View upon arrival of this homely retreat
Cosy up beside the wood burner after a long day exploring Dorset
Contemporary open plan living dining space
Plan your day of adventures around the table
Ample space for the whole family
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Keen cooks will be in their element
A good nights sleep assured
Warm and welcoming bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over bath
Twin bedroom with rollaway bed
Pretty grass terraces
Set amongst beautiful gardens
An idyllic base for exploration and relaxation
Why not dine alfresco
1 / 15  View upon arrival of this homely retreat
2 / 15  Cosy up beside the wood burner after a long day exploring Dorset
3 / 15  Contemporary open plan living dining space
4 / 15  Plan your day of adventures around the table
5 / 15  Ample space for the whole family
6 / 15  Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
7 / 15  Keen cooks will be in their element
8 / 15  A good nights sleep assured
9 / 15  Warm and welcoming bedroom
10 / 15  Family bathroom with shower over bath
11 / 15  Twin bedroom with rollaway bed
12 / 15  Pretty grass terraces
13 / 15  Set amongst beautiful gardens
14 / 15  An idyllic base for exploration and relaxation
15 / 15  Why not dine alfresco

East Court

Shipton Gorge, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Homely retreat sleeping up to six people
  • Traditional style exteriors with stone facade
  • Spacious and inviting interiors, oozing charm
  • An idyllic base for exploration and relaxation
  • Home to a cute doghouse for your pups
  • Only 2 miles from the beach


Property code: DC048

Located in the picturesque Shipton Gorge village, this delightful cottage is the perfect home-from-home for families and groups of friends to enjoy an unforgettable holiday.

In a peaceful valley with countryside views, this semi-detached stone cottage sleeps up to six in the village of Shipton Gorge. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottage is less than 2.5 miles from the beach and 3 miles from Bridport, making it the perfect base for exploring this lovely part of the country.

Inside, the accommodation blends charming features like beamed ceilings and a wood burner with light and neutral decor, illuminated by large windows. The open-plan sitting/dining room has room for everyone; snuggle up in front of the fire or sit around the dining table to enjoy a meal all together overlooking the terrace. The kitchen has everything you need from a home-from-home, while there’s also a handy downstairs cloakroom and a book-lined hallway providing inspiration for your holiday reading list. Climb the stairs to discover three bedrooms: a king-size bedroom, a double bedroom and a twin room with a rollaway bed. All share the family bathroom with a shower over the bath. Outside, there’s plenty of opportunities to make the most of the fresh country air; choose from the grassy terrace, the bird-filled copse or the large gravelled courtyard with a BBQ. There is also parking at the property for two cars.

Bridport, is 3 miles from the property, is a must-visit for shopaholics, with its popular markets and arts sector. Kids will love Abbotsbury Swannery (9 miles), home to 600 Mute swans and a maze made of willow in the shape of a swan, and Abbotsbury Children’s Farm (8 miles) where you can groom the ponies, pet the donkeys and bottle-feed baby goats. Less than 2.5 miles away is the secluded and sandy Hive Beach, where you can swim, sunbathe and sandcastle-build to your heart’s content.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king, 1 double, 1 twin with rollaway bed
  • 1 bathrooms - 1 downstairs WC; 1 upstairs bathroom with bath with shower overhead, WC
  • Oven and electric hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Gas central heating
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Wi-Fi available
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Washing machine
  • Garden with seating
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Pub within 500 metres

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by P 24th August 2019

The cottage was immaculate on arrival and had pretty much everything needed for that "home from home" feeling. It was also much more spacious than it appeared in the photos and my wife and I, plus two kids and our dog had plenty of room. Shipton Gorge is very pretty, but there are no shops, although the pub (the New Inn) was just a few minutes walkRead more and provided excellent food and drink. It was a great base from which to explore the gorgeous Dorset countryside. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Janet 17th August 2019

Lovely well equipped cottage. Very comfy. Excellent wifi. Thoughtful extras. Good for touring around. Lovely local beach at Hive.

Reviewed by S 10th August 2019

East court is in a lovely Dorset village. Near the sea and countryside the lovely hive beach is not far away. The cottage is very clean and cosy. The kitchen is well equipped and the decor is pleasing. We had a lovely week here.

Reviewed by Julie 22nd June 2019

This cottage is perfect for a cosy retreat. It is well equipped with every eventuality covered. We took our two yorkshire terriers who struggled a bit with the stone chips that got hot for their feet but once up the steps to the garden there is plenty of grass and a fantastic view of the church. You have countryside walks and the coast is just 10 mRead moreinutes away. Will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Mr S Holdsworth 25th April 2019

The cottage was immaculately clean and very well equipped. Location was very peaceful.

Reviewed by Mrs C Stone 7th January 2019

It was a lovely cottage in a fantastic location. We had everything we needed to enjoy our stay with our 3 children and dog. The housekeeper, Nancy, was fantastic and even put up a Christmas tree for our stay.

Reviewed by Mrs J Slater 16th November 2018

It is a lovely welcoming cottage the only thing that lets it down is the shower, it seems difficult to achieve an comfortable temperature and the flow is rather weak. This would not however deter our family from visiting again.

Reviewed by Mrs S Williams 31st August 2018

Everything was perfect,clean and everything we needed was there,perfect Beautiful cottage ,ideal for my dog too

Reviewed by Mr R Cross 31st August 2018

The cottage was everything that it said it was on the website. All amenities were there for our use. Lovely quiet village. Not too far from both shops and beach

Reviewed by Mrs K Moseley 31st August 2018

Spacious living room/dining room, good size kitchen. Main bedroom really big and the other 2 rooms smaller but fine. Garage very useful for keeping wellies and dog towels away from the house and very handy to have a chest freezer and an extra fridge out there too. Heating fine and lovely and cosy with the log burner. Great to have parking for 2 caRead morers. Hide

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View upon arrival of this homely retreat
Cosy up beside the wood burner after a long day exploring Dorset
Contemporary open plan living dining space
Plan your day of adventures around the table
Ample space for the whole family
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Keen cooks will be in their element
A good nights sleep assured
Warm and welcoming bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over bath
Twin bedroom with rollaway bed
Show 3 morePretty grass terraces


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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