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Apple Tree Cottage

Burton Bradstock, Dorset (Ref. 993932)

4.3

(34 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Comfortable stay. The listing was misleading though. Did not know the garden would be joined onto the back of the post office with a window looking through onto the garden. Didn't mind too much as we were out most of the day. What did worry us was when the adjoining cottage gate was open onto our garden and someone from the parish council was found in our garden unannounced to clean leaves off the post office roof without any warning to us. Left gate open, our dogs could have got out and into the road abd the gate the other end was not closed either as we checked so risk to our dogs and children which was very alarming. We did not know who he was so my husband went out to confront him. This felt uncomfortable when we thought our garden was private with the rental of the cottage. He told us the row of cottages had a public alleyway through their gardens which the parish council could use for maintenance. This was not even put in the guest information folder to inform us so from that respect we feel that was misleading information, our dogs could have been harmed if they had got out of the gate that was left open and an invasion on our privacy

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Details of the easement will be added to the property details and we are cultivating a green screen to obscure the sight line from the post office window. I will contact a member of the parish council regards keeping gates closed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, we had a few issues with the patio door & the heating, but a phone call to Sykes & Dave came within a couple of hours & sorted it out apart from the central heating."

    The cottage was cold at night, but luckily the gas fire in the sitting room warmed that room up thanks to Dave showing us how to ignite it as there were no instructions left. We did enjoy our stay but wouldn't book again as parking was a nightmare.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2022

  • "Very nice, quaint cottage for a weeks stay."

    The stairs weren't too steep. One very nice big bedroom the second room adequate. Bathroom warm and almost luxurious. (As in description was downstairs so up and down in night). Kitchen well equipped with cutlery etc. Lovely small, peaceful secluded garden. Post Office/shop next door good and not heard.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "Had a great holiday at Apple Tree cottage."

    It’s in a perfect location for walks from the front door. A well stocked shop right next door and two very good pubs. We were fortunate to have great weather so it would be a good idea to have a parasol with the garden furniture.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage which is perfectly situated."

    Burton bradstock is a stunning village with close proximity to the beach and beautiful walks. The very handy post office next door is great for essentials and the two pubs are friendly and serve excellent food. Could not have been happier and will certainly visit again. Only comment would be, it would have been handy to have a bottle of antibacterial spray or kitchen cleaner and perhaps a pint of milk on arrival. We brought almost everything with us but would have saved us having to pop straight out to the shop.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "Great cottage very comfy clean and welcoming , in pretty little village and could walk to beach."

    Good pub that does take away .

    Very good to hear. Thank you. - and yes, it is a good pub with great food. Essential to book well in advance during the season though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerenceMar 2022

  • "A perfect cottage in a great location."

    We had a fun and relaxed stay at Apple Tree Cottage - a well equiped kitchen, amazing garden for us and the dog, great bath and shower and a comfortable bed. Great food options at the village pubs plus the Seaside Boarding House and Hive Beach cafe. Lots of good walks nearby both inland and on the beaches.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much, and that you appreciated both the area and the cottage itself. Always lovely to receive such a glowing review. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhillipMar 2022

  • "If you are looking for a no-frills, comfortable and convenient dog friendly cottage this is for you."

    Centrally situated with good access to shops, fields and beach and very easy to find. Loved it!

    Reviewed by JennieOct 2021

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location for walks to the beach and along the coastal path."

    The garden is lovely too with seating and fine for the dog. Heating was good, nice to have heated floor in bathroom. It was all clean too. It is the first cottage I've stayed that gives no 'welcome pack' and with only one toilet roll, 1 bin bag, 2 dishwasher tablets for 4 people for a week it gave a feeling of meanness. So take everything, as the post office next door is closed by the time you arrive. The upstairs windows could do with locks on them so that they could be secured open, be safe for small children and pets, as when it was windy it blew off it's connection. Nice to have a desk by the window although the chair cushion is too deep to use.

    Reviewed by DeannaOct 2021

  • "Apple Tree cottage is in a lovely picturesque village of Burton Bradstock, two doors away from a fantastic pub The Three Horse Shoes."

    We had a week in this cottage in August, on entering the cottage it reeked of stale dog, I appreciate this is a dog friendly cottage but this smell was awful, we also found dog hairs on the lower shelves in the kitchen where the pans were kept. There was no Information pack, giving information such as how to use the washing machine and where the fuse board was for the electricity which would have been useful as we had a power cut on the Sunday morning. The shower was scalding hot and couldn’t be controlled, it was either scalding hot or freezing cold, the bath tap was also trickling water all the time. On the Monday we complained to the agents about the problems and to be fair he did call in that afternoon he brought with him the information book, cleaned the dog hairs off the shelving and he adjusted the shower but the tap was still leaking, we were out at the time. I use the word adjusted as this problem had been reported to the Dream cottages on two previous occasions in April and July see reviews and by mid week the shower problem had returned. The cleaning of the cottage was not up to standard especially during a Covid Pandemic, as the week progressed more issues came to light. We had to brush the carpet due to stones from outside, the dust pan was full of dog hairs and as well as stones the shower curtain on the inside was covered with mould along the bottom, the base of the toilet pan had stale urine and hairs stuck to it. Stale food found down between the cushion on the settees and cob webs hanging from the wall lights. I would have thought that with the present Covid situation, cleanliness should have been on the top of the priority list but that does not appear to be the case with this cottage. I have since complained to the agents and they do not appear to be interested in our findings, no apology or any offer of a small amount of compensation, Sykes Cottages were on the BBC TV on The Great Staycation series recently and had large amount of cleanliness complaints, so ours wasn’t just the one off. We still had a good time but we paid a lot of money for that week, only to find that someone is not doing their job properly whether it be the cleaners or the agents.. Sent from my iPhone

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, we are liaising with the owner and suggesting solutions to store the utensils and for a deep clean of the property. We are pleased we attended to look at the shower in a timely manner and understand the shower was just stiff. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a picturesque village."

    It is small, but big enough for 4 adults and a baby and a large dog! The garden has now been made more secure (ref earlier review). There were some very minor issues, but the owner was very helpful with replying. The company they use to clean etc could have done better with spiders and cobwebs and emptying the bin. The same company only supply one toilet roll and one dishwasher tablet, which we felt was a bit mean (so come prepared). We are now in another Sykes cottage which has much more generous and welcoming supplies, including a whole packet of Waitrose coffee, tea, milk etc. But Apple Tree cottage was a pleasure, the 3 Horseshoes pub almost next door has fantastic food, but you need to book a couple of weeks early to get your choice of day or time! It is a short walk across 2 fields to the beautiful beach, which is perfect for doggy and human swimming, unless the sea is rough, when it could be dangerous.

    Reviewed by ElisabethJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    However, the listing doesn’t mention that the garden adjoins the pub garden meaning it can get quite noisy. The post office’s back door and window open out into the garden. The window in particular was open whenever the shop was open and is easily accessible by dogs - again this wasn’t mentioned in the listing. The table in the garden is not the one pictured and would only be suitable for two (which fortunately we were).

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2021

  • "Beautiful location with very pretty house and gardens."

    Be aware that post office next door means it’s very busy when they are open. Bathroom taps need attention, constant drip and and hard to change temperature on shower. More instructions needed for heating, couldn’t turn off heated radiator in bathroom when temp was 28 degrees. Three Horseshoes pub is fab for food but get there early as it gets really busy.

    Reviewed by TerriJul 2021

  • "The only disappointing aspect of the cottage was that the garden is not completely secure for an active and inquisitive dog of medium size or above."

    This meant that I had to keep my dog on the lead at all times if I wanted to sit outside, which was not what I had expected. This could be easily rectified by covering the low gap in the fence on the right hand side just above the patio, and by removing the compost heap from against the wall at the top right of the garden which my dog immediately climbed to get on top of the wall! The gardener came to cut the grass while I was there and I pointed this out to her for the sake of future guests. She said she intended to replace the compost heap with bins in due course, and would mention the low fence so that the gap can be fixed. In the meantime I think this should be pointed out to people with dogs who are booking Appletree Cottage as the description says it is 'an enclosed garden'.

    Thankyou for your valuable feedback and we are sorry you did not feel the garden was enclosed. The Owner has made some changes since you stayed and has covered the low gap to the right hand side and also to the fenced area above the low wall at top right. They hope this will help further guests with pets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeraldineMay 2021

  • "The bath taps are very difficult to turn off and the shower control doesn’t work."

    I had th turn off the bath taps using a towel. The shower was very hot and I couldn’t add cold water. They really need looking at. We loved the cottage though and would book again. Great spot and very cosy.

    Reviewed by TrishApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this pretty cottage."

    It was so warm and cosy and in a perfect location - only minutes fom the beach and food al fresco at the Anchor Inn. We had perfect weather to enjoy the pretty garden and the kitchen had everything we needed. Communication regarding Covid policy was good and the cottage was clean and comfortable. Burton Bradstock is a perfect spot for exploring the Jurassic Coast. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KirstinApr 2021

  • "Superb walks along the beach and surrounding area."

    Stairs in the cottage are not for the faint hearted - if you’re unsteady on your feet then this cottage is not for you. Paper delivery to next-door shop at 5.00 am could disturb light sleepers. Tap-dancing creatures in the roof space are a reminder of life in the countryside. We loved it!

    Reviewed by AlexandraOct 2020

  • "Lovely location, cottage was very quirky but clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a great location for visit to the beach and the Hive Restaraunt and the two local pubs / restaurants"

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage accommodation perfect for a family holiday."

    Perfect location next to country pub and shop with beach only 10 minutes walk. Will hopefully returning in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by MartynAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time in the cottage, a perfect spot to visit many lovely places."

    The garden and short walk across the fields to the beach is a real bonus if you have dogs. The cottage had everything you could wish for and we found it all very convenient and pleasant.

    Reviewed by MJul 2020

  • "Being able to take our dogs is the best for us."

    Such a comfortable cottage with a lovely garden for the hounds, so many walks on offer and two great pubs in staggering distance. Thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage in a gorgeous little village, the locals couldn’t have been more welcoming to us and our dog."

    .. thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2019

  • "There were only two of us on our holiday."

    We had a bedroom each. Upstairs would be very tight for four guests.

    Reviewed by Maureen SusanSep 2019

  • "Ditch the henry and get hoover to get rid of smell of dog."

    Apart from that we had a great time.thankyou!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "I guess for us the problems were that you are charging "top" money (£900+ for a weeks stay)."

    ., and for that, you expect something without any issues and there was one major issue... The property looked tired..., and needs some money spent on it... The grouting and sealant around the bath is a mess and looks like it was done by a chimp, in fact, that may be doing a chimp down.. The dishwasher doesn't work, and whilst it "works" nothing is cleaned..., it is ancient and needs replacing... I did like the layout and size of the property, it just needs some money spent on it if you are asking this massive amount for a weeks stay.., and I note that others have made this comment before, so I am not alone.. The one massive thing for us, was the noise outside at 03:50 every morning that woke us both up.. This would then go on a few more times up to 08:00, I counted one day being woken up no less that four times before 08:00.. This seems to be due to a whopping great diesel van delivering the newspapers for the next door Post Office.., I have no idea what all the other engine noises that woke us up were, but it is totally unacceptable.. I again note that others have pointed this out before.. My guess is that this is beyond the control of the owner of the property, but that is no excuse for not pointing this out to people before they book it, or even taking matters in to their own hands and getting double glazed units fitted to all the front facing windows.. I came away from the holiday wrecked as I had not had a proper nights sleep for five days... Not good enough for this sort of money, and no excuse when the property is turning over such a large income...

