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Little Berwick Cottage

(Ref. 994004)

Burton Bradstock, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was a bit dirty when we arrived, but the overall complaint was the cluster flies."

    These had gathered around the windows in the living room and in the folds of the curtains in the main bedroom. The property clearly has a known issue with these flies, as they had (full!) fly traps on all the windows. The fact that no one had been in to clear these traps and deal with the build up indicates it had not been cleaned for a while - you could not miss them. Instead, when we drew the curtains we were presented with 2/300 flies swarming the bedroom and house. We rang Sykes to ask for help or alternative accommodation. No help was offered and only a much smaller property was sort of offered, but only with manager approval. In fact we were told if we wanted a refund or the option of moving property we would have to remain in the house that night. The only assistance offered was help to clear them in the following day, but we had to remain in the property that night. So we spent the first 2-3 hours of our holiday clearing flies while the kids got upset. A truly shocking start to our holiday with even worse customer service. The following day someone did come to the house to clear the traps, but left fly debris all over the bedding and no additional fly traps were left. We again messaged to ask for these and for someone to provide clean sheets. These calls were ignored for the rest of the week, so we had to take a trip to the supermarket to buy washing powder to do it ourselves at 7pm! The only positive was we were offered a 50% refund, however this took nearly 2 weeks to arrive. Conclusion: The house and location is nice, but let down by a poor cleaning regime, especially where there is a known issue with flies. Sykes are useless and could not care less about their clients once they have your money. I will not be returning to one of their properties in the future and would advise any holiday let owner to avoid using them.

    Reviewed by Mathew2.2Oct 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable stay and the weather was outstanding."

    The only minor problem was that the key box was difficult to use.,

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Sep 2023

  • "We all had a wonderful stay at the Little Berwick and would definitely return."

    It was a lovely cottage in a really good location. All we would say is even though it didn't put us off was that it could have been dusted a bit more to get the cobwebs cleaned up as there are a lot around the cottage, that being said the bedding, towels and cleanliness as a whole was good. All in all a great holiday

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet countryside Would enhance the property with a modern ..."

    Lovely cottage in quiet countryside Would enhance the property with a modern downstairs shower room Dining table top unsteady so not kid friendly New toaster in kitchen is required Beds very comfortable We enjoyed our holiday stay

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely New Years stay!"

    Beautiful cottage in a good location. A great base for exploring Dorset. Great facilities- everything we could need in the kitchen. High chair may be useful for future guests (the foldable travel types so easier for storage). Some parts a little tired, but we expected this from an old cottage. Really comfy beds which makes a big difference! Small touches like soap were a bonus. Beautiful log fire and cosy lounge - perfect way to spend a New Years break and plenty of space for two families of 4 (one in travel cot). Pictures don’t clearly show the dining table and do it justice. There’s a great round 8 person table in the lounge - we had thought there was only one smaller table in the kitchen so it was a nice surprise! Overall a lovely cottage, steeped in history. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Dec 2022

  • "Problems with this Cottage."

    EVERY cupboard, lift up seats in the kitchen dining area, chests, packed with unnecessary blankets, 36 large glass tumblers, lamp shades all just piled in on top of each other - no order whatsoever. This means that apart from wardrobes there is nowhere for a tenant to store things. Imagine my horror when looking under the downstairs beds I found it packed with laundry bags - some clean linen and some dirty linen - initially I piled them into the downstairs shower - but realised that one shower and bathroom for 8 would not do. All were put into two green wheelie bins which I dragged into the garden so that they would not be taken by the refuse men. There was a lot of mold behind the two bedheads in the downstairs room. My husband went out and purchased some mold remover which entailed not using the room for two days to allow the smell to evaporate. There is mold in many places around the house and I would recommend that the house be Deep Cleaned by a reputable cleaning company at least twice a year. The present cleaners do not deserve to have a job - dirty wainskirting etc etc I could go on. Sad because it is an attractive property.

    Reviewed by Nicholas2.5Dec 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage so cosy and warm would go back in a heart beat did not ..."

    It was a lovely cottage so cosy and warm would go back in a heart beat did not want to leave close to so many nice places a cottage to fall in love with

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2022

  • "I did give my initial feedback on day 3 of the holiday."

    The cottage is in a lovely location and is a lovely place. The garden is a great place to sit out in. The interior of the cottage was a let down. The place was unclean, from the kitchen to the bathrooms and right through. We had to was the kitchen utensils, cutlery, pans and dinner set etc before using. The whole place had a tired and neglected look about. Thankfully the bedding and towels were freshly laundered. Whilst we did not let it stop us from enjoying our holiday, we could of done without it at the start. What I did like was there was enough sitting for us all to sit and enjoy dinner.

    Reviewed by Angela2.8Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic and in a great location."

