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Excellent reviews for this traditional coastal stone cottage on a quiet lane in an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with large, enclosed south facing garden. You can enjoy a wonderful break just minutes away from Hive Beach, at the western end of the stunning Jurassic Coast, the setting for the award-winning TV drama Broadchurch.
Recently and sympathetically refurbished with a fresh, contemporary style. Set in a great area for walking, fishing, golf and cycling with the South West Coastal Path, the National Cycling Network, Lyme Regis, Lulworth, West Bay and Weymouth within easy reach. Experience the hustle-bustle of elegant Bridport with antique and farmer’s markets, unusual and specialist shops and supermarkets, historic Georgian buildings and a wide range of outstanding restaurants. You'll be well served with shops within 1 mile and the village pub with local Palmer's beers, just 300 yards away.
Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with exposed beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 with single bed and loft bed (suitable for children over 6 years). Bathroom with bath and toilet. Logburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heating and bed linen included. Free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD player and film library. Free to use phone. Microwave. Enclosed garden on 3 levels with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car) in front of cottage or at bottom of lane. Welcome pack. No smoking or use of vapour devices please. No pets - sorry! Please bring your own bathing and wash towels. Bookings Friday to Friday. Short breaks may be available - please ask.
By Sissel Marie Kingsved on 01-Aug-2018
Gulliver’s Cottage is the perfect country cottage in perfect surroundings - and Jonathan is the perfect host. The cottage is cozy and quaint (meaning the space is just what you need, no more, no less). There’s was ample literature on local sights, trivia and fiction including maps covering hiking routes and roads. The village and villagers were just lovely. The local area (driving range 30 min by car) is packed with things to see and do, and lots of events going on. The British are fiercely committed to their hobbies and they take pride and pleasure in sharing their joy (obsession). We had such a great time. And this in spite of an involuntary visit to the Dorset County Hospital on account of my son’s summer cold turning into pneumonia... again Jonathan is the perfect host - and if ever your child needs to go to hospital on your vacation I can’t imagine a better place than the Kingfisher Ward at Dorset County Hospital. We all want to come back and hopefully everyone will take good care of Gulliver’s so we can enjoy it for years to come.
Comfortable and very clean!
By Sandra C on 30-Jul-2018
Comfortable and very clean!!
Stayed Jul 2018
The cottage was perfect for a week, it’s very well equipped and comfortable. The garden is beautiful and really made the visit, to sit out in the evening with a glass of something cold!!
Submitted 30 Jul 2018
By David on 01-Jun-2018
This is a really stunning little cottage. It is small (as I think is obvious from the pictures and info) but absolutely beautiful and comfortable. It's so well thought out and in our opinion, it's in about the best location on the Jurassic Coast. Near to the sea (but not too close to the resorts), near the best beaches (Hive and Seatown), in a gorgeous little village (really tranquil) and near Bridport which is nice and very handy for shops etc. Burton Bradstock is near too (about a 40 min walk down a beautiful footpath) and is a gem of a village by the sea. It also satisfied all our fossil hunting needs! Johnathan has been great at communicating with us and offering tips and suggestions though we have not met. Note that the bathroom is tiny but great and the double bed is very soft and comfy (don't moan if you like harder beds!). You won't be sorry if you book this cottage. We will definitely be back! Many thanks
By Dan on 01-Apr-2018
Gulliver's Cottage sits in the quiet village of Shipton Gorge, about two miles from the beach at Burton Bradstock and three miles from Bridport and West Bay, a perfect location for exploring the Jurassic Coast! The cottage itself was fully equipped with everything we needed during our week's stay. I especially liked the log burner, which was necessary most nights due to the unseasonably cold weather - but I won't hold Jonathan accountable for that! Throughout our week at the cottage Jonathan kept in touch, checking to make sure that we had everything we needed. I've built up quite a rapport with him now and think that the next time I visit West Dorset I'll be booking this place again!
By Graham on 01-Feb-2018
The cottage was lovely and cosy and well equipped, it was absolutely ideal for a nice quiet country stay and ideally located for quick access to the beach and the amenities of Bridport. Highly recommended.
Delightful place to stay at any time of the year
By Christopher T on 19-Nov-2015
We were impressed with how helpful the owners, Jonathan and Cate were before our stay at their cottage, with useful information about the place and things to do in the area. On arrival we were pleased to see how clean and well maintained the cottage was and the milk in the fridge and complimentary local biscuits , tea and coffee were very welcomed after the journey. We settled in quickly and felt at home , with the log burner making the cottage very cosy in the evenings. We were lucky with mild weather during our stay and went out exploring the area every day of the week , enjoying the beautiful coast line and country side, there is so much to see and do, even in November! Went to Lulworth Cove and walked over to Durdle Door on a blustery day and Chesil beach and across to Portland another , both spectacular in very different ways. The beach and cliffs of West Bay, just a short drive away was a favourite, being so close but also so beautiful with crashing waves. Went fossil hunting at both Charmouth and Lyme Regis a few times and visited the museum at Lyme which had a quaint feel that fitted the charm of the town. In the evening we watched one of the many DVD films at the cottage, A French Lieutenants Woman which was great after being there that day. There were lots of DVDs, games and books to choose from which we enjoyed in the evenings. The beds were very comfortable, including the bunk beds which my husband and I had, and even though the bathroom is small we all, 4 adults, managed perfectly fine. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked some great meals in the evening as there was every thing you needed. The garden was very peaceful and private and as it was so mild we could enjoy it in the mornings before going out. I even picked a few sprigs of the herbs growing in the garden to add to a meal, which was very nice!
We particularly enjoyed our visit to Abbotsbury , a pretty village just inland from Chesil beach with a chapel on the hill overlooking the sea. Even though things like the Swannery and the National Trust buildings in the area are closed in November, like Thomas Hardy's home we still enjoyed so much else the area had to offer, but it has made us want to return to Dorset another time of the year when every thing is open to visitors. We would definitely stay at this cottage again and highly recommend it to others, for comfort and good value and great service from Jonathan and Cate - Thank you!