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Burton Bradstock Luxury Coastal Self-catering Monastery, Dorset
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The Old Monastery in Burton Bradstock exudes a divine spiritual ambiance befitting a home which was once a seaside retreat for monks. Built in 1630, this Tudor coastal self-catering manor house in Dorset still boasts many quirky original features. Just a short walk from the Jurassic Coast which is now a World Heritage Site and has recently been voted by Conde Nast Traveller as one of Britain's best beaches.

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This unique luxury coastal manor house in Burton Bradstock has seven acres of tranquil grounds within which to relax, with only the melody of the burbling mill stream to disturb. Designed by acclaimed architect Simon Morray Jones, the interiors radiate warmth and character, whilst offering all of the extravagances and mod-cons one would expect from a luxury self-catering home from home. Classic country style fused with contemporary coastal elegance at it's most beautiful.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The master suite is punctuated by a striking feature bed and has a luxury en suite bathroom with a standalone tub. There are two further double bedrooms bedecked with chic furniture, each boasting fabulous garden views; the larger of the two boasts a feature roll top bath. There is a flat screen television in each of the double rooms. The three twin bedrooms (one with an original feature fireplace) all boast serene views over the garden and beyond. A family bathroom with a free-standing bath and separate shower is the perfect place to pamper. There is also an outside shower – perfect for de-sanding toes after a day at the beach! 


The tranquil gardens are an idyllic escape for families and friends alike, with plenty of space for a ball game with the children or a more sophisticated garden soiree. Nestled in the peaceful Bride Valley, the gardens are greeted by a calming brook that wends its way to the coast. Sit a while and watch the woodpeckers and squirrels go about their business and enjoy the views over the paddocks to the village church and beyond. 

For Relaxation

Take your ease in the unique round wicker lounger out on the manicured lawn and soak in the peaceful countryside vibe. In cooler months, head to the sitting room and curl up in the hanging bubble chair or recline in front of the open fire in the drawing room with your nose in a good book. Just a short walk away across the fields and past the friendly dairy herd is the highly acclaimed Hive beach; perfect for whiling away those long hot summer days or enjoying the delicacies on offer at the Hive Beach cafe.


There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor areas, as well as in all of the upstairs bathrooms. The property has a Nespresso coffee machine. Jim, the caretaker visits the property daily to tend to the lambs on site he will not disturb your stay.


  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesDigital Property GuideA Gourmet Welcome Hamper and more...
  • Personally VisitedYes
  • BedroomsDoubles: Three double bedroomsTwins: Three twin bedrooms
  • BathroomsTwo en suites, one family bathroom
  • FamilyChildren are very welcomeCots: Two cots are availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a BBQ is provided
  • Features50" TV with home cinema system and Sonos.
  • PetsSorry, no pets are permitted
  • Mod Cons50" Plasma TV (full Sky), DVD, Marantz Blu-ray home cinema system and SonosInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: Arrival is at 6pmDeparture Time: Departure is 10am
  • RestrictionsSingle sex gatherings are considered with prior permission from the owner only
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Style: This elegant historic abode has been brought bang up to date following a sympathetic renovation project, which ensured that the original charm and grace was retained throughout exuding a divine spirituality.

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Our Take

Property Consultant Clare says

The house has a very peaceful monastic feel and is set amongst the most beautifully tranquil gardens that are dissected by a burbling mill stream. It is a haven of peace and spirituality with a modern seaside twist!

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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Make full use of the light and spacious open plan Bulthaup kitchen and whip up a feast to 'wow'! The generously spaced kitchen flows seamlessly into the 'seats 12' dining area meaning whoever's on chef duty won't miss any of the action. The al fresco dining area is tucked away beside the river making a perfectly elegant spot for afternoon tea. 

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 you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

There are a selection of pubs and restaurants nearby in Burton Bradstock and beyond. The highly acclaimed Hive Beach Cafe is less than 10 minutes walk away across the fields. Also worth a visit are Hix in Lyme Regis and The Riverside Inn in West Bay for a more formal fine dining experience. The Bull Hotel in Bridport is a family favourite and well worth a visit.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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