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2019

  • "The cottage is situated on a beautiful period village immaculately maintained close to some great pubs, restaurants, walks, beaches and general places of interest."

    We would gaily return and recommend the location to others.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "Apple Tree Cottage is fabulous."

    Very cosy and comfortable and well equipped.Great location, easy walking access to the beach and cliff paths.Two excellent pubs in the village, both serving great food.A village shop and a mini supermarket ( at the garage)only a short walk. We took our young (4+6years)grandchildren on holiday with us and there is a brilliant playpark close by, an added bonus. AND everywhere is dog friendly. I would definitley recommend this cottage, especially for young families.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2019

  • "The listing stated that the garden was enclosed."

    It is enclosed, but only just (there is a bin blocking a gap in the boundary with the pub garden) and it should be made clear that it isn't secure for dogs. Not the end of the world, but part of the reason we chose this cottage was that we wanted to be able to the let the dog out without having to watch her the whole time. We received a phone call on the morning of our arrival to say that the Wi-Fi was not working but would be fixed by Tuesday at the latest. In fact it didn't work for the duaration of our stay (one week) and nobody contacted us to inform us of the situation or check if everything was ok. As my phone reception (EE) was very poor in the cottage, this was an inconvenience. It may also be worth stating in the listing that the cottage isn't suited to small children. The stairs are very steep and open sided - although it does state this in the listing - and the sunken bath is a hazard. Also the very thin walls meant that as soon as either our toddler or baby woke up, they woke the entire house (and probably the neighbours!). The above aside, the village is a great base for exploring Dorset and the two pubs serve excellent food and ale. Our toddler also loved the well equipped park which is a couple of minutes walk from the cottage.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2019

  • "On a positive I felt our issues were dealt with in a professional and friendly manner by all3 members of staff I spoke to."

    On that my expectations were met. However I have had to rate as expectations not met as when we arrived the property was not clean. Sykes cottages have a reputation for higher end holiday lets. I feel that our property needs some TLC. The garden was unkempt, some of the crockery, glasses and cutlery were not clean. The floors were sticky. It’s such a shame as the property is lovely and in a fabulous position. We would still recommend this property as I’m sure the above issues will be dealt with. A deep clean, lick of paint, sort the garden and maybe some new garden furniture and you have an ace let

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Excellent location some 15 minutes beautiful field walk to the beach. Two steps from 'Three Horseshoes' pub that is very popular and excellent food. Homely 'shabby chic' feel making it more like a home rather than a sterile 'wipe clean' rental property. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed with a good weeks sleep, the long day walks may have something to do with that! Jack our Lurcher was very comfortable and relaxed after days out. It's great to just open the back door in the morning and last thing at night for him and know the garden is truly secure.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "Lovely old cottage in beautiful village not too far from the coast."

    2 doors away from an excellent pub restaurant, the food is fantastic. Don’t miss the fish and chip van on the village green Monday night it’s excellent. The cottage is cosy and quaint but the stairs aren’t for the elderly. Short drive to Bridport and many places of interest

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, the second time we have stayed here and really enjoyed it, comfortable and clean."

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2019

  • "The fact that we can take 3 dogs is a bonus, not many cottages do this."

    Sykes have the best search engine for requirements when booking holidays.

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2019

  • "The location was perfect, the cottage was perfect too and had everything needed to make for a really lovely holiday."

    Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Christine FortuneSep 2018

  • "Have stayed before and always enjoy my stay."

    Appreciated the new mattress in the main bedroom and the new decor downstairs. Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Nicola RogersSep 2018

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Felt more like a home than a holiday let. Comfortable and spacious. Ideally situated within walking distance of a lovely beach and next door but one to a great pub with excellent food. Stayed July 2018

    Ms Ruth AshtonSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location with a beautiful garden!"

    Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Julia BoswellJun 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for our Christmas stay with dogs."