    It had everything we needed. The children loved it, particularly the garden. The kitchen was well stocked with all necessary equipment. We all had a great time. Thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    Great location. Fantastic views from the garden. Very comfortable for adults and children. And safe for young children. The only thing that would make the cottage better is recycling facilities.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Jul 2022


    Reviewed by Benjamin4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Any issues were due to the storms that chose to stay at the same time as us! The company and owner were really helpful and responsive. Comfortable, warm, well placed for exploring the coast, well equipped. We had a really good stay.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Feb 2022



    Reviewed by Richard4.1Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely location."

    Shame about the cleanliness in places. Cottage could do with a little tlc and maybe a new oven and hob. There were a couple of other issues which we have taken up direct. But overall we had a lovely time, it was a well needed break and would certainly recommend the cottage to others. Thank you

    Reviewed by Paula3.4Sep 2021

  • "The kitchen was rather small especially had there been 8 of us."

    Curtains need rehanging and the freezer is in desperate need of a defrost . My main concern was that the property mentioned a cot which we requested. This turned out to be a travel cot in need of a good clean. Had I realised it would be a travel cot I would have taken my own. Also I had confirmation that there was a highchair - there was not. The particulars should state ' travel cot' just to be clear.

    Reviewed by Cathy2.8Sep 2021

  • "Some small details in the cottage needed attending to: No lock on upstairs bathroom Curtains hanging off broken hooks."

    Dripping cold tap in upstairs bathroom A flat baking tray in kitchen for putting pizzas etc in oven would have been useful.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage, which was comfortable and very well equipped."

    We particularly loved eating dinner on the patio in the late evening sunshine. The only small grip was regarding the upstairs bathroom which is advertised as having a shower. In reality this was a basic showerhead connected to the tap, which you had to kneel in the bath to use. I wouldn't consider this a shower and I think its slightly misleading to advertise the property as having two bathrooms with showers.

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Jun 2021

  • "Having stayed in this cottage before, our expectations were very high -but they were met."

    Reviewed by Tony4.7May 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a rural setting with loads of character."

    Ideally situated within easy reach of local attractions.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2020

  • "I really enjoyed my stay at this cottage, it was in a great location - rural but in easy reach of shops, beach, restaurants and town."

    Coming from an urban environment the peace and quietness was wonderful and the pretty garden was a pleasure to sit in.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was ideal for our family of eight and we had a lovely week."

    The garden was perfect for al fresco dining and there was plenty of room for the children to play. If we had to mention a downside it was the small, but very high, bed in the downstairs bedroom which proved a little tricky for an elderly lady!

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Jul 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage and suited our needs perfectly and the bedrooms offered a lot of flexibility."

    The wood burner was lovely to have burning in the evening. It was refreshing to have plenty of cups, saucers, pots and pans for all of us (as often bigger properties don't).

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2019

  • "The location and general look of the cottage met our expectations however there are certain aspects which could certainly be improved."

    The cleanliness of the cottage being my main complaint. I do not expect to have to clean a microwave, kettle and oven before I use it ! The oven hob needs updating as it takes hours to cook . Spiders and cobwebs do not bother me but a dirty shower curtain does . Overall the cottage is lovely however just needs some tender loving care and a cleaner who cleans All that said the beds are comfy - bedding creased but that is a minor issue . Also no torch in situ as stated in information lucky no power cuts were experienced. All that said yes I would stay in this delightful cottage again .

    Reviewed by Sandra2.5Sep 2019

  • "We had a really lovely time, the weather was perfect, and the cottage all that we expected, the boys (children) really enjoyed the garden."

    Only one thing we found to mention (not complain) was that the lighting in the lounge, as the evenings drew in it was always quite dim in the evening. Apart from that minor problem, every thing was perfect for all of us, and would recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage met our requirements from point of view of space, comfort and situation but was disappointing in that it was generally not very clean."

    The worst of that was in hidden areas such as behind and under furniture which was all the worse as we had a 21 month old toddler with us and obviously he was playing on the floor and quite inquisitive. Also TV reception was hopeless which I reported by email mid week but nothing was done. The internet, whilst usable, used to 'drop out' quite regularly and could not be relied upon for anything important.

    Reviewed by Ian3.1Jun 2019

  • "Cosy cottage in a great location, with fantastic local pubs with great food."

    Not sure why the kitchen door hasn't been fixed. If we had not read the previous review , we would also have locked ourselves out as the bottom dead lock suddenly drops.

    Reviewed by Janie4.1Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in idyllic setting."

