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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property was really clean welcome pack was an added touch great location and friendly neighbours."

    There was everything you needed. Our only issue was the mattress did not have much support. The single beds were firmer but we should have tried them before we used the double. I would highly recommend this house you will a great stay

    Reviewed by Vannessa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very good property, idea for a short walk into west bay."

    Everything you need in cottage, comfortable and peaceful location.

    Reviewed by H4.7Sep 2023

  • "Buttercups is a lovely place to stay."

    We really enjoyed ourselves. The owners were friendly and helpful. The new chair in the lounge is great and very comfy. If we were to recommend any changes we would say that the dining table is a bit big for the space and difficult to get the chairs underneath and they need a better pair of tongs in the kitchen for flipping bacon

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Nice modern bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. The bed was comfortable but the bedding was a bit tired and could do with replacing.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Jul 2023

  • "Great location close to West."

    Bay on the bus route to all the Jurassic coast. Electric car charger no problems (code provided in good time) Comfortable for us 2 adults snd our 2 small dogs, limited hanging /storage space may be problematic for more guests. recently modernised to a good standard. Being really picky, as there is no tumble dryer would benefit from an additional set of towels, would struggle to wash and dry within the day on a wet day, also a mirror downstairs would have been useful.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Jun 2023

  • "I stayed here because I wanted a house near West Bay and Bridport so this was ideal."

    I am originally from Bridport so I knew this would be good. The house suited me perfectly and I will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Yes great location."

    The walk to West Bay was better then expected as I was thinking of a sandy walk to the beach but was a proper pathway which was popular with locals and holiday makers and well maintained. I would suggest putting more comfortable mattress on the single beds but we did'nt use these so not a problem. very good stay will return tks Keith & Janet

    Reviewed by Keith3.8May 2023

  • "We had a very restful long weekend at Buttercups Cottage, its very close to West Bay beach and in a quite peaceful setting."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable, would definetely recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "Buttercups is a very nice, clean, modern house within easy walking distance of the harbour and beaches in one direction and only slightly further to Bridport town centre in the other."

    Facilities are excellent including a designated parking spot to the rear.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "My 3rd stay at Buttercups and just as satisfied with this clean, well equipped extremely well located holiday home."

    My only niggle is the garden is looking a bit sad and unloved now, a tidy up and some more planting would really enhance it as it's a sun trap and well enclosed for my dog. But otherwise an enjoyable stay (despite appalling weather) and we will be back for sure.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "When we arrived the house was very cold and there was no heating so we looked for instructions."

    We found some in a drawer saying the thermostat was in the kitchen but there was no such thermostat. The heating ‘smart’ system is in fact managed via the host’s app but can be adjusted using a small clock like thing in the sitting room.I found this out via a number of phone calls and a visit the following day by the host. He said we were the first guests to have a problem with the heating, that the new system had been in place for a couple of years and he wasn’t concerned that the instructions left to guests were (two years?)out of date. I think the house had been unoccupied for some time. It was very cold. After the host had sorted things out it was fine.

    After receiving a call from head office to find out the customer was having problems with the heating (even though my contact number is in the welcome book) I went to the house within 30 minutes. The guest was not there even though the house was unlocked, after a phone call we arranged for my partner to visit in the evening, when she would be back, to talk through it with her. The heating controls are Nest so its just a case of turning the dial to change the temperature in the house. As its a smart stat we can read the temperature from the mobile app, no other customer has had any problems but obviously we were accommodating and helpful as maybe not everyone knows how to use it. We set a programme that worked for the customer to make it easier for the heating to come on for her when needed. To override the programme, you simply turn the stat. The house has not been unoccupied for any long periods so far this year. The issue with the heating was resolved the same day that we were notified. Other than this we hope that you enjoyed your stay at Buttercups. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary2.5Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed."

    Great location, with a great footpath to the beach, perfect for walking dogs and avoiding the main road. Only one tiny negative is the lack of seating in the living room. Very comfy sofa but only seats two so was difficult for a family of four to watch tv in the evening.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Oct 2022

  • "Could do with extra chair in living room"

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Buttercups in West Bay."

    The house is ideally situated for walking into the harbour and travel further afield. There is a Spar very close by for any shopping requirements and lovely walks to be had. The house is very modern and comfortable, with an enclosed garden. There is space for two cars at the back of the property. The only negative would be if our party was four adults (not three plus a small child as was our party) because the seating in the lounge (which was fine for us) only facilities three adults comfortably. To make this a perfect location I would purchase another lounge chair.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2022

  • "Perfect location Nice house, with everything you need and more Enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2022

  • "We have had a wonderful holiday at Buttercups and would highly recommend staying here."

