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Elm Cottage


nr Bridport, Dorset

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Elm is ideal for family holidays: days can be filled with wonderful sandy beaches, rock pools and perfect fossil hunting locations within easy reach along this Jurassic Coast. It is the largest of this row of pretty thatched cottages at Golden Cap.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen/dining room and sitting room with electric 'woodburner' style fire.
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double with 5ft bed, 1 twin and 1 single) and bathroom with electric shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

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

Garden: There is a shared lawn area to the front.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

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.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared telephone
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • 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

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset. Their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

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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  • 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


Comments from past visitors

  • Brumbley
    • January 2016
    • .....
    Made enjoyable..

    quiet location.... no-just a lovely break. thank you

  • Burstow
    • January 2016
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    I loved having no Wifi - It forced us not to work. The children were desperate for it. I really appreciated how well you sign posted which fields had sheep in them - it takes the stress out of walking the dog. Easily one of the best holidays we have ever had. We came with no idea what to expect and were blown away by how good it was. The highlight for me, had to be a Christmas Day walk, along the coastal footpath near Goldencap with the wind blowing and the children almost taking off in it. They loved it!!

  • Anne Davies
    • October 2015
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    Super holiday!

    > What a super holiday I have just had (5th-12th Oct) with two of my friends at Elm Cottage. The cottage was in a wonderful spot among what I think must have quite an ancient field system. It was like going back in time. The silence everywhere was so relaxing, especially after coping with the A35. I live in North Devon so am not used to such busy roads. The lane to St Gabriel's suited me much more and with lovely weather ,no mud. We loved the freedom of walking through the fields and the sheep and cows nearby. I live in a small village but we are not ever allowed on any of the field paths. where cattle and sheep graze and where crops grow. I know many people > Join the NT for visiting properties. I love to do the same but it is the way you care for the land which is so important for me and the Golden Cap is a gem. > Thank you so much for giving us the chance to experience such a super place. Our last stay in one of your lovely cottages was at Cotehele,my favourite house where I often go for lunch and a walk or to picnic with the family. Elbow Cottage was a marvellous place to be in May with a fantastic dawn chorus and wild flowers everywhere.I aim to be back there at Christmas to see the garland and listen to the carols or hand bells being played in the Great Hall. > my only complaint is that I am limited to only a few places since I take my Dog with me.I can not drive too far these days so it has to be within the West Country. > Thanks again.

  • Nicky Page
    • July 2015
    • Unknown
    Clean and comfy cottage

    The cottage was clean and comfy with the character and sense of history you would expect from a national trust property. we wanted something different from the normal places which can be booked and this cottage provided us with that. It was very calm and peaceful and just what we needed for a post exam relaxing break. The location was perfect although we didn't enjoy the drive down the tiny road to reach the cottage. Maybe this should have been made clearer when we booked it. although i don't think it would have deterred us. There were workmen in the neighbouring cottage to ours who were very quiet and considerate. This was so important in such a peaceful location.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • 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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