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West Lulworth, Dorset (Ref. 988187)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Bransmead was in a great location, quiet and amongst beautiful countryside but a short walk to Lulworth Cove."

    The house has great facilities. The owner's communication was first class and the six pages of information he gave was invaluable. One small improvement would be if either there was a plug socket near to a mirror or an extension lead so that the hairdryer lead allowed access to a mirror.

    Hi Gill, thank you for posting a constructive review. Great to receive score of 100/100. Best, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillJun 2022

  • "The location of Bransmead is excellent, situated close to pub and local shop plus Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and a short drive 30 - 40 mins to many attractions and places in Dorset."

    The property is a good size for a family. Bathrooms are clean and beds comfortable.

    Thank you for your review Steve, best regards, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our week in Lulworth."

    Bransmead was a comfortable base. It had a well equipped, modern kitchen and plenty of space for 5 walkers. Communication from Mike re key collection etc was excellent.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback Susan. I’m pleased you enjoyed your week. Best, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Comfortable, clean cottage."

    There were only 3 of us so we had plenty of room. Great location for exploring that part of Dorset. Thanks Mike for sorting out the buzzing noise in t he utility room so quickly! Would have liked some advice on where the logs were for the open fire, otherwise a very good stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review Norma, always good to get constructive feedback. Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by NormaFeb 2022

  • "A wonderful spacious house within easy walking distance of Lulworth Cove and the beautiful coastal path, and set amongst the pretty thatched cottages of the village close to a shop, pub and restaurants."

    The house was tastfully furnished and generously equipped, including a spotlessly clean Kitchen with induction hob and superfast WiFi. Everything was immaculate and effective heating made this a really cosy place to stay in late November! Thank you Mike for all your helpful and welcoming correspondence. We will definitely be back!

    Thank you for the excellent feedback Rob. I look forward to welcoming you back to Bransmead, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobNov 2021

  • "Super nice comfortable cottage, tidy and clean, well equipped with everything we could wish for."

    Perfect location for exploring the Jurassic coast and Dorset countryside, quiet area and perfect bedrooms for a good night’s sleep, with plenty of safe off road space for our car, and a perfect back garden for our poodle. Absolutely everything we could have wished for. Mike is a fantastic and responsive host who really thinks of everything to make your stay pleasant and the experience seamless. 10*, highly recommend.

    I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay Edita, thank you for taking the time to post a review, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by EditaNov 2021

  • "Comfortable and well-equipped house in an excellent location."

    Owner offered his help if we needed anything. I would certainly come back.

    Thank you for taking the time to review Bransnead Raea. I look forward to welcoming you back to Bransmead, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by RaeaOct 2021

  • "We had a good week and the weather was vey kind to us."

    The property is well equipped and ideally situated in the centre of the village.Mike the owner was easy to contact if required.The addition of Sky movies and Sky sports was a nice touch and the wifi was excellent.The children also enjoyed the playroom with their own TV as well.

    Thank you for the great review Christine, I'm pleased you had a good week, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Bransmead, and just as enjoyable as our first."

    House is perfectly located for village, beach and pubs, and very comfortably furnished and equipped (We are often a bit disappointed by kitchen equipment in holiday rentals - not here though!). Mike, the owner, was again very accessible and helpful, and nice addition this time round of some printed out local walks - especially recommend the Smuggler's Inn walk at Osmington Mills. Already very keen to visit again.

    Thanks Julian, I look forward to you visiting again. Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulianOct 2021

  • "Great communication from owner."

    In a great location with everything on the doorstep.

    Thank you for the feedback Steph, I'm pleased you had a good stay at Bransmead, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2021

  • "Superb location, pretty village,easy walk to cove with all the facilities, restaurant pub round the corner , Durdle Door, castle all down the road and some great eating out Sailors Return, Lulworth Lodge."

    Little shop 5min walk..Corfe, Studland, Teignham all a short drive.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "Excellent quiet location."

    Bransmead was very spacious and had everything we needed was there and more. Also good communication between Mike the owner.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "Holiday home was very nice, lovely place and close to places to visit the owner Mike was very good although we never met he was on the other end of the phone if any problems needed sorting out."

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2021

  • "The cottage is well equipped, very clean with excellent accommodation and a brilliant location."

    Mike is a very considerate and helpful owner. We had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Thank you for the feedback Martin, I'm always delighted to score 100! Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bransmead in a wonderful location and surrounding area."

    The property was spacious and well equipped, with a lovely large dining table where we enjoyed many meals and playing games which allowed us some quality family time together. The booking process was easy with good information, updates and reminders throughout. Also received information and little special touches directly from the owner which made it more personal. Thank you!