    The house made an excellent base for our weeks holiday. Very clean on arrival, comfortable beds, great bathroom. The location is perfect, just a 10-12 minute walk from West Bay harbour and a 25 minute walk into Bridport. My only comment would be that while the sofa in the living room is comfortable it's only big enough for 2 people and the other seating is not comfortable for long, so sitting altogether in the evening to watch a film was not an option for the 4 of us. Not a problem as the weather was so good we were sitting outside in the garden a lot, but had we had a rainy week this might have been frustrating.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2022

  • "Buttercups is a lovely little house in a wonderful location."

    The house has everything you could need. The kitchen was well stocked and they provided all washing up items as well. Lovely to have a pint of milk and a scrummy box of biscuits on arrival as well. Much appreciated. The shower was somewhat leaky as mentioned in our phone call and I feel you could afford for the master bed to but a bit bigger and the dining table to be a bit smaller. These are personal opinions of course. A fantastic house in a brilliant location.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jul 2022

  • "House in excellent location ."

    The dining room table was far too big for such a small house.Lack of storage space upstairs and the only hanging cupboard was filled with ironing board iron travel cot and clothes horse that we had to remove before using .No TV in bedroom was disappointing .House not as clean as expected with dirt under settee cushions .When we arrived the outside dustbins were full as I guess they had not been put out for weeks surely the owners should check this .on the positive the garden was great for the dogs good parking and 100% for location

    Reviewed by Linda3.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house in a very quiet residential area."

    Very comfortable and fully equipped with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "All good - is it possible to exclude the automatic £21 charge for dogs leading to us having to spend time emailing and calling?"

    After 3 emails were ignored I called and all was good but surely the charge should be added if a dog is included and not assumed? To a cynic this could look like a money grabbing exercise hoping the client doesn't notice?

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry you had this issue. The problem has now been corrected. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Buttercups. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely holiday accommodation."

    Very clean and well equipped and really great location too. I hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect!!"

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0May 2022

  • "Second visit to this cottage which is in an idea location,lovely safe enclosed garden for my dog."

    Some lovely walks on the doorstep especially wandering round the pretty harbour at West Bay.Well equipped,very clean accomodation with very easy parking which can be an issue in Bridport itself.Will be back again as it suits my needs completely.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Apr 2022

  • "The house is in a fantastic location, easy walk to the playground, beach , and centre."

    The house was clean, neat and obviously well maintained. The welcome pack of milk, coffee, tea and biscuits was very appreciated. We plan to book again and thoroughly recommend this property 10 out of 10. The observations below are intended to improve this outstanding site further and to guide other guests. The toilet door squeaks on closing and can disturb light sleepers, the towel rail does not heat up at the top and may need bleeding, the latch on the outside gate is difficult to shut from the outside and may need oiling. To repeat, this is a fantastic property and i look forward to booking again, thank you to the owners for allowing us to have a wonderful break with our grandchildren.

    Reviewed by Perry5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely clean, modern house with everything you need."

    Peaceful location with good parking. Nice easy walk to the beach. Couldn't find a mop to clean paw prints off the floor!

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Mar 2022

  • "Buttercups is ideally positioned close to West Bay."

    It was a short walk to the beach and port. We visited the George where the food and local Palmers ale were very good. It was easy to explore other places like Lyme Regis, Swanage and Dorchester by car. The cottage itself was very clean and comfortable and was a great base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2022

  • "Well maintained with excellent facilities."

    bridle path to West Bay good for dog walking. Supermarket near by with good local shops restaurants and pubs.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Nov 2021

  • "Buttercups is a lovely place to stay, it has everything you need, the one thing ..."

    Buttercups is a lovely place to stay, it has everything you need, the one thing that lets it down is the settee for sure but that is going to be replaced quite soon I believe, the whole house is well equipped and the garden is great if you have dogs, the walk in to West Bay is really pleasant, Bridport just a short drive away, if you have any problems the owners are on the end of the phone and nothing is too much trouble for them

    Thank for your feedback we are pleased you loved your stay at Buttercups. The Owner has replaced the settee following yours and other guest feedback. we hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roberta4.4Oct 2021

  • "Great house very clean , well equipped and a nice secure back garden."

    Excellent location for Bridport shopping or West Bay beach. There is a good pathway to walk to West Bay without going on the main road. Good for visiting Hive , Eype and Chesil beaches that are only a short drive away. Only one thing I would change about this property is change the settee it is way too hard to sit on after a days walking and exploring.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "Superb location and a lovely well appointed holiday home."

