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West Perry Hay

(Ref. 967245)

North Chideock near Chideock, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage, The cottage had everything we needed and plenty of space for my family & the dogs."

    Abi was very helpful and welcoming. We only stayed for a week but have booked again for next year for 2 weeks we loved it so much. Such a lovely place to stay. X

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Aug 2023

  • "Going as a large family group it catered for all our needs."

    The cottage was more spacious than expected and the garden was securely fenced off. The downstairs shower room gatedoff from the kitchen which was excellent after a muddy dog walk to shower the dogs. Also plenty of space to park our 3 cars. Plenty of activities to keep us all amused pool table and darts, toys etc. We would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you Abi for a great stay at your cottage.

    Thank you, for a lovely review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful location, really quiet, close to wonderful beaches."

    Very dog friendly with spacious enclosed garden. Larger accommodation than we expected which was a bonus. Lots of hot water. Large kitchen, dining room and sitting room. Really enjoyed having a pool table, table tennis and darts for the evenings. Lovely friendly host. Water pressure upstairs in the bathroom very low and would be great to have a shower on the wall over the bath and would have liked a teapot! We had a wonderful holiday and really good value for money. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2023

  • "5* Couldn’t have picked better accommodation!"

    The cottage itself was beautiful, clean, very well equipped and comfortable. The surrounding areas were stunning. We had the best week and will definitely book again and recommend to family & friends

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage in a lovely rural location."

    It was clean and had good facilities. The only gripe would be the lack of a teapot.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Really delighted with the house and all the amenities."

    It tucked every box!

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable 3 generation family holiday."

    The games area was huge & a great fun. The property downstairs was very spacious. Only negative was the very squeaky beds in one of the twin rooms. Good base to explore the Jurassic coast. Picturesque Lyme Regis, West Bay, Weymouth, Chesil Beach, Bridport & Dorchester are all nearby.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing time at West Perry Hay."

    It was very good value for money and the most well equipped accommodation that we have stayed in. Everybody loved the games room and large living area.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Feb 2023

  • "Great property in a fabulous area."

    The best equipped holiday property that we have ever stayed in. Clean and spacious and the games area really made our stay! We have already booked again for next year it was that good!!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a great time at West Perry Hay, we enjoyed the log burner and games area, beds were comfy and plenty of hot water."

    Loads of room for everyone!

    Reviewed by Carol Peter4.7Oct 2022

  • "Super place, great location."

    Quiet. All tidy, clean and shipshape! Good facilities at the house. We had fun with pool table and darts board. Good proximity to all local attractions. Pleasant walk across fields to good local pubs. Shame local beach does not have a dog friendly area.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "On the whole the cottage is brilliant."

    The rooms downstairs are well proportioned but there is a need of general maintenance throughout. The previous tenants had broken the washing line which wasn’t replaced for us. We spent an hour cleaning the kitchen upon arrival along with the crockery we were going to use. Toilet seats were missing or broken, the plug hole in the en-suite bathroom was full of hair and the bedding smelt fusty. After coming through the pandemic I thought there would be a better standard of cleanliness but there is still a broken dog ball under the settee in the dining room and muck from along time ago. The pool table is multi functional which has broken the cushions but still playable and very enjoyable. We loved the space and setting expected being nearer a working farm as in the description but wasn’t to be found. Lovely area with great walks though. The owner was quick to drop off a new kettle for us when the old one wasn’t working well.

    Reviewed by Andrew2.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property and plenty of space for all our family."

    Peaceful surroundings but close to local amenities. The owners were helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "Second time visiting Perry Hay."

    Spacious and comfortable no frills holiday home in beautiful countryside. Utility room with walk in shower great after a muddy walk with dogs. Well equipped kitchen. You can explore many walks right from the house or just chill in the garden. In the car West Bay, Sea Town , Charmouth and Lyme Regis all within a short distance. Will not be our last visit!

    Reviewed by Jane3.8May 2022

  • "The Games room definitely made the holiday!"

    Sofas are comfortable and there is a good amount of space with a good size dining table. There is also a nice box of toys for younger children, my nephew played with the wooden train set every day. Unfortunately bathroom facilities in the cottage were not as good. The cleanliness of the bathrooms were poor. You either had a boiling shower or cold and the water pressure was very low. Nice location Chideock is very pretty.

    Reviewed by Jenny3.4May 2022

  • "Excellent location and well placed for the local beaches."

    We loved walking up Hell Lane nearby. Property was ideal for us with plenty of room and most importantly nice and warm! The owners were quick to respond to a query we had regarding wood supply. The directions to the property indicate the house is on the right whereas it is actually on the left. We felt that the arrangements for recycling could be improved and there were a few minor issues such as light bulbs not working and one of the stove switches a bit loose. Having said all that we would thoroughly recommend the house as a place where you will really enjoy your holiday!!

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Apr 2022

  • "Abi was the perfect host, allowing us to get on with our holiday and business trip, but being there if we needed help."

    The absolute bonus was a socket in the hall that allowed us to charge our electric car for our journey home to Birmingham (albeit out the side window but hey whatever works!) The bowl of fresh farm eggs from the chickens who are neighbours was thoughtful and made great omelettes. We brought our big Bullmastiff with us and he loved all the space plus a secure garden to mooch around in (and bark at the chickens) Listing still says that property is on the right as you go down Hell Lane and it’s actually on the left so Sykes need to update that as this has been mentioned before.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Mar 2022

  • "Great stay great cottage definitely worth the money"

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Feb 2022

  • "Very warm comfortable accommodation."

    Really well equipped. A good location for exploring the Dorset Coast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage and location were lovely, however the direction sent by Sykes were misleading as they apparently started from the middle of Bridport but no indication of this!"

    It would be more helpful at least to know where the directions start from - especially as we arrived after dark. There is a right turn at the north end of North Road and another right turn into Hell Lane. The property is on the left - not the right! The cottage had no guest information folder other than some laminated sheets referencing Covid instructions. For example, there was no information about connecting to the WiFi, no information about rubbish collection (and no outside dustbin), no information about using the heating and no invitation to contact Abi with any issues. It would have been nice to have information on local food shopping options (opening times of the Spar in Chideock for example and location of larger food shops). For the price, I would have expected the provision of a dishcloth. I appreciate that we are at the end of a busy season, but after initial joy at finally being able to get away, I was disappointed with the tired nature of the fittings. Towels were provided but were very small and thin, pillows very flimsy, cushions in the lounge also very tired, crockery, mugs, cutlery and glassware mismatched and little in the way of saucepans. The oven worked ok, but the rings were hit and miss - sometimes deciding to turn on and sometimes not and sometimes deciding not to turn off! There were no ice trays in the freezer. There were two power cuts during our stay - the first was apparently planned as tree surgeons were working further up the Lane - as we had a baby with us it would have been nice to know this in advance. The second was apparently because the automatic top up on the smart metre did not work correctly - we did wait a couple of hours before messaging Abi and once it was evident that other properties around did have power - but again not ideal with the baby. There were several lightbulbs not working - towards the end of the week we did find a few spares, but a bit late to address the poor lighting in the bathroom! There did not appear to be a shaver socket anywhere. The shower cord in the downstairs bathroom was so hard to operate, we did not for fear of ripping it from the ceiling - it was only when Abi called after our second power cut SOS that she tugged quite hard on it to activate! I had already messaged Abi several times, but her slow response to messages did not really encourage further messaging. Our frustration is that all the above could easily have been addressed with a little more attention to detail. To put my criticism in perspective, if I were Sykes Cottages’s, all the above niggles should surely be addressed (checking lightbulbs, safety of the stove etc) between each hire, but I notice that previous feedback mentions the lack of an information folder and there still is no sign of same! All in all, we enjoyed our time in a very beautiful part of Dorset, but if using Sykes again, I would want to be assured that the next cottage was more carefully presented.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.1Sep 2021

  • "2nd visit to this cottage and didn't disappoint again."

    Enough crockery, cutlery for family of 6. Having gone with son and his family we decided to use the bedroom with ensuite and found beds to be very comfortable, these had obviously been changed since our last visit 3 years ago. Although some area's could still do with a little bit of tlc this cottage is well worth the money. We had a couple of issue during our week, however owners were very quick to respond. Staying here you can either have a peaceful stay and just sit and relax in the garden or visit the many places of interest which are all within a short drive. Would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic family holiday home in a beautiful location."

    Quiet and peaceful with plenty of space inside and out, and only a short drive away from such a variety of beaches and places to visit. The house had everything there that we needed and more. Only downside was there weren’t any welcome / house instructions re house use and recycling etc but a minor issue. We had a really great holiday. Would definitely recommend and will return ourselves in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage in a convenient location close enough to major towns yet in a peaceful, rural setting."

    The cottage was lovely and we all enjoyed the week away (even the dog who settled in very quickly despite being woken by the cockerell nearby on the first morning). The cottage was very well equipped with just about everything needed for a perfect break away whilst being a home from home. Plenty of space for our family with large dining and living areas along with a generous size kitchen. The pool table and darts board also added to the fun for the time we were "at home". Wifi and Internet TV although not essential for my husband and I made the break more enjoyable for our teenager. We had many local walks around the countryside and into the village (approx 20-25 mins walk) with the dog over the week. The locals were really friendly and welcoming. The nearby Catholic church was also a wonderful find and we were lucky enough to pass by when it was open so got to see the beautiful decorations and artwork inside. From the cottage we had a great base for travelling to the local beaches and seaside towns. We visited Seatown, Eype, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Cogdon beach, Weymouth and Yeovil during our holiday. Quite often even though we planned to eat out we decided to return to the cottage for our evening meal. We all found it to be very restful and comfortable. There were shops nearby for provisions. A short drive in the car we found Morrissons and Lidl. Ideal to stock up on the necessities. I'd have no hesitation to recommend West Perry Hay to any friends or family. I also had no issues with Sykes Holidays either. We would have re-booked to go back for next year but sadly the prices had gone up and put it out of our bracket.

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place, fantastic area."

    The only thing missing was a welcome book to advise on the house it’s use, rubbish disposal, local facilities, tourist awareness/ recommendations etc.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Jun 2021

  • "The description of the cottage, was spot on, a lovely cottage in a quiet secluded position."

    The layout and facilities were brilliant, I can quite understand why some families have returned 2 or 3 times. The house was warm and comfortable, we had a very relaxed and chilled our week, it is in a great position to explore and enjoy the beautiful Dorset countryside.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect location, very quite and beautiful views ."

    The children loved the garden and it was very safe all enclosed. Our first visit to Dorset definitely go back feel in love with the place. The cottage is a little worn and other people’s comments in visitors book still haven’t been addressed. The standard of cleaning especially toilets is poor .

    Reviewed by Kath3.4Aug 2020

  • "This house was the best we have visited."

    very warm, comfortable and homely, excellent views and walks

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "We were 3 adults and 5 children ranging from 3 - 11 and the cottage was a great place to stay with every thing we needed it felt like home from home."

    The property was extremely clean and had all mod cons and as we cooked and every day I don't think there is any piece of cooking equipment that wasn't there. Abi and Tim were great hosts and popped down to check we had all we needed, and to contact them if we had a problem (we had no problems with anything). The cottage is in a fantastic spot close to the sea but in the country surrounded by beautiful scenery and all we could hear was birdsong, (no traffic) the garden was great for the children and was fully fenced so was safe for a family with young children we didn't have to keep checking them. An ideal spot for visiting all of the Jurassic Coast we will definitely be back again as the children and adults had a fantastic holiday in a beautiful cottage without any hassle.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2019

  • "The location and living space of West Perry Hay was perfect."

    Garden was lovely and we enjoyed the use of the bbq and the games table. Looking out to see the cows, sheep and chickens was lovely too. Unfortunately the overall cleanliness of the house, we felt was not up to standard eg cutlery and plates were dirty, lots of cobwebs upstairs and downstairs, kitchen floor was dirty, washing machine detergent compartment was filthy and the dishwasher could do with better instructions as sometimes it didn’t wash the crockery and cutlery. The kitchen “white goods” are looking a bit “tired”. Main double bedroom furniture eg chest of drawers was broken, and wardrobe floor too. We did however throughly enjoyed our stay with the family at West Perry Hay. Curtis family August 2019

    Reviewed by Moira3.1Aug 2019

  • "I honestly would not recommend this holiday home,the barn was as seen in the photographs looking lovely,but the property needed a good clean and the appliances needed attention also no proper facilities for disposing if rubbish."

    Reviewed by Pam1.6Jun 2019

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay."

    Comfortable and spacious accommodation. The pool table and darts board were good to have especially as we had a teenager with us. The garden was lovely to sit in, but in the height of summer would be good to have a parasol to use. The bed settee dipped a bit in the middle so was slightly uncomfortable. We wanted to use the tumble drier but it kept showing a fault code. These are minor issues and not a complaint though. Also it would be an advantage to know which day the dustman were due as we missed them and had to take our rubbish to the refuse tip.

    Reviewed by Maxine4.7May 2019

  • "We are a family of 6 adults and 2 toddlers."

    Been to this cottage before and it’s our favourite place. Can’t fault it at all, the owner Abi is the perfect host. Will be going again next year

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2019

  • "Host superb - lovely Lady"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in fantastic location."

    The cooker could do with updating but apart from that everything was great. So nice to find somewhere so nice that is relaxed about dogs.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and we all had a great week, however we were a little surprised that it was not mentioned in the write up that the neighbouring cottage had free roaming chickens and there were sheep in a field at the bottom of the garden."

    It was lovely to experience and fortunately my dogs are use to farm animals but my parents dog was not and we did not want him to worry the animals so we had to pay quite a bit of attention to him and not let him in the garden unsupervised. It would also be useful to mention that dogs can stay in the attached cottage next door and the fence is not solid, if anyone had an unfriendly dog I would not recommend staying here, as you are in close proximity. Finally we loved the pool table and the dart board and had many nightly tournaments, but this was hampered by broken cues and darts. We attempted to purchase new ones during our week but who knew they would be so hard to find! New ones would be greatly appreciated by all who use the cottage and its entertainment.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.1Aug 2018

  • "Large spacious property tucked away from hussle and bussle of holiday traffic."

    Great place to relax or near enough for days out. Abbie very friendly and responded to any problems straight away. Would recommend for family holidays .

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Aug 2018

  • "The property, location, friendly neighbours, are all very good, we had six adults and a baby in the place, and we were all comfortable."

    I would recommend this property on this basis. However, there are certain aspects that let it down, specifically, the pool table is very old and is propped up on one leg, and is not level. The TV is very old and had a line down one side, the kettle is badly silted up, the fridge wobbles badly. Some aspects of the rubbish from the previous visitors was not removed prior to our arrival. If the maintenance aspects of the cottage were to be improved, then it would be a really tremendous holiday home. In summary its a great property, let down by inadequate maintenance.

    Thank you for your feedback. All feedback is very important to us. I have purchased a new multi games table, I have also replaced the television with a new TV. The issue with the kettle and the fridge has been resolved. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Jul 2018

  • "Location was spot on,plenty of places to go to right on your door step."

    Accommodation very spacious and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2018

  • "The house was big enough that 4 adults, 2 toddlers, and 2 teenagers had lots of space."

    Garden was lovely with swing and slide, fabulous views (and visits from the cows). The teenagers enjoyed the dart board and games table. The dogs loved it too plenty of space for them and a large utility to keep muddy paws out. The area is great too, quiet and out of the way but only a few minutes drive from village pub, beaches and lovely areas to walk. My only complaint, please Abi can you get a better double bed for when we come again next year

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2018

  • "Fabulous house, in beautiful settings."

    Perfect for beaches, walking and relaxing. Ideal for a family of all ages. Great for dogs.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2018

  • "Very warm welcome to this lovely cottage."

    The location is wonderful and the ground floor is very spacious and comfortable. The bedroom accommodation is less spacious and the main bathroom would benefit from a shower facility. The kitchen equipment needs some attention such as light bulbs not working and crockery was sparse and poor.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.1Mar 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with double sofa bed.
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and barbecue
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome at a charge of £30 per pet per week(or short break).
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Chideock 1.1 miles.

Situated in a peaceful location and surrounded by countryside lands, West Perry Hay is an attractive, spacious semi-detached property on the edge of the village of North Chideock.

Adjacent to a working farm with pigs, cows, sheep and goats, the friendly owners are happy to show you around and introduce you to the animals, but don’t forget your wellies!

Offering a rural retreat, this delightful dwelling makes a wonderful base for a family or group of friends to immerse themselves in the countryside settings of Dorset.

The whole dwelling feels spacious, stylish and is thoroughly well-appointed; the generous sitting room is snug and offers a contemporary setting to unwind in, to one end you will find a multi-games table which can be used for pool, table tennis or table hockey, perfect for those not so sunny days and keeping the little ones entertained for hours.

The grand, brightly-coloured kitchen has plenty of space for the entire family to eat and be together around the farmhouse style table, or if you prefer, the more formal dining room also makes a great spot for board games too.

On the first floor, three homely bedrooms consisting of a double, a twin with an en-suite and further twin, shared a gleaming bathroom.

Outside you will be greeted by a large lawned area, fit with furniture and views of the farmlands, there’s no better place to start your day for an alfresco-style breakfast.

On your doorstep you can find spectacular Jurassic Coast scenery, including the National Trust's Golden Cap and the bustling market town of Bridport.

Slightly further afield are the seaside town of West Bay, backdrop to TV's Broadchurch, and Lyme Regis home to the iconic cob, where budding fossil hunters may hone their craft and search for ammonites on the pebble beach.

West Perry Hay is the ideal farmhouse for a group looking to explore the coast of Dorset.

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About the location


Bridport 2 miles. Lyme Regis 7 miles. West Bay 4 miles.

The pretty village of Chideock (pronounced Chiddick) can be found straddling the main A35 road between Bridport and Honiton, in glorious West Dorset. Many of the quaint cottages lining the road are constructed of cob and the honey-coloured local sandstone. Lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the area has plenty of lovely walks, whilst just 1 mile away is Dorset's Jurassic Coast, famed for its fossils and ease of finding them, where a walk along the coastal path affords spectacular views across the sparkling waters of Lyme Bay towards Portland, Chesil beach and the Dorset coast. A short drive east takes you to the ancient rope-making town of Bridport, and the harbour at West Bay, or venture west to visit the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis. An excellent holiday base from which to explore this scenic area.

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Note: This property sleeps six in beds and two on a convertible sofa. West Perry Hay has a spring water supply which is tested regularly

Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)

Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £35 per week (or short break) will be added to the cost of your holiday.Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £35 will be added to the cost of your holiday.