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The Old Pottery - Burton Bradstock

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

  • Grade II listed cute, cosy interior with neutral tones and cottage-style chic
  • Ideal accommodation for unwinding and using as a base for coastal walks
  • Peaceful coastal village location just 500 yards from the sea
Property code: DC178

A 17th-century former potter's studio, this coastal retreat is just the right size for a solo getaway or romantic escape for couples, offering privacy, cosiness galore and excellent location.

In the popular village of Burton Bradstock, this romantic bolthole for two benefits from the best of all worlds. Close to the sea (beach 500 yards) and with easy access to lots of great local conveniences (shop 100 yards, pub 300 yards), you can dip in and out of lively streets and tranquil spots as you please. A 17th-century, Grade II listed property, this former potter's studio is ideal for a solo getaway or couples' retreat.

Step inside the cottage and relax as the quintessential English country cottage vibes win you over. Gorgeously mixing rustic features with modern comforts, you can sink into one of the cosy armchairs and thumb through one of the books provided or flick on the TV for some light entertainment. When it's time to rustle up some food, this open-plan space has a fully self-catered, equipped kitchen area with fridge, oven and hob, as well as lots of useful mod cons. Upstairs, you will find the property’s bedroom. Benefiting from lots of natural light from large, curtained windows, you can wake up with the sunshine and start your day refreshed and ready. Also, upstairs is the bathroom. Here, there is a walk-in shower, WC and heated towel rail, so you can wrap yourself in a warm, fluffy embrace. Outside, feel free to make use of the shared courtyard garden and enjoy the outside seating with some nibbles and glass of something crisp.

So close to the coast, you can look forward to gently strolling down to Hive beach and perhaps enjoy a glass of something bubbly and a snack at the famed café. Further afield, West Bay is only 2 miles away and well worth a visit. Take a charter boat for a new perspective of the coast, or for inland adventures, head 7 miles to walk up Golden Cap and take in magnificent panoramas.


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

  • 1 bedroom: 1 double bed
  • 1 bathroom: 1 en-suite with WC and shower cubicle
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Next door to owner’s property
  • Central heating
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Smart TV
  • Books
  • Oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle
  • Shared garden
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop 100 yards
  • Pub 350 yards
  • Beach 500 yards
  • Regret no children

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Antonia 14th March 2020

The cottage was as, or better than, described. I knew it would be small, simply furnished and with no outside area apart from a small shared courtyard. But it was warm, cosy, comfortable and when I couldnt get the tv working the friendly proprietor sorted it out.

Reviewed by David 24th January 2020

I loved this cottage ,it was tiny inside but had all I needed. If like me you have always dreamt of a small thatched cottage by the sea for just two and a dog then this is it . The village is very pretty two good pubs that welcome dogs lots of walks around for our pooch and parking too .Owners very friendly . No sea view but just up the road right Read morenext to the cottage over the hill , there it was and it stretched for miles . It was cold very wet pouring with rain so didnt go far . Hide

Reviewed by Stewart 19th October 2019

A really nice property set in a beautiful village with all amenities village shop 2 pubs great walks

Reviewed by Robert 31st August 2019

Very small space not really indicated in the photos, could do with a deep clean and decent update. Owners very pleasant and fantastic location ideal for dog owners with great walks from the doorstep. It is what it is don't go here looking for luxury.

Reviewed by Kevin 17th August 2019

The cottage is in a fantastic location and was generally clean, however there was an inordinate amount of Cobwebs throughout, there was a unwashed grill pan in the cooker complete with fat and tin foil. The Kitchen accessories were OK but the cutlery was very dated and in my view not hygienic by design and needs replacing. The Mattress was extremelRead morey uncomfortable, you can feel the springs. Its a shame because it could be a really lovely property in a great location it just needs updating. Hide

Reviewed by P 3rd August 2019

Cosy dog friendly cottage in great location for walking and beaches. Well served by good pubs offering quality food and beer.

Reviewed by K 15th June 2019

For walking the Dorset Coast the property couldn't be better located: the coastal path is right outside the door. Property is small but had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Mr S Johnston 24th April 2019

Exactly as described provided us a comfortable base in the area

Reviewed by Mr R Laws 8th March 2019

The cottage ticked all the boxes so met all our needs for along weekend stay. We would stay there again as the area is excellent for walking and exploring.

Reviewed by Mrs J Oakley 27th September 2018

The cottage is very compact but had pretty much everything we needed. The location was perfect, a few steps onto the coastal path and in a gorgeous village with a well stocked convenience store almost opposite and two pubs serving excellent food - we had to book in both to get a table even in early and mid week which demonstrates how popular they Read moreare. The linen and towels were clean and fresh. Comfort-wise I would say 3/5 ; overall cleanliness I would say 3/5 ( was very dusty); facilities 4/5 (no dishwasher or washing machine but we ate out almost every night anyway and didn't need to wash clothes). Overall, ideally located for the coastal walks and the very nearby beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs D Skinner 31st August 2018

very comfortable stay , nice and cosy .

Reviewed by Mr S Tunstill 16th August 2018

Excellent location nice helpfull owners.

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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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