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Bowleaze View

(Ref. 994020)

Weymouth, Dorset Show on map

4.0

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We stay in Dorset at least once every year."

    This house and location is very nice and general cleanliness is OK. Facilities provided are good, but it felt like maintenance was lacking in a few areas as if the owner wasn't really the ones keeping an eye on it. Kitchen is nice & large but not very well organised. Utensils etc. are all over the place in different near empty cupboards making self catering a bit of a nightmare. Halogen hob is very slow to get going and took about 20 mins. to boil a pan of water! Freezer is pretty noisy and started beeping constantly towards the end of the holiday so we shut it down in case it was overworking. The driveway is definitely a challenge as it is so steep and depending on where the neighbours & their visitors park can be very awkward to get a run up to get out with a cold engine. Can't see how you could really practically have more than 2 cars off road without a LOT of shunting around.

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Sep 2023

  • "The property was perfect in every way."

    I would say a real home from home but it was much better than that. The beds were comfy, the kitchen well equipped and a lovely main bathroom. Loved the views from the kitchen and lounge. Overall, we had a brilliant week in a beautiful property...

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2023

  • "Been to bowleaze view a few times love the location and view over weymouth all ..."

    Been to bowleaze view a few times love the location and view over weymouth all facilities excellent maybe the 2 single beds could have been a little more comfy

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jul 2023

  • "Cleanliness not very good, crumbs on dining table and floors."

    Kitchen items including frying pans dirty. Food bits including chips in oven. Fuse box kept tripping out when we turned lights on. Step leading up from house - one is cracked with piece missing so is dangerous. Piece of step broken on steps at side of house. Toilet in en suite is faulty and kept filling up continuously. No chain on kitchen sink plug. Very steep drive.

    Reviewed by Rachael2.2Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Bowleaze Coveway and would definitely consider staying there again."

    It is a lovely, comfortable property and was well placed for us. We had one slight issue at the start of the week, but this was very swiftly sorted. Even the weather was good - mostly!

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay in Bowleaze View, we always do our best working together with Dream Cottages to ensure all our guests have a lovely holiday. Thank you Ian & Sharon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "We did have a nice week at Bowleaze View."

    It is in an idea position to visit many places along the coast and the county. The house is an upside down arrangement, to make the most of the sea views in the living areas, which were lovely. However, I feel we need to point out to the owners that the house is in real need of care and attention. There is a water leak that must have been going on for a long time, just outside the front door as the water trail has now turned green and could potentially be slippery. Both the garage doors are in desperate need of painting, as do the decking railings. First impressions of the house are important. The hot tub which we know is not in use is in a very bad state. The kitchen has been neglected as there is only random equipment in place. We had a plague of ants on the ground floor where the bedrooms are, so we could not put anything on the floor. We were also not expecting the driveway to be just so frighteningly steep. It would not be for everyone to be able to access this property as even the flight uneven steps do not have a handrail. My husband has been in the building industry for decades and has stated the it is a real shame that a house which has such potential has been left to decline into such a poor condition. If the owners are paying for maintenance to be carried out on their behalf then this is an issue that they need to address. I have read all previous reviews and see that general maintenance is an ongoing problem that has been highlighted for a few years now. What a shame, as Bowleaze View is not a cheap property to rent. Please attend to all the issues that hirers have raised with you now and before. You can’t say you haven’t been told. For all the mentioned lack of care reasons listed above, I would not be able to recommend this property at this time.

    Reviewed by Emma2.8Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at the property, which suited our needs well."

    Fantastic views from the upstairs windows and so close to the beach. It was also near to the main road in and out of Weymouth, so perfect for popping in, or getting away to explore the area.

    Thankyou Sara, So pleased you enjoyed your week. Ian & Sharon Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2022

  • "There were no oven gloves."

    And the fridge makes a continuous noise so can hear it in the bedroom below. Really annoying. But overall we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Sep 2022

  • "My family loved bowleaze ,we have enjoyed our week ."

    We will definitely be back . A couple of things happened while we were there,and they were sorted very quickly .beautiful property Ann West

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is our second stay in the house."

    It’s perfect for us, with its two bathrooms, lovely showers and location near the beach at Overcombe. The bin situation has been sorted too which is great to know that the owners act on feedback. Would agree with the other reviews about the poor comfort ratings of the double beds, particularly in the main bedroom. Much better would be either two twin beds which you push together for versatility or a 6ft bed with a firm mattress.

    Reviewed by Bianca4.4Jul 2022

  • "Thanks for a lovely cottage could not fault it fantastic"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely house in a good location."

    However in need of some tlc i.e decorating. Some minor diy needs attending to - sinks in ensuite and right hand side of family bathroom, both plus need adjusting; some oven pans and frying pans need replacing; right hand side lounge window needs refitting as there is a large gap; Attention to detail with some cleaning i.e table mats/coasters and patio area from main bedroom.

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week away."

    The cottage was lovely and delivered everything it had promised within the description. Clean, tidy and literally a stones throw from the beach. We had one slight issue the day after we arrived but after a phone call to the office it was all sorted, and bearing in mind it was Easter Sunday they couldn’t have done anymore to sort it for us, and also kept us updated. Thank you and we will definitely be looking to use you again.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thank you so much for our stay here."

    We absolutely loved it and have definately popped it on our favourites list to return again in the future. We visit Weymouth every year often more than once we would love to return here again Parking was fun ! Loved the Interior, the Views, the location. Many thanks for our most wonderful stay last week.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Apr 2022

  • "Nice house in good position ,In need of some TLC, generally clean except for bedroom floor it looked like toothpaste had been walked into it so had to clean it ."

    Blind in e-suite broken, insufficient pillows for a family of 6 NO recycling and only 1 bin bag and 1 small dustbin - insufficient for families Lose paving slabs in both front and back garden and during heavy rain the drains at the front overflowed (? need clearing out)

    Reviewed by Veronica3.8Oct 2021

  • "Mattress in main bedroom was a little too soft, kept rolling into middle."

    Overall a great rental property in a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2021

  • "As with other reviews of the Property cleanliness of the property was not good."

    The entrance porch was grubby, there was bird excrement all over the door step giving access to the garden that had clearly been there for some time, the stair carpet had not been vacumed, there was dust on all surfaces, shelves, towel rails, headboards, skirting, and not just surface dust, when I wiped out the shower (using the bath mat as there were no cleaning materials available) the mat was covered in black marks which were certainly not one weeks worth of dirt!. Given the covid situation and the delayed check in time for additional cleaning there was little evidence of a deep clean. The house itself is lovely and in an excellent location position with lovely views but attention to the cleaning process needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency as the continuous comments on cleanliness are likely to have a serious affect on bookings. The booking process with Sykes was easy and regular updates and information was very good. The cleanliness issue is letting the owners of the property and Sykes down.

    Reviewed by Jayne3.8Sep 2021

  • "Really loved the location and facilities."

    Perfectly met our needs and we have rebooked for next year. The house would benefit from a deeper clean occasionally (top of cupboards, corners etc). But the main areas were cleaner than some of the reviews led us to expect. There is an issue with the bins. No recycling bin is a big issue, not only for the environment but also capacity as mentioned by the previous guests. One slimline black bin is not enough if you have to put ALL waste in it. I think the description should also make clear that this house is not good for anyone with mobility issues (including visitors during your stay). Because all thé living facilities are upstairs you can’t avoid going up the steep stairs. And then you have to come down again to the toilet and back up again. The outside drive is the steepest I have ever seen…can’t believe it meets building control standards!! And there are steps to the side for pedestrian access which are not lit at night and would also be difficult for less mobile/elderly people. But it works for us and we will be back again in the hope that the bin situation is sorted.

    Reviewed by Bianca3.1Aug 2021

  • "We have stayed at this property twice."

    It is perfectly located for access to the pebble beach at Bowleaze Cove. It now has a new dishwasher and DVD player which improved on our previous visit. Our family found both double beds uncomfortable so ended the week feeling tired from lack of good sleep. Apart from that it is a lovely house and the grandkids love the fact that it is "upside down". Our other main issue this time was the fact that there is only one slimine wheely bin for 6 people for the week with no recycling facility. It is considered as trade waste and the council wont take the bin if it wont close apparently ! We ended up taking bags of glass bottles and cans home which we resent when the property is expensive to rent! For the cost of rental there should be more rubbish storage. Also the rental prices are being increased dramatically next year which means we wont be returning.

    Reviewed by Val4.4Aug 2021

  • "Holiday home not what we expected had to scrub clean shower heads clean dishes ..."

    Holiday home not what we expected had to scrub clean shower heads clean dishes before using them washing machine all mouldy inside so didn’t use Only good thing was the view from dining room window

    Reviewed by John2.2Jul 2021

  • "The house is absolutely amazing and we had a fantastic holiday."

    Reviewed by Nikita4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views."

    Very cosy. Beds very comfy. Good location.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Bowleaze View."

    House was comfortable and clean and had lovely views. Dream Cottages were easy to deal with. We were very close to the beech and able to walk to it and from the house close to visit lots of places in Weymouth and the surrounding areas. It was a nice benefit having the Harvester across the road. We would definitely recommend. We had a lovely week staying at Bowleaze view.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2020

  • "We contacted you mid week before we were due to arrive because previous reviews were not too complimentary regarding cleanliness and the twin bed mattresses were also mentioned as being uncomfortable."

    Your customer service team member said they would contact the dream holiday rep and that she would get back to us. No-one did. We arrived around 3.45pm ( 1 hour early as due to COVID the cleaning team needed extra time to ensure the cleaning was done to a 'high standard'). We asked permission to enter the property and was advised by Dream Cottages to go ahead but report any issues as the housekeeper might not have checked the property after the cleaning team had been in. The cleaning team had been in. The beds were changed and the towels were fresh. However, there was mouldy pizza in the kitchen bin. Food spillage on the kitchen stools. Crisps in the cushions in the lounge, dirty ring marks on the dining table and coasters and some surfaces had not seen a duster or a wet cloth for some time. On inspection, we had to contact your customer service team as there was a note on a blackboard in the kitchen 'dishwasher leaking put something under to catch water' or words to that effect. The floor tiles near the dishwasher were warped and lifting. The main bathroom had a drawer that literally came off in our hand, some of the floor trim was loose and not fixed and the dairy tray in the fridge was missing. We reported this, a maintenance man arrived and advised the dishwasher required an appliance specialist. We agreed not to use it. Mid week we decided to watch one of the generous selection of DVDs. Only to discover that the DVD player did not work and there was no handset. No-one contacted us for the remainder of our stay. The day before we were due to leave we received an e-mail advising of how we should leave the property on departure. Rest assured we left the property much cleaner than we found it. My complaint is that you were given additional time to clean the property due to COVID. On arrival I felt it necessary to thoroughly sanitise all surfaces before we were happy to use them. You failed to contact us to let us know what you intended to do about it. You have still not responded to any of the e-mails we sent you on 30.9.20 and 2.10.20. Although, you have sent us many e-mails asking for feedback and trying to encourage us to book with you again, and asking for feedback. Well hear it is. The property is beautiful, your cleaning and maintenance team have let the owners down. We paid a great deal for a weeks holiday. It was not in an acceptable state when we arrived, you need to get back to your customers when contacted with issues. I appreciate these are unprecedented times, but you had additional time to make sure the property was ready for use. You failed. I really hope to hear from you soon, as my next contact will be by letter to your head office as e-mail and telephone have proved fruitless. The owners have a fantastic property, you are letting them down.

    Reviewed by Carol2.8Sep 2020

  • "A few little things that could be improved."

    A lot of dust and crumbs about. Also some things could be fixed I.e. dishwasher and would make life easier if there was a Remote control for DVD player as would not be easy to use if your not use to technology.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.8Sep 2020

  • "The steps leading to the road need attention, otherwise everything good."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house was fantastic, lovely views and the binoculars was a good idea."

    The house was clean and tidy when we arrived. The only complaint was the mattresses on the single beds, very soft and the springs could be felt. Not comfortable or suitable for an adult , We also requested a high chair but one wasn't left so I called the office,as it was late they couldn't get one to us but the next day a brand new one was left for us in the box. The drive way and the steeps are extremely steep, worth bearing in mind for nervous drivers and people with walking issues. There is a dip at the bottom off the drive in front off the garage door so easy to ground your car. We really enjoyed our holiday so don't any of the negative things above put you off just be aware off them.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2020

  • "Had not been cleaned at all floors bathrooms mould urine ."

    Beds covers stained pillows stained mattress cover stained disgusting dust everywhere . Not what a dream cottage is about in unprecedented times.

    Reviewed by Ann1.3Aug 2020

  • "The cottage itself was good, with a great location close to a pebbly beach and the coastal path into Weymouth."

    The whole cottage was comfortable and really well equipped, with good sized rooms and a decent garden. The driveway is VERY steep, which perhaps should be noted somewhere on the description. However, we had a few issues that would be easily solvable by the owners, namely: (1) the curtains in both the double and twin rooms have stains on them which, if they cannot be cleaned, should be replaced; (2) the mattresses in the twin room are really poor, the springs could be felt even by a light child, so much so that we had to pad the base with one of the duvets (good job it was a warm week and we didn't need the duvet!) - again, these mattresses should be replaced asap; (4) overall the cottage was clean, however there were parts (eg behind the TV in the main bedroom) that were pretty dusty and should be thoroughly cleaned, particularly in the current climate. However, none of these issues affected our holiday at all, just suggestions to improve the experience for others staying there this year.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic location."

    A few minutes walk to the pebble beach which had areas of sand for digging at low tide. The tide only varied by a few metres so always able to be near the children when they were in the sea. Pleasant 40 minute stroll along beach front into town. Harvester opposite the house . We had an Asda food delivery on day of arrival which made us self sufficient for the week which helped during this time of anxiety about covid 19. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment but we took our pressure cooker with us. The house was lovely. Views across Weymouth and to the sea from the upstairs rooms made it an easy place to spent time relaxing. The house was clean but thick layers of dust under and behind furniture and in corners so it could do with a thorough clean at some point. Good facilities in the house but no remote for the dvd player and after a search we found the washing machine in the garage. A bit more info on appliances would have been nice but we worked them out in the end. We really enjoyed our week at Bowleaze view. It had everything we wanted and we have already booked for next year as in these uncertain times it will be lovely to know that we have a comfortable house and quiet beach to bring the grandkids to next year.

    Reviewed by Val4.7Aug 2020

  • "The location of the property was perfect for the beach, visiting Weymouth town and generally exploring the Dorset coast."

    The inside of the property left a lot to be desired given that we were only the third group into the property since lockdown eased. Where do I start - all the below reported at the time to Dream Cottages who really did not seem to care The dishwasher was leaking, reported to dream cottages who sent an engineer the next day who fixed what he thought to be the problem which was a split dishwasher arm with elastic bands and was going to return the next day with replacement parts- never return. The cups were so badly stained inside I had to go out and buy new. When we lifted plates out of the cupboards some were dirty and other had chips in them. Before being able to enjoy a meal we had to wash the crockery and glasses since we could not be convinced they were clean and safe to use given the current Covid climate. Not what I expected to do at the start of my holiday given we had to allow an extra two hours for cleaning before we could check in. The carpet on the stairs and landing was extremely badly stained. The curtain in the second double bedroom had what appeared to be make up on them. Every where you looked there was cobwebs and all the skirting boards where covered in dust. Some of the lights in the main bathroom did not work. The property advertised having patio furniture, there was none outside and only after hunting round we found it in the garage, not what I expect in July. This property should have been absolutely immaculate given the fact it had been closed from the end of March to July 2020. Attention to detail goes along way. Given the above I will not be staying again and would not recommend if your cleanliness expectations are at the higher end like mine. Given all the above disappointments we had a fantastic week in Weymouth/Dorset and the weather made up for the property.

    Reviewed by Suzanne1.9Jul 2020

  • "Had a lovely time at the house, the owner was so kind when I had a request he ..."

    Had a lovely time at the house, the owner was so kind when I had a request he phoned me the same day,and nothing was too much trouble,would love to go back in the summer,

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2019

  • "The house was excellent and suited our purposes especially with regards to the views from the upstairs rooms,, the handiness of the Harvester across the road and bus stops into town from outside."

    Our concerns were over the information booklet provided by the owner. We tried for three days to get the WiFi router to provide the internet but gave up. We were therefore unable to plan some visits and best routes,, buy tickets online and check weather, Swanage train times etc. The cooker was set on 'auto' and there were no instructions so we missed one meal until we managed to experiment and fathom it out. There were no instructions on white goods as it said there should be. I was going to ring Dream Cottages on the land line but again that didn't exist as it said it did. I phoned Dream Cottages from my mobile but gave up after 10 minutes of waiting for an answer after pressing several option numbers. We recycled where we could based on what we do at home but there was no information. We presumed that one of the bins was for recycling but which one was a guess. All of this was disappointing considering the very nice house, but it didn't spoil our holiday as we found ways round the lack of information

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Sep 2019

  • "The house was beautiful with a sea view Loved the walk into weymouth every ..."

    The house was beautiful with a sea view Loved the walk into weymouth every day My granddaughter loved to play in the back garden it was like being at home We loved love it thanks to the home owner They have a beautiful house xx

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2019

  • "This house is lovely, very well situated, great to have a garden too."

    It has everything you need for a holiday home. The house is upside down, so all bedrooms are on the ground floor, they are all a good size. The main bedroom has a lovely little en suite and patio doors that open out on to a balcony. The main bathroom is a great size The garden is south facing, we were very lucky in our week away in that we had great weather, the house got very very warm during the day and we needed to shut curtains to try and keep it cool, we took a fan with us for the bedrooms which was welcomed at night time. We walked into Weymouth everyday, which is an easy flat walk of about 40-45 mins and then spent the day on the beach, a steady walk back early evening and then a lovely meal at the house to end the day. Thank you, this property is everything we expected and a lovely home.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely house with excellent location and sea views."

    All amenities covered. Stayed March 2018

    Mrs LovegroveApr 2018

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Summary

  • On the ground floor three bedrooms: 1 x kingsize with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with breakfast area
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DAB/FM-Bluetooth CD player, iPod docking station, WiFi, bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach less than 2 mins walk.

The property

With its quirky upside-down design, you can enjoy the outstanding views of Bowleaze Cove and over to Portland, along with the RSPB nature reserve to the rear of the property from the sitting and dining area on the first floor.

Entering through the front door will lead you to the three downstairs bedrooms.

Through the open patio doors enjoy the changing colours of the sky over the Weymouth bay and the Isle of Portland whilst lazily drinking your morning beverage. The coastal path with access to walks along past Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove is just a stone's throw from the house.

Adjacent to Bowleaze View and with outstanding views of the wonderful Jurassic coastline are The Harvester, perfect for a family dinner out, and Cafe Oasis, very popular for coffees and lunches with benches on the beach.

Bowleaze View is ideally located to visit the many tourist attractions South Dorset has to offer such as Monkey World and the Tank Museum.

A ten-minute stroll along the beach front will take you to Sea Life centre with its go karting, mini-golf, mini-steam train and Sandworld.

A further ten minutes along The Esplanade will take you to the main Weymouth award winning beach and town centre.

Providing the ideal break for family or friends Bowleaze View is only a few minutes’ walk from the beach and coastal walks in Weymouth.

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About the location

WEYMOUTH

Dorchester 7 miles; Bridport 17 miles.

The popular resort of Weymouth makes an outstanding year-round holiday destination, with a wide variety of attractions on offer, appealing to all tastes and ages. The glorious golden sandy beaches have excellent facilities for all kinds of watersports, whilst from the picturesque, bustling harbour you can take regular fishing trips. A short drive takes you to Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, linked to Weymouth by the dramatic Chesil Beach. Visit Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s “Casterbridge”, only 7 miles away, or take a journey along the scenic coastal road and call in at Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens. Alternatively, just head down to West Bay - the views of the stunning Dorset Heritage Coastline are not to be missed!

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Note: Please note the garden is not enclosed.
Cot available on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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