View of the historic property
Dine outside on those summer evenings
Cosy up next to the open fire
Exposed beams in the living area
Beautiful dining area
Cook up a feast in the well equipped kitchen
Cosy snug with curved walls
Well equipped annexe kitchen
Spacious twin bedroom
quirky double bedroom
Second twin bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath
Charming courtyard terrace
Fire up the BBQ in those summer months
Perfect space for those summer evenings
View of the front of the beautiful cottage
1 / 16  View of the historic property
2 / 16  Dine outside on those summer evenings
3 / 16  Cosy up next to the open fire
4 / 16  Exposed beams in the living area
5 / 16  Beautiful dining area
6 / 16  Cook up a feast in the well equipped kitchen
7 / 16  Cosy snug with curved walls
8 / 16  Well equipped annexe kitchen
9 / 16  Spacious twin bedroom
10 / 16  quirky double bedroom
11 / 16  Second twin bedroom
12 / 16  Bathroom with shower over bath
13 / 16  Charming courtyard terrace
14 / 16  Fire up the BBQ in those summer months
15 / 16  Perfect space for those summer evenings
16 / 16  View of the front of the beautiful cottage

Churchfield House

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
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
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in a peaceful village location with a private courtyard and garden
  • Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast just half a mile from the sea
  • A wonderful base for exploring Thomas Hardy Country
  • Reduced rates for parties of 5 or less during off-peak periods 


Property code: DC032

Set in an idyllic spot just half a mile from Dorset’s stunning Lulworth Cove, this Grade II listed property is full of character, dates back 400 years and makes a fantastic family holiday home.

Just half a mile from Lulworth Cove, this characterful Grade II listed cottage dates back over 400 years. Formerly The Red Lion Inn, the property was visited by George III in 1802 and now makes a fantastic base for a family seeking to discover Hardy Country, Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast. This spacious and welcoming house includes a delightful annexe and is full of charm and original features including exposed beams, curved oak panelling and Purbeck flagstone floors.

The light and attractive lounge features plenty of seating and a wood burner set in a raised fireplace on a Purbeck stone hearth. There’s a cosy snug with curved walls, bench seats, a feature inglenook fireplace and an original meat-curing cupboard. You can share a family meal in the stylish dining room, with steps leading down into the fresh and equipped kitchen. The dining room leads through to the annexe which has a bright and appealing breakfast/utility room, two additional bedrooms with low ceilings and a bathroom. Outside, you can enjoy a meal or a morning coffee on the charming courtyard terrace. There are two pretty terraced lawns, reached via a few steps, with lovely hill views.

With Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole nearby (0.5 miles), you can explore the length of the Jurassic Coast, with highlights including Durdle Door, Man O’ War Beach (both 1.5 miles) and the Lulworth Estate’s Fossil Forest (0.5 miles). Further along are the beautiful beaches at Worbarrow (3 miles), Kimmeridge Bay (8.5 miles) and Ringstead Bay (11 miles). Inland, you can visit Lulworth Castle (2.5 miles), the Tank Museum (6.5 miles) and Monkey World (6 miles). The bustling town of Wareham (9 miles) has a variety of great places to eat and drink, or you could explore the market town of Dorchester (13 miles), famous for its connections with Thomas Hardy.

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

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

  • 3 bedrooms in main house – 1 double with 5’ bed, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 2 bedrooms in the cottage – 1 twin, 1 double with TV
  • 2 bathrooms in the main house - 1 bathroom with hand-held shower attachment, bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • 1 bathroom in the cottage with shower over bath and WC
  • Range oven, induction hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Fridge, freezer, dryer in the cottage
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • TV in snug
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Dining room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shops 100 metres and 0.5 miles. Pub 200 metres
  • Lulworth Cove 0.5 miles, Wareham 8 miles
  • Property comprises a main house and a cottage
  • Reduced rates are available for parties of 5 or less during off-peak periods - please call our Reservations team for prices

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 20th March 2020

Churchfield House is a very well equipped and comfortably furnished accommodation. It has been maintained to a high standard and provides plentiful space for a family or group in which to relax. It also has some lovely outside seating areas which are sheltered sun traps, ideal for a morning coffee even in March. It is well situated in the village aRead morend just a short walk to Lulworth Cove and a range of superb walks. Hide

Reviewed by T 16th August 2019

My family find it hard to find a good property for 7 people. This exceeded our expectations. Its quirkiness was fun. Not only did it provide beautiful and comfortable accommodation but extras that kept us all happy. We had a fantastic holiday in a beautiful home close to outstanding natural beauty. Thank you.

Reviewed by R 9th August 2019

Charming old cottage, very well located. Lots of character. Plenty of room for 8 adults. Would certainly use the cottage again.

Reviewed by H 26th July 2019

Great location ,perfect space for all or family . ...six adults, two children and two dogs. Well equipped , very clean really quirky. Beautifully kept . Cant wait to go again .

Reviewed by R 12th July 2019

A great house for a holiday with our extended family, really well equipped and in a fabulous setting.

Reviewed by Mrs S Wright 2nd January 2019

Beautiful, idillic cottage with plenty of space for the family. Fantastic for walking the cliffs or strolling down to the cove.

Reviewed by Miss D Chilcott 7th November 2018

Excellent cottage and surroundings, such a big house very welcoming and has everything you need. Would defiantly go back

Reviewed by Mr P Brown 23rd October 2018

We had a lovely short stay in this wonderful cottage. The cottage was warm, comfortable, spacious, clean and very well equipped. The owners have provided a luxurious rental property with every need considered and everything of good quality. The property feels loved and lived in with pictures and ornaments, games and DVDs left to enhance the experieRead morence. The welcome gifts we found on arrival were a lovely bonus. The location was perfect for the many attractions of this part of Dorset. It is a short walk to Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door. The village and surrrounding area is beautiful. The village has a pub around the corner and a convenience store (open every day) just a very short walk from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Mr N J Roberts 31st August 2018

Superbly located and beautifully presented, this charming period property has a plethora of features, nooks and crannies. There are also some interesting literary connections, with poet Rupert Brooke and fellow Neo-Pagans amongst the illuminati who have stayed here. Unreservedly recommended. Nigel Roberts, Travel Writer

Reviewed by Mrs M Underhill 31st August 2018

It was a lovely cottage lots of space and child friendly being able to close the drive gates so the children could play.

Reviewed by Mrs M Howells 15th August 2018

A Lovely period property perfect for a large family with older independent children or two families holidaying together. The perfect mix of period features & modern facilities, Churchfield house has it all. Big enough to have your own space yet full of charm & character, this house was everything we had hoped for.

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View of the historic property
Dine outside on those summer evenings
Cosy up next to the open fire
Exposed beams in the living area
Beautiful dining area
Cook up a feast in the well equipped kitchen
Cosy snug with curved walls
Well equipped annexe kitchen
Spacious twin bedroom
quirky double bedroom
Second twin bedroom
Show 4 moreBathroom with shower over bath


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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