Clematis Cottage is very much a family run business which sees Jessica and her parents Sue and Lawrie all involved in ensuring you have a wonderful stay in Dorset.
Sue and Lawrie first fell in love with the village of Eype over thirty years ago when they visited the Jurassic Coast for their summer holidays. They soon realised that they wanted to spend more time in this beautiful place and bought a house in the village which they retired to following 20 years living in Berkshire. Jessica also followed and bought Clematis Cottage in 2010 making it her home before pursuing the bright lights of London. We then decided to offer the cottage as self-catering accommodation.
Jessica manages all the bookings at Clematis Cottage and will be your point of contact from the moment you get in touch. She’s available by phone or email if you have any questions and loves nothing more than to give tips on her favourite places to visit, especially if you are looking for a great place to eat or a fabulous cocktail overlooking the sea. Having moved back from London, Jessica now lives in East Devon with her husband and mini labradoodle, Douglas.
– Head to The Electric Palace in Bridport for the latest cinema releases, comedy shows and family fun entertainment.
– My favourite walk of all time is the coastal path which is accessible from the cottage which takes you to the top of Golden Gap, the highest point of the South Coast of England.
Sue oversees Clematis Cottage acting as house keeper and using her exacting eye to ensure all is in place and perfected before your arrival. Sue will often be the one to welcome you to Clematis, checking with you to make sure you have everything you need.
– Head to the Seaside Boarding House to enjoy sundowner cocktails overlook Burton Bradstock beach.
– Favourite place to head to for a great weekend breakfast is Rise in West Bay. There is a great terrace for sunny mornings and for the winter take a seat by the log burning fire.
Lawrie is head gardner and handy man, on standby to provide essential maintenance to the cottage during our off peak season when we deep clean and refresh the cottage. He also ensures that the garden is in tip top condition on a weekly basis and that you have plenty of logs available for those cosy nights in the cottage.
– A top tip is to get up early, especially in the summer months, and head into Bridport to walk around the Saturday market. There are some fantastic antique finds including interiors, books and all manner of collectables.
– For adults and children alike a must do activity is fossil hunting. The ideal places to find the best preserved fossils are Charmouth or Lyme Regis beaches, although over the years I’ve found some amazing fossils right on Eype beach.