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Sweet Briar

Bothenhampton, near Bridport, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Pets 3
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Set in an AONB perfect for a relaxing holiday and also for walking and spotting wildlife in abundance in this area.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With Freesat TV, DVD player and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating included. Enclosed garden with garden furniture. No children under 5 years old.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

Set in the unspoilt village of Bothenhampton about a mile from Bridport and the new harbour of West Bay, where the TV series "Broadchurch" was filmed, and its beaches. The historic rope-making town of Bridport with its twice weekly market is a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural World Heritage Site. Sweet Briar (ref 8234) and Buzzards (ref 8235, first floor) are in the east wing of an old country house and Farthings (ref 19292) is in the west. The holiday properties have views over the fields and woodland of the Dorset Downs. Many badgers have made their sets in the hill behind, and there is an abundance of wildlife. For the past few years holidaymakers in Sweet Briar (ref 8234) and Buzzards (ref 8235) have been able to watch a family of deer grazing in the adjacent fields and during the summer months, bats put on an amazing aerial display. Perfect for relaxing or more invigorating walking holiday in this AONB, which includes extensive NT land. Chesil Beach, one of the finest barrier beaches, begins at West Bay. Lyme Regis with its Cobb and the famous fossil beach at Charmouth are close by. Not far away is the ancient town of Dorchester with its Iron Age hill fort and Roman town house and many other sites of historic interest. Spend a day at Abbotsbury Swannery, the only place in the world where you can walk among the baby swans (hatching from May). Golf course and leisure centre nearby. Bike hire available locally. Ideal for exploring the Jurassic Coast or for just relaxing in this tranquil village. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 8

    29/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2019
    Very friendly and helpful owners. Dog friendly.


  • 10

    15/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2019
    My husband, daughter and our two furry babies spent two weeks in the lovely garden cottage. The welcome gift of a beautiful cream tea when we arrived was a perfect finish to our long day of travelling. We spent many days in the lovely garden sunning ourselves and found the piece and quite of the village location rejuvenating. It was also the perfect base and location for us to explore many beaches and towns along the coastline. The couple who own the cottage couldn’t have been more helpful. Thanks

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are so glad you had a wonderful fortnights holiday at Sweet Briar and thank you for your kind and positive feedback, we really do appreciate it. It was lovely to meet your family and your two gorgeous dogs especially Balloo Bear. We hope to welcome you to Sweet Briar again soon.

  • 8

    25/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2019
    This apartment is in an ideal location for exploring the Dorset coast. Bridport and West Bay are well within walking distance and there are excellent longer walks from the door. The apartment is well equipped and comfortable. A major drawback is the noise from the upstairs apartment. Every footstep can be heard and seems to reverberate around. There was also a dog upstairs when we were there and we could frequently hear its tail thumping on the floor.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are so glad that you found Sweet Briar well equipped and comfortable. We are sorry that you were not completely happy. The property details do state that Sweet Briar is in the wing of an old country house. When the wing was built many years ago, the ideas and machinery were not available to sound proof it in the same way that modern blocks of flats are now built. The holidaymakers above you had to go early, leaving on the Tuesday and so most of your holiday would have been without any sound above. It is always a good idea to read the details carefully and look at the photos of a holiday property before you book, so that you can be sure to holiday in a property that suits your particular requirements.

  • 10

    17/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2019
    Lovely clean and well equipped in a beautiful peaceful location perfect for accessing the area.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are pleased you found Sweet Briar well equipped and clean. It is ideally situated for exploring the Jurassic Coast and this AONB.

  • 10

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Maybe a couple of grab rails in the shower

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; So glad you were able to relax and have a wonderful and peaceful holiday at Sweet Briar. We enjoyed our chats each day. Thank you for your positive feedback. We will make enquiries about grab rails in the shower. Hope to welcome you back soon.

