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Make a holiday cottage in Bridport your home away from home

The lively market town of Bridport, in Dorset, is one of the region’s most picturesque and friendly destinations. A Gateway Town to the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast, Bridport is famous for its rich heritage and for the delicious produce available locally. HomeAway has a wide selection of rentals available here, including Bridport holiday cottages and barn conversions. From Bridport, visitors can explore the surrounding Dorset countryside and coast. The Bridport holiday accommodation is varied and suits every budget. You might find a property with its own swimming pool while others feature private decking, and superb sea and country views. All are furnished to a high standard and come with excellent facilities.

Things to do in Bridport

Bridport’s history and heritage is wide and varied, dating back to Alfred the Great giving it a Royal Charter in the 9th century. By the late 13th century, Henry III confirmed it as a Royal Borough and Bridport began to become known for its rope-making trade, exporting its ropes and cables around the known world. The rope industry remains one of the town’s biggest industries, alongside tourism, with local firms producing nets for fishing and sports.

-Bridport’s history: can be glimpsed in the more than 1,000 buildings in town listed as having historical or architectural merit. The oldest building in town is the Chantry, which dates back to the time when Bridport first received its Royal Charter. Other significant buildings include the Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute, which has links to the artist Fra Newberry; and Bridport Town Hall, which was built in the late 18th century.

-Farmers Markets: The high quality and wide variety of local food produced around Bridport has made it a Beacon Town and twice-weekly markets and monthly farmers’ markets held in the town centre make it a magnet for foodies. The markets are also ideal for shoppers looking for bargains in antiques, clothing, flowers and plants, all of which can be easily transported back to your Bridport holiday accommodation.

-West Bay: A mile from Bridport is the pretty town of West Bay, which was once known as Bridport Harbour and is still a busy fishing port – visitors in Bridport holiday cottages can go mackerel fishing on day trips from the harbour and locally caught seafood is on sale in the shops and served up in bars and restaurants. West Bay is also known for its excellent diving offshore.

-Fossil Hunting: Bridport is a Gateway Town to the Jurassic Coast, the extraordinary sandstone sea cliffs that are some 180 million years old. There are organised fossil hunting tours to be enjoyed along this stretch of beautiful coast. The cliffs of West Bay offer a fabulous panoramic view of the coast and out to sea, with the South West Coastal Path running along the cliff tops.

-Chesil Beach: Most holiday homes in Bridport stand close to the western end of this familiar English landmark and is a must visit, especially if it is within walking distance of your accommodation.

The weather in Bridport

Expect warm summers and mild winters when you visit Dorset, thanks to its location on the south coast of England. Summer temperatures average around 19°C and in winter, the area around Bridport has higher temperatures than neighbouring counties such as Devon and Cornwall. If you’re choosing Bridport holiday cottages for a visit to the county, do dress appropriately for the season – rain showers can strike at any time, particularly in spring and summer.

Getting to Bridport

Bridport is easily accessible, both by road and by public transport, with regular trains and buses servicing Dorset. There are regular flights into Bournemouth Airport, too, and ferries from continental Europe and the Channel Islands arriving at Poole and Weymouth.

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Lovely cottage, beautiful location

5 of 5
We had a great time staying at this charming cottage with our two dogs. The cottage is well-equipped with all amenities required for a wonderful relaxing break and the secure garden at the rear is very tranquil. Would definitely return in the future.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Great Escape

5 of 5
Lovely cottage full of character, well furnished and spotlessly clean. The beach hut is a bonus. Have no hesitation in recommending it. Rachel was extremely helpful too. Will be back!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017