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Linden Lea Cottage

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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
Thatched
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.

  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 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

Nicky Smith

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Graham 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Carole 3rd June 2022

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Delightful cottage, comfortable & well equipped. Ideally situated for Lulworth Cove & a couple of lovely pubs. Great location for exploring Dorset.

Reviewed by Alison 20th May 2022

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This is a lovely cottage in a peaceful location. We loved the quirkiness of the different levels and overall character of the property. We had one of the most relaxing holidays weve had in a long time and have already booked a return visit later this year. Lulworth Cove is a short 15 minute stroll and a great place to just relax and watch all the aRead morectivity on the beach and water. I would highly recommend this cottage. many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Maria 12th March 2022

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This wonderful cottage was the perfect base for the week. Lulworth was a 10 minute walk away and Durdle Door, the golden cap walk and Corfe castle all within a short drive/ walk. We will definitely be coming back!

Reviewed by David 5th March 2022

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Comfortable cottage in a good location. Plenty of internal steps to negotiate between the different levels- and it is an old building with limited headroom- circa 6 ft in the main lounge.

Reviewed by Kate 15th February 2022

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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, perfect for our family of 5: 2 tired adults, 2 moody teenagers and 1 energetic cocker spaniel. Lovely to stop using the car for a few days, and enjoy some amazing coastal walks in stormy but energizing weather, followed by some great local cooking at the nearby pub.

Reviewed by Sean 22nd December 2021

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This is a truly delightful pretty cottage in a picturesque village. Warm and cosy, clean and well equipped with a fabulous log burner which warmed the whole house. We spent Christmas there and were welcomed by a lovely tree in the living room. There were dog bowls for our lab! The staff at the pub down the road could not have been more friendly andRead more helpful. Wonderful walks and so many sights we will have to return. We would highly recommend this cottage. A pleasure to stay there. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 15th October 2021

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Great location, friendly pub nearby. Well equipped and cozy cottage, would stay again. Still lots to do and enjoy in October.

Reviewed by Mark 10th October 2021

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Reviewed by Lindsay 4th October 2021

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Lovely cottage; comfortable, inviting and well equipped. Beds are comfy, the kitchen well equipped and the lounge is cosy. Bathrooms are excellent, especially the en-suite with its rainfall shower. Nice garden area up some rather steep steps to catch the afternoon sunshine. Superb location just a 10 minute walk to the cove and walks to Durdle Door Read more& surrounding area. Thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Martin 10th September 2021

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a lovely little cottage in a perfect location. We would love to come back one day. Thanks.

Reviewed by Catherine 27th August 2021

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Beautiful cosy cottage in an ideal location to explore Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the Dorset Coast. Not far from Dorchester and Weymouth. Recommend a visit to Tyneham village, and Wareham. A very dog friendly area and perfect for our 7 & 10 year old. We had a lovely, much awaited, family holiday. Sad to leave but made some amazing memories to cRead moreherish forever. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 6th August 2021

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Spacious cottage in a fantastic location. Just a 20 minute walk to Lulworth cove and also taking steps and a short walk up a hill behind the cottage to the best sea views! The pub at the end of the road served good food at reasonable prices. Local shop stocked essential items but not a lot for cooking family meals. Cottage itself was comfortable anRead mored well equipped. Bathroom and ensuite were spotless and beautifully decorated. Small garden at rear with table and chairs...lovely views. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 23rd July 2021

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We loved our stay at the cottage - it was really comfortable and we had everything we needed. Location was fabulous and it was great to be able to get to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door without having to get in the car. Village location was lovely and quiet and we would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who is looking to slow down their pace for a fRead moreew days. Hide

Reviewed by brett 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 28th May 2021

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A perfect holiday cottage - well equipped; quality bedding, towels, etc.

Reviewed by Kathleen 14th May 2021

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This was a cosy, clean and comfortable cottage. We enjoyed our stay . The location was excellent. We look forward to a return visit

Reviewed by Carrie 30th October 2020

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Absolutely loved the cottage, really quirky and comfortable. Very well equipped. The enclosed garden was fantastic with the dog. 15 minutes walk to the cove and very well placed to tour the area.

Reviewed by Stephanie 23rd October 2020

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The cottage was beautiful & well maintained. It was nicely furnished & was really cozy, especially with the wood burner. The kitchen was well equipped & the utility room was a bonus! The bedrooms were good sizes with lovely and warm bedding (the double really is a double though so only 4ft 6in wide so very small and not particularly easy to sleep iRead moren & me and my husband are not particularly big). The location was a perfect base - about a mile down to lulworth cove. A great property!!! Hide

Reviewed by Bruce 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Jane 2nd October 2020

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Characterful and cosy..a few cobwebs and spiders..to be expected time of year..steps inside were not a problem all be it a little steep to the ensuite. Very warm and cosy with fantastic original features...

Reviewed by Paul 18th September 2020

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Great cottage, fantastic location, beautiful scenery, welcoming pubs and delicious ice cream. What is not to love ?!

Reviewed by John 4th September 2020

Reviewed by Chloe 7th August 2020

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Linden Lea is every bit and cosy and homely as it looks in the photos. We loved the higgledy piggledy layout. There was plenty of space for our family of 4, and we had everything we needed to make meals and relax in the cottage. The fireplace was a major feature and it was a shame we didnt get to use it because it was so hot the week that we stayedRead more. The beach and main restaurants etc are about a 15 minute walk away which was perfect as we liked being away from the crowds. Hide

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Location

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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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