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The Old Butchers

Burton Bradstock, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful thatched cottage dating back over 300 years, stylishly renovated whilst maintaining many of the beautiful original features
  • Spacious property  where you can enjoy al fresco dining on a warm summer’s evening in the south-facing garden
  • Perfect location for exploring the iconic Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path
Property code: DC212

This beautifully renovated thatched cottage, set in the chocolate box village of Burton Bradstock, is the perfect rural retreat for large groups looking for a slice of peace and tranquillity.

Dating back over 300 years and part of a row of pretty, thick-walled stone thatched cottages, this charming property has been lovingly converted to provide welcoming family accommodation in a picturesque Dorset village. Nestling in a side lane by the church, this former village butcher’s makes a lovely holiday getaway for up to eight guests looking to explore the local countryside and the stunning coast which is just half a mile away. Retaining original features, including exposed beams, stonework and flagstone floors, this attractive cottage offers comfort and style in beautiful surroundings.

Entering via the thatched porch, you will find a cosy and inviting snug with an inglenook stone fireplace and exposed beams. Exploring further, the light and peaceful lounge is perfect for relaxing in at the end of the day. There’s also a light and airy dining room with a feature stone wall and French doors leading out to the garden. The stylish kitchen is fully equipped for preparing your favourite meals. You can play darts, snooker or table tennis in the games room. Heading up the first floor, there are three beautiful bedrooms: a twin room and two doubles – one with an en-suite shower room. A very steep flight of cottage-style stairs leads you up to the second floor and a cosy beamed twin bedroom with a low ceiling. The charming south-facing back garden has a patio ideal for enjoying an al fresco meal. Four steps lead to the raised garden with a lawn, shrubs, flower beds and a palm tree.

The secluded and sandy Hive Beach (0.5 miles) is nearby, with West Bay (2 miles), Eype (4 miles) and Golden Cap (7 miles) all within easy reach. Popular local towns and villages include Lyme Regis (12.5 miles), Abbotsbury (7 miles) and Bridport (3 miles). This is a fantastic base for keen walkers, nature-lovers, cyclists and golfers.

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

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super-kings, 1 twin (with beds that can make a king-size bed upon request), 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with separate bath and shower, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 ground-floor shower room
  • Range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • 2 gas flame-effect wood burners
  • Smart TV
  • Speaker system
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • South-facing lawned garden and patio
  • Roadside parking outside the cottage (subject to availability)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Stairgates available
  • Shop and pub within 200 metres
  • Please note there is reduced headroom in the eaves of the second-floor twin bedroom
  • There are cottage-style steep stairs leading to the second-floor twin bedroom

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 Faye 27th December 2019

This house was perfection. We stayed as a family of 8, including children and we all had the best time. Games room was used alot and the decor of the home is beautiful. Debbie, the property manager was lovely and very helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend The Old Butchers to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful stRead moreay. Hide

Reviewed by C 20th December 2019

The Old Butchers is perfect in every way... we stayed Christmas week and came laden with our own decorations. No need. The house even had a Christmas tree. So much thought must have gone into equipping the house with everything you could wish for. Beds will give you the best night's sleep of your life. Excellent for families and couples who like thRead moreeir space. Location is superb. 10 minutes from the beach and the Hive Cafe (try the chowder.) And we've booked to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 26th November 2019

Brilliant lopcation, very quiet, fabulous cottage well equipped, beds are big, very comfortable with very good quality pillows and duvets. Showers very powerful. Great games room.

Reviewed by Steve 22nd November 2019

Fantastic cottage in idyllic village setting. Great friendly local pub and shop - and short stroll to the beach and coastal walks. Both we and the dog loved it

Reviewed by Sue 1st November 2019

What a beautiful cottage and super cozy! Equipped with everything we needed and even left treats for the dogs. Decor in the cottage is gorgeous and all very in keeping with the cottage and its name. Weather on our visit was shocking but no one minded because we spent the time playing the games that are supplied! Will be looking at coming back when Read morewe might be luckier with the weather to also enjoy the surrounding area. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 18th October 2019

This is a tastefully decorated, very thoughtfully stocked cottage. The owners have tried to second guess your needs and make you all welcome. The village is delightful with little streets lined with thatch cottages, very tasty food at the 3 horseshoes, a well stocked shop and playground/ walks practically on the doorstep and the beach a very short Read moredrive away. We explored the surrounding areas to satisfy 3 boys under 8 and will be returning for future holidays crabbing, fossil hunting and more Hide

Reviewed by E 23rd August 2019

The cottage was really lovely, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. A Great base for a family holiday.

Reviewed by Catherine 16th August 2019

The cottage is beautiful, it has been thoughtfully & tastefully decorated & has a lovely homely feel. We instantly felt comfortable there. The living areas & bedrooms are spacious, beds extremely comfy & the garden, although small is a perfect sun trap & very peaceful. Excellent location, the village of Burton Bradstock is beautiful.

Reviewed by A 2nd August 2019

A well furnished and equipped house/cottage in a delightful village an ideal place for a family holiday.

Reviewed by Louise 5th July 2019

Lovely holiday home in a peaceful village location. The house is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and brilliantly equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return!

Reviewed by M 28th June 2019

I highly recommended this cottage and location. The owners of the cottage had thought of everything so we didnt want for anything.

Reviewed by Alyson June 2019

100% recommend The Old Butchers . It was the best holiday home I have ever stayed in. There was everything you need and some very thoughtful extra touches ( such as milk in fridge and bread and butter with marmalade for breakfast. There was a sense that the owner really cared that there would be everything you need to enjoy your stay. Would love toRead more go again Hide

Reviewed by Mr M Ball 29th April 2019

The cottage was fantastic... The only disappointment was being able to get in at 3pm and having the cleaners sit outside of the property from 9.30 to make sure we left at 10am... A) this was too early - 12 would have been more reasonable and B) we felt under pressure... The house was perfect and we loved it...

Reviewed by Mrs H Colaco 18th April 2019

The Old Butchers is absolutely one of the loveliest properties weve ever stayed in. Its been beautifully decorated and furnished (was extremely clean and new!) and is equipped with everything you could possibly need (and more). The games room was a lovely surprise too. The village is a gem - everyone we met was so welcoming and helpful, and the beaRead morech (and restaurant/cafe) are glorious. We cant recommend it enough and plan to return next year! Hide

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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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