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Dormouse Cottage

Burton Bradstock, Dorset (Ref. 994163)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Very quaint cottage."

    It was even smaller than we expected! The plumber came in as we arrived and tried to mend the flush on the toilet. It did work but the button is missing. The kitchen and Bathroom were clean but the downstairs carpet was dirty. It had been hoovered but when I did it myself, it clearly needs a wash. Very comfortable beds and we liked the hooks on the walls for clothes. The kitchen is functional and we were very happy to have the nespresso machine. We couldn’t open the bigger kitchen window so set off the smoke alarm when cooking. The enclosed garden was great for our cockapoo.

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect location between the two pubs in burton bradstock - short walk to park, shop and beach."

    Not for people with mobility issues as steep narrow stairs. Would be good to have 3 garden chairs as it fits 3 people. Dodgy flush on loo which unfortunately gave up on us during the stay. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2022

  • "This was such a lovely cottage in a delightful village with lots of walks and two pubs!"

    a perfect holiday getaway.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

  • "1) Needs a deep clean."

    2) Difficult to regulate central heating at the cottage. 3) Limited vegan / vegetarian options at menus in pubs in the village. All of the above have already been noted in the Comments book at the property.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2022

  • "Great last minute booking."

    The cottage and village are delightful. He cottage is very cosy and so close to two excellent pubs and the coast is within a 15 minute walk. A great walk west towards West Bay and a return by the Jurassic Coastline Bus service drops you right back into Burton Bradstock. Good walks for dogs within the village along the Bride River and back into the village. The only draw back was a standard double bed rather than a king size.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, lovely & warm."

    Very comfortable beds. Could do with a doormat just inside the back door as it was raining for the first couple of days! One of the terracotta tiles was loose at the entrance from sitting room to kitchen so we took it up as it was a bit of a trip hazard and put it behind the microwave. Initially, the shower was fluctuating in temperature quite a bit but by our last night we'd finally figured out not to turn it all the way to the red markers! Maybe a little instruction note might help? The Henry Hoover desperately needs emptying/cleaning/replacing as it absolutely stunk the place out when we hoovered on departure day! Amazed at amount of traffic passing by but the cottage was still very much to our liking. Thank you

    Reviewed by LizJan 2022

  • "Very basic accommodation way overpriced for the facilities"

    Reviewed by TeresaOct 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Dormouse Cottage."

    The facilities are good for a 3 star property, the village is pretty, with two good pubs just minutes from the cottage, a shop and short walk to the beach. Another very e enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2021

  • "Very well equipped and in a great location."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "Only just about average I’m afraid, the facilities within the cottage were below expectations."

    The comfort within the cottage was average. The area and the external appearance front of the cottage was good, the rear was untidy and mostly unkempt especially the garden. Note: This cottage is not as well appointed as Poppas Cottage on Mill Street where we stayed previously. The ‘neighbours’ at both cottages can be covertly awkward as they do their utmost to prevent guests at the rental cottages from parking their cars by ‘strategically’ parking their own. This is understandable but the owners of both cottages would be well advised to make some kind of provision for their guests otherwise guests are very unlikely to return. Dormouse Cottage is not suitable for elderly and/or disabled people owing to the steep stairs and the bathroom being downstairs. The rear doormat need replacing, it has obviously not been cleaned for years. In the event of bad weather the entertainment within the cottage is poor, tv has limited channels and ‘now tv’ does not work. A door between the kitchen and living room would be a distinct advantage as would a dishwasher. In 30 years of renting holiday cottages this is only the second time I’ve felt the need to make any negative/constructive comments. A realistic rental cost for Dormouse Cottage coupled with a more accurate description in the advert would help.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2021

  • "The position of the cottage is idea for exploring the Jurassic coast."

    Burton bradstock is a beautiful village, Hive beach bar serves wonderful food with sea views - the young staff are very friendly. The Anchor and three horseshoes are both very pleasant too, both serving great food. Bridport boasts being the happiest town in Britain, we certainly concur with this. We walked from BB up over the ridge and down into Bridport, ate at the Green Yard cafe (5⭐s from us) such lovely staff and dog friendly. We walked to West bay, along the beach once and over golf course the other. We ate at Rise, food and service were outstanding. Abbotsbury is well worth a visit, the bus goes from door to door. A visit to the subtropical gardens is recommended whilst there. Dormouse cottage itself is pretty and comfortable. Ceilings are low for anyone over 5'9" and the cottage is a tad noisy from the road, but silent at nighttime (we could only hear the sea through our open window). The shower has a substantial leak, the lack of dishwasher ( this could be fixed by just having a walk in shower and moving the washing machine into the bathroom leaving space for a dishwasher) and uncomfortable double mattress are our only niggles.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2021

  • "The noise from the road is horrendous and you cannot sit in and relax because of the traffic noise."

    You can’t sit out in the garden as it is not a pleasure.

    Reviewed by NinaSep 2021

  • "We knew that Dormouse Cottage was small."

