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Bramble Cottage

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Burton Bradstock, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in Bramble Cottage."

    We were a party of 5,4 adults, one 1 year old and 2 dogs. everything we needed was available regarding utensils, bedding, information etc. The cottage was cleaned to a high standard when we arrived & the garden was spotless. We would definitely stay at Bramble Cottage again and would recommend it to other similar size families. The only negative was parking facilities but totally understand why as the village (which hasn’t changed much since being built) didn’t have to worry years ago about cars. We loved the location very much. Thank you again Colin Taylor

    Reviewed by Colin4.4May 2024

  • "Lovely homely cottage."

    Good facilities and location for walks and dog friendly beach. Local pub a short walk excellent food and service. Hive beach cafe lovely place to sit with a view over the sea with our dogs after a long coastal walk. Had a great 4 nights and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Maxine3.8May 2024

  • "We will book again"

    Reviewed by Graeme4.1Apr 2024

  • "We had another lovely stay in Bramble Cottage (we’ve stayed many times now!"

    ) and cannot fault anything at all. The beds are very comfortable, great shower, cottage is warm and the kitchen is well equipped. Gorgeous dog friendly garden. Great pubs - 2 mins walk either side and walking distance to the beach and beach cafe. Close to Bridport etc We’ll be back soon Thankyou!!

    Thank you for the great feedback. We are really pleased that you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2024

  • "Loved this beautiful cottage and found it very comfortable, clean and warm."

    It had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Comfortable beds and excellent long-deep bath and great shower. A short and relatively easy walk to the wonderful local beach (and excellent beach cafe) plus plenty of other walks from the village along the river or on the cliffs. Two lovely pubs for eating out within just a few paces, plus a handy village store and post office. As per other reviews, yes the road outside the property is busy at peak times, but not enough that it bothered us. The front door opens directly onto the road, so great care needs to be taken especially with young children or dogs, but there is a latch gate outside front door. Didn't have any problems finding a parking space on the street near the cottage. Lovely garden and raised decking with seating, was secure, (but I and our dog were surprised by the gardeners being in the garden one day). It might be helpful if the gardener could knock to just let guests know he's there? But all in all a fantastic place to stay and we'd definitely recommend it.

    Thank you for such a lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Bramble Cottage. Burton Bradstock is such a special place. We will certainly ask the gardener if he could let guests know when he will be there. Hopefully you will visit Bramble Cottage again soon. Nick and Sally. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "Whilst the cottage was generally clean and tidy our holiday was ruined by the roadworks right outside the cottage only 4 feet from the front door."

    We were only given a weeks notice that this would be happening and had we known sooner we would not have booked. Having been told work would be done after 20.00hrs we put up with traffic lights and workmen all day and our last night ruined the whole holiday as work started at 22.15hrs when the road surface was removed with large noisy machinery outside the bedroom window when the house literally shook with the vibration! The road was then re-surfaced and this work took most of the night making sleep impossible. This was all punctuated by the workmen shouting at each other to be heard over the noise of the machinery. We are still feeling jaded having driven home exhausted by lack of sleep and feeling very angry and disappointed about what should have been a restful weeks holiday. Had there been any sort of emergency I dread to think of how any vehicle would have responded through the melee out in the road!

    We are very sorry that the resurfacing of the road impacted on our guests' enjoyment of our lovely cottage. Whilst this was out of our control, we have subsequently spoken to the guests to apologise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher3.1Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was poor."

    We found biscuit full of mould in the ground floor WC. The property was damp and alit if signs of mould. Plates/glasses were chipped but was fully equipped. The fridge was freezing the milk and food. The curtains were not hanging correctly The hall radiator was leaking and the cleaner confirmed this had been reported several times. A constant finding of insects linked with damp were being picked up before the dogs. We hired a Sykes thatched cottage 2 years before in Pucknowle Dorset and it was much better, being larger, clean tidy and did not have damp. What makes it worse this was advertised being larger and secure which it certainly was not. The gardener came before we left very early and began to cut grass and hedges, with no warning, which was not acceptable when we had dogs. The only positive it was central to the places we wanted to visit. Due to the above we just mainly used it for sleeping and eating drinking on our travels

