30 South Mill Lane

Bridport, Dorset

There’s a calm feel to this three-storey cottage, close to the centre of Bridport and the beach. Great for families, walkers and dogs


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


Wander through to the back, via a fascinating outhouse, to a garden swathed in clematis and wisteria. Grassy paths still divide the long rambling gardens where the rope-workers applied their skills… this row of Victorian cottages has barely changed in 100 years.Hop on the bus or walk twenty minutes across the fields to West Bay for outstanding beaches towered over by majestic cliffs. Here you can swim, boat, kayak and go coasteering – there’s plenty of space and children will love the special play parks in summer.Step out the front for the river and sandy paths down to the centre of town. Buy Dorset-fresh produce from three weekly markets, rest in Buckydoo Square and watch life flow by, or wind up having lunch at The Bull. Return to sunny bedrooms and the perfect teenage dorm in the loft.

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We think you'll love

  • The riverside setting
  • Letting the children go wild in the informal gardens
  • Walking to town and to West Bay without going on a road
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Home truths

  • Just one parking space up a narrow lane
  • One staircase is steep and narrow
  • The garden doesn’t feel private


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £60
Weekly price
from £425
1 Cottage for 5
From £605 beds3 bedrooms


We had a lovely 5 night stay. Clean, smart and modern.The cottage is perfect for visiting the town. The main bed is really comfortable and having 2 bathrooms is a real bonus. The dog enjoyed the garden and the downstairs accommodation. Parking at East Street is the easiest although a little walk away. Drop off can be a little awkward with the neighbours. We loved the views over the fields and river and will definitely revisit. Belinda was a great host and made herself very accessible by mobile

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The neighbourhood

Glorious hills surround Bridport, popular with painters, makers and foodies. Full of festivals, it’s a working town too. A 15-min stroll across meadows leads to the fishing harbour of West Bay; buy scallops fresh from the trawlers. The fossil-rich Jurassic coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site – you and your dog will be happy hiking the South West Coast Path.

Local points of interest from Belinda Richardson

  • Colourful Bridport is right on the doorstep with its regular street markets, festivals, art deco cinema, bookshops, museum, arts centre and theatre. Take a seat in Bucky Doo (the town square) and let it all wash over you .
  • A mile's amble across the meadows leads to the working harbour of West Bay. Buy scallops fresh from the trawler, hire fishing boats and kayaks or book up for some coasteering, kite surfing and scuba diving. There's a well-kept links course for golfers too.
  • Walkers, cyclists and twitchers can follow the coastal path up and down cliffs towards Lyme (you'll need deep breaths to get up Golden Cap). Or fossil hunt your way along the shore towards the pebbly paradise of Chesil Beach, passing through Abbotsbury.
  • Ginger muffin enthusiasts should not miss Leaker's Bakery, a Bridport institutuion. Bella's deli and takeaway is also good for big home-made cakes, as is Sladers Yard, an art gallery in West Bay that has occasional music and live poetry too.
  • Rachel's is the pick of the myriad kiosks selling fish and chips in West Bay. The breezy, easy going Watch House Cafe, bang on the beach is considered less of a scrum than it's nearby sister, The Hive Beach, and it does good breakfasts too. Dogs welcome.
  • Family-owned Palmer's Brewery is a short stumble across South Street with guided tours that take you round historic brewery buildings and cover the whole brewing process. Tastings are a welcome part of the tour and takeaway draught beer is available.


Belinda Richardson

Belinda, formerly a food and drink writer, leaves a bottle of wine and some local goodies for you. Having spent many years in America, she now lives with her family in Salisbury. A keen walker who loves to be near the sea, she returns when she can to her holiday home.