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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

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

Caitriona Tobin
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2018

About Caitriona Tobin

We love the Dorset Coast, the sea views and open air. It is a lovely contrast to city life in Bristol

Caitriona Tobin purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Caitriona Tobin chose Bridport

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bridport in Bridport

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Charming cottage in historic market town of Bridport, Dorset , sea 2 miles
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Comfortable cottage in Bridport

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, very well equipped within a ten minute walk to the centre of town. Bridport a delight with a slightly alternative air and good selection of shops and cafes. We enjoyed walking through the meadows and by the river down to West Bay, visiting Burton Bradstock and generally exploring the fabulous countryside. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helen, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Cato Cottage. We absolutely love the area too.
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This property is in a very good location and is spacious and characterful.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and made good use of the facilities such as the dishwasher and washing machine. The huge fridge was also a bonus. the short walk to the town is good for less able people and we liked the decor and comfortable beds.

The cottage could have been a bit cleaner - there were quite a few grubby aspects but these were generally the bits that are hard to keep spotless such as the oven. The upstairs shower also needs a steam clean and de-gunk of the plughole. None of these points spoilt our stay and we would return in the future.

Overall a very nice property with lots of good points.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased that you had a good time. We try to keep the house both comfortable and clean for our visitors. We will ensure that our cleaners are reminded to seek out and clean those trickier spots. Thank you for your feedback.
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We, as a three-strong adult family, stayed at Cato Cottage for a week and enjoyed our stay to the extent that we would consider a return. The beds were comfortable, the kitche well-equipped, the living-areas spacious, the tv screen larger than usual, and the showers powerful. The smoke-alarm was sensitive! Parking was very adequate and the shops withing walking distance. The keybox was a little tricky on arrival but no problem thereafter. The owners were away but the professional cleaner called in to make sure we were comfortable. A good stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're delighted you had a good stay. We have tried to make Cato Cottage a home from home. You're right the key box can get a bit stuck if keys are put in at an awkward angle. We find a sharp tap can sort it out.
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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: 01-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 03-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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