    On arrival it felt cosy & warm and was festively welcoming with the Christmas tree, mince pies and prosecco - Thankyou. The enclosed garden was a real bonus and the entry into the stone floor of the kitchen was a great buffer area to keep the lounge free of wet dogs. The location was excellent with easy access to the beach and stunning walks on the coastal path. Both pubs in the village were human & dog friendly and served great food. We will be back! Stayed December 2017

    Mrs ArtlettJan 2018

  • "Great compact cottage for our family of 4 with 2 teenagers, right in the centre of the village, and only 10 minute walk to hive beach."

    Everything we needed for our short break over the lovely bank holiday weekend. Stayed August 2017.

    Mr Adrian SheffordSep 2017

  • "Good location and great walks for us and the dogs."

    Would use again - stayed August 2017

    Mr Richard WhatcottSep 2017

  • "Although we have stayed in Burton Bradstock many times in the past this was our first stay at Apple Tree Cottage."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage. From the initial booking to the end of our holiday everything was smooth and efficient. We will definitely book future holidays with Dream Cottages. Stayed April 2016

    Mrs Susan GrayMay 2016

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Apple Tree Cottage."

    It's a beautiful thatched cottage next door to the village post office and a stone's throw from the Three Horseshoes pub which does great food and is dog friendly! The cottage is well equipped and cosy with a lovely little garden and patio. It's a short walk to the beach and the West Bay Cafe, and a great spot to travel further afield along the coastal path. We would heartily recommend! Stayed April 2016

    Mrs Roisin KirbyApr 2016

  • "Lovely place - well equipped."

    Great location. Stayed April 2016

    Mr Aidan McGeeApr 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you. Stayed New Year 2016

    Mr Mike ToddJan 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Well equipped and good house and location for the dogs . Stayed October 2015

    Ms BonthorneOct 2015

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Summary

  • Ground floor: Sitting room with study area
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with patio doors to garden with a partially enclosed patio and lawned area
  • Bathroom with partly sunken bath, shower over, basin, bidet and WC
  • Steeper than normal open tread cottage stairs from Sitting room to 1st floor: Bedroom 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2 twin single beds.
  • Gas central heating, Gas Hob, Electric oven, Fridge/freezer, washer, dryer, dishwasher, TV with integral DVD player
  • Wifi
  • Cot
  • On road parking on first come first served basis
  • Telephone incoming calls only
  • Power and fuel inc.in rent
  • Log effect gas fire
  • Bed linen and towels inc. Garden furniture
  • Up to 3 dogs welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub within a couple of minutes walk

The property

A picturesque cottage complete with thatched roof, Apple Tree Cottage is in the heart of Burton Bradstock right next door to the village post office.

A quaint village that is made up of cute thatched cottages, twisting country lanes, pretty gardens and a picturesque river.

A cosy sitting room/study with a log effect gas fire and kitchen breakfast room that leads into the cottage garden.

The village has a shop and two pubs to choose from, each serving good food and ales.

The beach is an easy walk from the cottage and is a must see for it’s wonderful cliff views.

A highly commended beach cafe called 'The Hive' which serves a variety of local food and drinks sits on the edge of the beach.

A trip to West Bay, which is approximately three miles away, gives you a chance to explore the colourful fishing harbour, sample locally caught crabs and lobsters and don’t forget ice cream.

The Market Town of Bridport with it’s famous antiques market can be found just 4 miles and a short drive away and is worth a visit.

If you dream of finding fossil’s and chasing down history then the beautiful Charmouth beach should be on your agenda.

If you have always dreamed of staying in a chocolate box cottage then Apple Tree cottage is perfect.

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About the location

BURTON BRADSTOCK

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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Region Information

Note: As this property is thatched as a safety measure no BBQs and candles allowed.
Note: Although the garden is enclosed, we cannot guarantee that a pet would be unable to leave the garden area and advise pets should be supervised when in the garden.
Note: The garden backs onto the rear of the post office, there is an easement in place to allow infrequent maintenance to this.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas