The Fossil and the Cross is a cute stone cottage situated in West Bexington near to the town of Bridport in Dorset and benefits from sea views. The cottage can sleep 4 people in (1 Double and 1 twin single bed room as well as a family bathroom. The rest of the cottage is made up of open plan living kitchen dining room with a woodburning stove. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for 2 cars and a lawned garden with garden furniture. The Fossil and the Cross is for those who want to holiday near Chesil beach and have lots of country walks to explore.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
Electric free-standing heaters and log burner, electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and high chair available. Off road parking for two cars. Garden with patio with furniture. Welcomes two well-behaved dogs. Sorry, no smoking. Pub 5 min. Farm shop 5 min. Beach 5 min.
On the doorstep of the sea and Chesil Beach, and between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury, is the small village of West Bexington. This is a stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as an area of Special Scientific Interest - pebbled Chesil Beach, which extends for 14 miles, from Burton Bradstock to the Portland peninsula, is part of the Jurassic Coast and now a World Heritage Site. Fishermen and walkers are well provided for, as a great variety of fish can be caught at any time of year, and the South West Coastal Path runs right alongside the beach. Only confident swimmers should attept to swim here, but Weymouth beach with golden sands and shallow waters, offers a lovely beach option, is only a short drive away. There's lots to see and do within easy reach of the village. No journey to this area would be complete without a visit to picturesque Abbotsbury, 3 miles, with its Swannery, Tithe Barn and Sub Tropical Gardens, with Dorchester, Bridport, and Lyme Regis all within easy reach.
Dorset has many claims to fame including the iconic Hovis advert, the best-selling Famous Five Books, and the award winning drama ‘Broadchurch’. Visit Shaftesbury and you’ll find a very recognisable street, Gold Hill. This cobbled street was use in the 1970’s Hovis TV advert featuring a boy pushing a bike up the hill. Walking up/down this familiar hill you’d be forgiven for humming or whistling 'New World Symphony' which accompanied the TV advert.
Enid Blyton’s ‘The Famous Five’ series featured Dorset locations such as the Isle of Purbeck and Poole Harbour, with Anne, Dick, Georgina, Julian, and Timmy the dog having their adventures and enjoying a few ginger beers along the way.
The cliffs and beach at West Bay were used as the backdrop to the ITV crime drama ‘Broadchurch’. Retrace the steps of David Tennant and Olivia Coleman by visiting this stunning section of the Dorset coast.
The Jurassic Coast is over 90 miles of coastline covering from East Devon to Dorset. Recognised as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, The Jurassic Coast, quite rightly, joins other well-known World Heritage Sites such as the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) and the Grand Canyon (USA). It is easy to see why this coast is so popular when it allows visitors to experience a fascinating walk through history.
We hope you have a great Dorset break!