The Bishops Cottage is just such a lovely place to spend a relaxing quiet weekend, the setting is perfect but what really made it was the lovely couple whom own it, Liesl and Philip were just great hosts, they welcomed us like friends and made us feel welcome in their beautiful house. Before you arrive, if you want to eat there which we would strongly advise you do, they will send you the menu to choose your meal. If you are vegetarian or have any dislikes then they will adapt the menu to your preferences, no issues at all. The food was cooked to perfection, home cooked fresh produce locally sourced and just scrumptious. Breakfast was no exception, I'm going to miss that as much as the village. The room was very clean, very spacious, very quiet and very peaceful. What more could you ask for?
The area is really beautiful and begs to be explored by foot, it's very hilly so good shoes and comfy clothes would be advisable. We walked from the cove across to Durdle Door then to Ringstead. You have to take water and snacks yourself as there is nothing around to buy these things from except from lulworth cove itself which is a long walk back! The heritage centre which is at the cove has lots of information about the area, walks ect and the staff are extremely knowledgeable.
We can't wait to go back and explore some more....particularly the rest of the menu at the bishops cottage and the dandelion bistro next door!
- Also Known As:
- Bishops West Lulworth, Dorset
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bishops, once the home of the Wordsworths (Bishops of Salisbury), stands on the edge of the Cove and is sheltered by Bindon Hill. Originally two cottages and dates back to 1650’s one of the oldest buildings in the village, the extensions and additions have been made with care and the building is one of the architectural features of Lulworth. The gardens overlook the beautiful Lulworth Cove and there is a large swimming pool for our guests. Bishops is on the cliff top of the world heritage Jurassic coastline at Lulworth Cove and the famous Durdle Door. Close by the stunning Studland Bay and shores of Sandbanks and Poole harbour. The countryside is ideally placed for exploring Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, The Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle, Swanage and Wareham a Saxon town. ... more less