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.
The open plan kitchen/dining-area has a working Aga and modern electric hob.
The countryside around Barbridge is stunning, ancient hillsides and wonderful views.
The stunning Jurassic cliffs at West Bay. Have lunch at the Watch House cafe - right on the beach.
The lovely sheltered terrace has unspoilt countryside views, perfect for al fresco dining.
The cottage has a lovely open plan design that allows you to spend time together.
The kitchen is fully equipped and creates a very sociable open space.
The master en-suite bedroom has French doors leading out onto the rear terrrace.
The spacious en suite bathroom.
The twin-room is bright and cheerful.
The large wet-room can be accessed via the bathroom, or directly from the hallway.
Parking is directly in front of the cottage.
Barbridge Farm often has visiting sheep and cute little lambs.
Meet the chickens!
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.
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.
The Half Moon pub in Melplash is one mile away.
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.
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.

Barbridge Cottage

1805

3.8 miles N of Bridport / Sleeps 4 + cot*

7 Nights from £518 - £1191

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Half Moon (½ mile)

A grade II 17th Century thatched village pub, the award winning Half Moon offers a seasonal menu and daily specials crafted with local produce. With proud oak beams and cosy inglenooks, this pub is perfect for all months with a suntrap beer garden for the summer and roaring open fires in the winter. Dogs are welcome and there is a play corner for kids too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell January 2011

At last our pretty, thatched pub with its lovely garden has the publican it deserves with a young, local couple taking over. The chef has received AA Rosette awards at the other pubs where he has cooked, and his wife ensures there is a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The food is certainly a cut above the usual pub fare, so much so that Dan, the chef has a dedicated army of followers and so booking for a meal is essential. Its not just for diners though. Popping in for a drink is much encouraged and the cottage garden with lovely views makes it the perfect place for a summer pint.

Nearest beach

Eype's Mouth Beach (5 ¼ miles)

Along the coast from Seatown. You might find some fossils here, but expect to have work for them.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Gorgeous!

Wonderful beach and location. Unfortunately only viewed from car park as inaccessible for someone with mobility issues like myself-shame as it is special.

Nearest walk

Ant Hill Trail (1 ½ miles)

Venture through meadows and pastures, across streams and up sunken lakes along the 6km trail from South Poorton Nature Reserve to Loscombe Nature Reserve in the countryside near Bridport. Keep an eye out for foxes, deer and buzzards, as well as the ant hills that gave the trail its name.

Visit The Dorset Wildlife Trust website for more Nature Reserve walks in the area.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen January 2010

Ant Hill Trail

This fascinating nature trail runs through the grounds of Marlpitts Farmhouse so is easily accessed from the property

Nearest town

Beaminster (2 miles)

Beaminster sits at the head of the Britt Valley, through which flows the river of the same name. The countryside here is glorious and a stay in Beaminster would be incomplete without a stroll through the rolling hills that surround the town. For the history buff, playing ‘spot the listed building’ is great fun – even though Beaminster has been devastated by fire no less than three times, the town still lays claim to some 200 listed buildings. The highlight of Beaminster’s calendar is the Festival of Music and Visual Arts, a jamboree of musical, literary and artistic talent including many big names.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Bonny Beaminster

We loved Beaminster and being only a couple of miles from our holiday home, it was ideal. The Greyhound is a friendly, unpretentious pub serving excellent homemade food at great prices. It is an untouched, charming town with independent shops, a refreshing alternative to the usual choices. Loved Cilla and Camilla-beautiful gifts, homewares and wonderful cafe. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Relf September 2016

West Bay

Lovely harbour and beach


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Beaminster

A lovely little Dorset village with some great independant shops and nice places to eat. Small but well worth a visit.

Also nearby

Hare & Hounds (1 ¼ miles)

Home cooked food is a speciality here with Sunday roasts being a favourite. There's a play area, large garden and decking with views over the countryside. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Excellent pub food and congenial hosts

We enjoying two visits to the Hare and Hounds during our recent holiday. Both times we had excellent pub meals in good surroundings and was well looked after by the hosts. Many thanks

The New Inn (2 ½ miles)

Sunday lunch is a speciality at this attractive, thatched village inn.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mackintosh July 2011

Fantastic service

We chose this for Sunday lunch. The food was impressive and good value for money. The service was attentive and helpful without being intrusive. We were very impressed by the overall quality and the beautiful setting.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans March 2010

A good test of a pub is in mid-winter when there are few tourists about. The New Inn manages to attact lots of local residents out of season and that's a good sign. Some lovely walking from/to the pub car park too!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell July 2009

Lovely 18th Century pub set in a very pretty garden with meals served in the bar or dining room. The menu is small and changes daily while the food is freshly cooked by the owner, a professional chef. Very professional and friendly young staff.

The Marquis of Lorne (2 ½ miles)

This 16th Century country inn serves excellent food and real ales. There is a children’s play area and walkers will find The Marquis also makes a good starting point for walks up the famous Eggardon Hill, where there are the remains of an Iron Age fort and Bronze Age burial mounds, as well as great views across the Dorset countryside and coast.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen August 2010

A warm welcome

We eat there whenever we are too tired to cook at home! Always a warm welcome and a tasty meal.

The Spyway Inn (4 miles)

Relax with a real ale in the beer garden after a walk at nearby Eggardon Hill.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hammersley August 2017

Wonderful food and a very friendly welcome. Such a shame dogs aren't allowed though


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Neufeld July 2017

Spyway Inn

Pretty Garden, good food and drinks; Dogs are not allowed in the Pub - that`s sad - but you can bring your dog in the Garden! The owners are very friendly!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walker September 2011

Good pub food with good service.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Alexander June 2011

Excellent food - idyllic setting.

If you feel like a something to eat in an idyllic setting away from everything, then this is the place to go. The food is excellent, not expensive and the menu caters for practically everyone - I say 'practically' everyone because there is always that one person for whom it won't! For us though, this is certainly an Inn that we shall be returning to.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell July 2009

A freehouse with excellent pub food. The pub garden has won the Best Small Pub Garden and has lovely views. Family run over a number of years, it's well worth a visit.

The George Inn (5 ¼ miles)

Enjoy a (not so) swift pint by the cosy log fire in winter or out in the patio garden in summer at this 17th Century thatched country inn. Lunch and dinner menus include locally sourced seafood and meats. You can enjoy a locally brewed pint of Palmers ale while the kids play on the giant Jenga. Booking is advisable in summer.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Butler September 2017

The George

Welcoming pub, tasty food. dogs are accommodated in bar areas. Advised to book for Sun lunch.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Grainger August 2016

Superb!

The first thing that strikes you about the George is the friendly welcome from the staff nothing is too much trouble, they welcome dogs with open arms.

The food is excellent and good value for money and the Palmers' ales are a delight, be brave and try the "georgeous" ploughman's it is huge and gorgeous!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walker September 2011

Excellent pub food. Thursday night is pizza night and its advisable to book.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Penney January 2009

welcoming with excellent food

Often in the area and find the George welcoming and reliable for a good meal, be it a bar snack or something more substantial, highly recemmended.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Sunday Roast at The George

After a breathtaking walk along the spectacular Jurassic Coast on a Sunday afternoon there is nothing more needed than a fabulous Sunday roast. We were a little late in arriving at The George however and when everywhere else had turned us away The George were very friendly and provided a well needed refuel stop before continuing our walk. Traditional and cosy atmosphere, in a pretty thatched pub, good food, beer and service.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

Great all-rounder

Great food served here, with a huge choice to choose from and a good selection of Palmers ales. The staff and proprietor are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. As well as the bar/drinking area and restaurant there is a lovely snug with an open fire for cooler days/nights. Would definitely recommend.

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