Shipton Lane, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4NQ

Phone: +44 (0)1308 897 007



Norburton Hall offers welcoming and comfortable self catering holiday cottages in idylic Burton Bradstock on the picturesque coast of Dorset, England. The beautiful ‘Arts and Crafts’ period hall is set in 5 acres of mature gardens with views over the village and countryside towards the sea. The service we offer is personalised and friendly to make your stay as comfortable and special as we can. If you have any particular requirements not covered here please contact us and we will do our very best to help. We look forward to welcoming you!


For all bookings or queries call us on 01308 897007 between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00 pm or email us on

We have an extensive website with details and views of all our accommodation to help you select the best accommodation to suit your needs.

We can book taxis for guests who wish to travel by train (please let us know in advance). Several railway stations are close to Norburton Hall. They are:

• Dorchester (15 miles)

• Maiden Newton (8 miles)

• Axminster (15 miles)

The nearest bus stop is in the village approximately 700 yards away and is outside The Anchor Inn.

The village centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from the Hall, the beach is 20 minutes walk. The route to the beach- includes two hills and the village of Burton Bradstock is quaint and picturesque with narrow lanes and no pavements or street lighting in many areas.

Parking is available at the beach. There is a charge during peak season however National Trust Members can park free of charge.

All booking correspondence can be provided in large print if requested.

We can arrange for shopping to be delivered to our self catering cottages, please ask about this when booking.

Arrival and parking

Reception for the cottages is at the main door of the Hall situated in a courtyard at the end of the drive. The courtyard is cobbled and uneven and there is one small step (15cm) up to the front door. The door is 125cm wide. Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, guests are asked to go to thier cottage rather than to the main house front door.

There is allocated parking available outside the cottages.

We are a small, family-run establishment but if you need special assistance with your luggage please do ask.

The Cottages

The Shippen is accessed by either the double doors at the front (up two wide steps and a low threshold ) or the side door (a single wide step and a threshold ) to the courtyard. The accomodation is level throughout. The garden area is gravelled and has a path and seating area in smooth flagstones. A series of shallow steps lead down from the courtyard to the terrace outside two private cottages. The steps are the original ‘horse stairs’ and are uneven. There is no access for guests to Reception at this point.

The Hayloft is accessed via six steps and a threshold. Accomodation is level throughout the apartment. The Hayloft shares the same courtyard garden with The Shippen.


Self catering units have their own private laundry facilities.

Leisure facilities

There are no specialist leisure facilities.

Outdoor facilities

Guests are free to enjoy the 5 acres of gardens and woodland in the grounds. There are a number of paths around the grounds which are undulating and uneven in places. The paths may become muddy in wet weather.

There is a latched five-bar gate across the drive and a pedestrian gate to control vehicle access and to help ensure the safety of guests and dogs.


Telephone reception

Mobile phone reception is limited in Burton Bradstock. At Norburton Hall the Vodaphone network has a full signal and giffgaff has a good signal. For other networks the best place to receive a signal is outside The Anchor Inn, on the corner of Shadrach and the Coast Road.


We subscribe to the highest level of Internet service available here which is then distributed to each cottage. The rural location and thick stone walls as well as the capability of each individual device does mean that there may be some areas in the accommodation where the signal is stronger than others and some areas where a signal is not available. Occasionally, there are interruptions to the service due to interference from other wireless devices or engineering works at the exchange. If continual access to the Internet is a necessity for you we would suggest that you obtain a dongle or any other suitable alternative to obtain access to the Internet through your phone provider. You will need to check coverage in this area as at the time of writing, Vodafone is the only provider with coverage here.