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Looking towards the front of the charming thatched cottage
Charming lounge/dining room with beamed ceiling and pretty window seat
Delightful lounge with an abundance of original features
Step into the welcoming and characterful lounge/dining room
Relax by the cosy wood burner set in the original inglenook fireplace
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Plan your days out exploring the region while having breakfast
Kitchen with door leading out to the enclosed garden
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Take the cottage style stairs to the first floor bedrooms
Head up to the light and airy double bedroom
Charming double bedroom with reduced headroom due to the eaves
Pretty double bedroom
Delightful single bedroom overlooking the rear garden
Bedroom detail
The character continues with the original chimney breast being visible in the bedroom
Bathroom with shower over the bath on the ground floor
Ground floor bathroom
Looking towards the rear of the cottage from the raised garden
Take the steps up to the multi level enclosed garden
Head up to the raised decked area with seating
Tranquil enclosed garden
Seating area in the garden
Perfect spot for al fresco meals and drinks at the top of the garden
A characterful entrance to the cottage gives a warm welcome
Visit the village pub opposite
Explore the Jurassic coastline from nearby West Bay beach
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
Explore the Georgian streets of nearby Bridport
1 / 29  Looking towards the front of the charming thatched cottage
2 / 29  Charming lounge/dining room with beamed ceiling and pretty window seat
3 / 29  Delightful lounge with an abundance of original features
4 / 29  Step into the welcoming and characterful lounge/dining room
5 / 29  Relax by the cosy wood burner set in the original inglenook fireplace
6 / 29  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
7 / 29  Plan your days out exploring the region while having breakfast
8 / 29  Kitchen with door leading out to the enclosed garden
9 / 29  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
10 / 29  Take the cottage style stairs to the first floor bedrooms
11 / 29  Head up to the light and airy double bedroom
12 / 29  Charming double bedroom with reduced headroom due to the eaves
13 / 29  Pretty double bedroom
14 / 29  Delightful single bedroom overlooking the rear garden
15 / 29  Bedroom detail
16 / 29  The character continues with the original chimney breast being visible in the bedroom
17 / 29  Bathroom with shower over the bath on the ground floor
18 / 29  Ground floor bathroom
19 / 29  Looking towards the rear of the cottage from the raised garden
20 / 29  Take the steps up to the multi level enclosed garden
21 / 29  Head up to the raised decked area with seating
22 / 29  Tranquil enclosed garden
23 / 29  Seating area in the garden
24 / 29  Perfect spot for al fresco meals and drinks at the top of the garden
25 / 29  A characterful entrance to the cottage gives a warm welcome
26 / 29  Visit the village pub opposite
27 / 29  Explore the Jurassic coastline from nearby West Bay beach
28 / 29  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
29 / 29  Explore the Georgian streets of nearby Bridport

Libra Cottage

Bridport (2mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming Grade II listed cottage set in the heart of a beautiful rural Dorset village
  • A cosy getaway surrounded by rolling countryside and scenic walks
  • Within easy reach of the stunning Jurassic Coast which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Property code: 76433

Steeped in history, this character cottage is within easy reach of the stunning Jurassic Coast and the vibrant town of Bridport, or why not simply relax beside the fire before visiting the village pub

Retreat to this gorgeous cottage, which dates back to the 18th century and sits at the heart of the village of Loders, 2 miles from Bridport. Light the wood burner for cosy nights in or soak up the sunshine in the delightful, terraced garden. Head out from the stone property, which sleeps up to three guests, to explore the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - walk along the striking Jurassic Coast and spend summer days on the beach. Bring one four-legged friend with you if you wish.

Take two steps up into this pretty terraced home to find yourself in the hall; then another step up to feel the warm embrace of the character-filled lounge. Stoke the wood burner in the stone inglenook fireplace and watch a film on the Smart TV, before preparing something tasty with fresh produce from the market in Bridport in your kitchen at the back of the cottage - dining together at the table. Find your family bathroom and WC also at ground-floor level. Due to the age of the property, there are changes in level peppered throughout. As night falls, climb the winding cottage-style staircase up to your two charming bedrooms with their vaulted ceilings and low beams. On warm days, carry breakfast, lunch or dinner up the steps to the seating area at the top of the garden or simply relax with a cup of tea after a long country walk.

