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Dormouse Cottage

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Burton Bradstock, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We left after 5 days."

    Stairs a nightmare, treads very narrow and steep, had to turn sideways on whilst holding onto the rail to get up or down. I am in so much pain. I tried to cancel weeks before but Sykes didn't want to know they wouldn't even give me the contact number for the owners. Road noise terrible, noisy motorbikes/traffic all weekend passing within inches of garden. Not a peaceful holiday it was awful.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It is disappointing to read that you didn’t enjoy your stay at the Cottage. We try to make sure the description is very clear regarding the steep stairs. As the property is a 16th Century cottage, we know it may not be suitable for everyone. Due to GDPR, Sykes/Dream Cottages would not be able to give my number out to any guests. They manage my property and would refer to the booking conditions when looking to cancel/change. Dream Cottages are always on hand if any guests find issues with cleanliness or need any assistance. Kind regards, Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen1.9Oct 2023

  • "Overall a lovely little cottage but does require a few maintenance issues such as the windows and in bathroom."

    The glass screen on bath allows water to go on floor and door stop needs replacing. Also need to consider installing a handrail in the garden as steps up to patio area are steep. Only thing that would really stop us staying here again is the close proximity to the main road and the noise this generates.

    Thanks for the feedback. Apologies for the shower screen leaking-I replaced the seal a month ago but will put a wider seal on the screen next time we visit and also replace the doorstop. I'll give some thought to a handrail in the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim3.8Sep 2023

  • "It's a lovely cottage but needs updating as upstairs window frames crumbling ..."

    It's a lovely cottage but needs updating as upstairs window frames crumbling away as has wood lice also front bedroom walls very cracked Good heating Bathroom smelled of damp little garden was lovely The village and surrounding area was lovely nice place for a holiday

    Thanks very much for the feedback . We have just taken ownership of the cottage. We have booked a time for the windows to be renovated and a decorator to attend to the crack in the bedroom wall.The windows don't have woodlice-they are just in need of refurbishment. We have also planned other work. We can't do things as quickly as we would like because the cottage had bookings a few months ahead when we bought it. I think the bathroom needs the window open regularly as at present there is no extractor. We're pleased you like the village-we love it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Jul 2023

  • "Very disappointing and dirty cottage."

    It needs a huge amount of work done to it - painting, new windows etc… Generally in need of a thorough deep clean. There were cobwebs everywhere, the house smelled awful when we arrived but realised this is because of the hoover - which stank to high heaven when you used it. The carpet is filthy and stained. Windows looked like they hadn’t been cleaned for over 6 months. Some windows are rotten. The towels were stained with yellow marks. Behind the bed was disgusting! It’s not at all like the photos on Sykes or Dream Cottages website- the sofa is grey and grubby - not cream, the table is too big for the cottage and not white. It is very poorly stocked - the only saving grace was that we ate out every night. There were no cleaning products apart from washing up liquid and multi surface cleaner - so had to use that to clean the bathroom and mop the floor before we left. Don’t know why we were provided with dishwasher tablets as there’s no dishwasher and I certainly wouldn’t wash my clothes with dishwasher tablets. Also situated on a very busy, noisy road - don’t think that you will enjoy a peaceful breakfast outside as trucks and cats rush past! A very overpriced and underwhelming cottage. We contacted Sykes about a few things and they did offer to get a cleaner in on the Thursday - we said it wasn’t worth it but hoped that the cottage would be cleaned properly for the next guests. They also provided us with a clothes airer (as we’d had to drape washing over shower screens, radiators etc…) and a new cafetière on the Thursday. I do feel they need to update their photos and description of the property as it is definitely NOT the way it appears on their site. However, Burton Bradstock is a beautiful village with fabulous walks and places to eat - just don’t stay in this cottage!

    Thanks for taking time to leave a review. Since your visit we have improved the cottage and referred the cleaning issues to Dream Cottages. The photos have now been updated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael1.6Jul 2023

  • "We loved staying in Burton Bradstock and the cottage was as described and worked well for us as a base to explore Dorset."

    We were concerned about feedback from previous users but this was rectified before we visited. We originally place out order with VRBO that in the end was a waste of time and an unnecessary step in the booking process. I suggest the owner de-lists from this organisation. A week before we went to Dormouse cottage VRBO told us our booking was cancelled and this proved to be completely untrue. We also had communication from Dream Cottages that also proved to be a confusion and took a few phone calls to clarify the situation. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay at Dormouse Cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jul 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in the village near the cottage
  • Patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (£21 charge per pet, per week)
  • No smoking
  • Shop and 2 excellent pubs, 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Due to steep stairs, the property is not suitable for elderly guests or those with limited mobility
  • Note: This property does not accept children under six years of age
  • Note: The inglenook fireplace is for display only
  • Note: TV has limited channels

The property

This quaint holiday cottage rests in the popular coastal village of Burton Bradstock in Dorset.

With exceptional period features, including wooden beams and inglenook fireplace dating back to the 16th century, Dormouse is a quintessential village cottage in an ideal location for both country and coastal lovers.

A charming, well-equipped cottage style kitchen, and a snug sitting room complete with dining table for three invites you to prepare and enjoy a romantic meal, whilst the enclosed patio area is the perfect secluded area to sit and enjoy a drink.

When you’re ready, head out to explore Burton Bradstock and visit the famous Hive beach café or savour a meal in one of the local pubs.

Spend time meandering whilst taking in the stunning local coastline or take a drive to West Bay, which is less than two miles away, giving you a chance to explore the colourful fishing harbour and to sample some of the locally caught crabs and lobsters.

A drive to historic Abbotsbury is also highly-recommended during your time in the region, after you have explored the village and you have paid a visit to the sub-tropical gardens and Swannery, you can journey along the coast road which spans the whole of the Chesil beach and view the breath-taking coastline from the top of Abbotsbury Hill.

A perfect location for exploring all across Dorset, Dormouse cottage is the perfect cottage for a break.

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

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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: This property does not accept children under six years old. 
Note: The inglenook is for display only and cannot be used.
Note: Some of the ceiling and thresholds in Dormouse are a little low in keeping with the age of the cottage.
Note: Stairs are very steep with narrow treads, only one handrail, low front door.
Note: Bedroom 2 is accessed through Bedroom 1.
Note: This property is set on the road which runs through the village.
Note: This is a non smoking property and there is to be no use of BBQs or Firepits.
Note: Property has a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas