Strongate Cottage in Dorset
If you are you looking to explore the amazing Jurassic coastline and Dorset countrysidethen Strongate Cottage is the perfect place to stay.
Strongate Cottage is a comfortable, cosy thatched cottage sleeping up to 4 located on a small beef farm near Bridport in West Dorset. The accommodation has two bedrooms upstairs with a modern bathroom and downstairs has a traditional layout with lounge and galley kitchen all of which make Strongate Cottage a real home from home. The pretty cottage garden with flower beds is home to a variety of wildlife with birds aplenty and there is even a large grass area for football and games next to the parking area.
You’ll always receive a warm welcome on arrival from Tess who spent her childhood growing up on the farm.
We also have a static cabin available to hire in our secluded farm orchard which sleeps 4-5 guests in one double bed and two small singles. Another can sleep on the comfy day settee which doubles as a bed at night. You’ll often find ducks and geese at the cabin door and you’ll certainly feel at one with nature whilst staying with lovely bridleway walks from the doorstep too.
It’s the perfect alternative for families on more of a budget.
Explore the Jurassic Coastline
The West Dorset location is just perfect for recharging batteries and exploring the wonderful Jurassic coastline which has World Heritage status. Use the quick links below to find suggestions for days out, walks along the South West Coast Path and the amazing places the National Trust have in the area.
What our previous guests are saying ...
We had a great time a Strongate Cottage. It was very peaceful and cosy, with a great little garden to sit and have meals outside. We went with our 3 year old daughter, she loved to see all the animals,… read more25 Apr 2021
A wonderful rural retreat! My family really enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to visit again. The cottage was beautiful and the farm setting was gorgeous. My son loved jumping on the trampoline, collecting eggs with Tess and chatting… read more21 Apr 2021
Wonderful stay in such a peaceful spot. I loved watching the bird visitors in the garden, great walks and loved visit to nearby farmers market06 Dec 2020
Wonderful rural bolt hole to relax and recharge batteries – but also easy to explore nearby Bridport, the coast and lots of v tasty eateries.01 Nov 2020
This cottage is a place home away from home. We stayed there for 4 nights and it was a great base to explore the surrounding area. With being in a working farm, it would be great for children but… read more22 Oct 2020
You will not be disappointed when you stay here. It is simply fantastic and Tessa is a fabulous host.16 Oct 2020
The location was perfect and so quiet.
Totally wonderful. We wanted for nothing.
We received a warm welcome at the very cosy cottage, everything thought of and Tessa even made us apple cake and her Dad picked fresh mushrooms for us! A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable break.11 Oct 2020
Rural idyll and yet so close to West Bay, the coastal path. and many other beautiful places like Lyme Regis. We had a lovely few days in the orchard. The geese were definitely keeping an eye on us! Only 20… read more03 Oct 2020
Tessa is the perfect host: always there when needed. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week, aided and abetted by the geese, hens and sheep; the cabin was spotless; the surroundings idyllic. A truly memorable week19 Sep 2020
We enjoyed a week’s stay during September. The cottage is lovely. Very tranquil and Tessa was an excellent host. A great place to enjoy the stunning scenery that is on the doorstep12 Sep 2020
If you’re willing to stay close to the beach but still deep inside the countryside, surrounded by birds, sheep, geese and other farm animals for a very reasonable cost then this is a perfect match! Tess is a great host… read more12 Sep 2020
Tessa is such a warm and helpful host! Checkin was very smooth, she was quick to respond to messages and was so welcoming to our family.09 Sep 2020
The cabin was perfect for us – two adults, a 4 year old… read more
Lovely rural cottage surrounded by fields, with lots of animals and paths to explore. Great space for kids with trampoline and swing plus helping with the chickens. Bit chilly in the evenings but good electric fire provided.05 Sep 2020
Host is very friendly… read more
Lovely and secluded, great location and added bonus that Jacob was allowed to see a working farm in action03 Sep 2020
Amazing host, fabulous location, great caravan with everything you need and a powerful shower.01 Aug 2020
Sitting room has ample seating for 5 and whilst there was a pullout sofa bed, I slept on the sofa which was very comfy.
Orchard setting lovely… read more
We had a lovely time. The bed was comfy, kitchen was well-equipped, shower was decent, and location was great. Tessa and her dad were both really welcoming. Tessa also gave us some good tips on where to visit. We enjoyed… read more27 Jul 2020
Thank you very much for your welcome and for a wonderful stay last week! We will definitely return in the future, and both baby and dog are already missing the cows!18 Jul 2020
Fabulous cottage with a delightful and peaceful garden. The only sounds are the geese cows and sometimes the cockerel. Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay in Dorset countryside. The cottage was clean and very comfortable. Had a lovely… read more10 Jul 2020
It is a charming, oldie-worldy cottage with the loveliest of gardens. You can walk around the farm, feed the chickens, look at the geese and cows and enjoy the amazing views of the rolling hills. Tessa is a fantastic host,… read more07 Jul 2020
Lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere, only noises are chickens, geese, farm animals and the abundance of birds in the garden. We slept like logs. Milk in the fridge for our arrival and welly boots to borrow were extra… read more31 Oct 2019