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The Old Vicarage - West Lulworth

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning former vicarage built in 1870 of local Purbeck stone
  • Eclectic decor mixing traditional and antique in keeping with the style of the property
  • Croquet lawn, covered pond and seating around fire pit for outside entertainment
  • Gorgeous period features including Norman arch windows and vaulted ceilings
  • Dog friendly – ideal to explore Lulworth Cove as a family
  • Beautiful views of the surrounding village and extensive countryside
Property code: DC182

Wonderful former vicarage with rustic look and feel, large rooms, a host of period features and stunning grounds with croquet lawn, pond and a fire pit seating area.

This property is located in the picturesque Lulworth Cove which is a quaint country village with local amenities. It is a fantastic base to explore the local area including historic 16th-century Lulworth Castle and its small children’s animal farm and the iconic Durdle Door - a limestone arch on a stretch of shingle beach where you can sunbathe or swim in the clear waters.

The heavy oak front door leads into a tiled hall with a cloakroom. On arrival you will encounter the kitchen with its feature fireplace, tiled floor and door to the garden. The kitchen comes equipped with an oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer and dishwasher. The drawing room has some of the best period features including historic Norman arch and window seat and stone mullion windows. The views from this property are outstanding and extend throughout the vicarage. A beautiful marble fireplace and open fire make this room cosy and elegant. There is also a utility room on this level with a tumble dryer inside. A period staircase with high ceiling leads up to the first floor where there are two bedrooms (one en-suite), a separate family bathroom and additional wet room. A more modern sitting room is here on the first floor with TV and comfortable furniture for relaxation. The second floor, set into the eaves, houses two further bedrooms. The property has low door frames and reduced ceiling height in eaves.

The outside area of this property is vast with many exquisite features. From the wrought iron gates to the property and the drive lined with box hedging and mature shrubs ensuring privacy for those using the property to the raised terrace which runs around the side of the building to the rear. From the terrace, there are eight steps down to the croquet lawn where you can partake in a game or two, and also a covered pond. For those wishing to dine outside, there is a comfortable seating area around the fire pit where you can enjoy food and drinks under the stars.


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 - 3 doubles and 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with WC; 1 wet room shower room,1 en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with tumble dryer
  • Open fire (logs/coal included Oct – Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • TV in first floor lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating
  • Garden with seating
  • Ample off road parking
  • 2 dogs allowed
  • Shop and pub under 0.5 miles


This property is personally managed by Chris.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs S Smith 18th March 2019

The house was lovely. There was everything we needed. It was well equipped and oozed charm.

Reviewed by Ms J Fairhead 10th January 2019

Super house and location, living areas a treat.

Reviewed by Ms M Durban 16th November 2018

Beautiful four bedroom house. I should have read the description more closely as the third bathroom is on the ground floor, and is actually a shower in a utility area, attached to the downstairs toilet. That is my only negative. The configuration of the house makes it more suited to a family rather than three couples. The house is in a wonderful pRead moreosition, a short walk from Lulworth, which offers some great restaurants. Hide

Reviewed by Mr D Watts 3rd October 2018

Amazing house very clean.Had all the amenities you could wish for.Will definitely be stayingagain

Reviewed by Ms C Baxandall 31st August 2018

Spacious rooms, elegantly furnished with a definite nod to the Victorians, but very comfortable. Kitchen modern and well-equipped, more than enough crockery and cutlery, nice big fridge freezer too. Really gorgeous garden and views. A really special house, decorated with great taste and perfect for our stay

Reviewed by Mrs C Mcmahon 31st August 2018

Lovely large cottage, perfect for large family groups. The cottage is very well equipped and ideally located for walking into Lulworth Cove and exploring further.

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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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