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7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £750
    Low season
  • £1500
    Peak season

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  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Access


  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby

About Short House

Short House is 400 yards across a lovely meadow to Chesil Beach, on Dorset's UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Sleeping four guests in two en-suite bedrooms, both with sea views (the bath off bedroom 2 also has a sea view), this delightful seaside cottage is a wonderful retreat for couples, families and friends for a holiday by the sea.

Recently completely refitted with a very high quality contemporary interior, Short House has a large open plan living/dining/kitchen open to the eaves, beautifully furnished and equipped to provide the perfect getaway at any time of the year in a truly stunning location. There are breathtaking views over Lyme Bay, lovely walks along the beach to Abbotsbury (dogs are welcome) or wander down to the beach for a dip as the sun goes down.

Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens (with a very good café) and the famous Swannery, are about 40 minutes walk along the beach track (or a five minute drive). Dating back to the 13th Century, The Swannery is the world’s only managed colony of (c. 600) mute swans - to walk amongst them is a memorable experience. Country Life Magazine judged the view from Wears Hill as the best natural view in England. The hilltop 13th century St Catherine’s Chapel in Abbotsbury also has fabulous views.

The Manor House Pub is a great village pub/restaurant in West Bexington, three quarters of a mile away. There is also a village shop/cafe by the beach car park. Driving along one of the most spectacular coast roads in England, Short House is under ten minutes drive from Hive Beach in Burton Bradstock for swimming off a lovely sandy beach and Hive Beach Café is an award winning café/fish restaurant.

A further five minutes on are West Bay and Bridport. The Saturday street market has a lovely atmosphere, including a brass band playing in the little square by the Bridport Arts Centre; which has a great programme of events. Bridport has a Waitrose and Morrison’s Supermarket. The Soul Shine Café and The Bull Inn are recommended for eating out. The Riverside Restaurant in West Bay is another favourite overlooking the charming harbour; the setting for the television series Broadchurch.

The county town of Dorchester is twenty five minutes away, with an Odeon cinema and great cafes, bars and restaurants, including Cote Brasserie, Carluccio's, Wagamama, Pizza Express, Zizzi and Nando's in Brewery Square, as well as shops and a spectacular fountain. The Dorset Museum, Teddy Bear Museum, Tutankhamen Exhibition, Terracotta Warriors Exhibition and the award winning Dinosaur Museum are also great attractions for children; ten minutes east of Dorchester is The Tank Museum in Bovington.

The UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast needs little introduction with its famous attractions including Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove (both approximately twenty six miles from Short House). The classic seaside town of Weymouth is also very popular (thirty minutes drive) with its lovely sandy beach, bustling harbour and great selection of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars - perfect for some good old fashioned seaside fun!

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Andrew Wadsworth joined Independent Cottages in October 2014

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation comprises:

  • Spacious sitting room - very comfy sofa with squashy cushions, three large upholstered armchairs, kilim, coffee and side tables, pink pouf, sideboard and a new forty two inch flat screen smart TV and DVD player, along with Bose Sound Dock with sockets for iPhone 4, 5 and 6.
  • Main living area with a high ceiling, open to the roof ridge, double-glazed triple doors with views to the coastal ridge, two Velux skylights and two further windows overlooking the garden. There is dimmable room lighting and feature lighting.
  • Dining area with dining table and seating for six (extending to eight), high chair and sideboard.
  • Well equipped kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, double sink, toaster, kettle and plenty of pots, pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, glasses, chef knives and crockery (a microwave can be provided if required). Vegetables from the garden often find their way into the cottage kitchen - the owner's like to see the garden produce used!
  • Bedroom one has sea views and a king-size bed (5 ft 6"), wardrobe, oak boarded floor, kilim rug and en suite bathroom with tub bath, hand shower and drencher shower (there is a washing machine/tumble dryer in this bathroom). West facing double glazed doors with purple velvet curtains lead out out from the bedroom onto the terrace with lovely sea views. There is also an additional south facing window with sea views.
  • Bedroom two with standard size double bed (4 ft 6"), large antique wardrobe with drawers, two kilims and an en suite bathroom with tub bath and hand shower. This room also has a window with sea views and double glazed door leading out onto the terrace - the perfect place for morning coffee!

Outside: The terrace, with fantastic sea and country views, has a 6/8-seater dining table with a gigantic parasol, two reclining chairs and a side table. There is a Gertrude Jekyll bench overlooking the lawn.

Additional information: The cottage has free Wi-Fi, crisp cotton bed linen, feather and down duvets/pillows with anti allergy covers and towels are provided. Electricity and heating included in the price. Dogs welcome (but please bring dog beds). No smoking inside the property.

Short beaks available: Minimum of three nights - please enquire with the owner.

Short House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double)
3 or more dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £750
Mid Season from £900
High Season from £1250
Peak Season £1500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1305 871600 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Andrew Wadsworth
Member Since October 2014

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Short House Noticeboard

AVAILABILITY & PRICES for any given dates on: www.short-house.co.uk, or call Andrew: 07836 262222. Prices quoted for 2 people. Each additional person (after the first two) is £5 per person per night.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Short House 18 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 20th August 2018
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