Perhay Cottage


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3 bedrooms

Up to 5 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: PERHAY
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Short breaks available
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Perhay is a delightful country cottage and has been refurbished by the owner to provide very good quality holiday accommodation in a beautiful rural setting only a few miles drive from the coast and the bustling West Dorset market town of Bridport. Located along a farm track in the small West Dorset hamlet of Waytown, about 5 miles from the coastal fishing harbour of West Bay and just a 10 minute walk from the original River Cottage where Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall`s TV career was first launched. The cottage is set in a small terrace of four former farm cottages in exceptionally beautiful and peaceful countryside. On a clear night the lack of light pollution makes it the perfect spot for star-gazing. The hamlet has a traditional country pub (about 5 minutes walk by footpath from the cottage) and is a haven for walkers with a network of footpaths covering the surrounding countryside. The cottage is just a short drive to the sea and the whole of the stunning West Dorset and East Devon coastline, famous for its Jurassic fossils, is within easy reach. There are many quiet villages to be discovered in the surrounding countryside and Bridport with its shops and cafes is just a few minutes drive away.

The charm and character of the original farm cottage has been retained as part of a sympathetic renovation - there is a flagstone floor downstairs and exposed beams throughout. The attractive master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and enjoys views across miles of open countryside. A second bedroom has 3ft twin beds and there is a third single bedroom allowing the cottage to accommodate up to 5 guests in comfort. The cottage benefits from lovely rural views from most of the rooms and the rear patio (with BBQ and furniture) looks onto open fields. There is also a secure small sunny garden at the front of the house. The cosy wood burner in the lounge will make this cottage a great choice for couples and families all year round and from time to time the friendly owners will have fresh produce from their garden available. Guests are also free to use a nearby field area for picnics.

Terraced cottage on three floors. Ground floor: Lounge area with TV/DVD and wood burner. Fitted kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outside W.C. First floor: Bathroom with bath, shower over bath and W.C. Bedroom 1 with two 3ft single beds.   Bedroom 2 (open from the landing) with a single bed (3ft wide with the purple bedspread in photos). Second floor: Bedroom 3 with super king size double bed and small en-suite shower cubicle (no W.C).

Small, enclosed garden area at the front and rear of the property with furniture for seating and eating. There is also access to a field for picnics on the grass.

Off-road parking for two cars. Storage for bicycles available on-site - request when booking if required.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, electric heating and first basket of logs for the wood burner included. Additional wood available from the owner at cost. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate also available - request when booking.
  • Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome in public areas of property only (not bedrooms). Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • No smoking.
  • Local facilities: Shop: 3 miles. Pub: 500 yards. Beach: 4 miles.
  • Short Break Information: Short breaks are available at this property, please call 01297 443550 to book or to find out prices.

June 2019

Very enjoyable break accommodation was good and owner very pleasant but location quite remote for us and it was unfortunate that the local pub had closed so had to drive out for meals. Location was good for our dog and probably better suited for walkers and or people who like to be away from the world

May 2019

Had a most enjoyable stay and the countryside around West Dorset is beautiful. The cottage has expert planting of shrubs & flowers which made it very attractive in late May. Both front and back garden areas are enclosed, which is handy for dogs, and offer very pleasant areas for sitting outside.

May 2019

The owner was very nice - lovely little cottage

May 2019

The owner of the property is so lovely and helpful and made our stay as wonderful as a weekend break could ever be!

November 2018

A bit off the beaten track but a good comfortable cottage

November 2018

We enjoyed our stay, with good weather for the time of year a bonus. On the second day of our stay the toaster developed a fault which tripped out part of the electricity supply. A new toaster was provided the same day and no further problems. Miss Mahoney was friendly and helpful at all times. You may recall that we originally booked our stay for Feb/March this year which we had to postpone. Miss Mahoney kindly allowed us to transfer the stay to Oct/Nov at no extra charge, for which we again express our gratitude.

October 2018

Very cosy cottage and welcoming host

September 2018

We did enjoy our stay , very much . Some of the furniture is a little dated , but with 2 dogs , at least we did not feel that we had to keep them on a short lead all the time . The last time we booked with you , 2 years ago , there was a dog welcome pack . Nothing this time ? The shower over bath was little more than a trickle , and the en-suite was only suitable for 5'-5" height . Perhaps it would have been better to have had an en-suite loo instead . Overall a good week , but the weather helped !

September 2018

We had such a perfect week staying at Perhay Cottage. Everything we required was in the cottage including a super comfortable, huge bed! Enclosed gardens for our dogs. Great location for accessing some stunning areas. Lots of beautiful beaches and coastal towns with amazing dog walks. Mandi is very welcoming but not at all intrusive. We would definitely return; didn’t really want to leave!

August 2018

We had a wonderful time in the cottage, we did have some minor glitches but these were sorted out by the owner very quickly. This is the first time we have booked with Toad Hall Cottages but would use them again should we return to the area.

July 2018

Lovely cottage, excellent hosts who were so helpful with last minute changes to plan, all in a perfect location. Can’t wait to return.

June 2018

No, we were very happy with all aspects of our stay and had a lovely holiday

June 2018

Owners were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. Couldn't have been nicer.

June 2018

Lovely cottage in quiet location.

June 2018

A very welcoming owner. Couldn’t have been better.

May 2018

Probably the best cottage we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a few! Perfect location, everything provided and very clean. Lovely host who was so friendly and helpful without being in your face. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

April 2018

Was a wonderful week. Had 2 log fires which was a treat. Mandy was around if you needed her for advice or a chat but not in your face. The pub at the end of the drive The Hare & Hounds served great food, had good ‘specials’ night & did a fab Sunday lunch. Would be a great place to stay in all seasons as loads to do around or wonderful to stay in & snuggle down with a real fire. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

April 2018

We had a lovely stay in this cottage, Mandy the manager was very friendly and helpful. The cottage was clean and warm when we arrived and great pub down the road. Would definitely go back. Edwina

March 2018

Cottage in a Lovely Hamlet.Owner very welcoming and helpful.Good facilities and lovely woodburning snug.Great for Jurassic coastal walks.Would book again.Thankyou.

February 2018

Yes, a very convenient location and well appointed cottage

October 2017

Fantastic place in a great location. Mandy, the owner, next door couldn't have been more helpful. It's our 2nd visit there and we will definitely go back.

October 2017

Excellent stress free break after a very stressful year so far

September 2017

Perhay was a very well equipped cottage. The owner was very helpful and pleasant. We enjoyed our stay very much.

August 2017

Very enjoyable stay. Mandi and Jamie were on hand nearby if required and just let us enjoy the cottage. Very peaceful location. Hare and Hounds pub nearby was great, lovely friendly pub and community who made this holiday stay feel like a home from home. Highly recommended, the cows were great to see too! Thank you

June 2017

We found the owner extremely welcoming and very accomodating of our dates which fell outside the usual change over days. The location was just stunning. The cottage was a true haven of peace and tranquility, with far reaching views of the countryside, yet with very close access to Bridport and all the amenities of a large town. It was a perfect spot from which to explore many of the local sites of interest and coastline.

May 2017

Immaculate cottage, very comfortable and lovely friendly owner who couldn't have been more helpful. Cows an added bonus. :)

August 2016

We had a lovely week in a beautiful cottage so thanks very much.

August 2016

A beautiful cottage set in a quiet location with everything needed for a week's stay for our family of five. The use of the field was fantastic and we had hours of fun playing badminton and running around outside. If there is nice weather, there are so many beaches and exciting places to visit. The hosts were extremely kind and we felt very at home. The washing machine and washing line were brilliant because the kids were filthy after days at the beach. Thank you.

May 2016

A most comfortable cottage in beautiful rural Dorset and a most friendly and helpful owner.

April 2016

Perhay Cottage is a beautiful cottage with excellent facilities & although in the Countryside is a good base for the local towns. The owners who live next door are very friendly & non-intrusive. Good walks over the fields if you are taking a pets. A very enjoyable holiday & I would not hesitate to go back. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to stay in Dorset.

March 2016

Ideal for our 2 dogs as stone floors throughout ground floor. Stair gate made it easy to contain them to ground floor. secure small garden ideal & sun trap even in march! Access to field to exercise dogs morning and evening without having to go too far. Owner welcoming and around if needed but not intrusive. Very relaxing week!

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