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Rural Dorset By The Sea With Garden & Stunning Views, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Ganders Cottage has 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Walking Distance to the Coast Footpath, Local Pub and the Market Town of Bridport.

Highway Farm offers quality accommodation.

Enjoy the freedom of self-catering in Ganders Cottage, relax and get closer to nature.

For an exciting and unusual break, you don't need to travel too far to stimulate your senses or stay at home and dabble in the fishing lakes on site.

We're in a great location to explore the delights of West Dorset and Devon along the Jurassic coast.

We are local hosts with a wealth of local knowledge and aim to make your stay a special.

Also on offer B&B in the farmhouse for family and friends.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Decidedly Dorset! We love Dorset, have lived in West Dorset all our lives and we're happy to share our passion about everything Bridport and local. We were Dairy Farmers, sold up in 2002 and moved 10 miles to Highway Farm, it was a big move! We have our roots in the soil with local connections and much involvement and a wealth of local knowledge.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic break, very romantic. Everything here just perfect, most definitely hope to revisit. We are all fossilised out! Mary & Chris

Lovely cosy cottage with easy access to 5 beaches. Kids loved it and are already planning a return visit. Thanks. Nigel & Simone

Been here fishing many years, first stay in the beautiful comfortable and homely Ganders. John & Pauline are great hosts. The Lake family
Feb 2013
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Lovely week at Ganders Cottage

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The Baker family, consisting of Grandma, Grandad, Mum, Dad & our 6 month old spent a lovely week at Ganders Cottage.

We were well received by the owners, John and Pauline who were very friendly and helpful.

The cottage was perfect for our needs, the views from the cottage and the surrounding area are just beautiful and we were extremely lucky with the weather, which always makes a difference.

Grandad struggles with his mobility so the downstairs twin room with en suite shower room was perfect for him - although the cottage would be no good for a wheelchair user.

Upstairs was the double room with adjoining bathroom, which had ample space for our travel cot and the bath was great for bathing our boy.

We made good use of the dishwasher, washing machine and rotary washing line during our stay; in fact we hardly had to do any washing at all when we got home - bonus!!!

As the weather was great we also made good use of the BBQ and the sun loungers from the summer house. The garden was great for our little one as it is enclosed.

We visited places that had mobility access & wheelchair hire such as Weymouth, Yeovil (Fleet Air Arms) & Montacute House and could definitely recommend the Fleet Air Arms museum. Weymouth has a lovely Punch and Judy stand for youngsters.

Local Bridport has a fantastic leisure centre with training pool and also is a great shopping centre for all the provisions you need during a holiday.

We sampled the delicious food at the local pub the Illchester Arms too.

We would definitely stay at Ganders Cottage again should we be visiting Dorset again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosemary. Lovely to meet you all, and baby Leo was a delight. Thank you for taking the trouble to write. Sometimes we have Granny and Grandpa to stay for B&B in the farmhouse next door where they can enjoy leisurely breakfasts and a little time away! There's a ground floor room with a walk in shower that would suit Dad. Look forward to seeing you again, soon.
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From the Owner

There are simply stunning views from every aspect of our farmhouse with Colmers Hill, our local iconic hill, in full view and a joy. We walk daily with our dogs over Eype downs towards to sea and we love Bridport, it's arty, foodie, full of fun and festivals with lovely weekly market days and it's friendly with lots going all year round. Many of our guests fall in love with Dorset and keep coming back for more!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 40 Miles Nearest Train : Dorchester at 15 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Arty Workshops;


An excellent base for those trekking the South West Coastal Path as the bus stops every hour outside of our entrance.

Coarse Fishing;

2 well-stocked fishing lakes viewed from the cottage. Secluded and peaceful location, and lots of crafty fish to challenge!


Eype 1 ½ miles. Quiet pebble steep shelving beach. Dogs permitted

Seatown 1 ½ miles. steep shelving. The Anchor Pub

West Bay 2 miles. Cafes, kiosks, restaurants, pubs, sea fishing, tackle shops

Charmouth 4 miles. Heritage Centre/fossil walks & shop. Pebble/sandy beach/warm pools.

Lyme Regis 7 m. Pebble sandy beach. Harbour/Lifeboat/Boat trips/ kids activities. Fossil walks/museum/shops.

Burton Bradstock 3 miles. Steep shelving, fine shingle beach. Excellent beach café.


We are very easy to find by car:

On the south side of the A35 between the West Bay roundabout and Chideock.


The Bus Stop for No. 53 & 31 is outside our entrance and is called The Old London Inn, located between Bridport Bus Station and Chideock.

Train from London Waterloo;

Dorchester South Station 16 miles. Bus no.31, taxi ride or car hire at Station. Axminster Train Station 12 miles. Exeter Airport 35 miles away. Bus 31. Exeter Airport 45 minutes. Bristol Airport 90 minutes


Bridport 1 mile

Dorchester 16 miles

Lyme Regis 8 miles

Further Details:

An excellent base for those trekking the South West Coastal Path as the bus stops every hour outside of our entrance with some of the best natural sailing waters and the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the UK, there's much to do!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 13
7 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Enquiries by email or telephone please.
25% deposit required on booking and full balance due 8 weeks before stay.
Debit cards/cash accepted. Additional charge for credit cards.

Changeover Day:
Short breaks Friday - Monday, or Monday to Friday.
Can be flexible and offer B&B in the cottage in wintertime.
Bonus of winter B&B in cottage.

Notes on prices:
Wintertime in Ganders Cottage with the bonus of breakfast! English cooked breakfast brought to the cottage. B&B basis for 2. £50pppn, min stay 3 nights.

Self-catered winter breaks, Nov to March 3 nights £250, 4 nights £295.

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From the Owner

The Fishing Lakes are fun, full of fish and a great way to relax and enjoy the local wildlife. Highway Farm is in a brilliant location from which to explore, by car, by bus or on foot. Excellent local pubs on our doorstep, one in walking distance plus a host of great eating places we can point you to.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, ground floor room
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, King size bed, and room for cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) +room for cot. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, on the 1st floor has a very comfortable king bed and colour TV with ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2, on the ground floor has 3' twin beds or can be put together to make a large double, ensuite shower room.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: We aim to make your stay special. Ganders Cottage is attached to the farmhouse but it's completely private and self-contained with parking. We give you a nice warm welcome on arrival and then leave you in peace, but we're here if you need any help. Ideal for one family, or two couples, or a special retreat for two when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We offer out of season breaks 3 or 4 nights starting any day from Nov-March. And Cottage B&B in the wintertime with an aga cooked breakfast bought to the cottage.........indulge yourselves! No dogs allowed. Outside: The large lawned garden is fenced and overlook our fishing lakes and grounds with stunning views and wildlife to watch. It has a summerhouse with comfy sun-loungers, outside games and a patio area with garden furniture and gas BBQ for your use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels are included in the price. Weekly clean. Other: Open-plan living area and well-equipped kitchen/dining space with gas central heating, cosy in the winter.

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