    The clue is in the name. The interior photos are out of date. The white furniture has been replaced with a huge table and ugly faux leather chairs. I can send photos if required. It was impossible to sit in the garden because of the roaring traffic . There was no welcoming wine, tea, coffee…anything at all. Just a minuscule bar of soap. All so mean-spirited . All for £1200 a week.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2021

  • "This cottage is undeniably quaint, full of charm and character, I think only suitable for a couple, the stairs may be difficult for a child, there are stone steps up to the courtyard area too."

    Not overly generous with loo rolls or kitchen rolls so take some with you. Great little shop with local goods as well as the usual essentials. Excellent pubs literally at either side of the cottage, the Three House shoes was our favourite. Pity about the road as the traffic is almost constant, it being the coast road from Bridport all the way to Portland, lots of motor bikes going through. A lovely drive it is as well. We had a great holiday, will go back to the area again.

    Reviewed by JaquiJun 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay in this sweet little cottage."

    Everything was very comfortable and clean - would def stay again. We would have found a little more local information useful - walks etc unless we missed it? Shame there are no recycling facilities.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "This cottage is in a great location, 2 great pubs serving excellent food at reasonable prices within 50 yds, there is a bit of traffic noise during rush hours due to its closeness to the main road however this did not affect us as we went out during the daytime."

    The cottage is probably a bit small for more than 2 people, the second bedroom leads directly off the first one. The stairs are a bit steep and have thin steps , this may be a problem for elderly or persons of restricted mobility. The cottage was spotlessly clean and was very well equipped, I would recommend it. It is not cheap but the area commands good prices for the renters.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "The stairs are steep."

    My partner had trouble As he has a bad back. If you describe this in the advert I didn’t see that. The hot water was not turned but i read the manual to work that out. Otherwise the whole experience was amazing! Loved it all thank you.

    Reviewed by LorrettaDec 2020

  • "Web page unmanageable for refund"

    Reviewed by FrederikNov 2020

  • "After reading some reviews I was worried about the cleanliness and condition of the cottage."

    On arrival I was pleasantly surprised as everything was absolutely fine. The location of the cottage is perfect for walking and there are two very good pubs a few minutes walk in each direction. The village also has a shop. Perfect!

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2020

  • "You can tell from the visitors book that traffic noise is an issue."

    The cottage is at a pinch point so that traffic constantly queues immediately in front of the kitchen window and right beside the outdoor patio area.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "An absolutely beautiful little cottage in a gorgeous village."

    Well positioned for exploring the Dorset coast. Spotlessly clean and with everything you might need. The only slight downside is parking which you have to look for on the street - not always easy as the village can get really quite busy. That said, we did always manage to find a space, just don’t expect parking right outside the door. I would certainly return.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2020

  • "Burton Bradstock is badly in need of a by pass being on a busy road was a ..."

    Burton Bradstock is badly in need of a by pass being on a busy road was a surprise low door frames also a big problem for tall people

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Great Location - Great Property!"

    Thank you for choosing to stay at Dormouse and providing your feedback . We appreciate your positive comments and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WillDec 2019

  • "Following two previous excellent cottage bookings through yourselves, Dormouse Cottage was disappointing !"

    1) Traffic noise from the road alongside was continual from early morning until late evening. 2)As we arrived in October, we would have thought that the heating would have been pre-set. The only available heating was the electric heater in the lounge (under a deep layer of dust) - hence the cottage was cold. 3)The wash basin in the bathroom was blocked so we had to wash in the kitchen. 4)We found overall the cottage to be cold, noisy & not at all cosy.

    Dear Mr Beard Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I'm sorry the cottage was cold upon your arrival, but I would like to point out that there are convector heaters in every room which once turned on make the cottage vey cosy. We will look into the issue of the bathroom basin and action accordingly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2019

  • "Fantastic setting!"

    There are two pubs, both serving great food within literally a stone’s throw of the cottage. However would recommend that if you want a traditional Sunday roast, book a few weeks in advance. There is also a village shop and a shop at the local petrol garage. For lunches and breakfast, try out the Hive Beech Café.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "Fab location, lovely clean cottage, few things that need to be actioned kitchen tap hard to turn off as continual drip, thin bath mat after one shower was wet for next person to step onto, no hand towel for bathroom, no spare light bulb for front room light above t."

    V that had blown, large weeds outside front of the house shame but first impressions count!

    Dear Mrs Walton I'm glad you thought the cottage was lovely and in a great location. Thank you for talking the time to let me know of the points that need to be auctioned. I will look into these and remedy soonest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2019

  • "Our second year staying in this beautiful little cottage."

    Garden has been improved with a small deck & new bistro set. Pungent smell of dogs when we arrived but think it was from the Vacuum cleaner as when used it the smell was terrible. Surprised the cleaners didn’t smell this and standard of cleaning in general was very poor which is a real shame as theCottage itself is lovely, very cosy & in perfect location for morning walks over to Hive beach.

