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Self Contained Garden Studio With Private Decked Terrace

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio in Bridport (Market Town), Dorset, England, UK - Garden Location A Few Minutes To Walk Bridport Town Centre, River Walks Or Hillside Rambles

Our self contained garden studio is attached to our home, a grade 11 listed rope-makers cottage. A private decked terrace adjoins and there is access to our spacious country garden. Allington is located a few minutes walk to Bridport town centre, close to the many restaurants, cafes and bars. The Wednesday and Saturday markets as well as bakeries, specialist shops and supermarkets. Live music in the local pubs and restaurants takes place year round. The Arts Centre and Electric Palace host a variety of styles of entertainment with international acts. Art and food are features of life in Bridport and St Michaels Vintage market is just around the corner. From our home you can walk the river Brid in the direction of West Bay passing the swimming pool and fitness centre, Palmers Brewery and across the field paths to West Bay, just 1.5 miles. From the fishing port take a fishing or boat trip around the Jurassic coast. The cliffs of the bay lead around the coast to Burton Bradstock.

Julia Williams
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Julia Williams

Julia and Paul came to Bridport in 2010, Paul is an artist and yoga teacher and Julia a natural health therapist and also a yoga and movement teacher. We found this character listed property that was once a ropemakers cottage; the past trade of Bridport supplying rope for the ships at West Bay from flax and hemp grown locally. Our garden is a joy, apple trees and mistletoe overlooking our converted stable/studio where we now teach yoga and my therapy spa room. We live here with our rather aging dog hector, a lab cross who loves his river walks and hikes up the hills. The outbuildings from our home lead onto our summerhouse, now your accommodation, it feels rather like being by the seaside with the gulls overhead and an added touch of the nautical! We enjoy Bridport and hope you will too.

Julia Williams purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Julia Williams chose Bridport

We found this property and it had all we were looking for, outbuildings, a large garden full of English country flowers and beautiful magnolia. It is located just 2 minutes from the town centre and walkable to the sea the country route on a fine day. Hector our dog loves it, he has river swims and views across to the sea from the top of neighbouring Allington Hill. From the town you see the hills in each direction, and the landmark Colmer Hill with distinctive trees on top. Bridport has a real sense of community and the music and art scene is very active.A great place for foodies, many famous chefs in the vicinity as well as excellent chefs in the many restaurants around town, with so much local fresh produce available it is a joy to eat and shop especially at the local farms shops .

What makes this cabin unique

Bridport market town is an ideal location to base oneself with easy access to shops, restaurants and entertainment whilst just a short drive to the coast. While staying at the Garden Studio why not take a break, enjoy a relaxing massage right at your doorstep or enjoy a yoga class to start your day, or to stretch after a long drive. A perfect combination especially if you love to walk the coast or are keen cyclists touring the area, we can offer that little extra. Cotton robes and beach towels can be provided and a welcoming tea and in season some Dorset apple cake will greet you on arrival. All bedding is crisp cotton and natural shower and hand products are provided. You can travel light as we provide all those extras we all love to have on holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

14.7.13 A peaceful haven. We came seeking relaxation and found it. A warm welcome and lovely owners. Debbie and Tom Cambridgeshire

1.8.12. A very special place in a lovely part of the UK. Every detail of the studio is perfect, and yoga is a bonus! Elaine Andrews London

8.6.12 has to be one of the nicest places we've stayed. Wonderful restaurants and even better hosts. Rhiannon & Ian,Kiddeminster
Jun 2011
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Bridport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The bedroom/living space has an electric wall heater with timer, a floor level fan heater is situated in the kitchen area and there is a heated towel rail in the shower room also a sky light window in the kitchen. Triple glazed doors open on to the decked terrace from the living space, spacious glass windows have full length curtains. Ample space for clothes storage, hairdryer provided and washing machine and clothes dryer available on request in wash room. No smoking is allowed within the accommodation. Secure space for bicycles in the garden area. Outside: A small private decked patio is attached to the Garden Studio where you can enjoy meals or an evening sundowner. Access and usage of our country apple garden is available and enjoys the summer sun all day. A gas barbecue is available by arrangement and also a chimnea. The far end of the garden is also is the home of a yoga studio/teaching space and therapy spa room in a converted stable building dating back to around 1800. Here yoga and movement classes and complementary therapies and MLD take place. Guests can book sessions during their stay according to timetable and availability, 1:1 sessions or treatments can be reserved in advance. Contact Julia for more details and availability. We encourage an area of calm, enjoy bird song each morning and evening. There are numerous apple and fruit trees in the garden.Garden tables and chairs are available. Parking is on the road, or in close by St Michaels trading car park.


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Self Contained Garden Studio With Private Decked Terrace
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 27 reviews

Excellent location. Ideal accommodation for 2 + dog.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing 5 days at Paul & Julia's garden studio, we took our dog Barney too who also had a great time. The studio was in an ideal location, close to shops and pubs and a short drive to some lovely beaches, all which had dog friendly sections, Barney had two swims. Had a lovely meal in The Olive Tree restaurant on the high street and would highly recommend. So glad we decided to ditch going abroad this year as we got the beginning of the heat wave. The studio was very well equipped and very comfortable, lovely comfortable bed and had the best night's sleep. We were very grateful for the many complimentary goodies. Julia and Paul were great hosts and very friendly and welcoming. If we could be promised the same weather next year we'd be back in a hurry.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

A really great package, a short stroll from the town centre.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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We had a lovely relaxing couple

  • 5 of 5

The garden studio was lovely and relaxing. Very clean and inviting. Didn’t get to meet Julia but paul was a very lovely man who nothing was to much trouble. Would use again.

