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Theodora´s luxury self-catering cottage on Dorset´s Jurassic Coast

Peeking through a curtain of majestic green pines within the colourful patchwork of Dorset’s countryside you’ll find Theodora's Cottage; a white cob cottage complete with crowning thatched roof and wishing well hidden within its whimsical cottage garden. Set between Lyme Regis and Burton Bradstock on the famed Jurassic Coast, this luxury self-catering cottage offers a peaceful retreat for sea-seeking vacationers.

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Stitched between pastoral hills, flowing rivers and rolling Dorset countryside in the village of Ryall, Theodora's Cottage is a quintessential luxury self-catering cottage idyllically set near the coast within a designated AONB. A traditional white stone façade and treacle-toned thatched roof conceal the glamorous flourishes of the designer interiors within. This romantic dog-friendly cottage promises a truly tranquil escape for adventure-loving couples (and four-legged friends) yearning to explore the Jurassic Coast and bucolic beauty that this pocket of Dorset has to offer.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The duo of king-size double bedrooms bring the outdoors in with nature-inspired interiors. Sumptuous linens and designer fabrics breathe luxury into these stylish love nests, promising a peaceful night’s sleep and a chirpy start the next morning. Daybreak greets guests with views over the walled cottage garden; the master flaunting panoramic vistas over Marshwood Vale and the other enjoying glimpses of Dorset’s rural countryside. Both bedrooms sit on the top floor and share a bathroom. The bath has a hand-held shower attachment but the sloped cottage ceiling restricts standing showers, so there's your excuse for a luxurious soak every night!


Nestled within a designated AONB in West Dorset, Theodora's Cottage affords mesmeric green views at every compass point. The nearby timeless harbour of West Bay and iconic fossil-laden cliffs of the Jurassic World Heritage Coast are famous as the backdrop for popular ITV drama Broadchurch and well worth a visit. After a day’s exploring, the cottage garden is neatly lawned and landscaped, showcasing oak-framed beds filled with fragrant flowers, scented herbs and pruned plants frequented by the local butterflies. Wander amongst the luscious greenery and make a wish in the secret old well hidden in the bottom of the garden.

For Relaxation

Start the morning with a revitalising coastal stomp to Dorset's Golden Cap and enjoy the magical sunrise views from the highest vantage point on the South Coast. Whether relaxing in the secluded sunshine-filled garden gazing into the cloud formations, bird spotting with a pot of tea and Sunday paper, or listening to the crowing pheasants at dusk and dawn, holidays at Theodora's Cottage let you indulge in the tranquil atmosphere of country living at its finest! In colder months, curl up alongside the wood burner with a warming mug of marshmallow-topped hot chocolate following your adventures in Dorset’s countryside.


Theodora's Cottage provides parking for three cars. The kitchen is fully-equipped with integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, food processor, microwave and 17-bottle wine cooler. The laundry room provides a washing machine and tumble dryer. Some very tame pheasants may visit during your stay, but we hope you consider this part of the charm!


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,095 per week, £825 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: Two double bedrooms with king-size beds
  • BathroomsOne first floor bathroom with bath tub
  • FamilyChildren: Sorry, no children or babes-in-arms
  • BBQGas BBQ
  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsSky TV, Apple TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, Bose sound systemInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internet, phone signal is intermittent at timesMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: Low-beamed ceilings, cobbled walls and a hidden wishing well ooze characterful cottage charm at Theodora´s Cottage - all topped off with a thatched roof which conceals the flamboyant interiors within.

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Our Take

Property Owner Carrie says

Having travelled far and wide, we love returning home to our little sanctuary of peace and quiet. To awake to the sound of Pheasants calling and birds singing is a joy! Sipping tea on the patio and watching the sun rise high over the Marshwood Vale in the distance is a great way to start the day.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Ryall, Dorset to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

The Three Horseshoes This quintessentially English pub comes highly recommended by the owners just a short walking distance from Hive Beach. Four-legged friends (and muddy boots!) are invited to join the welcoming family-friendly atmosphere. Relax alongside the crackling log fire, sip a refreshing fine ale brewed locally in Bridport or devour the mouth-watering homemade food sourced from the very best of local suppliers.

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Stimulate inquisitive minds and immerse yourself into the spectacular landscape of the nearby Jurassic Coast. History buffs will relish a visit to Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, where you can discover fascinating fossils and take a guided fossil walk across Charmouth beach to unearth your own Jurassic finds to keep as a souvenir of time well spent.  

Golden Cap Estate There's no better way to revitalise in the morning than taking an invigorating coastal stomp along England's only Natural World Heritage Site. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty flaunts a spectacularly stunning coastline and rewards early risers with magical sunrise views from the dreamy vantage point of Dorset's Golden Cap - the highest point on the South Coast. 

Mapperton House and Gardens One of the owners favourite retreats following an exhilarating hack across Dorset's tumbling hills and unspoilt countryside. Home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton House offers an afternoon of tranquil bliss. Meander through 15 acres of romantic valley gardens, purchase gifts and homeware from The Mapperton Shop and pop into The Sawmill Cafè for a warming brew and buttered croissant. 



From award-winning fish to British farm produce, fine wines and even milk Vodka, the nearby town of Bridport and village of Burton Bridstock offer a plethora of culinary delights. Pack a picnic of Bridport's favourites during your luxury self-catering stay - cheese lovers will relish Dorset Blue Vinny topped on Dorset Knobs crunchy biscuits. For a mouth-watering desert, bake the perfect Dorset apple cake and serve with a dollop of fresh clotted cream. 

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

Find fabulous farm shops and cafés serving delicious produce using the freshest of local ingredients. Enjoy the sophisticated surroundings of nearby restaurants or the relaxed setting of local pubs and taste award-winning ales from Bridport's Palmers Brewery. Dine at The Station Kitchen next to Bridport Beach with a glass of something refreshing as the sun sets.

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