    Nice secure garden for my dog.Lounge furniture could be more comfortable and a grab handle in the bath/shower would be useful as it is a little high getting out of but minor niggles.Will definitely return as so convenient and some great walks right on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic location!"

    House was very clean! One downside was the sofa isn’t very comfortable. West bay is a beautiful location and has everything that we were looking for, dog friendly, great bars and places to eat. Outstanding scenery and beautiful walks.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Sep 2021

  • "An ideal location for two foster carers, one teenager and their Border Collie who wanted a quiet time for walking, fishing and eating."

    The sofa was not quite as relaxing as described but this was a minor point. Otherwise the much needed holiday met our expectations in all areas and exceeded expectations in others (particularly the teenager who loved the TV system with all its channels while the adults chilled).

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2021

  • "Buttercups is a neat modern house on a quiet estate."

    It has everything you need for your stay, even a box of dog friendly supplies. The back garden gets the afternoon and evening sun and is great for an evening drink. It is a gentle, flat 8-10 minute walk along a well surfaced footpath into West Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Jul 2021

  • "The bed settee in living room is very uncomfortable as seating to watch tv for any length of time"

    Reviewed by Phyllis3.8Jul 2021

  • "All good..."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really good location."

    Will definitely come again

    Reviewed by Pip5.0Jun 2021

  • "Location of Buttercups is ideal."

    A leisurely 10 minutes walk along a well kept all weather path virtually straight to the beach. ( which is one of the best in the area )

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, charge of £21 per pet, per week
  • Electrical vehicle charging point at property, charge of £60 per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Beach 0.6 miles

The property

Settled on the edge of the seaside resort of West Bay is this delightful mid-terrace property, Buttercups.

Perfectly suited to a small family or a couple, Buttercups offers contemporary living just a stone's throw from the beach and the centre of nearby Bridport.

Make your way into the stylish sitting room after a busy day outdoors and relax on the long, pink sofa, with a electric fire within the attractive fireplace adding a homely ambiance and a TV in the corner to entertain.

Step into the superb fitted kitchen to make use of the excellent appliances at your fingertips, including an electric oven and hob, rustling up a family favourite for everyone to enjoy at the dining table.

Delight in having your own outdoor space to yourself with the enclosed garden where outdoor seating offers the perfect spot for a drink on a balmy summer evening after the children have gone to bed.

Afterwards you can settle down into the double bedroom found on the first floor, along with the twin room, served by a sleek bathroom suite with a large P-shaped bath to unwind in.

Wander down to the shores of West Bay for a host of activities to enjoy from fossil hunting on this ancient Jurassic Coast and fishing trips out to sea, to days sunbathing on the beach and walks along the coast, there's something for everyone.

Breath-taking cliff top scenery awaits you in both directions along the South West Coast Path, with Lyme Regis to the west and Abbotsbury and Weymouth to the east.

Head east to visit the lovely Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and famous Abbotsbury Swannery, and take a drive over to Weymouth to experience the classic seaside delights of amusements, eateries, and exciting attractions like SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth and Sandworld.

Bridport is just next door and offers an array of restaurants and pubs along with a weekly farmer's market allowing you to pick up some fresh, local ingredients for your self-catered cooking.

Enjoy soaking up the delightful Dorset scenery from the lovely Buttercups.

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About the location


Bridport 1.5 miles; Lyme Regis 11 miles

West Bay, fondly known as “The Gateway to the Dorset Jurassic Coast” and popularised by the TV series Broadchurch, lies close to the glorious sandstone cliffs of Golden Cap, at the western end of the dramatic pebbly Chesil Beach. This is a wonderful seaside location, perfect for family holidays, offering scenic walks along the South West Coast Path, as well as ample opportunities to try your hand at sea fishing, crabbing, boating and golf. Visit the homes of Thomas Hardy and TE Lawrence, the Tank Museum at Bovington or the Naval air Museum at Yeovil. Only 1.5 miles away is the vibrant market town of Bridport, featured in the TV series, River Cottage. The area holds plenty of attractions to suit the whole family! Just a short drive West takes you to Charmouth for fossil hunting, to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, and to River Cottage HQ near Axminster. To the East are the lovely Sub-tropical Gardens and Swannery at Abbotsbury, and the golden sands of Weymouth. This wonderful location makes an ideal base for a great family holiday.

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Note: From Jul 2022 there will be an electric charging point at property - £60 supplement per week

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