    Dear Mrs Wood, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I’m pleased that you thought the cottage was lovely and cosy. In relation to the cleaning, I am sorry that the standard of cleaning was not as we would expect. We have spoke to the cleaners to ensure that it does not reoccur. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuneAug 2019

  • "A beautiful quaint cottage, beautiful village lovely walks and two lovely pubs the anchor and the three horse shoes food delicious especially the fresh lobster and sea food platter and dog friendly and very welcoming would highly recommend friends and family will be going again."

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2019

  • "We had a great time the cottage was just right for us,it was very clean and comfortable."

    The village was wonderful and the weather good.We will certainly use Sykes again

    Reviewed by MJun 2019

  • "Very steep steps up to bedrooms and low beams ."

    Head was hit several times, but its a lovely quaint cottage .Burton Bradstock a lovely village and a short walk to the beach .We will go again Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Ronald JamesMay 2019

  • "Very disappointed with the cottage."

    It was very small and even though it had two bedrooms which would have accommodated three people there was only one small sofa and no other comfortable chair to sit on. Also the cottage is situated on the corner of the main road through the village and there was constant noise from the traffic throughout the day. We love Burton Bradstock but would not stay in that cottage again.

    Reviewed by MarjorieMay 2019

  • "The village was absolutely beautiful"

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "We have been to Doormouse cottage about 5 times and are going to book again for september."

    Always a pleasure going there. It is like our second home and we are considered a local at the pub near us. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by JudiApr 2019

  • "Dormouse Cottage in Burton-Bradstock was in an excellent location and had everything we needed."

    Two good pubs and two shops in the village and walking distance to the beach and Hive Cafe. Great for dog walks. The dogs enjoyed themselves as much as we did. It’s location works well as plenty of villages and towns within driving distance, Bridport is only ten minutes down the road and definitely worth a visit. A few things to note if choosing Dormouse Cottage, the ceilings are low with beams so when you have a 6’3” husband be warned!! Also it is on a very busy coastal road so if you’re looking for a peaceful country Cottage, it’s not. Please could you ask the owner to update items in the have to fight with the can opener! I would throw it away and buy a new one. A non stick frying pan would be good and some decent saucepans that ‘all’ have lids. We had a lovely stay thank you x

    Reviewed by LanaApr 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely but not hugely clean (carpets and sofa especially) Could do with checking crockery and cutlery availability (we left you a bottle opener) Listing needs to say that there is a hairdryer available as we brought one."

    Reviewed by BenMar 2019

  • "Very good experience overall, the bed and linen were excellent."

    Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Maggie MarkhamSep 2018

  • "Excellent service by staff."

    Very helpful. Stayed May 2017

    Mr Stephen McveyMay 2017

  • "Lovely small cottage, just perfect for myself and my two daughters."

    All facilities as described and perfect location for the beach, Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury and Bridport. This is the second time we have booked with Dream Cottages and we will do so again as their properties are all of a very high quality. Stayed April 2017

    Mrs NunnsApr 2017

  • "Super little cottage - stayed September 2016"

    Mrs Sue EllisOct 2016

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    The cosy living room had everything I needed. The kitchen provided much to make the stay relaxing. I loved the bedrooms and the bathroom was spacious. The addition of the back terrace allowed me time to sit in the Dorset sun with a glass of wine. I highly recommend Dormouse Cottage. Stayed May 2016

    Mr FaganMay 2016

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, sweet and cosy, in an excellent location."

    We had everything we needed and the beautiful walks were amazing and loved by our Springer Spaniel. The walk to the beach was 11 minutes over the cliff top where there was a lovely restaurant / cafe. The pubs in the village were great and friendly with lovely food. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Dream Cottages provided an excellent service and everything was as they said it would be. They are even returning a pair of boots that I left in the cottage by mistake. Highly recommended all round. Stayed March 2016

    Miss Nicola Anstee-SinclairApr 2016

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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
  • Night storage heating
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in the village around the cottage
  • Patio area, furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • 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 6
  • Note: The inglenook fireplace is for display only
  • Note: TV has limited channels

The property

This quaint little holiday cottage is located in the popular coastal village of Burton Bradstock in Dorset.

With exceptional period features such as beams dating back hundreds of years and an inglenook fireplace, Dormouse is a quintessential village cottage in an ideal location for both country and coastal lovers.

A charming well equipped cottage style kitchen.

A snug sitting room complete with dining table for two to enjoy a romantic meal. The enclosed patio area is the prefect secluded area to sit and enjoy a drink together.

Explore Burton Bradstock and visit the famous Hive beach café or enjoy a meal in one of the local pubs.

Spend time walking and taking in the local coastline or take a drive to West Bay, which is less than two miles away, gives 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 highly recommended, 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.

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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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Region Information

Note: This property does not accept children under six years old. 
The inglenook is for display only and cannot be used. Some of the ceilings and thresholds in Dormouse are a little low in keeping with the age of the cottage.
Stairs are very steep with narrow treads, only one handrail, low front door.
Bedroom 2 is accessed through Bedroom 1.
This property is set on the road which runs through the village.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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