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Jurassic View

(Ref. 994311)

West Bay, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A comfortable flat in an excellent position in West Bay."

    Good facilities. A fair price. Helpful staff when I had a query. The only suggestion I would have to improve the experience would be that the window in the main bedroom overlooking the balcony looks as if it has not been cleaned for a long time and the balcony itself needs a better clean.

    We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment, and we have asked Dream Cottages to look into your complaint about the balcony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.7May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful holiday ."

    Will love to come back again soon.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property has what you need and a lovely location but could do with ..."

    Lovely property has what you need and a lovely location but could do with updating me and my partner caught our feet in the carpet grippers a few times where the carpet was wearing thin and the springs in the sofa had gone so not very comfortable and the 5pm check in time is very late you've lost a day of your holiday with that

    Reviewed by Donna3.4Sep 2023

  • "The place was perfect in every way possible will definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Sep 2023

  • "A bit more effort required on the cleaning side"

    Reviewed by Martyn2.8Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location great views good size apartment very clean and quiet."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Ideal location and parking, the apartment, bedding and towels were clean , but second bedroom cramped and difficult to use."

    . We had to rearrange furniture in order to open wardrobe door.. Shower neede repairing as we counldn't adust height of spray which was set at lowest point. This was our 4th visit to this apartment but it really needs refreshing to book again.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jul 2023

  • "Excellent flat with a good view at a reasonable price."

    Recommend the Seagulls restaurant opposite.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    numbered parking spot really useful. Very clean but a little worn.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Apr 2023

  • "Smell of smoke when we walked in."

    Jacket in cupboard the culprit which was placed on balcony all week. In general we enjoyed the property, certainly location and size. Decor a bit tired but property clean and functional.Netflix and wifi a bonus for my teenage daughters.

    Reviewed by Simon3.4Aug 2022

  • "We come every year in July/August to visit my sister on holiday and found this flat online."

    It's a lovely flat with the jurassic view. Very basic and very spacious which was fine for us though when we turned up I've notices it was not up to cleaning standard. I'm cleaner myself with own company have good eyes! The kitchen was great but we has to wash all the dishes before we use it. The mugs had really bad coffee/tea stains. Could do with more baking trays as there was only one! The two bedrooms are not a bad size either. It may be handy to have the double bed into a twin as not all couples are together. We all really enjoyed stay in the flat and I'm sure we may be back.

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.4Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location, easy access and very clean, well equipped and comfortable,."

    Only difficulty is access to the very large wardrobe, very cramped but we managed, this was our third visit so we knew about it.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2022

  • "The apartment was spotless and fresh however the balcony was pretty grim,the furniture had seagull droppings old and new and the floor was really dirty."

    I cleaned the table/chairs and mopped the floor to enable us to use the space. I'm not worried if you don't use the feedback as i wouldn't want to be too critical as the rest of the flat was fine.I guess the owners were unaware of situation.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2022

  • "Nice place ,but could do with updating in various places ."


    Reviewed by Phillip4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely spacious flat all excellent only downside is the shower which when put it in its fitting water goes everywhere."

    You can use it by hand but that was hard going. When having to wash your hair.

    Reviewed by Vivian3.8May 2022

  • "Exterior paintwork on apartment needs attention."

    Exterior carpet badly worn The common areas in general are "scruffy" & do not give a good first impression. This is a pity because the apartment itself is immaculate, warm on arrival & everything in working order. Some visitors may miss having a dishwasher. We ate out apart from breakfast so this did not concern us.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1May 2022

  • "On the positive side the position was great, with a view out over to the beach and sea and handy for West Bay and Bridport."

    The flat was spacious and the bed was comfortable.It was also good value for money.On the negative side the property details should definitely have said that the lift needs a key to operate it and that that you have to walk up to the second floor to get the door and lift keys,and then use the lift to bring up your luggage.The other fault was that the bed cover was only a thin duvet and a small blanket,which was quite inadequate. We asked for more blankets and were promised them but they did not appear.

    Reviewed by Derek3.4Apr 2022

  • "We stayed here for the first time last year in December."

    Although it was very cold outside we were very comfortable with the efficient storage heaters. We were very disappointed that we found the storage heaters have been disconnected. Had we stayed in December this year we would have had to go home early as it would not have been warm enough. I know electric prices have gone up but with the prices charged especially in the summer season and the heaters not required during this time, I would have thought this more than compensates for the price rise. We like to feel comfortable when we go away and this took the shine off the holiday that we work so hard for.

    We are so sorry the night storage heaters weren't working. This wasn't due to any action on our part, but was caused by a faulty "smart" meter. Once we were aware of the problem we contacted EDF, which wasn't easy as their call centre didn't understand what we were talking about! When we finally managed to talk to a very helpful Geordie lady, she managed to sort out our problem Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.1Oct 2021

  • "You need to highlight that on first arrival you need to use the stairs to get to the flat to get the key that operates the lift."

    This could be a major issue for some guests. The south facing balcony is possibly the best afternoon suntrap in West Bay.

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2021

  • "Accommodation was clean neat and tidy Location was excellent with a nice view of the sea"

    Reviewed by Lynda4.1Jul 2021

  • "The location of the apartment is unbeatable, including a place to park the car."

    The view is great, you just have to ignore the car park for the beach in front of the building which can get a bit noisy towards the evenings. The apartment itself is well equipped with regards to the kitchen and lounge but it would be a great benefit to add a chest of draws to the main bedroom for clothes. The second bedroom is ok, tricky to get to the wardrobe as the second bed hinders the door to be opened fully and makes it awkward to get to the wardrobe. A huge benefit is the small balcony that offers you a nice spot to watch the day and evening pass by should you be tired of the beach.

