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Linden Lea Cottage

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
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
  • Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast
  • Visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Ringstead Bay
  • Enjoy day trips to Swanage, Weymouth, Poole and Dorset
  • Relax in the beautiful Dorset countryside
  • Discover the glorious Purbeck Hills
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.

With Weymouth to the west (15 miles) and Swanage to the east (16.5 miles), the village of West Lulworth makes a perfect base for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset. There are plenty of walks to enjoy through the countryside and along the coast, with both Lulworth Cove, a famous spot for fossil hunting (1 mile), and the natural arch of Durdle Door nearby (1.5 miles). The magnificent Lulworth Castle is a little way inland (3 miles). This is a fantastic base for exploring the Jurassic Coast, with Ringstead Bay (11.5 miles) and Kimmeridge Bay (8.5 miles) offering wonderful views. A little further afield are the market town of Dorchester (13 miles) and the seaside resort of Bournemouth (22 miles).

Entering this picturesque Grade II listed cottage via the thatched porch you will find yourself in the charming and welcoming lounge. A lovely space to relax in, it offers plenty of comfortable seating, TV/DVD and a number of original features including exposed beams, a Purbeck stone floor and a traditional wood burner set in a stone fireplace. There’s also a light and inviting dining room. Four steps lead up from the lounge into the kitchen which is fully equipped with an oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. There’s also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. Three steps lead up from the lounge to the first bedroom, which is a cosy dual-aspect double room. Three steps lead down to the en-suite shower room with low eaves which is complete with a shower and WC. A further seven steps lead up to the second landing where you will find the twin bedroom, which features a window seat, exposed ceiling beams, a stone chimney and low eaves.

Steps lead from the path at the back of the cottage up to a raised lawn which has views over the hills and is fenced off from the steep slope above the path. Off-road parking is available for one car.

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
  • 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
  • Children over the age of 5 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

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 3rd October 2018

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. Quite area but very close to a good pub and nice restaurants. Lulworth cove only 15 min walk.

Reviewed by Mr T Gregory 30th September 2018

Perfect location well equipped and comfortable. This was our 4th visit in 3 tears 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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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