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The Old Monastery | Luxury Self-Catering | Burton Bradstock, Dorset

With its divine coastal setting and stately home ambience, this luxury self-catering manor house in Burton Bradstock is the perfect retreat for large groups wanting something that little bit more special. The Old Monastery was built as a seaside retreat for monks in 1630 and is just a short walk from Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, featuring one of Britain's best beaches as voted by Condè Nast Traveller.

Large self-catering manor house for hire in Burton Bradstock, Dorset


This unique private home in Burton Bradstock is a true coastal haven, flaunting 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 Old Monastery's interiors radiate class and character, offering all the extravagances and mod-cons one could wish for in a luxury self-catering manor house. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

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


Seven acres of tranquil grounds offer an idyllic escape for families and friends alike, with plenty of space for both family garden games and sophisticated garden soirees. Nestled in Dorset's 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 Cafè. Coastal heaven. 


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 however he will not disturb your stay.


  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
    From £3,295 per week, £2,525 per short break
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Three double bedroomsTwins: Three twin bedrooms
  • BathroomsOne en suite bathroom with separate shower, two family bathrooms with bath and separate shower
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: Two cots are availableHighchairs: Two highchairs are available
  • BBQYes, a BBQ is provided
  • Features50" TV with home cinema system and Sonos, Tesla electric car charger
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • 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: 6pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsView floor planRecommend to a friend

Style: This elegant Tudor home has been brought bang up to date following a sympathetic renovation project, which ensured that the original charm and grace was retained throughout.

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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, not like any other home I´ve ever visited.

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Out & About

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

Underwater Adventures Take to the sea and try your hand at SCUBA diving; Hive Beach is a popular shore dive spot and the perfect place to have your first underwater experience.

On Chesil Beach Visit Chesil Beach; one of the finest barrier beaches in Europe, and find out what inspired Ian McEwan to write his best-selling novel, On Chesil Beach

All Creatures Great and Small Visit the only public swannery in the UK at nearby Abbotsbury. Guests also have the opportunity to visit the tropical gardens and child-friendly zoo.

Don't Forget Your Walking Boots Explore the dramatic Jurassic Coast; The Old Monastery is idyllically situated between West Bay and Hive Beach (listed as a World Heritage Site) and is the ideal base for exploration. Fossil hunters will delight at the Jurassic landscape; some of the rocks on Chesil beach are up to 200 million years old! Walk the Roberts' Trail, named so for the contribution that 18th century entrepreneur Richard Roberts made to the village of Burton Bradstock.

Equestrian Adventures Bidlake Farm riding stables at Broadoak (just north of Bridport) offer tailor made rides to suit your capabilities, whether it's a family hack or something a little more lively for the experienced rider.

All Aboard! Boat trips from West Bay make for a fun family day out, or why not try your hand at mackerel fishing directly off Hive Beach?

Nearest Beaches 0.8 miles to Hive Beach, 1.9 miles to Bridport Harbour.



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 Station Kitchen in Bridport 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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