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A charming stone fronted 2 bedroom cottage with delightful south facing garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Dormouse Cottage is a delightful and beautifully proportioned stone cottage located in the sleepy Dorset village of Loders, with its welcoming pub, church and pretty stone built thatched cottages giving the visitor a taste of traditional English village life, now fast disappearing. Recently renovated the cottage is practical and welcoming with a cosy but spacious lounge with woodburner, separate dining area, two bedrooms and a glorious sunny garden with views of the popular walker’s haven of Boarsbarrow Hill and a patio perfect for some al fresco dining. The county of Dorset is renowned for its picturesque villages, soft rolling countryside and Jurassic coastline and there is plenty to entertain the visitor. These include trips to the many beaches along the Heritage Coast, fossil hunting at Charmouth, a day out at the stunning beach at West Bay, visiting the delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis or meandering through the streets in bustling market town of Dorchester.


Loders Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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A charming stone fronted 2 bedroom cottage with delightful south facing garden
average rating of 4.83871 based on 33 reviews

Great cottage in a lovely village. Very clean and well equipped with a pretty rear garden.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely holiday in this gem of a holiday cottage. Beautifully furnished and equipped throughout. A great location for exploring both Devon and Cornwall. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We felt really comfortable staying in your lovely cottage. Everything we needed was there. The kitchen was very well equipped and the decorations and decor throughout was immaculate. The back garden was a lovely suntrap which we used to enjoy a late afternoon drink. The village itself is very pretty, and is within easy travelling distance to other towns and villages.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Good clean well equipped cottage

  • 4 of 5

Good clean well equipped cottage in a village with pub near by and good walks near by

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Lovely cottage, good location - quiet village but close enough to Bridport for shops/restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our week, cottage is dog friendly, has nice back garden and good walks from the door way into neighbouring villages. Close to Bridport could get a taxi at night no problem. Would stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Dormouse Cottage, a perfect nest in a great location

  • 5 of 5

It is extremely rare to get such an old traditional cottage to be so well furnished and equipped to 21st century standards and with such a lovely garden which we enjoyed so much given the beautiful weather. Another great benefit of the location was the sheer number of great pubs nearby who provided some excellent meals.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this charming cottage with our two dogs. The cottage is well-equipped with all amenities required for a wonderful relaxing break and the secure garden at the rear is very tranquil. Would definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you again.
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Paul Roper
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

Why Paul Roper chose Loders

A beautifully presented cottage with new and modern bathroom and a wood-burning stove in the lounge - perfect for those winter's nights.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dormouse cottage is situated a few minutes drive from Bridport in a quiet village called Loders. We stayed at the end of July and had an enjoyable week exploring Dorset. We found the cottage to be very homely and well equipped, with a comfortable living room with a log burner which we used on a couple of chilly evenings. The cottage had a nice modern bathroom with a powerful shower and comfortable bedrooms. The garden was also a bonus as it was south facing and we ate our evening meals outside in the sun. There is a country pub a few minutes walk which has nice ales and food, supermarkets and shops are a short drive away. We found the cottage to be ideally situated with an easy drive to Lyme Regis, Charmouth, West Bay, and Weymouth. We would recommend this cottage and look forward to returning in the future
Jul 2015
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Nearest Barpub
Lodres Arms
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
West Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $209.88
Pet Fee $13.99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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