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Ivy Cottage

West Lulworth, Dorset (Ref. 994302)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Ann

    “Ivy cottage was just as we expected and we had a wonderful holiday.”

    It is well placed 10/15 mins walk from the pretty cove with its lovely restaurants( booking ahead advisable) and delicious Ice cream kiosks. ...

    It is well placed 10/15 mins walk from the pretty cove with its lovely restaurants( booking ahead advisable) and delicious Ice cream kiosks. We had anticipated that parking might be an issue and having a fairly large car this almost stopped us booking however it was not an issue at all despite our neighbour having a transit van!! Would definitely stay again the only downside was the slightly uncomfortable beds, previous guests had mentioned a mattress topper which would be a good idea. Great for our 2 dogs they loved it too.

    - Ann, May 2022

The property

Ivy Cottage is a lovely thatched Grade II listed cottage dating from 1600s which sits on the village road leading to Lulworth Cove in Dorset.

It is semi-detached to its sister cottage Little Ivy. Situated in the heart of West Lulworth, one of the most popular villages along the coast in Dorset, Ivy Cottage retains many features such as original beams and the inglenook fireplace in the living area - now with a cosy log burner.

The property is lovely, clean, feels spacious and is in a great location.

The garden is secured with a great area to sit and relax after a days’ walking.

The house is kitted out very well, a real 'home from home'.

The property welcomes two well-behaved dogs. Just a few minutes stroll from the property is Lulworth Cove, famous for its geologically unique and beautiful cove.

Walking down to the cove you will find tempting seasonal shops and kiosks including those specialising in ice cream, fudge and sea food.

Just a short walk away is the South West Coast Path, where you have a choice of directions offering fantastic views and scenery.

Make sure to check opening times to nearby Range walks for access to Fossil Forest and ghost village Tyneham and further along the coast path.

Alternatively, you can take a drive around and visit beautiful Chapman’s Pool, Kimmeridge bay where you can look for some fossils and admire different landscape with Jurassic coast rocks. Just a second away from the cottage, The Castle Inn is a pet friendly pub and has a cosy garden.

A visit to famous Durdle Door, an iconic rock formation rising from the sea and resembling a doorway, is a must.

It also has a popular beach offering snorkelling and cliff walks.

A kayak tour can be arranged locally from Lulworth Cove and it's an experience to treasure as you are shown secret little pools, fossils and beaches accessed via sea only.

Weymouth in the West and Swanage in the East are both traditional seaside towns around half an hour's drive away and perfect for a day trip.

After a fun filled day why not eat alfresco in the enclosed garden whilst enjoying the last of the day's sun. Don’t forget your camera at home – you will want to make some memories from this holiday with your family or friends whilst exploring gorgeous Jurassic coast.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Dining room with inglenook fireplace
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and inglenook, electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one small/medium car
  • Garden with furniture
  • Welcomes two well-behaved dogs for £21 per pet, per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 5 min, seasonal shop 10 min
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Lulworth Castle 3 miles.

About the location


Wareham 9.1 miles; Weymouth 14.7 miles

West Lulworth boasts some of the most dramatic geological features on the Jurassic coastline and arguably the most photographed locations in the UK. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door sit at the heart of this area and really are a must see. Lulworth Cove has many little café’s and beachside shacks serving local seafood, ice cream and other delights, as well as several restaurants and pubs from which to choose. There is an Lulworth estate information centre which offers an insight into how the cove and Durdle door were formed and Jurassic history of the region. If you tire of Cove and cliff top walks then Lulworth Castle is a short drive away and offers another glimpse at some more recent history, along with Tyneham Village, and Corfe Castle. This is a really special area and the village retains a lot of it’s thatched cottages and has a real air of a rural retreat.

Note: max 6 people.
Note: first basket of logs provided between October – April.
Note: off road allocated parking for ONE small/medium vehicle only (size restriction of 5m length x 2.25m width with an entrance drive width of 2.8m). Nearest public pay and display car park is Lulworth Cove BH20 5RS (approximately 15 min walk)
Note: please be aware gardeners will be attending the property intermittently throughout the year for essential garden maintenance and will require access to the outbuildings.
Note: There is a shared washing machine in an outhouse some 7 meters from the cottage in the shared garden with Little Ivy.
Note: shared garden with Little Ivy, maintained fortnightly by a gardener.
Note: Stairs in this property are 'cottage stairs'

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas