Colly Cottage

Dottery near Bridport, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 16387)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

A self-contained wing of the owners' beautiful thatched, Grade II listed farmhouse, dating back to 1780, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the tiny hamlet of Dottery, 1.5 miles from Bridport. Created from the former stable and hayloft of the farmhouse, this West Dorset cottage provides a wonderful and peaceful rural retreat for couples or a family. The well-appointed interior of this Dottery holiday cottage benefits from a cosy open plan living area, and two stylish bedrooms, both of which boast en-suite facilities and one with zip/link beds. Outside this Dottery holiday home is a private patio, or you may wish to take a scenic stroll along one of the nearby footpaths through the lush Marshwood Vale. A short drive from this West Dorset holiday cottage is the thriving market town of Bridport, which is often featured in the River Cottage TV series, whilst nearby West Bay with its pretty harbour is well worth exploring. The attractive seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its sandy beaches and historic harbour, is also within easy reach from this Dottery holiday cottage. A charming West Dorset cottage providing a tranquil base for exploring all that this area has to offer.


Two bedrooms with TVs: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and flame-effect electric fire.


Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Small enclosed patio with furniture. Use of owner's tennis court by arrangement. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “lovely property,lovely location”
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    • “we had a great week. the property was clean, comfortable and well furnished, the owners welcoming and friendly. It was easy to feel at home and relax.”

    Beesknees2015, Beccles, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Colly Cottage”
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    • “Absolutely superb in every single way. Beautiful, comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings and in a stunning area, with plenty to do and see, both on the coast and inland. Don't miss the market in Bridport on Saturdays, and be sure to visit the Washingpool farm shop, just up the road from Colly Cottage. Excellent eateries in Bridport and West Bay. Dorchester and Sherborne are not far away, and well worth a visit. Likewise The Hive Beach Café at Burton Bradstock and the Swannery at Abbotsbury.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Absolutely fantastic”
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    • “The accommodation fitted our needs perfectly - A ground floor bedroom with EN suite facilities for the disabled member of our group, and a spacious upstairs room with its own EN suite toilet and shower facilities for us. The dog was catered for by acres of ground, including a lake and attached fields. Our hosts were welcoming and friendly, even arranging our first evening's dining! The location was excellent - within a short drive of bustling Bridport, and a little further to west bay and the coast. Lyme Regis should also have been close, but our visit coincided with major Roadworks across the area! It was a lovely break and we would recommend it to anyone: A beautiful spot in a beautiful county.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, HALESOWEN, July 2013

    • “Wonderful week”
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    • “The service was second to none.Very friendly. The cottage was home from home, very comfortable beds too.QuietChristine If you like being out in the sticks, and don't mind narrow roads , this is for you! close to Bridport, which has lots going on. We hope to return next year! when hopefully Britain will enjoy better weather. The roads were very muddy,but to be expected after all the rain, We visited in October.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sandhurst, December 2012

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    • “Beautiful cottage and surroundings, very quiet and perfect for resting. Had very comfortable beds. The owners were extremely nice and friendly, making us feel at home.”

    Dr Seghedi, Bucharest, May 2015

    • “The property was in the most amazing location. The views were amazing, had beautiful grounds, sheep, new born lambs, fresh laid eggs, fantastic hosts and a fantastic big bed. Was perfect.”

    Mrs Cunningham, Chigwell, April 2015

    • “Lovely friendly welcoming hosts. The property is in a beautiful setting and is clean, comfortable and very well furnished. It was easy to feel at home there.”

    Mrs Besley, Beccles, April 2015

    • “A very comfortable cottage, everything you could want and in a quiet picturesque spot.”

    Mrs Townsend, Reading, March 2015

    • “Enjoyed the ambience and location of Colly Cottage very much. The fact you can walk across country as soon as you step out your door is a plus. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, also knowledgeable about the area. Would definitely recommend this Cottage to others.”

    Mrs Bassett, Braunton, November 2014

    • “The peace and quiet was great even though the weather was very noisy at night, high winds and rain. Wonderful views and helpful owners.”

    Mrs Miles, Tonbridge, October 2014

    • “Very comfortable and beautifully furnished cottage, with great facilities and a wonderful view. The hosts were very welcoming and we had a lovely holiday!”

    Mrs Cutts, London, August 2014

    • “The cottage was extremely well furnished and very comfortable. The owners could not have been more helpful. The location was excellent for walking and good places to eat. Lots going on, and the surrounding countryside is truly beautiful. The icing on the cake was the lovely weather while we were staying there. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family and we look forward to a return visit at some point in the not too distant future.”

    Mrs Elliott, Hexham, May 2014

    • “A very pretty cottage in a great location. Our hosts were very helpful, there when we needed them, otherwise left us alone to enjoy our holiday.”

    Mrs Reeve, Nottingham, May 2014

    • “The cottage was very warm, cosy and welcoming. The location, near to lovely Bridport was excellent, rural yet easily accessible and the owners were friendly and helpful. We loved the fact that we were able to walk with our dog through the fields near the cottage. We hope to return.”

    Mrs Lander, Bath, February 2014

    • “A very comfortable and warm cottage. Hosts helpful and willing to give assistance if needed but also gave us our privacy to enjoy the break.”

    Ms Bains, London, January 2014

    • “Lovely pretty cottage, beautifully furnished, comfortable and warm. No problems from the winter storms over Christmas. Felt very much at home.”

    Mr Lillie, Baldock, December 2013

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About the location


Bridport 1.5 miles; Dorchester 17 miles.

Dottery, a tiny hamlet nestling on the edge of West Dorset's Marshwood Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is set amongst a landscape dotted with picturesque villages, stunning scenery and glorious rural views. Only a short distance from the Jurassic Coast, with its dramatic cliffs, breathtaking views and lovely beaches, there is great walking on offer, with coastal trails and countryside paths to choose from. Enjoy one of Dottery's many visitor attractions, or visit the quaint harbours of Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis, with the bustling market town of Bridport, featured in TV's River Cottage series, less than 2 miles away. With plenty to offer visitors, this is a great coastal location, at any time of the year.

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