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.
About the location
West Bay Harbour and beach 1 mile; Bridport 1 mile; Charmouth, 5 miles; Lyme Regis 9 miles; Weymouth 18 miles.
Close to the sea, the village of Bothenhampton is within easy walking distance of the centre of Bridport, a market town which grew up around the Rivers Brit and Asker and was shaped by its extensive history of supplying ropes and nets for British shipping. The wide streets and long alleyways between the houses were once where flax strands were twisted into rope. In today's Bridport those same streets are filled with a wide variety of interesting shops, restaurants and inns, while in the back-streets are many small businesses selling antiques and collectables. Bridport is a lively town with three theatres, street entertainment, and many civic events that take place in the public arena throughout the summer months. The twice-weekly street market is often featured on the River Cottage TV programme. One mile to the south is the working harbour of West Bay at the centre of the Jurassic coast which is a World Heritage Site and a rich source of fossils. The dramatic coastline includes Golden Cap and the famous Chesil Beach and has formed the back-drop to TV's Harbour Lights and the setting for the popular detective series, Broadchurch. Bothenhampton is a superb base for exploring wonderful West Dorset. Many quaint farming villages are to be discovered inland, while eastward along the coast are the pretty villages of Burton Bradstock (4 miles) and Abbotsbury with its famous sub-tropical gardens and Swannery (7 miles). To the west are the picturesque seaside resorts of Charmouth (5 miles) and Lyme Regis (9 miles). Nearby are Dorchester (15 miles), Axminster (16 miles) and Portland (17 miles) where high-grade facing stone is still extracted. To the east of the Portland peninsula is the resort town of Weymouth with a huge sandy beach and all the traditional seaside attractions. Further east are Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Purbeck.