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Fossil And The Cross Cottage

West Bexington, Dorset (Ref. 994206)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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56 Customer Review(s)

  • Maureen

    “The situation oh the cottage grounds were lovely, very tranquil The property is looking a bit tired with badly fitting doors & a fire placed in a position away from sitting area.”

    Also the settee was far too small & uncomfortably

    Also the settee was far too small & uncomfortably

    - Maureen, May 2024


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Electric free-standing heaters and log burner, electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Garden with patio with furniture
  • Welcomes two well-behaved dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 5 min
  • Farm shop 5 min
  • Beach 5 min.

The property

Beautiful and surrounded by a garden, this converted stone-built Fossil and The Cross cottage is a marvellous holiday home in West Bexington for those looking for a getaway to a quiet seaside town.

The setting is wonderful, with gardens surrounding a complex of three holiday cottages – The Fossil and The Cross, Whispering Pines and Mimosa Cottage.

You can enjoy beautiful coastal views as well as fields further to the countryside from the property. The Fossil and The Cross Cottage, with its two bedrooms and sociable living area with kitchen, sitting and dining area, is perfect for a small family or couple's break.

From the lounge, in sunny weather, open the patio doors and enjoy the patio area with table and chairs.

Beyond this lay down on the lawn and relax, have a picnic or play a game.

In chilly weather snuggle up in the lounge, add some wood to the log burner and partake in a warming hot chocolate.

The Fossil and The Cross is charming and full of character.

Relax off the beaten track to the sounds of birds rather than sit in traffic; in fact, the cottage is accessed via a partially unmade road.

Pull on some wellingtons for a walk and with a short hop and skip across two fields you will find yourself directly on a stretch of the world-famous Chesil Beach.

This stretch of beach is frequented by fishermen and you will often see them sitting under their colourful little tents, it's also a haven for walkers and sun worshippers.

A little tea room is within walking distance following the path across the field, ideal for a cup of tea after a hearty walk or just head home to your comfy, compact, cottage sheltered from the elements; kick off your wellies and warm your feet by the log burner.

Hop in the car and few minutes away you will find beautiful West Bay cliffs with beaches stretching to both sides.

Going even further is the tallest cliff in South coast – Golden cap opening views to the isle of Portland to one side and Devon to the other.

Lyme Regis and Charmouth is not too far away if you fancy to go fossil hunting. Come and enjoy time away from your busy life at The Fossil and The Cross and have a relaxing Jurassic coast exploration.

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About the location


Abbotsbury 3 miles; Bridport 6 miles.

Lying next to the sea and Chesil Beach, equidistant between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury, is the small village of West Bexington. This is a stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as an area of Special Scientific Interest - pebbled Chesil Beach, which extends for 14 miles, from Burton Bradstock to the Portland peninsula, is part of the Jurassic Coast and now a World Heritage Site. Fishermen and walkers are well provided for, as a great variety of fish can be caught at any time of year, and the South West Coastal Path runs right alongside the beach. Only confident swimmers should attept to swim here, but Weymouth, offering lovely, gently shelving sands, is only a short drive away. There's lots to see and do within easy reach of the village. No journey to this area would be complete without a visit to picturesque Abbotsbury, 3 miles, with its Swannery, Tithe Barn and Sub Tropical Gardens, with Dorchester, Bridport, and Lyme Regis all within easy reach.

Note: max 4 people.
Note: no wifi.
Note: mobile reception is poor in the area.
Note: guests need to provide their own cot linen.
Note: The Fossil and The Cross, Whispering Pines and Mimosa Cottage are surrounded by lovely gardens. Whilst each cottage has a distinct and separate area for their use, these gardens are not enclosed and are on different levels, so children should be supervised.
Note: property accessed via a partially unmade road. There is a 50 metre slope to access the cottage.
Note: first set of logs provided.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas