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Self Contained Garden Studio With Private Decked Terrace



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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.

Details for holiday cabin Garden Studio (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Our self contained garden studio is attached to our home, a grade 11 listed ropemakers cottage just a short walk from Bridport town centre.

Sleeps 2 with deep mattress double bed , bistro table and chairs, 2 leather reclining chairs, TV with freeview, DVD, digital radio with idock,wifi internet.

The fully equipped kitchenette has fridge, microwave,single hob, toaster and kettle.Modern continental breakfast including muesli, breads and jams are available and on arrival for self catering visitors. Oils, sauces and condiments are always provided along with a selection of fairtrade teas and coffee.

Local homemade Dorset apple cake in summer on arrival. The kitchenette leads in to the shower room, with wc, hand basin and fitted shower. The bed can discretely fold to the wall fully made for additional space for day time activity especially useful for longer stays.

The studio has a private decked terrace with access to the spacious country apple garden, yoga studio and spa therapy room.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


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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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay, a great base for exploring the local area. Short walk into the town centre with plenty of places to eat and drink, great to have separate access to the studio via garden so able to come go as you please. Hosts very friendly and nothing seemed to be too much trouble and nice selection of little extras on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break at The Garden Studio. Julia and Paul was so thoughtful with my disability needs.

The studio is well thought out and tastefully decorated and the "welcome pack" was most welcomed! ☺

We had the best weather for early Autumn and took advantage of it by visiting the beautiful Jurassic coastline.

We love Bridport and met up with old friends who had a gig in Number 10 Cafe. We are seriously considering moving to Bridport ourselves very soon, so this trip had a lot of contemplative reviewing for us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage simply delightful.

The location is ideal - private and quiet, with a country feel, yet just walking minutes from Waitrose and dozens of shops, restaurants and pubs.

The unit is nicely finished/ decorated and very, very well equipped. This includes provisions such as tea, coffee, condiments, paper towels, cling-film and so on. A breakfast tray with cereal, bread, butter, jam, milk and yoghurt was very welcome.

We enjoyed the area and the ability to walk both inland and on the coast, as well as explore nearby attractions. The Saturday morning market was great!

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

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 .

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

A perfect location for walkers with access to the Jurassic coastal path.

We can make your stay into a mini spa break with yoga classes midweek and aromatherapy, reflexology, massages or M.L.D available by appointment. Why not book on-site back massage on arrival after a long journey (subject to availability). Yoga days take place on Saturdays or Sundays at intervals through the year. Teaching and training courses also take place through the year for complementary therapists CPD, and instructor training in Tripudio Movement. Paul can also provide drawing and painting sessions. Art and yoga breaks take place throughout the year, ask for details or arrange your own package.


Bridport is just a few miles from a variety of beaches and coastal paths of the Jurassic coast. West Bay ( Broadchurch!), just 1.5/2 miles, 10 mins by car, bus or walk the river Brit and countryside to the Bay, approx 40 mins. Onwards to Burton Bradstock approx 4 miles and the spectacular Chesil beach. The A35, also takes you to the coastal town of Lyme Regis, 8.5miles by car with the famous Cobb & organised fossil hunts and onwards to Beer. 2 bus routes 31 and X53 from Exeter to Poole.


The bus garage is 2 mins from Allington, buses run the coast from Poole in the East to Exeter in the West visiting Dorchester and Axminster where train stations are located. Enjoying the Dorset coast is easiest by car, but buses will take you to coastal walks and towns. Airports are located in Exeter 1hr and Bristol and Bornmouth 1.5 hrs driving time. Southampton, 2hrs. Ferrys to/from French coast run from Weymouth, 35mins or Portsmouth and Plymouth also Channel islands both approx 1.5hrs.


Dorchester, Market town, museums and stations 25 minutes by car. Maiden Castle 20 mins by car. Lyme Regis 20 mins by car. Axminster and station 25 mins by car. Weymouth, Sea World and home of the sailing Olympics in 2012 approx 40 mins. Exeter 40 miles. Bournmouth 40 miles.

Further Details:

Bridport is the home of the unusual, a 3 day hat festival takes place in September, it is the home of the apple, a community apple orchard and an annual apple day is held. Food and art festivals are featured throughout the year. Snooks, our hatter and supplier of unusual attire, as featured in The Chap is located on West Street. Restaurants and bars source local produce and the market each Weds and Saturday has an array of produce from local farms, garden plants and as well as the antique section which runs down South Street, at the bottom of which the leisure centre is situated just behind the famous Palmers brewery and has daily classes, gym and swimming pool available. The Bridport Museum is open from April til October. Bridport hosts a range of unique shops, cafes and a variety of pubs, restaurants and bars which not only supply good food and drink The Ropemakers and Bar 10 regularly have live music in the evening. The Arts Centre and Electric Palace have a full programme all year ranging from the quirky to international acts and musicians. All major banks are represented and also High Street Supermarket Waitrose and larger stores a few minutes from the town centre. The Alleyways a popular vintage area and the art district with open studios, and the Red Brick Cafe. Also open air pizza on Friday nights from April through the summer. From West Bay you can hire small craft for picnics on the River Brid, or join a fishing trip for Mackerel. Leisure trips through the summer leave for Lyme Bay. Kite sailing and windsurfing also take place alongside fishing off the beach. Nearby Weymouth has a long sandy beach and sailing and diving centres, this will be the host town where 2012 open water Olympic Games took place. Sailing, windsurfing and diving are catered for at Portland. Many small villages surround Bridport with farm shops and excellent restaurants and village pubs.

Many local pubs of the area sport skittle alleys and other traditional games.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Autumn/winter 2016/17
3 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Chirstmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Spring/Summer 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
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 2pm, departure 11.00am, later by arrangement according to bookings.

Notes on prices:
Rates for 2 sharing - discounts £60 for 3-4 days, 5-6 days £55, 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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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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.

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