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Fossil Cottage

(Ref. 1059068)

Chideock, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "No problems at this cottage nice quiet cul de sac everything was ok"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2023

  • "A delightful cottage in an excellent location."

    The cottage is spacious, clean and well equipped. It’s refreshing to find such a good selection of cooking equipment in a holiday let. Great to have off road parking. We would love to return again sometime.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2023

  • "It is a beautiful stone cottage in a private driveway and served as an excellent base for our exploration of the Jurassic Coast."

    It had all the facilities we needed and was quite reasonable in price.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect cottage and lovely destination."

    Ideal for coastal walks and the Anchor Inn in Seatown was a great place to finish them!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent position for beach, eating out and general walking."

    It was comfortable and had everything you needed the only downside was the welcome pack didn't have milk so after arriving we needed to go back out to get extras which the local spa catered for. On the whole lovely cottage and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.1Aug 2023

  • "Pleasant stay."

    Large spacious property with everything we could need in it. Good communication with owner. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2023

  • "Very good clean house, with many lovely beeches nearby"

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay Fossil cottage was to a very high standard We couldn’t find any wrong."

    The fans in the bedroom were perfect in this hot weather.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "A comfortable and spacious house which is central to most beaches quite a few in walking distant and two pubs in the village and a shop, I would like to go back and explore more places around there!"

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2023

  • "Fossil Cottage is very cosy and comfortable place to stay."

    Only a 20 min walk to the coast. Chideock is a pretty village with lots of history. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Fossil cottage."

    We found it to be very well equipped and homely. Lots of information was left for us including local sightseeing, bus timetables and menus at the local restaurants. It was an ideal area for getting around and we were surrounded by beautiful countryside and only a short walk to the beach. We enjoyed visiting West bay and Lyme Regis. Overall a lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property was clean in a good location well equipped ideal base for travelling around Dorset"

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage in a good location, great for a stroll to the beach or a walk in the countryside."

    Very comfortable and everything provided for a great break.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful village, a short stroll from the sea."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property in a great location."

    Comfortable and well equipped. Some great walks in the area and two nice pubs in the village. Great location for days out to Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis and Cerne Abbas to name just a few places.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Feb 2022

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage, situated in a quiet and peaceful location."

    Ideal for a couple seeking a relaxing break or holiday. Local shop, pubs and the beach at Seatown are easily accessible by a short walk, with the added advantage of having the lovely market town of Bridport and the neighbouring resorts of Charmouth and beautiful Lyme Regis all close by and all easily reached by a short drive. We will definitely use Fossil Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Jan 2022

  • "Had a fantastic holiday,lovely cottage has everything you need couldn’t fault it great location highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved this cottage."

    It was cosy and extremely well equipped. The owner had left us a lovely welcome basket which was a nice suprise and a lovely touch to our stay. Cottage was really clean, was great to have two bathrooms and nice to have the little garden to eat breakfast outside. Dining room was nice and bright with skylights. We had a really enjoyable stay and would 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fossil Cottage is ideally located for all the beaches, towns and villages in the area."

    There are numerous walks from the cottage and three lovely pubs within walking distance. The stroll down to Seatown is easy and the beach, walks and views from there are fantastic.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, close to loads of wonderful beaches, places to eat and glorious countryside."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was presented to a high standard and there were good facilities"

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location."

    Enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x triple room with bunk bed and single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Garden room with dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher, children's toys, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking on drive for two cars
  • Garage with fridge/freezer, garden furniture, secure storage for kayaks, bikes and beach gear
  • Enclosed rear garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

A charming and peaceful dwelling in the quiet village of Chideock, Fossil Cottage is a lovely two-bedroom cottage providing a base for your next Dorset adventures.

Lying less than a mile from the sea and within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with all the wonders of the Jurassic Coast too, Fossil Cottage makes a fabulous choice for a family of five.

Head down the private lane past the neighbouring traditional thatched roof cottages before parking on the driveway of Fossil Cottage, stepping into the hall from the front door and being welcomed into the beautiful fitted kitchen on the first left, with stylish units and integrated appliances at your fingertips, you'll love cooking up a storm in here.

Continue into the sitting room where you can wind down at the end of the day, with plush seating and a TV to enjoy.

Carry your wine glasses and conversation into the delightful garden room with French doors looking out to the enclosed garden.

Mornings can be enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee at the outdoor furniture in summer, with good weather meaning you can make use of the ample space in the garage for storing your kayaks, bikes and other beach gear, with a handy fridge/freezer in here too!

Completing the ground floor is the lovely shower room, while taking the stairs to the first floor brings you to the family bathroom which boasts both a bath and an overhead shower.

Discover two bedrooms up here, with the master bedroom home to a king-size and a triple room featuring a set of bunk beds and a single bed, perfect for little ones!

The charming village of Chideock makes a perfect base for your Dorset adventures, with the house being less than a mile from Seatown Beach, a beautiful shingle shelving beach which is popular for fossil hunting and fishing, and makes a delightful spot on a sunny day with some fabulous views of the coastline, as well as being home to an award-winning Anchor Inn pub serving locally caught seafood to delight in!

Back in Chideock there are two pubs to visit as well as a local store in the village Post Office for any essentials, while Bridport holds all you need by way of supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways, as well as boasting some attractions of its own including Bridport Museum, Bridport Vintage Market and Palmers Brewery with tours and tastings.

Follow the South West Coast Path to cover more of the Jurassic Coast, or head out on a bike ride to the town of Lyme Regis where plenty of fun awaits; marvel at the amazing collection of over 9000 fossils at Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, learn about the local history of the town in Lyme Regis Museum, and explore the beautiful Langmoor and Lister Gardens overlooking the beach and town, before enjoying the pretty shores on a summer day!

With the Dorset AONB providing endless breath-taking countryside to roam too, Fossil Cottage makes a wondrous retreat for five to Dorset.

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About the location


Bridport 2 miles. Lyme Regis 7 miles. West Bay 4 miles.

The pretty village of Chideock (pronounced Chiddick) can be found straddling the main A35 road between Bridport and Honiton, in glorious West Dorset. Many of the quaint cottages lining the road are constructed of cob and the honey-coloured local sandstone. Lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area has plenty of lovely walks, whilst just 1 mile away is Dorset's Jurassic Coast, famed for its fossils and ease of finding them, where a walk along the coastal path affords spectacular views across the sparkling waters of Lyme Bay towards Portland, Chesil beach and the Dorset coast. A short drive east takes you to the ancient rope-making town of Bridport, and the harbour at West Bay, or venture west to visit the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis. An excellent holiday base from which to explore this scenic area.

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