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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 within 400 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.

Situated on a no-through lane within a terrace of similar properties, this character cottage is in a peaceful location yet close to many of Dorset’s most popular sites. It benefits from a local pub and shop within 500 metres, while the popular resort of West Bay – the setting for TV’s Broadchurch – is just over 3.5 miles away. The quirky and artistic market town of Bridport is only 2 miles away and is a great destination for a leisurely wander around its interesting streets. Or head to Charmouth, 7 miles away, which is known for its fossil-hunting opportunities.

Climb the steps, past creeping cottage flowers, up to the charming thatched porch and step into the open-plan sitting/dining room – a lovely, light room with neutral decor and contemporary styling. Sink into one of the comfortable sofas, light the wood burner in the brick hearth and settle down to watch something good on the TV. When you’re feeling hungry, rustle up something to eat in the self-contained kitchen which is equipped with an oven, an electric hob, a microwave, a toaster, a kettle, a dishwasher and a fridge. There’s plenty of room to dine round the farmhouse-style table back in the sitting room. Climb the stairs up to the first-floor landing where you’ll discover the property’s two bedrooms – one king and one double – both decorated in soothing tones for a peaceful night’s sleep. They share a stylish bathroom with a shower over the bath.

At the rear of the cottage, you’ll find a delightful south-facing courtyard garden which is the perfect spot for a morning coffee or an al fresco dinner. There’s herbs, shrubs and flowers to admire, as well as the view towards Colmers Hill. Parking is available on the street outside the cottage.

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
  • Children over 3 years old welcome
  • Property accessed via 4 steps leading up to front door

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

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Location

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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