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Welcome to Buzzards Swoop - sleeps 4
Beautiful West Bay beach 10 mins by car Play area and dog walk at cottage
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Welcome to Buzzards Swoop - sleeps 4
Beautiful West Bay beach 10 mins by car
Play area and dog walk at cottage
Comfy lounge & wood burner
Sunny open plan
Kitchen with cloakroom off
Kingsize bed
Comfortable single...
...or twin
Upstairs bath with shower
Homemade welcome cakes
Enclosed garden with BBQ
Outdoor seating & garden room
Private parking for 2 cars
Quiet no through lane with gate straight to ...
... dog walk & field for games ...
... play area ...
... dedicated dog walk through our wood
Fabulous walking directly from the cottage
Lovely family beach at Burton Bradstock ...
... with award winning Hive Beach Cafe
West Bay - gateway to the Jurassic Coast ...
... our local beach ...
... with bustling kiosks ...
... and harbour
where TV Hit Broadchurch was filmed
Lively Bridport with cafes and market
plenty to eat & drink
Iconic Colmers Hill overlooking the town
Anchor Inn at nearby Seatown ...
... beautiful coastal walks
Our dog Tess catching the rays
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bridport, Dorset, England

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OxfordWax...
oxford
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Very good in some ways Average in others”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The family who rent out Buzzard's Swoop are lovely and could not do enough to accommodate us and we had a lovely week near Bridport so it may seem mean to grade it average but let me explain. Buzzards Swoop is ideal if bringing your dog on holiday, and not being in town works for you. I had looked at the photo and assumed it was a terrace in town where we could access pubs and cafes without getting in the car, but it is over two miles out of Bridport on farmland next to a caravan park. It has all the advantages if you want to be in the countryside but it also had a strong smell of slurry in every room when we arrived and building and farm work going on around the site, so hammering in the daytime. The house itself has a modest outside hard space to the front and unlike the other lets on the site no grassed area. The sun was off your outside space by early evening. On the plus side there was apple cake and fresh flowers and a warm welcome. The interior is pleasant and quite well equipped but little things are absent that would make life easier - no coffee or side tables for your cups and glasses, no full length mirror, no hair dryer (although one was speedily supplied) and only one tea towel for the week. Chairs in the courtyard rather than loungers so you cannot lie out and sunbathe. Very erratic WIFi so if you are into your ipad, iphone or computer only the person in the upstairs bedroom has a reasonable access.
The bird life around the house is terrific the long views are delightful and as I said the people running it are super, so average for its £500 price point I think. I would not want anyone to be put off by my review as some aspects are very good.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jun 16, 2014
As owners we welcome feedback from our customers - whether by chatting
during their stay, our Visitor Books or Trip Advisor. We enjoy meeting
people and want our customers to enjoy their holiday. Over the last 11
years we have received some helpful feedback and ideas that have
benefitted future guests. So I am pleased you find us friendly and
welcoming, enjoyed my wife's home made cake, found the cottage interior
pleasant, views delightful and think you must have enjoyed the superb
weather during your week. We advertise Buzzards Swoop as set in 6 acres
of our fields, 5 minutes by car or bus outside of Bridport (the 2 miles you
mention) and overwhelmingly our customers praise the location with its
rural setting and space but closeness to Bridport, its amenities and the
coast at West Bay. We share a private drive with a small, immaculate
caravan park, Bingham Grange, that is only for adults and extremely quiet,
completely separate screened by trees and hedges and ideal neighbours.
During several conversations with Lisa and myself I am sorry that you did not mention to
either of us that you felt there was a smell on arrival as although there
is no slurry pit within miles of the cottage we would have immediately
tried to resolve whatever was concerning you and similarly if you were
short tea towels, our mistake, we would happily have provided more
straight away. Hopefully you will return to beautiful Dorset but perhaps
will be happier staying in a town centre location with faster broadband.

Best regards
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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london
Reviewed April 22, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: Doggy heaven
Liked least: Must have a car.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: wood burner with complementary logs, lovely grounds, everything really.
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 23, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: The dog friendliness of the property & owners
Liked least: If I had to be finicky, the only thing I would have preferred is a King size bed
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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REENWorce...
WORCESTER
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“three cottages all beautiful... heartbreaking ours was the one without garden”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Fantastic place, in wonderful setting, child and doggy heaven. cottage immaculate with log burner.... we were heartbroken that "enclosed garden" was " enclosed pave slabbed courtyard with no sun in evening"... the other two cottages have dreamy lawns to front and rear "sigh!".....felt the website should have been more honest , as i had spent hundreds of hours trawling the net for secure enclosed garden for our dogs, rejecting any property with courtyard description...... Thankfully the location meant we could all spend every day walking for hours! if you are fit and healthy and enjoy a good stomp, you don't need a car if you are based here... can walk across the fields all the way to the beach and back..... i would come here again but I would make sure I booked any of the cottages here.....just not this one with the slabbed small courtyard

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Liked best: flagstones floors, log burner, location, surrounding land, welcome, atmosphere, etc etc etc
Liked least: concrete yard ..not garden
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Addlestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 25, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: Location, friendliness of owners, facilities
Liked least: Lack of blackout blinds in main bedroom - very sunny very early!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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