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The Old Smithy in Dottery, Dorset

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Old Smithy description

Holiday home
The Old Smith is an attractive, semi-detached farm cottage set on the edge of the small sleepy hamlet of Dottery near Bridport in West Dorset. With a king-size double and twin bedroom, the property can sleep up to four people. There's also a ground floor bathroom, along with a kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room with woodburner. Outside, there is off road parking for 2 cars. The Old Smithy sits amongst charming countryside, with lots of pretty villages nearby.

Dottery, a tiny hamlet nestling on the edge of West Dorset's Marshwood Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Only a short distance from the Jurassic Coast, with its dramatic cliffs, breathtaking views and lovely beaches, there is great walking on offer, with coastal trails and countryside paths to choose from. With plenty to offer visitors, this is a great coastal location, at any time of the year.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview and DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front enclosed garden. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: There are four steps up from the sitting room to the kitchen and bathroom.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Mrs Holder
April 2019
I like the fact that all the properties have detailed write ups on both the accommodation and surrounding areas.. This cottage was exactly as described and was a joy to stay in. I now use Sykes cottages as my main booking site when looking for a holiday due to the accuracy and ease of use.
Mrs Plane
March 2019
This was our second stay at The Old Smithy and we enjoyed it as much as the first.. Its an excellent, well-equipped cottage, very clean and comfortable. Its very convenient for exploring the area. This visit we climbed Colmers Hill opposite and loved the footpaths around there.
Mr Sturman
January 2019
This is a brilliant cottage and was warm and cosy even in January! It is deceptively spacious with plenty of room for the two of us. There is a really good farm shop just a few minutes drive away or supermarkets in nearby Bridport. A short drive to West Bay or Burton Bradstock and perhaps 20 minutes to Dorchester so the property is in a convenient location. It’s actually up a fairly quiet lane so is a restful and relaxing place in which to stay. The property is well equipped and we couldn’t think of anything else we might need. The owner has thoughtfully provided a drawer full of spare bulbs etc all clearly labelled as to what they fit.....we didn’t need to use any of them but it was a nice gesture. Tea and coffee was available but we had brought our own. The slight downside is that the property may be less suitable for anyone with mobility issues as there are steps up to the kitchen and bathroom and of course to the bedrooms. This is pointed out in the property details and wasn’t an issue for us. We would use this cottage again if we return to the area.
Mr Houlden
July 2018
We had a great holiday in lovely cottage.. Only drawback , no loo upstairs but we managed.
Mrs Plane
June 2018
A very comfortable, well-equipped cottage.. We would love to go again. Very conveniently situated for visiting a variety of places and closeness to the coastal path. Would recommend it. Our dog liked it too!
Mr Ayres
June 2018
Another excellent stay at this cottage and the weather was spot on, will definitely book again..
Mrs Jenkins
May 2018
The cottage is in a stunningly beautiful setting.. It was extremely well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. It’s location makes it easy to reach other places of interest such as West Bay, Lyme Regis and Bridport. We had a fantastic time there and cannot wait to return. Thank you.
Mr Crowson
April 2018
Its a fantastic cottage, very clean, its got everything you need, beds are very .... Its a fantastic cottage, very clean, its got everything you need, beds are very comfy, the cottage is surrounded by fields, we didnt want to leave
Mrs Cobb
October 2017
The cottage was very comfortable to return to after a day exploring..
Mr Harrison
September 2017
The cottage was so well appointed & spotless
Mr Peachey
July 2017
The cottage was very good and the location in the countryside was excellent,ideal for walking dog in meadow behind cottage.. The country lane could get quite busy but plenty of passing points.Most enjoyable.
Mrs Smith
July 2017
Excellent facilities.. Could have done with a key to open both front doors. Great location. Not ideal for the elderly but that's my fault for not checking
Mrs Stones
July 2017
Great location, a real home from home.. Pity there is no garden to speak of but plenty of parks and beaches for the kids to play on. Lovely scenic walks and pubs to try out. You won't regret booking this one!
Mrs Young
July 2016
We were very pleased with the cottage, it was an ideal base for our holiday. It is in a nice quiet location but was only two miles to Bridport with all necessary amenities. Would definitely visit again.
Mr Ayres
May 2016
Truly of a very high standard, this cottage must rank as the best of the best. This cottage leads the way, others should try and follow!
Mr Tyler
April 2016
Nice location, comfortable chairs and beds, very clean and cosy. The heating was excellent.
Mr Bush
February 2016
We have had a very enjoyable week at The Old Smithy and would both recommend this cottage and would come back again ourselves. It is very well maintained and I have no complaints at all, our holiday here was excellent.
Ms Wright
February 2016
The Old Smithy was lovely, with an old, quaint feel to it. The log burner was lovely and kept us all warm and snug. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our holiday. The Old Smithy is in a quiet area, near the town in a pretty hamlet. It was easy to find and had a good little garden and easy parking.
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