1 Cockcrowing Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Less than a mile from a World Heritage coast, Cockcrowing Cottage is ideal for families, couples or a group of friends.The cottage boasts an Inglenook fire place, enormous, cast iron, roll top bath incorporating a shower with 2 curtains & an enclosed balcony with fantastic views.The garden is laid to lawn, ideal for children and is bordered by mature shrubs and trees.The gravel driveway is the perfect place to play boules with still enough parking for two cars.The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and there are some great producers and farm shops locally.
Public footpaths surround the area offering great walks for all abilities. Two swimming pools are located within a mile of the cottage for those wet weather days or there is a selection of DVD's and board games at the cottage if you fancy staying in by a log fire.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Eype 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth International 70 km, Nearest railway: Weymouth 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage boasts many period features and has been decorated tastefully and is hopefully a warm welcoming place. The handcrafted wooden kitchen also has a large pine dining table with 6 chairs, gas hob and electric oven. It has a welsh tiled floor and is well equipped for cooking.
The living room has two sofas and two armchairs, inglenook fireplace, sympathetic lighting, TV, DVD and music system.
The ground floor bathroom is tiled black and white throughout with fantastic roll top bath (with shower), pedestal sink, toilet and ebony floor.
The two upstairs bedrooms boast cathedral ceilings, wardrobes, plenty of cupboard space, wooden floors and rugs.
The ground floor bedroom has two single beds, wardrobe and wooden floor with rug.
On the balcony there is a table with chairs for sitting and enjoying the superb views.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has various scented climbing plants which smell fabulous during the summer months with the windows open. Large secure garden laid to lawn and bordered by mature shrubbery with large heavy gates (with secure latch) backing onto open fields. Great for playing games or sunbathing. Gravel driveway is ideal for playing boules with still enough parking for 2 cars.
First floor enclosed balcony at the rear of the house with views over the garden, fields and open countryside. A lovely place to sit out and as there are no street lights, the sky at night is phenomenal.
Extra charge for dogs - £20 per dog / week (please clean up after your dog).
Full gas central heating. Initial logs supplied for your first fire ,October to March.
Please arrange for highchair/cot/foam beds on booking.
It is advised that children are supervised when the inglenook fire is lit, even if using the fire screen.
The West Country region
The Jurassic coast is a beautiful area , rich in history and incredible geology.There are fantastic walks and beautiful untouched beaches.
Bridport is an old rope making town with a creative heart. There are a number of art galleries in the area and there is always something on at the Arts Centre.
Cockcrowing Cottage is an ideal base for a holiday in the West Country.The vibrant artistic town of Bridport boasts ,The Bridport Arts Centre &The Electric Palace for music,theatre,cinema and comedy, and the Beach & Barnicott and the Bull for great food and weekly entertainment plus many other bars , pubs and cafes.A monthly vintage market takes place on the last Subday of each month in the Vintage Quarter.Each Wednesday and Saturday is market day offering a mix of food, collectables and new items.
The whole area is outstandingly beautiful with many walks such as Langdon Wood,Stonebarrow Hill and for the adventurous Golden Cap,the highest point on the Dorset coast.
The quaint seaside town of Lyme Regis is 9.3 miles away with Charmouth enroute which is well worth a visit as it is a great place for fossil hunting.
West Bay is a great place for fishing trips or crabbing with the children.
Bridport has many events throughout the year such as the annual Hat Fair and the Carnival and Torch Light Procession.
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3 Sep 2014
"A great hideaway for the whole family"
I stayed in this cottage for a seaside holiday with my parents (70's), and my two children (2 and 4). It is a lovely, cosy little bolthole. Full of character, beautiful views from the kitchen ove… More
16 Jul 2014
"Lovely cottage but prepare to drive"
This is a stunning old cottage. Gorgeously remote and easy (ish!!) walk to the coast and some local pubs. Brilliantly equipped and some very thoughtful touches by the owners (maps, sharp knives, water… More
18 Sep 2013
"A Great place to take family"
We stayed at Cockcrowing Cottage with 4 generations of our family and a young labrador. The Cottage was ideal for us - a secure, enclosed garden and ground floor bedroom and bathroom. One of the hig… More
25 Jul 2013
"Cosy cottage in beautiful countryside on the sea"
We stayed in Cockcrowing Cottage as a large family group - six adults and three very small children. I would strongly question some of the criticisms noted by a previous reviewer about whether this pr… More
13 Sep 2012
"What a wonderful cottage set in a amazing location"
We had a brilliant holiday staying at Cockcrowing cottage, many thanks. The walk to Eype beach took us about 15 minutes and you can even walk into Bridport, which we did on the Sunday and had a lovely… More
8 Sep 2012
"Brilliant place to stay if you want quiet rural retreat"
We had a lovely time, open log fire, homely, easy going owner nothing was to much trouble. Close to the beach( 10 minute walk)thomas hardy countryside at it's best we will definitely be going bac… More
6 Sep 2012
"A very quaint cottage in a peaceful but not isolated place in Dorset"
I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage. The interior is what you would expect from a cottage but with modern large kitchen and a finely stocked kitchen. The rooms are of a very good size for… More
6 Sep 2012
"A beautiful , spotlessly clean, well located cottage, cannot wait to come back."
A really super cottage with all the things we needed to enjoy our stay. The kids loved the garden . All the beds were comfy and clean. Loved the decoration inside and what a great bathroom!Good locati… More
17 Aug 2012
"Keep well away and to add insult to injury no deposit returned."
We booked and paid in advance for this property having explained that we have an 18 month old and needed a family friendly property. We Arrived as discussed to find the property looking tardy to be n… More
As you can imagine we were upset to receive this review and are sorry that this guest did not like our cottage.We have taken every issue raised and have endeavoured to rectify any problems he had.
We gave this guest a discount initially for the booking and repaid his deposit via bank transfer on 17/08/2012 and subsequently a refund on 4/09/2012.
We corresponded via email on 17th,20th and 30th August regarding his grievances.
Initially he left no messages for us to respond to so we had no idea he was unhappy.
It is indeed a family friendly cottage. We have spent many happy holidays there with our own two young children and are especially aware of safety issues and potential problems.
The antique cot and highchair have been used by our own children and are completely safe, meeting all BS safety standards, the uprights are of regulation width and no lead paint or varnishes have been used on either cot or highchair.The cot mattress had been cleaned and had a new waterproof mattress cover on it.
The original oak panelling in the hallway (not a door) has never posed a problem before but has been further secured to avert any future problems.
The well in the garden which has a stone wall around it, the top being 4ft from the ground has had a galvanised steel grid bolted onto it for some years and is safe enough for an adult to jump on.This was in place during this guest's visit.
There is nothing in our info guide that stipulates " No splashing in the bath". We do however suggest that one avoids taking off the shower hose and spraying water directly onto the spotlights in the ceiling for obvious reasons.
All pillows ,duvet covers,towels are new ( bought April 2012) from John Lewis
The crushed velvet sofa and armchair covers are removable and are cleaned on a regular basis.
We have put photos on the site to show the cottage as it is .We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the cottage and offer a uniquely restored country cottage with many antiques,collectables and pieces of art.
If unable to meet guests on arrival we have instantly contactable telephone numbers and are happy to deal with any problems a guest may have as quickly as possible.
We hope that this guests grievances do not put anyone off staying at Cockcrowing Cottage. We have had many guests stay who have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and appreciated the cottage and have had a happy and safe time there.
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