About this listing
This is a small cosy cottage, and we love living here. In the Summer the garden is full of colour - and bees are welcome! Bedroom has TV, books, videos, classical music CDs, and of course, tea and coffee facilities.
This a small non-smoking house - you have the pleasure of the biggest room. Shared bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, (no bath), shower all day if you want in our double sized shower. Don't bring towels, shampoo or soap as we will supply, but do bring your own toothbrush! Double bed (4 ft 6 inches) with lovely mattress on sprung wood base with a metal head and (website hidden), wi fi, wardrobe, drawers and writing desk area for your laptop/notebook/ipad; tea and coffee making facilities and a selection of classical CDs and films with a player (or a few books to peruse and maybe take with you if you want to finish one). Use of washing machine for a load if you are staying 3+ days. Please note that we are on a main road, although the windows have curtains and double glazing.
Bed and Breakfast may be scrambled eggs on toast and fresh fruit, or maybe a bacon sandwich, fresh fruit with yoghurt. Vegetarians can feel free to tell us, and be served accordingly (I have a lovely breakfast crumble recipe!) There will always be a good cuppa or two, or if you like coffee you can have an expresso or a whole cafetierre to yourself.
We are 12 minutes walk downhill to shops and pubs and cafes, and we have 4 supermarkets within 5 minutes drive. You can also get a bus right outside the house every hour which will take you to Weymouth in one direction, and Lyme Regis the other. We are less than 10 minutes drive to West Bay, or you can walk it in about 35 minutes - where you can get the BROADCHURCH experience if you are keen.
Our home is 200 years plus. The doors close but there are gaps at the top and bottom! However, the double glazing works well. There's no carpet on our floors, your room is original boards - but in Winter the house is warm and cosy and we can supply loads of blankets to add to the duvet on the bed, and of course, hot water bottles for cold feet, and in Summer it should never be too hot but we can supply you a fan.
If you look at our pictures, you will see that we have two cats. They don't have access to your room, but they are around.
Your bedroom and bathroom is upstairs,the dining room and sitting room is downstairs.
Interaction with Guests
Be as friendly as you want. Maybe you just want to sneak on upstairs? That's fine! If you want a chat, that's fine too. I will join you for breakfast unless you'd like to be alone.
Bridport is a small town with it's own "feel". Many independent shops, market twice a week, some good eating places. Ask me for a town map to find your way. With a car places like Chesil Beach or Lyme Regis are easy to find. You can walk from town to West Bay on the coast in about 30 minutes.
If you are arriving at either Axminster or Dorchester by train, check the 31 bus route which stops right outside our house. We are on a route that goes in one direction to Axminster Devon via Charmouth and Lyme Regis. In the other direction to Weymouth via Dorchester.
If you have a car we will be pleased to tell you about quirky places to visit! Park in our garden.
Other Things to Note
We are AirBnB travellers as well as hosts.
We really do like a photograph of you so that we can recognise you when you walk down the garden - and we do like it when your own details tell us something about you!
Please try to by home by 12 midnight (there's no cure if you turn into a pumpkin!)
Leave the bathroom as you would wish to find it, and do help youself to soap, shampoo, etc - in fact anything you see in the little metal container laid out just for you in the bathroom.
We had a really great time here, Mrs Mac and her husband were really friendly and nice and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely recommend staying here!
On our arrival we received a warm welcome of Mrs. Mac and John. They were very hospitable and helpfull and made us feel like home immediately. Lovely place to stay. It looks exactly like in the pictures. Their cottage was cosy, comfy and clean. Thanks again for the pleasant conversations we had.
Mr and Mrs Mac are just so lovely !
It was our first experience with Air B&B and they were the best hosts we could possibly hope for.
The bedroom is spacious, bathroom perfectly clean with even amenities in case you forget something :)
Mr and Mrs Mac: Thank You !!!
Justine and Adrien
Not our first time here, and it becomes hard not to feel like coming 'home' after knowing these people a little bit.
A negative note? No. Can't think of one.
We might visit them again, that says it all realy.
Thank you for having had us!
What a lovely lovely night at Mr and Mrs Mac's cottage. Cuppa and cake on arrival, pizza and red wine and a fabulous room with great facilities. Oliver was also looked after really well. An amazing breakfast with the famous Dorset clipper tea, Matt was in heaven. We will definitely be staying again if and when we are passing through x
che bella esperienza essere ospiti dei signori Mac! Tutto perfetto come descritto. Sono dei professionisti di Airbnb! Stare con loro non significa andare in un hotel, ma essere accolti calorosamente in una casa, e questo è il loro valore aggiunto, il loro punto di forza. Camera luminosa e molto pulita. Il bagno condiviso (con loro) era perfetto, sempre pulitissimo. Le piacevoli chiacchierate con i signori Mac sorseggiando un caffè (o un tea) rimarranno sempre nei nostri ricordi.
It was our first stay with Airbnb and we couldn't have had a better experience. Mr & Mrs Mac are very kind and we fell in love with their garden and their house. The breakfast is unforgettable! It felt like home and if we are back in Dorset one day, we definitely try and spend another night in this beautiful room (there are lots of books that will prevent you from sleeping even if you are tired! :) )
About the Host, Mrs Mac
Retired and loving it. We live a mile from the sea along the Jurassic Coast, and within easy reach of Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Dorchester. Coast and countryside together, a lovely mix. Should you be on the way to the west country and find you just can't "do" another hundred miles, why not pop in if we are free? Love to have you.
We like to travel too, and will try for AirBnB wherever possible. I am a great reader, love my garden and he is a silver surfer (oh how he loves the internet!)
2013 was our first Airbnb year, and we loved hosting folk and will continue to do so. We hope people will like us when we are guests, too.
Some favorite films? It's a Wonderful Life, Star Wars, Big, The Hunger Games, A Royal Affair, Amadaeus,.... and anything French!
We have two cats - Fred and Mabel, but your room is a no-go area for them.
And since we've retired, our motto is "life's too short.......!"