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Self Contained Garden Studio With Private Decked Terrace

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio in Bridport (Market Town), Dorset, England, UK - Garden Location A Few Minutes To Walk Bridport Town Centre, River Walks Or Hillside Rambles

Our self contained garden studio is attached to our home, a grade 11 listed rope-makers cottage. A private decked terrace adjoins and there is access to our spacious country garden. Allington is located a few minutes walk to Bridport town centre, close to the many restaurants, cafes and bars. The Wednesday and Saturday markets as well as bakeries, specialist shops and supermarkets. Live music in the local pubs and restaurants takes place year round. The Arts Centre and Electric Palace host a variety of styles of entertainment with international acts. Art and food are features of life in Bridport and St Michaels Vintage market is just around the corner. From our home you can walk the river Brid in the direction of West Bay passing the swimming pool and fitness centre, Palmers Brewery and across the field paths to West Bay, just 1.5 miles. From the fishing port take a fishing or boat trip around the Jurassic coast. The cliffs of the bay lead around the coast to Burton Bradstock.

Julia Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Julia Williams

Julia and Paul came to Bridport in 2010, Paul is an artist and yoga teacher and Julia a natural health therapist and also a yoga and movement teacher. We found this character listed property that was once a ropemakers cottage; the past trade of Bridport supplying rope for the ships at West Bay from flax and hemp grown locally. Our garden is a joy, apple trees and mistletoe overlooking our converted stable/studio where we now teach yoga and my therapy spa room. We live here with our rather aging dog hector, a lab cross who loves his river walks and hikes up the hills. The outbuildings from our home lead onto our summerhouse, now your accommodation, it feels rather like being by the seaside with the gulls overhead and an added touch of the nautical! We enjoy Bridport and hope you will too.

Julia Williams purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Julia Williams chose Dorset

We found this property and it had all we were looking for, outbuildings, a large garden full of English country flowers and beautiful magnolia. It is located just 2 minutes from the town centre and walkable to the sea the country route on a fine day. Hector our dog loves it, he has river swims and views across to the sea from the top of neighbouring Allington Hill. From the town you see the hills in each direction, and the landmark Colmer Hill with distinctive trees on top. Bridport has a real sense of community and the music and art scene is very active.A great place for foodies, many famous chefs in the vicinity as well as excellent chefs in the many restaurants around town, with so much local fresh produce available it is a joy to eat and shop especially at the local farms shops .

What makes this cabin unique

Bridport market town is an ideal location to base oneself with easy access to shops, restaurants and entertainment whilst just a short drive to the coast. While staying at the Garden Studio why not take a break, enjoy a relaxing massage right at your doorstep or enjoy a yoga class to start your day, or to stretch after a long drive. A perfect combination especially if you love to walk the coast or are keen cyclists touring the area, we can offer that little extra. Cotton robes and beach towels can be provided and a welcoming tea and in season some Dorset apple cake will greet you on arrival. All bedding is crisp cotton and natural shower and hand products are provided. You can travel light as we provide all those extras we all love to have on holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

14.7.13 A peaceful haven. We came seeking relaxation and found it. A warm welcome and lovely owners. Debbie and Tom Cambridgeshire

1.8.12. A very special place in a lovely part of the UK. Every detail of the studio is perfect, and yoga is a bonus! Elaine Andrews London

8.6.12 has to be one of the nicest places we've stayed. Wonderful restaurants and even better hosts. Rhiannon & Ian,Kiddeminster
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bridport in West Country

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The bedroom/living space has an electric wall heater with timer, a floor level fan heater is situated in the kitchen area and there is a heated towel rail in the shower room also a sky light window in the kitchen. Triple glazed doors open on to the decked terrace from the living space, spacious glass windows have full length curtains. Ample space for clothes storage, hairdryer provided and washing machine and clothes dryer available on request in wash room. No smoking is allowed within the accommodation. Secure space for bicycles in the garden area. Outside: A small private decked patio is attached to the Garden Studio where you can enjoy meals or an evening sundowner. Access and usage of our country apple garden is available and enjoys the summer sun all day. A gas barbecue is available by arrangement and also a chimnea. The far end of the garden is also is the home of a yoga studio/teaching space and therapy spa room in a converted stable building dating back to around 1800. Here yoga and movement classes and complementary therapies and MLD take place. Guests can book sessions during their stay according to timetable and availability, 1:1 sessions or treatments can be reserved in advance. Contact Julia for more details and availability. We encourage an area of calm, enjoy bird song each morning and evening. There are numerous apple and fruit trees in the garden.Garden tables and chairs are available. Parking is on the road, or in close by St Michaels trading car park.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Ideal for a short break for two

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a short break, walking distance to shops and pubs of Bridport and a short drive to West Bay and Eype. Property is tucked in between owners' house and large rear garden which is accessed down a narrow passageway. Very clean and well-equipped and dog friendly. Lovely extras provided such as fresh bread, butter & jam, teas and coffees.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great little hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Even though on a very busy street we were very pleasantly surprised when we went through to the Garden Studio, a quiet haven in a very large garden, totally different from the front! Everything you needed was there!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Compact and clean

  • 3 of 5

The location was very quiet, private and the cabin itself very clean.

For a self-catering stay it could have had better cooking facilities.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charlotte I am so glad you liked our cabin. The kitchen facilities are ecactly as described on the website, it isn't a full kitchen .We offer bed and a continental breakfast for your stay with privacy, private entrance , small terrace and also the opportunity to prepare a microwave meal, use the hob or toaster and prepare easy food in the kitchenette rather than the need to eat out. In summer the gas barbeque is also available in the main garden. As we are just a few minutes walk from the town and both independent shops and Waitrose this facility can most useful especially when staying for a week or so. As you know we offer a full range of different teas, coffee, milk for your stay yogurts, fresh bread and muesli. We also provide all bedding, towels, robes and slippers. We aim to provide everything that we would hope to find at a break away from home and wish for our customers consideration and treat the property with respect too.
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Relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Hi Julia and Paul,

Just a line to thank you and to let you know how much we enjoyed staying with you. Your studio is bright, clean, comfortable and so well equipped ! You have thought of everything and all the little touches mean so much.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday cottage is lovely, with all amenities one can wish for ....Bridport area is charming

  • 4 of 5

We had an enjoyable holiday at this lovely cottage, and the owners supply everything you need, the garden [private entrance] area however was quite rundown and full of slugs so coming in at night was an 'obstacle course' !! Thank goodness for the torch on my mobile phone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our Garden Studio provided everything needed. Our walled garden is a lovely country garden but nature has its way and unfortunately slugs don't obey our rules and have loved the weather this summer! My neighbour has recently been clearing his garden and unfortunately has left an untidy pile close to our pathway, to be resolved quickly! We do supply torches and some solar lighting for the onset of darker evenings, with those beautiful unfettered night skies.
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Wonderful days in bridport

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 days in the garden studio. It was nice and cosy and has had everything we needed for our stay. When we arrived I was very stressed, but living in this beautiful garden with the Sound of seagulls, the quietness and the helpful friendlyness of the owners has let us soon forget the stress. It was living like on an island, but not far from touristuic attractions around bridport. Our dog Betty was welcome and she felt well and comfortable too. Paul showed me some tipps for my huting back, they organized food for the first days. Thank you, Julia and Paul.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Spring/Summer 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking via e mail, telephone or post to be confirmed by a min. 50% deposit paid by cheque or BACS, balance to be paid on day of arrival for short stay,48 hr cancellation policy for short stay, full amount payable after this time. In event of cancellation, loss of deposit.
Full payment: 2 weeks in advance for 4 day or longer bookings .( No cards available )Usual minimum of 2 day stay in busy season. Self catering plus; a breakfast basket on arrival , with all extras as listed.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival from 3pm, departure 10.30am, later by arrangement according to bookings.

Notes on prices:
Rates for 2 sharing -£60 per night weekly £350. Reduction for single accommodation on request off peak; also check for mid week off season breaks. Confirmation of booking terms and prices on application. . Rates for complementary therapies package or individual or group yoga sessions on application. De- stress package on request.

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