based on 78 reviews
Harriet (Bridport)

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!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 5/2019

Laura & Henry Kozak (USA)
A wonderful, restful and beautiful trip

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

John & Barbara Murray (Mayfield UK)
Two excellent restaurants within walking distance.

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

Young couple  |  stayed in 11/2018

Ian Burrows (London)
The house at the end of the World.

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.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 10/2018

Vincent Gillespie (Thame)

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.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 5/2018

Claire Close (UK)
5 Stars

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

Jam Beale (UK)
Escape the World

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!

Group  |  stayed in 1/2018

Julie & Steve Lonnen (UK)
Everything you need

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.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 12/2017

Dean Lumm (UK)
Easy car access to some lovely beaches

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

Scott Thrower
The accommodation is fabulous

Jayne and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Short House and, indeed, so did our friends. We had booked a stay on the Kent coast but, due to bad diary management (by The Wife), we had to forego that opportunity and change to the delights of the Dorset coast instead. And thank goodness we did ! We all felt in need of a quiet, relaxing break and we were rewarded in spade-loads ! The accommodation is fabulous - none of us could come up with one complaint ! - and the space, scenery and location were superb. Quiet and peaceful though the house is, there was plenty to keep us all busy and engaged.... so much so, we didn't bother with the telly at all during our stay. (One of our number didn't even see the 32inch telly until five minutes before he left on the Sunday !!). We (four humans and three dogs) had a fantastic weekend and we would not hesitate to recommend the Short House to anyone. Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? Yes.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2017

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