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 ...
Very cosy & quaint cottage in a very rural area. Ideal setting for peace and quiet! But quite close to Bridport and coastal towns.07 Sep 2021
Great for exploring. Beautiful coastal walks
We had such a lovely stay in the cottage! It is easy to access via main roads though it is very secluded in the farm, and we had beautiful private space for ourselves. Tess is such a welcoming host,… read more01 Sep 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Strongate, and Tessa was a perfect hostess. The mature garden was a particular delight, with beautiful plants and wildlife. Our daughter also loved letting the chickens out each morning. The cottage had everything we… read more17 Jul 2021
We had an incredible stay, it’s a beautiful cottage in a magical location. The cottage garden is secluded and charming and it’s a delight to watch the wide variety of garden birds on the bird feeders. Our 3 year old… read more10 Jul 2021
- Liz A.
Strongate Cottage is a picture perfect thatched cottage, equipped with everything that you might need. The cottage garden is a pretty , peaceful place to relax and watch birds. Tessa is a delightful host – warm and welcoming- who gave… read more02 Jul 2021
We had a lovely stay. The thatched cottage is comfortable and charming and we spent time enjoying the sun in the very pretty garden. Tessa was a perfect host who was friendly and easily contactable. We enjoyed the farm… read more15 Jun 2021
Spent three nights at Strongate Cottage. Really lovely place, full of character, amazing garden which must take a lot of work. Super quiet place but not at all far from Bridport and lots of beachy places. We really liked Bridport…. read more06 Jun 2021
Tess was such a lovely host…. the cottage is lovely and private with a beautiful garden. We travelled with 2 small children and stair gates, high chairs and a travel cot were all available. Plus she has the most comfortable… read more03 Jun 2021
We had a wonderful stay at Strongate Cottage! Highly recommend for a peaceful break in the countryside but with close proximity to the beaches and coast. The cottage and gardens were just beautiful and communication with Tess couldn’t have been… read more31 May 2021
Really enjoyable stay in this quaint, lovely cottage which is really well situated. Everything was just as described and Tessa is an amazing host! Thanks so much for a great stay22 May 2021
Staying at Strongate was lovely. The cottage is clean and very picturesque. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in Dorset. Bridport centre is lovely too.15 May 2021
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