The Broadchurch Effect

Mulberry Cottages, one of the longest serving cottage companies in the South West holiday market saw bookings rise each year when each of the series of the popular TV series, Broadchurch aired.

The ‘Broadchurch’ effect has had such an impact on the fortunes of the tourism industry in the South West that it has already attracted a serious academic study from the University of Exeter Business School and anecdotally has been responsible for thousands of pounds of additional revenue generated.

Filmed along the Jurassic Coast including locations such as the picturesque fishing village of West Bay in Dorset and the town of Clevedon, the crime drama, which starred renowned actors David Tennant and Olivia Coleman, had the nation gripped to their seats once again in 2017.

Mulberry Cottages said “Broadchurch is the perfect showcase for the delights of England’s South Western counties. Besides all it offers in terms of food, fantastic outdoor activities and a beautiful coast line, the ‘Broadchurch’ story gives our visitors a topical ‘talking point’ and an extra incentive to ‘think Dorset’ when booking.”

Mulberry Cottages has several properties in the ‘Broadchurch’ story lines, including:

Litton Cottage is a charming thatched cottage in the historic village of Litton Cheney, perfect for the whole family. Guests can follow in DI Hardy and DS Miller’s footsteps, exploring the meadows and clifftops along the coastline, featured heavily in the first and second series, an idyllic location for bracing winter walks. An open fire in the living room welcomes guests back after a day of exploring. Sleeps 8

The Coach House is a modern, spacious stone barn conversion just minutes from the harbour of cliffs of West Bay where Broadchurch character Danny Latimer’s untimely death took place which shook the village. Sleeps 3

Channel View in the popular coastal town of Lyme Regis, is a beautiful 1 bed first floor apartment that offers guests breath-taking views out to sea. The perfect weekend escape for couples wanting to explore; top rated restaurants, beach cafes, pubs and bars are all within a few minutes’ walk. Sleeps 5

Regis Farmhouse, in Lyme Regis, is just a few minutes’ drive from the stunning Jurassic coast landscape. Great for large groups, the property sits in over two acres of land, has a games room and plenty of space to relax. Though rurally situated, it’s just a mile from the local village and its amenities. Sleeps 8

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