Seaside Dorset, Eype 300 yr old House 3 beds , Bridport, area - Short summer breaks on offer Astounding seaviews,
About Veronica Hudson
Veronica is an artist working from her studio and running workshops in schools in charcoal drawing, painting and pottery. We have a busy family life with two boys, twelve sheep and two pigs. We sail, canoe, fish and surf in the summer. We are delighted to welcome our guests to this unique place.
Veronica Hudson purchased this Farmhouse in 2014
Why Veronica Hudson chose Symondsbury
This part of Dorset, in particular Eype and its surrounding countryside is the perfect place to live. We overlook the sea and the wonderful coastline, we are secluded with no roads beyond our house, just our track yet we can be in Bridport in six minutes which is a vibrant, alive, artsy market town with numerous cafes, and restaurants yet still withholding a scruffy arty living feel about it. The sea and beaches of course are another bonus and the surrounding NT countryside great for walks
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The property is rural, quiet backed by woodland overlooking the sea at the end of a track. You really are secluded, very close to the cliffs and beaches yet ten minutes to the artsy market town of Bridport This really is an amazing spot, probably one of very few on the coastline. We offer special winter break discounts and february half term bargain, special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
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Unusual and very charming situation
Enjoyed our stay very much. Accomodation more than adequate, but great advantage of this property is its amazing situation, so close to the coast path and the cliffs. Made to feel very welcome.
Thank you , it was a pleasure having you here, do come again veronica
Fabulous rustic farmhouse oozing character with stunning views away from the bustle of everyday life
Down House is a real escape from the stresses of everyday life, a lovely old character farmhouse with a big kitchen table to gather the family around and a cosy sitting room to relax in the evening. The beds are comfortable, the linen and towels are good quality. The twin room is rather dark as it is at the back of the house set against the hillside, but has the advantage of a washbasin in the room. The two doubles have lovely sunny aspects with gorgeous views. The kitchen is stocked with some good sized cooking pans and plenty of crockery (a tray would be useful!). 2 good-sized bathrooms (the showers are a bit feeble but adequate, it's an old house so ultra mod cons are not part of the character!). A lovely sunny patio outside for outdoor eating, or just soaking up the spectacular views along the coast as far as Portland Bill The final approach to the house is up a rough track which reinforces the feeling of getting away from it all where the only sounds are the sheep. If you love walking, this is the best place to be with some superb walks on the doorstep. The cliffs are amazing, whether you are climbing up them or on the beach gazing upwards. Bridport Saturday market is a fascinating way to idle away a few hours; West Bay has lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore; Lyme Regis is always worth a visit and fish & chips on the Cobb is traditional in our family! If fossils and minerals are your hobby, then there are lots of beaches and specialist shops to explore. Veronica, the owner, lives next door and was really friendly and welcoming - there if we needed her but not intrusive. We were only there for 3 nights and will definately be back!
Thank you so much for coming , it really was a pleasure having you to stay and so nice that you so enjoyed our special place, you certainly made the most of your stay . re the showers, we have a well here which in a way is rather wonderful getting spring water but it does mean low pressure so apologies, as with the back bedroom we are on a hill backed by wonderful woodland overlooking the sea so as with all houses not everyone gets the fab view !
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and do come again ..
Family sized wing of an old farmhouse with easy access to coast path
Finding the house isn't too difficult but the single track road is narrow and you might meet another vehicle so be alert! The garden and patio are accessed via steps ans slopes so unsuitable for anone with mobility issues. Very quiet location your only visitor will be the owners energetic but delightful spaniel, the coast path is a few minutes away on foot and Bridport less than ten minutes by car. Well equiped kitchen, BBQ, lots of books and two lounges in addition to the large kitchen family dining room. upstairs there are two double bedrooms and one twin with two separate bath/shower rooms. Be warned that the bed matresses in the two smaller rooms are overly soft and really need replacing -if you are big you will struggle! Decor and fixtures are generally comfortable and rustic as expected in an older house. Our three generation party included a just toddling child so the stairgate and highchair were usefull we brought our own travel cot but there is one provided. The owner Veronica replied promptly to all questions and living in the other wing of the house was on hand had we needed anything.
The best part of the property is undoubtedly the very rural location in a beautiful part of Dorset, a pre-breakfast stroll up Thorneconbe Beacon behind the property is not to be missed.
Wonderfully relaxed holiday in charming property with stunning views of the coast
We had a wonderfully relaxed couple of days staying at Down house, the property is sheltered and nestled nicely into the hillside and surrounding woods, secluded and perfectly peaceful, with stunning views down the coast towards Portland.
The interior was very comfortable and well kept, we had everything that we needed, it was a lot bigger than we were expecting and there was ample space,
We enjoyed the local area, the bluebells in mid -may were just incredible, we also enjoyed a walked along the cliff top and down to the pub at Seatown
The property was absolutely silent with no noise or passing traffic, in fact the house was easily access was via a single track road and un-paved track, which presented us with no problem at all and actually added to the feeling of being away from it all.
The stars at night were incredible with very little light pollution (once we got outside of the range of the pir secuity light)
Thanks for a lovely stay, we will definitely come again and would recommend this property
Thank you Jim for a lovely review I am so glad you enjoyed it. It really is a special place I agree. I am glad you notes the new very recently mended refurbished Tarmac track which is now excellent Do come again anytime all the best
cosy, beautiful house with incredible seaviews
We arrived on a cold windy night to be welcomed by Veronica the owner who couldnt have been more friendly and kind, the log fire was lit and the house was warm and cosy. It is such a wonderful house, nestled close to the sea with woodland behind and incredible views The house was so much more spacious than we imagined with great art on the walls, huge kitchen with aga . It is so special to be able to walk straight from the house across three fields onto the beach, perfect for our young children. I highly recommend this as a proper seaside holiday home with everything it says it has,. a good find.
Thank you Amy for your review, it was lovely meeting you all and you are welcome to come again.
Beautiful place, great location, not perfect
We had a really great week here, it is an amazing, unique house in a lovely location. Spacious quirky (in a good way) house with loads of character ideally located for local beaches, Bridport and Lyme Regis. Lovely walk to Seatown right from the door.
The problem I have with this property is the access road. It is really bad. It's a very rutted track that means driving for 15 mins in first gear with the brambles scratching the side of the car trying to avoid massive potholes. This is not the fault of the owner, but not to mention it in the description is a problem for me. If you have a 4x4 you'll be fine (except it will get scratched by brambles) if you have a normal family car you'll have your heart in your mouth every time you drive to or from the property.
Delighted to hear that the house is a sucess and that it is appreciated for its incredible location and views of the sea. I am so glad that the quirkiness and arty non bland decor is appreciated too.
Regarding the road to the house, I appreciate that certain people found it bumpy but I would like to let people kmow that the road has been repaired and is now not a problem for all kinds of cars. I have a low swung VW Golf that negotiates the road fine. It has been updated and now a good drive it is not tarmac but the reward for the journey is a unique secluded location right on the jurassic coast with incredible views and walks straight out of the door. Rest assured the road is fine for all cars. please refer to other reviews to see that there are No complaints regarding the road ! You are welcome to call me anytime to be assured.
Special interest holidays: We are very dog friendly as perfect for walks . I offer individual or family drawing and art classes and hand built pottery classes over the your stay, call for information, see my website veronicahudsonartist dorset
activities locally include
fishing, fossilizing, sailing, climbing , walking, riding, beach life, bookshops, water skiing, vintage quarter bric a brac and clothes
swimming, walking the jurrassic coast
ten minute walk to beach or five minute drive, lovely quiet untouched beach.
forty minute walk to alternative beach across the cliffs to a stunning beachfront pub with fire, many other beaches either side. Lyme regis twenty min drive.
Bridport bus station, Dorchester or Axminster train station, 3 hours drive from London
Five minute drive to Bridport fifteen minutes to Lyme Regis, Twenty minutes to Axminster and River Cottage, forty minutes to Portland and Weymouth and Weymouth Sailing academy,
Fabulous artsy, market town of Bridport with Huge bric a brac market twice a week, art studios to visit, old fashioned cinema, trendy boutique Bull hotel, old fashioned pubs, fishing, sailing, crabbing, bucket and spade beaches of West Bay and Lyme regis, ancient forts, ancient woods to explore, endless walks, coastline, fossilizing and the Jurassic coast.