Close to Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, the popular market town of Bridport and the harbour and beach at West Bay, this cottage has stunning views of the gentle Dorset countryside around it. Celtic Blessing is a comfortable and cosy traditional cottage, with some vintage features and a warming wood-burner at its heart. The atmosphere is so peaceful you may decide to simply relax with a book in the garden-room, or on the sheltered verandah above the enclosed garden watching the wildlife – a variety of garden birds, buzzards and even deer often appear in the valley. Cheerful mealtimes at the welcoming farmhouse table can be spent planning coastal walks, local trips, fossil collecting or fishing ventures.
It is only a short drive to the sea and the beautiful coastline three and half miles away. This really is a perfect base, all year round. Celtic Blessing is nestled amongst the breathtaking scenery of 'Far from the Madding Crowd' – explore nearby the beauty of Mapperton Manor, West Bay and Symondsbury where filming took place – and 'Broadchurch', which was also filmed locally. Bridport has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with a twice weekly market, some quirky shops and independent stores. A short drive takes you to the beach at Seatown, where you will find the Anchor Inn serving gorgeous food using locally-sourced produce. Further afield, Lyme Regis is well worth a visit with its famous Cobb, sandy beach and fossil shops; interest for all ages.
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
This property does not accept pets although please be aware that the Owner's cats do spend a couple of weeks a year at the property. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- Telephone coin-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Garden furniture
- Partial electric CH and 4 NS heaters
Celtic Blessing nestles in this quiet little terrace of village cottages.
The open plan sitting/dining-room has a beautiful hamstone fireplace, cosy wood-burner and the garden-room beyond.
The garden-room is a wonderful place to relax and watch the wildlife in the garden and on the hillside beyond.
The decking above the garden at the back of the cottage is a delightful place to sit and enjoy the view right across the valley.
The well-equipped kitchen has all that you will need to create a holiday treat.
The dining table looks onto the lane.
The spectacular Jurassic Coast at West Bay, scene for filming of Broadchurch.
The ground floor utility-room and cloakroom.
The double bedroom has countryside views on both sides.
The family bathroom on the first floor, with shower over the bath.
The twin room is L-shaped, the twin beds fit in very comfortably.
The decking above the garden at the back of the cottage is a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the view right across the valley.
Looking back at the cottage from the enclosed rear garden.
A tranquil spot for afternoon tea!
These inquisitive girls in the field opposite Celtic Blessing add to the rural appeal of the area.
There is a lovely traditional pub in the village.
Parking is directly outside the cottage on this little village road.
The Hive beach cafe at Burton Bradstock is well worth a visit for delicious seafood, or cakes and ice cream.
This peaceful little lane, leads you to the cottage.
The historic village church at Loders.
This is the pretty hillside directly behind Celtic Blessing, a haunt for buzzards and other wildlife visitors.
Celtic Blessing in its pretty setting (second property from left).
The attractive enclosed garden with countryside views beyond.
This is iron age Eggardon Hill just a few miles away. A wonderful place for a walk, offering panoramic views.
Lyme Regis is always a great place to visit, only 30 minutes' away.
A view along the Jurassic Coast from Charmouth - the fossil collecting beach!
The harbour at West Bay.
Celtic Blessing's exterior.