Head just over 3.5 miles to spectacular West Bay with its two beautiful beaches: picnic on East Beach against the backdrop of the sandstone cliffs or paddle in the quieter cove of West Beach. Walk along the harbour's Jurassic Pier with an ice cream or pull on your hiking boots and climb the coast path to the top of the cliffs. Visit bustling Bridport for an array of independent shops, restaurants and different markets selling everything from delicious local produce to antiques.

  • Maximum occupancy is 3
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Regret no children under 2 and no babes in arms
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome (further by arrangement)
  • Beach 3.5 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Regret strictly no smoking, candles or BBQ's in close proximity to the cottage due to the thatch
  • Storage for bikes available in the rear garden (access through the cottage)
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 5th August 2022

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The cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable. We loved the terraced garden and the nice touch of leaving us cakes!

Reviewed by Gillian 22nd July 2022

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Super thatched cottage Everything you could for a relaxing holiday very quite area But not far from local amenities. Pub just across the road

Reviewed by Gerald 1st July 2022

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Beautiful authentic cottage with all you would need for a home away from home getaway. Great garden for sitting in the sun or even staring at the stars at night. Wonderful location, countryside village feel to it but only ten minutes drive to Bridport. Lots of walks in the village and surrounding area, great for dogs. Excellent for exploring DorsetRead more and East Devon. Fantastic friendly pub literally across the road with good food and drink. The Crown Inn in nearby Uploaders also very good. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 24th June 2022

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lovely characterful cottage

Reviewed by Jane 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Allison 3rd May 2022

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A charming cosy cottage with lots of character. Very comfortable. We loved it. The enclosed garden was perfect for our little dog. Absolutely everything you could need was provided, plus some thoughtful extras. Lovely area and everyone was very friendly. Parking was right outside the front door. Lots of lovely beaches for dog walks. Our favourite wRead moreas Hive Beach which also has a cafe serving delicious food. We had a much needed relaxing break. Hope to return as lots more to explore. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 15th April 2022

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Delightful cottage in lovely location. Clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the treats left for us on arrival , thank you.

Reviewed by Barbara 1st April 2022

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A real "country cottage", comfortable and well-equipped and set in a very pretty village in a great location for visiting many attractions on the Dorset coast. Great walks from the front door. Nice welcoming touches from the owners were much appreciated.

Reviewed by Glyniss 20th February 2022

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A beautiful cottage in an ideal location. The owners 'special touches' were very welcome... I would recommend

Reviewed by Dawn 13th February 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We loved Dorset and the cottage was perfect for us for a base regardless of the weather we were cosy and warm.

Reviewed by Alison 7th February 2022

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Reviewed by Tony 13th January 2022

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Lovely cottage in quiet friendly village. Pub close at hand. Wonderful walks and Bridport on the doorstep. 5*

Reviewed by Trish 29th November 2021

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Lovely cosy cottage set in a beautiful location. We didn't have enough time to explore the area fully, we shall take a longer holiday next time.

Reviewed by Yasmin 8th October 2021

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Libra Cottage is in an idyllic village setting not far from Bridport yet still has the feel of being in the quiet countryside with hardly any noise from passing traffic or the usual hectic in a town. We loved being in the Grade II listed cottage which has been sensitively modernised to allow for 21st century comfort while maintaining a respect for Read moreits original features. The garden is bathed in sun all day, so perfect for eating al fresco or relaxing in. Libra Cottage is a real gem. Hide

Reviewed by Monica 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Darrell 27th August 2021

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Lovely cottage and that exactly fits the bill as a country cottage. Well equipped and clean with a great secluded garden. Great walks with the dog in the surrounding countryside. The Loders Arms opposite is a nice addition which was friendly and provided great food and ale. Slightly further out is The Crown Inn at Uploaders which is equally as goodRead more. We will happily go back. Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 20th August 2021

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The cottage is beautiful,it had everything we needed for the week and was very comfortable....Lovely welcoming gift of cake and flowers plus some doggie treats....A great base to get around Dorset an see the sights..

