and a perfect location. Would definitely plan another trip there!

Reviewed by Sheila 20th September 2019

Carefree Cottage is a wonderful cottage, with fantastic views in a lovely village only 15 minutes walk to the sea. The cottage is very comfortable and extremely well equipped. We appreciated the thoughtful welcome pack and enjoyed the sunny garden. It's very dog friendly, with a fenced in garden and dog treats and towels provided. We can thoroughlyRead more recommend this holiday home. Hide

Reviewed by M 16th August 2019

A fantastic cottage in a lovely location. Home from home. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard

Reviewed by A 2nd August 2019

A perfect cottage for a relaxing break. The cottage was beautifully designed and furnished thoughtfully. Even the garden had a number of seating areas to catch the sun. The owners thought of everything and kindly provided some welcome treats too as well as texting us to check that all was well. We would strongly recommend the cottage to our friendsRead more. Hide

Reviewed by A 26th July 2019

We found Carefree Cottage perfect for our week in Dorset. Well equipped, clean, comfortable with very hospitable hosts who left us cake, prosecco and other essentials! Perfectly located for walking into Lulworth Cove and on to the coastal paths. We had a fabulous holiday.

Reviewed by Jenny 19th July 2019

The perfect home from home for a family of 4 and your four legged friend! Fantastic location tucked away in a quiet lane but close (10 min Walk) to Lulworth Cove and the Castle Inn pub.The cottage has a gorgeous modern interior with a nod to the ocean so you always know youre by the sea! Owners Mike and Abi have thought of everything including all Read morethe little things that make a SC holiday so easy - dishwasher tabs, cloths, tea towels, sugar, coffee and even dog towels and treats! Hide

Reviewed by C 12th July 2019

Carefree cottage is an ideal cottage for walking and enjoying the beach , and great for dogs to.

Reviewed by B 7th June 2019

Carefree cottage is ideally situated, has good car parking. The cottage is very well equipped and pleasantly comfortable. It is to be recommended.

Reviewed by Karen May 2019

Thank you for providing a warm welcome and a fantastic home from home. We've had a fab week and hope to return to your beautiful cottage.

Reviewed by Brian May 2019

A wonderful week in a superb cottage. A warm welcome on arrival was well recieved, thank you, we would love to return

Reviewed by Julie May 2019

This was our second visit to carefree cottage and it wont be the last, another wonderful week here that has gone all too quickly, we will be back.

Reviewed by Linda May 2019

We've had a lovely stay, picnics and great walks. Exceptionally clean and great added touches

Reviewed by Maggie May 2019

Superb cottage, fantastic location, hope to be back soon.

Reviewed by Tessa April 2019

Another fantastic week in this beautiful cottage, thank you for your such careful attention to detail. We'll be back later in the year.

Reviewed by Alice April 2019

Thank you for such a lovely stay, the house was perfect and the kids enjoyed it so much

Reviewed by Adrian April 2019

So, so lucky to have the warmest, sunniest easter weekend, house is perfect you've thought of everything. A truly memorable break, Thanks.

Reviewed by Jon April 2019

Thank you for a lovely week and delicious welcome. The cottage was clean, comfy and really well equipped.

Reviewed by Josie April 2019

Outstanding cottage the best we have ever stayed in, immaculate condition can't complain, nice and private location, beautiful scenery.

Reviewed by Mrs Z Walker 28th March 2019

Location was slightly further away from Lulworth Cove than I thought but otherwise perfect

Reviewed by Mrs J Waterhouse 27th January 2019

Lovely warm, cosy, comfortable cottage. Ideally located a short walk from all that Lulworth has to offer.

Reviewed by Mr T Shea 7th November 2018

The cottage was very clean and was in a fantastic location. Upon arrival we were left a beautiful Dorset cake and a bottle of wine plus my cat was left some treats! The owner was in contact to see if were comfortable and if we needed anything.

Reviewed by Mrs K Barkway 31st August 2018

Beautiful in every way. Fresh with everything you could wish for.

Reviewed by Mr C Bundy 31st August 2018

The cottage was perfect. Clean, well presented, cosy and warm. The extra touches and complimentary items were much appreciated. Cottage is well located for the area. Appreciated that the cottage is recently furnished and we hope visitors appreciate and respect it.

Reviewed by Mrs C Leech 31st August 2018

The cottage was the cleanest and best equipped one we have ever stayed in. Everything was of excellent quality - from kitchen equipment to furniture to bed linen to the sort of clothes hangers (and the number of them!). The attention to detail was astonishing.

Reviewed by Miss J Hardwick 31st August 2018

It was fantastic! Brilliant location and the cottage itself was gorgeous. It was very tastefully furnished throughout, had wonderful views of the hills, and a lovely dog friendly garden. The owner had been very kind and thoughtful and left welcoming goodies for canines and humans! We dudnt want to go home and would love to stay there again!

Reviewed by Mr R Jemmett 31st August 2018

Very well appointed, beds very comfortable with new sheets etc, kitchen stocked with plenty of basic cleaning materials and good quality china etc

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A warm welcome awaits
Open plan lounge / diner
Cosy dining area
Warm by the beautiful log burner
Plan the day ahead on the decking
Cook up your favourite meals in the well equipped kitchen
Grab a book and relax
Your four legged friends are well catered for
Comfortable king-size bedroom with basin
Twin bedroom with exposed beams
Tasteful decor
Show 4 moreFabulous countryside views


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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