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Pitt Cottage

Ringstead, Dorset (Ref. 994553)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Pitt Cottage is in a great location, perfectly peaceful with great views and lovely walks."

    Very comfortable and we had a wonderful stay and would definitely stay again. The only drawbacks are that there is not a downstairs loo and the stairs are very very steep and extremely difficult to even get a suitcase up. We were fortunate enough to have fabulous weather and were able to eat outside all the time. However the garden furniture is very rickety and maybe could be upgraded. There were only 5 chairs to sit on around the table (another one was found broken around the back of the house presumably from a previous occupant). We had brought some fold up chairs of our own so it was not too much of a problem for us but not everyone does that. Both bathrooms upstairs were good and the kitchen was very well equipped.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. We have replaced the chair and the garden furniture will be upgraded for next year. The stairs are steep but it is a very old cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DougJul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location and had a lovely week."

    The cottage is a bit ‘tired’ and kitchen equipment disappointing eg saucepans ok but frying pans in poor condition , no scissors . There was also no hairdryer ( very surprising) -I had to go and buy one. Main bedroom very comfortable & great shower. Despite the prior notification re the building works nearby and the workmen being very considerate there was inevitably some disturbance

    Thank you for your helpful comments. We will replace the frying pans and the scissors which were there at the beginning of the season. We have always assumed that people would bring their own hair dryer. I am sorry you were disturbed by the building works which are nearly complete. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2022

  • "Pitt cottage is a lovely building and setting but I really do have to point out a couple of things which I would hope are easily fixed so that it comes up to scratch: 1."

    Cleanliness: in general good all round BUT not properly clean which was a bit uncomfortable to live in. Cobwebs, dirty corners and dirty skirting boards, staircase etc. I wonder if a better hoover would help prevent this? The one there is heavy and cumbersome to use. It doesn’t allow one to get into the nooks and crannies, or the stairs/skirting boards etc 2. In the sitting room, the sofas and carpet smells of dogs. Again, quite uncomfortable to live with and a scented candle didn’t help despot our efforts. It could possibly benefit from a new sofa and carpet as these felt like they were holding the dog smells in and possibly replace with upholstery with fabric which is a bit more dog smell ‘resistant/washable’? Some curtains falling off their rails. 3. The kitchen was a bit dated but still perfectly functional Upstairs was good and the whole place was lovely and cosy but a bit tired in some areas. I really hope my feedback is taken in the way it is intended (helpful honest feedback), the place overall is lovely, so some few improvements and a little investment would give it what it merits. Thank you for letting us stay

    Thank you for your helpful comments which are appreciated. The carpets are about to be professionally cleaned after a busy season and we have ordered a new chair for the sitting room but we will look into your other recommendations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2021

  • "Two main things would enhance the use ability of the property ..."

    Two main things would enhance the use ability of the property A downstairs cloakroom and the modification of the staircase to make it easier to get upstairs

    Thank you for your helpful comments and perhaps in the future we may be able to consider a downstairs cloakroom but it is quite a major project. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage and Would recommend a visit nice and secluded and quiet"

    Thank you for your nice comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "Fantastic location and enjoyed our stay ..."

    Fantastic location and enjoyed our stay Certain items are a bit tired and TV could do with an upgrade Steepness of the stairs and lack of downstairs toilet should be highlighted Child stair gate is very insecure at the base of the stairs The approach track easily catches the bottom of low cars

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. Noted about the TV which we will change and a new chair is on order for the sitting room. The stair gate will be dealt with during the annual maintenance in February Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage and garden."

    My dogs not likely to run away, but this would be possible as not fully enclosed. I think a 'grab rail' at the top of the stairs would be an idea as steep for elderly or infirm. Local pubs /restaurants I recommend areSpringhead, Smugglers Inn and Sailors Return, all within a few miles. We all enjoyed our holiday at Pitt Cottage, the dogs are still sulking after our return, and I have booked for a week next year

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. Noted about the grab rail which will be dealt with during the annual maintenance in February. We do intend to fence in the garden when the works on the adjacent Radar Bunker are complete Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillySep 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage which also included extra touches to make us feel welcome."

    Great fun waking up to outside the properties garden we were surrounded by cows as the cottage is in the middle of a working farm. The cows were friendly and were not worried by us walking through the field . If you want a place to run away to total peace so you can just listen to nature. Lovely quite shingled beach. We walked some of the coastal path from the cottage to the smugglers inn pub. I would say you had to be a confident Walker to do the walks as lots of hills. We took my mother who enjoyed the time to just stop. Short drive to Lulworth cove had lunch at the castle pub. Friendly staff and good food. Our favourite place to eat was the crab cafe Weymouth . But be ready for the traffic to get there as it’s just off the road to Portland. My husband says he wished he had taken a kayak. Parking in the beach carport was £6 for the day , so best to walk there if you can. The farm shop by the petrol station was a good source of supplies but a 5/10 drive and open 10-4 pm

    Thank you for your helpful feedback and I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2021

  • "It was farther away from Ringstead Bay than we thought and also we didn’t realise we would have to go through a field of cows to reach the cottage."

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. The cottage is in the middle of a working dairy farm supplying milk to Arla so unfortunately there will, from time to time, be young heifers in the field below the house Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021



    Reviewed by MarianOct 2020

  • "Great cottage and location."

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "Everything was excellent, highly recommended although the wifi was intermitent and only useful for occasional website access and not streaming."

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and excellent position with view of the sea."

    Close to the coastal path for walks.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2020

  • "Strong smell of paint on entry."

    Windows not able to open seem painted shut.worried if forced they wouldn't shut again.pity everything closed in the bay don't think this was mobile phone signal not surprised at this.

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    We visit every year because we love it so much!

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2019

  • "A pint of fresh milk in the fridge would have been appreciated."

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2019

  • "Mention of the superb outside seating available would have been helpful."

    Definitive answer on allowence of BBQ's and what type. Fridge could do with replacement shelves. Otherwise, what a lovely location, well kept grounds, superb estate, lots to do locally, and isolation peace and quiet. Rabbits, Green woodpeckers what more could you want.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "Cottage, garden and view lovely."

    Reviewed by dJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage as described."

    Peaceful and a haven for spotting birds and aminals. Would like to return.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "Overall Pitt Cottage was great."

    Lovely location, homely cottage, great size, very comfortable. The only reason for the low mark on the facilities was due to the shower. The electric shower, which was the only one at the property, unfortunately was poor as the temperature was hard to regulate. It was either a very hot or cold shower, or you adjust the power setting so the temperature was OK but the pressure was then awful. If the shower could be sorted, it would have received top marks and we'd book the property again. Kind regards, Mr Steed

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, views where great so peaceful and relaxing."

    Never had pheasants in the garden before. The garden was just the job for our Springer Spaniel to run around. The postman even managed to deliver Father's day card and a 40th birthday present. Stayed June 2018

    Mrs Linda PageJul 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting with great views of Ringstead Bay."

    Very comfortable cottage and well equipped kitchen. Really loved our stay. Stayed March 2018

    Mr Peter AshcroftMar 2018

  • "Fabulous Pitt Cottage furnished to a high level with stunning sea views, ideal location to use as a base to tour Dorset with Bournemouth Poole Studland Beach Lulworth Cove and Lyme Regis within easy reach of the cottage and a short walk to a delightful Ringstead Beach."

    Stayed June 2016

    Mr SidleyJul 2016

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Good directions from the main road. This place is quite remote. The cottage was lovely and clean and the location amazing. Stayed December 2015

    Dr Karen KremerDec 2015

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Pitt Cottage."

    It was in a wonderful location and was very comfortable with evrything we needed. We would definitely stay there again. Stayed July 2015

    Ms Shayn WeldonJul 2015

  • "This is the most amazing holiday cottage in a perfectly peaceful location with stunning views."

    All six of us who stayed absolutely loved it. We thought it was ideally situated to explore Dorset in any direction. As one of our party was unable to walk very far the only thing that would have been helpful was to be aware that we did not need to pay the toll and car park fee for the beach parking. Other than this it was perfect. Thank you.

    Mrs Julie BarrowMay 2015

  • "Delightful cottage in a lovely rural location and we greatly enjoyed our stay there."

    The house was beautifully warm, which was important, as the weather was rather changeable. It would be even more enjoyable if the property was upgraded to 4 star.

    Mrs NutbeemMay 2015

  • "The house was beautiful, the location special we had the best weather."

    Loved the quiet beach and the peaceful location. Am thinking of booking again

    Mrs GlasbyJul 2014

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x Twin rooms, 1 x Superking room with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire and TV.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Open fire in lounge
  • Electric oven and hob, Microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD Player/Radio, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel for fire is provided autumn/winter
  • Bed linen and towels is included in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Large lawn garden
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Pitt Cottage is a beautiful thatched cottage and is located next to Ringstead Bay in Dorset.

The position of this cottage is unique, standing majestically in half an acre of land with panoramic sea views and complete seclusion.

On the ground floor you will find the generous kitchen / diner ready for you to prepare wonderful family meals for everyone to enjoy.

The lounge has stunning sea views and a large open fireplace.

Upstairs There are three comfortable bedrooms on the first floor, two twin bedrooms and a super king 6ft wide bed with en-suite bathroom. The lounge has patio doors which lead through to the large garden with sweeping lawns with hedges on either side to provide privacy.

Attracts birds and wild animals to the rear of the property is a wooded area.

Ringstead Bay is famous for its sunrises and sunsets and the view of these from Pitt Cottage is a breath-taking sight.

The Bay is owned partially by the National Trust so most of the area is designated as outstandingly beautiful, is unspoilt and highly sought after.

The coastal path stretching from Weymouth to Lulworth offers the enthusiastic rambler a fantastic walk to remember.

A leisurely stroll will take you to a picnic area with seasonal shop where you are able to purchase your daily paper, essential provisions and enjoy in a nice cup of tea accompanied by freshly caught seafood sandwiches.

The nearby resort town of Weymouth is a relatively short drive away and will provide you with high street shops and entertainment if required.

Directly out of one of Thomas Hardy's novels Pitt Cottage is a picture postcard thatched cottage.

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About the location


Ringstead Bay is an unspoilt pebble beach on the Jurassic coastline surrounded by striking cliffs and farmland. The original village mentioned in the doomsday book no longer exists, but there is now a small vibrant community nestled at the back of the bay in a variety of unique houses. You can enjoy walking the South West Coast path or meander through the woodland walks, whatever your preference this is a gorgeous place to be outside. When you are ready to explore further afield, you will find Lulworth Cove and Durdle door a short 11 miles away and Weymouth with it’s beautiful beach and plentiful restaurants and cafes 7 miles to the west. The Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World Rescue, and Tyneham Village all offer varied and interesting days out just a short drive from Ringstead, presuming you can tear yourselves away from the unspoilt beach.

Region Information

Note: Garden not entirely enclosed.
Note: The Wood to the North of the Cottage has a pheasant release pen which is protected by a low level electric fence. Please do not let dogs or children roam in the wood unsupervised.
Note: Cottage Stairs (Steeper than normal).
Note: Fuel for fire provided autumn/winter.
Note: To access the property you will need to pass through a field which may have live cattle in.
Any proposed booking with a changeover on a non standard date must first be cleared with housekeeping.
Note: There is a supplement charge for bringing pets to the property.
Note: Please note there is nearby building work taking place, due to finish June 2022. This could potentially cause some disruption.

Please note that mobile signal at Pitt Cottage is variable depending on the service provider.