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Santa Cruz

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached modern cottage, located in the heart of Lulworth Cove, a popular little village
  • Bring the dogs and let them enjoy the rolling countryside too as ideally situated for access to coastal path walks
  • Screened courtyard garden with BBQ for outdoor cooking and dining
Property code: DC135

This beautiful modern cottage is located in the heart of picturesque Lulworth Cove and boasts a tranquil outdoor dining space and access to coastal walks.

Set in the heart of the thriving village of Lulworth, this detached modern home is the perfect base for memorable holidays on the Dorset coast. Just half a mile from the front door lies the stunning beauty spot of Lulworth Cove where crystal-clear water meets a white pebble beach, offering safe swimming and fantastic rock-pooling. After a long day relaxing on the beach or walking the South West Coast Path, return to this modern cottage for a cosy evening beside the wood burner or a summer BBQ in the courtyard garden.

Inside, a spacious and open-plan lounge/diner is tastefully decorated in soft muted tones with a solid oak dining table at one end and a cosy lounge area at the other with a fully-stocked bookcase, a wood burner and a TV. Next door, a compact yet bright kitchen offers plenty of surface space for preparing delicious meals, which can be enjoyed at the breakfast bar overlooking the garden. Stepping outside, a sunny al fresco dining area backed by a colourful bank of wildflowers is a charming setting for summer BBQs. There is parking for three cars.

One of Dorset’s most famous landmarks, Lulworth Cove is an awe-inspiring sheltered bay that’s popular among many. From here, set out along the South West Coast Path to reach nearby Durdle Door (1.5 miles) and Ringstead Bay (5 miles) before a rewarding bite to eat a pub or cafe. The bustling seaside resort of Weymouth is just 14.5 miles away, offering a range of shops, eateries and activities together with a three-mile stretch of golden sandy beach.

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

  • Maximum 4 people occupancy
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • Reduced height in eaves in bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 family bathroom: bath and separate shower, WC, sink (downstairs) and 1 shower room: shower, WC and sink (upstairs)
  • 3 steps up into the property
  • Kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer and dishwasher
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Wood burner (logs included Oct-Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • TV with DVD
  • Courtyard with seating
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Local pub located 200 yards
  • Seasonal shop 100 yards
  • No smoking
  • Wi-Fi included

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 23rd December 2019

Super holiday cottage and great location. Good communication and helpful owners.

Reviewed by S 16th December 2019

Really enjoyed our stay thank you.

Reviewed by D 20th September 2019

Santa Cruz is a lovely cottage - within minutes of being unpacked we felt at home - it's so cosy and perfect for the relaxing break we wanted. The owner had even left a delicious home made cake to welcome us. It's in a great location for seeing the stunning Dorset coast. Our dogs Betty and Ralphie loved it too as the garden was enclosed and safe. WRead moree loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Anna 30th August 2019

Great location with much appreciated parking for two cars. A comfortable cottage, in a very quiet side street, with a small, secure, outside space.

Reviewed by A 9th August 2019

Great location, clean, good parking, fully equipped kitchen, good wifi.

Reviewed by Debra 5th July 2019

Overall Santa Cruz was a lovely cottage, good facilities and the owner had provided everything you could think of. It was plenty spacious for 4 people and being dog friendly was great. Its in a great location only a short walk from the beach and shops/cafes and pubs. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by M 21st June 2019

A very good location in the centre of the village.

Reviewed by Mrs D Munton 30th March 2019

Loved this cottage, ideal location, cosy and dog friendly

Reviewed by Mrs J Yeomans 6th March 2019

A very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Lovely stay.

Reviewed by Ms C Downend 18th November 2018

The cottage was great. It was clean welcoming and cosy. The location would have been perfect if it wasnt for the MOD firing range close by. We heard machine gun fire most week days as well as other large artillery fire. Thankfully our dog is not too sensitive to that kind of noise.

Reviewed by H Senior 7th November 2018

We thought the cottage was lovely.

Reviewed by Mr T Fitzgerald 31st August 2018

Cosy comfortable good location everything in cottage was well thought of to provide us with a relaxing break and the welcome goodies were most appreciated.

Reviewed by Mr B Richards 31st August 2018

Very comfortable. Spotlessly clean. Everything we needed was provided. Small garden (not used , it was March) would be adequate for better weather.

Reviewed by Mr E Talbot 31st August 2018

The cottage was warm and welcoming, The welcoming gift was a nice thought,and put a smile on every ones faces.A nice place to stay and doggy friendly.

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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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