Cosy up in the living room with the lovely woodburner
Plenty of seating for the whole family
Cook your favourite meal in this well equipped kitchen
Enter the garden straight from the kitchen
Enjoy preparing a delicious meal
Downstairs shower room
Beautiful double bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over bath
Light and airy second double bedroom
Traditional cottage windows
Cosy single bedroom
1 / 11  Cosy up in the living room with the lovely woodburner
2 / 11  Plenty of seating for the whole family
3 / 11  Cook your favourite meal in this well equipped kitchen
4 / 11  Enter the garden straight from the kitchen
5 / 11  Enjoy preparing a delicious meal
6 / 11  Downstairs shower room
7 / 11  Beautiful double bedroom
8 / 11  Family bathroom with shower over bath
9 / 11  Light and airy second double bedroom
10 / 11  Traditional cottage windows
11 / 11  Cosy single bedroom

Apple Mead

Shipton Gorge, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious family abode, sleeping four people, high-quality furnishings and design with plenty of space for socialisation and relaxation
  • A quiet village location with easy access to the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path as well as many other footpaths
  • Warm, homely atmosphere with a cosy wood burner for winter nights and close to nearby amenities
Property code: DC007

An ideal family retreat in the tranquil village of Shipton Gorge, just right for those looking for healthy doses of discovery and luxury in equal measures.

Don your trainers and uncover the surrounding countryside, breathing in heady, fresh air and earning yourself a tasty reward afterwards. Encompassed by fields and only 2 miles from the beach, you can get out and about to explore the locale whatever the weather. Then, for great food served with unmissable views, take your pick from beachside cafes at Burton Bradstock (2 miles) or West Bay (4 miles). If you’re more of a culture vulture and fancy a taste of town vibes, travel 3 miles away to Bridport or 13.5 miles to the picture-postcard Lyme Regis, where there is plenty on offer for all generations.

Wander along the pretty streamside path, past three other properties and towards your dream getaway. Upon arriving at the property, you will cross a small courtyard and step into the hallway. Leave your shoes, coats and worries behind and make your way in. A lovely room blending classic and contemporary styles, the lounge balances traditional features with modern home-comforts. Kitted with two plump sofas and an armchair to sink into once you are ready, you can thumb through the pages of one of the books provided or tune into your favourite series on TV. In the colder months, the wood burner is a welcome addition and throws an amber glow around the room. From the lounge, two steps lead you down into the kitchen. With a small dining table and access to the garden, the kitchen will be a firm favourite with all the family. Equipped with an oven and electric hob, microwave, kettle, washing machine and lots of utensils, everything has been thought of. Mix up some healthy dishes while the kettle boils for another round of tea and let sunshine flood in through the open door in summer. For extra convenience, the property has two bathrooms, meaning you don’t have to wait for ages to get your turn. Downstairs, the first bathroom includes a walk-in shower, whilst upstairs the second bathroom has a bath with a shower overhead and a heated towel rail for added comfort. As well as the bathroom, there are also three bedrooms upstairs. These include two doubles and one single.

The cottage enjoys a south-facing, suntrap garden with a lawn area, lending itself to long, summer afternoons with a glass of something cool. If you’re bringing your car, there is private parking for two cars available.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 downstairs with walk-in shower, WC; 1 upstairs with bath with shower overhead, WC
  • Oven and electric hob, microwave, kettle, washing machine
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no children under the age of 3, this includes babes in arms
  • Night storage and electric panel heaters
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April 
  • TV, iPod dock, Hi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Books provided
  • Garden with seating
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Pub within 500 metres


This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 6th March 2020

Lovely cottage in lovely part of Dorset.

Reviewed by Ellen 24th February 2020

Cosy, warm and very attractive. Everything was lovely from the crockery to the dcor. Plenty of lamps and log fire making for a great atmosphere. Comfy beds and hot water. A perfect place to stay.

Reviewed by Gavin 21st December 2019

We have stayed at Apple Mead a number of times, several times over Christmas and New Year. Its perfect for us and we appreciate how cosy and comfortable it is. It really does feel like a home from home. We enjoyed our stay this year too but we have a few very minor observations. The cottage is usually very clean and tidy but this year we found hairRead more in the shower and bath and neither felt very clean. The log-burner still contained ash that needed to be removed before we could light a fire and... Hide

Reviewed by Tania 8th December 2019

None - everything about the cottage was brilliant. Warm, cosy, comfortable, spacious, secluded but within easy reach of everywhere we wanted to go.

Reviewed by Mark 7th November 2019

If you want a quiet, romantic, peaceful, beautiful cottage that is so dark at night you can see the stars, then this is the place for you! We just LOVED everything about the cottage - there was a lovely welcome card, a tray with local biscuits and milk in the fridge. If I had to sum up our stay I would say "Very Mary Poppins... .practically perfectRead more in every way". We can't wait to go back! Hide

Reviewed by Janet 21st September 2019

A charming cottage.Footpaths well signed,we didnt get lost.Close to local beachs but you do have to drive,unless you enjoy walking.The local pub New Inn does good food.This is our first time to Dorset will go again a picturesque county.

Reviewed by K 15th June 2019

The cottage was very comfortable and well kept. It was bright and cheerful. Although a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings, as stone cottages often are. The cottage is in a very quiet village, although there is a some farm traffic that passes by every morning and evening. Wi-Fi is provided at the property, although there is no mobile coverage iRead moren the village. Hide

Reviewed by Miss K Leadbetter 5th December 2018

Idyllic location and beautifully presented property. The weather was appalling during our stay, so the log fire was put to good use! My one and only gripe is that the mattress on one of the double beds (opp bathroom) was very lumpy. In fact I ended up moving to the single room, only to find that mattress was hard and tired with a slope! NotwithstanRead moreding my grumbles Apple Mead is a truly lovely cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs K Ratcliff 25th October 2018

The cottage is very well appointed and is clean and welcoming.

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