We needed a relaxed break away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind... and that is exactly what we experienced. Very pleased we discovered this beautiful place but are tempted to keep it to ourselves as it proved to be ideal for us.
Andrew was extremely welcoming and gave us lots of ideas of local things to do. The cottage is clean (Lorraine does a fabulous job) and cosy, but large enough to cater for our grown up family and two dogs with everything we could possibly need. The fact that it is so close to the beach is a real bonus! Exceptional walks surround you, so you can drink in the clean sea air or visit the Manor House (nearest pub) if you fancy a drink in front of a roaring fire. We walked along the coast to Abbotsbury, which the dogs enjoyed immensely! We all enjoyed the Old School House tea rooms at the end of our longish walk (which are obviously used to catering for muddy dogs and boots).
We look forward to exploring the area again in the near future but hope to stay a little longer next time.
Guests with pets
| stayed in 11/2019
This place is an absolute gem, peaceful, secluded, views all round, to the sea and along the coast. My parents, one of whom has limited mobility, stayed here and they can’t wait to come back. Although there are no grab rails etc, having a bedroom and bathroom and living space on one level with enough space to manoeuvre in a wheel chair meant they could be comfortable here. They were greeted with a warm welcome from Andrew who took time to explain where things were and how they worked. The house is very clean, tastefully done, very well appointed, with plenty of crockery/cutlery, all the basics (which isn’t always the case) and much more than just the basics making it a more homely, comfortable stay. A fab spot to retreat from the world on the terrace or as a base to walk and explore the local area. Highly recommend and will definitely book again. Thank you!
| stayed in 5/2019
Short House is an absolute gem. The pictures do not do it justice. The house has fab amenities and is very spacious. We stayed with our 4mo son and had some amazing walks right from the house. Particularly to Abbotsbury along the sea and back via the ridgeway really stands out with a stop for lunch at the tropical gardens which was another stand out stop - the gardens are definitely worth a visit. A wonderful, restful and beautiful trip.
Family with young children
| stayed in 12/2018
Short House is a wonderful find. The position is perfect with views of the sea towards Lyme Regis. The house is very well equipped, warm and comfortable and only a five minute walk to Chesil Beach. There are two excellent restaurants within walking distance. Andrew and Julie made us very welcome. We are already discussing when we might be able to make another visit. John and Barbara
| stayed in 11/2018
The house at the end of the World.
A simply stunning location to 'step off the world' for 72 hours.
Beautifully appointed & fully equipped, cosy, private bolthole to escape the world; while enjoying excellent connectivity should you need it.
Brilliant kitchen & living area, two fantastic bedrooms, two great bathrooms and that's before you get to the greatest 'back garden' in the world...400 yards downhill to the glorious miles of Chesil Beach.
Add to that Lyme Regis, Abbotsbury, Bridport, West Bay & Charmouth, all within a 30 minute drive; there is no better antidote to the pressures of a daily commute.
In fact such are the restorative powers of the Short House that I may champion it receiving recognised status as a medically endorsed stress relief.
Andrew, Julie - thanks for being such wonderful hosts; we will be back 'at the end of the world' as soon as humanly possible.
| stayed in 10/2018
Another wonderful week in Short House. We both arrived needing rest and recuperation and found them in ample supply. The weather was perfect once more, the views as blissful as ever, the house a delight, and the welcome from Andrew and Julie warm. This is my heart’s ease place, food for my soul. The view from the terrace is unsurpassable. I visit it in my imagination whenever I need solace. We will be back again next year. Thank you for everything.
| stayed in 5/2018
5 stars! Thank you Andrew and Julie for your hospitality. Such an amazing location and home! The coastal walks, games of tennis and shopping in Bridport made for a relaxing weekend away from work. Hope to be back again soon. Best wishes The Close Family.”
Family with older children
| stayed in 2/2018
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Short House with a couple of friends and our little dog Hero. It was the perfect setting to escape the World and was totally relaxing. The setting is incredible and we enjoyed walks on the beach and I don't think we've been anywhere where we've seen so many stars at night. There is also a great DVD collection! Would thoroughly recommend staying here at any time of year. We'll definitely be back!
| stayed in 1/2018
Short House is a lovely scenic destination. Everything you need for self catering and more is in the property. We went for peace, quiet and a rest and we were not disappointed.
| stayed in 12/2017
Wonderfull property and hosts. Great Property in great location for lazy days and nights with easy car access to some lovely beaches, bays and harbours to make your holiday.
Family with older children
| stayed in 11/2017