You will not find a better location in the whole of Bridport! Very quietly situated in a 'no through' road just off East Street. This stone built terraced cottage is 5 mins walk to Bucky Doo Sq where there is live music most Saturday market days. Bridport is situated on the River Brit and was originally a port and known for its rope and net making. Many of the alleyways and twittens originate because of the need to lay out the rope and nets. Only 1.5m from stunning Jurassic coast (fantastic fossil hunting) and West Bay (location of Broadchurch). You may bump into local celebrities (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Martin Clunes, PJHarvey, Billy Bragg and others) plus London celebs who come to support events at the Electric Palace, where groups regularly play in the revived Art Deco cinema. There is also the Arts Centre with an eclectic range of art exhibitions, films and entertainment. Annual events include Food & Beer Festival, Literary Festival, Hat Festival & Open Art Studio week. Bridport has become a centre for 'foodies' in the South West and has in recent years been labelled 'Notting Hill on Sea' by a national newspaper. West Bay is within walking distance (1.5 miles) and has fabulous beaches, very good restaurants - several recently opened and already getting good reviews - and a 3 storey warehouse complex of vintage goods, local produce and bric a brac, clothes situated right on the beach. Choice of eateries is from sophisticated fine dining to colourful beach huts for take aways.
- Cottage600 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
Cottage in Bridport, Dorset, England - Situated In A Quiet No Through Road, Impossible To Believe It Is Only 2mins Walk To The Main Street
Neil & Penny Thomas
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- 16 Dec 2018
About Neil & Penny Thomas
No 29 Barrack Street has been in our family for very many years and has been lived in by various members of the family at different stages of their lives, usually when bringing up small children. Family still live and work in the area - having graduated to larger detached houses to accommodate their growing children! - we are therefore familiar with all the local eateries, best places to visit and willing to pass on any local information.
Neil & Penny Thomas purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Neil & Penny Thomas chose Bridport
The location - see our reviews - Although close to the main street in this ancient market town we are tucked away in a 'no through' road so you will get a decent night's sleep. The garden is secluded with an eclectic mix of trees and shrubs and whether you want sun or shade during the summer months there are plenty of seating areas.
What makes this Cottage unique
The proximity to Bridport's main shopping street and all the different eating places whilst enjoying the quiet road and tranquil garden setting makes this a place to remember. We are 1.5 miles to the cost at West Bay and only 7 miles from Charmouth Heritage Centre where the 200 million year old fossilised sea dragon is currently on display. The fossil was discovered on the nearby Monmouth Beach.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Characterful cottage. Small but well equipped. Close to town and seaside resorts.
Lovely little cottage near to the town centre. Ideal for a weekend away.
Lovely cottage in pretty town
The cottage was lovely! It was quite small but there was just my husband and me so we had plenty of room. Absolutely everything was provided and it was very clean and warm. The garden was charming and we were lucky that the weather was warm so we did sit outside. The only thing I would have preferred was a flatter pillow as they were all quite hard, but that is just me being picky! We sometimes had quite a walk to find a car parking space along the road but did always get one.
Very nice cottage
As in the title this is a lovely cottage in a nice small town, it really has everything you would need for a long stay let alone a short break, the cottage was clean and is big enough for four with a nice garden and in a handy position for shop bars restaurants and seeing the local tourist attractions etc...
The parking is the only thing that I personally thought was a bit of a problem but I am fussy about where I leave my car I knew parking could be an issue as it is explained in the advert so I can;t complain, the owners were great with communication at the time of booking and there was no need to contact them during our stay as everything was good, compared to some of the places we have stayed in before the price was also good.
Thanks very much for letting us use your great place I would recommend this to others if you are looking around this area.
Lovely cottage in a great location.
The cottage was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The garden was peaceful and relaxing. We couldn't ask for any more, plus being so close to the great restaurants and shops in Bridport was a real bonus. We would definitely recommend and hope to be back ourselves next year. Thank you.
Lovely cottage very clean and comfortable
Perfectly located in Bridport just off the Main Street. The only issue we had was there was no parking outside the cottage but was able to park 300 ish yards up the road. We did unload/load outside with hazards on without any trouble. Overall had a lovely stay and highly recommend it to our friends and family.
What a gorgeous cottage in a great location...
Fabulous location, great owners to deal with throughout the process. So many things to do in and around Bridport too. Would happily return.
So glad you enjoyed Bridport as much as we do. You’re welcome back anytime (10% reduction for returning guests). Many thanks for your kind words. Penny & Neil
Special interest holidays:
Walking the South Coast path. Fishing at West Bay. Sailing at West Bay and Lyme Regis , Fossil hunting at Charmouth Beach
1.5 miles to West Bay and magnificent Jurassic coast. See the beaches where Broadchurch is filmed! West Bay has several high quality pubs/restaurants and is also known for it's many colourful Beach Huts selling a wide variety of freshly caught fish & chips, italian gellato, street food.
7 miles from Charmouth where the latest 200 million year old sea dragon can be seen.
9 miles from Lyme Regis.
Visit Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Charmouth and inland to Beaminster and many other pretty Dorset villages
Because of it's 'foodie' reputation Bridport and the surrounding area has attracted many celebrity chefs. The list is endless - Crab House Cafe (Portland), Sienna(Dorchester), Bridge House (Beaminster), Hive Beach (Burton Bradstock) Watch House (West Bay) Riverside (West Bay), River Cottage (Axminster, Mark Hix (Lyme Regis), there are many others in Bridport to suit all tastes/budgets. West Bay is becoming celebrated for its food shacks where you can buy all kinds of fast food from locally caught fish and chips to delicious lobster bisque to take away and all the usual array of burgers & chips. Bridport Market which was originally granted its Charter 740 years ago also displays a wide variety of food stalls. You could buy freshly prepared curries, spanish tapas, locally reared beefburgers and all forms of bread, cakes and pastries. There are many fresh fish stalls, fruit and vegetables, plants as well as the usual bric a brac, books and vintage clothing. If you go to St Michaels Yard you will find many art studios and antique & vintage shops. An Antique & Vintage Sunday is held there on the last Sunday in every month, Dorset's answer to Portobello Road!
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: £75 fee per dog. NO CATS ALLOWED. Changeover Day: Changeover day Friday but short breaks also welcome. Minimum of 3 nights charged at a daily rate but addition of £70 per let to cover laundry/cleaning. Notes on prices: 3 nights minimum stay (daily rate + housekeeping). Long winter lets of more than 2 weeks may incur a heating supplement.