    Reviewed by NatashiaAug 2021

  • "Cottage is in a fantastic location - ideally situated for Lulworth Cove and for Durdle Door."

    Really well equipped kitchen. Lounge is probably smaller than appears on the photos - we filled it as a family of 4 (2 teenagers) so maybe a squash for 6 adults. The owner, Mike, was super helpful throughout and great communication - even went to check on our supermarket delivery when we were delayed with traffic on the way down. Castle Inn in the village is very good - download the app before you arrive to make ordering easier - and takeout pizzas good too. Very hot week - a more extensive sunshade and loungers might just complete what was a really pleasant stay in a beautiful part of Dorset. Recommend also Burton Bradstock and the Hive Beach Cafe, as well as Ringstead beach, again with good beach cafe. Thanks so much, Mike!

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2021

  • "A lovely holiday home,Clean,comfortable & equipped with everything you need."

    A nice welcome card , wine & a treat for the dog on arrival. It is set in a beautiful part of the country and ideal for walks to Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door,and short drives to Poole, Bournemouth etc.Also a lovely pub in the village The Crown Inn which serves delicious food. Would highly recommend Bransmead and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2021

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped property in an excellent location."

    Very convenient for all resorts and walks. Lovely village with great pub - the Castle and just two minutes away the Lulworth Cove Inn. Well stocked shop just a 2 minute walk and of course the beach 10 minute walk. In good weather would be great to sit out on the decking and overlook the village.Mike very helpful and communicated with us from the start of booking the property .Thanks

    Reviewed by NickMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely short break at Bransmead in a perfectly positioned home just 10 mins walk from the beautiful Lulworth Cove."

    With cafes and restaurants walkable and the Castle Inn just around the corner serving lovely food and takeaways. Durdle Door is also around 40 mins walk form the house. Everything was clean for us and the beds were very comfortable, we look forward to returning to this beautiful part of the country very soon. Thank you to Mike for his excellent communication.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2021

  • "Although the house is quite modern it has been very thoughtfully decorated and furnished to a very high standard."

    We were as comfortable and cosy here as in any barn conversion or woodbeamed cottage. Location is great - 10-15 mins easy walk down to the cove, and many other great walks (recommend the ridge behind the village for amazing views - follow the track at the junction opposition entrance to Lulworth Camp) Two lovely pubs - both v well set up to be Covid safe. And Mike the owner extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by JulianDec 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday home in a beautiful location with everything nearby within walking distance."

    On arrival we found a thoughtful welcome card and goodies for us and our dog which were much appreciated. The cottage has three good sized bedrooms and the double bedded room has its own en-suite with shower. There is a good sized bathroom with shower upstairs and a cloakroom with toilet downstairs. The utility room is ideal for storing your boots, shoes and coats and has a large fridge freezer and washing machine. The snug is good if you have children or teenagers who want to watch something different on TV. The living room is cosy and comfortable with a log fire and it was an added bonus coming home from long days out to watch Sky cinema. There is a good sized dining table looking out over the well enclosed garden. There is a lovely seating area in the garden which catches the afternoon sun, there was a patio heater which we didn’t need but ideal for cooler summer evenings. The kitchen has everything you could need away from home, plenty of crockery and cutlery including a good sized oven, hob, fridge and microwave, coffee maker, milk frother...the list goes on. Bransmead is located close (2 mins) to a pub called the Castle Inn which serves fab food and local ales/ciders. You can take an easy walk from the cottage to Lulworth Cove such a beautiful place to take in the sea air and scenery or to Durdledor. We found the cottage to be a good base to go and visit Corfu Castle, Swanage, Weymouth, Wareham, Wool, Studland Bay and Durdledoor. It is not far from the tank museum and monkey world too. Mike the owner was very friendly with informative emails and texts to help our week away. We had a fantastic much needed break away in a wonderful location and would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AmyOct 2020

  • "Great location, had everything we needed for our stay - would recommend!"

    Reviewed by NicoleOct 2020

  • "This cottage was wonderful in every way."

    It is really close to Lulworth Cove in a great location. Still, it's quiet enough to feel that you're really in the countryside. It had everything we needed for a comfortable family stay and Mike was incredibly responsive to any questions while we were there. We felt really lucky to have found this place and can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2020

  • "A comfortable and very pleasant house which had excellent facilities and was superbly equipped."

    We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "Should have stayed in Bransmead in June but because of Covid19 we couldn't go."

    Due to Sykes cottages not giving refunds we chose to go September. We had a fantastic holiday with brilliant weather and Bransmead we couldn't fault. It was clean, well equipped and a good place to explore Dorset. Wish I could have fetched my bed home with me, the bottle of wine and treats for the dogs were really appreciated.

    Reviewed by TracieSep 2020

  • "Lovely house and really well equipped."

    Beautifully clean and a lovely welcome pack on arrival. It was a nice walk to Lulworth Cove but no pavements for some sections and the road was quite busy (just as a fyi for anyone with children)!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    Very well equipped. Excellent location. We could walk to nearly everywhere that we wanted to get to. Very clean. Brilliant utility room - very very useful after trips to the beach. Loved the added extras that were provided in the cottage - the coffee pods and bottle of wine and flowers to greet us! We really enjoyed the Sky Cinema - great for family movies to end the day. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2020

  • "All good. Great location and nicely equipped house and all clean and tidy."

    Having an enclosed garden was really useful too as we had our dog with us. There were also nice little touches from the owner such as fresh flowers in the dinning room and bottle of wine and milk in the fridge. Recommended.

    Reviewed by IvorJul 2020

  • "Lovely house is a nice location."

    Lots to do in the area too and we had great weather!! Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "Bransmead and indeed the owner were fantastic."

    Such a great place to stay, very comfortable and spacious, the garden is brilliant. The location to the cove is fantastic.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2020

  • "We had a great stay at Brandsmead, the cottage was well equipped for our family of 6."

    The cottage is nicely positioned as it’s tucked away from the main road but only a short walk to the cove and the Castle pub! Mike the owner made us feel very welcome and was readily available if we had any questions. We would definitely consider staying again.

    Reviewed by ImogenJul 2020

  • "Lovely house, extremely spacious, perfect for a family looking for a relaxing time."

    Reviewed by AmyMar 2020

  • "We found Bransmead to be an ideal spacious,comfortable house suitable for any time of year."

    Location superb being so close to Lulworth Cove,good places to eat out&beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by GillNov 2019

  • "A wonderful holiday home in a fantastic location."

    Less than a 15 minute walk to Lulworth Cove. Was surprised by all the amenities available at the property and my sons loved the availability of Disney Cinema. The bedrooms are larger than I expected as well, so if you had a baby as well, lots of room for a cot in two of the rooms. The local pub the Castle Inn served fantastic food and were very friendly. Only a short drive away is Williams Bakery, well worth making a visit for the cream cakes and fresh bread.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2019

  • "Our stay at Bransmead was great."

    Clean, spacious and equipped with everything you could possibly need during the stay. Everything was well thought out with the guest experience and needs in mind. Lulworth cove a short walk away (icecream highly recommended). Durdle door, lulworth castle and corfe castle also nearby so all in all a great place to stay. Thanks to Mike for his detailed notes/ guidance which helped us plan everything.

    Reviewed by NohailaOct 2019

  • "We recommend adding some heating to the en-suite bathroom as we found it a little cold."

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2019

  • "The house was very well equipped and ideal for self catering ."

    The location is fantastic with easy access to places to eat and drink and superb walks right from the front door.

    Reviewed by CliffOct 2019

  • "Clean, comfortable, spacious, well equipped and well located."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Wonderful place to stay, very well equipped, very comfortable Would stay again."

    Recommend Halfway Inn for fantastic Sunday roast, Finley’s fish and chips at Lulworth Cove a must. Castle Inn very welcoming. Walk to Durdle Door worth the climb,enjoyed Corfe Castle yet again 25 years later. Thank you

    Reviewed by SueSep 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    Very dog friendly. Lovely location.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2019

  • "Everything had been done to ensure that our stay at Bransmead would be comfortable and enjoyable."

    The cottage is spacious, extremely well equipped, newly decorated and very clean. Having the main bathroom, the en-suite shower room and the downstairs toilet was a real plus for our group of 4 adults. Mike, the owner contacted us on booking and made sure we had all the information we needed. The location was ideal for Lulworth Cove and visiting other gems in the surrounding area. The garden was quiet and great for relaxing and dining al fresco. Neighbours were all friendly and helpful. There is off road parking for two cars. While Lulworth Cove was very busy at the bank holiday weekend, we discovered a lovely pub, The Halfway Inn, on A351 near Arne. We would be very happy to stay at Bransmead again and thoroughly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by RussellAug 2019

  • "Wow! What a lovely holiday home."

    Clean and everything we needed. Slept really well. Short walk lulworth cove. Will be rebooking for next year. Plenty of parking too. Have just left. Feeling sad!!!!

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2019

  • "Bransmead is such a lovely property, very well thought out and has everything a family could possibly need making it home from home."