    We take great pride in how Bramble Cottage is presented to our guests and therefore we are disappointed to read your comments. It is unfortunate that this was not brought to our attention whilst you were staying at the cottage. For the benefit of future guests, we do have to respond to some of your comments: The cottage is not damp but you do need to appreciate that it is a 400 year old cottage. The thermostat on the fridge simply needs to be adjusted, if it is too cold. The hall radiator was fixed earlier this year - it is not leaking. The garden is secure - previous guests have commented on the cottage as “having a dog friendly garden”. The gardener attends early on changeover day (Friday) to cut the grass to minimise any disruption to the guests' enjoyment of the garden during the week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark2.2Aug 2023

  • "A Tardis of a v pretty cottage, fully equipped with everything we needed for a home from home family holiday."

    Cleanliness couldn’t be faulted, and the beds were v comfortable. Everything was on our doorstep, a village shop, pubs, the beach, and a park for the kids. We made some lovely memories during our stay - fossil hunting, cream teas, a visit to the D Day Landings museum, a walk to Durdle Door and a running joke about Dorset Knobs. 10 out of 10.

    Thank you for you kind comments about the cottage and Sally and I are so pleased that you all had a lovely holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It is nicely furnished and well equipped. We were very comfortable. The garden is also lovely - a real bonus and completely secure for our dogs. This isn’t made much of in the listing and so was a very pleasant surprise. So few holiday lets will allow two dogs and we very much appreciate home owners who do permit this. The only downside of the property is the noise of the road in the front bedroom. However we are regular visitors to the area and aware of the busy road through the village so this was to be expected. We didn’t find it an intrusion elsewhere in the cottage. We had a wonderful holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a fabulous location."

    Beds were very cosy. It was extremely hot when we were there and had to have the windows open and as the cottage is on the road it was a bit noisy but we live in a quiet village and therefore not used to traffic noise. Lovely dog friendly garden.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cosy “chocolate box” cottage perfect for a nice break by the coast with our two dogs."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. Just how we like it. The only thing that was tricky was parking the car nearby to unload - the road is busy and that also made it challenging when exiting the property with the dogs. However this was not detrimental to our stay - just thought I’d mention it for future renters. The pub across the road is lovely and you can walk to the beach. Just wonderful.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is very much appreciated. Sally and I are so pleased you had a great holiday. Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable beds, sofas."

    Well equipped kitchen. Great location in the centre of Burton Bradstock. No problems parking on the road near the cottage. Great pub The Three Horseshoes, didn't get to try the other one. Easy distance to West Bay, Bridport and Lyme.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Hopefully you can enjoy the cottage and the beautiful area again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Bramble cottage is a beautifully presented property in a lovely location."

    The local beaches have ample parking and are easily accessible, most are dog friendly at least in one direction. The cottage was absolutely immaculate with all necessary facilities. The beds were very very comfortable. Before we arrived we were slightly concerned with some previous comments regarding the parking/busy street and garden. We managed to park on the street opposite the property every time we went out and came back, there was never any issue parking (early July). The road is busy but I wouldn’t say it was too noisy. The garden is absolutely lovely, we had perfect weather and spent time in the garden every day. We have 2 dogs, one of which is a professional escape artist, the garden is 100% secure. I was never concerned about letting the dogs out. Overall I wouldn’t hesitate to book this property again. The only negative - not enough coat hangers

    Dear Jane So pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Bramble Cottage and for your kind and informative comments. We will order some more coat hangers. Hopefully you will visit Bramble Cottage again soon. Best wishes Nick & Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Pretty cottage in picturesque village with 2 great pubs serving lovely food."

    The cottage was everything I anticipated it would be and can highly recommend it. I chose it for the location as I wanted to visit Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Portland and Lulworth Cove. All areas were well within reach and the coastal journeys to them were beautiful. We will return!

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0May 2022

  • "We loved it."

    immaculate cottage and just such a lovely village. thank you so much.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

  • "I was surprised by the lack of Covid-19 preventative measures at the cottage, for example hand gel inside doors."

    Having stayed at another Sykes property earlier in the year, I felt the measures here were a little lacking.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely!"

