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The Doves

Burton Bradstock, Dorset (Ref. 994165)


(25 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The location of the Doves was perfect for touring around this area of Dorset, it was clean and well equipped and the view over the rolling hills and down to the sea was lovely, we did find the noise from the road during the day especially the motorbikes was loud when sitting outside, however it was quiet at night, but this would be the reason we would not return again."

    Reviewed by IanJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Doves, a lovely little (actually very spacious) annex with the most amazing views and a very pretty garden, which my boys loved."

    The owners were very friendly and available if you needed them but not intrusive, they let my boys put up the football goal so they could play out in the garden. If I had one minor suggestion it would be the fridge could be a bit bigger but we managed fine and otherwise its a well equipped comfortable annex.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2022

  • "Very comfortable,lovely views, very nice,helpful owners."

    ideal situation for places around.Altogether a lovely relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2021

  • "It was great being so close to the sea - being able to see it from the windows and walk to it so easily was brilliant."

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2021

  • "Y biggest problem was with the wi-fi, which I rely on for news and information of surrounding area, etc."

    The wi-fi, when working, had a download speed of 0.2mbs. This despite there being a booster in the dining area. When it did work, my antivirus software told me that it was not secure. My other bugbear was the fridge/freezer. Whoever decided to put a counter-top fridge/freezer on the floor? Not only was it tiny, but for two 72 years olds and an 82 year old it was almost impossible to get down to find anything. We felt that the mezzanine floor was not particularly private. And the toaster 'popped' after approximately 10 seconds, despite being on the longest setting.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "May be worth mentioning that there is a considerable amount of traffic noise as located on coast road especially at weekend."

    Also it does state that it is attached to owners property but wasn't expecting double glass doors....couldn't see through but could certainly hear them quite clearly. Did take a bit of getting used to. We did love the view though and the owners were very nice and we were blessed with very good weather

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2021

  • "The Doves was an excellent location for our holiday, the views were wonderful."

    The cottage was cosy and warm, and ideal for 4 people. The only concern was lack of hot water in the the upper en-suite. However would stay again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2021

  • "Friendly host without being too imposing (next door)."

    Milk, cookies and teabags/coffee in the cottage on our arrival which was a nice touch. We enjoyed sitting on the veranda and taking in the sea view. Lovely location, we walked to the local beach across the field each night. Hive beach was great too with a fantastic cafe. Nice and close to Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

    Reviewed by GailJul 2021

  • "We had a really enjoyable week here with our 8 year old son, despite mixed weather."

    The views from the house are amazing and the coastal path walk in either direction is fabulous. We found the beds comfortable. The kitchen was a bit cramped for us as we like cooking a lot but all in all we had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by PennyJul 2021

  • "An enjoyable week in a beautiful part of Dorset."

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The cottage was very clean and met our expectation. Although it didn’t bother us I wouldn’t think it would be suitable for small children. I would also advise anyone wishing to eat in one of the very good pubs in the village to book an evening meal in advance.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Doves, it had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable, especially loved the veranda where you can sit and take in the amazing views."

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2021

  • "Our stay at the Doves was mixed ,set in a nice location with excellent views."

    This is my honest opinion of important issues. Very limited parking. No room for visitors,4 guests in one car !! OK for a small family.Needs to be made clear in the feature section of advert. Not suitable for elderly or Disabled access.Not an issue for myself & wife. No wine glasses. Beds are Doubles 4’6 and not comfortable. Separating the accommodation from the owners part of the building is a pair of French doors that have been blacked out. Noise you can hear the TV from owners Adjoining part of the building. Central Heating is controlled by the owners and was very mixed.Just an electric fire in the lounge. No extract fans in bathrooms. It is located in a beautiful part of Dorset with plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by GodfreySep 2020

  • "Wonderful terrace where you could sit out and see the bay."

    Lots of lovely places to visit close at hand. Great beaches and good walks. Friendly hosts made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "Please check the cleaners are following covid 19 cleaning instructions."

    No handwipes or gel in the property.

    Reviewed by RodAug 2020

  • "Pros: very competitive pricing."

    Great location for fit walkers. Some superb eateries and stunning views within a 15-30 min walk. Again- the views were gorgeous especially in the evening. One word- SUNSETS! Accommodation was very clean, fully functional and thoughtfully appointed (although we had to buy a knife for cooking, which we left behind.) Lovely views and the sounds of actual doves. Cons: a bit of road noise and a rather fast road to pull out onto. Ideally driving instructions would put the name of the main house rather than The Doves- however I recognised the house from the photos. Would recommend interior privacy drapes on the french doors separating the Doves from the main house. It was unsettling to not have control over that, especially right next to our bedroom. They would also provide more sound insulation. It wasn’t loud, but you could just hear the TV at night and that made it feel a little too close. The only other issue we had was that the double bed was just a tad too small and too soft, and to be honest we didn’t sleep well at all because of it. Admittedly we are used to a bigger bed. All in all though, this worked well for a family of four who did a fair amount of cooking and some laundry. It was very clean, very quaint, very “Dorset” with unique features and beautiful views. The owners seemed friendly yet gave us our space. I’d go again for a weekend in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2020

  • "Jenny and Ernie were friendly and helpful, the views from the patio and gardens were amazing, the sun was on the raised patio area from morning until sunset so we could eat out any time of the day."

