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Character Cottage Originally Part Of The Barrack's Officers Quarters

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Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Bridport, Dorset, England - Situated In A Quiet No Through Road, Impossible To Believe It Is Only 2mins Walk To The Main Street

Very quietly situated, stone built terraced cottage, 5 mins walk to buzzing Bucky Doo Sq where there is live music on most Saturday market days. Bridport is situated on the River Brit and was originally a port and known for its rope and net making. Many of the alleyways and twittens originate because of the need to lay out the rope and nets. Only 1.5m from stunning Jurassic coast and West Bay (location of Broadchurch). You may bump into local celebrities (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Martin Clunes, PJHarvey, Billy Bragg and others) plus London celebs who come to support events at the Electric Palace, where groups regularly play in the revived Art Deco cinema, there is also the Arts Centre with an eclectic range of art exhibitions, films and entertainment. Annual events include Food & Beer Festival, Literary Festival, Hat Festival & Open Art Studio week. Bridport has become a centre for 'foodies' in the South West and has in recent years been labelled 'Notting Hill on Sea' by a national newspaper.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Neil & Penny Thomas
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Neil & Penny Thomas

No 29 Barrack Street has been in our family for very many years and has been lived in by various members of the family at different stages of their lives, usually when bringing up small children. Several still live and work in the area - having graduated to larger detached houses to accommodate their growing children! - we are therefore familiar with all the local eateries, best places to visit and willing to pass on any local information.

What makes this cottage unique

The proximity to Bridport's main shopping street and all the different eating places whilst enjoying the quiet road and tranquil garden setting makes this a place to remember.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'your house is lovely and we had a very happy week staying there'
Sep 2016
  • 1 of 2

Guestbook comments from the owner

'your house is lovely and we had a very happy week staying there'
Sep 2016
  • 1 of 2

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

4

Quiet cottage close to the town

  • 4 of 5

Quiet comfortable cottage close to the town of Bridport, so quick to reach bars & restaurants on foot. Also no through road into the main street so virtually no traffic, just pedestrians passing.

Weather was cold & wet so the warmth & cosiness of the cottage was much-appreciated by us and our small dog, who also enjoyed exploring the garden & barking at passers-by from the front window! Sitting- room & main bedroom were a little shabbier than expected, but comfortable enough.

Several good restaturants nearby - Olive Tree at end of street, Taj Mahal on main street & the highlight, Station Kitchen in West Bay, a converted hospital railway carriage in the old railway station - quality of food & drink & atmosphere are fabulous, although not cheap.

Bridport Arts Centre has regular events - we saw live opera streamed from the New York Metropolitan Opera one evening - a real treat & affordable.

All in all, a warm, comfortable cottage close to coastal walks, restaurants, Lyme Regis, Weymouth etc. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Very cosy pet friendly cottage in a central location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is small but well organised and with a good sized garden.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place to stay for our first time in Bridport. The house itself was surprisingly quiet given its proximity to the town centre and a pub. The Tiger Inn, barely a minute's walk, is very welcoming and has a good selection of ales. There's an excellent cafe a few steps further on which does a good a hot chocolate as you'll ever try.

We walked everywhere. Twice to West Bay, along the clifftop and along the beach as well as climbing a few hills. We left the car in the long stay car park in East St. That's a mile by road but 4 minutes on foot! At only £2.80 per day, it's good, but there weren't many spaces available.

The house is well equipped and there are lots of good shops nearby. For winos, try Palmers shop on the road to West Bay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our three days. I am sure we will be back soon!

Thank you so much, Neil & Penny.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I'm so glad you had a good break and obviously love Bridport as much as we do. You're welcome back any time , We give 10% discount for return visits! Penny & Neil
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5

a cosy cottage with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the May half-term week with 2 teenage boys. There is plenty to do, Bridport is a lovely town and West Bay a short walk or drive if you prefer. I would recommend this Cottage and the loaction for anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that review. You are absolutely correct! Bridport is a fabulous place to visit , apart from the Jurassic Coast you have so many great eating places, brilliant Saturday market, quirky arty scene - we love it!
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5

A lovely cozy cottage near town

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, nice furnishings, well equipped and in a good location. No dedicated parking but you can usually find a space nearby on the street.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review - we are always thrilled when guests appreciate our cottage and particularly the fabulous location. Penny & Neil
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5

Lovely property in the heart of town

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a lovely little house right in the heart of the town of Bridport, near all the amenities. It was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. It was particularly nice to have the mature garden to sit and read in.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : West Bay at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Olive Tree at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : at 2 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Walking the South Coast path. Fishing at West Bay. Sailing at West Bay and Lyme Regis

Coast/Beach:

1.5 miles to West Bay and magnificent Jurassic coast. See the beaches where Broadchurch is filmed! West Bay has several high quality pubs/restaurants and is also known for it's many colourful Beach Huts selling a wide variety of freshly caught fish & chips.

Travel:

9 miles from Lyme Regis.

Distances:

Visit Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Charmouth and inland to Beaminster and many other pretty Dorset villages

Further Details:

Because of it's 'foodie' reputation Bridport and the surrounding area has attracted many celebrity chefs. The list is endless - Crab House Cafe (Portland), Sienna(Dorchester), Bridge House (Beaminster), Hive Beach (Burton Bradstock) Watch House (West Bay) Riverside (West Bay), River Cottage (Axminster, Mark Hix (Lyme Regis), there are many others in Bridport to suit all tastes/budgets. West Bay is becoming celebrated for its food shacks where you can buy all kinds of fast food from locally caught fish and chips to delicious lobster bisque to take away and all the usual array of burgers & chips. Bridport Market which was originally granted its Charter 740 years ago also displays a wide variety of food stalls. You could buy freshly prepared curries, spanish tapas, locally reared beefburgers and all forms of bread, cakes and pastries. There are many fresh fish stalls, fruit and vegetables, plants as well as the usual bric a brac, books and vintage clothing. If you go to St Michaels Yard you will find many art studios and antique & vintage shops. An Antique & Vintage Sunday is held there on the last Sunday in every month, Dorset's answer to Portobello Road!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£60
£500
 
 
Easter hols
26 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£275
for 3 nights
From
£75
£650
 
 
Mid
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£65
£600
 
 
1/2 term
27 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£275
for 3 nights
From
£75
£650
 
 
Mid
11 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£65
£600
 
 
Peak
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£335
for 3 nights
From
£95
£750
 
 
Mid
3 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£65
£600
 
 
1/2 term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£275
for 3 nights
From
£75
£650
 
 
Low
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£60
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
From
£65
£600
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning/housekeeping £50

Booking Notes:
£50 (non returnable) deposit will secure booking, final payment 2 weeks prior.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday but short breaks also welcome. Minimum of 3 nights charged at a daily rate but addition of £50 per let to cover laundry/cleaning.

Notes on prices:
3 nights minimum stay (daily rate + housekeeping). Winter lets of more than 2 weeks may incur a heating supplement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The proximity to Bridport's main shopping street and all the different eating places whilst enjoying the quiet road and tranquil garden setting makes this a place to remember.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath, recently modernised but still retaining character with stripped wooden floors.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with two single beds Bedroom 2 has a double bed and magnificent views.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Garden seating. Restricted on street parking immediately outside house but free on street parking within 100 yards, subject to there being a space. Long stay car park in East Street (opposite end of Barrack Street) - £2.80 all day. For more details of car parks in Bridport go to www.dorsetforyou.com/car-parks/west-dorset/bridport. Outside: Attractive & secluded cottage garden with garden seating. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying/airing capacity Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen/Towels included. Other: This is a 200 year old cottage and much of the furniture is antique. We hope whilst modernising that we have managed to retain the character of the house without resorting too much to Ikea!

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