    Well stocked with nice quality, comfortable furniture and well equipped in the kitchen. It was tricky to park near the house at times due to its position on the road but this wouldn’t put us off returning. The location is beautiful and we loved West Bay and fossil hunting on Hive beach. Easy distance for visiting Lyme Regis and other lovely surrounding areas. Two big thumbs up from this family of four!

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Aug 2021

  • "There was traffic noise at the front of the house and no pavement on that side of the road."

    Getting across the road could be tricky especially with young children or those who are less mobile. Parking was sometimes hard to find and not always available near the cottage. On the positive side the cottage was very well equipped especially in terms of kitchenware. It was comfortably furnished. The big plus was being able to walk across the fields to Hive beach. A lovely cottage in a very picturesque village in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    The garden was amazing and very dog friendly. Garden furniture was the best we have had at a cottage. Parking wasn’t an issue mainly got on the road outside . Plenty of walks from the house and we used the books provided. We managed to eat at the top marquee at hive beach cafe twice, anchor inn and the three horseshoes would recommend all of them but do book well ahead because of the covid restrictions. We had a lovely 2 weeks.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful village with a walk across the fields to the beach (and beach cafe)."

    There is an amzing sunspot in the garden.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful family weekend playing board games."

    The weather was awful but the cottage was gorgeous and the pub next door was great too.

    Reviewed by Judi5.0May 2021

  • "As keen domestic waste recyclers we were disappointed that there were no separate collection boxes for glass, plastic etc."

    In addition the instructions around disposal of rubbish in black bags was incomplete/ misleading. More clear instructions and help in recycling waste would be a real plus for us. Otherwise, the cottage was perfect and we would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful and we had a wonderful time."

    It was cosy and spotlessly these crazy times we felt very safe and were able to relax immediately. Would highly recommend and will look to book again at some point. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2020

  • "The first thing to say is that this is a lovely, extremely well equipped cottage within a short walk to the beach, with other lovely walks nearby."

    There is, of course, a but.......don't be lulled into thinking "it's a village, how much traffic can there be"! Parking and the traffic noise are a nightmare. Not only is the cottage right on the road running through Burton Bradstock, it is also where the road narrows allowing only one car through. Subsequently you have cars and lorries outside the window idling in a queue, or revving up to rush through. Traffic noise can start early, and two of the three bedrooms are at the front of the house and are unsuitable for light sleepers. Even those of us who normally slept well were woken early (we are talking 5.30 one morning and certainly by 7.00). As the cottage is right on the road, trying to get to the other side of the road where the pavement is can be tricky and time consuming, particular with dogs (equally I can imagine with young children). I looked for Donkey Lane where one site said to park and frankly this is illusionary at best, a narrow lane for single file traffic. Parking on roads nearby was a bit hit and miss and, I suspect during holiday season a parking space would be a rare find. The garden is lovely but you do have to pass the kitchen window and lounge of the cottage next door which feels a little odd, particularly at night when taking the dogs out for a last wee. Despite the lovely cottage I would not book again, and neither would any one else who stayed with me. Lack of sleep and parking do not over ride the plus points of the cottage itself.

    Reviewed by Katie4.1Oct 2020

  • "Had an amazing time and are already planning to return next year!"

    Cottage is amazing and situated in a beautiful village with incredibly beautiful walks around the area. My only criticism is that I feel the 5 o clock check- in is far too late and think 3 o clock is much more suitable, especially if you have travelled a long way!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cottage was beautiful and very comfortable."

    Large back garden which was great especially as we had a dog and a 10 month old baby with us. Although the cottage has no parking it is easy to park on near by roads. Great location to visit many beaches, pubs and cafes. Will be looking to book again next year.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage and the village itself were amazing."

    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jan 2020

  • "We have used Dream Cottages 3 times now twice with Bramble Cottage in Burton Bradstock and once in Lilac Cottage again in Burton Bradstock."

    Both cottages are very well furnished, clean and very comfortable. We will definitely be back as not only do the cottages exceed expectations but both the pubs less than 2 minutes walk away do amazing evening meals.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - everything was just as stated."

    I do think it Soho’s be worth flagging to customers that the cottage is on the main through road of Burton Bradstock. We have 2 young children and it was a bit nervewracking crossing the road with them. Also a real shame that you can’t recycle paper and plastic. You’d think Dorset would be a bit more progressive!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic location."

