The Hut

Bridport, Dorset
Self-catering


Enfolded in gentle Dorset hills and surrounded by trees, a perfect wooden hut for 2 near beaches, River Cottage HQ and many beautiful walks

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Through dappled woodland, down a drive swathed with wild flowers in spring to the most romantic, tucked away wooden retreat with stunning views over meadows dotted with Herdwick sheep. You’re quite alone and not overlooked so you’ll feel free as birds.

Inside is warm, unfussy and welcoming with plenty of squishy seats, a sweet kitchen area with a warming Aga (lit in cooler months) and all the stuff even a demanding cook could need. Books, maps and a wood-burner with plenty of logs make rainy days happy too, so hunker down and plan your next outing.

Bring bikes and join The Marshwood Vale which passes the top of the drive, explore Charmouth Forest with walking tracks in multiple directions, visit micro-breweries, gin distillers and vineyards, drive to Lyme Regis (12 minutes) for Hix oyster and fish. Beaches (10 minutes) are grand for fossil hunters, Burton Bradstock has the marvellous Hive Beach Cafe. Return to a sundowner on your veranda and watch the stars, and bats, come out.

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We think you'll love

  • Feeling quite alone in the woods
  • Cosying up by the wood-burner when the weather isn't nice
  • Discovering this remote part of rural Dorset – and bringing your dog
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You should know

  • No children. Babes in arms only
  • You have to drive to shops and so on
  • The track to The Hut has a gentle slope over 100 yards

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Monday July 15th (10am) to Friday July 19th (10am) 2019. £495 Our very last slot until October ! (Remember you can bring your dog too, or even two.)

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Mobile reception available on Vodafone; all other networks available at top of drive.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dogs

Rugs, bowls, dog towel, welcome treats - and an Aga and wood-burner to snooze by.

Dogs £20 per dog for short breaks; £35 per dog for whole weeks. Max. 2.

Secure fenced garden. Safe walks from the door along quiet country lanes; Forestry Commission woods and bridle tracks. List of dog-friendly walks, beaches and places to eat.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £114
Weekly price
from £795
Surcharges
Short breaks from £445. Christmas & New Year £1200 per week.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1141 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

The Hut is a hidden gem with a wall of windows that look onto a rising tsunami of lush, rolling countryside. No people around. No street lights. No cars. Just birds (and later bats!) flying around. Bliss. Inside, there are rustic features that make this a proper, very special stay in the country, a world apart from standard accommodations in the region. The terrific little kitchen, the fantastic wood burner, and the perfect sofas were glorious. Proximity to beaches, good restaurants, and the coastal path were amazing also. We could have stayed a lot longer and we will be back.

Sareh, Toronto

What a wonderful place to get away from it all. The location is nearly of the beaten track, and what a fantastic view from “The Hut”. Just a short drive from Bridport and Axminster. Fantastic walks and the accommodation is just right for a cosy night in. Everything you need for a relaxed stay away, with mod cons. Mark and Sue really have nailed it with this accommodation, relaxing and well appointed. We would really like to return soon.

Mark, Reading berkshire

We chose The Dorset Hut for our first anniversary over Easter (2019) and it was just wonderful. We were blessed with fantastic weather but the Hut itself could not have been more perfect. It was so lovely and cosy with amazing views over the countryside. Completely peaceful and relaxing. Mark and Sue were the perfect hosts, helpful and responsive to email queries. We are already planning our next trip there!

Gemma, Hertford

The Hut exceeded our expectations, providing a blissful sense of being in the landscape. The beautiful location manages to combine a feeling of seclusion and wildness with accessibility to amenities in Bridport, Axminster, & Lyme, as well as the spectacular Dorset coastline. Despite the local attractions, we ended up wanting to spend time at the Hut, exploring the walks on its doorsteps, and just enjoying its calmness. The peace at night was also remarkable - punctuated only by the occasional owl or fox.

Matthew, Chichester

The hut is a unique place, full of charm and character. It's in the middle of nowhere so you will not be disturbed, just the sheep and horses in the nearby field. Views to die for, log burner, AGA and a stack of DVDs to keep you entertained in the evening. Lyme Regis and the coast is just 5 miles away. The ultimate getaway for a couple looking to take themselves out of the world for a while!

Marcin, Chertsey

We absolutely love our visits to the hut. It is the perfect escape to break up the winter. Great walks to explore and pub lunches in the area before coming back to cosy seclusion with the coal fired Aga and log burning fire. The oak frame and timber construction give the hut real character and there is plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

James, Guernsey

We had a lovely time at The Hut. Spacious yet very warm, cosy and comfortable. Good walks from the door. Lovely views. Our dog enjoyed it too.

Lucy, Bath

This was our 3rd visit to The Hut - a place we just absolutely love and so does our dog! From the minute we arrive we feel we are at home....and never ever get bored of the view...whatever the weather it continuously changes and so much wildlife to appreciate. My husband had a close encounter with a tawny owl one evening ....such a special moment. The location for visiting other places in Dorset is perfect too. We can't wait to return again....

Samantha, Bredgar

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hut, which combines a barn-like sense of space with great coziness, warmth and comfort. With all that wood, and the weather playing up outside, it sometimes resembled an old sailing vessel, watertight and seaworthy. Nice touches include the wheelbarrow for luggage and an ample supply of logs (other owners please note). The tucked-away position ensures privacy and quiet, but the attractions of West Dorset are close at hand (Satnav helps). And the solid-fuel Aga is a feat of engineering!

Bruce, Hereford

A really lovely, remote space for lovers, writers, wildlife seekers and walkers. It's cosy and homely inside with plenty of books for rainy days and much upcycled quirky stuff

Nicola, Bristol

Our stay at the Hut surpassed expectation. The Hut itself is extremely comfortable and really well designed and built and it is positioned in a way that takes advantage of an simply incredible view. It was like going into a very comfortable and thoughtful home, and pretty much set up to enjoy an easy and comfortable stay in an idyllic spot. It is located in a very quiet and beautiful part of countryside, whilst being near many of the great places Dorset has to offer along the coastline. Will defiantly be returning again here and recommend very highly.

Stuart, London

Ideal location nicely tucked away in the beautiful Dorset countryside yet convenient for the Jurassic coast, Lyme and Bridport. The Hut was superbly positioned overlooking a lovely wooded valley across to an Iron Age hill fort. Cosy, very comfortable and an idyllic place to unwind - this would be an ideal location at any time of the year Very much looking forward to returning

Sandra & john, York

This cottage is in a beautiful rural location, if peace and solitude is your thing then The Hut is the place to stay. We had a fantastic week here and were blessed with sunshine from dawn till dusk. It has a well equipped kitchen, excellent rain shower, comfy bed, good wifi connection, and the views over the surrounding countryside are amazing. The Dorset coast is only a short drive away, with plenty to see and do. This is a unique property that creates a feeling of restfulness and warmth. Thank you Mark & Sue for an unforgettable holiday.

David, West yorkshire

My wife and I (and our 2 Dobermans) have stayed at the Dorset Hut many times and it is always such a wonderful experience. Mark is a great host and has created a unique environment which we will keep coming back too. We love the Aga and the wood burner and the feeling of being miles from anywhere. And finally its the amazing view that completes the experience. We are already planning our next stay

Patrick, Chester

Amazing Hideaway which we can't recommend enough. The Hut is beautifully decorated and has literally everything you could want - The Aga provided gentle warmth and fantastic toast throughout our stay. - on the couple of cool nights we had the wood burner provided masses of heat. The Hut provided a fantastic base for our visit and truth be told we could have spent the whole break without going out and we would have been quite happy - There were Deer and Birds to view a plenty, at dusk the Bats came to flit past the windows - and oh! what a glorious view of the night sky. - What a great place!!

Gary, Brierley hill

What a truly special place. Set in secluded surroundings, it really a great place to unwind and refresh. The views are amazing, the walks fantastic and the accommodation rustic and full of charm. Close enough to society to have things to do but far enough away for an extra special relaxing romantic hideaway. An absolute gem of a place that we shall return to for sure. And an extra special gesture of yummy cake warming on the Aga for when we got there.

Sasha, Birmingham

Stayed here in early March and the perfect place for a couple with dogs! It's incredibly peaceful, fabulous walks, great local pubs - we had a wonderful time. Thank you

Emma

We had an amazing stay and were made to feel very welcome by Mark and Sue. They went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, in particular providing us with a travel cot and baby bath for our 5 month old baby

Shelley

Huge thanks to Mark and Susan for such a warm welcome to their amazing property. They have put so much thought into everything, we had a lovely weekend in an truly beautiful location. Just one word of warning - you won't want to leave! Perfect! Darren & Lindsey

Darren

A beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings. Mark & Susan have created a lovely bolthole suitable for any season and have thought of everything even down to treats for our dog on arrival. Home away from home and better you really won't be disappointed, thanks.


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Location

The neighbourhood

You're well ensconced in Charmouth Forest here with walks in many directions – spot buzzards, deer, pheasant and sheep by day and badgers, foxes and bats at night. A mile up the road is Woodhouse Farm Stables for lovely hacks along bridle paths. There are plenty of good pubs nearby: Shaves Cross at Marshwood Vale, the Anchor Inn at Seatown and the Harbour Inn at Lyme Regis. River Cottage Canteen is worth a visit – some of their foraging courses take place in the forest at the top of the drive. You're near to pebble and sandy beaches for grand days out with a picnic.

Local points of interest from Susan & Mark Rogers

  • Excellent horse riding close by with Lee at Woodhouse Farm Riding Stables. All abilities welcome.
  • National Cycle Network at end of drive.
  • Fabulous local restaurants, including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage which also offers cookery courses and Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House.
  • The Marine Theatre and Seafishing at the Cobb, Lyme Regis.
  • Great walks straight from the door into beautiful Dorset countryside.
  • Good for bird watching & fossil hunting along the nearby Jurassic coast.

Introducing

Susan & Mark Rogers

Mark (who used to be a commercial pilot) and Sue (a delightfully friendly ex ward sister who bakes a mean Welsh cake) live a field away and through the trees, but they can't see you and you can't see them. They built the hut in 2012 having completed renovating their own home and it has been let out more or less continually ever since. They love sharing this special part of Dorset with the people who come to stay.