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Colly Cottage

Dottery near Bridport, Dorset (Ref. 16387)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We could not have asked for anything more in a short break; the property was simply charming, located in the beautiful Dorset countryside with some amazing panoramic vistas to be found just a short, Jack Russell-sized dog-walk away from the front door!"

    Inside, the property was fully equipped so no worries there. What swung it for us at time of booking Colly Cottage was how comfortable it looked - and we were not disappointed! Our thanks to the wonderful owners, who were on hand in the background to answer any questions. If you want peace and tranquility, then Colly Cottage is where it's at. We'd stay there again like a shot!

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2022

  • "Lovely little property which was perfect for us during our short break in early May."

    Nice to spend time relaxing in beautiful countryside. Hosts were kind and helpful. Background noise from sheep & chickens added to the feeling of calm and peace, so lovely to be wrapped in nature! Local farm shop was wonderful too.

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2022

  • "Fabulous accommodation - very comfortable, warm and inviting."

    Everything we needed was provided. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Lovely to wake up in such peaceful surroundings, easy to find, and close to all that the Jurassic Coast has to offer. Thanks to John and Sue for a lovely week. :)

    Reviewed by MicheleApr 2022

  • "Very friendly, welcoming owners ."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the beautiful cottage surrounded by glorious scenery.

    Reviewed by RoseApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very relaxing holiday great hosts will be going back"

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2022

  • "Really lovely situated, and decorated cottage."

    The beds were wonderful. The four of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The owners were very friendly and helpful.bridport is a lovely little town. Will be going again

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2022

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful setting and very cosy."

    Sadly we didn’t get to meet the owners as they were away. We did have a couple of minor issues over the heating and electric log fire but after looking in the manual found the number of the housekeeper. She actually came to the cottage and kindly sorted everything out. My friend and I had a enjoyable relaxing weekend.

    Reviewed by KarinMar 2022

  • "Lovely country cottage."

    Warm and cosy. Beams in upper bedroom were a little difficult as one of our party banged head a couple of times. Views etc great, Arrival and departure arrangements (Sykes) assume that visitors all have smart phones, We don't. Absence of anyone on the site to ask questions of or report to provided a problem. Not having received email info with key lock number proved a problem and with no one on site we waited in the cold for 4o minutes or longer trying to obtain entrance to the cottage

    Reviewed by MarionMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cozy cottage lovely owners couldn't do enough had a great week evan tho weather was a bit rough"

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2022

  • "The Cottage was very comfortable in a wonderful location."

    Sue and John were most helpful. The Cottage was very well equipped and cosy, and as the weather was very good we were able to sit in the small garden. Would recommend this cottage and hope to return next year

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "Colly Cottage ticked all the boxes."

    It was a very hot week and we had my 94 year old father with us. He was cool in the house sitting by an open door and in the shade of the small courtyard, from which the views were STUPENDOUS. We had a happy week exploring Bridport, Charmouth, West Bay and admiring sunny views by day and moon lit skies at night. Washingpool Farmshop up the road was also very convenient for provisions. Sue and John were helpful and friendly and we will definitely return. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2021

  • "We have stayed at Colly Cottage many times."

    The cottage has everything that we need for a cosy stay. The views and especially the view to Colmers Hill are superb. The owners are delightful. We highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by JeniJul 2021

  • "Was not until last day noticed the all pillows and duvets of both bedrooms were truly disgusting!"

    !!! Very stained some had pillow protectors others not, would not have them in my own house!! Lounge and kitchenette very small to accommodate 4 people. Needs repainting to freshen up. Only DVD player in one of bedrooms. Needs separate fridge and freezer. Not enough space in either! No air flow in pantry so fresh veg and bread went off within a day! Otherwise lovely location.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Very clean and fully equipped with everything we needed. Sue and John were great hosts and always on hand should we need anything. A lovely position in the glorious Dorset countryside on a small working sheep farm, although we were never disturbed. We would highly recommend staying in Colly Cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable and cosy cottage for our Christmas holiday"

    Reviewed by SandraDec 2020

  • "Cottage now has wi fi this is not stated in the current details."

    Warm and comfortable cottage in a lovely location. The only thing that would enhance the accommodation would be to update the kitchen and equipment.

    Reviewed by VickyOct 2020

  • "A true home from home with everything needed at this property for a comfortable stay."

    The owners, John and Sue. We’re a delightful couple.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2020

  • "The photographs on the listing gave the impression that the interior was more spacious, and pristine."

    The property is an old cottage, which was expected, but we think it is in need of a fair bit of TLC and decoration: the kitchen area in particular. The hosts were absolutely charming however.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2020

  • "Enjoyed the farm like setting, sheep, cows and chickens also peaceful countryside."

    John and Susan were most welcoming and helpful, the cottage was comfortable and well laid out.

    Reviewed by TerenceAug 2020

  • "The cottage was in a great rural setting, but close to all amenities."

    I would certainly stay here again. Sue the owner was really nice and most helpful.

    Reviewed by JefferyOct 2019

  • "Met on arrival by Sue the owner who made us feel most welcome, showing us around and kindly making us a drink."

    Cottage is an ideal retreat to relax in with the gardens and grounds looking beautiful adding to the peace and quiet of the area which is wonderful. Cottage ideally situated for places to visit. We all highly recommend a stay at Colly cottage.

    Reviewed by JackSep 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very clean."

    And owners very friendly . Easy access to all local places of interest . Will definitely be booking again . Only negative was local pub was not walking distance and didn't seem to offer much

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2019

  • "Friendly and helpful owners - and pets - had made some alterations to the cottage so it was better than it looked online."

