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:

  • £1059 per week
  • £151 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


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


  • Family friendly


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • 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: 16.00
  • Check out: 11.00


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



The house was perfect for our family Christmas celebrations we felt very much at home and would love to return sometime.Perfect for visiting local seaside towns and surrounding area.

Mrs Janet T,

We have stayed in many self catering cottages over the years and I have to say this was by far the best. It was like being at home and clearly a lot of love has been given to the house in both design and furnishings and it was a privilege to be able to share it.

Nicky H,