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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Top-class accommodation in a peaceful setting, this bungalow is the best self-catering I've ever stayed in."

    I heartily recommend Rosamond and would have no hesitation in returning here.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely short break, the accommodation was very clean and comfortable."

    Would recommend this property and we hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was your first visit and hopefully won’t be our last , very homely , clean , kitchen very well equipped , the views wow beautiful , good WiFi , no phone signal so have to remember to make any phone calls when your out n about ."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you had an enjoyable time at Rosamond. Regarding the phone signal, so long as your phone will pick up the Wifi, it should use that to make & receive calls. Ours do with most providers. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Rosamond is comfortable, well equipped and in a great location for visiting the local beaches."

    The garden is secure and it is just a short walk from the dog friendly village pub which serves good food. We will return to this property.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.4Oct 2023

  • "The property was very clean and comfortable with an attractive and well maintained garden and a wonderful view."

    The friendly owners responded very quickly when we had to contact them about an electrical problem on our first morning.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2023

  • "You couldn't wish to stay in a better property than "Rosamond"."

    We had a lovely time here. It's location is in a lovely little village just 2 miles outside Bridport with everything you would need. The cottage was really clean throughout, and had everything you would need. The local Pub (just a few hundred yards away) is a little gem, with great food, good beer, and the most welcoming landlady. All in all we had a wonderful stay at Rosamond and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just spent a lovely week in Rosamond cottage."

    Fantastic location, everything was within easy access. The garden has a very scenic outlook, perfect for a relaxing stay. The accommodation was exceptional and had everything we needed, especially in the kitchen. Highly recommend !

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our 2nd stay at this holiday home Maggie made us very welcome with the little Hamper upon arrival ."

    The home was clean ,tidy and well maintained. The view is beautiful from the lounge and dinning room we really didn't want to come home . Just a short walk from the property is a lovely village pub which serves very nice meals and very friendly service .

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2023

  • "The owners go the xtra mile with little touches."

    They leave you milk T bags biscuits even dog biscuits for our furry friends. The property was emaculately spotless clean .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "A well maintained , clean and well equipped cottage ."

    The view is wonderful and the area of Shipton Gorge is peaceful and pretty. We can truly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2023

  • "Rosamund is a luxury cottage with beautiful views over the West Dorset hills."

    The Cottage is very well equipped and we would not hesitate staying there again or recommending it to others

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely property with a beautiful view."

    It was the perfect size for a family of four with a dog. I was a little apprehensive about our two teenage girls sharing a room but they had a great time. The property was nicely decorated and the second toilet was a bonus. The garden was lovely and were able to have the patio doors open and enjoy the peace and quiet. Having milk, tea etc waiting for us was a lovely surprise and we really appreciated the thoughtful things like a towel for the dog, poo bags and even a spare lead. We cannot wait to return!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really have no worries about recommending this property."

    Absolutely top knotch, very comfortable

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years and would rate this as probably the best we have stayed in."

    The location, standard of accommodation, fixtures and fittings were excellent, everything we needed was provided. Having tea, coffee, milk and bikkies waiting for us was an added bonus and Maggie was an excellent host. If you want peace and quiet and a comfortable, restful break, we would thoroughly recommend Rosamond Cottage. I expect we will stay here again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2023

  • "Rosmund was a very comfortable bungalow with beautiful views."

    My stay was at a time of year that did not take advantage of the garden and those beautiful views. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jannette5.0Dec 2022

  • "We just had a great week at Rosamond - a family of four plus a dog."

    This well set up, liveable and comfy bungalow has an open and spacious feel with the wonderful big windows. The beds are good (we can be picky) so everyone was well rested ready for holiday adventures. Great communication from the owners about a local road closure allowed us to avoid any problems. This is a house you can relax in as well as use as a holiday base! Exactly what we needed!

    Reviewed by Rosamund4.7Oct 2022

  • "When we arrived the cottage was neat clean and tidy with high quilty furnishings ."

    Lovely welcoming gift Tea ,coffee milk and biscuits (Thank you Maggi and Colin ) and met with a beautiful view of the hills from the lounge window and also the dinning room many mornings were spent gazing out of the window at this view was time well spent .The garden was secure for our dog to wonder around which in its self was relaxing to know he wouldn't dissappear as soon as our back was turned . Will definitely return next year .

