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Charming cottage in historic market town of Bridport, Dorset , sea 2 miles

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Bridport - Cato Cottage

Spacious self catering cottage with garden, parking, easy access to coastal walk

Self catering cottage, minutes walk from town centre, and 2 miles from sea. Spacious yet cosy, with lounge/ diner, includes a wood burning stove, sun room, and small separate sitting room with sofa bed. A private garden with outside eating area and BBQ; ideal for a relaxing break any time of year. Dorset is a great location for a romantic break, rambling with friends, or a family getaway. Frequent food and fun festivals, like the Bridport Hat festival and fancy dress at New Year

The Jurassic coast, ideal for fossil hunting and coastal walks, sea fishing and great fish and chips! For gourmets, sample the South West's top class restaurants in Bridport and Lyme Regis and country pubs, as you explore Thomas Hardy's hidden Dorset.

Bridport is renowned for its twice weekly market with food, antiques and bricabrac. It has excellent facilities; theatre at the Arts Centre or a film at the renovated Electric Palace cinema, or get fit in the leisure centre or grab a round of golf.

Bridport is only half and hours drive from Weymouth and Portland. This year it is where the Olympic sailing events will take place, and has the most fantastic views all year round. It is a great spot for kite surfing and bird watching too.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Caitriona Tobin
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Caitriona Tobin

We are considering in a few years moving to Bridport from Bristol.

Caitriona Tobin purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Caitriona Tobin chose Dorset

We decided to buy in Dorset having visited the area several times,on holiday or seeing friends.

We really love the town , the friendliness of the people, the great arts and music and the proximity to fantastic coastal walks.

What makes this cottage unique

Very convenient to the town. It is spacious yet has the cottage charm. good size garden and opportunity to sit outside.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Charming cottage in historic market town of Bridport, Dorset , sea 2 miles
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely stay at Cato Cottage in Bridport

  • 5 of 5

We had a simply wonderful holiday in Bridport. Cato Cattage is lovely and felt like a home from home for our holiday. There's so much to do in Dorset and Bridport is a great base for visiting the Jurassic coast and other places inland. The beach at West Bay was spectacular and a walk up Combers Hill is a must. The cottage itself is well furnished and equipped and only a short walk from the centre of town. We are a family with several young children who are already plotting a return visit.

Many thanks for a great stay,

Tim and Ann

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Great cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

My family ( wife + 3 kids) had a fantastic holiday at Cato cottage. Plenty of room, enough for grandparents to visit for a couple of nights. Clean, well equipped, great location. Would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed over Easter weekend and the cottage was just perfect! It was incredibly well equipped, comfortable and spotlessly clean. There was plenty of space in the cottage, we could all sit together or spread out across different rooms. The sun room was lovely for a cup of tea in the mornings! We also made use of the garden!

The location is a very short walk from Bridport centre so no need to take the car. Parking at the cottage was spot on!

We couldn't find anything to fault the cottage on and a good time was had by all!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a chill out weekend with the 'adult' children and their partners. A really comfortable space with lovely sunroom. Garden looked inviting, but it rained, so we lit the log burner instead and felt very cosy! Well equipped, close to a bustling town highstreet and short drives to so many interesting places - should have booked for longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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A Dorset gem

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant cottage a bit like the tardis, it's much bigger on the inside.

Three good sized double bedrooms , really comfortable beds and bedding.

Great power showers.

Lovely sun room great asset with the dog as was the fully enclosed garden .

The cottage is equipped with everything you need, even loads of sauces and herbs!

Really comfortable sofa's and great tv.

Suitable for all ages although stairs are a little steep.

Really close to town, shops and great walks. Sea about two miles by car.

Highly recommend Cato cottage to all.

It's relaxing, beautifully presented and well priced

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Cato Cottage in Bridport

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation, short walk to Bridport main street which has lots going on. Lovely garden and sun room to relax in. Very well equiped, my family enjoyed staying there. Surrounding area is lovely with easy access to many coastal resorts.

I fully recommend cottage and its location.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Prince Charles
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Bridport golf club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
The Olive Tree
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
West Bay
Car: recommended

Bridport is in West Dorset, close to the Jurassic coast, the famous Chesil Beach and the incredible Swannery and Sub tropical gardens at Abbotsbury. The county town, Dorchester, just 12 miles away, long associated with Thomas Hardy, also boasts the Dinosaur & Teddy Bear museums. Charmouth and Lyme Regis are a short bus or drive away, or you could lose yourself in the Great Dorset Maze. Weymouth has a Sea life Centre and other family activities. Nearby there is the Cerne Abbas Giant to see or you could go to the Haynes Motor museum or experience the Fleet Air Arm in Yeovil. For people who love art/crafts/music, there is a thriving arts scene, with many local pubs having regular music gigs. For those who love history, you could take in some historic houses such as Athelhamton or Sherbourne Abbey or the astonishing iron age fort of Maiden Castle. Burton Bradstock Beach is great for family fun and the cafe, which is open all year, is the perfect place to recover from a long walk.

Great fossil hunting opportunities and special guided trips are special to this area.

Other Activities: Leisure centre with swimming pool

And one of England's few Real tennis courts on the outskirts of the town.

Golf: There is a golf course at West Bay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bridport, Lyme Regis and West Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
6 Jan 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
19 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter/Bank holiday
7 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Whitsun Bank Holiday
20 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Half term
21 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We also send full details of how things work in the house and some information about things to do and where to go, in and around Bridport. We

To secure booking we expect a deposit of £150, and the remainder paid 5 weeks before visiting., There is also a security deposit of £150 returnable after the holiday assuming no damage has been done, or excessive cleaning required.
We do provide bedlinen, and hand towels in bathrooms but not bath towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bridport in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Roll top bath with central fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , In study downstairs
  • Two double bedrooms, and one twin room upstairs . Downstairs in a separate room, is a double sofa bed for addtional guests. Master bedroom has built- in wardrobes and drawers, the second has tallboy wardrobe and the twin room has chest of drawers. All rooms have bedside lights. Linen provided Currently no cot, though there is a small travel cot.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Parents need to be aware that the stairs are quite steep and small children may require supervision on upper landing as it has not been possible to fit a stair gate. There is one step into the front of the house and access from garden with one step via a side entrance. There is a shower room downstairs and the sofa bed is also on the ground floor so may be suitable for older or disabled visitors.

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