- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Pet Friendly
- Sea View
This Dorset country cottage retreat lies in an area of ancient beauty. Nearby are perfect beaches and stunning views along the many coastal paths and a world heritage site and this idyllic rural location offers so much to all sorts of people looking for either peace, adventure, or both.
On Symondsbury Estate is the charming cottage of Seaspray, which is only a short drive or walk away from both a striking coastline and the village of Bridport. The proximity of Symondsbury Estate to a world heritage site and the Jurassic coast mean that it only takes a few miles of walking along the spectacular coastal paths and countryside to visit these treasures. Those who visit Symondsbury Estate in Dorset benefit from both the tranquillity of the place and the convenience of the nearby village.
Those who love beaches, walking, and dogs can’t go wrong by visiting this dog-friendly, coastal location with the best natural scenery a holiday can offer. And when it’s time to leave the rambling beauty of the surrounding area, this lovely cottage for four provides outdoor decking with a barbecue for when the sun is shining, and a cosy interior with Wi-Fi for when it’s not.
The cottage is in the village of Eype, a stone's throw from Eype beach, and is part of the Symondsbury Estate collection. Set amongst pasture and ancient woodland, Symondsbury Estate is within walking distance of coastlines of untouched beauty. Owned by the Colfox family for over a hundred years and with buildings which go back to 1440, Symondsbury Estate is near to a world heritage site, the Jurassic coast and so many amazing beaches that you will be spoilt for choice. Visitors can walk for a little over half an hour to the top of Colmer hill and enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the sea and rolling hills of the Dorset countryside with only the buzzards overhead getting a better view. There are plenty of other routes over the historic paths of the estate and bicycles can be hired for this purpose.
Animal lovers can have the chance to meet the animals in an animal 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 this delicious produce such as jams, marmalades, cheeses, beers, and gins can be purchased. Horse and Carriage rides are available for a leisurely tour and for the adventurous there are even survival courses on offer for those who wish to learn some key survival skills of the wild from experienced and knowledgeable trainers. One day taster courses for the bold and four days for the even bolder!
Visitors can take short trip to the nearby village of Bridport and find several restaurants as well as a museum and a vintage market. There’s even a Waitrose for any last-minute home comforts, but it’s unlikely that you won’t have everything you could want on Symondsbury Estate itself.
Detailed directions given on booking. This part of Dorset is just 3 hours from London.
Nearest Train Station:
Axminster, Crewkerne and Dorchester
Eype on your doorstep. West Bay nearby.
The bright but warm interior will lift your spirits at the beginning and end of the day with a comfortable living room where the day ahead can be planned or happily remembered. Two good sized sofas are a comfortable place to sit and do this and there is a TV and DVD player available too. The open design of the place mean that the kitchen looks out on the sitting room and the kitchen itself is fully equipped with an electric cooker, a microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, and washer-dryer. All utensils and dining equipment are available, and you won’t need to bring your own tea, coffee, salt and pepper etc. as these are provided. When eating in, there is a table in the sitting room with seating for six. The two bedrooms both have zip-and-link beds giving a choice in either room of two singles or one super-sized bed. Towels and dressing gowns are provided to guests so they can make use of the spacious shower-bath with a power shower in the bathroom. The house is heated and there is a telephone and Wi-Fi. Other things amenities include a hairdryer, iron and ironing board, highchair and travel cot (bedding not provided).
It is easy to park outside the house and guests can relax outside on the fenced decking and sit in the outdoor table and chairs while making use of the gas-fired barbecue.
Conditions of Rental
At peak times of the year there is a minimum stay of seven nights 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 no visitors are permitted to stay overnight without prior arrangement due to insurance reasons. Fridays are the changeover day, but sometimes individual circumstances can be accommodated so speak with the staff beforehand for more details. Each of our properties have the following supplies to make your stay more comfortable: bed linen, towels, basket of logs, tea, coffee, cupboard essentials (such as sugar, salt, pepper), toilet roll, cleaning products, cleaning cloths, refuse and recycling bags, dishwasher tablets, tea towels. We also include a welcome hamper which includes: Butter, Milk, Bread, Preserves, Orange/Apple juice. Dogs are welcome on the property. Please check with the staff for any other pets.