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Sunny fully enclosed dog friendly garden

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 6km

Buzzards Swoop is a pretty stone character cottage in a fantastic location fully equipped with modern comfortable furnishings and an enclosed sunny courtyard garden. Set in 6 acres of stunning Dorset countryside there is lots of space for couples families and dogs to explore and the dramatic Jurassic Coast and beaches are within 4 miles. The thriving market town of Bridport and its bustling harbour at West Bay are 5 minutes by car/bus or can be walked along the picturesque Brit Valley public footpath.

Buzzards Swoop is fully equipped and can sleep up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Your comfort is assured with a garden room, woodburner, new kitchen and bathroom, free WiFi and fabulous views. There is lots of space - guests are welcome to explore the communal paddock, woodland and orchard with dog walks through the Bluebell woods and a kids play area in the main field.


* Wi-Fi

* Logs for wood burner included

* Dedicated parking for 2 cars in a quiet, no-through lane.

* Outside there is a flagstone seating area with patio furniture and gas barbecue.

* The conservatory, with comfortable seating, leads into the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner.

* The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances including fridge/freezer, washing machine, oven/hob and microwave.

* The dining table comfortably seats four with great views of the sunset facing West.

* The lounge is extremely comfortably furnished with sofas and chairs in front of the woodburner (logs free), Freeview flat screen TV and DAB radio. DVD movies available.

* Downstairs cloakroom.

* Upstairs there are 2 light and sunny bedrooms. The east facing double has pine furnishings, bedside lights and Freeview/SMART TV, whilst the west facing bedroom can be made up with 1 or 2 single beds.

* Quality linen is provided. Towels available at £5 per person.

* The large bathroom has a bath with shower over.


* This is a great environment for anyone who loves the outdoors. Guests are free to walk in the paddock and orchard or on the dog walk trail around the wood.

* Several pubs and Bridport are within reach via the Brit Valley footpath.

* We welcome children and pets and there is a 'jungle gym', trampoline and 5-a-side football goals in the main field.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach West Bay 6 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Crewkerne - London Waterloo Line
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking

The West Country region

West Dorset is the perfect holiday location with uncrowded beaches, miles of unspoilt Heritage Coast, pretty harbours and little villages seemingly untouched by time. Lovely old houses, museums and houses to explore, excellent sea fishing off the long expanse of Chesil Beach or from nearby fishing lakes.

There are countless places of interest to visit in West Dorset – the sub-tropical gardens or swannery at Abbotsbury, for instance, or Hardy's Cottage. Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb, immortalised in "The French Lieutenant's Woman". Weymouth, Portland Bill and Bournemouth are conveniently placed for a day out. If you wish to venture further afield, there is Brownsea Island or other National Trust properties to visit, or even a day trip from Weymouth to the Channel Islands.

Nearby, the local Palmers brewery, is the only brewery to have a thatched roof and offers tours (and samples) which you will not want to miss. West Bay, the pretty harbour of Bridport, was once used as the setting for "Harbour Lights", with Nick Berry portraying the Harbour Master, whilst television celebrity chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was filmed near Binghams Farm in "Return to River Cottage". Bridport market is held Saturdays and Wednesdays in the town and there is an annual Carnival and Show.


Located in the West of Dorset and yet on the dramatic Jurassic coast Bridport is a thriving market town with food and arts events all year round. Market days are Wednesdays and Saturday with something to entice everyone.

Supermarkets include Morrisons, Waitrose, Co-op and Lidl with Tesco delievery service available. Local Butchers and Fruit & Veg shops are locate within the town centre and the award winning Washingpool farm shop is 4 kms away.

With many restaurants, bars and cafes on offer with tastes and price bands to suit all.

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Review 1-4 of 4

6 Oct 2013



Returned today from a short break (3 nights) at Buzzards Swoop, Alistair & Lisa were very welcoming, lovely muffins, milk & tea bags were waiting for us on our arrival.
A very relaxing stay, lots of walks which exhausted us & tired out our 2 dogs, would highly recommend & we are hoping to go for longer next year, hope they aren't booked up already !

23 Sep 2013


"Home from home"

The property was clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. Excellent for dog owners as the garden is enclosed and also the paddock area & wooded area are great for walking the dogs. I also walked part of the Brit Valley walk as well, which is easily accessible from the property. The conservatory was very pleasant to sit in if it was cooler outside
(the WiFi was better in there as well !). The ample parking was also a bonus as we have found this to be a problem before when looking for a property to rent in the area. The owners Lisa and Alistair were very friendly and welcoming and any issues we had were dealt with immediately.

29 Aug 2013


"three cottages all beautiful... heartbreaking ours was the one without garden"

Fantastic place, in wonderful setting, child and doggy heaven. cottage immaculate with log burner.... we were heartbroken that "enclosed garden" was " enclosed pave slabbed courtyard w… More

25 Aug 2013


"Wonderful location, friendly owners, super accommodation"

A really great place to stay with young children because of the amount of outdoor space available for them to run about in. Cottage was clean, well equipped and very well located for a range of days out. Owners were very friendly and helpful with our enquiries. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay and hope to return in the future!

Review 1-4 of 4

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