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West Lulworth, Dorset (Ref. 1037282)

Dream Cottages rating

  • 20 Guests

  • 10 Bedrooms

  • 10 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Nicholas

    “Had the most fantastic stay at Rafters.”

    Amazing house, awesome location and made some brilliant memories. Thanks to Emma, Rachel and team.

    Amazing house, awesome location and made some brilliant memories. Thanks to Emma, Rachel and team.

    - Nicholas, November 2021


  • Ground floor; Bedroom with super king bed with en-suite with walk in shower, basin and WC, Living Area, Dining Room, Kitchen, Bar, Boot Room, Cloakroom
  • First floor; 6 x bedrooms with super king bed with en-suite with walk in shower, basin and WC and one of the bathrooms also has a roll top bath
  • Second floor; 3 x bedrooms with super king bed with en-suite with walk in shower, basin and WC and one of the bathrooms also has a roll top bath, Library, Sitting Room, Cinema Room
  • Lower ground floor; pool complex with indoor heated swimming pool
  • Annex; Games Room, Utility Room
  • Central heating with log fireplace
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridges, freezer, ice machine, wine cooler, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Apple TV, DVD player, SONOS sound system, WiFi
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample private parking
  • Large terrace with seating
  • BBQ
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Pub within 0.3 miles, shop within 0.7 miles

The property

Rafters is an exceptional thatched cottage with incredible sea views situated in the picturesque village of West Lulworth.

This beautiful property can accommodate up to twenty guests in ten super-king-size bedrooms, all benefiting from wetroom showers, with some enjoying the added luxury of a roll top bath.

Rafters is finished to an extremely high standard throughout with many wonderful and unique aspects.

Underfloor heating runs throughout the property which can be individually controlled in each room, while there’s also a SONOS music system in all the main reception rooms, a great feature for hosting a celebratory occasion.

The large open-plan living with has three inviting seating areas offering plenty of room to spend time with loved ones and for entertaining your guests.

In the warmer months, throw open the doors to the upper terrace and revel in the magnificent view of the cove, or sit outside and choose from the ample seating and loungers, with a barbecue for an idyllic summer day and some alfresco dining.

In the winter evenings, snuggle down in front of the log fireplace for a family night watching movies or planning your days ahead, or move through the property into the stunning kitchen with a grand central island to enjoy whipping up some treats for all making use of the well-equipped selection of appliances.

Seating up to twenty guests, the dining room has been cleverly designed with sliding doors to separate it from the kitchen if you wish, creating the perfect atmosphere for a family occasion.

Get creative at the bar and make a cocktail or two using the ice machine as well, or open up a bottle of wine straight from the wine cooler and sink area.

A super-king-size bedroom rests on the ground floor, ideal for guests who could do without any stairs.

The boot room is a great spot for storing your muddy shoes and wellies with a cloakroom with a basin and WC completing this floor.

On the first floor, a further six bedrooms with super-king-size bedrooms can be found, beautifully decorated, along with stairs to the second floor.

The second floor has been cleverly built into the brilliant thatched roof of the house and, although there are no windows, there are high ceilings and expertly positioned skylights which can open up, along with a large central glass atrium above the staircase creating a sense of grandeur.

Here you will find the remaining three bedrooms, also with super-king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms, as well as this floor being home to a library with a wonderful selection of books to discover as well as a cinema room with stylish sofas, a large TV and a DVD player with surround sound.

The sitting room is the perfect spot to escape to and enjoy some quiet time to relax and unwind, and the small kitchenette means you don’t have to go far for a nice cup of tea.

Discover the amazing pool complex on the lower ground floor of the house where a large indoor heated swimming pool with children’s splash area can provide hours of fun right on your doorstep, with showers here, a WC and plenty of seating.

Bi-fold doors open up onto the terrace for you to enjoy those summer days with outstanding countryside views, while rainy afternoons can be spent within the annex, offering a games room for the children to escape to with a large TV and DVD player, table tennis, board games, a card table and a darts board.

Access Rafters through private gates with parking for up to six cars, perfect for when several families are coming together.

Reach the delightful Lulworth Cove and the quaint village centre within one-mile of walking, with further expeditions spread out before you on the South West Coast which is right on your doorstep.

You will find a number of pubs and restaurants and a range of water sports to get involved in, with Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast and one of the Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks, just a short drive away; the pebble and shingle beach here is accessed by foot and offers the most fantastic, far reaching sea views.

The lively resort of Weymouth is fifteen-miles away and offers a traditional seaside day out, with its long stretch of golden sand and shallow waters, there is an abundance of family friendly attractions to keep the younger ones entertained, as well as an array of shops, cafés and bars to choose from along the attractive Georgian esplanade and historic old harbour.

Rafters is a remarkable property bursting with fabulous features, perfect for a Dorset break with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £2000.

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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.

Please note that there is feather bedding at this property

No fireworks are permitted at this property due to the thatched roof

Mon – Thurs no external noise past 10pm

Fri – Sun no external noise past 11pm

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £2000

Note: This property does not accept people under the age of 30yrs old