    Reviewed by JillianJun 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy with all our every needs, lovely location with many places of interest to visit."

    Our hosts were very nice people where should we be back in the area would definitely book another stay

    Reviewed by GlynnSep 2018

  • "This cottage is a beautiful character cottage set in the countryside with stunning views."

    I have to say I was presently surprised as I didn’t feel the pictures did it justice (normally I find it the other way around with expectations being better than reality). Thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and the area - definitely will return.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2018

  • "Colly Cottage is in a lovely location."

    We found the location easily, and parking was not a problem. It is well placed in West Dorset close to Bridport and West Bay. It was clean and well presented. Having a bedroom with en-suite downstairs, was great for my mother, as she finds stairs a bit of a challenge. Sue our host was very friendly, and we loved her two dogs and cat who popped in most days to give us a look. My only gripes were, we found the kitchen area a bit cramped, and the sink in an ackward position. Due to the location most days, internet and mobile phone use is not possible. However, I guess most people would welcome that ? Overall though a really pleasant holiday, in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018



    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "Beautiful location and owners we had a really great weeks break thank you all concerned."

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "The main picture of the cottage is, in fact, a photo of the owners' cottage."

    Colly cottage is round the back - much less pretty and a very misleading picture. All of the other photos portray innacurately tidy, clean and ordered rooms - in fact, the living room was cluttered with further random pieces of furniture as was the upstairs bedroom. We were fascinated by the TV stand which was full of books and facing the wrong way. The stuff portrayed hanging on the walls has been replaced with tackier hangings. Everything was dusty round the edges and the oven stank of burnt meat juices whenever it was used. The owner, without letting us know, let himself in to adjust the shower while we were out leaving dirt and what I think was glue residue on the floor of the shower. His wife, at one point, simply tapped on the door and walked in with a 'hello.' To drive out of the gate was simply risky as in both directions, it was impossible to see traffic coming - had a couple of near misses with tractors. Worst for us was that it was situated on a working livestock farm, a fact that is not mentioned in the blurb about the cottage and a fact that would have meant we'd not have looked at the cottage as we are vegans.

    Reviewed by CliveApr 2018

  • "The owners, John and Sue Dean, are very welcoming and helpful."

    A superb place to use as a centre when exploring South Dorset and South East Devon.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2018

  • "A lovely cottage very well presented."

    However the picture above bears no relation to anything I saw, it must have been the other side of the building. Also I would have liked the shower in the upstairs bedroom to have been hotter. I suspect the temperature had been set low due to wretched H&S concerns. The above not withstanding I would happily book again.

    Reviewed by J DMar 2018

  • "4th time at colly cottage, as expected just as good as the previous visits ."

    Warm welcome , cosy cottage , beautiful scenery , 10 minutes drive to the beach . Perfect

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2017

  • "This is someone's loved home with beautiful pictures, furniture and decor."

    Sue and John's warm welcome added to our sense of comfort. It is an exceptional holiday home.

    Reviewed by AlexandraSep 2017

  • "Delightful cottage, charming hosts, and a wonderful location."

    Everything we needed for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2017

  • "Super cottage."

    Charming hosts. Wonderful scenery all around-looking out on to Colmers Hill is special. Shall definitely return.

    Reviewed by JeniMar 2017

  • "Internet was also available at this property."

    Beautiful location and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by JudithFeb 2017

  • "Beautiful location , third time at colly cottage and will be back again."

    Highly recommend . Perfect place if you have a dog. Hundreds of acres of land

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2016

  • "The cottage owners were extremely friendly & helpful."

    Lovely setting

    Reviewed by KimAug 2016

  • "We spent a lovely week at this cosy and charming cottage, the beds especially comfy."

    The owners John and Sue were friendly and hospitable and we would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with TVs: 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and flame-effect electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Small enclosed patio with furniture
  • Use of owner's tennis court by arrangement
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: there is a terrace at the side of the property.

The property

A self-contained wing of the owners' beautiful thatched, Grade II listed farmhouse, dating back to 1780, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the tiny hamlet of Dottery, 1.5 miles from Bridport.

Created from the former stable and hayloft of the farmhouse, this West Dorset cottage provides a wonderful and peaceful rural retreat for couples or a family.

The well-appointed interior of this Dottery holiday cottage benefits from a cosy open plan living area, and two stylish bedrooms, both of which boast en-suite facilities and one with zip/link beds.

Outside this Dottery holiday home is a private patio, or you may wish to take a scenic stroll along one of the nearby footpaths through the lush Marshwood Vale.

A short drive from this West Dorset holiday cottage is the thriving market town of Bridport, which is often featured in the River Cottage TV series, whilst nearby West Bay with its pretty harbour is well worth exploring.

The attractive seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its sandy beaches and historic harbour, is also within easy reach from this Dottery holiday cottage.

A charming West Dorset cottage providing a tranquil base for exploring all that this area has to offer.

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About the location


Bridport 1.5 miles; Dorchester 17 miles.

Dottery, a tiny hamlet nestling on the edge of West Dorset's Marshwood Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is set amongst a landscape dotted with picturesque villages, stunning scenery and glorious rural views. Only a short distance from the Jurassic Coast, with its dramatic cliffs, breathtaking views and lovely beaches, there is great walking on offer, with coastal trails and countryside paths to choose from. Enjoy one of Dottery's many visitor attractions, or visit the quaint harbours of Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis, with the bustling market town of Bridport, featured in TV's River Cottage series, less than 2 miles away. With plenty to offer visitors, this is a great coastal location, at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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