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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With show-stopping countryside and sea views of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, this exceptional well-furnished and equipped holiday home in Burton Bradstock sleeps 6 in comfortable and stylishly decorated rooms. It's perfect for walking and beach holidays for a family or friends in all four seasons.

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 is a 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. Pets welcome.

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.

Crepe Farm House in Dorset is a large, luxury holiday home near Bridport with a swimming pool and large private garden. Ideal for extended family groups or large parties. It sleeps 17 and is located on the beautiful Symondsbury Estate, surrounded by stunning scenery. Pets welcome.

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!

Hamstone Cottage near the rural hamlet of Blackney, Dorset, makes the perfect holiday retreat near the World Heritage Jurassic Coast for families and large groups looking to escape the bustle of everyday life, a refurbished farm cottage that features four bedrooms, games room and enclosed garden.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.