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The Sty

(Ref. 1102968)

Bridport, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Extremely welcoming and friendly despite me getting the date wrong Thank you to ..."

    Extremely welcoming and friendly despite me getting the date wrong Thank you to Esther and John It was a pleasant and peaceful break

    Thank you for choosing us. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a really nice stay at the Sty ."

    It was perfect and really well equipped and the owners left a lovely welcome for us and even biscuits for the dog . We will definitely be returning here in the future . Thanks very much

    An absolute pleasure, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Sty was perfect for our week’s stay in Dorset."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The cream tea and cider was such a lovely welcome! We will definitely return one day. Thank you Esther!

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday in The Sty. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just got back from a 2 week stay, i didnt want to leave!"

    The owners were so friendly and helpful. With the hot weather, she even went out to buy fans for each of the cottages which was so kind. Yes, there is traffic noise throughout the day and night, but personally i got used to it and it just became background noise. The cottage is situated in the perfect spot for exploring, less than 10 minutes from West Bay, and most other villages and towns within 30 minutes. Fully equipped cottage with everything i needed. As a lone traveller it was nice to know i wasnt in such a secluded place, with other cottages and the owners house nearby. Was a perfect stay for me and my 2 Chihuahua pups. And Ester and her family made me feel so welcome. Thankyou for such a lovely holiday.

    Fab to meet you and your gorgeous boys. Thank you for choosing The Sty. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage very clean with everything you could need also friendly hosts."

    If you want peace and quiet countryside however this cottage is not for you.You are right next to the busy A35.

    It was lovely to meet you, thank you for the feedback and being great guests. Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "Although it did say road noise was to be expected it was awful keeping us awake at night and unable to have the door open in the day."

    The cottage is basic and in need of a lot of TLC especially windows that had gaps in the view through the kitchen window would of been lovely but for the fact that the double glazing was shot and steamed up. The heating came on when not needed and there was no way to put it on in the daytime if needed.

    Being beside the A35 does mean road noise is unavoidable. I am so sorry it disturbed you on your holiday. The cottages are all having their woodwork refurbished and The Sty is booked in when it next becomes vacant and the carpenters are available. There is an electric fire in each cottage for warmth when needed. We live onsite and are willing and available to help, as offered in the welcome card. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline1.6May 2023

  • "My husband and I had a lovely holiday at the Sty."

    We had our daughter and son-in-law's golden retriever (Harley) with us and Esther made sure we all had a great time. The Sty is very comfortable and cosy and we had some lovely days out to the seaside and Harley thoroughly enjoyed Cogden beach.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Harley was gorgeous. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Apr 2023

  • "On arrival we received a beautiful welcome pack, which consisted of scones, cream , jam a bottle of cider, and a treat for our dog."

    We thought this was so nice, also tea, coffe and milk, and after a long journey was much appreciated. The cottage is close to the road, but this isn’t an issue, and we were close to so many beautiful places. The welcome flowers were a nice thought, and so much information provided in the welcome pack. The only downfall for us , was the mattress, it was very uncomfortable, definitely would recommend a new one, it’s a shame to have to give a negative, but have to be honest. Thank you to Ester for your hospitality

    Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry about the mattress, we will get that changed. Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay with excellent views from the cottage."

    we also appreciated the small touches that were provided by the owners the cream tea,cider, flowers , our dog liked the doggy treats that they left for him. Overall it was a relaxing break.thank you.

    Thank you for the feedback. It was a pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Feb 2023

  • "Very friendly owners lovely welcome with cream tea and lovely bottle of cider."

    Cottage was spotless will definitely stay again.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay here with us at The Travellers Rest. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Sty very much."

    It’s small but it’s cosy and has everything you need. We loved the artwork on the walls, prints created by Esther, our hostess, and the welcome pack. The view from the kitchen window is very nice. The listing is honest about the traffic noise from the nearby main road. It didn’t bother us at night though.

    It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for the feedback, I hope Lyme Regis was wonderful. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Jan 2023

  • "An amazing gem of a find, the cottage has a lovely cozy and comfortable atmosphere with a brilliant array of facilities to make you feel at home, situated in a beautiful and convenient location with the hosts being more than welcoming despite our short notice booking, overall a fantastic experience."

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2022

  • "It was beautiful, the location of the property was perfect, owners were ..."

    It was beautiful, the location of the property was perfect, owners were there if you needed anything, friendly, we went over the Christmas period the cottage was decorated there was a card a gift even something for our dog, will definitely be going again

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Dec 2022

  • "A lovely property, excellently situated for stunning views and easy access to surrounding towns and the beach."

    There was noise from the road but we soon got used to it and it didn't impinge on our holiday. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable; the hosts were extremely helpful. Certainly, somewhere we would re-visit.

    We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Our short stay was lovely."

    The cottage is well situated for long dog walks and exploring the area. Unfortunately very close to the busy A35 but this did not detract from our intended days out. Very friendly owners.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed the area. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Oct 2022

  • "Great accommodation."

    Very close to Jurrasic coast with some lovely walks with the dog. Restaurants in the area are outstanding and very reasonably priced. Only downside is the proximity of the cottage to the busy A35.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to Dorset. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy3.8Oct 2022

  • "Excellent hosts, lovely cozy cottage."

    Will definitely be back and wont hesitate to recommend to my friends. The cream tea and cider welcome gift was a nice touch.. well done awe you again

    Thank you for the feedback, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great holiday."

    Esther and John were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The cottage was comfortable and there was a lovely welcome pack including treats for our dog! The scenery and views from the cottage were super.

    It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again. Best wishes. Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "A delightful little cottage overlooking rolling hills."

    Everything you needed was provided. The owners were a delightful couple, very friendly and we're very attentive to our needs. Lots of nearby places to visit. The weather was kind to us for the whole week. Can recommend a stay here, we enjoyed it very much.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage very cosy and clean."

    I took cleaning products and tea towels(as per the information given when we booked it) with me but that was all provided. Had a lovely welcome pack of scones clotted cream and a bottle of local cider and milk in the fridge, there was even a packet of treats for our dog and a welcome card, very nice touch. The only downside was we had a job finding it directions from Sykes Cottages were outdated but we got there in the end.

    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us. Thank you for the feedback, I have checked our directions with Sykes and updated them so hope they are clearer for others visiting. Best wishes Esther Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Aug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels in
  • in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear garden area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Road noise is to be expected
  • Note: The cottage is positioned in a dimly lit area at night
  • Note: Check-in from 4:30pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Bridport 3.3 miles.

The Sty is a romantic cottage in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Bridport.

A tranquil hideaway for two, plus their canine companion, this dog-friendly dwelling is ideally located for soaking up the delights of the Jurassic Coast.

Step inside the barn conversion to find a thoughtfully appointed, open-plan living space where you can whip up a romantic dinner for your other half in the kitchen area, complete with an electric oven and hob, fridge, and a washing machine ready for sandy towels.

There's enough space for four around the dining table, so you can enjoy a dinner for two or invite extra guests!

Why not take a glass of bubbles out to your private garden to toast to your Dorset getaway?

As night falls, retire to the sitting area to while away the evening on the leather sofa watching your favourite film on the TV with DVD player.

Freshen up before bed in the bathroom with a bath and shower over, then find your rest in the double bedroom, a pretty space with storage, crisp linen, and bedside lamps.

Whether you've come for Dorset's idyllic countryside or breath-taking coast, an unforgettable holiday with your partner awaits at The Sty.

Note: Road noise is to be expected.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs.1099459, 1102965 and 1018794, together sleeping 16 people.

Farm Cottages At The Traveller's Rest

These four idyllic barn conversions rest amidst the rolling countryside of Dorset and within striking distance of the impressive coastline, where you can look forward to discovering the scenic beauty of the chalk and sandstone cliffs. Enjoying a rural position and a real home from home ambiance, these cottages promise a wonderful escape for groups of all types, whether it be couples, friends or families. Each property offers everything you could possibly need for a self-catering holiday with your loved ones, an inviting sitting room for relaxing in the evening and lovingly prepared bedrooms, where you can catch your rest each night. If you and your loved ones are visiting during the summer months, gather together at the patio areas, where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed with a glass of something refreshing in hand. For local amenities, venture into the market town of Bridport, where you will be delighted to find a superb selection of supermarkets and shops, as well as bars and restaurants to cater to all tastes and budgets. To enjoy your wonderful surroundings, head to the coast and admire England’s only natural world heritage site; the Jurassic Coast, offering opportunities for fossil hunting, observing a variety of natural wildlife and admiring the scenery. Be sure to stop off at Lyme Regis where you can hop onto a boat to enjoy the clear waters and the breath-taking scenery from a different angle. As well as picture perfect scenery, the surrounding area is popular for its windsurfing, sailing, golfing, walking and cycling amidst the unspoiled landscapes. Farm Cottages at the Traveller's Rest offer you and your loved ones a tranquil base from which to explore one of the finest English countryside settings.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Lyme Regis 10 miles; West Bay 2 miles.

The attractive 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, while today those streets are filled with an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns. Bridport’s market is regularly featured on the River Cottage TV programme. 2 miles south of Bridport is the dramatic Jurassic coast at West Bay, now a World Heritage Site, home to the backdrop for TV's Harbour Lights and the coastal setting for popular Broadchurch, whilst the picturesque resort of Lyme Regis is within 10 miles. A superb base for exploring wonderful West Dorset.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas