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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 3

Sweet Briar

Bothenhampton, near Bridport, Dorset | 8234 4 Grade:
5 years


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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 walk-in shower 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. Many badgers have made their sets in the hill behind, and there is an abundance of wildlife. 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8


    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2020
    A very welcoming and comfortable cottage. The central location gave great access to various places on the Jurassic coast. A bit remote regarding shops, pubs, restaurants etc, as it was necessary to drive to these places.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are pleased that you thought Sweet Briar welcoming and comfortable. It is a good central location for exploring this wonderful AONB and the amazing Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. Many guests do without their car whilst staying at Sweet Briar preferring to walk in to Bridport taking about 20-25 minutes, strolling by the river. Walking to the coast at West Bay takes about the same time and and you can enjoy the walk through the nature reserve and along the old railway path.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 20/12/2019
    Brilliant as always

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Lovely to welcome you back to Sweet Briar and to know that once again you have had a wonderful holiday.

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2019
    Well set up and great location for visiting west Dorset

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are pleased you enjoyed your walking holiday at Sweet Briar and hope to return.

  • 8


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

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments. We enjoyed chatting to you and getting to know your dogs. Thank you for giving us 10s and 9s in all the categories.

  • 10


    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


    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.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by reevoo
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