Delightful place to stay at any time of the year
We were impressed with how helpful the owners, Jonathan and Cate were before our stay at their cottage, with useful information about the place and things to do in the area. On arrival we were pleased to see how clean and well maintained the cottage was and the milk in the fridge and complimentary local biscuits , tea and coffee were very welcomed after the journey. We settled in quickly and felt at home , with the log burner making the cottage very cosy in the evenings. We were lucky with mild weather during our stay and went out exploring the area every day of the week , enjoying the beautiful coast line and country side, there is so much to see and do, even in November! Went to Lulworth Cove and walked over to Durdle Door on a blustery day and Chesil beach and across to Portland another , both spectacular in very different ways. The beach and cliffs of West Bay, just a short drive away was a favourite, being so close but also so beautiful with crashing waves. Went fossil hunting at both Charmouth and Lyme Regis a few times and visited the museum at Lyme which had a quaint feel that fitted the charm of the town. In the evening we watched one of the many DVD films at the cottage, A French Lieutenants Woman which was great after being there that day. There were lots of DVDs, games and books to choose from which we enjoyed in the evenings. The beds were very comfortable, including the bunk beds which my husband and I had, and even though the bathroom is small we all, 4 adults, managed perfectly fine. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked some great meals in the evening as there was every thing you needed. The garden was very peaceful and private and as it was so mild we could enjoy it in the mornings before going out. I even picked a few sprigs of the herbs growing in the garden to add to a meal, which was very nice!
We particularly enjoyed our visit to Abbotsbury , a pretty village just inland from Chesil beach with a chapel on the hill overlooking the sea. Even though things like the Swannery and the National Trust buildings in the area are closed in November, like Thomas Hardy's home we still enjoyed so much else the area had to offer, but it has made us want to return to Dorset another time of the year when every thing is open to visitors. We would definitely stay at this cottage again and highly recommend it to others, for comfort and good value and great service from Jonathan and Cate - Thank you!
Lovely cosy cottage with fabulous garden
We love this charming little cottage and are sure to book again!
The cottage itself is very comfortable and finished to a very high standard, beds comfortable and kitchen very well equipped. We enjoyed the selection of DVDs and wifi was an added bonus. Jonathan made us feel very welcome - tea tray and biscuits on arrival much appreciated after a long drive from north Derbyshire.
Garden beautifully maintained and HUGE - great fun for the kids and lovely to sit outside and enjoy sunny evening meals.
Great location - Shipton Gorge is very pretty, we love the closest beach at Burton Bradstock and fantastic Hive Beach Cafe. Close to useful shops in Bridport too. Great access to the Jurassic Coast.
We have already recommended this lovely cottage to our friends and family.
Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015 Date of Stay: Jul 2015
Quaint, cosy cottage with a lovely garden
We had a lovely stay at Gullivers cottage - fresh flowers, fresh milk, tea and biscuits were gratefully received upon our arrival. The cottage was very clean and well maintained and was well equipped throughout. We were lucky enough to have a hot and sunny week so the garden was a lovely extra space to use for eating and relaxing.
Favourite pub was the Three Horseshoes in nearby Burton Bradstock - great food and very nice atmosphere. Also the Anchor in the same village was very good too.
Had a great walk from Langdon Wood to the top of Golden Cap one day (as recommended by Jonathan the owner) and from there the coastal path down to Seatown where we had lunch at the Anchor and then relaxed on the quiet beach.
Have to say Jonathan gives a fantastic service...responds promptly to emails and gave us some great recommendations.
Home from Home
Gullivers cottage is just lovely, a real come from home. The garden is a dream and so peaceful and relaxing.
The cottage was clean and welcoming, with a fantastic log burner for cosy nights in.
Dorset has a lot to offer and so much on your door step staying here, we loved it and will be back again.
Jonathan the owner could not have been better in arranging our stay
Great Cosy Cottage
Such a lovely little cottage...
We came to escape the city for a few days and you couldnt choose a place in which you were any further away from it. Shipton Gorge is as quiet as it gets with even the pub barely open... (see other reviews - i don't doubt they are right - we went but were turned away as they were closing at 6pm).
The cottage is lovely and staying in September the log burner was perfect. The bed in the main room is so so comfortable.
Slight draw back was the bath is a little on the cramped side but then I am 6ft 3 and without a proper shower did make things a little tricky but i wouldn't hold that against the place.
The garden is lovely and being able to have breakfast in the sun trap in September was a real bonus.
i agree parking is a little tricky especially with a big car but there is no through traffic so again no issue.
Overall fantastic place to come and relax. We walked for miles and loved it.
Special mention to the owner who was great in helping us get it organised.