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Shipton Hill View

(Ref. 994654)

Shipton Gorge, Dorset Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shipton Hill View."

    The bungalow was more spacious than we expected, is very well equipped and was spotlessly clean. The garden is ideal for children and our cocker spaniel loved it. The bungalow is ideally located for exploring the Dorset Coast. Nearby is Hive Beach for coastal walks and the most amazing chips

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so glad you had such a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our second break at Shipton Hill View this October with our Labradors."

    The garden is perfect for them, and the area is one that we love, we particularly like Hive Beach and Charmouth for trips with the dogs. The property is a very comfortable home from home and we have already booked to return next summer. The only criticism we have is the lack of any welcome pack. Not even any milk in the fridge or a single tea bag!

    We are so glad you had such a lovely holiday and are returning next year. We used to supply a welcome pack through Sykes but the contents were rarely used. We refill the coffee, tea and sugar canisters together with dog biscuit caddy when we are there but obviously these had all been used up. There should also be cartons of milk in the cupboard. It is certainly something we will review as I totally agree that after a long journey, the first thing I need is a cup of tea! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property in a fantastic setting."

    Nice big enclosed garden for the dog. We were a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the property and the sofa’s could do with updating, very uncomfortable. Kitchen very well equipped.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to clarify the cleanliness issues directly with us. We have spoken to the Sykes cleaning team to ensure those areas are attended to. We have prided ourselves on the 100% cleaning reviews over the years and hope this now continues. We are also looking into replacing the sofas this winter. We are glad you otherwise enjoyed your say. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely 2 weeks at Shipton Hill View, clean and comfortable and has everything you could possibly need."

    Home from home feel and great secure garden for the kids and dog.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2023

  • "Love the new look of the front of the property and the porch area is so much easier to use."

    Sykes need to do the first photo again with the new look. Thanks for the new garden umbrella a welcome addition. So pleased there is now a cupboard in the kitchen for our use made things easier. Everything was as comfortable as last year Are looking forward to coming back next year, already booked

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Disappointed that I reported loose exterior cladding over r/hand (from inside) patio door noone came to fix it!"

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jun 2023

  • "Stunning property, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Ideally located if you’re looking for peace and quiet. The views from the property were lovely.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2023

  • "Shipton hill view is an amazing place to stay I've stayed at many cottages and this is up there with the best."

    Location is perfect bungalow is well equipped maybe could install televisions in bedrooms. The garden and view Is brilliant would have loved to stay longer will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feed back. We are glad you love it as much as we do. You would very much like to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely & clean property could do with a step at front door for us older folks."

    A great base for exploring surrounding area,the garden & view was fantastic. Thanks

    Thank you for your comment and having now been ourselves since the porch was updated we have added a step. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow, very well equipped, fantastic view."

    The only let down was the very high step into the property, making it difficult to get in and out of the bungalow. Especially difficult for me as I have a prosthetic leg.

    Thank you . We have now been down to see the new porch and do agree with your comment about the step. We now have a step in place . So pleased you enjoyed it otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Mar 2023

  • "We have just enjoyed a lovely peaceful break in this beautiful immaculate property, with our two Labradors Theo (13 1/2 yr old ) and Dora (2 1/2 yr old) We loved everything about Shipton View even though we had wet weather, the views and the lovely light spacious rooms were perfect for reading and resting, lovely walks nearby and our favourite beaches of Hive, West Bay, Charmouth and Lyme Regis close by."

    The dogs enjoyed the garden as this was perfect for both of them. The only complaint was that the side gate was not secure and Dora quickly found her way out! We remedied this by resting a bag of pebbles by the gate to keep it closed. We would definitely like to return for another holiday soon, absolutely loved this home from home.

    Thank you and glad you had a lovely time. I have spoken to the builders who are there today doing some work and they will secure the gate for us to prevent any more naughty Labrador’s escaping . Thank you for letting us know Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely property that was comfortable and clean."