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2022

  • "A comfortable, well equipped property in a lovely village setting."

    Close to a great dog friendly pub and a short drive from an excellent beach. We will return to this home from home.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2022

  • "Property well maintained."

    The owner has clearly thought about it from the view of themselves & how happy they would be to stay there. It is comfortable & functional yet minimal ie not cluttered with stuff you wouldn’t use. They provided simple things such as biscuits, tea, coffee & milk on arrival which was a nice touch just what you need from a long journey, also provided poo bags & towels to use for the dog, as I said previously the owner has put some thought into this let. Village & Villagers are lovely, neighbours very welcoming, local pub is very nice only a 5minute walk but I would recommend booking a table as very busy which is nice to see locals looking after local busines. Definitely on the saved visits list to hopefully return.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2022

  • "The dwelling is comfortable and clean with every amenity supplied."

    There is a delightful view from the sitting room Meals at the local inn were faultless

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were made very welcomed and the break here was better than we had anticipated."

    We will certainly return again.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Rosamond is a first class property in a fantastic location."

    The garden is absolutely beautiful with peace and quiet and a great view. Everything you could wish for is provided and the furnishings are well maintained and very comfortable. A wonderful place to return to after a day enjoying the area. We had a great holiday, thanks to Maggie and Colin for all their help

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean rooms, beautiful view from main room."

    There was a bad odour from drains at the front of the property. The toilet had very poor flush and did not flush properly. Otherwise lovely house and location

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Rosamond. It is a shame you did not make us aware during your stay so we could have rectified these issues; they have now been resolved. We hope to welcome you back to Rosamond in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart1.3May 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean and spacious, lovely view from garden, located in quiet village with a pub serving good food."

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7May 2022

  • "Excellent property,very clean fantastic views from the back."

    Great location could not fault it.every thing you need is on the door step.all in all fantastic stay..thanks Steve and carol.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • ""Rosamond" is a clean, comfortable, well-equipped bungalow in the small, unusual village of Shipton Gorge."

    The village is in a narrow valley, and the buildings are in tiers along the sides of the valley. Rosamond Avenue runs along the top of one side of the valley, with bungalows along one side of the avenue and a drop the other side. The bungalow has lovely gardens front and back, each consisting of a lawn surrounded by a wide variety of interesting plants. From the back windows, and from the back garden, there is a wide view across open agricultural grassland to Shipton Hill. Note: All approach roads into the village are narrow lanes.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just returned from a wonderful four night stay at Rosamond."

    The property was spot-on for three adults and our dog. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable beds, fully equipped, comfortable living room with a beautiful view of the Dorset countryside through the patio doors and garden. No mobile phone signal but excellent broadband meaning we could use WhatsApp and Facetime to contact family when needed. Very quiet location with easy access to Bridport, West Bay and further afield to Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Weymouth. We were lucky to have some warm sunny weather which made the 8 minute drive to the Hive Cafe on the beach at Burton Bradstock even better for a couple of full English and one Eggs Benedict breakfasts by the sea

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a very appointed property with everything in very good condition."

    The location is lovely, with good views from the garden and the area is extremely quiet and pretty. A local pub is within walking distance and serves good food and the property is a short drive to the coast. The owners left us a very nice "food parcel" on arrival and useful cleaning aids were available to be used during our stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very well appointed bungalow with all the facilities that anyone could wish for,beautiful views we would certainly like to go back there again."

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Views from this property are stunning and area extremely peaceful."

    Beds really comfortable slept really well. Property really clean. Only downside was living room not having that 'cosy' feeling , this due to decor/type of furniture. Neighbouring properties very close next to each other.... didn't feel like a holiday away from home. Would still recommend staying here as views and surrounding areas are just beautiful and well worth the visit.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Feb 2022

  • "An excellent property fully living up to expectations."

    We were thoughtfully contacted by the owner prior to our visit and as a result the place was beautifully decorated for Christmas. We also found some lovely welcome gifts We have stayed in a number of premises in the area when visiting family and this is one of the bes. It has the added bonus of being all one floor to help those of us not so nimble as we once were!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2021

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    High spec accommodation in a beautiful setting with wonderful views. No expenses spared on comfort especially the bed mattresses and a super clean interior. Carefully attended dog proof garden and the owners are lovely people. I have also left a review on Trustpilot as we were so impressed with Rosamond. Thoroughly recommendable if you love peace, quiet, complete privacy and tranquility in a holiday setting, but only 200 yds from a smashing country pub with outstanding food and 2 miles from one of the best beaches in Dorset ( Hive ). I cannot praise this beautiful bungalow enough.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Sep 2021

  • "The pictures really don't do this holiday home justice."

    We were expecting a bungalow on an estate and actually got a secluded property with amazing views on a no through country lane. Everything we needed and more was available to us and the owner was incredibly kind and helpful. The local walks are sensational.The local pub welcoming. The property itself was immaculate. The village of Shipton Gorge and the neighbouring Burton Bradstock are beautiful and we won't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is brilliant."

    Its location is perfect for those who like visit beaches or enjoy the coast path. In particular if you'd like to have a run, you can easily get to the coast and run on the coast path, which was what I did. While the cottage is in a village, it is very quiet and you can enjoy the beautiful country view from the dinning table. The cottage is well equipted, and you can find anything you'd need. It's also very clean. We definitely enjoyed our stay and will come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Bo5.0Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Large private garden
  • Two well behaved dog's welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles, beach 2 miles

The property

Resting in Shipton Gorge, Dorset a beautiful village surrounded by the glorious countryside, lies Rosamond, a spacious and comfortable holiday home providing the perfect base for a family or group of friends looking for a peaceful staycation.

Sleeping up to four guests, the property is all ground-floor with bedrooms decorated in grey and black tones, sure to invite you to rest after a busy day of exploring the local area.

The modern kitchen/diner is a great space to gather and enjoy home-cooked meals whilst you chat and plan your holiday itinerary before moving conversations to the sitting room where you can cosy down on the plush sofa and flick on the TV to catch up on your favourite shows.

From here, the sun room is a charming addition where you can sit with your morning cup of tea or coffee and get lost in a book or perhaps use the space to relax and unwind at the end of the day with a glass of wine in hand.

Retire to one of two bedrooms; the dwelling is home to a king size room and a twin room, both complete with plush beds and storage for you to unpack your belongings.

Guests will also benefit from a shower room, complete with a walk-in shower, basin and WC, where you can freshen up ahead of the next day's adventures.

Outside, the property boasts a large rear garden perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months and a great space for the little ones to run off some energy, while you take in the fantastic views over the rolling countryside and beyond.

The village of Shipton Gorge is rich in history with pretty lanes, traditional cottages and a grand church dating to XIII century which is even mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Take a leisurely stroll through the charming village which offers many scenic walks along footpaths and bridleways, before stopping off at a traditional pub for a delicious meal.

The nearest beach is just a short drive away in the coastal village of Burton Bradstock and is the home to the loved-by-locals Hive Beach Café which serves light bites and refreshments in a spectacular on beach location with a sweeping shingle shoreline and golden clifftop backdrop.

A few miles further afield you will find the quirky town of Bridport which is well known for its weekly markets with a diverse range of stalls, selling arts and crafts, unique keepsakes, bric-a-brac and local foods.

Another short and scenic drive will take you to the bustling fishing village of West Bay, known for its busy working harbour lined with kiosks, cafes and restaurants.

Another scenic car journey brings you to the seaside town of Weymouth; offering all you need to enjoy a traditional day by the sea with its golden sandy beach, shallow waters and many attractions including donkey rides, arcades and watersports, a fun filled day out both adults and children will enjoy, Weymouth is worth a visit.

Rosamond is a wonderful home-away-from-home in which to explore and discover the wonders of delightful Dorset and all that it has to offer all year round.

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About the location


Bridport 2.8 miles; Seatown 7.2 miles; Lyme Regis 13.3 miles.

The village of Shipton Gorge has its first reference in the Domesday Book of 1086. There is no "gorge" but it is an interesting and pretty village with high banked lanes, lovely houses and a community spirit. There are a number of thatched properties as well as listed buildings, one site of special scientific interest, two small woods and a network of public footpaths and bridleways to be explored. It has an early 15th century church tower, a 13th century font and the exterior is floodlit for much of the year making it an important feature of the village both day and night.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas