The Hut

Bridport, Dorset
Self-catering
+44 (0)1297 678424
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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

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

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

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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: Friday September 23rd (3pm) to Friday September 30th (10am) 2022. £1095

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 £30 per dog for short breaks; £50 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 £142
Weekly price
from £945
Surcharges
Short breaks from £445. Christmas & New Year £995 per week.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1421 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

What a welcome retreat The Hut proved to be. It's set in beautiful countryside with amazing views from the glass fronted lounge, wrap around decking and garden. The noisiest it got was the sound of a horse walking by! We loved the rustic look of the place, with all the lovely timber, yet The Hut is also very well fitted out with everything you need. The bed is incredibly comfortable, as are the sofas, and the bathroom has a huge bath and a very good shower. We went during the heat wave, so we didn't get to use the log burner - I think we'll have to make a winter visit!

Julie, London

A very sacred space to retreat from the busy ness of "life". I have been returning here at numerous times of year for a number of years now. I cannot recommend this haven of peace enough. A truly comfortable stay surrounded by birdsong and the occasional "moo" or "hoot". Beautiful woodland walks and hillside tracks right on your doorstep as well as easy access to the beach and some fine restaurants in the area. Mark is a wonderful host and will leave you in total seclusion unless of course you ever need for anything, though to date I have been more than contented. I will return again!

Sonia, Hove

What a wonderful find. The Hut is so comfortable, with lots of room to chill out if you don't feel like venturing out. The setting is so quiet and tranquil, the perfect place to get away to recharge your batteries. There are lots of walks from the property so there is no need to get into the car during your stay, just stock up on food and drink before you arrive! We really loved our short stay, thank you very much for creating this perfect place to share.

June and Dave, Canterbury

If your are looking for a cosy, secluded stay out in the countryside, the Hut is the place to be. Stunning views, wonderful walks on your doorstep. The only sound that you will hear are the songs of the birds. If the weather isn’t that nice to go out, the hut is comfortable to spend your day, with good wifi, a cosy woodburner and a nice bath. The kitchen is equipped with a big fridge so you can bring your own food for the whole week if you want to. About 6 miles away is the coastal town Lyme Regis which is worth a visit.

Janet, The Netherlands

Off the beaten track in the middle of nowhere. Perfect. A remarkable, rare (re)treat. And Mark truly an amicable owner. Hidden down a track and such a surprise to find somewhere quite so ‘first-impression’ welcoming, instantly calming, captivating. Yes, the dramatic countryside is the main event, but few things gave greater pleasure than wandering back to such a revitalising ‘cuddle of a cabin’, where all expectations are positively met. Birdsong by day; wood burner by night; privacy at all times. A genuinely outstanding rural experience; wholly recommended to anyone seeking fabulous memories!

Richard & Simone, Bradford-on-Avon

Thank you for a fantastic week in your wonderful Hut and its fabulous surroundings, there aren't many huts I could easily spend several months in, there wasn't a thing that had been overlooked. We also had the best of both seasons with a tropical(if you're from Scotland!)first half of the week and a more autumnal but equally beautiful second half exploring our beloved West Dorset again. We will definitely book again next year and our stay at The Hut this year has has convinced us that our future almost certainly lies in West Dorset

Graham, Paisley

Just walking down the path with our bags and German Shepard you can feel the Hut work it’s secluded magic on you. Nestled in the crook of green hills and active wildlife the hut just takes you in and warms you with it’s AGA heart. It’s our 4th time here... The Hut offers as great base to explore the great beaches or gastronomic haunts or just a place to take advantage of poor mobile signal and an opportunity to disconnect. See you in 2020 for the 5th time.

Richard, Birmingham

This is our fourth time at The Hut and we just love it! Ideal for every type of person - those that want to go and explore, those that wish to walk everywhere and breathe in the most amazing views and for those just like us that actually just want to shut the world out for a little while. It’s warm, it’s so quiet and peaceful and above all we can choose not to see a single soul for our entire holiday 😉 However, when we feel a bit more social we can head out in any direction for an adventure. It’s like the Hut gives us a welcome embrace when we light the fire and knows just what we need!

Sasha, Tamworth

We just wanted to thank the owners so much for making the Hut available as a holiday retreat. It really is a little piece of heaven. We had a wonderfully restorative few days. It was perfect. Just what we needed. The Hut was wonderful to return to each day. Such a relaxing and beautiful place to be.

Diane, Bristol

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

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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 in the Marshwood Vale, the Anchor Inn at Seatown and the Harbour Inn at Lyme Regis one of many to enjoy. River Cottage HQ 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.