Hardown House

Bridport, Dorset

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • With panoramic views across Lyme Bay, a truly stunning property!

You can book this property from:

  • £1,219 per week
  • £174 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Hardown House is an imposing, detached country residence, set in a stunning elevated rural position, in the village of Morcombelake, with panoramic rural and sea views towards Golden Cap. The property is set in half an acre of south facing grounds, which have been well landscaped with an abundance of mature trees, flowers and beautiful rhododendron bushes.

Morcombelake is a popular village, situated 4 miles west of Bridport, and 5 miles from Lyme Regis, and is the home of the original Moores biscuit bakery, makers of the famous Dorset Knob. The village has a post office/shop, and the friendly Felicities farm shop. The village is in an admirable location nestling amidst the rolling West Dorset hills, and within easy reach of the World Heritage Jurassic coast.

Bridport is a busy market town, with an eclectic mix of events and cultural activities taking place throughout the year.  It has a vibrant art and foodie scene; there are various weekly and monthly markets, lots of excellent restaurants and artesian cafes, as well as regular open studio and arts events.  Surrounded by some very famous hills, there are endless walking opportunities, as well as riding and cycle trails.  A short drive from Bridport is the pretty harbour town of West Bay, with its stunning cliffs, made famous by the recent ‘Broadchurch’ TV series.

The accommodation is well laid out across two floors and comprises, entrance hall, snug, living room with real fire and triple aspect views across Lyme Bay, dining room/kitchen, large boot room, utility room and cloakroom. The present owners have lovingly extended the property, to include a fabulous glass fronted garden room.  Sliding glass doors open to a terrace with seating for 8, from which to enjoy the breath-taking views.  On the first floor is the large master bedroom, with twin aspect views, dressing room and an ensuite bathroom, a twin room, a double with ensuite bathroom, and a king-size room, as well as a further family bathroom.

The property is accessed via a no through road, leading to a private driveway, with parking for four cars.

Entrance hall/boot room: with space for coats and boots, a microwave and a perfect location for one small dog

Utility room: washing machine/dryer and freezer

G/F cloakroom: W.C and basin

Kitchen/dining room: wooden work top, Range master cooker with 5 burner gas hob and double electric oven, built in dishwasher and fridge, dining table with seating for 8

Living room: comfortable seating for up to 6, real fire, Smart TV with Freeview and DVD player, white washed wooden flooring and triple aspect views across Lyme Bay

Snug: comfortable and cosy area with two chairs to read, relax and unwind

4 Bedrooms: 1) large master bedroom with king size bed, entrance room and ensuite bathroom (shower, W.C and basin), wooden flooring, plentiful storage and twin aspect views across Lyme Bay 2) twin room, storage, white washed wooden floors and twin aspect views across Lyme Bay 3) Double room with wooden floors, storage and an ensuite bathroom (wet room, W.C and basin) 4) King-size to the rear of the building with storage and carpet flooring  

Family bathroom: wet room, W.C and basin

Outside: paved area with wooden table and seating for 8 with parasol, leading to half an acre of private landscaped garden.  

Linen and towels provided: please bring your own beach towels

Wi-Fi: included

Fuel: oil central heating, gas canisters for range hob, electric oven

Parking: driveway with parking for up to 4 cars

Pets: 1 small dog allowed (partially enclosed garden)

No smoking at the property



An outstanding and yet comfortable house for a family stay with our much loved dog. So beautifully designed, decorated and equipped. In such a fantastic location for us all to just access the most scenic coastal walks for us and the dog imaginable, straight from the door step. Family members also loved the accessibility of Charmouth and Lyme Regis for paddle boarding. We have some fantastic photos from the raised terrace, particularly of sunsets. Lovely secluded gardens too, with lots of nooks and crannies for the dog to explore.

D Family,

We have had an amazing time in the house - the views are spectacular. My gramps spends hours looking at it with a beer in his hand - we spent many mornings and evenings here. The kitchen is wonderful our frantic behavior, the fire is lovely to sit by. We spent the middle of the day visiting the sea side and attractions, the beds are comfy and lovely to flop on at the end of the day. The garden lets our dog have the time of her life exploring with us, she pines for more when we come back, she loves the underfloor heating! :) Thank you for letting us spend 7 days in your amazing house.

Previous Customer,

What a wonderful week we've had! I could've sat and watched the changin view of the sea and coast forever had the walks, pubs, views and friends not also have been calling. In the deep mid-winter this house has been a lovely place to spend time with friends, celebrate a "milestone" birthday and get to know a small part of Dorset for the first time. Big thanks for letting us stay here. Happy New Year!

G & M,