Our self contained garden studio is attached to our home, a grade 11 listed rope-makers cottage. A private decked terrace adjoins and there is access to our spacious country garden. Allington is located a few minutes walk to Bridport town centre, close to the many restaurants, cafes and bars. The Wednesday and Saturday markets as well as bakeries, specialist shops and supermarkets. Live music in the local pubs and restaurants takes place year round. The Arts Centre and Electric Palace host a variety of styles of entertainment with international acts. Art and food are features of life in Bridport and St Michaels Vintage market is just around the corner. From our home you can walk the river Brid in the direction of West Bay passing the swimming pool and fitness centre, Palmers Brewery and across the field paths to West Bay, just 1.5 miles. From the fishing port take a fishing or boat trip around the Jurassic coast. The cliffs of the bay lead around the coast to Burton Bradstock.
Studio in Bridport (Market Town), Dorset, England, UK - Garden Location A Few Minutes To Walk Bridport Town Centre, River Walks Or Hillside Rambles
About Julia Williams
Julia and Paul came to Bridport in 2010, Paul is an artist and yoga teacher and Julia a natural health therapist and also a yoga and movement teacher. We found this character listed property that was once a ropemakers cottage; the past trade of Bridport supplying rope for the ships at West Bay from flax and hemp grown locally. Our garden is a joy, apple trees and mistletoe overlooking our converted stable/studio where we now teach yoga and my therapy spa room. We live here with our rather aging dog hector, a lab cross who loves his river walks and hikes up the hills. The outbuildings from our home lead onto our summerhouse, now your accommodation, it feels rather like being by the seaside with the gulls overhead and an added touch of the nautical! We enjoy Bridport and hope you will too.
Julia Williams purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Julia Williams chose Bridport
We found this property and it had all we were looking for, outbuildings, a large garden full of English country flowers and beautiful magnolia. It is located just 2 minutes from the town centre and walkable to the sea the country route on a fine day. Hector our dog loves it, he has river swims and views across to the sea from the top of neighbouring Allington Hill. From the town you see the hills in each direction, and the landmark Colmer Hill with distinctive trees on top. Bridport has a real sense of community and the music and art scene is very active.A great place for foodies, many famous chefs in the vicinity as well as excellent chefs in the many restaurants around town, with so much local fresh produce available it is a joy to eat and shop especially at the local farms shops .
What makes this Cabin unique
Bridport market town is an ideal location to base oneself with easy access to shops, restaurants and entertainment whilst just a short drive to the coast. While staying at the Garden Studio why not take a break, enjoy a relaxing massage right at your doorstep or enjoy a yoga class to start your day, or to stretch after a long drive. A perfect combination especially if you love to walk the coast or are keen cyclists touring the area, we can offer that little extra. Cotton robes and beach towels can be provided and a welcoming tea and in season some Dorset apple cake will greet you on arrival. All bedding is crisp cotton and natural shower and hand products are provided. You can travel light as we provide all those extras we all love to have on holiday.
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Relaxing and quiet bijou cabin.
We very much enjoyed our stay in this relaxing and private little cabin. It has everything you need for a break away. The bed is comfortable and warm and the kitchen well-equipped.
Had the weather been warmer we could have sat outside in the decked area but it was perfect to be able to let our dogs out and know that they were secure.
Really enjoyed cosy studio in owners (ex rope makers house) garden. Everything worked, room was fresh and clean, good shower and super welcome. The owner left breakfast..the jam and museli are to die for! Will be back...great fun.
Thank you we shall look forward to seeing you again. Julia+Paul
Lovely little bolt hole for a short stay
Perfectly charming, really impressed with the little extras that helped us feel home from home
Just ideal for two of us...
Only critisism was the pillows got lost down the back of the bed...perhaps some sort of headboard, otherwise couldn't fault it
Lovely studio very clean and comfortable. Welcome breakfast and all the other bits and bobs were very much appreciated made it feel like home .
