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Thatch cottage in tranquil Dorset village
Views from the garden out to the countryside
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Linden Lea Cottage

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightful holiday cottage situated in a tranquil Dorset village ideally located for exploring the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path
  • Relax in the beautiful Dorset countryside and discover the glorious Purbeck Hills
  • Visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Ringstead Bay or enjoy day trips to Swanage, Weymouth or Poole

 

Property code: DC093

This idyllic detached 17th-century thatched cob cottage has been lovingly extended and adapted to offer superb accommodation for a family looking to enjoy West Dorset’s pretty countryside and coast.

With Weymouth to the west (15 miles) and Swanage to the east (16.5 miles), the village of West Lulworth makes a perfect base for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset. There are plenty of walks to enjoy through the countryside and along the coast, with both Lulworth Cove, a famous spot for fossil hunting (1 mile), and the natural arch of Durdle Door nearby (1.5 miles). The magnificent Lulworth Castle is a little way inland (3 miles). This is a fantastic base for exploring the Jurassic Coast, with Ringstead Bay (11.5 miles) and Kimmeridge Bay (8.5 miles) offering wonderful views. A little further afield are the market town of Dorchester (13 miles) and the seaside resort of Bournemouth (22 miles).

Entering this picturesque Grade II listed cottage via the thatched porch you will find yourself in the charming and welcoming lounge. A lovely space to relax in, it offers plenty of comfortable seating, TV/DVD and a number of original features including exposed beams, a Purbeck stone floor and a traditional wood burner set in a stone fireplace. There’s also a light and inviting dining room. Four steps lead up from the lounge into the kitchen which is fully equipped with an oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. There’s also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. Three steps lead up from the lounge to the first bedroom, which is a cosy dual-aspect double room. Three steps lead down to the en-suite shower room with low eaves which is complete with a shower and WC. A further seven steps lead up to the second landing where you will find the twin bedroom, which features a window seat, exposed ceiling beams, a stone chimney and low eaves.

Steps lead from the path at the back of the cottage up to a raised lawn which has views over the hills and is fenced off from the steep slope above the path. Off-road parking is available for one car.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Dining room
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • Enclosed elevated garden area with seating, approached via steps and not suitable for the elderly or young children
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric included, central heating
  • Pub 200 metres, seasonal shop 0.5 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 15th October 2021

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Great location, friendly pub nearby. Well equipped and cozy cottage, would stay again. Still lots to do and enjoy in October.

Reviewed by Mark 10th October 2021

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Reviewed by Lindsay 4th October 2021

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Lovely cottage; comfortable, inviting and well equipped. Beds are comfy, the kitchen well equipped and the lounge is cosy. Bathrooms are excellent, especially the en-suite with its rainfall shower. Nice garden area up some rather steep steps to catch the afternoon sunshine. Superb location just a 10 minute walk to the cove and walks to Durdle Door Read more& surrounding area. Thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Martin 10th September 2021

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a lovely little cottage in a perfect location. We would love to come back one day. Thanks.

Reviewed by Catherine 27th August 2021

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Beautiful cosy cottage in an ideal location to explore Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the Dorset Coast. Not far from Dorchester and Weymouth. Recommend a visit to Tyneham village, and Wareham. A very dog friendly area and perfect for our 7 & 10 year old. We had a lovely, much awaited, family holiday. Sad to leave but made some amazing memories to cRead moreherish forever. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 6th August 2021

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Spacious cottage in a fantastic location. Just a 20 minute walk to Lulworth cove and also taking steps and a short walk up a hill behind the cottage to the best sea views! The pub at the end of the road served good food at reasonable prices. Local shop stocked essential items but not a lot for cooking family meals. Cottage itself was comfortable anRead mored well equipped. Bathroom and ensuite were spotless and beautifully decorated. Small garden at rear with table and chairs...lovely views. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 23rd July 2021

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We loved our stay at the cottage - it was really comfortable and we had everything we needed. Location was fabulous and it was great to be able to get to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door without having to get in the car. Village location was lovely and quiet and we would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who is looking to slow down their pace for a fRead moreew days. Hide

Reviewed by brett 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 28th May 2021

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A perfect holiday cottage - well equipped; quality bedding, towels, etc.

Reviewed by Kathleen 14th May 2021

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This was a cosy, clean and comfortable cottage. We enjoyed our stay . The location was excellent. We look forward to a return visit

Reviewed by Carrie 30th October 2020

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Absolutely loved the cottage, really quirky and comfortable. Very well equipped. The enclosed garden was fantastic with the dog. 15 minutes walk to the cove and very well placed to tour the area.

Reviewed by Stephanie 23rd October 2020

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The cottage was beautiful & well maintained. It was nicely furnished & was really cozy, especially with the wood burner. The kitchen was well equipped & the utility room was a bonus! The bedrooms were good sizes with lovely and warm bedding (the double really is a double though so only 4ft 6in wide so very small and not particularly easy to sleep iRead moren & me and my husband are not particularly big). The location was a perfect base - about a mile down to lulworth cove. A great property!!! Hide

Reviewed by Bruce 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Jane 2nd October 2020

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Characterful and cosy..a few cobwebs and spiders..to be expected time of year..steps inside were not a problem all be it a little steep to the ensuite. Very warm and cosy with fantastic original features...

Reviewed by Paul 18th September 2020

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Great cottage, fantastic location, beautiful scenery, welcoming pubs and delicious ice cream. What is not to love ?!

Reviewed by John 4th September 2020

Reviewed by Chloe 7th August 2020

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Linden Lea is every bit and cosy and homely as it looks in the photos. We loved the higgledy piggledy layout. There was plenty of space for our family of 4, and we had everything we needed to make meals and relax in the cottage. The fireplace was a major feature and it was a shame we didnt get to use it because it was so hot the week that we stayedRead more. The beach and main restaurants etc are about a 15 minute walk away which was perfect as we liked being away from the crowds. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 15th February 2020

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The cottage was very much a home we loved it

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