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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Garage gates open without code poor security Parking area poor from limited space too narrow Parking area non clean and very wet No lift to second floor for 2 days (Thurs and Friday) Lift and stairways dirty poorly maintained Doors from garage parking area into apartments left open for workmen?"

    Gloomy apartment with poor view Windows in appartment only overlook other buildings View only through door? to non existent balcony Called Juliet balcony which means no balcony really only a glass door with a barrier to stop any one falling to the ground Cleaning mops in cupboard smelt and the cupboard looked like a dogs breakfast Sorry but the description given left us to believe it was a well looked after property alas it wasn’t

    We are sorry to hear of your experience. The buildings are a mixture of residential and private holiday lets, with the communal areas, including the lifts, being maintained by a management company. We were not made aware of any works taking place around the parking area, and will pass your feedback onto the owner. We hope that you enjoyed visiting West Bay and the surrounding areas. The Lyme Bay Team The gates are open in the day and do not pose any security risks. The car park is clean but when it rains it does get wet and it has been very rainy. Apologies if the lift was out of action for a couple of days. The apartment is bright and has great views as you can see from the photos on the Lyme Bay web site. It is also very well maintained and has been redecorated in the last month. The Juliet balcony is exactly what a Juliet balcony should be. We are sorry the apartment didn’t live up to your expectations and it is unfortunate there was rain so the car park was wet. The owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin1.6Oct 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in Octopus at West Bay."

    The apartment was very clean and well appointed.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay."

    Thank you for the complimentary bottle of wine. Good size apartment with a view of the sea. Off road parking was a bonus. Was disappointed that the coffee machine had used pods left in it. Disappointed that the main entrance door could be released at any time of the day or night via the tradesman button. Poor lighting leading to the main entrance. We would recommend this apartment to friends, just a few tweets would make it perfect.

    We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. We will make the building management company aware of your feedback regarding the lighting and main door access. The Lyme Bay Team We apologise for the fact the coffee machine had used pods in it and we have asked Lyme Bay Holoidays to remind the cleaner to ensure that it is cleaned and empyied in the future. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy3.8Aug 2023

  • "Excellent. Exceeded some of our expectations."

    Happy to use Lyme Bay Holidays again. Should have more specific microwave and TV instructions. Drain to shower in en suite slow to clear. Would have liked a special recycling rubbish bin. Otherwise very good.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Instruactions for appliances are in the information box and that should include the television and microwave. I shall ask Lyme Bay Holidays to check that. Thank you for advising the drain in the showers is slow clearing water again I will ask Lyme Bay Holidays to check that too. There are seperate recycling bins outside but not in the apartment. We shall look at that. Again thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2023

  • "We were really pleased with our choice of accommodation."

    Lots of room as it was just my wife and I. We slept in the on suite bedroom, the bed was really comfortable. The welcome gift of water and a bottle of Pinot were most appreciated.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely holiday."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "We returned to this wonderful apartment again as the views are superb and the warmth and cleanliness excellent."

    The swivel chair was broken and when we arrived so we contacted lyme bay holidays and it was removed by maintenance promptly. We did sadly miss it as my 85 year old father finds the sofa a little low .

    Reviewed by J4.7Feb 2023

  • "Excellent appartment views are great could not wish for more will return"

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Nov 2022

  • "Disappointed that freezer wasn't working correctly as we had to throw away frozen food we purchased for our stay."

    From the pictures supplied on the website we did not realise that the open balcony door did not lead onto a balcony. Very upset that we could not secure the property as the key safe was difficult to see and to operate, leading to a phone call to the office.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Oct 2022

  • "This was our first apartment holiday , we usually go in a caravan."

    It was a lovely surprise to see the space and the view. We have been to Westbay many times but to wake up and see that view every morning was worth it. The apartment was clean and welcoming. The little touches were lovely. The only thing wrong was the freezer was iced up. That would not stop me booking again which we will do.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Sep 2022

  • "Had to wash up a few things and the vent in the kitchen is very dusty."

    The toilet was constantly flushing with the sound of running water all night being particularly annoying. I agreed for the plumber to attend to fix it but no one came Otherwise it is a beautiful flat, very comfortable with secure parking.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Sep 2022

  • "An excellent location , very clean ,& comfortable,"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2022

  • "Amazing location and excellent property."

    The owner has put real thought into the facilities and what's available within the property like the cool bags, umbrellas and macs, little touches but very helpful. The lift was out of use and it would have been helpful to have a heads up on this before arriving, however it is out of the owners control. I can't recommend this property enough and we have already decided we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Rich5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our stay was spoilt by 2 major problems."

    The allocated parking space was too small ,when I managed to get parked in the space there was not enough room to get out of my car. It would have been very useful to have been told what the visitors spaces were. On Thursday 16th June the lift was out of order that left us 4 days and our check out without the lift working. I am in my late 60s and have asthma so it was a real problem getting up and down to the apartment. Our holiday was spoilt because of these issues.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Jun 2022

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.


  • A 4 star Gold property
  • Second-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with TV
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor gas central heating
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, coffee maker
  • Three Smart TVs, DVD player, three DAB radios, CD player, iPod, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure underground parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Apologies, but no children under the age of 10 are allowed to stay at the property
  • Note: The property is on the second-floor but there is lift access available

The property

Enjoying a superb setting in the centre of picturesque West Bay in Dorset, is this well-presented apartment, Octopus.

Situated on the second-floor, the apartment is the ideal base for family holidays and has all the facilities needed for an enjoyable stay.

The open-plan living space offers an inviting space with an attractive seating area, feature wood flooring and an impressive French door opening onto a Juliet balcony boasting stunning views towards the sea, making it the ideal spot for gathering and enjoying spending quality holiday time together.

The kitchen is sleek and contemporary in style and comes fully equipped with everything you need for cooking up some tasty food for the whole family.

Once you have prepared the food, step over to the elegant dining table where you can pull up a chair, tuck into some delicious food and catch up on tales of your holiday.

When bedtime calls, take your pick from either of the stylishly presented bedrooms, a king-size or a double; both come with Smart TVs making them the perfect spot for chilling out and relaxing into the holiday vibe.

Whether you want a long soak in the bath in the evening or an invigorating shower in the morning, Octopus has it all.

The location of Octopus couldn’t be better with the delights of West Bay a short walk with a good selection of shops, a wonderful beach which is great for fossil hunting and scenic walks to be had along the South West Coastal Path.

Jump in the car for short trips to attractions such as Seaton Tramway, Beer Quarry Caves, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Tunnel Tree Tops and Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary.

Delve into the region’s history with a visit to Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and Axminster Heritage Centre.

Octopus offers its guests an enjoyable stay.

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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: Apologies, but no children under the age of 10 are allowed to stay at the property. Note: The property is on the second-floor but there is lift access available

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas