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Shutes Farm Cottage

Symondsbury, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Listed stone cottage in peaceful location
  • Character charm and contemporary style in a fantastic home-from-home
  • Woodburner for cosy evenings in with loved ones
  • South-facing courtyard garden for admiring the views with a drink in hand
  • Local pub approx 200 metres
  • Explore West Bay and Bridport, both within 4 miles
Property code: DC216

This charming Grade II-listed stone cottage, with a magnificent backdrop of Colmers Hill, is perfect for a small family or group of friends looking to explore the Dorset coast and countryside.

With the magnificent backdrop of Colmers Hill, a famous landmark in the west of Dorset, and set within a row of pretty, thick-walled stone cottages, this two-bedroom Grade II-listed cottage provides a perfect peaceful getaway for four. Its location on a no-through road leading to a pathway which climbs the hill makes for a serene and tranquil environment. It’s ideally placed for exploring the surrounding countryside and coast, with the local pub just 200 metres away and parking for the property in the lane at the front.

This delightful stone cottage is beautifully furnished throughout and is a light and restful environment with great attention to detail and some elegant touches throughout. The lounge/diner has wooden flooring and a great wood burner to curl up in front of on chillier evenings. The kitchen is compact but stylish and complete with a butler’s sink. Upstairs are two appealing bedrooms, one king-size and one double, with a separate bathroom with a shower over the bath. Outside, the property has four stone steps up to the thatched porch and to the rear is a delightful south-facing courtyard garden with a patio, raised beds of shrubs and flowers, and outdoor furniture to enjoy a meal alfresco with views of Colmers Hill. Where better to spend a relaxing evening with a glass of wine?

The seaside resort of West Bay, made famous by the ITV drama Broadchurch, is just over 3.5 miles away and is home to a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, ice cream parlours and takeaway shops. Its iconic golden cliffs guard the shingle beach, which stretches 18 miles to the Isle of Portland in the east. Or visit the market town of Bridport just 1.5 miles away, offering a good selection of shopping and dining facilities, while the beautiful surrounding countryside is peppered with charming village pubs.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Small freestanding freezer located in the under stairs cupboard
  • TV 
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Wi-Fi available for web browsing only
  • Courtyard garden with seating
  • On-street parking on lane
  • 1 dog welcome 
  • Shop 400 metres, pub 200 metres
  • Beach within 4 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 3
  • Property accessed via 4 steps leading up to front door

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steven 7th June 2019

Very relaxing comfortable cottage. My wife loved all the traditional features such as the door handles , windows etc. Would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Warren May 2019

Gorgeous well equipped cottage, decorated and furnished with love and care. Lovely views and amazing dog walks we particulary liked venturing up to colmers hill via the holloways. Ilchester arms was a great local pub, staff so friendly with amazing food. Everywhere is dog friendly, we will miss it very much, but will be back. Thankyou Shutes Farm CRead moreottage. Hide

Reviewed by Shirley May 2019

Lovely decorated cottage in idyllic setting, great walks and friendly folk, local pub exceptional.

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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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