    Warm and welcoming cottage. Very clean and tidy with good quality appliances. Home from home. Very good on line communication from Dream Cottages. Very reassuring booking experience. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely holiday as normal!"

    The cottage has the nicest interior of all the cottages we have stayed in in Burton Bradstock. Very comfortable and spacious and the garden is outstanding.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless when I arrived."

    Beautifully fitted out and very well equipped. Stayed June 2018

    Mr Andre De La MareJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, immaculate throughout and wonderful village."

    Have the bedroom at the back of the cottage if you want absolute peace and quiet. Stayed March 2018

    Mrs Elizabeth DallemagneMar 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully maintained and the facilities were great."

    Location was brilliant - two villages pubs 100m walk either side of the cottage, and easy access to the local beach and the South West Coast Path. We were very happy with our break and would definitely recommend both the cottage and Dream Cottages.

    Miss Clare SpringateNov 2017

  • "Excellent stay, beautiful cottage!"

    Mr SpillettNov 2017

  • "We have had the best time this past week in this most delightful cottage."

    As a family it ticked everything on the box. After a crazy, busy time for us we have all reconnected as a family, enjoyed playing cards and monopoly, walked to the park, pub and beach. Breathed in fresh sea air and spectacular scenery. Eaten good food (and bad) and embraced all that sunny Dorset had to offer. Thank you and we will be back. We didn't want to leave!! Stayed August 2017

    Mrs Victoria WhitlockAug 2017

  • "Everything was perfect, all new furniture and fittings and incredibly clean and loved, new carpets and pristine bedding and towels."

    The garden was immaculate and plenty of room for our miniature schnauzer to play. Location is excellent, central to village with 2 pubs serving good food, a post office and petrol station and beautiful dog walks through the field to the beach or a circular through the village. We were fortunate to have wonderful weather, so got to the lovely beaches and cafe's in Dorset every day. Dream cottages were superb and accommodating and would definitely book again- Stayed July 2017

    Mrs WalkerAug 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (can be made a twin), 1 x kingsize and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, Blu Ray, Bluetooth radio, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking on roads near property
  • Lawned garden, patio and garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and Pub less than 5 mins walk away.

The property

Set in the heart of beautiful Burton Bradstock is Bramble Cottage, a Grade II listed thatched stone cottage.

Positioned right on the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, Burton Bradstock is a picture postcard historical village, full of beautiful thatched cottages, a local village store, post office and two long established public houses, which are regarded as serving mouth-watering provincially caught fish and distinctive local ales.

Bramble Cottage is one of the oldest in this beautiful village, having been built some 350 years ago.

It has undergone a comprehensive restoration project, seeing a new kitchen, bathroom, furnished with new furniture and decorated throughout.

With its three bedrooms and a contemporary kitchen.

Unwind and enjoy a drink in the evenings after a day exploring the local area in the cottage style sitting and dining area.

Take full advantage of relaxing on a summers evening in the lawned garden.

Offering all the comforts of a traditional Dorset Cottage, Bramble Cottage, with its modern touches, make it a relaxing home from home.

West Bay is less than 2 miles away and gives you the opportunity to discover the colourful fishing harbour, the popular Broadchurch filming locations and a chance to sample some of the Provincially caught crabs and lobsters.

Bridport is 3 miles away and has a busy farmers market and weekly antiques and collectables market.

Visitors are made welcome throughout the year at the nearby West Dorset Golf Club.

Bramble Cottage is the ideal setting for family or friends to enjoy a break exploring the World Heritage Dorset Jurassic coast. Bramble Cottage has an adjoining property, Lilac Cottage, (Property ID 994332) which you may wish to consider if you are planning a holiday for a larger group.

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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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Please note: No naked flames (such as candles) in the cottage due to the thatched roof. In addition. please do not smoke near the cottage.
Please note: The garden which is accessed via steps before turning left along a short path behind another cottage is partially enclosed, supervision of children in the garden is therefore recommended.
Please note: Guests need to provide their own cot linen.
Please note: This property is set on the road which runs through the village.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas