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Beside the Sea

(Ref. 1089040)

Eype, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • lovely (11)
  • no (9)
  • comfortable (7)
  • spacious (7)
  • holiday (6)
  • clean (6)

17 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely holiday Accommodation very comfortable and spacious, Ample cupboard space in the kitchen, The welcome hamper and milk was a lovely surprise my daughter loved the chocolates."

    Bathroom very clean which was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay would highly recommend and would Definitely return. Wld have been useful to have a small frying pan too, also no mattress or pillow protectors on the beds. Which i would think would be a good shout. One of the door handles loose from hall to lounge and a light bulb gone above dining room table. This last paragraph not complaints just hopefully helpful comments for the owner. ( only mentioned as i clean for a friend who is a housekeeper for a large holiday let and so i notice things others don't

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just back from a roasting hot week at Beside the Sea, the building was bigger than we expected and was perfect for a break in beautiful Dorset."

    The property is well fininshed and clean and it's location is great for a beach holiday or exploring the area,My wife is disabled but the layout of the property was perfect for her needs.There are a few mentions of the narrow lane down to Eype but if you take you time you will have no issues with it.All in all a great place to stay beside the sea in stunning Dorset, it's on our list for a return visit!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful accomodation."

    Lovely location. Some information on the drive down to the accomodation would be ideal as it's not for the feint hearted.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2023

  • "Light in ceiling of hall did not seem to be working."

    A slight problem only. Patio door locks tricky. ? Need easing. We had not anticipated how narrow the approach road is and found it stressful. The situation is wonderful and the site very quiet, especially at night. Beach and hills excellent. The cafe nearby was a boon. Such friendly people.

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely roomy chalet, very light and airy."

    Only downside is the restricted access road, but we know there is nothing you can do about that!

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Apr 2023

  • "Good stay in a comfortable and spacious chalet, in a great location."

    A little unkempt on the outside , there was litter by the picnic bench on our arrival . The electric shower flow is weak and some mould in the shower on the grouting. The vacuum cleaner needs emptying and a clean . Overall a very good choice with an accurate description by the owner. A short walk to the New Inn in Eype where you will be well looked after.

    Reviewed by William Geoffrey4.4Apr 2023

  • "A lovely week enjoyed in a wonderful property."

    Warm, spacious and very well equipped, perfectly positioned for walking and visiting the area, with lovely views. The narrow road in was not a problem if taken carefully. Altogether a perfect week to celebrate my wife's birthday. Thank you so much Beside The Sea.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Location was fantastic and the place itself is really spacious and welcoming."

    Only downside was the floor was quite dirty on arrival , some of the cutlery and cooking utensils that had been put away needed re cleaning and the cleaner really needs to clean behind and under the beds where sockets need to be used.

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Oct 2022

  • "If you are not a confident driver you need to be aware that it is a lengthy narrow single track road leading to the property, whilst you don’t meet lots of traffic you do come across some."

    The cottage is in a lovely quiet location and is comfortable and has most things that you could need. You are in a central location and it is ideal to visit lots of different places.

    Reviewed by Kate3.8Oct 2022

  • "We found the chalet to be extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    Found the shower drainage of water to be very slow. The only way to rectify this small problem was to halt the water flow allowing the drain to catch up. The lane to the property could be challenging at times, but most people were careful and patient. The Eype Eats bakery/cafe next door to the property was excellent for coffee/ bread and cakes, very helpful owner. Also the New Inn further up the lane did good food and the staff were lovely.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property very clean and tidy."

    Location great for beach and walking.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely spacious, well-equipped holiday unit a minute from the sea on a small site."

    From my ratings, you can probably deduce that there were a couple of things that disappointed me, but I accept they may not have been a concern to everyone, and in a short time I had them sorted. That said, would I stay here again? Absolutely. And I intend to! Thank you for the use of your perfectly located holiday home.

    Reviewed by Trevor3.8Jul 2022

  • "Really nice, and spacious holiday accommodation, right next to the sea, as the name suggests."

    Access by a typically narrow Dorset lane, so be prepared to find passing places etc.! Well equipped generally, with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc. Some more drinking glasses would be useful, as all that is provided are pint beer glasses, wine glasses and champagne flutes - a set of tumblers would really help. Comfortable beds, and plenty of storage space, especially in the back bedroom. The cottage is very warm, with thick quilts - it was actually too warm when we went, during a hot spell!! There were a few issues, mainly due to inadequate cleaning. The fridge was so badly frozen that the ice box was unusable - the ice was so badly built up that the icebox door wouldn't close, and nothing could be put inside. I had to defrost the fridge to use it. Another problem was the shower. The first evening shower nearly flooded the room, as the drain was blocked, and I had to remove and clean the hair trap - Nothing says 'happy holidays' like cleaning strangers hair out of a shower!! The kettle was so badly scaled up that every drink resulted in limescale in the mugs - so I had to clean that out too! One of the serving ladles had chunks of dried food on it - not hidden in a drawer, but in the holder on the worktop. How was that not spotted? Fluffy dust build up around the bedside cabinets, a previous guest's belt left in a wardrobe . . . . . It's a shame about these niggles, because the cottage is lovely, but cleaning and checking between guests really needs addressing, especially given the 6 hour window between departure and arrival.

    Reviewed by Wayne4.4Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyable holiday would go back."

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our week here in this comfortable, well-presented property which was on a peaceful site."

    Reviewed by Malc5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved the chalet, spacious and light and the bedrooms/bathroom were lovely."

    The living area was well furnished and very comfortable. Kitchen was fine, but it would have been lovely to have had some basic washing up liquid, the extractor hood was broken and the crockery was stained and chipped in places. Other than those small niggles it was a lovely week's holiday.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely spot Lovely accomodation Just one point We booked it as it said pet free o the website but in the accomodation it says you can have up to 2 dogs."

    I was ok but I am very allergic and I think you should mention this on the website

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Feb 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, hoover, clothes airer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Outdoor decked area with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop next door, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.1 miles.

The property

Tucked away on the Eypes Mouth Chalet Park in Eype, Dorset is this wonderful, two-bedroom chalet, Beside the Sea.

Taking its name from its fabulous location which is adjacent to the beautiful Eype Beach and enjoying a contemporary open-plan layout, Beside the Sea is an idyllic setting for two couples or a family of four who are looking for their next Dorset adventure.

Park up in the convenient off-road parking space before unloading your bags and taking in your peaceful surroundings.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to playing chef in the well-equipped kitchen, with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, ensuring cleaning up is a breeze!

Serve up a delicious meal at the dining table for four, or if the weather is nice, why not dine alfresco out at the lovely picnic bench on your own private decking?

As the evening grows darker, retreat to one of two plush sofas where you can curl up in front of your favourite TV series.

Keep your holiday wardrobe fresh and take advantage of the handy utility area which houses a washing machine, as well as a clothes airer and hoover.

Wash away the day with a refreshing shower, before popping on fresh pyjamas and rustling up a hot chocolate to enjoy before catching your rest in one of two well-presented bedrooms, a super-king-size with zip/link and a double, providing flexible sleeping arrangements for all parties.

Take the short stroll over to the pebbled Eype Beach where you can enjoy a leisurely walk as you breathe in the fresh sea air or set up a chair and escape with your favourite book as you savour the days sunshine.

Nearby, you will find the excellent Eypes Mouth Country Hotel where you can treat your guests to a flavourful meal or sample the local ales, as well as a well-stocked convenience store for stocking up on any essentials.

For a wider selection of amenities, take the short drive into Bridport, where you can brush up on the local history at the Bridport Museum, wander along the picturesque River Brit, peruse the good selection of independent shops or pay a visit to the Bridport Leisure Centre where you can swim, play squash or visit the gym.

West Bay is nearby and offers a beautiful, sandy beach which stretches for miles, here can enjoy building sandcastles with the little ones, tucking into fresh fish and chips or paddling the shores.

Walkers will delight at the opportunity to join the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile route which offers views of the Jurassic Cliffs.

Further afield is Weymouth, home to a sea life centre, the historic Nothe Fort and a revolving viewing tower where you can look out to the sea and beyond.

For an unforgettable holiday in Dorset, choose Beside the Sea.

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About the location


Bridport 1.8 miles; Lyme Regis 9.6 miles; Seaton 18.4 miles.

Eype sits on one of the most dramatic sections of the Jurassic Coastline, and famously features one of ITV’s series Broadchurch’s most iconic locations. We’ll leave you guessing as to which one until you visit. The beach at Eype is a steeply shelving pebble beach that is dog friendly all year round and just 3 miles from Bridport and 4 from West Bay, where many other Broadchurch locations can be viewed, as well enjoying local fish and chips on the harbour side and ice creams on the sea front. Bridport offers all the high street amenities you will need along with a much-coveted antiques and collectables market. Golden Cap, the highest point in Dorset, sits on the South West Coast path and is just 4 miles from Eype, although it’s the highest point there are moderate routes to walk to the top, where spectacular far reaching views along the coast will be your reward.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas