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The Piggery

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7 Nights  

  • £472  to  £780

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Short Breaks From

  • £75 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £120 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Beach Nearby

About The Piggery

The Piggery is a pretty stone property located in the small agricultural village of Shipton Gorge in West Dorset. As the name suggests, it was originally two pigsties, but was rebuilt in 1985 to become the charming cottage that it is today. Recently renovated to a high standard, including modern day furnishings and equipment such as integral USB ports and blackout blinds throughout, a coffee machine, Smart TV and luxury bedding, it is the perfect retreat if you are looking to escape to rural Dorset. With one double bedroom, and a sofa bed to accommodate two extra guests, it is ideal for couples or friends wishing to holiday together.

The pretty village of Shipton Gorge is everything you would expect a small West Dorset village to be. With a village church, a fantastic community pub with a beer garden and fabulous countryside views, it is the epitome of rural bliss. Take a walk along the ancient footpaths to the top of Shipton Hill where you can enjoy views as far as the sea, or explore the network of footpaths and bridleways that wind their way through the woods. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for buzzards and a pair of red kites along the way. You can stock up on supplies at the convenience store, garage and farm shop at Burton Bradstock, or head three miles into the market town of Bridport, known as Dorset’s Eventful Town as there is always something going on and plenty to see, for a wider selection of shops including an historic street market each Wednesday and Saturday.

The Piggery is just two miles from the stunning UNESCO Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast where you will find miles and miles of beautiful and unique coastline with plenty of geographical features to explore. Hive Beach, just five minutes away by car or a half an hour walk via footpaths, is owned by the National Trust and is part of the Chesil beach with amazing sandstone cliffs. It’s a great spot for looking at the ancient geology of the coastline, rock pooling at low tide or simply walking along the beach to admire the view towards Portland and blow the cobwebs away. Once you have finished playing on the beach enjoy a seafood lunch at the popular Hive Beach cafe, or bring your own sarnies and go for a walk along the cliffs. If you head a couple of miles west you will reach the popular resort of West Bay where the TV series Broadchurch was filmed. Enjoy a locally made ice cream as you watch the boats bob up and down in the harbour, go on a fishing trip or take a stroll along the Jurassic Pier. Other day trips within half an hour include the fascinating towns of Lyme Regis, Dorchester or Weymouth.

The Dorset coast is stunning at any time of the year and short breaks as well as longer stays are welcome at The Piggery all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Mary Boughton joined Independent Cottages in September 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation comprises:

The Piggery is a comfortable and cosy stone cottage that is accessed off a private road. Accommodation is all on one level but there are two steps up to the entrance, making it unsuitable for wheelchair users.

  • Open the front door into the entrance hall where you can store coats, boots and umbrellas.
  • Light and airy open plan kitchen and living area is a comfortable and sociable space to relax at the start and end of each day. The kitchen has blue shaker style units, a wooden worktop, a glass ceramic hob and electric oven. Perfect for self-catering holidays, it is well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and glasses. There is a large corner sofa in the living area, which also converts into a bed to accommodate two extra guests, as well as a Smart TV, and a dining table with two chairs.
  • Bedroom with a double bed with Tempur memory foam mattress, bedside tables, reading lights and a hair drier. The bed is made up for guests on arrival with hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows.
  • Contemporary bathroom with large walk-in rainfall shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. The owners provide towels and complimentary toiletries.

Outside: Step outside where there is a bench and go down a few steps to a small grass area that has a bistro set, perfect for alfresco dining on sunny days. There is plenty of space for off road parking for two cars.

Additional information: WiFi, bed linen, towels and utilities are included. There is gas central heating with a thermostat control. Dogs and smoking are not permitted.

The Piggery Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double room & 1 Double Sofabed & 1 Travel cot (if required on request))
Enquire with owner
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £472
To £780
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
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)7785 948386 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Mary Boughton
Member Since September 2021

The Piggery Noticeboard

Maps of all the footpaths in the parish are now provided so that keen walkers can easily follow them and make the most of our countryside. A travel cot is available if required.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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The Piggery 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024

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