Lilliput

Shipton Gorge, Dorset (Ref. 994340)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Easey

    “The photos of cottage were very misleading especially about the steep steps and slope at the top by the garage.”

    If we had known they were that steep we would not have booked that cottage. There was a lot of dead insects around the upstairs area aswell as live ones too. Spiders and cobwebs in bathroom especially a problem for me. The bedroom with the 2 sloping ceilings and the connecting piece of wood over the chest of drawers are a bit of a hazard which I felt should have a warning notice as there was a lot of them about but not relating to this problem. Unfortunately I had banged my head several times ...

    If we had known they were that steep we would not have booked that cottage. There was a lot of dead insects around the upstairs area aswell as live ones too. Spiders and cobwebs in bathroom especially a problem for me. The bedroom with the 2 sloping ceilings and the connecting piece of wood over the chest of drawers are a bit of a hazard which I felt should have a warning notice as there was a lot of them about but not relating to this problem. Unfortunately I had banged my head several times on the wood and grazed my scalp whilst there on 4th to 11th Sept 2021. The area is lovely and the Pub very friendly when it was open. Unfortunately it had to close for 3 days while we were there for covid issue. I dont think we will be coming back to the area in future though as we are getting too old for the hilly terrain even in our 70,'s

    - Mrs Easey, September 2021

    We are sorry you found our beautiful area of Dorset not to your liking. We have strived to make it clear in both description and photographs that the property has steps to access. Insects with open windows are always a problem in the countryside. We can assure you all were removed before your visit and the house was spotless. Liliput is a "quirky" property and the timbers are a feature of such. We're sorry you didn't enjoy the area as it is delightful. We have all been struggling to provide the friendly welcome this area normally offers and if the pub was shut it was for your own safety. Kind regards, The Owner Property Owner

The property

Lilliput is a quirky detached cottage in a hollow tucked quietly away in the small and beautiful Dorset village of Shipton Gorge. Just three miles from the stunning Jurassic coastline and surrounded by breathtaking countryside, this cottage is an amazing base to explore Dorset on foot, by bike, by car (or by bus from Bridport or Burton Bradstock). For those seeking an ideal country walking base, or explorers of our iconic historic coastline to those who seek the peace and tranquility of countryside and a slower pace of life - Shipton Gorge is a hidden gem.

Even better there's a village pub within two minutes walk of this property. Sleeping up to six people with three well furnished bedrooms, one of which is downstairs and the upstairs ones having quirky sloping ceilings, Lilliput offers a comfortable hideaway from busy town and city life.

With a sunny garden and terrace stocked with beautiful plants, you will be sure to sit back and unwind while listening to the birds. Once you have relaxed and want to explore further afield you can find the picturesque village of Burton Bradstock with the Hive beach a short distance away and just a little further on West Bay with a fascinating old harbour and the extraordinary Chesil beach and Bridport the exciting nearby historic market town. The property welcomes two well behaved dogs but respectfully the owners ask they are not left alone or allowed on the furniture. The nearby eating places such as The New Inn, The Anchor, The Hive Beach cafe are all dog friendly.

There are many more and all offer local food. Those looking for more adventure can try the stunning scenic coast road to Abbotsbury, Portland and Weymouth to the east or going west you can visit Lyme Bay (with its fossil interest), Golden Cap and Charmouth. Those who have National Trust membership may find this an advantage. All this makes Lilliput the perfect getaway at any time of the year for family or a group of friends.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin , 2 x double upstairs
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, WiFi
  • TV in three rooms
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage for one car with off road parking for a further vehicle in front accessed along a short unmade, unlit private track Garden with patio and furniture
  • Enclosed area for dogs although this may not be secure for all dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 min, farm shop, Post Office and garage 5 mins
  • Beach 3 miles.

About the location

SHIPTON GORGE

The village of Shipton Gorge has its first reference in the Domesday Book of 1086. There is no "gorge" but it is an interesting and pretty village with high banked lanes, lovely houses and a community spirit. There are a number of thatched properties as well as listed buildings, one site of special scientific interest, two small woods and a network of public footpaths and bridleways to be explored. It has an early 15th century church tower, a 13th century font and the exterior is floodlit for much of the year making it an important feature of the village both day and night.

Note: not suitable for children under five or those with limited mobility due to the stepped/sloped access to the property via 24 steps from the parking area. There are 2 ponds in the garden.
Note: max 6 people.
Note: dogs are not to be left unattended in the property at any time.
Note: bath is shorter than standard on the first-floor bathroom.
Note: garage 2.4m x 4.8m, plus parking for an additional car in front of garage, accessed a short way along an unmade, unlit road.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas