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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 mixing traditional and antique décor in keeping with the style of the property
  • Croquet lawn, covered pond and seating around fire pit for outside entertainment
  • Dog friendly – ideal to explore Lulworth Cove as a family and 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.

Boasting style, elegance, ambience and more, this property sleeping eight people is a fast-favourite. Only 0.5 miles from Lulworth Cove, it grants access to one of the most spectacular settings in the UK and a gorgeous base for rest and relaxation. A 19th century former vicarage, period features are combined with eclectic, tasteful furnishings and antiques for something extraordinary.

Step in through the impressive arched, oak front door and into the hallway. Here, you can shake off your layers and venture further inside. To really get a feel for the level of luxuriousness, go into the open-plan lounge/diner. With original archway, marble fireplace and exquisite furnishings, there is a regal lavishness and unique sense of identity. Take a pew in front of the fireplace or choose a window seat to take in views of the garden and countryside beyond. Later in the evening, the adjoining dining room with table is perfect for repasts en-famille. If you love cooking and baking, the large kitchen is both welcoming and well-equipped for your convenience. There is even a small breakfast table for a cuppa with your morning paper. Heading upstairs, you will find a second lounge with TV, as well as the master bedroom with a double and another double with en-suite bathroom. There is also a family bathroom with freestanding bath and walk-in shower. The second floor has a twin with beds, and a zip-and-link double. Outside, a pond, terrace, lawns and weaving paths entwine to create a fairy-tale summer.

For unparalleled natural beauty, a trip to Lulworth Cove as well as Durdle Door (1 mile) is a must. For a trip through time, visit Lulworth Castle (3 miles) and Corfe Castle (11.5 miles). A shop can be found 100 yards away, and a pub 200 yards.


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 doubles, 1 double (can be made up as a twin if requested, must be requested at the time of booking) 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.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 20th February 2020

Fantastic property in an amazing location on the Jurassic coast. Ideal for exploring all the region has to offer. The house itself is beautiful with tonnes of character. It's extremely well equipped and we arrived to a lovely present on the kitchen table for the first day. We were two families (kids 2 - 6) and the property was absolutely perfect. WRead moree'd highly recommend and look forward to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 22nd December 2019

It is a beautiful house in a great location and we would return as long as there were more comfy chairs !

Reviewed by V 7th October 2019

Our family party consisted of 6 adults and two children, aged 6 yrs and 3 yrs. The Old Vicarage is beautiful and has lots of beautiful artefacts and object d'art, but isn't really suitable for young children. We felt that the twin bedded room, on the 2nd floor, which is opposite a double room, was the obvious choice for the children as their parentRead mores could be in the double room opposite. To cross between the two rooms requires passing the un-gated top of the stairs. A potential night time hazard Hide

Reviewed by N 21st June 2019

Had a fabulous holiday! Beautiful and very comfortable accommodation, perfectly situated with amazing views. Local grocery shop, pub and cafe. Beach within walking distance and of course Durdle Door very close by. Various eateries and dog friendly places to visit. (Just be aware that infrequently there was the sound of gunfire from military ranges.Read more This was in the distance and our dog was completely unbothered by it). We would definitely book again. Hide

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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