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Character Cottage Originally Part Of The Barrack's Officers Quarters

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Bridport, Dorset, England - Situated In A Quiet No Through Road, Impossible To Believe It Is Only 2mins Walk To The Main Street

Very quietly situated, stone built terraced cottage, 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 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.

Neil & Penny Thomas
Member since: 2013
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:
March 23, 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. Several 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.

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'your house is lovely and we had a very happy week staying there'
Sep 2016
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Bridport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Returnable security deposit required for guests visiting with dog. Dogs not allowed on furniture or upstairs.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath, recently modernised but still retaining character with stripped wooden floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with two single beds Bedroom 2 has a double bed and magnificent views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Garden seating. Restricted on street parking immediately outside house but free on street parking within 100 yards, subject to there being a space. Long stay car park in East Street (opposite end of Barrack Street) - £2.80 all day. For more details of car parks in Bridport go to Outside: Attractive & secluded cottage garden with garden seating. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying/airing capacity Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen/Towels included. Other: This is a 200 year old cottage and much of the furniture is antique. We hope whilst modernising that we have managed to retain the character of the house without resorting too much to Ikea! We will occasionally allow one well behaved dog but no cats please!


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Character Cottage Originally Part Of The Barrack's Officers Quarters
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 28 reviews

perfectly placed in the town

  • 5 of 5

Small but clean and tidy.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage in central, but quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here four or five times now, which speaks for itself!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Guildford, Surrey

Cost cottage, central to everything

  • 5 of 5

Very homely cottagethat is close to some great pubs and restaurants. Easy walk to the coast at West Bay too.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Character cottage but Improvements Needed.

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Nice little house well equipped and good location as base for South coast and west bay

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped , clean and good location.would benefit from additional hand rail on stairs.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nice little cottage in cracking location

  • 5 of 5

A very well presented and adequately equipped little cottage. Great communications from the owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bournemouth or Exeter
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
West Bay
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Olive Tree, Pickled Ginger, Green Yard
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
West Bay

Special interest holidays:

Walking the South Coast path. Fishing at West Bay. Sailing at West Bay and Lyme Regis , Fossil hunting at Charmouth 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.


7 miles from Charmouth where the latest 200 million year old sea dragon can be seen.

9 miles from Lyme Regis.


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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/housekeeping $96.94

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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