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 Bridport holiday homes surrounding the town, perfect for either a holiday base for day trips or a peaceful bolthole.
Seaspray is the perfect Dorset coastal destination for walkers, families and beach lovers! Seaspray offers a taste of life by the beach in the pretty village of Eype. Eype beach welcomes dogs all year round and the property is dog friendly.
Eagles Nest is a classic grade II listed thatched cottage sleeping 6 over 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. The property is rurally located near Symondsbury close to the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy peace and quiet with a private garden, hot tub and games room. Dogs welcome.
Crabbs Bluntshay Cottage welcomes groups and pets to a lovely 19th-century semi-detached cottage in Shave Cross, a rural hamlet set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Dorset. The fully-renovated cottage offers rural charm inland from the coast near Bridport. Pets welcome.
Greenwich Cottage is stylish, home from home character cottage in the West Dorset village of Chideock on the Jurassic Coast. Sleeps up to 3 and is perfect for a romantic or small family getaways. Walking distance to 3 excellent pubs and the beach at Seatown.
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.
The Old Cricket Pavilion is situated in a picturesque rural location at North End Farm near Bridport. It has a small enclosed lawned garden and panoramic Dorset countryside views. An ideal for a romantic retreat for two or a small family. Pets welcome.
Lilliput is tucked away in the quiet Dorset coastal village of Shipton Gorge a mile or two from Bridport and the Jurassic Coast at Burton Bradstock. This well-maintained holiday cottage will particularly appeal to those seeking lovely walks close to hand and also welcomes pets. nicely
Duck Street Cottage is a cosy cottage situated in Dorset, ideal for couples or friends. Perfectly located in Symondsbury Village, within walking distance to the village pub, café and handful of artisan shops. Includes a traditional inglenook fireplace, perfect for resting after a day of exploring!
The Mill is a well-equipped coastal holiday cottage with Wi-Fi available all-year-round. It sleeps 6 and is set in 7.5-acres of Dorset countryside. The Mill is only a short walk from the village pub and short drive to the Market town of Bridport / West Bay famous as the location for 'Broadchurch'.
Axen Lodge sleeps 8 over 4 bedrooms. This large shooting lodge is located in Dorset with peaceful rural views in a secluded location, only a short walk to Symondsbury. This property accommodates a large garden with hot tub, trampoline and gas BBQ. Dogs are welcome.
Crepe Farm Cottage is a pet-friendly detached cottage, a short walk to Symondsbury Village. Sleeping 7 over 4 bedrooms, this property has 2 log burners, a hot tub and a large private garden with outstanding views of Colmers Hill!
Crepe Farmhouse is a large luxury farmhouse located in Symondsbury surrounded by stunning scenery. Guests have exclusive access to the swimming pool, sauna, games room, cinema room and large garden. Ideal for extended families, celebrations and large groups. Dogs welcome.
Families planning a large gathering along the Jurassic Coast will find Park Farmhouse in Chideock, Dorset, a child-friendly cottage dating to 1750 and boasting original features such as exposed beams and low lintels, and modern amenities like indoor swimming pool and games room.
Chideock Cottage is a well-equipped holiday cottage which is available all-year-round. Situated in the village of Chideock with stunning views of the hills and just a 20 minute walk to the beach at Seatown. Lovely foodie pub just over the road too!
Located close to Dorset’s Jurassic Coast near Bridport, The Cider Barn is a newly refurbished family-friendly barn conversion in secluded rural surroundings at Hembury Mil in Askerwell. The Cider Barn sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, appealing to those planning a beach or walking holiday on the Dorset coast.
Applebee Cottage is a small traditional cottage tucked away on a quiet street in the vibrant market town of Bridport, Dorset, a child-friendly two-bedroom holiday home away from home along the Jurassic Coast that features fully fitted kitchen, homely living area, and free Wi-Fi.
North End Farm's Old Dairy is a very comfortable spacious rural holiday cottage for couples near Bridport in Broadchurch country on Dorset's Jurassic Coast with walks, beautiful beaches nearby. Well equipped kitchen central heating wood burner and Strauss piano. Great pubs.
Bilshay Farmhouse is a pretty, thatched Dorset Farmhouse sleeping up to 10 over 4 bedrooms set in a rural location with far reaching views of rolling hills, a short distance from the market town of Bridport. This property also includes a hot tub, trampoline and games room. Dogs welcome.
The Old Post Office sleeps 5 over 3 bedrooms and is conveniently located in the heart of Symondsbury Village with access to plenty of countryside walks and in close proximity to the market town of Bridport and the Jurassic coast. Dogs 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.