A warm welcome awaits
The front of the cottage
Enjoy the sunshine in the garden
Open plan kitchen diner living area
Traditional stable door
Plan the day ahead over breakfast
Cook your favourite meal in the well equipped kitchen
Master double
A quiet place to read a book
Family bathroom
The cosy twin room
Enjoy the garden
plenty of space to run around
The iconic cliffs of West Bay
Relax on the beach and enjoy the sunset at West Bay
A trip to Abbotsbury and St Catherines Chapel
1 / 16  A warm welcome awaits
2 / 16  The front of the cottage
3 / 16  Enjoy the sunshine in the garden
4 / 16  Open plan kitchen diner living area
5 / 16  Traditional stable door
6 / 16  Plan the day ahead over breakfast
7 / 16  Cook your favourite meal in the well equipped kitchen
8 / 16  Master double
9 / 16  A quiet place to read a book
10 / 16  Family bathroom
11 / 16  The cosy twin room
12 / 16  Enjoy the garden
13 / 16  plenty of space to run around
14 / 16  The iconic cliffs of West Bay
15 / 16  Relax on the beach and enjoy the sunset at West Bay
16 / 16  A trip to Abbotsbury and St Catherines Chapel

Threshers Cottage

West Bay (4.4mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of four beautiful cottages converted from an impressive Grade II listed stone barn with modern interior, oaken beams and original stone work
  • Located in a quiet rural spot on the edge of a village with stunning vistas of the open countryside stretching to Askerswell Down and Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast is 5 miles away
  • Lush lawn with summer house and space to play or relax
Property code: DC191

Situated at the edge of the quiet rural village of Askerswell, this 4-star accommodation is a well-equipped and relaxing retreat from the daily grind.

This Grade II-listed stone barn conversion occupies a peaceful position on the edge of a pretty Dorset village. Its open-plan layout, tasteful contemporary decor and large lawn garden make this a fantastic base for family holidays with the dog. Askerswell itself boasts a popular pub for refuelling after a long walk through the surrounding countryside, while the dramatic Jurassic coastline (4 miles) is lined with picturesque beaches and quaint seaside towns just waiting to be explored.

One of four cottages sympathetically converted from the original farm building, this property retains charming exposed beams, a stable door and original stonework. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is perfect for entertaining or spending time with family, with a Smart TV, Firestick, DVD player and Bluetooth sound system to keep all guests entertained. Upstairs are two beautifully-presented bedrooms, with original floor boards and reduced height in the eaves. Across the lane in front of the barn is an enclosed lawn garden with summerhouse and garden furniture, which offers plenty of space to burn off steam, dine alfresco and relax with family in the sunshine. There is ample shared parking.

Surrounded by glorious Dorset countryside, this property is ideal for enjoying long walks through Askerswell Down before tucking into a hearty meal at the local inn, half a mile away. The lively market town of Bridport is just 4 miles away, home to a host of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Head to the coast to visit the popular seaside towns of West Bay (5 miles), Seatown (8.5 miles), Lyme Regis (15 miles) and Weymouth (17 miles), relax on the sand, walk the coastal path or try your hand at coasteering, kayaking or abseiling.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom: with shower over bath (limited headroom) and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, toaster, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Dining table (extendable)
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system, Firestick and DVD player
  • Fibre broadband and Wi-Fi
  • Central heating
  • Summerhouse and loungers in garden across the lane
  • 1 dog welcome (downstairs only please)
  • Short breaks available all year round
  • Shops are 4 miles and the local pub is ½ mile away
  • Cot is available for families with small children and babies
  • Private off-road parking available

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 29th December 2019

The cottage was warm and comfortable with everything we needed for a winter break. It is situated in a tiny village with a friendly pub 10 minutes walk away. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

Reviewed by Robin 26th October 2019

We have just had a wonderful stay at Threshers. The property was extremely well equipped, well maintained, and spotlessly clean. We even had a phone call from the owner to check all was OK. It was a perfect base for exploring Dorset, set in a quiet village location, the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. We would definitely stay here again, anRead mored would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Dorset in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Kenneth 21st October 2019

We booked Threshers Cottage for a three night break over half term. It is very well located just off the A35, and therefore with very easy access to all the places we wanted to visit. Even though it is close to a main road, you would not have known. It is well equipped and comfortable. Well recommended

Reviewed by John 4th October 2019

Clean, quiet, comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Would visit again.

