About This Listing
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.
What exceptional hosts Mr and Mrs Mac are! Mrs Mac patiently answered all my questions in advance and shared lots of useful tips about where to go and what to do. On arrival, we were made to feel as welcome as if we were family. Our room was lovely and Mrs Mac's legendary breakfasts were better than a hotel's! We really appreciated their generosity in sharing their home with us for the weekend.
Great stay with Mrs Mac very homely feel which was lovely. Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was wonderful with great conversation. A wealth of knowledge in both Mrs Mac and her husband! Really enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much!
Mrs. Mac and John were the best hosts we could wish for, they are very helpful and friendly. We felt very welcome in their lovely home. The room is lovely bright and lovely indrettet.Bus the doorstep and 10 minutes. to the city center, where there are good resturants and shopping.
I stayed at Mrs Mac's lovely cottage for two nights with my 6-year-old son. We had a wonderful time visiting with Mr and Mrs Mac in the evenings over tea and in the mornings over a delicious breakfast - made to order for a fussy little eater. The room is charming and comfortable, and we were made to feel right at home. We'd love to return!
We booked on the day and had some technology issues securing the booking. Mrs Mac went above and beyond to make sure we were able to complete our booking. She was amazing.
She welcomed us into her home which is warm, comfortable and very much a home in every sense. Our room was lovely with the extra little touches that make it special. The home is very clean, and the bed wonderfully comfortable. We appreciated the lovely breakfast and the helpful comments for the next stage of our holiday. Thank you Mrs Mac - we went to all the places you recommended for today and we are so glad we did - perfect. We highly recommend Mrs Mac as a host and would live to return.
It's a very nice little BnB, and we had a pleasant stay in Bridport. The hosts were welcoming and nice.
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.......!"