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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Buzzards Swoop

from £41 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Sunny fully enclosed dog friendly garden

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

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)
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

About this location

The Dorset 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 1-10 of 12

9 Oct 2014


"Lovely cottage and more than helpful owners"

We have stayed at Buzzards Swoop 3 times now. Every time the cottage has been found in a clean, welcoming condition. Always set out with homemade cakes and tea/milk etc on arrival. Lisa and Alistai… More

26 Aug 2014


"Superb cottage in Idyllic location"

We stayed at Buzzards Swoop for one week. The location of the cottage is ideal for visiting West Bay (10 mins), Lyme Regis (20 mins) and Weymouth (30 mins). It was wonderful for our kids who had plent… More

11 Aug 2014


"Fresh muffins and gladioli on the table - what a warm welcome!"

This was our first time in Dorset and thanks to Lisa and Alistair, our friends and us enjoyed a very relaxed week in Buzzards Swoop and Bluebell Cottage. The two-floor cottages were exceptionally cosy… More

7 Jul 2014


"One week in paradise, the setting so tranquil and beautiful."

Buzzards Swoop conjures up a romantic country setting and it lived up to its name.Lisa the owner was in the grounds and welcomed us, letting us know there was a book with telephone numbers and basic i… More

2 Jul 2014


"A comfortable cottage in a lovely picturesque location"

We've enjoyed many visits to the camp site at Bingham Grange but this year decided to choose one of the cottages for extra space and comfort, we weren't disappointed. It was well equipped an… More

14 Jun 2014


"Very good in some ways Average in others"

The family who rent out Buzzard's Swoop are lovely and could not do enough to accommodate us and we had a lovely week near Bridport so it may seem mean to grade it average but let me explain. Buz… More

As owners we welcome feedback from our customers - whether by chatting
during their stay, our Visitor Books or Trip Advisor. We enjoy meeting
people and want our customers to enjoy their holiday. Over the last 11
years we have received some helpful feedback and ideas that have
benefitted future guests. So I am pleased you find us friendly and
welcoming, enjoyed my wife's home made cake, found the cottage interior
pleasant, views delightful and think you must have enjoyed the superb
weather during your week. We advertise Buzzards Swoop as set in 6 acres
of our fields, 5 minutes by car or bus outside of Bridport (the 2 miles you
mention) and overwhelmingly our customers praise the location with its
rural setting and space but closeness to Bridport, its amenities and the
coast at West Bay. We share a private drive with a small, immaculate
caravan park, Bingham Grange, that is only for adults and extremely quiet,
completely separate screened by trees and hedges and ideal neighbours.
During several conversations with Lisa and myself I am sorry that you did not mention to
either of us that you felt there was a smell on arrival as although there
is no slurry pit within miles of the cottage we would have immediately
tried to resolve whatever was concerning you and similarly if you were
short tea towels, our mistake, we would happily have provided more
straight away. Hopefully you will return to beautiful Dorset but perhaps
will be happier staying in a town centre location with faster broadband.

Best regards

6 May 2014


"An extremely relaxing and comfortable stay"

Our stay at Buzzards Swoop was excellent. Alastair and Lisa have thought of everything, the little touches like the cake when you arrive and enough milk to make a cuppa are very thoughtful. They popped in to make sure we were ok but left us to our own devices. It is equipped with just about everything you could ask for and is spotlessley clean and comfortable.
The cottage is set in stunning countryside and easy access to all the places we wanted to go. West Bay literally a few minutes away and Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Brockhampton all within short distnaces to travel.I would thoroughly recommend this cottage and the hosts to anyone. In fact my parents are now planning a visit in September and Im fairly sure" I will be back"...!!!!

22 Apr 2014


"Smashing place to stay"

Alistair and Lisa were very helpful from the booking through to the final stage, our break in buzzard swoop
The cottage was lovely and heaven for our staffie Roxy who had a lovely time in the 6 acres of land and also the river.
Hope to return again soon.

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.

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