Clover Cottage

Litton Cheney, Dorset

After a day on the wild Jurassic Coast, bliss to come home to feather pillows, down duvets and Shetland wool throws in soft pinks and greens


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Eggs from the farm shop, logs for the burner, Elizabeth’s jams be-ribboned and tied: the attention to detail is marvellous. High above the Dorchester-Bridport road is a small thatch village in the rolling hills, and this 300-year-old cottage on a no-through lane. The peace is restorative and the views are far-reaching. Step in to find a charming sitting room with low ceilings and a coir floor, warm textiles, fresh colours, and two sofas hugging the walls. In the dining room, odd chairs are painted white and blue, a dresser carries polka-dot cups and blue-trim plates, an oak church pew seats six in comfort. Kitchen colours have been used to lift the spirit and the steep hillside garden can be glimpsed through the window. The house is a delight for anyone especially young families (toys, games and DVDs abound), bathrooms sparkle, the bedrooms are luxurious and there’s a furnished front terrace with a stupendous view. The villages that dot West Dorset are all worth exploring, arty-foodie Bridport is only six miles, and the Jurassic coastline draws walkers; there’s even a sand beach at Lyme Regis.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am, please get in touch for late check in
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub in village.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
3-night stay, from £350.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1005 beds3 bedrooms


Please publish my comments. Liz was extremely friendly and helpful in the lead up to our visit. The house was lovely, just as described, and how it looks in the pictures. The beds and linen were incredibly comfortable and all the bedrooms had a very heavy curtains that kept all the light out so we all slept extremely extremely well! We were extremely close to lovely beaches and lovely fish restaurants on the coast. We also really enjoyed the market in Bridport on Saturday. thanks very much Liz and all the best. Sarah.

Sarah, London

A beautiful homely house. Super-cosy and yet plenty of space. Liz was welcoming from the very first email and patiently answered all my questions. This is a great location for the coast and also well-positioned for Dorchester, Bridport and Lyme Regis.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Elizabeth Cruttenden

  • A fantastic local market on Bridport high street every Wednesday and Saturday morning. It features antiques, curiosities and interesting bric a brac. One can pick up one off pieces, vintage clothing, antique toys, books and much much more.
  • West Bay is a must. It has a wonderful playground for children, an interesting art gallery, a fishing harbour and a fab restaurant, The Watch House, all right on the beach!
  • A new place called The Seaside Boarding House has opened in Burton Bradstock. Classy, elegantly furnished, wonderful menu and far reaching views across the beach and sea. A gorgeous place to go and languish in luxury for an afternoon or evening!
  • The wonderful Modbury Farm shop sits on the rustic road to Burton Bradstock. It stocks everything you could possibly need but all you may wish for too. Amazing cakes, fresh farm produced meats, cheese, as well as fresh bread, eggs and juices.
  • The coast road from Bridport to Abbotsbury is simply stunning. Some of the best views in the South West. The undulating cliffs follow the coastline and the view of Chesil Beach is breathtaking.
  • There is a lovely walk through to Litton Cheney's historic church. In Spring, the glorious daffodils fill the churchyard and the natural waterfall sounds amazing as it runs from the hilltop church down through the pretty village.