Equipped with everything you could need.
Cosy up in front of the fire.
Pretty as a picture Halcyon Cottage was formerly the Women's Institute Hall.
Relax and switch off...
Super sweet Halcyon Cottage.
Dorset is home to some wonderful produce.
Just gorgeous!
The bright, spacious interiors ensure total relaxation.
Lulworth Cove is simply spectacular and within walking distance of this pretty cottage.
What lovely feedback!
Another view of this gorgeous room.
Your perfect escape, just moments away from a World Heritage Site.
Pretty features throughout this sweet cottage.
Head up the stairs to explore the peaceful bedrooms.
Treat yourself to breakfast in bed.
The twin room has been thoughtfully styled to maximise the space.
Children and adults alike will be very comfortable in this room.
Super cosy.
The family bathroom has a bath and luxurious shower unit.
Modern and bright.
Downstairs there is a handy shower-room meaning no queues in the morning.
The Durdle Door and lush blue waters are waiting for you.
From the stable kitchen door, you can head out to the shared courtyard area. This is also the property's parking space (you will need to park adjacent to the cottage, with the bonnet/boot close up to the wooden structure).
A view to show the shared driveway and courtyard area. There is a house behind Halcyon Cottage and one to the right. You will drive in to this area and turn immediately left where you can park your car at the back of the cottage.
The geology of this coastline is spectacular - and you can walk to it from Halcyon Cottage!
A sweet spot for a morning coffee (there are chairs available for five).
There are some fabulous coastal walks.
Historic Corfe Castle is a twenty minute drive away.

Halcyon Cottage


West Lulworth / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 6)

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

Nearest pub

Pretty as a picture postcard, The Castle Inn is a beautiful 16th century coaching inn with lovely terraced garden and paved courtyard. Food is served all day and children and dogs are very welcome.

Nearest beach

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Almost perfectly circular, Lulworth Cove is a much-photographed pebbly beach. Just along the cliffs is Durdle Door, one of the best natural archways in rock you’re ever likely to see.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2013

Lovely views of the beach if you take a walk up along the coastal path.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2012

A must-see if you are within striking distance. Walk to the cove via Stair Hole (best seen as the tide comes in on a not so calm day) and take the path to Durdle Door via the cliff tops.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2010

As featured on the BBC's Coast programme (28/7/2010). World renowned, 11 miles from the Stables and a popular destination for many of our guests.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008


One of the best bits of this dramatic coastline. The countryside behind it is wonderful too.

Nearest walk

Follow the South West Coast Path from the car park towards Durdle Door, Scratchy Bottom and Hambury Tout. There are lots of options to choose from, all with stunning views of dramatic Dorset at its best. Take a look at the Dorset Travel Guide website for a locals guide to the area.

Nearest town

Why make Lulworth a day trip when you can stay in this gateway to the Jurassic Coast and wake up to a World Heritage landscape every day? Find out about the plethora of smuggling stories and visit one of the oldest pubs in Dorset.

Also nearby

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

As seasoned self caterers know, a hotel can provide a luxurious treat for holiday eats. And the Limestone provides the best they can find in fresh local produce, from growing their own chillis to bringing in just-caught lobsters from the cove.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2022


Super food and service

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The whole spectrum from chimpanzees and orangutans to marmosets - most have been rescued and all are incredible. This sanctuary does an amazing job at looking after the animals, yet allowing the public to enjoy them, without making too much of a spectacle. Fascinating, sad, heart-warming and fun - you can't tire of the monkey antics but there are impressive play parks for the kids to imitate the apes, should they so wish.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Monkey World Day Out

Very worthwhile even on a drizzly day. The sanctuary is very well put together. We had some wonderful encounters with the monkeys! Particularly the orang-utans and Mikado the golden cheeked monkey.. quite amazing - fascinating to watch!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2015

NOT a zoo-more a monkey rest home!

Had a fantastic day at Monkey World.We were a party of four with ages from 10 to 73 and to be honest the two older ladies didnt expect much.I can honestly say that every one of us thoroughly enjoyed everything about it(not least the wonderful monkeys!)Very well set up for disabled and spotlessly clean everywhere.Food good and not too expensive.All in all a great place to enjoy a day out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2013


If you like monkeys, this is the place to go. Initially we were disappointed as on a cold November day, the monkeys were keeping warm inside, plus we thought it was really small. But then we realised we were being silly and discovered the other 90% of park - amazing! It's big, beautiful and all about the monkeys. The monkeys are incredible and the work done at this sanctuary is heartwarming (though the back stories heartbreaking). It is primarily a rescue centre, not an entertainment venue, but there are play parks for the kids, picnic areas and shops. Highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

Great Day Out

Thoroughly recommend Monkey World - its fantastic but avoid busy holiday periods if you really want to study the primates.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Monkey World is a great day out for adults as well as kids! It's a rescue centre for all kinds of apes, so your visit is also doing some good.

A National Trust nature reserve, this three-mile curve of sand is home to many breeds of rare bird. Voted the UK's 4th top beach by Which? Magazine - though locals would probably place it higher. Studland is also a popular family beach famous for its nudist section at Knoll Bay, the National Trust's only designated naturist beach. With safe shallow waters, sandy beach and a cafe this is a great place for children. National Trust members can park for free.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2009

Gets pretty busy at peak times, but it's a great place all year round - as sandy as the Bournemouth beaches but totally sheltered from the prevailing south westerly breezes. National Trust Membesr park for free. Use the road from Corfe or chain ferry from Sandbanks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Home to around 700 yards of shingle beach, Ringstead Beach on the Jurassic Coast has plenty of space for everyone to find a quiet corner of their own. For ease, a shop and cafe are located in the car park. The east end of the main beach, which is about a 20 minute walk, is a nudist area. Ringstead is a dog-friendly beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2009

Apart from Studland this is our favourite beach spot in West Dorset. Parking is free at top of the hill but it's a longish walk down; you pay to use the toll road down to the car park near the beach.

This circular walk of just under seven miles takes you away from the coast and along country lanes, through woodland and heathland. Parking is available at the museum but you will be required to visit the museum if you use the car park.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Moreton to Clouds Hill

We walked part of the Lawrence of Arabia trail from the church to Clouds Hill. It’s a long straight track, made interesting by the sounds of tanks driving around. The lady at Clouds Hill was very informative giving us lots of areas to discuss on the way back

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