Reviewed by Vivienne 7th September 2019

Quaint small cottage in a beautiful village, well located for exploring West Dorset. Kitchen well equipped and open plan living area ideal. Jaemie was very helpful and friendly, and the owner called to welcome us too. Unfortunately let down by a few factors - the floorboards upstairs creak badly, so that moving around at night was near impossible (Read morenot great with small kids). The mattress in the main bedroom was uncomfortable. Shower space was cramped due to low ceiling and sloped roof. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 31st August 2019

Lovely cottage with plenty of space. We had a 1 year old so it was great having the high chair and the travel cot. Private garden was spacious and had plenty of tables and chairs if you want to eat outside - but be aware you have to walk across the road to it. Kitchen well equipped too. Shower is in the bath, and theres not a lot of height due to sRead moreloping ceiling. Lovely welcome call from owner, and bottle of Prosecco upon arrival. Village delightful & a walk to Spyway Inn highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 2nd August 2019

Lovely cosy cottage, very comfortable & all kitchen equipment & towels etc very high quality. Spotlessly clean too & had everything you needed & more!

Reviewed by Karen 26th July 2019

This was a lovely cottage in a very pretty village. We visited with our teenage daughter and we all loved it. Great location on the edge of the village with good walks nearby, super local pub and a sizeable garden just across the road. The cottage itself was very well-equipped - including good WiFi and a great selection of board games. Thoroughly rRead moreecommended. Hide

Reviewed by John 5th July 2019

A homely cottage in a quiet village location. A very well appointed and well equipped spacious kitchen area. A well organised and thorough information folder, including places to visit. Local maps and walk books. Excellent wifi. Lovely garden across the road, including a summerhouse with garden furniture and games which is solely for the use of thiRead mores cottage. Dedicated parking area shared between 4 cottages, we had two cars with us & always had ample room for them. Owner and housekeeper helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Ms B Roberts 27th April 2019

The cottage is small but perfectly formed! The kitchen is very well equipped and the bedrooms are comfortable. The garden is nice and a good size, with Swingball and plenty of outdoor furniture.

Reviewed by Prof P Du Gay 4th March 2019

This was the fourth time we have stayed at Threshers. It's a cosy, well kept and very comfortable cottage in the beautiful village of Askerswell. The owner, Peter, makes a point of checking in with his guests to ensure all is in good order, as it inevitably is. You won't regret staying here.

Reviewed by Mrs S Shean 19th September 2018

We couldn't fault the cottage. It had everything you could want and very clear instructions about appliances, waste collection etc. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Mr Paul Bonnet 31st August 2018

It was in a beautiful condition and in a wonderful village.

Reviewed by Mrs A Gilbert 31st August 2018

Threshers is in excellent condition, and has all the facilities you need for an lovely stay. The owner and housekeeper both called to check we had everything we needed which was very thoughtful. We would definitely stay again!

Reviewed by Mr J Parker 31st August 2018

Everything was great. There is a problem with the WIFI there and it was not working which was not ideal but it did not spoil our holiday and the owner was very communicative & keen to help sort the problem (but couldn't!).

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A warm welcome awaits
The front of the cottage
Enjoy the sunshine in the garden
Open plan kitchen diner living area
Traditional stable door
Plan the day ahead over breakfast
Cook your favourite meal in the well equipped kitchen
Master double
A quiet place to read a book
Family bathroom
The cosy twin room
Show 4 moreEnjoy the garden


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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