    Reviewed by Kirsten4.7Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location, very clean and beds comfortable, would have liked a dishwasher but not essential."

    Other people in the block very friendly. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2021

  • "The flat had a smell The main bedroom was worst."

    The balcony was unusable because it was cobered in bird poo Pigeons landed.about 6am cooing we had to use a stick to get tjem out to be able to sleep.No washer no dishwasher

    Reviewed by Irena2.5Jun 2021

  • "My son had committed to working one day but was unable to Skype."

    Not the end of world but with expectations of employers changing (even if you're on holiday), stronger/better connection would be an advantage. The location was superb for days out to other places and the West Bay beach was amazing.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7May 2021

  • "We arrived at 3."

    30 pm and let ourselves in and the place had not been cleaned ,dirty bed linen on floor in bedroom ,dirty towels on floor . we phoned sykes and was told that the cleaner was on her rounds and would be here shortly.Anyway 5.00 oclock came and no cleaner ,we phoned again and was told that they would ring us back.At 5.10 we had a phone call saying the cleaner was on her way,5.25 the cleaner turned up and said that she was not told there was any one in this apartment this week and asked if we were a late booking we said no and that we had booked last year .She said she will get done what she could while here ,to which my wife said the balcony as not been cleaned for a couple of weeks and patio doors needed cleaning inside and out ,the cleaners reply was i do not do outside windows which is a surprise as it is a part of the bedroom.We got into the apartment at 6.30 and feel that what we paid for and got was not acceptable ,how long was the dirty washing on the floor in the apartment for,hygiene was definitely not on the list.we cleaned the apartment thoroughly on friday including patio doors . were was the covid-19 guide lines.

    We sincerely apologise for this error in Housekeeping. This is exceptionally unusual and we strive to ensure it will not happen again. Dream Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip2.5Jul 2020

  • "Location was excellent and parking space a bonus."

    Plenty of hot water and good quality bed linen and towels. TV needs replacing though as we couldn't use it as sound quality was very distorted and didn't make it enjoyable or easy to listen to.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jul 2019

  • "A lovely last minute booking in an apartment overlooking the sea."

    Shame there was cabins distracting our view and building work going on, but didn’t spoil our enjoyment. The apartment was easy to find with the instructions provided and made for a comfortable stay. West Bay is a lovely place to stay with everything you need for a relaxing holiday by the sea. Would have liked to have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "The flat had not been cleaned properly."

    The bathmat was used,smelled damp and had a brown deposit on it. This was replaced on Monday. The teaspoons were badly stained.The Mugs were tea stained. The coasters were heavily ring marked and sticky . Glasses in the Bathroom were white with scale or toothpaste .Food debris between seats of sofa along with white marks and sticky patches. Dirty mop in coats cupboard which we could smell even when doors shut!! If this had been used to clean hard floors they would not have been very clean. The washing up bowl was stained. Kitchen cupboard doors grubby. Bathroom cupboard needed cleaning. I spoke with Sykes on Sunday. Couldn't get through on Saturday. Helpful and apologetic. Offered to have flat cleaned but we didn't want the disruption. We washed kitchen stuff before use. We were advised of works taking place on the beach at West Bay buy could never have imagined the dust, noise and disruption this entailed. We were often woken by stone deliveries with three or four large pieces of machinery then moving the stone. This at five am. So not a particularly relaxing holiday. We have stayed in Sykes properties before with no problems. We understand that cleaning is now done by a contractor.

    Thank you for your taking the time to share your feedback following your stay at Jurassic View. I'm sorry to hear that the property wasn't clean on arrival and that the local sea defense work caused disruption to your stay. I would like to assure you that we have picked your feedback up with the cleaners to avoid this happening in the future. Kind Regards, The Customer Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol1.3May 2019

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  • Second floor apartment with lift and stair access, to large landing area
  • From the landing there is one step up into the apartment
  • There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin single bed
  • A bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC, kitchen and sitting dining room with TV, dining table and chairs for four, patio doors onto a balcony.
  • Electric heating, Electric Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV
  • WIFI
  • Fuel and power rent
  • Bed Linen and towels inc in rent
  • Key operated lift access available
  • Allocated parking for one vehicle
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and Pub within 5-minute walk

The property

This comfortable apartment has stunning views over the beach at West Bay and along the Jurassic Coastal Path located just behind the East Beach.

Being on the second floor affords this well-proportioned apartment stunning views over the coast and is an ideal location for those wishing to holiday close to the beach and South West Coastal Path in West Bay, Dorset.

One step up into the apartment sees you in a hallway which leads off to the kitchen, two bedrooms, one with a double bed, balcony and views over the beach, the other is a twin with single beds.

The open plan sitting, and dining room has a large window which take in the expansive view of the beach and coastline.

Right in heart of West Bay, famous for it’s location role in ITV’s Broadchurch series means you can park up for the week and find everything you need within walking distance of the apartment, including restaurants, pubs and shop for all those essential items.

If you want to take a drive out, be sure to visit, the market town of Bridport, Charmouth, Lyme Regis to the west and Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, the Isle of Portland and Weymouth to the East.

Jurassic view is perfectly located for exploring West Bay at anytime of the year.

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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: 4 Adults Max.
Note: Please note no children under 12yrs are accepted are accepted at this property.
One Allocated parking space, if additional parking is required there is a long stay car park opposite the apartment building.
Whilst this apartment is accessible by a lift, this access to the property should not be solely relied upon as if not in operation due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

Please note: On August 14th 2023, a builder will need to attend for up to an hour to do external work on the balcony. As such a builder will need access for this brief time.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas