Semi-detached 17th century ham stone cottage with unique Mediterranean style veranda, stunning sea views and a hot tub, located on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.
Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 3 nights low season & 7 nights high season
Frog By The Sea is owned and managed by Mr Philip Bell.
You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Mr Philip Bell.
Frog by the Sea cottage is located on the Jurassic Coast in West Dorset with stunning sea views, a hot tub, three ensuite bedrooms and a unique Mediterranean-style veranda. This is a truly beautiful cottage for any type of stay. The cottage is set at the heart of 80 acres of charming Dorset countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and sits on the beautiful Jurassic Coast UNESCO world Heritage site. The owners live in the neighbouring cottage and are available if needed, otherwise they give guests total privacy, the cottage has its own private entrance, garden, veranda and thick stone walls.
The private entrance to the cottage is via steps onto the veranda with its Mediterranean style stone balustrade, oak lintels and terracotta floor tiles. A favourite spot for guests for alfresco dining (there’s a table and chairs for six guests) with spectacular coastal and countryside views, a wonderful spot for enjoying drinks whilst watching the sunset over Golden Cap (Golden Cap is the highest point on the South Coast of England).
The cottage is set over two floors. On the ground floor the veranda leads (up one step) into the well equipped kitchen with integrated Bosch appliances (including a dishwasher and washer/dryer). The reflection of the sea can be seen on the oven door as you cook! A large solid oak table and six chairs allows guests a relaxing dining space whilst taking in the countryside and coastal views through the French kitchen doors. A handy boot room is located just off the kitchen with plenty of hooks for coats and space for walking boots. The separate ground floor sitting room will also make you feel right at home with comfy sofas and armchairs, a log burner (logs supplied), USB charging point, and a Smart TV (the Smart TV also has Freeview channels). Like the kitchen, the sitting room has French doors to enjoy the fabulous views, which also lead directly (down one step) onto the veranda.
The entire property has oak flooring throughout and central heating so guests can control their preferred temperature.
Upstairs are the three well appointed ensuite bedrooms. Every bedroom has Hypnos beds, USB charging point, curtains or blinds with a black out lining (chinks of light may remain), full length mirror, dressing table with mirror, wardrobe, drawers and a hairdryer.
From the first floor landing, the master bedroom is entered (down one step) through original stained glass doors. The three large master bedroom windows frame the fabulous coastal, countryside and garden views perfectly. Relax in the kingsize Hypnos bed with your morning coffee and enjoy the splendid scenery, or spend a lazy afternoon with a book relaxing in one of the master bedroom armchairs and see the bird life and wildlife that is frequently spotted from the cottage. The master en-suite has a bath positioned to enjoy sea views, a walk-in rainfall shower large enough for two, underfloor heating, electric mirror cabinet, heated towel rail, W.C and a hand basin.
Bedroom two has a zip-link Hypnos bed that can either be configured as a king size bed (with Hypnos topper) or two 2.5ft single beds. The en-suite in bedroom two features a walk-in rainfall shower large enough for two, underfloor heating, electric mirror cabinet, heated towel rail, W.C and hand basin.
Bedroom three has a king size Hypnos bed and the en-suite has a walk in rainfall shower large enough for two, underfloor heating, electric mirror cabinet, heated towel rail, W.C and hand basin.
Outside, (to the side of the cottage) you’ll find your own private picket-fenced garden with six person Arctic Spa hot tub, as well as a conservatory with a sofa and armchairs. There’s also a patio with a table and chairs and a lawned area with shade from a large apple tree. The private garden enjoys direct views of Golden Cap, woodland and the dramatic Jurassic landscape. At nighttime a lack of light pollution makes star gazing from the hot tub very memorable.
There’s plenty to see and do in the local area. This is a walker’s, nature lover's and photographer’s paradise with scenic countryside and coastal walks directly from the front door. Footpaths from the cottage lead to the South West Coastal path. A favourite walk from the cottage is across the fields to the beach at Seatown (walkable across the fields in 30-40 minutes – or five minutes by car), especially when combined with lunch at the award winning Anchor pub (set right above the beach).
The nearest village, Chideock, (one mile by car) with its charming thatched cottages flanked by dramatic Jurassic hills has an excellent thatched pub serving good food, and a well-stocked village shop with off licence open daily. The bustling market town of Bridport (two miles) offers many bars, cafes and restaurants, independent shops and supermarkets (including Waitrose). Several supermarkets deliver online groceries to the cottage.
West Bay (two miles away), where Broadchurch was filmed, has iconic golden cliffs, a lovely harbour popular for fishing trips and boat trips, a crabbing spot for families, and lots of cafes and harbour-side eateries. Canoe trips and paddle boarding can be booked at West Bay.
The beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis (eight miles) known as “The Pearl of Dorset” has quality cafes and restaurants, independent shops and world famous Cobb surrounding the Harbour. You can also enjoy fossil hunting, boat trips, fishing trips, paddle boarding and kayak hire, and relax on the gently sloping sandy beach near the harbour where young children can swim and build sandcastles.
Other nearby beaches are Charmouth (five miles) famous for fossil hunting with the Fossil heritage Center. Hive beach (five miles) with the famous Hive Beach Café right above the beach serving superb food and fresh seafood. Beautiful Abbotsbury village has the magnificent Tropical Gardens and a Swannery, and Chesil beach (11 miles) is another local favourite to visit. Brewery and vineyard tours are also bookable locally.
Slightly further afield (30-60 minutes drive) is the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, magnificent medieval Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island (of Baden Powell fame), Monkey World, Dorset Heavy Horse Center, the Tank Museum at Bovington, the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth, Beer coastal village and caves, Seaton Tramway and River cottage (of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall fame) which offers super fine dining and masterclass cookery lessons. West Dorset is a year round destination to visit.
Dogs are a small additional fee per stay of £35 per first dog and £20 for second and third dogs.
Electric car charging is not available at the property. Public car charging points are available in the local village and town (1 and 2 miles away).
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