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Shedbush Farm House


nr Bridport, Dorset

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Nestling at the bottom of this stunning southern Dorset valley, Shedbush Farmhouse forms part of a group of farm buildings dating from the seventeenth century. Surrounding the thatched farmhouse is a cider house, stable, granary, milking shed, cow shed and barn. A sense of the historical significance of this once working farm is unmistakable as you explore the cottage and the adjacent land. Restored to a superb standard, the farmhouse sits sturdily in half an acre of land, including a rolling front lawn and picnic area with views up towards the Golden Cap, a wooded area to the rear of the house and an orchard opposite. There are several way-marked paths leading through the estate and miles of beautiful coastal and cliff walks.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen/breakfast room, dining and sitting room, both with wood-burning stoves, utility and lavatory.
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 en-suite double with 5' bed and 2 twins) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: There is parking available for three cars.

Garden: There is an extensive enclosed garden.

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.

Please note: Taller guests will need to take care due to low beams in some areas.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • 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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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


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Sugden
    • August 2016
    • Dorset
    High standard of housekeeping

    It was my eight visit to Shedbush and I plan to book again next year. I love the farmhouse and delighted that high standard of housekeeping has been maintained. My family and I love the beauty of the area, the walks where we look for butterflies etc, Charmouth beach for surfing and fossil hunting. It is our idea of an idyllic holiday and Shedbush is our idea of the perfect place to stay.

  • Dr Rachel Walker
    • April 2016
    • London
    Amazing views

    Lovely location of cottage with amazing views. Secure garden and overall very dog friendly, which is very important to us to be able to have a relaxing holiday! Also the privacy at the cottage is so unique yet you are close to great beaches, a well stocked farm shop and Lyme Regis. I don't think the photos on the website do the cottage justice - it has stunning views and was overall much nice than our initial impression from the website.

  • Elizabeth Sugden
    • August 2015
    • Dorset
    Beautifully decorated and furnished cottage

    Staying in Shedbush Farmhouse with my family is a magical experience. The peace and tranquility of the place as well as the wonderful walks, spotting butterflies, birds and wild flowers. Also the near by beaches for fossil hunting/body boarding/swimming and building sandcastles. Shedbush Farmhouse has been beautifully decorated and furnished. The one drawback is the shower which doesn't drain well - I seem to remember that has been a problem on all 7 visits!

  • Mann
    • May 2015
    • Wiltshire
    Haven of peace

    Cottage beautifully presented and welcoming. We struggled a bit with the key box but I think that might just have been us. Idyllic spot in tranquil surroundings, a haven of peace.

  • P Brabyn
    • May 2015
    • Kent
    Made special by:

    The location. Wonderful comfortable cottage in a perfect peaceful location with great walks from the doorstep.

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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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