Take a trip to Abbotsbury and St Catherine's Chapel
Visit the iconic cliffs at West Bay
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Rose Cottage - Shipton Gorge

West Bay (2.5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish cottage with many character features and a pretty terraced garden with lovely views or relax by the cosy wood burner
  • Located in an idyllic West Dorset village, home to a traditional pub and the church of St Martin
  • Set off for a long walk through the surrounding countryside to the Jurassic Coast just a few miles away
Property code: 77419

This characterful cottage is within easy reach of Bridport and the Jurassic Coast, as well as being surrounded by wonderful countryside for long walks before settling down beside the wood burner.

Set in a terrace of historic properties, this traditional 200-year-old cottage is full of character and ideally placed for touring the charming local villages or exploring the beautiful Jurassic coastline. The nearby town of Bridport has a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as an eclectic range of boutiques selling antiques and vintage curios. Hive beach is the perfect place to take a stroll and admire the gorgeous coastline or Burton Bradstock is a lovely village with some wonderful pubs and cafes to enjoy. Head to West Bay and watch the boats bobbing in the harbour before clearing out the cobwebs on the beach, which is backed by striking cliffs. Lyme Regis is ideal for an afternoon spent browsing the charming cobbled streets.

Step from the roadside to the entrance door into this cottage. You are immediately struck by the character on offer, with beautiful original flagstone floors, original beams and stone work throughout the cottage. The characterful lounge is the ideal place to relax as it has a Smart TV/DVD and a stunning inglenook fireplace complete with wood burner, so why not put your favourite programme on and unwind, the comfy sofa can be converted into a double sofa bed to accommodate two additional guests. Set to the back of the cottage is the kitchen and dining room, which has an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The bathroom leads off from the hallway and has a shower over bath and WC and a utility cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer. From the lounge, a door leads to the winding cottage style stairs, which rise to the first floor. Here you will find a pretty king-size bedroom set to the front of the cottage with a Smart TV/DVD and a cosy twin bedroom overlooking the rear garden. A useful separate WC is positioned on the first floor. Due to the age of the property there are low doorways, areas of restricted head height and changes in level peppered throughout, which only adds to its character and charm.

Heading outside to the pretty enclosed terraced rear garden you will find steps leading up to numerous levels, firstly an enclosed lawn and then a lovely decked area with seating and views over the rooftops to the church and countryside beyond. Make use of the charcoal BBQ and enjoy a drink or meal outdoors. Roadside parking can be found to the front of the cottage for one car, with further space approximately 50m from the property, both subject to availability.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and gas central heating included
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 2 miles, shop 1.5 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge and king-size bedroom
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Sleeps 4+2 (double sofa bed in the lounge)

This property is personally managed by Chris.


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Reviewed by Paul 15th February 2020

A beautiful , quaint and cosy cottage. An ideal bolthole to get away from the stresses of life. Our favourite pastime was counting the tractors that went past the living room window which far outweighed the number of cars.

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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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