    The description did not mention the dishwasher which was an added benefit as we visited during the pandemic. The property was well placed for visiting all the beach resorts. We had our well behaved 4 year old Granddaughter with us and Jenny said is was perfectly Ok for her to play in the garden, in fact we were out most of the time so we only took a walk around the garden, she loved the Doves and all the birds in the aviary. I was rather concerned that she might disturb the owners when playing in doors, but when I spoke to Ernie about this he said jokingly that he made more noise. We had previously stayed in a property nearer the beach which avoided having to cross the busy main road to go for a walk, but the setting and facilities of the Doves made this the favourite.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2020

  • "Perfect location even though the weather was quite bad on some days we had a fantastic time with lovely views on your door step."

    The owners of The Doves are very friendly and welcoming too.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "Very relaxing, spacious and comfortable accommodation, with beautiful views of the sea and surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2019

  • "The Doves is in a great position for walking coastal paths and visiting resorts and beaches"

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with fantastic views."

    Jenny and Ernie were lovely hosts, checking in with us at the beginning of the stay, answering questions from our daughters about the guinea fowl and doves and checking at the end of the break that all was fine, apart from that they have us plenty of space and were always friendly and helpful when asked.

    Reviewed by NickJul 2019

  • "Lovely walks around the area and view from the house of the sea is amazing"

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2019

  • "Apart from the rain and wind."

    .. We found the area delightful with many things to see and do. Cottage well equipped and comfortable and hosts available when required. Thoroughly recommended. There was a small problem when we arrived and the house key bent, which then broke in the lock. A quick call to Dream Cottages sorted it out. Very efficient and thoughtful. Good service.

    Reviewed by RalphJun 2019

  • "We had a good week in Burton Bradstock, the weather was kind and the cottage is well situated with excellent views."

    However, we do have to make some comments in regard to your listing and description (some in our opinion very important) Kitchen - it is rather tiny and dysfunctional with a large fridge freezer on the opposite wall to the sink leaving a space no more than 24 inches – not enough room for more than 1 person in the kitchen at a time. For 4 adults there really weren’t enough large saucepans and we don’t believe that 4 mugs and 3 cups and saucers and a teapot for 3 mugs is adequate, especially with the use of a dishwasher. We couldn’t find glasses that would suit an aperitive or morning fruit juice unless you count the 3 coke glasses Your description clearly states that the property is an annexe. This fails to mention that the owner’s property is separated by a pair of internal glazed doors. It doesn’t give one adequate privacy, and the fact that this is not mentioned is misleading at best. Your description states there is an upstairs bedroom which is in fact a mezzanine room with open access to the lounge area leaving no adequate privacy for the occupants, and your description is again misleading Finally, we read in a review somewhere that the owners were friendly and approachable. This was not our experience. We did not receive the courtesy of a call to see if everything was OK, and the 2 times we saw the lady of the house in the garden it was really just a brief ‘hello’. Not good enough in our opinion if you are renting your property and live in the adjoining accommodation. In the circumstance our belief is that the rental cost is not value for money.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "A really nice, homely cottage annexe."

    The owners in the main house were very friendly. The views from the annexe are stunning.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Terrace with furniture, lawns
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Sorry no pets
  • Shop and pub 10 minute walk.

The property

This delightful cottage is an annexe attached to the owner’s home and boasts incredible views over Freshwater Bay and the south west coast.

Offering spacious accommodation downstairs you will find a living/dining room with TV and patio doors to the terrace where you can enjoy the extensive sea views.

It is the perfect place to relax and spend time together.

The compact kitchen has everything you need for creating delicious meals and a ground floor en-suite double bedroom completes the downstairs.

Upstairs is another large double bedroom with en-suite and elevated views across the coast and out to sea.

Situated on the outskirts of the popular village of Burton Bradstock, The Doves is ideally located for exploring much of the Jurassic coastline.

Burton Bradstock is famed for the Hive Beach and Café, as well as two lovely pubs, village shop and a post office.

Located just three miles from West Bay where ITV’s hit series Broadchurch was filmed, there are plenty of sites to recognise, be sure to enjoy a delicious local ice dream as you wander around the harbour.

Bridport, with it’s popular antiques market and great mix of coffee shops, restaurants and independent shops, is the perfect place to wander or to sit and watch the world go by.

Further afield you can find the county town of Dorchester, just 15 miles away.

Lyme Regis with the famous Cob Harbour is only 13 miles away and the Isle of Portland and Weymouth with it’s golden sandy beach and shallow waters are around 20 miles to the east.

Whatever your chosen holiday adventures The Doves is a great location for exploring in all directions with ease.

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About the location


Bridport 2.5 miles; Weymouth 15 miles; Dorchester 16 miles; Yeovil 21 miles

A wonderful coastal village in Bride Valley on Dorset's picturesque Jurassic Coast, flanked by the River Bride. Burton Bradstock is the perfect spot for a peaceful break on England's south coast, with the South West Coastal Path running alongside for you walking enthusiasts. The village itself boasts 16th and 17th century thatched cottages as well as two pubs, a shop and a Post Office, the glistening Hive Beach is a wonderful spot to spend the summer days with the magnificent cliffs as a backdrop, there is also a lovely café to sit and relax in, once a year the Spring Tide Festival is held which would be worth lining up your holiday with! There are many attractions and activities to enjoy around here, with the stunning coastal resort of Weymouth making for an excellent day out. Alternatively, head inland to Dorchester and Yeovil for great shopping, architecture, eating and drinking.

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