Tranquil and secluded, this cottage is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Light the fire and relax in this gorgeous sitting-room.
Everything in this cottage is brand new, including this stylish kitchen.
The master bedroom is full of light and looks out towards the garden.
Children will love exploring this garden!
What a fabulous shower!
On the lower level of this bunk there is a four-foot double bed and on the top is a three-foot single offering great flexibility for a family.
Your holiday at Old Sandpitts Cottage is sure to be a restful stay.
This view of the cottage shows the large parking area and garden beyond.
As well as the lawned garden, there is also a sunny terrace to enjoy.
The cottage is full of beautiful furnishings.
The L-shaped sofa offers plenty of space for everyone to relax.
A view of the private track leading to the cottage. It is well-maintained but there are areas that may not be suitable for a low-slung car.
Dorset is home to some excellent local produce - be sure to cook up a feast in this colourful kitchen!
What a spot for a picnic! The garden is very private but not fully enclosed so please take care with children.
Carp fishing is available in the private lakes of the owner's grounds - please do inform us if this is something you would like to do. The lakes are very deep so please don't allow children to wander beyond your private garden.
A pretty view of the cottage taken from the grounds of the owner's house.
This is the entrance to the track - it is quite enclosed by trees so do keep an eye out for the turning.
The Jurassic Coast is just a short drive away.
The rolling hills of rural west Dorset are beautiful.

Old Sandpitts Cottage


7.5 miles N of Bridport / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £416

It’s our 2nd visit to this cottage, which is so peaceful, it’s so lovely to wake up to the birds singing in the morning. It’s one of the best places we have ever stayed in. Dorset is such a beautiful county. We enjoyed all our walks including. West Bay to Burton Bradstock, Charmouth to Golden Cap, Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door. The Symondsbury Estate is a lovely place to visit & the walk up Colmers Hill. Also Forde abbey House & gardens which is only 5 miles away. A brilliant holiday & will definitely book again.

A lovely clean and well laid out cottage. Ideally located for trips to the coast

We had a wonderful stay. Highly recommended!!

A really first class accommodation - loved our stay.

A very comfortable cottage, extremely well equipped in a good location. I would thoroughly recommend it as a great holiday rental.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so glad to see that you enjoyed Old Sandpitts Cottage. We are so pleased that you would recommend and we so hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Lovely cottage to stay in for a welcome break during this year. Was lovely to arrive to a welcome pack much needed after a long journey. A very relaxing area and cottage in a lovely area lots of local areas to explore and experience. We had a brilliant week here and hope to visit again soon.

We had a wonderful relaxing break in Old Sandpitts cottage with lovely, friendly and helpful owners. The cottage is well equipped with everything we needed and in a quiet location with a great local pub and within easy driving distance of the coast. Couldn't fault it and would definitely recommend. Thank you.x

We had a wonderful stay in July in this cottage and were so lucky with the weather that week. Everything in the cottage was of high quality and standard and the layout and gardens were beautiful. It had everything we needed and more. The extras left by the owners were a wonderful touch and made us feel very welcome. We explored lots of beaches and nearby towns, all in good driving distance and would love to come back. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

A fabulous peaceful and extremely comfortable cottage. A small freezer is an essential addition to an otherwise excellent cottage.

A tranquil, clean and very well equipped property with parking immediately outside the front door. Everything in the property was new, from the leather sofa to the teaspoons!

It appears the manor including the cottage are up for sale this may effect our decision to return as the current owners were great allowing us to walk around their gardens new owners may not allow such an open approach which would be a great shame.

An excellent holiday cottage in a very peaceful location and with excellent facilities.

Very clean property in a lovely setting with all the equipment you could need. Loved the extra touches such as scones, jam and cream plus wine on arrival. Fresh flowers in vase. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk provided. We settled in immediately. Thank you.

Lovely quiet setting and very private. Nice furnishings and the bed is very comfortable.

Lovely cream tea awaiting on our arrival - much appreciated.

The heating lets the cottage down. In the "Overall value for money" section we would have given "Very good" if the heating had been better.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review - we're glad the cream tea went down well! We're sorry that you felt the heating wasn't quite what you were hoping for - there is also a lovely big wood-burner to help guests feel cosy on those chillier nights, but we will pass your thoughts to the owner. Tanya, Customer Support

Old Sandpitts Cottage was the most beautiful cottage we have ever stayed in. We arrived on 22nd December and the owner had very thoughtfully put up a lovely garland, with lights, over the fireplace and also a decorated Christmas tree in the corner of the room. Talk about walking into instant Christmas! Thank you, Mrs May.

The kitchen is wonderful, with every appliance one could possibly need and the all-singing, all-dancing shower is an amazing experience!

The cottage was warm and cosy and we had the most relaxing time. Having its own long driveway really makes you feel you are totally isolated and away from the rest of the world.

Lastly, a big Thank You to Les for helping us out with a couple of things. You’re a star!

We shall definitely return. Thank you. Kate & Gerry Elston, Bradford on Avon

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review for Old Sandpitts Cottage. We are absolutely thrilled that you marked this as the most beautiful cottages that you have stayed in! We are sure that the owner will be delighted that you enjoyed the thoughtful decorations and Les for the special mention. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

The kitchen was really well equipped. The cottage was in a superb location and felt incredibly private. I’m not sure how many people can stay at a rental with its own private driveway. We would love to return again.

Beautiful cottage, immaculately clean, fabulous crazy shower! everything you need to make a comfortable stay but a freezer of some sort is really needed . As was advertised on site with a freezer. Although I was informed of this, it was a bit late in the day to be told as was due to go within a few weeks . It would have been something I would have considered not booking the property because of this . A freezer even a small compartment in a fridge I would say is a must on a self catering holiday . Mattress in the main bedroom is extremely hard ! I admit I’m not a good sleeper away from home but even my husband who can sleep any where found it uncomfortable . Had to take the quilt off the other bed and sleep on that which did solve the problem . Overall lovely place in beautiful grounds . Lovely and peaceful exactly what we wanted

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Old Sandpitts Cottage. We're sorry that you were disappointed with the mattress in the main bedroom - we do find that mattress comfort can be a very individual preference and it can be difficult to find something that ticks the boxes for everyone, but we'll certainly pass on your feedback to the owner for their consideration as well as your suggestion of providing a freezer. We're so pleased that you enjoyed you stay overall and hope to welcome you back soon. Tressa, Customer Support

Beautiful cottage, very quiet location. The all singing all dancing shower was amazing, kitchen well equipped and lig fore was very cosy. Couldn’t fault anything! The pub within walking distance served excellent food too. Definitely planning another stay here next year

Old Sandpitts Cottage is a beautiful cottage set in beautiful grounds. Fully equipped even down to salt & pepper! Everything thought of and all to hand. The furniture and bed is comfortable and the whole place spotless. A wonderful base to explore Somerset, Devon & Dorset! We had the most wonderful break after a long spell without a holiday, just what we needed.

If you're after peace, quiet and comfortable seclusion, this one has to be on your list.

A lovely relaxing week in beautiful West Dorset, this cottage was a peaceful and comfortable base for my young family.

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