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The Bothy, very spacious three bedroom cottage, sleeps 7 (+1). All rooms ensuite – Home 15571 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Bothy, very spacious three bedroom cottage, sleeps 7 (+1). All rooms ensuite – Home 15571

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 51 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
  • 3 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is advisable The nearest train station is Crewkerne ; 15 mins drive Dorchester South train station is about 35 mins drive Buses run infrequently from Broadwindsor There is a good bus service from Bridport.

Interaction with guest

The owners live on site and will usually be available to welcome guests when they arrive. They are usually available to deal with any issues which may arise


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

John L.
Average reply time:
3 hours 24 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
25 May 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Sep 2006. Located in Dorset, it has 51 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £280 to £920.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 May 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 51 reviews Excellent
51 reviews

Very Good

“Somewhere to get away from it all”

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great location and fairly remote within a mile of highest point in Dorset - which is well worth a walk. Spacious and clean, light and airy cottage surrounded lovely gardens with goats, pigs and sheep nearby ready to greet you and your family, whatever you age!. Nice pub and village shop within walking distance. Village well placed and in easy reach of Bridport, Dorchester, Crewcerne etc


Reviewed 18 Feb 2014

The Boffy is excellent. All beds very comfortable. Large rooms. Very good shower pressure. All necessary equipment in the kitchen. Heating perfect. Animals a joy. Spot.lessly clean. Very good hosts. Would stay again.

“Perfection in Dorset”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2013

Five of us (two couples and a dog) have just returned from a wonderful week in The Bothy. From start to finish the experience has been nothing short of fabulous. Situated in the small but perfectly formed village of Broadwindsor, where there’s a great local pub (The White Lion) serving fresh, tasty pub grub and a delightfully friendly community local shop. The surrounding countryside is beautiful. All you can see is green. All you can hear are sheep, cows and the birds singing. The Bothy itself is absolutely charming with a real country cottage feel. It’s wonderfully well equipped and everything was spotless, comfortable and it felt like a real home from home. The Leader family who live next door are very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. They also have a menagerie of delightful animals. One of our favourite pastimes while we were there was going to feed the goats, Vietnamese pot bellied pigs and the friendly ewes in the field. It’s been an incredibly chilled out and relaxing week, despite the fact that we’ve experienced all four seasons weather-wise! The weather however didn’t stop us from enjoying the surrounding areas of West Bay, Bridport (great market on Saturdays), Lyme Regis (a seaside resort not to be missed) and if you want to treat yourself book in for lunch at Hix Oyster & Fish House which serves fabulous fish with an amazing view over Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coastline. We nipped over the border to Devon to Seaton and stopped off for a great pub lunch in the picturesque village-by-the-sea of Beer at The Anchor. On our last night we visited The New Inn in the nearby village of Stoke Abbott. Amazing! The food and service were fantastic. It’s more ‘gastro pub food’ than The White Lion with prices to reflect that. However the food was beautifully cooked and prepared. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a holiday in this gorgeous cottage in an incredibly picturesque part of the country. You do need to have a car unless you don’t want to venture further than the village. And there’s a downstairs bedroom, which is great for anyone unable to climb stairs. I can't wait to go back!!

“Relaxing week in Dorset - freezing outside, warm & cosy inside!”

Reviewed 4 May 2013

We were three generations and two dogs and The Bothy was enjoyed by all! Even though the weather was very cold, the cottage was warm and inviting. The large bedrooms all had big, comfortable beds and good ensuites with plenty of hot water to go around. David and Elaine were on hand if we needed any help or advice. The cottage was well situated for trips to the coast or walks in the countryside.

“Wonderfully cosy and comfortable cottage.”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Bothy, it was so cosy and comfortable we all loved the place. There was nothing the owners hadn't thought about to make the place a home from home for people.

“Clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage ideal for all ages.”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2013

The Bothy is a spacious, well equipped cottage with many thoughtful extras provided by the owners to make it feel like a home from home. It was an ideal base for exploring the area but also provided a warm and cosy place to spend a winter's day relaxing indoors. The view of the Church through the living room window was breathtaking in the early morning mist. Having ensuites in all the bedrooms made it easier for a group of adults sharing the house. The welcome pack and fresh flowers in the cottage were a particularly nice touch.

“Fantastic Winter Break, lovely property, beautiful area.”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2012

The Bothy is a wonderful property to stay in. It was very clean, with a well-equipped kitchen and a nice welcome tray of tea and biscuits. All three large bedrooms were well-decorated and comfortable and the 3 en suites made organising ourselves extremely easy! There was also a downstairs room which would be perfect for anyone with mobility difficulties. The communal areas were also comfortable and spacious and had been decorated for Christmas, which was a lovely touch. The information we received before the holiday was detailed and useful, including the phone number of the village pub. We booked a meal there the night we arrived and it was great not to cook after travelling a long way. The main meals in the pub were delicious, enormous and very good value, although the starters were a little disappointing. The area around the Bothy was gorgeous and with plenty of places to visit, regardless of the weather. Overall, this was the perfect winter break for us. The only problem was that we could only stay for a weekend and not for longer! I would heartily recommend The Bothy to anyone considering a holiday in this beautiful part of the world.

“Fabulous, wonderful, brilliant, excellent, value for money, secluded, idyllic”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2012

Ok I know the title isn't exactly summing up our stay in a sentence! But it does give an insight into just how much of a good time we had in this beautiful cottage. I visited "the Bothy" with my partner, my eleven month old daughter, my parents, their dog, my sister, her husband and her ten month old son. Trying to find somewhere that would accommodate us was restrictive to say the least! The Bothy was an ideal solution allowing dogs and offering cots, high chairs and access for buggies. The cottage was very well kept, very clean, ideal for crawling babies and had a wonderful garden that lead to three friendly goats who live in a separated area at the bottom, two pot belly pigs to the left and some sheep in a field just out of sight (and sound!) of the cottage. The kitchen was fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, a dishwasher, washing machine (essential when travelling with a little person!), a wonderful ipod dock so you have the choice of washing the dishes listening to your own music or the radio. The bedrooms were spacious, the one above the kitchen particularly so, it held a double bed and a single bed and still had room for a travel cot and ensuite bathroom with a bath (another little person essential!). The bedroom below and just off of the kitchen was another double with a smaller ensuite which was comfortable in size. The third bedroom was lovely and held beautiful views over the local town and the sheep in the field and goats. The bathroom was again very good in size, but holding a large shower instead of a bath. Every room had freeview as described, the welcome booklet held information on local take aways, markets, the animals in the garden and how the Bothy came to be. Broadwindsor is a tiny teeny area and we did have trouble finding signal on our mobile phones, and although the broadband was unfortunately down for half of our stay, the owners (although on holiday themselves) were quick to inform us how to correct the problem when we e-mailed them. The White Lion pub nearby serves some lovely grub and were happy for us to take the babies and the dog with us which was a bonus. I will definitely be recommending the cottage to my friends and will (hopefully) be returning one day soon myself. It would be a lovely place to stay over the winter as it's so comfy and really is a home from home.

“relax have a little "you" time.soak in the bath after a day at the beach or walking the hills.what a place its GREAT”

Reviewed 7 May 2012

Lovely setting, owners on site and very helpful. Took dog she loved it! No children in our party but very child freindly Wifi available for a small charge, well worth it for all you social facebookers and twitters.Welcome tray of tea/coffee/sugar, and biscuits plus milk in the fridge great on arrival just fill kettle and flick on.

“Great for a family holiday”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2011

We stayed here for a week in July, 4 adults and 3 children, the house was lovely and comfortable and we were impressed with the facilities. The children had a great time feeding the lambs, pigs and goats and playing with the owner's children who were very happy to share their trampoline and garden with us. All the bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms which was brilliant. We hope to return one day, it was an amazing trip for us all. Thank you.

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