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Pretty Thatched Cosy Cottage in Symondsbury Village, Dorset, 4 Star Gold Rating

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Holiday Home in Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset, England - Peaceful Location, 4 Minute Walk To The Local Pub The Ilchester Arms, 5 Minute Drive To The Beach

Our changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. Please contact us directly for Midweek and Weekend prices. Our minimum stay is 3 nights over the weekend or 4 nights during the week.

The Old Post Office Cottage is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Symondsbury. There is a large garden with a trampoline and games room, graveled drive with off road parking. To the rear of the property is a secluded garden and patio area with BBQ. Internally there are 2 double bedrooms and a single bedroom sleeping 5 (Z bed optional for an extra child). There is a wood burning stove in both the kitchen/diner and lounge. The property is surrounded by stunning country side views with lots of lovely walks and only a 10 minute drive to the Jurassic Coastline.

Property Manager
Wendy Botwright
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2017

About Wendy Botwright

Symondsbury Estate is a family run business. The luxury holiday cottages are set in the outstanding natural beauty within The Symondsbury Estate and The Jurassic coast.

Why Wendy Botwright chose Symondsbury

Symondsbury Estate has been owned by the Colfox Family since the early 1900's.

What makes this cottage unique

All our properties offer a peaceful location, privacy and comfort.

There are many woodland and coastal path walks. We have also created a mountain bike & walking trail that meanders throughout the estate and a skills park.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is the second time I have stayed at The Old Post Office, and it was as special the second time as the first! The cottage is quaint but spacious, practical yet cosy and above all else has a real luxurious feel to it. It is set in a good size garden, with ample parking on the drive way for all and wood burner in the dining room and the open fire in the lounge almost make it too cosy to leave on a Winters day! The bedding, towels and bath robes are all supplied and are of wonderful quality as is the welcome hamper of the main food necessities to get your stay off to the right start. All in all, I love this place - so much so, I'm looking at booking my third stay very soon!
Oct 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Symondsbury in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 large luxurious bathroom with bath, power shower, wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two double bedrooms with zip and link beds enabling them to be twin beds or Kingsize. 1 single bedroom with room to accommodate a z bed for an additional child.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Ideal for families, friends and couples, whatever the weather. Light airy rooms but cosy and warm in the winter months. Outside: To the front of the property is a gravelled drive and parking area. The large front garden has a trampoline and off to the side is a games room with a table tennis table. Views to Colmers Hill. The rear garden is totally secluded and has a lovely patio area with BBQ. There are nice surrounding views of the countryside. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide crisp white linen for all the beds and hand and bath towels are provided, also dressing gowns. Linen for the cot and z bed are not supplied. The cottage is cleaned and the linen is changed after every booking on our change over day, Friday. Other: A pretty Kitchen/Dining room with wood burning stove for cosy evening meals.


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Special interest holidays:

Guided Mountain Bike Rides on the trails through the Symondsbury Estate


The Jurassic Coast is a 10 minute drive away with beautiful beaches and cliff top walks including West Bay, Eype Beach, Burton Bradstock and Seatown. There is plenty of fossil hunting and dogs are welcome on Eype Beach all year round.

Lyme Regis beach is the only sandy beach in the area, the sand was bought over from France! and is approximately a 15-20 minute drive away.


Exeter Airport 50 minute drive. Bournemouth Airport 1 hour drive away and Bristol Airport approximately 1 hr 45 minutes drive.


The Old Post Office Cottage is situated in the heart of Symondsbury Village, which has a local pub, school, church and the local landmark Comers Hill is definitely worth a walk to the top to see the spectacular views.

The market town of Bridport is only a few minutes drive away.

Further Details:

For all Mountain Bike enthusiasts, we have built a 8km trail and skills area/bike park around The Estate for our guests to use, available for all ages and abilities.

Bridport is a bustling market town which holds a street market every Wednesday and Saturday, you will find the pavements lined with stall holders selling everything from local produce, to bric-a -brac. Bridport is very much a 'foodie' heaven with fantastic restaurants, bistros and tea rooms. There are plenty of artists studios to visit and small galleries.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Symondsbury, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3rd November - 22nd December
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22nd December - 5th January
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit to secure the booking, the balance is due 8 weeks before your stay. Bookings can be made via email or telephone at present. Payments can be made via debit/credit card, BACS or cheque.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Friday, out of season we are flexible and offer weekend breaks and mid week breaks.

Notes on prices:
***Please contact Symondsbury Estate for any weekend or midweek prices as we do not price our properties with nightly prices***
For a weekend or midweek break price please enquire on 01308 424116.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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