Reviewed by Jon 30th July 2021

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A stunning, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. A family friendly pub over the road, lots of nice walks on the doorstep. So much to see and do within a 30 mile radius all makes for a perfect holiday!

Reviewed by Claire 23rd July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful little village

Reviewed by Brian 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Martyn 18th June 2021

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Fantastic cosy cottage in a great location for visiting the Dorset coast and its attractions, perfect for rambling and dog walking accessing the many walks and bridle paths. The cottage had all the amenities and facilities we needed for the perfect week and was clean and in great decorative order and retained all the charm of a 18th century cottageRead more. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 14th June 2021

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Nice quiet location. The garden is a real sun trap. Would return

Reviewed by Ste 11th June 2021

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Libra cottage in Loders is a gem of a spot on the burbs of Bridport no image does it justice . The owners are amazing and the Cottage has all you need with a superb garden great sun trap later in day . Lovely walks and views nearby , only regret too short a stay .

Reviewed by Graham 7th May 2021

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Very comprehensively equipped charming cottage-we enjoyed our stay immensely

Reviewed by Anita 30th April 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at Libra Cottage. It was cosy and comfortable with beautiful walks on the doorstep. We are hoping to book again!

Reviewed by Roger 16th April 2021

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Comfortable little cottage in a very quiet, but beautiful village. Lots of walks straight from the front door. Everything you need in a holiday cottage was provided. Shops only 5 minutes drive away. Pub opposite was still shut for lockdown so no eating out this visit. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Alice 12th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage, great location close to the coast and lovely countryside.

Reviewed by Sandra 23rd December 2020

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Beautiful cottage. Had everything you could need. Very clean and tidy and warm and cosy There was a bottle of champagne and a hamper on arrival which even had gifts for our dog. It was also wonderfully decorated for Christmas too,Such a lovely touch. Would highly recommend this cottage,

Reviewed by Colin 30th October 2020

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We all had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage.Our dog loved the wood burner.It was very clean and had milk,coffee,,t bags,flowers and cakes all waiting for us.Thank you again x

Reviewed by Peter 9th October 2020

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The cottage and its location very much enjoyed. The cottage delivered the character hoped for, even if the stairs need to be carefully negotiated. Surprisingly well equipped and furnished, given the situation this year. Lovely to sit outside, in sunshine, in mid-October. Great walks from the doorstep - always a plus. The pub in Nettlecombe delivereRead mored a great Sunday roast. The owner's flexibility was appreciated when a date change was necessary (not because of Covid-19!). Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 26th September 2020

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Very clean cottage in a pretty location

Reviewed by Anne 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Matthew 28th August 2020

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A gorgeous cottage full of character in a beautiful village - with a lovely pub right opposite. We had such a lovely time, preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen and enjoying the log burner in the cool evenings. The children loved the multi level garden.

Reviewed by Catherine 21st August 2020

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A lovely cosy cottage. Everything you need for your holiday. Very clean which is so important in these times! Our daughter loved her bedroom and the window seat. The pub opposite was very pleasant and not at all noisy. We loved our stay there.

Reviewed by Jef 14th August 2020

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Looking towards the front of the charming thatched cottage
Charming lounge/dining room with beamed ceiling and pretty window seat
Delightful lounge with an abundance of original features
Step into the welcoming and characterful lounge/dining room
Relax by the cosy wood burner set in the original inglenook fireplace
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Plan your days out exploring the region while having breakfast
Kitchen with door leading out to the enclosed garden
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Take the cottage style stairs to the first floor bedrooms
Head up to the light and airy double bedroom
Show 17 moreCharming double bedroom with reduced headroom due to the eaves

Location

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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.

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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