Located in West Lulworth, Dorset

Rafters is a detached thatched house in West Lulworth, Dorset and can sleep twenty people in ten bedrooms in 5 star luxury. It has an indoor heated swimming pool and exceptional views.

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 10
  • Pet Friendly: No


Rafters is an incredible thatched house resting in the charming village of West Lulworth, Dorset. Hosting ten bedrooms including a ground-floor super-king-size, six super-king-size bedrooms on the first floor, and three super-king-size bedrooms on the second floor, all benefited by an en-suite bathroom each, along with a cloakroom, this property can sleep up to twenty guests. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove, as well as a utility room, bar, second-floor sitting room, second-floor library, and second-floor cinema room. On the lower ground floor, there is an indoor heated swimming pool, and the annexe holds the games room and the utility room. Outside there is a large garden and terrace with seating and a barbecue, with off-road private parking for six cars. Rafters is a stunning property which will be a wonderful host to you and your loved ones on the idyllic coast of Dorset.

Property Details

Situated in the pretty village of West Lulworth, Rafters is an incredible thatched cottage with stunning sea views.

This beautiful house can accommodate up to twenty guests in ten bedrooms, all benefiting from wetroom style showers in each of the en-suite bathrooms, some with the added luxury of a roll-top bath. This property is finished to a very high standard and has many incredible features including underfloor heating throughout which can be individually controlled in each room, and a SONOS sound system in all the main reception rooms. Beginning on the ground floor, you will be welcomed into a spacious open-plan living space with three seating areas providing plenty of room to entertain guests and spend time all together.

In the winter, settle down in front of the log fire to watch a movie, get lost in a good book or plan your days ahead while in the warmer months, open up the large doors onto a terrace offering magnificent views over the cove. There is an array of seating and loungers along with a BBQ for alfresco dining, with the dining room table to seat all twenty guests with cleverly designed sliding doors which can separate this room from the kitchen should you wish to do so. The kitchen has a grand central island and is well-equipped with everything you need to cater for your party; make some drinks at the bar complete with an ice machine, or open a bottle of wine straight from the wine cooler.

A bedroom with a super-king-size bed lies on the ground floor, offering fabulous accommodation for guests who may not want the trouble of the stairs. Providing a great spot for storing your muddy shoes and wellies is the charming boot room, with a cloakroom with basin and WC completing this floor.

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find six immaculately decorated bedrooms, all with super-king-size beds along with a staircase to the second floor. Built into the traditional thatched roof of the property, the second floor features high ceilings and expertly positioned skylights along with a stunning large central glass atrium above the staircase. Here you will find the remaining three bedrooms here, also with super-king-size beds with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a library, with many books to discover and a cinema room with stylish sofas, a TV and surround sound, along with a sitting room to escape to and enjoy some quiet time. When you fancy a dip, the pool complex can be found on the lower ground floor of the house and has a large, indoor heated swimming pool with a children’s splash area, with showers and a WC, plenty of seating and bi-fold doors which open up onto the terrace for you to enjoy those outstanding countryside views.

The annexe offers a games room with a large TV, DVD player, table tennis, board games, card table and a darts board, so you will never be short of entertainment when you are enjoying a break here. Rafters are accessed through private gates with parking for up to six cars and, with the South West Coast Path right on your doorstep, you can reach Lulworth Cove and the village in less than a mile of walking.

There are a variety of pubs and restaurants to choose from and lots of water sport activities to partake in, while a short drive can bring you to the famous natural limestone arch at Durdle Door and the winding cliff top pathways here offer fantastic views of the Jurassic Coast. The traditional seaside town of Weymouth is just fifteen-miles away and is a lovely day out for all the family, with its long stretch of golden sand and shallow waters, there is an array of attractions to keep the younger ones entertained; you can enjoy an ice cream along the pretty Georgian promenade or tuck into fish and chips on the old harbour whilst watching the boats sail past. However you choose to spend your holiday in the delightful Dorset, Rafters is a spectacular house awaiting you to create treasured memories with your loved ones.


  • Central heating with log fireplace
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridges, freezer, ice machine, wine cooler, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Apple TV, DVD player, SONOS sound system, WiFi
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Ample private parking
  • Large terrace with seating
  • BBQ
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Pub within 450 metres, shop under a mile


Close to coast
Cot Available
Games Room
Great View
Ground floor bath
Ground floor bed
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
Rural Location
Swimming Pool
Washing machine


Area Details

West Lulworth

Lulworth is a quaint village with many traditional cottages. The village is full of shops and restaurants. Lulworth Cove is a horse-shoe shaped cove. The cove formed 10,000 years ago by the power of river and sea and is a pebble beach and very sheltered. Visit the Heritage Centre and learn about the smugglers.  Taste the delights of a traditional Dorset fudge and sweetshop. Relax in the tea garden and ice cream parlour in the lane leading down to the cove. From here you are within walking distance of Durdle Door. Or, visit Durdle Door by boat. Lulworth has 3 pubs, The Castle Inn, Man O War which is dog friendly, and the Lulworth Cove Inn. The pubs are very popular in the summer months, so it would be advisable to phone ahead. The shingle beach at Durdle Door can shelve in places but the beach has excellent water quality. You will also find the ever-popular Durdle Door Ice Cream Kiosk. East Lulworth is a short 5-minute drive away or travel west and discover Ringstead.

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle in East Lulworth every year from the end of July for 3 days. With face painting, bouncy castles to medieval jousting, there is plenty to do and see. There are four main stages for the music acts which are jam-packed over three days. There are DJ sets, comedy, theatre and shows, attractions and activities and plenty of food. If you are looking for a festival that is for all the family and diverse then look no further. Lulworth Castle is set in the stunning grounds of the Lulworth Estate. The historic castle, restored by English Heritage after a devastating fire, is open all year round. In the grounds, there are woodland walks and a children's playground. After, why not relax with a picnic while the kids play.

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