    The only thing that would have improved it is the side gate being secure as then our dog couldn’t have got out from the garden. Plus a bigger TV in the lounge and TVs in the bedrooms. But the property was very well kitted out and very comfortable with spectacular views. These suggestions are really only to make a 9/10 property a 10/10 property.

    Thank you for the feedback and we were at Shipton Hill just before you and had agreed that exactly both those things needed addressing so we have a larger TV to install and the gate is in hand . Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louisa4.4Feb 2023

  • "Stayed for 3 nights over Christmas with grandparents and 2 teenagers (14 & 17yrs) & dog - perfect property- all on one level so very accessible for elderly grandparents; kids loved the local amenities- close to Hive beach with beautiful walks for dog and some great pubs nearby for gorgeous pub lunches !"

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you had a good Christmas here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Molly4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow, it had everything you could want and more, only 2 slight things we would change, put a larger television in the lounge and condense some of the pots and pans as there isn’t an empty cupboard to store food."

    Otherwise it was perfect for 6 adults one being disabled. 5 stars for facilities the 4 stars is for maintenance, we reported a fault with the boiler timer to dream cottages and it wasn’t fixed by the time we left, although the boiler worked fine we just used the thermostat to turn it off at night.

    Thank you for your feedback which we always find very useful. We are installing a larger television as you are not the only guests to mention this. We are having a shuffle about of the kitchen cupboards to ensure that there is plenty of space for food. The boiler is now fully functioning! Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peggy4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Shipton Hill View."

    Very comfortable and everything needed for a great stay. Loved the folding doors into enclosed garden..our dogs loved laying out there in the evening. Would return sometime in future.

    Dear Angela Thank you so much for you kind feedback. We are so glad you love it as much as we do. We would happily welcome you and your four legged friends back for a return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property,cannot fault it,but the approach road is a bit hairy"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow, looked as good as photos."

    Disappointed that there was no line in the garden, only a very small airer which we lifted on to the patio. Would be better if either the airer was larger or there was a garden washing line. Lovely location, facilities excellent. Very clean loved the mattresses toppers, sheer heaven Garden would benefit from an umbrella but saying that we have already booked for next year, can't wait.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable property with an amazing view, lovely enclosed garden for guests with dogs, plenty of room to accommodate six people."

    After all the effort the owners have gone into to make this accommodation luxury we think they would be disappointed with cleanliness, bathrooms grubby and stained pillows and mattress’s, free standing log burner full of ash and glass dirty, same for the fireplace in the bedroom. Such a shame this let this property down.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review our holiday home. We have indeed gone to great lengths to refurbish the property to such a high standard so any areas we need to address will be done so immediately. Kind regards Julie Attfield Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen3.8Jun 2022

  • "This is a beautiful property which has been really well renovated to a very standard."

    Everything has been thought through really well and all equipment is of excellent quality. The garden is a big open space and very secure for the dog. Best review I can give is that we would happily be able to live there full time, it was stunning.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We have had the property in our family for many years and we are thrilled with the refurbishments. As one of our first visitors since completion of all the work it is especially good to hear how much you enjoyed it and that you were very happy with everything. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynton Louis5.0May 2022

  • "Comfy, cosy bungalow."

    Beds v comfy. Sofas v comfy. Shower room and loo, all new and fab. Lovely enclosed garden. Plenty of parking. Fabulous food at the village pub, the New Inn. Short drive to beautiful beach and 5 mins to Morrisons and Bridport. Locals really friendly. Only slight quibble is the kitchen is a bit dated and a new frying pan would go amiss, but all good apart from that

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Oct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a nice village with friendly locals and a good dog friendly pub."

    As is common with older properties there was a lack of instruction leaflets for the cooker & tv etc but as regular staycationers we worked it out. We will definitely return to the area and if this cottage is available when we are then we would not hesitate to re-book.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.4Oct 2021

  • "Great stay peaceful and sunny"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved the view and location - absolutely perfect to visit many places."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2021

  • "We really liked the cottage."

    It was spacious, clean and had a lovely garden with an apple tree full of fruit.

    Reviewed by Fotini5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful bungalow with lovely garden."

    Garden not as secure for dogs as I would like and a determined pup could probably escape through the hedge at the back. Hoover was a nightmare to get to pick up fur on carpet. Amazing surrounding area and local pub was very welcoming. Would recommend and would return.

    Thankyou for your feedback the Owner has now purchased a new hoover with pet attachment. we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Sep 2020

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

    The issues we had were dealt with efficiently by the local staff. The narrow lanes took some getting used to but became familiar very quickly. The New Inn pub was easy to walk to and did great food.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Sep 2020

  • "We were happy with the cleanliness of the cottage in general, however the kitchen was not well cleaned and we had to wash all utensils and crockery before it was used."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey3.4Aug 2020

  • "Although we have awarded a 4 for cleanliness when we came to use the hoover it smelt dreadfully of dog."

    Also the french windows were smeared with handprints. But we would recommend the bungalow and would stay there again as everything else was excellent.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very nice house in a quiet village with a lovely garden and view."

    It was comfortable on the January days we were forced to stay in, but close to coastal walks when we could venture out.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jan 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week at shipton hill view, the bungalow was very cosy and comfortable and very well equipped a real home from home!"

    The views are incredible and our dog loved the big garden. Shipton gorge is very pretty and lots of lovely walks on the doorstep, including the hike up to Shipton hill! The local pub ' The New Inn' does a lovely Sunday roast.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was fine and very comfortable."

    Garden was a great size and perfect for our Dalmatian. The village is very quiet and dark, you definitely need a torch when out and about. The villagers are very friendly and happy to stop and chat.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent ,very clean & comfortable."

    Everything you could think of was provided & a few that you wouldn't. It is a lovely peacefull place to stay with great walks & the local pub The Ship Inn served really good food at a reasonable price. We would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2019

  • "Quiet and peaceful."

    Central for all locations

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2019

  • "Nothing bad cottage in a good area not too far from the coast."

    local pub dog friendly and very welcoming. wonderful views from cottage large garden secluded very good for the dog to run around in

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2019

  • "We were so lucky with the weather, something out of everyone's control."

    The bungalow was lovely, spacious, welcoming, and with lots of little touches like the "library" with local info and local interest. I can devour books on walks so these were especially useful. We twice scaled Shiton Hill and waked several of the footpaths around. The dog loved the garden, ideal for a lurcher to do circuits, fully fenced and with neighbours who also had dogs so such a dog friendly environment. The shower in the bathroom worked well and so useful to have a separate toilet.Dog also loved the morning sun shining through the windows. The heating system was a bit of a mystery, hopefully those who came after are more adept with the technology. The information regarding recycling needs updating, all local authorities seem to have their own schemes. All in all a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Maggi4.4Mar 2019

  • "Been many times before and the bungalow suits our needs."

    Stayed July 2018

    Mrs Sheila SephtonSep 2018

  • "The bungalow was lovely and the garden also."

    Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Sally TurnerSep 2018

  • "The bungalow is comfortable, well presented and has all that is necessary as a base for a good holiday."

    Stayed July 2018.

    Mr StimpsonAug 2018

  • "All round excellent cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    If possible we would come again! Have already recommended it to some friends of ours. Stayed June 2018.

    Mrs Carol SuddsAug 2018

  • "Having stayed at this property several times in the past, I was very impressed with the tasteful way the alterations had been achieved."

    It is very comfortable with all our needs catered for. The views of the surrounding countryside are still as beautiful and Shipton Gorge is an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Dorset. Stayed June 2016

    Mrs GourlayJul 2018

  • "We stayed at Shipton Hill View during bank holiday week and absolutely loved it."

    It is cosy and comfortable and has a very welcoming feel. The large garden is a real bonus and has beautiful views over surrounding countryside. It felt like a real home from home and everything you could possibly need was there. I would definitely stay there again. Guests booked directly with owner - stayed August 2017

    Booked Direct With OwnerNov 2017

  • "Delightful cottage, very peaceful and lovely views."

    Would recommend it anytime.

    Mrs FoxNov 2017

  • "One of the best cottages we have rented - great location and lovely views from the lounge."

    Cottage was well equipped and blue and white nautical decoration gave a clean and fresh impression. For once an enclosed garden was really enclosed and the dog was very happy exploring outside. Despite the wet weather we enjoyed our week visiting the area and relaxing in our comfortable surroundings. We hope to come back soon. Stayed September 2017

    Mrs Brenda JacobmeyerOct 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the location."

    Stayed May 2017

    Mr Mark WatsonJun 2017

  • "We stayed for a few days in Easter during April."

    The cottage is in a lovely quite location with a friendly pub serving decent food only a five minute walk away. the general location is fantastic with Hive Beach a 5 minute drive away. Hive beach itself is very nice with again a fantastic restaurant on the beach serving superb sea food. Very close to Birdport and West Bay and centrally located for everything from Weymouth and Lulworth Cove to Corfe Castle and Lyme Regis all an easy drive away. Cottage was a good size and very clean. Views from the back over some beautiful countryside. Would certainly recommend and would stay again. Stayed April 2017

    Mr Richard BrandonMay 2017

  • "Lovely bungalow and nice size garden."

    Good location for beach and general shopping - stayed August 2016

    Ms Madel HolmesSep 2016

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage and found it very comfortable and it suited our family requirements."

    Highly recommend it for a delightful and peaceful location - stayed June 2016

    Mr RushbyJun 2016

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Summary

  • All on one level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king with ensuite shower room , 1 x king size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Separate WC with basin
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast bar
  • Open plan sitting room / dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Smart TV, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Large enclosed private garden with picnic table and benches, surrounded by hedges.

The property

Located on the outskirts of the beautiful Dorset village of Shipton Gorge in the Bride Valley and surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.

This comfortable bungalow is a perfect base for couples or families. The accommodation is all ground-floor with two double bedrooms (ensuite to master) and one twin bedroom.A large fitted kitchen (refurbished in 2022) with breakfast bar opening onto the dining room.

Spend your time relaxing and chatting with your loved ones in the lounge. The property boasts a large, enclosed rear garden perfect for a picnic or a game of cricket with stunning views of Dorset's rolling hills.

In winter you may cosy up in front of the wood-burning stove and just enjoy the views through the patio doors from the sitting area. The village of Shipton Gorge is rich in history with pretty lanes and traditional cottages, a church that is was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Explore the lovely village which offers a lot of walks, with an abundance of footpaths and bridleways then take a break in the New Inn, run by locals and offering delicious food. 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 serving café staples to tasty fish dishes in a stunning location.

Jurassic coast is dotted with pretty seaside villages such as West Bexington, West Bay, Abbotsbury.

A great day out would be exploring the village of Abbotsbury with mute swan Sanctuary, Sub-tropical gardens and beautiful abbey, winding pretty lanes with thatched cottages, it’s truly a delightful place. For those wishing for a more enthusiastic day out, you may want to visit the market town of Bridport with many shops, farmers market and restaurants, also a short drive away you can discover the seaside town of Weymouth, with an award-winning sandy beach and various seaside attractions that both children and adults will enjoy. Explore the beautiful coast and countryside of Dorset by staying in the charming Shipton Hill View bungalow.

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About the location

SHIPTON GORGE

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.

Note: There is a step up to the front door and down from the lounge patio doors to the garden.
Note: Max 6 people
Note: This property is being refurbished in Winter 2021 - it will become a three bedroom, two bathroom and large kitchen/dining area. Photos will be updated in Spring 2022 after works completed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas