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The cottage is set in a terrace on a no through lane
Light and airy lounge/dining room
Rustle up something to eat in the stylish, compact kitchen
Head upstairs to the king-size bedroom
Calming tones to help you get a good night's sleep
Contemporary bathroom on the first floor
Cosy double bedroom
Looking towards the front of this charming cottage
Pretty thatched porch
South-facing courtyard garden for admiring the views with a drink in hand
Admire the views from the enclosed courtyard towards Colmers Hill
Take a walk up to Colmers and take in the far reaching views
1 / 12  The cottage is set in a terrace on a no through lane
2 / 12  Light and airy lounge/dining room
3 / 12  Rustle up something to eat in the stylish, compact kitchen
4 / 12  Head upstairs to the king-size bedroom
5 / 12  Calming tones to help you get a good night's sleep
6 / 12  Contemporary bathroom on the first floor
7 / 12  Cosy double bedroom
8 / 12  Looking towards the front of this charming cottage
9 / 12  Pretty thatched porch
10 / 12  South-facing courtyard garden for admiring the views with a drink in hand
11 / 12  Admire the views from the enclosed courtyard towards Colmers Hill
12 / 12  Take a walk up to Colmers and take in the far reaching views

Shutes Farm Cottage

Symondsbury, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This charming listed cottage is tucked away in peaceful setting and is the perfect country retreat
  • Set on a no through lane in an idyllic village location, with easy access to an abundance of footpaths
  • Ideal for a quiet, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings and within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast
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 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
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Small freestanding freezer and washing machine located in the under stairs cupboard
  • TV and DVD
  • Towels included
  • Wi-Fi available for web browsing only
  • Enclosed 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

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tarun 20th August 2021

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Dont think we couldve asked for a more perfect experience to be honest! Tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished which was refreshing (so many other cottage owners decorate theirs like an old peoples home or from the 1970s, eeww). It had everything we needed. The beautiful village location was perfect too, for walks, from the holloway up ShutRead morees Lane, a hidden gem, to Thorncombe Beacon across field and down lanes, and beaches and the friendly Ilchester Arms. Hide

Reviewed by Darren 30th July 2021

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Lovely accommodation and spotlessly clean. Couldn't criticise anything. Lots to do in the local area.

Reviewed by Martin 16th July 2021

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Lovely cottage, nicely decorated, very clean. Fab location, with a lovely pub just down the road. Already stayed twice, looking forward to stay number 3. Also really liked the welcome pack - nice touch. The owners kept in touch which was nice too. Only wished I lived there myself!!

Reviewed by Julie 9th July 2021

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Shute's Farm Cottage is a fabulous place to stay. It is beautifully decorated and has everything you could need whilst on holiday. The garden is a real sun trap and there are excellent walks (both short and long) from the front door. This was out third visit and probably not our last!

Reviewed by Jane 2nd July 2021

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Lovely comfy cottage in pretty village with lovely walks all around. Close to the Symondsbury estate with its access to Colmer's Hill; not to mention cafe, shop and craft shops. Very peaceful yet so close to Bridport. Cottage very well equipped and tastefully decorated, with attractive flowers front and back. Obviously well cared for.

Reviewed by Christine 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 11th June 2021

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A beautiful cottage, very well cared for by the owners, in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Michelle 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by John 21st May 2021

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Excellent location and a well equipped, comfortable place to be in any weather conditions. The local pub and farm shop/cafe add to the convenience and charm of the village.

Reviewed by David 14th May 2021

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Very stylish cottage in lovely location. Walks from the door and pub just down the road. Perfect!

Reviewed by Jonathan 7th May 2021

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A fabulous cottage. The accommodation is first class and the setting idyllic for visiting this beautiful location in West Dorset. The owners are extremely welcoming and provide everything you need. Pets are welcome which is a bonus especially for dog owners exploring the vast number of walks on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Jonathan 12th April 2021

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Wonderful cottage, stylish yet comfortable for a short stay with the kids. Perfect location for stepping out for a walk into the country, Colmer's Hill and beyond or the short hop to Bridport, West Bay, and Eype. Thank you for a delightful stay.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th December 2020

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A fabulous cottage set in an idyllic location. We had wonderful walks around the Symondsbury Estate and the South Coast Path. It is a lovely walk into Bridport over Allington Hill where there is a good selection of independent shops and a market. It is only a short drive out to other villages in the area. The accommodation is excellent and the cottRead moreage is well equipped. The owners have made sure that the cottage wants for nothing. We are looking forward to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Alison 23rd October 2020

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We had a fantastic break. Pint of milk, tea , biscuits, cool drinks from the owner on arrival. The cottage was clean, comfortable and within distance of local walks, beaches, towns. Great staycation. 5 stars.

Reviewed by Linda 16th October 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect village location. Many walks on the doorstep and you don't have to drive to far to explore other villages on the coast. Definitely reccomend to those looking for a relaxing break

Reviewed by Joanna 9th October 2020

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The cottage provided everything we could have wanted in a holiday, both in location and comfort. It was equipped with everything we needed and there were lots of beautiful walks on the doorstep which our dog particularly enjoyed. Definitely one we would want to return to.

Reviewed by L 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jonathan 18th September 2020

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Beautifully presented cottage in a glorious location. Very comfortable and elegant.

Reviewed by Chris 11th September 2020

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A beautifully decorated cottage in a wonderful location. Well equipped & comfortably furnished. Ideal for a relaxing break. Parking could sometimes be a problem but overall a great holiday.

Reviewed by Karen 4th September 2020

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Lovely cottage right near a pub, gorgeous walks with our dog from the doorstep .

Reviewed by Clare 10th July 2020

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Beautiful and spotlessly clean cottage with the most comfortable beds! Little welcome gift left by the owners which was a lovely touch. Perfect location in the very pretty village of Symondsbury, a stones throw from The Ilchester Arms which serves great food and we frequented regularly! We had a wonderful stay and everyone you meet is so friendly -Read more would not hesitate to go back and already recommending friends. This is definitely a five star country classic!! Hide

Reviewed by Jill 4th July 2020

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First time I used this company, and would use them again. The cottage has everything you need, and suited me and my husband and our little dog, although I think it is rather small for 4 adults. It is situated in a lovely village and near to Bridport and the surrounding beaches. It is also ideal for a walking holiday.

Reviewed by Rob 28th February 2020

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Reviewed by Denise 20th December 2019

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Shutes farm cottage is a delightful, welcoming home from home. Situated in an idyllic little village and just a few hundred yards from the dog friendly Ilchester Arms, a busy and apparently thriving pub with separate restaurant, serving extremely good food. The cottage owner was extremely helpful and easy to contact when we left something behind afRead moreter leaving the cottage. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for somewhere to stay around the Bridport area. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 23rd November 2019

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Reviewed by Mary 8th November 2019

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Great little cottage and a perfect location for accessing this part of Dorset. Symondsbury has a surprisingly good range of facilities within walking distance! The owners made every effort to make us welcome and have done a superb job in refurbishing and furnishing the property. A real gem.

Reviewed by Jane 26th October 2019

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We absolutely loved our stay . The cottage is clean,tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The village very pretty and so peaceful but Bridport and West Bay only a few minutes in the car. The area is beautiful with lovely beaches and great walks all close by. Tbe village pub is at the bottom of the lane and does great food. Most of all we lovedRead more spending time relaxing in the beautiful cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Robert 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by Jenny 13th September 2019

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Other than the above minor issues accommodation great and location lovely. Great value, very clean and comfortable

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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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