Shipton Gorge


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Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x double

Bedroom 3

1 x twin

Set just outside of the quaint village of Shipton Gorge and under ten minutes from Dorset's Jurassic Coast, you will find our elegant retreat, with stunning views across open countryside towards the coast of Burton Bradstock. Step inside to discover an elegant escape which embraces all the charms of classic French country interiors. Oh-so-romantic in the softest of palettes and gentle hues throughout, each space is thoughtfully curated, pairing both modern touches and antique features. With three beautiful bedrooms, an enchanting living space and a divine kitchen, Marivaux offers a serene retreat from reality for both couples and family gatherings alike. Nestled close to the wild beauty of the Jurassic Coast and West Dorset countryside, uncover the very best of country and coast on your doorstep. The vibrant market town of Bridport is well worth visiting too, known for its arts, culture, and fantastic dining spots.

Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies at Marivaux outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year.

For four guests and under the discount is 20%. At this rate, the Master bedroom and second bedroom will be available for you.

For two guests and under the discount is 30%. At this rate, only the Master bedroom will be available for you.

If you have any queries or would like to book, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email


The charming sitting room, adorned in neutral shades and soft grey tones, is the heart of this lovely home. Inspired by the history of Shipton Gorge, originally held by the De Gorge family in Norman times, Marivaux's interior design epitomises French country style. Complete with two sumptuous sofas and snug armchairs in Zoffany fabric, there's plenty of space to unwind, whilst the delightful wood burning stove promises cosy fireside moments. Featuring a rustic wooden coffee table, antique-style furnishings and a large window overlooking the heavenly garden, blissful quietude awaits. For those seeking cosy nights in, catch up with your favourite series or settle down with a classic film on the Smart TV, with a Freeview DVD player.

In addition, you'll find a Robert's radio with Bluetooth and an iPod dock, just made for curating the perfect playlist during your stunning staycation.


Leading on from the sitting room, the kitchen with its semi-vaulted ceiling is a chef's dream. With a wooden floor, stylish cabinets, and marbled worktops, this is a beautiful space for crafting those culinary delights. Marivaux is complete with everything you'll need, from an electric cooker, induction hob and microwave, to a fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine- not forgetting the all-important Nespresso coffee machine and SONOS speaker. A lovely dining table for six looks out through the French doors onto the pretty courtyard garden, creating a calming space for pared back brunches and divine dinners enjoyed with a glass of something special.


There are three dreamy bedrooms to choose from at Marivaux.

Tucked away on the ground floor, a twin bedroom in blush tones is the perfect hideaway for children after a busy day exploring and playing in the garden, complete with hanging space and a chest of drawers to stow away belongings.

Take the stairs to the first floor and there are a further two gorgeously dressed bedrooms to choose from. The Parisian-style master bedroom boasts two windows overlooking the countryside, whilst the double bed, adorned with swathes of romantic drapes ensures for the sweetest of slumbers. At the foot of the divan lies a chaise for reclining, and a day bed too - the perfect spot for an afternoon nap. In addition, there's a wardrobe and cupboards for storing your belongings safely away.

The third bedroom is a delight in shades of pastel pink, with dual-aspect windows offering tranquil country vistas. With a double bed, dressing table, occasional chair, and drawers, this beautifully peaceful room is a quiet spot to rest after a day exploring the beauty spots of Dorset.

All beds come swathed in luxurious linens, cloud-soft bedding and opulent cushions and throws, making long lie-ins and breakfast in bed a must.


On the first floor, uncover the contemporary family bathroom with gorgeous, marbled tiling, a separate shower and a roll top bath with an overhead shower - perfect for soothing, bubble-topped soaks.

You'll also find a shower room located on the ground floor. In addition, all bathroom spaces feature heated towel rails to ensure towels are kept warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

The courtyard is just a delight with a lovely knot garden, the perfect spot for peaceful relaxation, whilst there's a small paddock next door to the house that's ideal for little ones for games. A large wooden dining table and Weber Kettle charcoal barbeque are provided for alfresco feasting in the warmer seasons, whilst the quaint bench and garden chairs are just made for slow afternoons. Retire on the lawn with snug picnic blankets or move to the patio for sun-soaked moments with homemade lemonade. For alfresco moments of bliss, you will also find a bubbling hot tub at Marivaux.


There is private, off-road parking for two cars directly outside the gates to the retreat.

Babies and children

Marivaux welcomes babes-in-arms and children. One travel cot and highchair can be provided on request. Please bring your own cot bedding along with you.


One small, well behaved dog is very welcome at Marivaux - please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

In the Area

Set in the heart of Dorset, Marivaux is ideally located for exploring this stunning county. Situated under ten minutes from Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock, it's just a short distance to the Jurassic Coast, perfect for exploring the local area, from Lyme Regis to Weymouth. Whether you choose to venture along the South West Coastal Path or discover impressive beaches, climb the iconic Golden Cap or hunt for fossils at Chesil Beach, or admire the views at Abbotsbury - the choices are endless.

History lovers will adore a visit to Hardy's Cottage, Forde Abbey Gardens and Mapperton House Gardens, whilst Lyme Regis, the setting for John Fowles novel The French Lieutenant's Woman, is a must. Discover the perfect combination of a historical, beautiful, and bustling town with unique stores and a choice of fantastic eateries.

The vibrant market town of Bridport is only ten minutes from Marivaux, with a reputation for arts, culture and events. It's well worth a visit, with a host of fantastic shops, restaurants and cafes.

For the lovers of charming country pubs, The New Inn and The Crown are just a ramble away from Marivaux, whilst pop into the car and the likes of Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis and award-winning Brassica in Beaminster are just a short drive away. Should you wish to dine at home, many farm shops and independent grocers are on hand to pick up fresh produce and organic ingredients. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the magic of Marivaux, there's plenty to discover in the surrounding area.

Luxurious living awaits at our delightfully restored dog friendly retreat with a hot tub near Shipton Gorge and the Jurassic Coast, welcoming up to six guests.

At a glance

From £899 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Downstairs bedroom

Family friendly

Cottage garden

Multi Generational Holidays

Sandy beach nearby

Travel cot and highchair


Dog friendly


Hot Tub

Wood Burner


Lower Occupancy Rate

Within 3 hours of London

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Marivaux:

Thought towels and linen were high quality . Welcome basket lovely . Warm and plenty of hot water . Could have stayed another week . Owners very charming. We were very pleased with our retreat as it was as depicted and expected . We have used other luxury sites in the past where this wasn’t the case . We had an excellent comfortable stay and are looking for our next retreat with you . Thank You

A lovely, cosy home in the perfect location. We were greeted with some gorgeous treats which were such a delight. The views from the gardens were stunning and we had a lovely week away.

Was one of the best cottages we have stayed in - furnished and decorated to a very high standard

Cottage is gorgeous and great welcome pack - I'd forgotten to bring butter and there was a pack waiting for us in the fridge.

Lovely location, peaceful, birds singing and lovely part of Dorset. Some great pubs nearby - highly recommend.

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