  • 5

    21/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2019
    We arrived to a bright ,light modern looking apartment. The owner welcomed us and the apartment was warm and cosy . We could see it was spotless ,The bedlinen was of good quality and clean the first impressions were great . A lovely cream tea with home made scones was very welcoming and a great start to our mini break . However we found the sounds from upstairs very off putting ,you could hear the upstairs guests using the bathroom and every one of their footsteps .We also found the bed too firm for us and we both found it difficult to get comfortable. The second night was a little better because their wasn't anyone in the upstairs apartment. The kitchen well equipped however i found the open shelve with the pots and pans and crockery on it, not to my taste, (a little worried how it would work in summer with flys on the glassware and crockery) useful additions would be a microwaveable jug and glass bowels/ Casserole dishes , I am sure the owners would have supplied us if we had asked but it's only when you are cooking you find out what's missing . This is not on the itinerary of the apartment but a hairdryer would be a useful extra and often supplied in cottages we have stayed in . I have had to mark down our stay because of the above issues with sound it is a shame because it was in a great location and owers gave us a very warm welcome.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; So glad you had a good holiday at Sweet Briar and we enjoyed chatting to you when we saw you. Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased you liked the cream tea. Each time we asked if everything was all right you said you were pleased with Sweet Briar and when you left you said you had had a really good holiday. It is a shame that you did not say that you could not find the hairdryer as it is in the chest of drawers in the second bedroom. We have now put it in to the main bedroom so that this should not be a problem for future guests who do not think of looking in the second bedroom. There is a microwaveable jug for guests use. It is in the back of the cupboard behind the pyrex bowl. Our front door is within 2 or 3 yards of Sweet Briar. We could have quickly provided the items you needed for cooking if it had been necessary or explained where they are kept in Sweet Briar. We always look after our guests and help them have a happy, enjoyable and carefree holiday and we are disappointed that you did not tell us about these things which are important to you. We are sorry that you found the bed uncomfortable but this is very subjective. The bedstead is from Laura Ashley and has a sprung slatted base with their Eversham mattress and was new in spring 2018. At each turnover we thoroughly check and clean Sweet Briar. There has never been a problem with the open shelves in the kitchen. These make it simpler for guests to quickly see and use exactly what they want, items in cupboards can easily be overlooked. The photos of Sweet Briar show this clearly and it is always a good idea to read carefully and look at the photos of a property before you book so that you can be sure to holiday in a property that suits your particular requirements. Sweet Briar is a ground floor flat and you will be aware of other guests. Many guests return regularly to Sweet Briar each year.

  • 9

    26/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2018
    We have been visiting Sweet Briar, Bothenhampton, Bridport and this area of Dorset for the last 13 years. Enough said.


  • 9

    05/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2018
    Ideal location - good dog walking from the door. Well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely welcome from the owners who provided a cream tea to kick-off our break.


  • 8

    29/09/2019
    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2019
    Very friendly and helpful owners. Dog friendly.


  • 10

    15/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2019
    My husband, daughter and our two furry babies spent two weeks in the lovely garden cottage. The welcome gift of a beautiful cream tea when we arrived was a perfect finish to our long day of travelling. We spent many days in the lovely garden sunning ourselves and found the piece and quite of the village location rejuvenating. It was also the perfect base and location for us to explore many beaches and towns along the coastline. The couple who own the cottage couldn’t have been more helpful. Thanks

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are so glad you had a wonderful fortnights holiday at Sweet Briar and thank you for your kind and positive feedback, we really do appreciate it. It was lovely to meet your family and your two gorgeous dogs especially Balloo Bear. We hope to welcome you to Sweet Briar again soon.

