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Bride Valley Cottage


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Puncknowle, near Bridport, Dorset
Grade 3 Star rating
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This cosy cottage with its warming wood burner is perfect any time of year to explore the beautiful county of Dorset.

This delightful 250-year old, end of terrace cottage sits in the small village of Puncknowle (pronounced ‘Punnel’), just 1½ miles from Chesil Beach and the magnificent Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with its stunning views. It is a pretty holiday home, suited to couples, and has a wood burner to make it cosy in the colder months. To the east is Weymouth and Portland, the venue for the sailing at the 2012 Olympics, and to the west is picturesque Lyme Regis - a classic British seaside town. Closer to home is Abbotsbury with its famous swannery, and at the end of Chesil Beach sits West Bay, which has been the location for the TV series ’Broadchurch’, where you can find fishing and sight-seeing boat trips. Burton Bradstock, with its beach, majestic cliffs and two renowned restaurants, is just a few miles away. The local town of Bridport has excellent cafés, pubs, a vintage quarter, and a charming twice-weekly street market. Puncknowle is in the heart of West Dorset, so whether you are touring, cycling or walking, or even fishing from the beach, it’s a perfect base. The village has a wonderful, old thatched pub with a very warm welcome and good food, and there is a farm shop just a couple of miles down along the valley for local vegetables, meat, bread and delicious milk from their own Jersey herd. Beach 1½ miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and slate floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, beams and slate floor.
First Floor:
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included (October-March). Small, enclosed terraced garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 8 steps in the garden.

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  • Barbecue
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    This cottage was well equipped and excellent for us and our two dogs.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    Lovely clean cottage with very dog friendly enclosed garden Beautiful village Lovely cottage We have already booked to go back in September

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    On arrival there was a leaking overflow pipe outside ( which owner was aware of ), and water coming in from under the fridge from outside ( owner also aware and said its fine!), and then we found damp all behind the TV in lounge, and on the wall behind the fridge, both which had been there for months, caused by the leak. The cutlery and dishes all need updating, as the cutlery is all stained from being old and never been washed up properly due to their not being a dishwasher. Hardly a plate/bowl to match, and looks like stuff my grandma had. We didn't have enough hot water to even fill a bowl to wash up without having to boil a kettle. Never cooked in property. There also wasn't enough hot water to have a bath, and shower luke warm. The sofa was dirty and hadn't been hovered properly, with hairs and stains on( found out its a sofa bed.) The garden was dirty, and not been swept for a long time, and the table and chairs were absolutely filthy, don't think they had been washed all year and didn't go near them We were booked for 7 days, but I started to be ill on 3rd day, and had to leave on 5th to see my doctor urgently , only to find out I had a lung infection from the damp spores being pushed around the lounge when we put the heater on during the evening as property gets cold despite temperatures of 25+ during the day

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2018
    The first floor bedroom and bathroom are well done but the ground floor is quite basic. There is an inexpensive sofa and a thin rug on a stone floor. The back yard is not maintained and whilst it is a great location within a few minutes drive and walking distance of beaches, really good village pub, church, etc we wouldn't go back to that cottage.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are very sorry that you found the cottage to be unsatisfactory. We feel that, rather than basic, the cottage is simply but tastefully furnished. The sofa is not inexpensive and the ‘thin rug’ is an attractive kilim. We regret that the garden has not been maintained over the last few weeks during the inclement weather since the snow - it is being done between stays this weekend and regularly throughout the summer.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    Lovely stay in very comfortable cottage, in a lovely village in a stunning area.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    This visit was arranged to coincide with the birth of our grandson who arrived on Sunday 25th February. We know the area well and took advantage of the many dog walks, then returned to the cottage and spent cosy evenings in front of one of the most efficient log burners ever, which is fortunate because our visit also coincided with the 'Beast from the East'. A lovely little place and we thoroughly recommend it.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Nice cottage in a great area - could have done with more crockery and cutlery and a better sofa but all in all a good property. The water heater needs looking at we only managed a half washing up bowl of hot water at a time - we didn’t need any more but if we needed to bathe (a little one for example) it would have been a problem

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/12/2017
    The cottage was, to be honest, a bit small for us. We are both tall and had to duck to get into the kitchen! Our dogs are also big - albeit quiet and well-behaved, but we did feel a bit cramped. The bedroom and bathroom were very comfortable and efficient. The cottage would be perfect for a couple with little dogs. We loved the proximity to the beaches and Bridport was lively and fun.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2017
    The place was as described on the website. The sitting area in the garden is much better than photo shown on the website and fully secured for dog. The bedroom is large and very comfortable. The place is warm even in October. Took no time to warm up. Parking is no problem. Much depends on the pub being opened, did food and to its current standard as there is nothing else to do in the village except for walks.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Love this cottage , second visit this year great for us and are 2 Iittle dogs safe walled in garden , lovely walks and friendly local pub . Also caretaker is very nice and there if needed .

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    Didn’t read small print about ‘dog friendly ‘!! Stank of wet dog in lounge. Left on Thursday morning instead of Saturday. Just covered in dog hair too. And the mattress :((

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Were very sorry indeed to hear that the smell of wet dog was distressing to you. The cottage is clearly designated as dog-friendly in the particulars, so the cleaner does air the cottage and uses air freshener - I regret that this didn't adequately dispel the smell, and the cleaner will take further measures in future to mitigate against dog odours. Thank you for your feedback.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    This cottage was advertised as a dog friendly cottage but is not so dog friendly i.e. no dogs on sofa or anywhere upstairs. The cottage was not that clean, hairs in the bath and dust on window cills. No washing machine. The plus points are that it is a minute away from a very good pub, walks from the doorstep and lovely beaches close by. Has an enclosed garden.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: We are sorry to hear that you didn't feel the cottage to be dog friendly enough. The Welcome Cottages literature, which is held in our cottage folder, specifically states that dogs should be kept off furniture and not allowed upstairs, so we are following their guidelines. The fact that there is no washing machine is clearly stated in the particulars on the website. Were very glad that you liked the location and our wonderful pub-neighbour.

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