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Thatch End Cottage

Burton Bradstock, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful Grade II listed thatch cottage in a tranquil village just half a mile from the coast
  • An ideal base for walkers and cyclists to explore the Dorset World Heritage Coastline and the wonderful surrounding countryside
  • Local amenities of shops and pubs a short walk from the cottage
Property code: DC166

Set in a delightful rural location, this Grade II listed thatched cottage makes a wonderful holiday home for a couple or a small family wanting a tranquil country retreat within easy reach of the sea.

This beautifully-refurbished, Grade II-listed cottage is located in the peaceful village of Burton Bradstock. This charming two-bedroom property enjoys a quiet location at the end of a row of traditional stone-walled cottages, in a side street near the parish church. It retains many original features, including flagstone floors on the ground level. With the shop and pubs just 100 metres away, and the beach just half a mile, this home is perfect for couples or families looking for a relaxing, seaside holiday.

A cosy and welcoming sitting room awaits as you enter the cottage, with a Smart TV and wood burner-style electric fire. Chairs and a sofa offer the perfect spots to relax and put your feet up after a busy day of exploring. Settle down for something to eat in the small dining room, with window seat and antique court cupboard. The well-equipped galley kitchen, with granite worktops and ice-box fridge, leads through a low doorway into a handy utility area. The bathroom, with a shower over the bath, is also on the ground floor. Head upstairs and you’ll find a double bedroom with an en-suite, along with a single bedroom. Don’t forget to mind your head in the eaves! To the side of the cottage, a step leads up to a delightful stone walled garden with a lawn. There’s also parking for one car on the gravel drive.

Keen walkers will love exploring the countless trails to be found along the Jurassic coastline, as well as in the surrounding countryside. While staying here, though, be sure to visit some of the county’s popular towns. Bridport (3 miles) is a lively little place, famous for its many markets. A visit to West Bay and its harbour, which famously featured in the ITV series Broadchurch, is also a must.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite WC
  • Fridge with ice compartment, oven, microwave, washing machine
  • Dishwasher in utility
  • Smart TV
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared access to rear of neighbouring properties via back garden
  • Regret no dogs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric included
  • Central heating included
  • Shop and pubs within 100 metres
  • Beach 0.5 miles

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jonathan 3rd September 2021

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The cottage is cosy and very comfortable and recommended for a getaway. Located in a quiet spot in a very friendly village which has a couple of good pubs serving excellent food, particularly seafood. Lots of good walking in the area, only 15 minutes to the sea, and within easy reach of Weymouth one way and Lyme Regis the other - plus many places oRead moref interest in between. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 6th August 2021

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We had a wonderful holiday staying in the beautiful cottage, in the quaint village of Burton Bradstock. The location was perfect to visit all the local hotspots, but also had beautiful walks around the village, and a short walk to the beach. We found the cottage had everything we required to make our stay very comfortable. Our toddler loved runningRead more around in the garden. The neighbour was very friendly and helpful, which was very appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 30th July 2021

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Thatch End cottage was a cosy home from home. Village location in a quiet side street. Beautifully decorated & furnished with comfortable beds and seating. Lovely spacious garden to side of cottage with outdoor furniture. Based in a part of Dorset we know very well and convenient for amenities of Bridport, West Bay and easy route to Dorchester and Read moreWeymouth. Village footpaths meant less than 15 minutes to Burton Bradstock beach for evening strolls to see sunset. We would certainly book again. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by D 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Denise 25th June 2021

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Had the most wonderful stay at Thatch End Cottage. The location was lovely and quiet and everyone in the village was so friendly. It felt like a real home and had everything you could possibly need. Loved the more personal touches from the welcome basket to the fragrant hand soap. Would highly recommend and would love to schedule a return.

Reviewed by Katherine 18th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage and beautiful location.

Reviewed by S 14th May 2021

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Fourth time in this cottage - and lovely as ever. Great location, very clean comfortable cottage. We just love it!

Reviewed by Martina 30th April 2021

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The cottage was very cosy and comfortable - perfect for 2 people, even 3. The kitchen, too, had everything we needed. Very impressive to have an Alexa device in the living room at our beck and call and we had a lot of fun asking it all sorts of impossible questions, as well as music and radio requests. The lane is very quiet and the garden alongsidRead moree the lane invited us with its comfy chairs to stretch out in the sun after some all-day walks. A brilliant and relaxing holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 23rd April 2021

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A beautiful quaint thatched cottage that has been nicely decorated. The jewel in this cottage is the big garden you can enjoy sitting and relaxing in with a glass of wine in the sunshine (we had sunny days when we were there). It is a nice walk to the beach, going through the village and we also liked that the cottage was not on a main road and wasRead more therefore a quiet place to stay. We enjoyed our stay there and the locals are all very friendly too. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 30th October 2020

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A small warm and cosy cottage in a village and with parking, brilliant, our 5th visit.

Reviewed by Tamzin 16th October 2020

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Very comfortable cottage, with everything you could need for a short stay. The bathroom and living area are very small (photos are accurate) but well set out. Ideal for a 4-5 days stay. Location in village is brilliant but be aware there are limited amenities (eg supermarket) in the village, only emergency supplies at the post office and garage - nRead moreeed to drive to Bridport otherwise. Great location to join the coastal path however. Hide

Reviewed by Krystyna 11th September 2020

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The cottage is in a beautiful village close to coastal walks. It had a lovely garden where we could sit. The two local pubs would have been handy for an evening meal unfortunately were booked so we were only able to eat in one once. If you stay here book well in advance. For tall people like ourselves, the cottage was a bit of a tight fit with too Read moremuch furniture that was unnecessary, cluttering up the downstairs space. Hide

Reviewed by ROSINA 28th August 2020

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Our thatched cottage was small but so pretty and had everything we needed. The location was spot on in the beautiful village of Burton Bradstock, close to the beach and walking trails. Plenty of eating options nearby too.

Reviewed by Phillip 31st July 2020

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Stunning little cottage, everything you would want in our opinion, perfect holiday base in a beautiful location, 10 minutes Walk from the beach . We will be stopping here again definitely, what more of a recommendation could that be, not the cheapest but I guess you have to pay a premium for the location.

Reviewed by B 4th October 2019

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A very comfortable cottage with everything that is needed for an enjoyable holiday

Reviewed by Linda 20th September 2019

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Lovely clean cottage, very convenient for beach and walking.

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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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