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This cosy, pretty country cottage has 2 double bedrooms - one with a bathroom and one with an en-suite shower room. The main bedroom is large and airy, an attractive beamed attic with views over the garden and down the Bride Valley. The comfortable sitting-room has a big ingle-nook log fireplace and the kitchen/diner has a refectory table with room for 6 to eat. With a sun-trap patio and a long, pretty cottage garden, this cottage is a delight in both summer and winter. It is in a quiet lane with no traffic noise and offers a relaxing, welcoming ambience. An outhouse across the patio offers a Utility room (washing machine, drier, freezers and a downstairs loo).

About the location

The Jurassic Coast, Burton Bradstock, West Bay (which featured in the tv series 'Broadchurch') and the beautiful Hive Beach - with its famous Beach Cafe - are all less than 10 minutes drive away. The Dorset Coast path can be accessed very easily offering many local walks with stunning views and countryside. Lyme Regis, East Devon, Dorchester and Weymouth are all within 30 minutes drive. This is Thomas Hardy country and the lively, arty town of Bridport is 2 miles away. With many small, independent shops, Bridport also has a street market on Wednesdays and Saturday. The Independent (national UK broadsheet) says of this “On Saturday, South Street turns into a little bohemia with antiques and bric-a-brac. There are also buskers and street entertainment in Bucky Doo Square - and on the second Saturday of each month, a farmers' market.”

The cottage itself is in a pretty old terrace in the quiet, picturesque village of Shipton Gorge - tucked away in deep countryside (with no street-lighting and great starry nights!) just 2 miles from the sea. We are surrounded by great walking and cycling country, good farm shops and many local country pubs full of character offering good pub food.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Shipton Gorge (HE31251)

Dorset,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
UK, Europe, USA

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer


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Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 27 Nov 2015