    Nice secluded garden with country/farm views. Plenty of room. Bedrooms well-presented with comfortable beds and nice bathroom. On the down side, sofas very low and uncomfortable, shower room overdue for renovation to bathroom standard, kitchen cupboards and draws in need of attention -drooping doors and loose drawer fronts. Major problem with French doors in kitchen, where lower bolt could unexpectedly drop and prevent door opening at all from outside. On arrival, having unpacked our car we locked the main door leaving the key in the lock, planning to go out later. We explored the house and went outside to explore the garden via the kitchen by unlocking the french doors with the key. The door opened easily since the top and bottom bolts were not apparently set. After closing the door to avoid flies and wasps entering and walking around the garden we found that the door would no longer open. After careful examination we could see that the door was completely jammed at the bottom and would not open any way. We called Sykes in Weymouth at 3.15 pm and Angela arrived at 5.30 with a duplicate key which could not be used because a key was left in the main door lock. After failing to get out a locksmith she broke a small pane in a front window, unlocked the window to gain access and let us in. Once the french door was unbolted at the bottom, the door opened easily and hard closing did not replicate the problem. The locksmith/glazier arrived on Monday at 2.30 to examine the window and door and returned an hour later to reglaze the window. Although he could not repeat the bolt problem he recommended always carrying a main door key when in the garden. Later in the week the tendency for the bolt to drop recurred. We assume that Sykes has warned subsequent guests. Clearly this was a property fault, and not caused by us.

    Reviewed by Jim4.4May 2019

  • "A lovely Cottage in an excellent location, had a lovely holiday thank you."

    Stayed August 2017

    Mrs SuchSep 2017

  • "Lovely thatched cottage with goodsize bedrooms and bathrooms."

    Excellent dining spaces and kitchen equipment. Beautiful garden. Excellent wifi. Ample parking for two cars. Very well located to explore the Jurassic Coast. A visit to Durdle Door was the highlight of our trip - stayed July 2017

    Dr Devikumar AcharyaAug 2017

  • "The cottage was excellent and the location was great, central to everything we wanted to see and lovely and quiet."

    The local pub, the Crown is fantastic and very welcoming with excellent food. Stayed June 2017

    Mr Keith BrandJun 2017

  • "The cottage was a perfect fit for us."

    A wonderful quiet rural location off the beaten track but still close to everywhere we wanted to go. Very relaxing environment. Wonderful farm shop just up the road. Lovely accomodation-very comfortable but the red settee was interesting. Brilliant parking as we had 3 vehicles. We would love to have stayed longer. We all loved it! Stayed April 2017

    Mrs Anna HowellApr 2017

  • "Delightful cottage and wonderful time had by all."

    Beautifully looked after cottage with the old charm mixed in with modern. Everything to a high standard. We would all love to return! Stayed February 2017

    Mrs Joann ManlowFeb 2017

  • "A really lovely cottage in a beautiful setting on a quiet road with views across the Dorset countryside."

    To call it a cottage suggest that it was quite small - but our party of six adults felt relaxed and never cramped and the downstairs bedroom was a real help for one of the older members of the group. We would highly recommend this cottage - stayed April 2015.

    Mrs Madelaine CooperApr 2015

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin room (one single and one small single bed)
  • 2 x kingsize and 2 x single on first floor
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Night storage heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, telephone for incoming calls, wood burning stove logs provided (kindling, fireilighters and matches can be purchased from the local garage) October to March
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars only
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles away

The property

With aspects of the cottage dating back to the 17th century Little Berwick is a traditional pretty thatched cottage.

The detached property is located in a quiet lane about two miles from the village of Burton Bradstock.

There is a well-equipped kitchen/diner on the ground floor which leads into a cosy cottage style sitting room/diner with a inglenook fireplace complete with wood burning stove (available during winter months) for you to build a fire to provide a warm glowing welcome on your return from bracing winters day walk.

There is also a ground floor bedroom and a shower room.

On the first floor there are a further 4 bedrooms.

Sit and unwind in the enclosed lawned garden and patio area on a summer’s day enjoying a drink in the sunshine.

Worth discovering with its tiny thatched cottages, colourful gardens, quaint tea rooms and local village pubs Burton Bradstock is a village steeped with tales of history.

Offering free range eggs, fresh milk and delicious cream and honey is the local farm, which lies about a quarter of a mile away from the cottage.

For those who love the countryside the surrounding area gives you the luxury of enjoying rabbits, deer and pheasants wallow in their natural habitat.

Walkers and Ramblers alike have the opportunity to discover the country lanes and the magnificent World Heritage Status Dorset coastal path, part of which stretches from Portland to Lyme Regis.

Little Berwick is the perfect cottage from which to discover Dorset.

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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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Note: No BBQs allowed due to the thatch.
Note: Mobile phone signal is patchy or none depending on your provider, please check your coverage prior to booking if this is important to you.
Note: This property has parking for three cars only. Any additional cars will need to be parked in village 2.5 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas