Bridport: A Market Town With Character Holiday Homes

A former fishing town, Bridport, has now evolved as a rather nice market town in the west of Dorset and has much to appeal to the visitor. It is a good base for a holiday home from which to explore the West Dorset Heritage Coast as well as some delightfully quaint inland villages. The port is now no longer in use, the sea having long since retreated (you'll find it a few miles down the road in West Bay). The town nestles amidst ravishingly beautiful hills and rolling green countryside. Visit its bustling local market held every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the town streets.

 For culture lovers, the Bridport Arts Centre in a large converted chapel offers a range of live events and exhibitions all year round.  The chapel is one of many architecturally impressive buildings that add to the charming character of the town centre together with its many small independent shops many of them selling local organic produce.  For the visitor, there are many holiday homes surrounding the town, perfect for either a holiday base for day trips or a peaceful bolthole.

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Greenwood Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Greenwood Cottage, Bridport

Standing in an idyllic rural location on the Jurassic Coast near Lyme Regis, Greenwood is a superb one-bedroom Dorset holiday cottage for couples. nestling in Morcombelake village with a large garden, countryside and coastal views.

Bilshay Farmhouse, Bridport, Dorset

Bilshay Farmhouse, Bridport

Bilshay Farmhouse is a large beautiful thatched Dorset farmhouse sleeping 10, set in a rural location, a short distance from the market town of Bridport. It has recently been refurbished to a luxurious standard. Currently graded at 4 star Gold. Pets welcome.

Crepe Farm Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Crepe Farm Cottage, Bridport

Crepe Farm Cottage is newly renovated to a very high standard. Offering luxurious Dorsetaccommodation for up to seven people. Situated just a stones throw from Crepe Farmhouse, located on the beautiful Symondsbury Estate near Bridport, surrounded by stunning scenery. Pets welcome.

3 Allington Square, Bridport, Dorset

3 Allington Square, Bridport

3 Allington Square, in the West Dorset town of Bridport on the Jurassic Heritage Coast, is a most comfortable and appealingly furnished pet friendly holiday home sleeping 2-4 guests in 2 bedrooms. This modern house is within walking distance of Bridport’s attractive shops, bars and restaurants.

Harbour Lights, Bridport, Dorset

Harbour Lights, Bridport

Far-reaching rural and sea views across Lyme Bay are a feature of Harbour Lights, a large holiday cottage in Dorset between Bridport and the Jurassic Coast at West Bay. This pet friendly luxury property with Wi-Fi sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms.

Applebee Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Applebee Cottage, Bridport

A charming stone-front 2-bedroom holiday cottage on Dorset's Jurassic Coast in Bridport. Applebee Cottage sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. This homely and well-equipped Dorset cottage is tucked away in a quiet backwater of Bridport, but within easy reach of the market, shops, bars and restaurants.

Old Post Office Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Old Post Office Cottage, Bridport

Old Post Office Cottage sleeps 5/6 and is conveniently located in the heart of Symondsbury Village. The generous gardens and proximity to both Bridport and the sea make this Dorset holiday cottage very special. Pets welcome.

Seaspray, Bridport, Dorset

Seaspray, Bridport

Seaspray is the perfect Dorset get away for walkers, families, beach lovers and star gazers! With extensive sea and coastal views Seaspray offers a taste of life by the beach in the beautiful small village of Eype. Pets welcome.

Northend Farmhouse, Bridport, Dorset

Northend Farmhouse, Bridport

North End's large listed Farmhouse is available for Doret holiday lets all year. Situated in a spectacular countryside setting, on the Jurassic Coast, between the lively market towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis with easy access to beaches, culture, pubs and walks. Pets welcome.

Pydelspring Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Pydelspring Cottage, Bridport

For anyone considering a holiday in a spacious and luxurious rural holiday cottage for couples in Dorset close to the coast and with panoramic views a few miles east of Weymouth, Pydelspring Cottage is a ?must add? addition to your shortlist of favourite cottages.

Eagles Nest, Bridport, Dorset

Eagles Nest, Bridport

Eagles Nest is a large, pet friendly Dorset Holiday Cottage with private garden and hot tub sleeping 6-7 nestling in peaceful rural seclusion on the Symondsbury Estate near Bridport in Dorset and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Dormouse Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Dormouse Cottage, Bridport

Relax in a beautiful Grade II listed village cottage on the Dorset coast near Bridport. Dormouse Cottage is a peaceful rural retreat on the Jurassic Coast in Netherbury. With a pub nearby, walks in all directions and the seaside within easy reach, this child and pet friendly holiday cottage is a wel...

Crepe Farmhouse, Bridport, Dorset

Crepe Farmhouse, Bridport

Crepe Farm House in Dorset is a large top of the range, luxury holiday house with near Bridport with a large private garden and swimming pool. Ideal for extended family groups or large parties. It comfortably sleeps 17 and is located on the beautiful Symondsbury Estate, surrounded by stunning scen...

Axen Lodge, Bridport, Dorset

Axen Lodge, Bridport

Axen Lodge is a newly renovated large shooting lodge in Dorset sleeping 8, offering self catering accommodation for groups and large families. It's set in a peaceful rural area, only a short walk to Symondsbury. Currently graded at 4-star gold, Axen Lodge has many luxurious facilities to be enjoyed....

Duck Street Cottage, Bridport, Dorset

Duck Street Cottage, Bridport

Duck Street Cottage provides luxury accommodation for 2. It is perfectly located in the heart of Symondsbury village. Ideal for couples or friends looking for a cosy cottage in West Dorset. Pets welcome.

There’s a real sense of community surrounding this small old Dorset town. There’s an intriguing museum in the town centre recalling the town’s colourful history from its Roman origins, while the Palmer’s Brewery offers tours and opportunities to sample local ales.

As a town there is a strong passion for food. A food festival is held there annually and the town itself was used as a base to film Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Channel 4 television programme River Cottage.

It’s a five-minute drive to the sea at West Bay, which has a traditional harbour and spectacularly golden sands stretching out in a picturesque curve around the stunningly blue still water. It is part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast which hosts incredible rock and cliff formations that truly take your breath away. It is renowned for its food with exceptional fresh fish and crab, and the West Bay cliffs are certainly not short of restaurants providing this awesome array of local food.  A nest of treasures and wonders for all the family lies within Bridport and is certainly worth a visit.