With beaches, fossil hunting, walks and lovely pubs all around, Barbridge Cottage is the ideal home-away-from-home to explore West Dorset and the Jurassic Coast.
Up a short, unmade track, the open plan cottage is on one level throughout, with easy access for wheelchairs. Guests enter the vaulted living-room, with its comfy sofas and cosy wood-burner. The kitchen has a two oven Aga and French doors open onto a terrace, with an ornamental pond and lovely views over the smallholding, a fishing lake (not currently stocked with fish) and the countryside beyond. The double bedroom has an en suite bathroom, leading to the wet-room (also accessed from the hall, so useful as a second bathroom). The wet-room and cloakroom are equipped with convenient handrails. Excellently equipped throughout, Barbridge Cottage will leave you wanting for nothing.
The countryside surrounding the cottage is wonderfully peaceful and you will really feel as though you have got away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Please check with the owners but they are typically happy to introduce you to their chickens, ducks and the alpacas - Bondi, Crinny and Polo; you may be able to feed them, helping to forge very special holiday memories.
The nearby market town of Bridport has a range of independent shops, many selling locally sourced produce. The glorious beach at Burton Bradstock is just a short drive away and is the perfect place to embrace the soothing Dorset sea air, be sure to also pop into Hive Beach Cafe for some exceptional seafood. Further afield visit Lyme Regis, a fabulous day out for all ages - browse the fossil shops, venture to the end of the iconic Cobb or relax with ice cream and marvel at the spectacular Jurassic Coast's Golden Cap, the highest point on the Jurassic Coast.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and CD player
Utility-room with electric cooker and washing machine/drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (also accessed from en suite Bathroom)
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and TV
Take care with low suspension vehicles on the approach track and with children around the pond, lake and farm. Please note the lake is not currently stocked with fish. Please be aware, the Tesla electric vehicle charging is provided from the owners' property (next door) and will be charged at roughly the electric tariff rate paid by the owners. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Terrace furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Tesla electric vehicle charging point (at cost, payable locally)
- Oil for Aga
Barbridge Cottage nestles in a natural bowl in the surrounding hills. It is just above the owner's home, yet feels very private.
The sitting-room has French doors onto the rear terrace and the wood-burner makes it a great place to stay any time of year.
Barbridge Cottage is so spacious and well-equipped.
The lovely sheltered terrace has unspoilt countryside views, perfect for al fresco dining.
The master en-suite bedroom has French doors leading out onto the rear terrrace.
The kitchen is fully equipped and creates a very sociable open space.
The cottage has a lovely open plan design that allows you to spend time together.
The countryside around Barbridge is stunning, ancient hillsides and wonderful views.
The twin-room is bright and cheerful.
The spacious en suite bathroom.
The large wet-room can be accessed via the bathroom, or directly from the hallway.
Parking is directly in front of the cottage.
This is Chino - the newest resident at Barbridge !
Barbridge Farm often has visiting sheep and cute little lambs.
You will be welcome to explore the farm - just ask the owners - and to watch the wildlife using the lake. Please take care and supervise children at all times.
Meet the chickens!
The owners are happy to introduce you to their Alpacas, Bondi, Crinny and Polo.
You may be able to feed these gentle Alpacas.
The Half Moon pub in Melplash is one mile away.
The stunning Jurassic cliffs at West Bay. Have lunch at the Watch House cafe - right on the beach.
West Bay has the nearest beach to Barbridge Cottage - this is the pretty harbour there.
This is the beach at Seatown, just below Dorset's famous Golden Cap. There is a lovely pub here too, perfect for lazy seaside lunches.
This is the view from the hilltop above Barbridge - a lovely place to walk to and just sit and relax.
The large sheltered terrace at the rear of Barbridge Cottage.
The cosy wood-burner, perfect for a snug night in.
The spacious utility-room has all the appliances that you will need.
There is a short unmade track from the main road up to the cottage. There is an ancient drover's track off it - a great first walk to find out about your surroundings.
These are the stunning gardens at Mapperton House near Beaminster, filming location for Far from the Madding Crowd.
The surrounding countryside is stunning.
Athelhampton House is just the other side of Dorchester.
Lovely Bridport - recently shortlisted as High Street of the Year and voted 3rd in Britain's Best Market Towns by BBC Countryfile Awards!
Visit Forde Abbey - an easy drive and a lovely day out.
The stunning Jurassic coastline from Weymouth's seafront.