Fossil Cottage

Located in Bridport, Dorset

Fossil Cottage is a charming cottage in Chideock, Dorset and can sleep five people in two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Fossil Cottage is a beautiful cottage resting in Chideock, Dorset. Hosting two bedrooms, including a king-size and a triple room with a bunk bed and single, along with a bathroom and a ground floor shower room, this property can sleep up to five guests. There is also a kitchen, a garden room and a sitting room with a gas fire. Outside there is off-road parking for two cars on the drive, with a garage for bike, kayak and beach gear storage, along with a rear enclosed garden with seating. Fossil Cottage is a superb escape in Dorset.

Property Details

A charming and peaceful dwelling in the quiet village of Chideock, Fossil Cottage is a lovely two-bedroom cottage providing a base for your next Dorset adventures. Lying less than a mile from the sea and within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with all the wonders of the Jurassic Coast too, Fossil Cottage makes a fabulous choice for a family of five.

Head down the private lane past the neighbouring traditional thatched roof cottages before parking on the driveway of Fossil Cottage, stepping into the hall from the front door and being welcomed into the beautifully fitted kitchen on the first left, with stylish units and integrated appliances at your fingertips, you'll love cooking up a storm in here. Continue into the sitting room where you can wind down at the end of the day, with plush seating and a TV to enjoy. Carry your wine glasses and conversation into the delightful garden room with French doors looking out to the enclosed garden. Mornings can be enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee at the outdoor furniture in summer, with good weather meaning you can make use of the ample space in the garage for storing your kayaks, bikes and other beach gear, with a handy fridge/freezer in here too! Completing the ground floor is the lovely shower room while taking the stairs to the first floor brings you to the family bathroom which boasts both a bath and an overhead shower. Discover two bedrooms up here, with the master bedroom home to a king-size and a triple room featuring a set of bunk beds and a single bed, perfect for little ones!

The charming village of Chideock makes a perfect base for your Dorset adventures, with the house being less than a mile from Seatown Beach, a beautiful shingle shelving beach that is popular for fossil hunting and fishing, and makes a delightful spot on a sunny day with some fabulous views of the coastline, as well as being home to an award-winning Anchor Inn pub serving locally caught seafood to delight in! Back in Chideock, there are two pubs to visit as well as a local store in the village Post Office for any essentials, while Bridport holds all you need by way of supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways, as well as boasting some attractions of its own including Bridport Museum, Bridport Vintage Market and Palmers Brewery with tours and tastings.

Follow the South West Coast Path to cover more of the Jurassic Coast, or head out on a bike ride to the town of Lyme Regis where plenty of fun awaits; marvel at the amazing collection of over 9000 fossils at Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, learn about the local history of the town in Lyme Regis Museum, and explore the beautiful Langmoor and Lister Gardens overlooking the beach and town, before enjoying the pretty shores on a summer day!

With the Dorset AONB providing endless breath-taking countryside to roam to, Fossil Cottage makes a wondrous retreat for five to Dorset.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher, children's toys, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking on the drive for two cars
  • Garage with fridge/freezer, garden furniture, secure storage for kayaks, bikes and beach gear
  • Enclosed rear garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 150 metres


Close to coast
Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Washing machine



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Area Details


Bridport is a small, busy market town on Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The town has quite a few independent shops, a supermarket, cafes and restaurants. There are also local markets here each week. Bridport has an arts centre, cinema, and museum. The museum includes an exhibition of the town's long history of rope-making amongst other exhibits. The town hosts the local food festival for a week at the end of June and ends with the Round Table Beer Festival. The town holds its annual carnival on the third Saturday in August. Visit Palmers Thatched Brewery to sample local beers and ale. Explore Mangerton Mill which is still a working water mill, visit the tea rooms attached and finish off with a country walk by the river.

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