- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Pet Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
An absolutely incredible location for a short break or holiday. In the Dorset countryside but only a short distance from the stunning Jurassic Coast, Barton Cottage is a traditional, cosy, country retreat in the hub of Symondsbury village. Perfect for guests attending a wedding at the neighbouring Tithe Barn, this well-loved property is a great holiday destination all the year round.
This property is located in the very heart of Symondsbury village. It hardly takes guests any time at all to reach the local shops, salon and village cafe and the excellent Ilchester Arms pub is only a few minutes’ walk away. This is an ideal location for anyone attending a wedding at the Tithe Barn which lies only a few yards away and the stress of travel to and from the big wedding day can be utterly removed. Close friends and family of the happy couple should take the chance to treat themselves by combining their attendance with the ideal short break in these exquisite surroundings. Most importantly, the location itself gives guests the best of both worlds. Symondsbury Estate lies close to the breath-taking Jurassic Coastline with its amazing beaches as well as the stunning natural beauty of the Dorset countryside. It only takes a few miles of walking along the spectacular coastal paths and countryside to visit these places and enjoy them for the day. There’s plenty of activities on the historic Symondsbury Estate itself and there are plenty of good walks in this coastal location with the best natural scenery a holiday can offer.
Set amongst pasture and ancient woodland in rural Dorset, Symondsbury Estate is within walking distance of beautiful, untouched beaches. Owned by the Colfox family for over a hundred years and with buildings dating back to the fifteenth century, Symondsbury Estate is near to the Jurassic coast and to so many amazing beaches that you will be spoilt for choice. A short, half hour walk takes visitors to the top of Colmer hill to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the sea and rolling hills of the Dorset countryside. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a buzzard overhead. There are plenty of other routes and historic paths over the estate and bicycles can be hired for this purpose.
Animal lovers will be thrilled to meet the animals in a viewing area where Black pigs, Pygmy goats and the ever-friendly Minty the sheep are a delight to all children as well as their parents. Symondsbury Estate’s garden provides fresh, organic produce for the Symondsbury Kitchen all year round and some of these delicious items such as jams, marmalades, cheeses, beers, and gins can be purchased by guests. Horse and Carriage rides are available for a leisurely tour of the area and for the more adventurous there are even survival courses on offer which teach key survival skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers. There are one-day taster courses on offer for the bold and four-day courses for the even bolder!
Guests can take short trip to the village of Bridport which is only a few minutes’ drive away and find several restaurants as well as a vintage market and a museum. There’s a Waitrose in Bridport for any last-minute home comforts, but you’re likely to have everything you could want for your holiday on Symondsbury Estate itself.
Please enter Symondsbury Estate through the road entrance on the B3162. Follow the signs to our carpark. We must kindly ask that our visitors do not park in the village.
Nearest Train Station:
Axminster, Crewkerne and Dorchester
Old wooden beams and the aged charm of the exterior of Barton cottage give away its distinguished age but it has been carefully modernised and renovated by the owners so that guests can enjoy all the comforts of the present day. A log burner fire provides additional warmth for guests relaxing on the sofa in the cosy but bright living room which looks out upon the village. The cottage has two elegantly decorated bedrooms with double beds and a kitchen with all the required appliances and accessories.
The garden at Barton Cottage overlooks the hub of the village of Symondsbury but greenery and wooden screening afford some privacy to guests. During the summer the garden is bursting with the vibrant colours of the vegetation and the plants which grow on the walls of the house and garden. Outdoor chairs and a table are provided so guests can enjoy the atmosphere of the enchanting village of Symondsbury without moving from their seat.
Conditions of Rental
The required deposit is 25% of the total rent. The full amount is payable in the case of a cancellation however if another booking can be made then the customer will only be liable for the £50 booking fee. There is a minimum stay of seven nights at peak times of the year but at off-peak times it can be a 3-night weekend or four nights during the week. Friends are welcome to visit during the day, but for insurance reasons, no visitors are permitted to stay overnight unless with prior arrangement.