  • 8

    25/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2019
    This apartment is in an ideal location for exploring the Dorset coast. Bridport and West Bay are well within walking distance and there are excellent longer walks from the door. The apartment is well equipped and comfortable. A major drawback is the noise from the upstairs apartment. Every footstep can be heard and seems to reverberate around. There was also a dog upstairs when we were there and we could frequently hear its tail thumping on the floor.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are so glad that you found Sweet Briar well equipped and comfortable. We are sorry that you were not completely happy. The property details do state that Sweet Briar is in the wing of an old country house. When the wing was built many years ago, the ideas and machinery were not available to sound proof it in the same way that modern blocks of flats are now built. The holidaymakers above you had to go early, leaving on the Tuesday and so most of your holiday would have been without any sound above. It is always a good idea to read the details carefully and look at the photos of a holiday property before you book, so that you can be sure to holiday in a property that suits your particular requirements.

  • 10

    17/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2019
    Lovely clean and well equipped in a beautiful peaceful location perfect for accessing the area.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are pleased you found Sweet Briar well equipped and clean. It is ideally situated for exploring the Jurassic Coast and this AONB.

  • 10

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Maybe a couple of grab rails in the shower

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; So glad you were able to relax and have a wonderful and peaceful holiday at Sweet Briar. We enjoyed our chats each day. Thank you for your positive feedback. We will make enquiries about grab rails in the shower. Hope to welcome you back soon.

  • 5

    21/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2019
    We arrived to a bright ,light modern looking apartment. The owner welcomed us and the apartment was warm and cosy . We could see it was spotless ,The bedlinen was of good quality and clean the first impressions were great . A lovely cream tea with home made scones was very welcoming and a great start to our mini break . However we found the sounds from upstairs very off putting ,you could hear the upstairs guests using the bathroom and every one of their footsteps .We also found the bed too firm for us and we both found it difficult to get comfortable. The second night was a little better because their wasn't anyone in the upstairs apartment. The kitchen well equipped however i found the open shelve with the pots and pans and crockery on it, not to my taste, (a little worried how it would work in summer with flys on the glassware and crockery) useful additions would be a microwaveable jug and glass bowels/ Casserole dishes , I am sure the owners would have supplied us if we had asked but it's only when you are cooking you find out what's missing . This is not on the itinerary of the apartment but a hairdryer would be a useful extra and often supplied in cottages we have stayed in . I have had to mark down our stay because of the above issues with sound it is a shame because it was in a great location and owers gave us a very warm welcome.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; So glad you had a good holiday at Sweet Briar and we enjoyed chatting to you when we saw you. Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased you liked the cream tea. Each time we asked if everything was all right you said you were pleased with Sweet Briar and when you left you said you had had a really good holiday. It is a shame that you did not say that you could not find the hairdryer as it is in the chest of drawers in the second bedroom. We have now put it in to the main bedroom so that this should not be a problem for future guests who do not think of looking in the second bedroom. There is a microwaveable jug for guests use. It is in the back of the cupboard behind the pyrex bowl. Our front door is within 2 or 3 yards of Sweet Briar. We could have quickly provided the items you needed for cooking if it had been necessary or explained where they are kept in Sweet Briar. We always look after our guests and help them have a happy, enjoyable and carefree holiday and we are disappointed that you did not tell us about these things which are important to you. We are sorry that you found the bed uncomfortable but this is very subjective. The bedstead is from Laura Ashley and has a sprung slatted base with their Eversham mattress and was new in spring 2018. At each turnover we thoroughly check and clean Sweet Briar. There has never been a problem with the open shelves in the kitchen. These make it simpler for guests to quickly see and use exactly what they want, items in cupboards can easily be overlooked. The photos of Sweet Briar show this clearly and it is always a good idea to read carefully and look at the photos of a property before you book so that you can be sure to holiday in a property that suits your particular requirements. Sweet Briar is a ground floor flat and you will be aware of other guests. Many guests return regularly to Sweet Briar each year.

  • 9

    26/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2018
    We have been visiting Sweet Briar, Bothenhampton, Bridport and this area of Dorset for the last 13 years. Enough said.


  • 9

    05/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2018
    Ideal location - good dog walking from the door. Well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely welcome from the owners who provided a cream tea to kick-off our break.


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