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Fossil And The Cross Cottage

West Bexington, Dorset (Ref. 994206)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside

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  • “We recently had a lovely 4 day break.”

    Cottage and grounds were great, fantastic view from main bedroom window, and a very central location, plus the weather was very good for this time of year, so a extra bonus.

    Cottage and grounds were great, fantastic view from main bedroom window, and a very central location, plus the weather was very good for this time of year, so a extra bonus. A couple of minor issues, the shower is not that great, but the owners are aware of this and are going to try and make it a bit more powerful and the double bed mattress is very soft and also could do with a king size quilt. We will definitely come back

    - Robert, November 2021

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The property

This lovely cottage is surrounded by a large garden and affords great coastal views between the mature trees and landscape.

This converted stone-built gem is a marvellous holiday home in West Bexington for those looking for a relaxing seaside break and the opportunity of exploring this popular part of the Jurassic Coast.

The setting is wonderful, with designed gardens surrounding a complex of three holiday cottages – The Fossil and The Cross, Whispering Pines and Mimosa Cottage, all of which are well spaced with their own private garden areas in which to relax or play. The Fossil and The Cross Cottage, with its two comfortable bedrooms and sociable living area with kitchen, sitting and dining area, is perfect for a small family or couple's break.

From the lounge, in sunny weather you can open the patio doors and enjoy the patio area with table and chairs.

In chilly weather snuggle up in the lounge, add some wood to the log burner and enjoy in a warming hot chocolate whilst reading a book or watching the TV. The Fossil and The Cross is charming and full of character.

You can relax off the beaten track to the sounds of birds rather than hearing traffic; in fact, the cottage is accessed via a private road and located in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Pull on some wellingtons for a walk and with a short hop and skip across two fields you will find yourself directly on a stretch of the world-famous Chesil Beach.

This stretch of beach is frequented by fishermen and you will often see them sitting under their multi coloured little tents, it's also a haven for walkers and sun worshippers alike.

A little tea room is within walking distance following the path across the field, ideal for some refreshments after an invigorating walk or just head home to your comfortable little cottage sheltered from the elements; kick off your wellies and warm your feet up by the log burner.

Hop in the car and just a few minutes away you will find beautiful West Bay cliffs with beaches stretching to both sides.

Going further along to the east is the tallest point on the South coast – Golden cap offering views to the isle of Portland to one side and Devon to the other.

Lyme Regis and Charmouth are not too far away if you fancy fossil hunting, or enjoying some seaside fish and chips. Come and enjoy time away from your busy life at The Fossil and The Cross and have a relaxing Jurassic coast stay.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Electric free-standing heaters and log burner, electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Garden with patio with furniture
  • Welcomes two well-behaved dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 5 min
  • Farm shop 5 min
  • Beach 5 min.

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About the location


Abbotsbury 3 miles; Bridport 6 miles.

Lying next to the sea and Chesil Beach, equidistant between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury, is the small village of West Bexington. This is a stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as an area of Special Scientific Interest - pebbled Chesil Beach, which extends for 14 miles, from Burton Bradstock to the Portland peninsula, is part of the Jurassic Coast and now a World Heritage Site. Fishermen and walkers are well provided for, as a great variety of fish can be caught at any time of year, and the South West Coastal Path runs right alongside the beach. Only confident swimmers should attept to swim here, but Weymouth, offering lovely, gently shelving sands, is only a short drive away. There's lots to see and do within easy reach of the village. No journey to this area would be complete without a visit to picturesque Abbotsbury, 3 miles, with its Swannery, Tithe Barn and Sub Tropical Gardens, with Dorchester, Bridport, and Lyme Regis all within easy reach.

Region Information

Note: max 4 people.
Note: no wifi.
Note: mobile reception is poor in the area.
Note: guests need to provide their own cot linen.
Note: The Fossil and The Cross, Whispering Pines and Mimosa Cottage are surrounded by lovely gardens. Whilst each cottage has a distinct and separate area for their use, these gardens are not enclosed and are on different levels, so children should be supervised.
Note: property accessed via a partially unmade road.
Note: first set of logs provided.

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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