The Guardhouse is the stone semi-detached cottage in the top right of the photograph. The nearby Anchor Inn is an award-winning pub.
Enjoy the morning sun in the sitting-room, which has a cosy wood-burner for less sunny days and for winter escapes.
This pretty master bedroom has a 4' 6
The spacious kitchen is very well-equipped, the window looks out towards Langdon Woods.
The Guardhouse has a spacious terrace for relaxing.
This cottage is really spacious, fabulous for a relaxing seaside break.
The Guardhouse is accessed via the kitchen door to the left of the photo, the other entrance has a useful porch for storage.
Bedroom 3 has twin 3' beds and looks out over Golden Cap.
This room has a seaside theme.
Bedroom 4 now has a 4'6
The sitting-room runs almost the whole length of the house.
The kitchen looks out over the rear patio, facing south west. Two steps lead down to the dining-room.
The dining-room is ideal for relaxing holiday meals.
The family bathroom has a shower over the bath, and a hand held shower.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor, this is a 2' 6
The ground floor shower-room has a large shower cubicle.
Private parking for two cars is at the back of The Guardhouse, with steps leading down into the rear patio-area.
This is the steep little private road that leads around to the parking spaces at the back of the cottage.
This is the steep private road that takes you from the beach road to the cottage.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
Sea air and the sound of the waves on the nearby beach, make dining al fresco a delight.
The Guardhouse is just minutes from the beach at Seatown, in the lee of Golden Cap.
French doors lead to the front terrace.
The Guardhouse is adjacent to the South West Coast Path.
The spectacular Jurassic Coast at nearby West Bay, filming scene for the series Broadchurch.
Two large sofas fill this end of the sitting-room, plently of space for reading and games.
Spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast from the master bedroom.
Seatown from afloat.
Lyme Regis is a very short drive, with the iconic Cobb, some great independent shops, kayak and SUP hire in the summer months and boat trips.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. (Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Guests will need to show their booking information.)
Magnificent Golden Cap rises behind The Guardhouse.
West Bay is a traditional fishing port and has a quirky vintage centre with some great street food.
Hive beach at Burton Bradstock to the east of Seatown is great for walking your dog all year round.
River Cottage is a short drive from Seatown.
Kimmeridge is a great place for fossil hunting, visit the magnificent Etches Collection, a display of locally discovered fossils.

The Guardhouse


3 miles W of Bridport / Sleeps 7 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £855

Beautiful location and cottage. Shame nobody cared enough to get the WiFi fixed.

Beautifully decorated, comfortable cottage in a great location. Easy access to the shingle beach and coastal walks. Will hopefully visit again.

The cottage is in a beautiful spot. Wonderful to hear the sea from the house.

Fantastic walking and hiking opportunities. Just 10 minutes from a major Morrison's supermarket at Bridport. Plenty of room for thee cars despite the two car warning. Friendly support from local chap (John) who looks after about 6 rentals - needs thanking.

Excellent location. Good for walking. The beach is pebbles rather than sand but most are on this part of the Jurassic coastline. Partial sea views from bedroom windows.

Comfortable, spacious cottage in outstanding location. Wonderful seascape views, secure gardens for our dog and great pub just a stones throw away. A really relaxing and friendly place to stay and chill out.

A lovely cottage, comfortable and in a great location

Whilst we loved this property and the location was amazing the property itself needs TLC badly, which considering the lockdown I feel more could have been repaired. The plumbing needs a good looking at as the showers were not easy to use with very little room for temperature adjustment. The Kitchen dual tap in the sink was extremely wobbly from the start and leaked all over the kitchen worktop so had to use tea towels constantly to mop up. There is an outside tap but it only trickles out so had to spend half an hour on return to beach filling bucket to rinse feet and shoes. What there was of the outside furniture was in very poor condition and actually dangerous to sit on for the children with broken struts on the benches. Inside the sitting room were various side tables which were mostly broken and fell apart if you tried to move them away from the wall propping them up. We found this all such a shame as we'd love to return to the guardhouse it was perfect position and size for our family but we'd need reassurance that these things had been attended to. The beds were very comfortable and views were stunning

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so very sorry that there were some areas that have obviously suffered with wear and tear this summer. We have shared your feedback with the owner, as well as having carried out our usual inspection, and made some suggestions to address the points you raise. Thanks so much for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Support

Not dog friendly .

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're sorry that The Guardhouse was not as dog friendly as you were expecting. We do ask that dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture at any of our properties. We would also unfortunately never be able to claim that any of our property's gardens are completely escape proof. You can see more details in the booking conditions or on our website and if you have any specific requirements in the future, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'd be delighted to help. Alison, Customer Support

Very clean, comfortable and cosy with woodburning stove. Kitchen had everything we needed and amazing to have the beach on our doorstep for walks with our dog.

Not really suitable in the winter, quite damp, despite central heating. Some kitchen equipment needs replacing.

A bag of logs would have been nice.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your comments - we're really sorry that you felt the property was a little damp on this occasion. We've certainly had our fair share of wet weather recently which can add to any damp feeling but we'll certainly forward your feedback to the owner for their attention along with your thoughts on some of the equipment. The first basket of firewood should have been available for you so we're sorry if this wasn't the case - we'll pass this to the housekeeper as well - thanks for letting us know. Bryony, Customer Support

Fabulous location, views and added bonus of great pub metres away.

A stunning location. Not the best value for money given that some equipment really needed replacing.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review of The Guardhouse. We're really pleased that you liked the location with those stunning views. We're sorry that you felt some equipment needed replacing and we'll certainly ask the owners to have a look. Alison, Customer Support

Fabulous location for local walks and a good base for exploring the Jurassic coast. Comfortable accommodation. We all enjoyed being so near the sea and the feel of being in the countryside. Shop and pub being so close were very convenient.

Stunning location - second to none . Little more care required in general upkeep of what should be an exceptional holiday home. Immediate response when we shared our concerns with Classic Cottages so hopefully moving forward issues can be addressed and this amazing house can live up to it’s 5 * potential.

The cottage is expensive for a week and perhaps the cost of logs for the wood burner should be included

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're sorry that you felt the cottage was expensive. We do carefully consider the pricing of all of our cottages for every week of the year to reflect changes in season and various other factors. We do feel that The Guardhouse is fairly priced but we'll certainly forward your comments to the owners for their consideration along with your thoughts on complimentary logs. Bryony, Customer Support

Good sized property, excellent location and great privacy.

The most perfect location if you like the sea, walking and going to the pub!

Liked Walks to Golden Cap, Downhouse Farm and West Bay. The Anchor Pub Views from the cliffs Fossil hunting and ice cream on the beach Sky Sports and Movies in the house In fact, everything

An ideal setting for a brilliant family holiday.

Opening the bedroom curtains in the morning and seeing this wonderful view of the hills/cliffs and sea right before you was memorable.

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