3 (all year)
29 Barrack Street sits on a peaceful road with no through traffic just a five-minute walk from Bucky Doo Square in the centre of Bridport. There is space for up to four people to stay in two bedrooms, and it is equally popular with couples and families who come for a slice of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Not only do you have shops, cafes and excellent pubs like the Bull Hotel and Tiger Inn nearby, but the cottage is just a mile and a half from the coast and stunning beaches that include West Bay and Eypemouth.
Bridport has an enormous amount to offer visitors whether this is your first time in the area or you come back every year. The market town is renowned by locals for the quality of local produce that you can buy at the market which has been held twice a week since 1554 and currently runs on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Bridport also hosts monthly farmers’ and antique markets, making it a great place for a browse. The Chantry in South Street is worth a visit as the oldest building in town, while history buffs can find out more about the history of the area at Bridport Museum and Mangerton Mill. The town also has a thriving arts community with several galleries and an Arts Centre.
Being so close to the beach makes it easy to explore the stunning Jurassic Coast, which has protection as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The coast is less than two miles from the cottage so you can easily walk or cycle to the beach for a fantastic day of fossil hunting fun with Charmouth Beach being one of the best places to find them. Fans of the television series Broadchurch may recognise the scenery around West Bay, while the area’s natural beauty and a plethora of excellent restaurants regularly attract celebrity visitors.
Lyme Regis is a mere nine miles from the cottage. Like Bridport, it has a fascinating history that stretches back more than a thousand years, and its Cobb and harbour are particularly lovely on a sunny day. Both Lyme Regis and Charmouth (seven miles away) are welcoming towns with a good array of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Visitors to Bridport love that it offers so much, yet still retains its traditional appeal. You certainly won’t have to suffer a disappointing meal while are you here with fantastic produce being widely available from both shops and restaurants. Being close to the coast yet within easy reach of the motorway makes it possible for you to skip out of work at 5pm in summer and be wiggling your toes in the sand before sunset. With its central location and excellent amenities, 29 Barrack Street is nothing short of perfect.
Penny Thomas joined Independent Cottages in April 2018
29 Barrack Street is a 200 year old terrace cottage with accommodation spread over three floors. The owners have carefully chosen a colour scheme and furniture to keep with the age of the property while still being a pleasant environment for contemporary guests.
Outside: There is a private garden to the rear of the property, with mature plants and an open area with a picnic table and benches for dining alfresco.
Additional Information: The cottage has WiFi and central heating, and all utilities, linen and towels are included. Parking is on street or at the long-stay car park a short walk away. Well behaved pets are considered so please check with the owner. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. No smoking.