Rectory Cottage was formerly the stables for the main house.
Gorgeous colours in the sitting-room.
There's everything you could need in this kitchen.
Full of character and style.
Soak up the sun in your private patio area.
Great flexibility for guests.
Rectory Cottage is in a beautiful setting.
Curl up on the sofa in front of the wood-burner.
The dining-table extends to seat four if required.
In the second bedroom the truckle bed can either be set up as a single or twins.
This area is yours to enjoy.
The family bathroom is on the first floor.
Plenty of room for your holiday clothes. The door leads through to a utility/laundry room.
The view from the upstairs Velux windows is nothing but countryside.
Hide away in this cosy corner.
In the grounds there is a sweet Gothic folly decorated with pebbles from Chesil Beach.
A grand entrance to your area of garden.
Keep an eye out for the driveway entrance.
Magnificent Chesil Beach and the famous coast road are on your doorstep.
Rural Dorset is beautiful.
A holiday in Dorset isn't complete without a trip to Lulworth Cove.
If you are feeling energetic then walk to the top of Colmer's Hill - the view is special.

Rectory Cottage


4.9 miles SE of Bridport / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 16)

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

Nearest pub

Crown Inn (80 yards)

A beautiful 16th century thatched pub centrally located in the village. There's a large beer garden where you can while away the hours looking at the fabulous views of the Bride Valley.

Nearest beach

Hive Beach (3 ½ miles)

Take in the views and let the salty sea air whip your worries away. Found near Burton Bradstock, Hive Beach is a sweeping sandy strip backed by regal golden cliffs. With parking nearby and a celebrated café, Hive Beach is a lovely destination for a day's wandering and relaxing. Eagle-eyed visitors may even be so lucky to spot some fossils hidden along the beach.

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

March 2020

Fantastic waves,

This beach, even on a windy march day was spectacular and blew away the cobwebs and was very invigorating. Food in the Hive Cafe was great too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen August 2010

Hive Beach Cafe serves superb food suitable for all the family from an informal premises right on the beach. Get there early as it's very popular, but even when busy the service is usually reasonably quick.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans July 2009

Brilliant place; so popular you may have to wait! Food is more top-class restaurant quality than cafe.

Nearest walk

Eggardon Hill (3 ¾ miles)

Crowned with the ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort, Eggardon affords king-of-the-castle-views across the Dorset countryside. There are two Bronze Age burial mounds here too.

See the skies above Eggardon Hill alive with colour at the annual Eggerdon Kite Festival, held here in September.

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

December 2021

A lovely walk

Beautiful spot and lovely views. A must.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Raffle-Edwards September 2020

Beautiful at sunset!

We like ancient history, so perhaps if you don't you might not find this place as fascinating, but it is beautiful at sunset and the views across Dorset out to see are absolutely stunning!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen March 2011

This hillfort is easily accessible from the road and provides fantastic panoramic views of the coastline of Lyme Bay, and inland over the Marshwood Vale.

Nearest town

Abbotsbury (3 ½ miles)

A perfect village of honey-coloured cottages, and home to the Swannery, where swans have lived for over 600 years.

Also nearby

The Spyway Inn (2 ¾ miles)

A traditional English country pub with amazing views of the Dorset countryside. Locals, walkers and cyclists are made very welcome and it's the perfect place for refreshments after a climb up nearby Eggardon Hill. Bring your dog, they are welcome too.

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

August 2021

Friendly local pub with great garden

Went here three times on holiday. Very friendly free house with good range of beers, simple but great menu and lovely garden with little pods. Worth booking ahead

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hammersley August 2017

Wonderful food and a very friendly welcome.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Neufeld July 2017

Spyway Inn

Pretty Garden, good food and drinks! 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.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (2 ¾ miles)

Planted as a kitchen garden in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester, today Abbotsbury Gardens bring together rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Scintillate your senses with a visit to the world famous camellia groves and magnolias, enjoy a sedate stroll in the walled gardens or go wild for the stunning woodland valley views. The BBC's Alan Titchmarsh declared them to be 'one of the finest gardens I have ever visited'. See for yourself. If it leaves your green fingers itching for some action, you can choose from a superb range of quality plants at the Specialist Plant Nursery.

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

Mrs Hayes October 2021

Abbotsbury subtropical gardens

Beautiful gardens even in autumn, foliage variations amazing, well worth a visit and looking forward to a return visit at a different time of year

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Rees August 2012

Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens

20 acres of beautiful gardens with many exotic and tropical plants. Viewing point to Chesil Beach. Cafe. Beautiful gardens to wander round, full of colour and wonderful plants. Had a lovely lunch in the cafe. Near the village of Abbotsbury which is worth a stop to.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

The gardens are lovely and include bridges, ponds and a sculpture trail. A very colourful day out with lots of pretty plants and flowers to look at.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

The Swannery and the Children's Farm are also worth a visit. At the farm, there is goat racing, pony riding and a soft play area for children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Brighten up Your Day

Even on a dull day, these subtropical gardens were a riot of colour -guaranteed to brighten up your day. If you are in the area for a few days, and especially if you have children, it's worth getting a Passport Ticket. This allows you to visit all three attractions at Abbotsbury - the gardens, swannery and children's farm - for a very reasonable price.

Hive Beach Cafe (2 ¾ miles)

This beach café right by the sea on Chesil Bank bagged the Coast magazine award for Best Coastal Café, Pub or Restaurant 2009. Local fish and shellfish are specialities.

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

Mrs Scott October 2021


Went for lunch ,the team manager was excellent at keeping everyone informed of the wait time and we were quickly seated .Food was quickly served and tasty .
The view of the beach is the wonderful.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2013

Car park free if you are with NT.
Cafe packed so just had coffee and cake. Beautiful beach

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Ayres June 2012

The service was good and friendly - the system works extremely well. The food was delicious. An enjoyable experience even on a rather damp day.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walker September 2011

Excellent seafood and cakes. Only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from early September.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans August 2009

More restaurant quality than cafe - terrific place.

The George Inn (7 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

Mr Selby October 2021

Good food and excellent service.

Well maintained pub with excellent food and service. The decor is attractive and spacious.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Marsland September 2019

Great food

Great food and friendly staff

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


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.

Chesil Beach (7 ¼ miles)

Also known as Chesil Bank, Chesil Beach needs little introduction. A rolling pebbly strip, Chesil Beach stretches for an impressive 18 miles, separated from the mainland in parts by Fleet Lagoon. Providing ample space for securing a quiet spot, Chesil is found at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

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

Mrs Williams May 2013

What a beach!!

Just fantastic. This is my most favourite beach(so far) in UK!
Truly beautiful

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans July 2010

Chesil Beach is a pebble beach, 18 miles long and it stretches west from Portland to West Bay. For much of its length it is separated from the mainland by an area of saline water called the Fleet Lagoon.

As featured on the BBC's Coast series (28/7/2010)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2009

Fascinating Fossils

Fond chilhood memories of trawling slowly along the beach; the excitement at turning over each new stone that it might be THE ONE, the final resting place of some perfectly preserved prehistoric creature, lying in wait for thousands and thousands of years to be discovered. Would love to return and find some of those elusive ammonites one day.

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