Through oak and beech-lined lanes to the valley hamlet of Shipton Gorge and a scattering of stone cottages around a tiny crossroads. Yours is whitewashed and detached, with a pretty façade hiding a light, bright interior.
Families or groups can spread out between a sitting room with toasty wood-burner, big kitchen and a fabulously bright breakfast room, but the pièce de résistance for kids will be the ‘mini nook’, a wonderful children’s hideaway above the garage, hung with bunting and home to a teepee, games, and toys galore.
Outside, there’s a simple patio for lazy suppers, with the surprise of a sprawling multi-level cottage garden beyond – a spot for sundowners with charming rooftop views lies halfway up. Traipse two miles along footpaths to the beach, head to Bridport for the Saturday market, find.