    The location is excellent, extremely picturesque. I went with my family and our dog for a week, could have stayed for two, none of us were ready to return home. West Lulworth is in a great position, lots to see and do around the area and just a short Walk to a Londis store and Lulworth Cove which hosts many shops and cafes. This area is extremely dog friendly, dogs are welcome in the pubs and cafes in the area. Mike, the owner of the property, is very attentive, nothing is too much trouble for him. We had a perfect relaxing break and will definitely return next year.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2019

  • "All good. Everything was great - location was exceptional and house was very comfortable."

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent holiday location."

    The landlord was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2019

  • "Accurate listing, great communication from owner - had everything we needed."

    House is in perfect location to wander down to Lulworth cove & beyond

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "Property nice and roomy, well equipped, and great location for attractions."

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2019

  • "Had a wonderful time at Bransmead, lovely house with all you need for a great ..."

    Had a wonderful time at Bransmead, lovely house with all you need for a great stay, slept really well, great for families 3 good size bedrooms and 3 toilets, west lulworth wonderful place, eat in the village most nights, easy walk 15 mins to cove xx

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2019

  • "Mike has put a lot of thought into what you need when away from home - the kitchen is particularly well provisioned."

    Lulworth and the surrounding area are very pretty.

    Reviewed by AmandaApr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bransmead."

    The house is spacious and very comfortable and families with children will really appreciate the snug room with an extra TV! We found the beds and sofas very comfortable and the house spotlessly clean. The location was a real bonus and we didn't need to get in the car at all, the house being just a short walk down to Lulworth Cove but far enough off the main road for it to be quiet at the house. There's a very well stocked village store 5 minutes walk away and with the other good places to eat in the village we really didn't need to go anywhere else.

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Utility
  • Snug.
  • Oil central heating, open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TVs with Sky and WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden and decking area with furniture, heater and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note for all booking taken after 09/07/2020 a good house keeping bond is required for £200.

The property

Situated in the pretty village of West Lulworth, on the Dorset coast just a short walk from Lulworth Cove itself, is this delightful semi-detached cottage.

Bransmead offers a wonderful base for families and friends alike to explore the countryside, rolling hills and famous Jurassic Coast..

It is just perfect for walkers and those who enjoy the great outdoors.You enter through the front door, to a spacious hallway which leads into a brightly-decorated sitting room.

Use one of the sofas to curl up with your partner and catch up on all your favourite shows, with the open fire providing a warm ambience to the room.

The dining room is the ideal space for family gatherings over food, a glass of something chilled or to plan the day’s events.

The kitchen is wonderfully-appointed to the rear of the cottage, and has been fitted with all high-quality appliances, so you can rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family.

The ground floor also benefits from a cloakroom and a snug area, which has a sofa and TV, the perfect place to have some quiet space, for your little ones to play in, or for you to enjoy a good book.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms: one king-size with en-suite shower room and two twin bedded rooms, which all boast lovely views across the village, with ample storage space for your personal items.

The family bathroom is on the first floor also, with a bath and separate shower, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

To the rear is an enclosed South-facing lawned garden and decking area with furniture - the perfect spot to sit out with a refreshing glass of wine.

It’s an easy walk from Bransmead down to the beautiful Lulworth Cove.

The protected waters here make it a great spot for young children to enjoy the sea.

The iconic rock arch Durdle Door (Dorset’s most photographed landmark) is just one of the beaches within walking distance.

You might also venture towards the picturesque Man O'War Beach or St Oswald’s Bay which are both ideal for families to enjoy a day at the beach topping up on that tan, or enjoying a relaxing swim in the water.For a taste of history, visit the 17th century Lulworth Castle, which is set in stunning landscaped parkland, offering opportunities for woodland walks, a nearby children's playground, so the whole family can be entertained here.

Discover the Castle Tearoom, where you can get a taste for delicious homemade cakes and cream teas.

The fabulous Monkey World, which spans across 65-acres and houses endangered primates is something your children will delight in and The Tank Museum at Bovington provides a great family day out.

Bransmead is a great choice for year-round coastal holidays in Dorset.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Wareham 9.1 miles; Weymouth 14.7 miles

West Lulworth boasts some of the most dramatic geological features on the Jurassic coastline and arguably the most photographed locations in the UK. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door sit at the heart of this area and really are a must see. Lulworth Cove has many little café’s and beachside shacks serving local seafood, ice cream and other delights, as well as several restaurants and pubs from which to choose. There is an Lulworth estate information centre which offers an insight into how the cove and Durdle door were formed and Jurassic history of the region. If you tire of Cove and cliff top walks then Lulworth Castle is a short drive away and offers another glimpse at some more recent history, along with Tyneham Village, and Corfe Castle. This is a really special area and the village retains a lot of it’s thatched cottages and has a real air of a rural retreat.

Region Information

Please note for all booking taken after 09/07/2020 a good house keeping bond is required for £200

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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