Jasmine Cottage

Bothenhampton near Bridport, Dorset (Ref. 928137)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A most pretty little Victorian terraced cottage found in the heart of the delightful West Dorset village of Bothenhampton, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, situated almost half way between the attractive market town of Bridport and the charming harbourside village of West Bay.

Lovingly furnished, the front door opens into the long hallway where you can leave your coats, buckets and spades, then head into the spacious kitchen/diner, with its feature glass sitting area where some of you can socialise whilst the cook dishes up tasty treats.

After enjoying a meal, you can relax in the cosy sitting room, where on chillier days you can toast your toes in front of the warming gas fire.

At the bottom of the stairs is a fixed stairgate that cannot be moved to the top stair but can be folded back if not needed.

Upstairs, there’s a handy cloakroom with basin and WC (that can also be accessed from the garden), a bathroom with separate shower cubicle, then after a busy day enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the three comfortable bedrooms.

As the cottage is tucked into the hillside above the main street, the fascinating garden is made up of six terraced levels, each different from the one below, culminating in a super summerhouse and a decked patio, a perfect place to unwind and share a glass or two of your favourite tipple whilst admiring the distant views.

Close by, enjoy browsing the colourful array of market stalls at Bridport's twice weekly market, then take in a show at the Arts Centre followed by a meal at one of the numerous inns.

Also visit West Bay, with its pretty little harbour.

Watch the fishing boats unload their daily catch, then enjoy a scrummy fish and chip meal from the harbourside kiosks.

Guests with plenty of energy will be amazed by the spectacular views across the sparkling waters of Lyme Bay from the coastal path, or how about trying your hand at a sea fishing trip or scuba diving?

After all these adventures you'll be pleased to return to such a welcoming and cosy cottage, a perfect West Dorset holiday home.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor basin and WC. Kitchen with comfy seating leading to dining room. Sitting room with gas woodburner-effect stove.


  • Gas central heating with gas woodburner-effect stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring own beach and dog towels
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Stairgate (fixed at bottom of stairs)
  • Unrestricted roadside parking below the raised pavement outside cottage, on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed, steep terraced garden (only accessed via first floor set of covered stairs at end of entrance passageway) with patios, summerhouse and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on ground floor only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Cottage set on a high raised pavement above the road and is accessed via 5 steps from the road to the raised pavement or from the lower end of the pavement
  • Note: Steep steps up to terraced garden, therefore it may not be suitable for the infirm, and young children need to be supervised
  • Note: Mobile phone signal can be occasionally intermittent.

About the location


Bridport 1.2 miles; West Bay 1.4 miles; Weymouth 18 miles.

The pretty West Dorset village of Bothenhampton is situated just over a mile south-east of Bridport and 1.4 miles from the sea and harbour at West Bay. The layout of the village dates from medieval times with an unusual long raised pavement stretching down the main street. The nearby market town of Bridport grew up around the River Brit, and was shaped by its extensive history of rope and net making. The long, wide streets and alleyways between the houses were once where the flax strands were twisted into rope, whilst today those streets are filled with an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns, and Bridport’s colourful twice weekly market was regularly featured on the River Cottage TV programme. West Bay, fondly known as ‘The Gateway to the Dorset Jurassic Coast’, nestles beneath the iconic sandstone cliffs of Golden Cap, at the western end of the dramatic pebbly Chesil Beach, and provided the setting for the Broadchurch TV series. This is a wonderful West Dorset village location, offering scenic walks along the South West Coastal Path, as well as ample opportunities locally to try your hand at sea fishing, golf, fossil hunting, boating, or even try scuba diving. Alternatively, just a short drive takes you to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, drive the scenic coastal road to the lovely sub-tropical gardens and swannery at Abbotsbury, or relax on the golden sands of Weymouth. This wonderful location makes an ideal base for a great family holiday.

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