You will not find a better location in the whole of Bridport! Very quietly situated in a 'no through' road just off East Street. This stone built terraced cottage is 5 mins walk to buzzing Bucky Doo Sq where there is live music on most Saturday market days. Bridport is situated on the River Brit and was originally a port and known for its rope and net making. Many of the alleyways and twittens originate because of the need to lay out the rope and nets. Only 1.5m from stunning Jurassic coast (fantastic fossil hunting) and West Bay (location of Broadchurch). You may bump into local celebrities (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Martin Clunes, PJHarvey, Billy Bragg and others) plus London celebs who come to support events at the Electric Palace, where groups regularly play in the revived Art Deco cinema. There is also the Arts Centre with an eclectic range of art exhibitions, films and entertainment. Annual events include Food & Beer Festival, Literary Festival, Hat Festival & Open Art Studio week. Bridport has become a centre for 'foodies' in the South West and has in recent years been labelled 'Notting Hill on Sea' by a national newspaper.
- Cottage600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage in Bridport, Dorset, England - Situated In A Quiet No Through Road, Impossible To Believe It Is Only 2mins Walk To The Main Street
Neil & Penny Thomas
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- Jul 19, 2018
About Neil & Penny Thomas
No 29 Barrack Street has been in our family for very many years and has been lived in by various members of the family at different stages of their lives, usually when bringing up small children. Family still live and work in the area - having graduated to larger detached houses to accommodate their growing children! - we are therefore familiar with all the local eateries, best places to visit and willing to pass on any local information.
Why Neil & Penny Thomas chose Bridport
The location - see our reviews - Although close to the main street in this ancient market town we are tucked away in a 'no through' road so you will get a decent night's sleep. The garden is secluded with an eclectic mix of trees and shrubs and whether you want sun or shade during the summer months there are plenty of seating areas.
What makes this Cottage unique
The proximity to Bridport's main shopping street and all the different eating places whilst enjoying the quiet road and tranquil garden setting makes this a place to remember. We are 1.5 miles to the cost at West Bay and only 7 miles from Charmouth Heritage Centre where the 200 million year old fossilised sea dragon is currently on display. The fossil was discovered on the nearby Monmouth Beach.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
What a gorgeous cottage in a great location...
Fabulous location, great owners to deal with throughout the process. So many things to do in and around Bridport too. Would happily return.
So glad you enjoyed Bridport as much as we do. You’re welcome back anytime (10% reduction for returning guests). Many thanks for your kind words. Penny & Neil
Lovely cottage very clean and comfortable
Perfectly located in Bridport just off the Main Street. The only issue we had was there was no parking outside the cottage but was able to park 300 ish yards up the road. We did unload/load outside with hazards on without any trouble. Overall had a lovely stay and highly recommend it to our friends and family.
perfectly placed in the town
Small but clean and tidy.
Perfect cottage in central, but quiet location
We have stayed here four or five times now, which speaks for itself!
Cost cottage, central to everything
Very homely cottagethat is close to some great pubs and restaurants. Easy walk to the coast at West Bay too.
Character cottage but Improvements Needed.
The cottage has plenty of character but could have been so much better. The kitchen cupboards were so full of cans and packets that we were unable to put our own groceries away. The sofa and easy chair were dirty and ripped and the general cleanliness a little haphazard. Parking was very stressful and often meant a long walk. The garden was so overgrown that it was hard to walk along the path without getting wet. Sadly, the weather was so dreadful with torrential rain and gale force winds and meant we couldn't stand upright at West Bay and Portland Bill! We did manage to have a good time but were glad to get home! Bridport is a lovely town with great street markets and lots of pubs and restaurants and a good base for touring if the weather is good. I liked the Thomas Hardy cottage and Max Gate. The central heating was not left on for us and it took us some time to get it going, especially as instructions said not to touch the boiler but this was the only way to get it going. The boiler was leaking and left with a bowl beneath it and this overflowed. No instructions for washing machine. Broken CD player in bedroom. It seems that this is a family home but simply so full that guests struggle to put their own possessions anywhere. The water pressure was poor so showering was not very enjoyable. Soft furnishings such as curtains were 'tired' at best. No plug in bathroom basin. All in all this could be a great property but not for us in its present condition.
I'm so glad that in spite of everything you managed to enjoy your break! We clearly state that the house is not suitable for the disabled, the main reason being that the garden would be a problem to access - up a step, a narrow path with an abundance of plants until you reach the clearing. Most guests love it, particularly because the planting affords a degree of privacy. I'm sorry you also had a problem with parking, sometimes there is a 5 minute walk, depending on availability of on street spaces, again this might cause a problem if disabled. Most guests appreciate the fact that basic supplies are available for their use, i'm sorry you didn't and we have taken note and removed some of the basic foodstuffs - but I do hope you enjoyed the wine and chocolate we left for you! Regarding the central heating & washing machine, there are instructions for both, I'm sorry you failed to find them, I wish you had taken the time to phone me and ask. Our cleaners do a sterling job - we have only ever received positive comments about the cleanliness of our house - see previous reviews. Sorry the weather wasn't kind to you but not much we can do about that I'm afraid. I think in future you may be more suited to a Travel lodge.
Special interest holidays: Walking the South Coast path. Fishing at West Bay. Sailing at West Bay and Lyme Regis , Fossil hunting at Charmouth Beach Coast/Beach: 1.5 miles to West Bay and magnificent Jurassic coast. See the beaches where Broadchurch is filmed! West Bay has several high quality pubs/restaurants and is also known for it's many colourful Beach Huts selling a wide variety of freshly caught fish & chips, italian gellato, street food. Travel: 7 miles from Charmouth where the latest 200 million year old sea dragon can be seen. 9 miles from Lyme Regis. Distances: Visit Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Charmouth and inland to Beaminster and many other pretty Dorset villages Further Details: Because of it's 'foodie' reputation Bridport and the surrounding area has attracted many celebrity chefs. The list is endless - Crab House Cafe (Portland), Sienna(Dorchester), Bridge House (Beaminster), Hive Beach (Burton Bradstock) Watch House (West Bay) Riverside (West Bay), River Cottage (Axminster, Mark Hix (Lyme Regis), there are many others in Bridport to suit all tastes/budgets. West Bay is becoming celebrated for its food shacks where you can buy all kinds of fast food from locally caught fish and chips to delicious lobster bisque to take away and all the usual array of burgers & chips. Bridport Market which was originally granted its Charter 740 years ago also displays a wide variety of food stalls. You could buy freshly prepared curries, spanish tapas, locally reared beefburgers and all forms of bread, cakes and pastries. There are many fresh fish stalls, fruit and vegetables, plants as well as the usual bric a brac, books and vintage clothing. If you go to St Michaels Yard you will find many art studios and antique & vintage shops. An Antique & Vintage Sunday is held there on the last Sunday in every month, Dorset's answer to Portobello Road!
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: £100 (returnable) deposit if guests with a dog. Returnable 7 days after checkout when cleaners have confirmed no extra cleaning required. NO CATS ALLOWED. Changeover Day: Changeover day Friday but short breaks also welcome. Minimum of 3 nights charged at a daily rate but addition of £50 per let to cover laundry/cleaning. Notes on prices: 3 nights minimum stay (daily rate + housekeeping). Winter lets of more than 2 weeks may incur a heating supplement.