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Linden Lea Cottage

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

  • A delightful holiday cottage situated in a tranquil Dorset village ideally located for exploring the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path
  • Relax in the beautiful Dorset countryside and discover the glorious Purbeck Hills
  • Visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Ringstead Bay or enjoy day trips to Swanage, Weymouth or Poole


Property code: DC093

This idyllic detached 17th-century thatched cob cottage has been lovingly extended and adapted to offer superb accommodation for a family looking to enjoy West Dorset’s pretty countryside and coast.

This delightful 17th-century, Grade II-listed, thatched cottage is situated just half a mile from the beautiful white pebble beach of Lulworth Cove. Perfect for couples or small families who are looking for a relaxing seaside retreat, this quirky detached property boasts many original features. The local pub is just 200 metres away along with a seasonal shop, a gentle half-mile stroll.

The thatched porch takes you into an inviting beamed sitting room, with Purbeck stone flooring, a cosy wood burner and an original bread oven in the fireplace. A separate dining room with oak flooring provides the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or snack. The modern bathroom, with a shower over the bath, can also be found on this floor. Four steps lead up to the kitchen and breakfast room, with everything you need throughout your stay. A handy utility room also adjoins this area. Three steps lead from the lounge up to a comfortable double bedroom. A further three steps down and you will find the en-suite bathroom with a shower and low eaves. On the second floor, you’ll discover a twin bedroom with exposed beams and a lovely window seat. Watch out in the eaves here, too. To the rear, steps lead to a raised lawn with wonderful views over the surrounding hills. There is also off-road parking for one car.

Beach lovers and keen walkers are spoilt for choice here, with the stunning Jurassic coastline to explore. A two-mile walk from the cottage will take you to one of Dorset’s most iconic landmarks, Durdle Door. This natural limestone arch was formed by the sea eroding the rock and forging a hole through the middle. The pretty riverside town of Wareham, one of the few remaining Saxon walled towns in England, is also 8 miles away.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Dining room
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • Enclosed elevated garden area with seating, approached via steps and not suitable for the elderly or young children
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric included, central heating
  • Pub 200 metres, seasonal shop 0.5 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Adrian 15th February 2020

The cottage was very much a home we loved it

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd October 2019

A lovely little cottage in a very pretty village with easy walking/cycling access to the cove, Durdle Dor and local pub. Our 2 boys (11 and 9) loved it here and I wish we had bought our dog because she would have been welcome in all of the pubs and cafes locally!

Reviewed by Ann 27th September 2019

Quaint cottage near Lulworth Cove. Easy 10-15 min walk to the cove although it's a very busy road. Be aware there is an army camp on the doorstep we were disturbed by loud active gun fire on two days/nights.

Reviewed by Hazel 30th August 2019

The cottage was in a lovely location with a pub shop and beach within walking distance. The cottage was very clean with lots of character. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us.

Reviewed by Deborah 2nd August 2019

Charming thatched cottage, short walk to nearby pub, 10 minute walk to local shop, and 15 minute walk to the beach , whatever the brochures say! Lulworth Cove is stunning and the West Lulworth, it's village is very pretty. I would recommend this to an adult/teenage party but not those with babies and toddlers or those with limited mobility as thereRead more are limited pavements and narrow roads as this is an old village. Getting around with a push/wheelchair would be challenging. Hide

Reviewed by Elfriede 29th June 2019

A special, historical cottage in a boutique village within a magificent landscape, a short walk awai from a unique cove - we had a great holiday there.

Reviewed by T 31st May 2019

Great location but now tired and needs some TLC. No outside light so unable to use garden at night. Furniture in bedroom needs repairs, bed uncomfortable and lighting in bathroom not suitable at night.

Reviewed by Dr H Wain 26th February 2019

Lovely cottage, clean, cosy and well equipped, in a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Reviewed by Mrs H Churchyard 31st October 2018

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage when we finally gained entry. The locks were very difficult to operate. We had to grease both front and back. There were also other items that needed attention in the cottage. However the location is idealic and the cottage has been extended very sympathetically for the period and we found the quirky layout very Read moreappealing. Hide

Reviewed by Dr A Jewkes

Lovely traditional comfortable cottage. Well equipped. Quite a few steps up and down so probably not good for frail people or small children. Nice garden with morning sun. Quiet area but very close to a good pub and nice restaurants. Lulworth cove only 15 min walk.

Reviewed by Mr T Gregory

Perfect location well equipped and comfortable. This was our 4th visit in 3 years and wont be our last.

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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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