The Hut

Bridport, Dorset
Self-catering


An eco bolthole for couples, a warm cosy ‘hut’ immersed in the countryside... a cool bathroom, a delicious bed and the dreamiest views

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Through dappled woodland, down the drive swathed with wild flowers – and there it is, tucked into sloping fields, a chunky A-frame house of young oak and reclaimed wood, with a cedar shingle top, and totally in tune with the landscape. The whole place gives a feeling of space with its big front windows and upstairs open to the roof – peer down from the bedroom to see the round dining table (antique, with claw feet) below. Warm, welcoming and open-plan, the house has planked floors, squashy armchairs and sofas (retro-Deco in brown leather) and a wood-burner that belts out the heat. There are logs, paperbacks, games, DVDs, and a telescope for the views – breathtaking in all weathers. There’s a super new oven, and a lovely old Aga (lit in cooler months) and a handy dishwasher. Cows moo, the (filtered) water’s from the well and you can hear the stream from the veranda … it may feel like deep country but the farm shop is ten minutes. For foodies there’s Bridport, for sailors Lyme Regis, for fossil-hunters, the Jurassic coast. Heaven.

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Mobile reception available on Vodafone; all other networks available at top of drive.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £114
Weekly price
from £795
Surcharges
Short breaks from £445. Christmas & New Year £1200 per week.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1141 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

My wife and I (and our 2 Dobermans) have stayed at the Dorset Hut many times and it is always such a wonderful experience. Mark is a great host and has created a unique environment which we will keep coming back too. We love the Aga and the wood burner and the feeling of being miles from anywhere. And finally its the amazing view that completes the experience. We are already planning our next stay

Patrick, Chester

Amazing Hideaway which we can't recommend enough. The Hut is beautifully decorated and has literally everything you could want - The Aga provided gentle warmth and fantastic toast throughout our stay. - on the couple of cool nights we had the wood burner provided masses of heat. The Hut provided a fantastic base for our visit and truth be told we could have spent the whole break without going out and we would have been quite happy - There were Deer and Birds to view a plenty, at dusk the Bats came to flit past the windows - and oh! what a glorious view of the night sky. - What a great place!!

Gary, Brierley hill

What a truly special place. Set in secluded surroundings, it really a great place to unwind and refresh. The views are amazing, the walks fantastic and the accommodation rustic and full of charm. Close enough to society to have things to do but far enough away for an extra special relaxing romantic hideaway. An absolute gem of a place that we shall return to for sure. And an extra special gesture of yummy cake warming on the Aga for when we got there.

Sasha, Birmingham

Stayed here in early March and the perfect place for a couple with dogs! It's incredibly peaceful, fabulous walks, great local pubs - we had a wonderful time. Thank you

Emma

In addition to the positive comments above you will (weather permitting and it did for us) be able to enjoy DARK SKIES. No cloud, no moon, no artificial light and the sky is just amazing. Take a guide book and look into the past. You might see the present in the shape of the ISS passing overhead. Other highlights. Fresh fish bought in Lyme Regis. The amazing Dansel Craftwork Gallery in Abbotsbury (take money!). The beach and collapsing cliffs at Charmouth. The Olive Tree in Bridport. More nuthatches than you've ever seen (encouraged by birdseed).

Douglas

Ultimate bolt-hole. The Hut is cosy, self-contained and fully equipped with all you need. Thoughtful touches & helpful owners. The English countryside in full glory, owls, deer, woodlands, hills. I came solo this time but will come back with my husband another time, it lends itself to romance. It's called a hut and it is made of wood but this is a stylishly and creatively built hut with lots of space arranged with great thought and care. Lots of great walks without needing to get into a car and Lyme Regis, Axminster, Bridport, Jurassic coast plus much more a short drive away. HIghly recommend.

Samantha

A perfect place for a very much needed break from our busy lives. Thank you Sue & Mark so much for creating this awesome haven! Welcoming, homely, blissful perfection from the incredible handcrafted hut to the breathtaking uninterrupted rolling views. The biggest bonus was the safe garden for a crazy dog and plenty of walks straight from the door. We will be back in the winter to test out cooking on the aga!

Rachel

We stayed at here for a week and would have wanted to stay forever. It's a very pleasant and well-equipped house in a quiet, rural setting with lovely views. We had beautiful weather, so we used the terrace a lot. There's always a place to find in the sun or the shade.. But would the weather have turned bad, then there would have been a lovely woodburning stove and comfortable seating to make the most of a relaxed day in. Its strategical location for daytrips to Lyme Regis, Devon etc. is superb. The hosts are very nice folks and they, the house and garden are very dog-friendly. We'll be back!

Roland

We loved the photos and description of the Hut on the Sawday's website, and the reality did not disappoint! We travelled from Australia to check out the Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast, and had the most wonderful base from which to do it. It was a pleasure to stay in Mark and Sue's special place, and they made us feel most welcome. Lots of lovely features, from the flowers on the table to the Aga keeping us toasty warm at night. We looked across the valley to Coney's Castle, which proved to have the best bluebells we have ever seen - well worth the walk! What a great location.

Su

We had an amazing stay and were made to feel very welcome by Mark and Sue. They went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, in particular providing us with a travel cot and baby bath for our 5 month old baby

Shelley

Huge thanks to Mark and Susan for such a warm welcome to their amazing property. They have put so much thought into everything, we had a lovely weekend in an truly beautiful location. Just one word of warning - you won't want to leave! Perfect! Darren & Lindsey

Darren

A beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings. Mark & Susan have created a lovely bolthole suitable for any season and have thought of everything even down to treats for our dog on arrival. Home away from home and better you really won't be disappointed, thanks.


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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Susan & Mark Rogers

  • Excellent horse riding close by with Lee at Woodhouse Farm Riding Stables. All abilities welcome.
  • National Cycle Network at end of drive.
  • Fabulous local restaurants, including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage which also offers cookery courses and Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House.
  • The Marine Theatre and Seafishing at the Cobb, Lyme Regis.
  • Great walks straight from the door into beautiful Dorset countryside.
  • Good for bird watching & fossil hunting along the nearby Jurassic coast.