Thank you Julia and paul you done a grand job.

Kind regards

Julia and Andrew

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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very clean and just as described

  • 4 of 5

good location to bridport and central location to go off exploring dorset, apartment ideal for one or two people, and it was lovely to have towels, toiletries, and some refreshments provided, if I was going to fault the property the only comment I would make was that I often came back at 10 p.m. and find parking a problem but apart from that it was fine

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Can't fault it 😁

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Julia and Paul for providing the perfect getaway. The accommodation is lovely, just right for two people (and a dog!) Everything was there for comfort and ease. How lucky are they to live there. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay very peaceful. Great location . Really enjoyed days out and being able just to come back and chill out would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Special interest holidays:

A perfect location for walkers with access to the Jurassic coastal path.

We can make your stay into a mini spa break with yoga classes midweek and aromatherapy, reflexology, massages or M.L.D available by appointment. Why not book on-site back massage on arrival after a long journey (subject to availability). Yoga days take place on Saturdays or Sundays at intervals through the year. Teaching and training courses also take place through the year for complementary therapists CPD, and instructor training in Tripudio Movement. Paul can also provide drawing and painting sessions. Art and yoga breaks take place throughout the year, ask for details or arrange your own package.


Bridport is just a few miles from a variety of beaches and coastal paths of the Jurassic coast. West Bay ( Broadchurch!), just 1.5/2 miles, 10 mins by car, bus or walk the river Brit and countryside to the Bay, approx 40 mins. Onwards to Burton Bradstock approx 4 miles and the spectacular Chesil beach. The A35, also takes you to the coastal town of Lyme Regis, 8.5miles by car with the famous Cobb & organised fossil hunts and onwards to Beer. 2 bus routes 31 and X53 from Exeter to Poole.


The bus garage is 2 mins from Allington, buses run the coast from Poole in the East to Exeter in the West visiting Dorchester and Axminster where train stations are located. Enjoying the Dorset coast is easiest by car, but buses will take you to coastal walks and towns. Airports are located in Exeter 1hr and Bristol and Bornmouth 1.5 hrs driving time. Southampton, 2hrs. Ferrys to/from French coast run from Weymouth, 35mins or Portsmouth and Plymouth also Channel islands both approx 1.5hrs.


Dorchester, Market town, museums and stations 25 minutes by car. Maiden Castle 20 mins by car. Lyme Regis 20 mins by car. Axminster and station 25 mins by car. Weymouth, Sea World and home of the sailing Olympics in 2012 approx 40 mins. Exeter 40 miles. Bournmouth 40 miles.

Further Details:

Bridport is the home of the unusual, a 3 day hat festival takes place in September, it is the home of the apple, a community apple orchard and an annual apple day is held. Food and art festivals are featured throughout the year. Snooks, our hatter and supplier of unusual attire, as featured in The Chap is located on West Street. Restaurants and bars source local produce and the market each Weds and Saturday has an array of produce from local farms, garden plants and as well as the antique section which runs down South Street, at the bottom of which the leisure centre is situated just behind the famous Palmers brewery and has daily classes, gym and swimming pool available. The Bridport Museum is open from April til October. Bridport hosts a range of unique shops, cafes and a variety of pubs, restaurants and bars which not only supply good food and drink The Ropemakers and Bar 10 regularly have live music in the evening. The Arts Centre and Electric Palace have a full programme all year ranging from the quirky to international acts and musicians. All major banks are represented and also High Street Supermarket Waitrose and larger stores a few minutes from the town centre. The Alleyways a popular vintage area and the art district with open studios, and the Red Brick Cafe. Also open air pizza on Friday nights from April through the summer. From West Bay you can hire small craft for picnics on the River Brid, or join a fishing trip for Mackerel. Leisure trips through the summer leave for Lyme Bay. Kite sailing and windsurfing also take place alongside fishing off the beach. Nearby Weymouth has a long sandy beach and sailing and diving centres, this will be the host town where 2012 open water Olympic Games took place. Sailing, windsurfing and diving are catered for at Portland. Many small villages surround Bridport with farm shops and excellent restaurants and village pubs.

Many local pubs of the area sport skittle alleys and other traditional games.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking via e mail, telephone or post to be confirmed by a min. 50% deposit paid by cheque or BACS, balance to be paid on day of arrival for short stay,48 hr cancellation policy for short stay, full amount payable after this time. In event of cancellation, loss of deposit.
Full payment: 2 weeks in advance for 4 day or longer bookings .( No cards available )Usual minimum of 2 day stay in busy season. Self catering plus; a breakfast basket on arrival , with all extras as listed.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival from 3pm, departure 10.30am, later by arrangement according to bookings.

Notes on prices:
Rates for 2 sharing -£60 per night weekly £350. Reduction for single accommodation on request off peak; also check for mid week off season breaks. Confirmation of booking terms and prices on application. . Rates for complementary therapies package or individual or group yoga sessions on application. De- stress package on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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