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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, 1 twin and 1 single) and bathroom with electric shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

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

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.

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

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.

The nearest train station is 12 miles away.

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 www.castawaycharters.co.uk or call 07860793450 - remember to mention the National Trust and the name of your holiday cottage when making your enquiry.

Cottage details
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
003029
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

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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Attractions
  • The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis made famous in the film The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Abbotsbury Swannery and sub-tropical gardens
Activities
  • 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

  • Louise Mangat
    • October 2013
    • Surrey
    Fantastic spot

    Fantastic spot, peaceful and beautiful.

  • Ineke Tol
    What a lovely cottage full of caracter

    What a lovely cottage full of caracter but also very comfortable! We (family of mum, dad and two children) had a delightful holiday here. Great views. Totally different than the Netherlands, where we live. Thanks!

  • Laure Gerot
    the cottage is set in a fantastic area.

    We would like to thank The National Trust and more particularly the person in charge of Elm Cottage because it was a really good stay. The cottage was very clean, the linen and towels were provided and the cottage is set in a fantastic area. We hope that we left the place as clean as it was when we arrived. We hope to have a new occasion to come in a NT cottage or to recommend it to some of our friends.

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Prices include:

  • VAT at the current rate
  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Supplements
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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain 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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