- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Pet Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
Your chance for a romantic getaway in Dorset at the charming and cosy country retreat of Duck Cottage which offers both rural beauty and seaside relaxation to all its guests. Nearby are perfect beaches, a world heritage site, and coastal paths with stunning seascape views. Whether you’re looking for some rest on a short break or some adventure on holiday, this idyllic rural location has something for everyone.
On Symondsbury Estate in Dorset is the enchanting Duck cottage. This traditional Dorset cottage is only a short drive or walk away from both a mesmerising coastline and the nearby village of Bridport. The proximity of Symondsbury Estate to a Jurassic coast and a world heritage site means that 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. The peace and tranquillity of the place will please all visitors and there’s also plenty of fun to be had on the historic Symondsbury Estate.
The family dog won’t be disappointed either as dogs are welcome at the cottage and dogs and owners alike will find plenty of good walks in this coastal location with the best natural scenery a holiday can offer. Shops, cafes, and the excellent Symondsbury Kitchen are all within a very short distance but guests can enjoy a barbecue in the beautiful terraced garden of the cottage itself.
The building’s aged charm has made it a Grade II listed building, but the owners have been careful to renovate and convert it to ensure that guests enjoy every modern comfort. Perfect for short breaks and holidays, it’s no surprise at all that this cottage is in such high demand, all year round.
Set amongst pasture and ancient woodland, Symondsbury Estate in Dorset is within walking distance of beaches 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 the Jurassic coast and to so many amazing beaches that you will be spoilt for choice. Visitors can walk for half an hour or so to the top of Colmer hill and enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the sea and rolling hills of the Dorset countryside and perhaps catch a glimpse of a buzzard overhead. There are plenty of other routes and ways over the historic paths of the estate and bicycles can be hired for this purpose.
Animal lovers will enjoy meeting 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 and organic produce for the Symondsbury Kitchen all the year round and some of this delicious produce 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 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 for the bold and four-day courses for the even bolder. Guests can take short trip to the nearby village of Bridport and find several restaurants as well as a vintage market and a museum. There’s a Waitrose 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
Duck Street cottage has a beautiful, bright and modern interior yet still retains all the cosy charm of an old, country cottage. A comfortable two-seater sofa and armchair will be more than enough for any couple who want to enjoy the warmth of the log-burner fire together. There is a TV with DVD player and Freeview available and the room looks out on the sleepy English village of Symondsbury. The light and bright interior is a welcome sight to all guests after a long day and the kitchen provides them with every necessity for their stay. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric hob and oven, a microwave, fridge freezer, a dishwasher, and washer-dryer. It also contains all the necessary utensils and cookware and you won’t need to bring your own tea, coffee, salt and pepper etc. as these are provided.
The bedroom contains a zip and link bed which can be made into either two singles or one super king. There is a TV in the bedroom and white linen, towels and dressing gowns are all provided. The bathroom contains both a bath and a separate shower cubicle and like the rest of the cottage is both bright and spacious. There is a telephone and Wi-Fi available and the house is well heated. Other amenities include an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer, a highchair and a travel cot (bedding not provided).
There is plenty of parking space available on the outside road in the village of Symondsbury. At the property itself, guests can relax amongst the lush greenery of the beautiful terraced garden and enjoy a barbecue on a pleasant evening. A gas barbecue is provided and there are outside chairs and tables.
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. Guests should please bring your own linen for the cot. The available towels must not be taken to the beach so please bring your own for this purpose. Heating, electricity and wi-fi are all included in the price. Essential items for the kitchen including coffee, tea, sugar, tea towels, cleaning products, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, etc are also provided. We provide a welcome hamper which consists of essentials such as milk, bread, butter, eggs and cereal. Dogs are welcome on the property but please check with the staff for any other pets.