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Ash Cottage

nr Bridport, Dorset

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Ash Cottage sits at the far end of a lovely row of thatched cottages that once made up a traditional farmhouse. They are tucked away at the end of a quiet valley with views across Golden Cap. With the South West Coast Path just steps away it is the ideal location for walkers.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen and sitting/dining room.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included. There is a shared lawn area to the front.

Garden: There is a grassed area to the front of the cottage with picnic benches, it is shared with the neighbouring cottages.

Parking: There is a car park located behind the cottage which is shared with Elm, Oak and Beech Cottage and is large enough for approximately 12 cars.

Television/Signal: A satellite television system ensures good reception and a range of digital channels.

Please Note: It is advisable to arrive in daylight as careful driving is required on approach to this cottage.

Local suppliers:

Castaway Boat Charters - to help you make the most of your holiday Castaway Boat Charters are offering you the chance to experience the amazing scenery from the flybridge and sunbeds whilst cruising the Jurassic Coast or anchored in a secluded bay, aboard a 45ft, high performance cruiser - fully equipped including a BBQ and perfect for family celebrations, romantic sunset cruises, firework nights, group parties and corporate events.

Friendly experienced skipper offering affordable ‘one hour’ harbour cruises, day trips, half day bookings and evening cruises.

Available all year round – subject to Castaway Boat Charters terms and conditions.

To book visit or call 07860793450 - remember to mention the National Trust and the name of your holiday cottage when making your enquiry.

Cottage details
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  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

Dorset Coast
Child playing in the sea at Studland, Dorset. © David Levenson

Dorset is Thomas Hardy country - an appealing mixture of rolling heath land, secluded valleys, picturesque villages, great houses and estates, and a coastline awash with natural beauty. The spectacular Jurassic Coast is just one of the many wonders Dorset has to offer and has shaped the county?s history - from the rugged Isle of Purbeck and the sweeping Chesil Beach to the quaint charm of Lyme Regis and Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. National Trust properties in Dorset include Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy and Clouds Hill once the cottage retreat of T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), while other attractions include the seaside resort of Bournemouth and the county town of Dorchester.

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place to visit
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  • The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis made famous in the film The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Abbotsbury Swannery and sub-tropical gardens
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fossil Hunting
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Watersports
National Trust places to visit
Shute Barton
Shute Barton Medieval manor house with later architectural features
Loughwood Meeting House
Loughwood Meeting House 17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house
Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge
Branscombe Charming vernacular buildings with mill and forge restored to working order
Jurassic Coast
Hardy Monument
Hardy Monument Monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory 14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priests' residence

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Thomas J Micklem
    • January 2015
    • Somerset
    Made special:

    The isolation. Warm, cosy and isolated - perfect.

  • Helen Kuhlman
    • January 2015
    • England
    Fantastic location

    This cottage had a fantastic location we loved being right on the coastal path and hearing the roar of the sea. I did email the contact centre after our stay as the heating was off when we arrived and the cottage was very cold and the fire alarm was beeping as it needed a new battery. We think there had been a power cut so the heating timer wasn't on the correct time, we understand these things happen and it wasn't a big deal but we felt we wanted to note it as it does make it more welcoming to come into a warm cottage after travelling (and when it's freezing outside), but also as there were other unoccupied cottages attached to ours and we wanted to let someone know they may need to go and check the heating in those other cottages. Other than this the cottage was very nice, clean and as usual the kitchen very well equipped!

  • Sarah Spicer
    • July 2013
    • West Sussex
    Quiet & pretty

    Very quiet and very pretty Quiet, peaceful, rural location with walks on your door step.

  • Laura McCoy
    Every time we use the National Trust, we have a positive experience.

    Another beautiful National Trust Cottage! Every time we use the National Trust, we have a positive experience. This cottage is situated so wonderfully and quietly. When we tell our friends that we stayed in a lovely, fully-equiped, thatched-roof cottage near the ocean surrounded by sheep, coastal paths and the ruins of an ancient church, they can't believe it. Yet we've been doing this through the National Trust for the last 5 years. And we'll continue to do it.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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