Good location for exploring and handy for amenities.
Julia and Paul friendly and welcoming.
Our only problem was not having an oven...however soon got hang of the hotplates!!!
Relaxing, friendly and local
Property is nicely finished and located. Well equipped and owners leave a little extra for your arrival. Wouldnt hestiate to recommend to anyone who wants a base for staying in Bridport or to venture around the Jurrasic Coast.
Thank you Yvonne, so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Special interest holidays:
A perfect location for walkers with access to the Jurassic coastal path.
We can make your stay into a mini spa break with yoga classes midweek and aromatherapy, reflexology, massages or M.L.D available by appointment. Why not book on-site back massage on arrival after a long journey (subject to availability). Yoga days take place on Saturdays or Sundays at intervals through the year. Teaching and training courses also take place through the year for complementary therapists CPD, and instructor training in Tripudio Movement. Paul can also provide drawing and painting sessions. Art and yoga breaks take place throughout the year, ask for details or arrange your own package.
Bridport is just a few miles from a variety of beaches and coastal paths of the Jurassic coast. West Bay ( Broadchurch!), just 1.5/2 miles, 10 mins by car, bus or walk the river Brit and countryside to the Bay, approx 40 mins. Onwards to Burton Bradstock approx 4 miles and the spectacular Chesil beach. The A35, also takes you to the coastal town of Lyme Regis, 8.5miles by car with the famous Cobb & organised fossil hunts and onwards to Beer. 2 bus routes 31 and X53 from Exeter to Poole.
The bus garage is 2 mins from Allington, buses run the coast from Poole in the East to Exeter in the West visiting Dorchester and Axminster where train stations are located. Enjoying the Dorset coast is easiest by car, but buses will take you to coastal walks and towns. Airports are located in Exeter 1hr and Bristol and Bornmouth 1.5 hrs driving time. Southampton, 2hrs. Ferrys to/from French coast run from Weymouth, 35mins or Portsmouth and Plymouth also Channel islands both approx 1.5hrs.
Dorchester, Market town, museums and stations 25 minutes by car. Maiden Castle 20 mins by car. Lyme Regis 20 mins by car. Axminster and station 25 mins by car. Weymouth, Sea World and home of the sailing Olympics in 2012 approx 40 mins. Exeter 40 miles. Bournmouth 40 miles.
Bridport is the home of the unusual, a 3 day hat festival takes place in September, it is the home of the apple, a community apple orchard and an annual apple day is held. Food and art festivals are featured throughout the year. Snooks, our hatter and supplier of unusual attire, as featured in The Chap is located on West Street. Restaurants and bars source local produce and the market each Weds and Saturday has an array of produce from local farms, garden plants and as well as the antique section which runs down South Street, at the bottom of which the leisure centre is situated just behind the famous Palmers brewery and has daily classes, gym and swimming pool available. The Bridport Museum is open from April til October. Bridport hosts a range of unique shops, cafes and a variety of pubs, restaurants and bars which not only supply good food and drink The Ropemakers and Bar 10 regularly have live music in the evening. The Arts Centre and Electric Palace have a full programme all year ranging from the quirky to international acts and musicians. All major banks are represented and also High Street Supermarket Waitrose and larger stores a few minutes from the town centre. The Alleyways a popular vintage area and the art district with open studios, and the Red Brick Cafe. Also open air pizza on Friday nights from April through the summer. From West Bay you can hire small craft for picnics on the River Brid, or join a fishing trip for Mackerel. Leisure trips through the summer leave for Lyme Bay. Kite sailing and windsurfing also take place alongside fishing off the beach. Nearby Weymouth has a long sandy beach and sailing and diving centres, this will be the host town where 2012 open water Olympic Games took place. Sailing, windsurfing and diving are catered for at Portland. Many small villages surround Bridport with farm shops and excellent restaurants and village pubs.
Many local pubs of the area sport skittle alleys and other traditional games.