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The Beach House

(Ref. 1099309)

West Bay, Dorset Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a good stay at The Beach House."

    The welcome pack was appreciated.It was great for our dog Holly to have the garden enclosed so she could explore whilst we sat in the lovely conservatory. Would have preferred a washing machine rather than a dishwasher. The location was good , just a 10 minute walk into Wast Bay and a 20 minute walk into Bridport where the shopping was lovely at the Market.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4May 2024

  • "Probably the best holiday home we stay in West Bay the house everything will ..."

    Probably the best holiday home we stay in West Bay the house everything will needed and the dogs enjoyed the secure garden

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely house beautifully furnished throughout ."

    Beds very comfortable and everything available for your dog to also have a lovely holiday .Location good not too far to the bay and excellent parking facilities .Would recommend for a comfortable and relaxing holiday .

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Mar 2024

  • "A very cosy small house, some really nice touches."

    Appreciated the bottle of wine and pint of milk plus the coffee pods. The garden was private and caught the afternoon sun, a bonus at this time of the year. We really loved the close access across the fields to The Rise restaurant and harbour and other amenities. Perfect place for a dog friendly holiday, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at The Beach House."

    The location is great - quiet, with a short traffic-free walk to West Bay and to Bridport and good off-road parking for two vehicles. We had a mix of weather but the house is well suited to all rain and shine with a sheltered garden, garden seating and a conservatory for cooler wetter days. The house is nicely decorated with quality furniture and fittings and comfortable beds. It's a very dog friendly house. We don't have a dog and it was nice to see that there wasn't too much evidence of previous doggy visitors as an easy house to keep clean and fresh. It is also and ideal location to explore further afield with easy access to the A35 and the coast road to Burton Bradstock and Abbottbury.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Sep 2023

  • "Clean and welcoming property."

    We enjoyed a comfortable stay. The garden is a tranquil suntrap. The Beach House is in a great location for walking to the beach and town

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very impressed with the house."

    Excellent location. Loved the decor & lights in the garden at night. Thanks for the goodies that were left, especially the dog biscuits. Hope to return one day

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "A nicely situated comfortable holiday home located a short walk from the centre of West Bay."

    There was a welcome pack upon arrival and the house was well cleaned throughout. The off road parking is just round the corner which can easily fit 2 cars. I sent the owners a query and they respond with a telephone call straight away which was very good. The area the house is in is very quiet at night, was nice to sit in the beautiful garden under the stars relaxing. There is a park a short walk away which was useful in helping to entertain the kids. The bedrooms are larger than they look on the pictures, and the beds were incredibly comfortable - I meant to look at the brand before I left as we all slept so well on them. There was plenty of storage space throughout. Only scored 4/5 as would be good if possible to have a travel cot and high chair rather than brining our own, also would be good to have a safety device fitted to the roller blind cords to prevent accidents with children. With a young family it would have also been good to have a washing machine in the property although we were aware of this before booking.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very Happy with the Beach House, it made a ideal base to explore the area and a welcome retreat at the end of the day."

    the garden was a nice feature to sit in and relax. The lounge seating we had no issue with, which some had complained about, thanks again for making it a nice break,Keith

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely holiday and the house was perfect."

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent holiday cottage the garden very dog safe the facilities were above the normal."

    An ideal position and easy walk to West Bay. Everything was clean and beautifully coordinated.Would highly recommend and hopefully will be back next year

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.4May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much and found the property to be clean, tidy and conveniently close to West Beach."

    Parking was convenient, kitchen well appointed and also the garden was tidy and dog friendly. Just the sofa’s we’re not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely clean and bright house."

    Well equipped even the dogs catered for with water bowls, doggie bags and welcome pack. Very tastefully themed decor so nice to eat off Royal Doulton plates in a holiday home - a touch of class! Very neat practical garden and conservatory and off road parking. Good safe walk to the beach and the harbour. Easy access to a beautiful part of the country.

    Thank you so much for your feedback . I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helene5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a difficult review because the Beach House is a lovely property."

    It is tastefully decorated and in an ideal location. We loved the garden and the conservatory. The fly in the ointment, as so many have said is the sofas, which are unbelievably uncomfortable. I don’t think I have ever sat on a more uncomfortable sofa in my life! I have to say unless the sofas were replaced we would not return. It’s a shame because other than that it’s perfect. I do not think it needs a washing machine.

    Hi Vanessa thanks for your feedback. We contacted Ercol and they assured us that the cushions would soften. They clearly have not. We will find a solution. Thanks again for your comment it was very helpful Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Mar 2023

  • "As others have said, the sofa is uncomfortable."

    Also the property could do with a washing machine. Property is in a great location however. Conveniently not far from both shops and the beach.

    Hi Andrew thanks for your feedback it is so helpful. We hoped the sofa cushions would soften and they haven’t. We need to think again. With regards to the washing machine we are creating a utility room in the garage, but at the moment it is not top of the list. Best wishes, Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful well presented home , fully equipped kitchen."

    Sofa very uncomfortable. No information folder with local information and also no information re recycling/rubbish, not sure if put right recycling in correct bins.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property, the only faults found, could do with a rug in the lounge area to make it more cosy and two new settees as the ones there are outdated and uncomfortable."

    other than that we would give it 100 %.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Oct 2022

  • "An excellent stay, the house is superbly located near the beach."

    I would 100% recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely . clean quiet."

    Thank you for the wine etc My husband and I found the sofa a little uncomfortable

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, clean accommodation, home from home."

    5 minutes walk from the seafront and ideally located for visiting surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Sep 2022

  • "The Beach House is well situated for the beach and Bridport being walking distance."

    We found it spotlessly clean and well equipped including a lovely welcome pack. Very comfortable beds, sun trap garden (due to be landscaped in close season).Off-road parking is available which is good because people use the road to park for free and walk to the beach.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was home from home, everything you need, the back garden could do with a little TLC but still very pleasant."

    Beds were comfortable no complaints from anyone. Beach and restaurants very close walking distance and flat so no trouble if you struggle with walking as I do, restaurants very very nice, All in all would definitely return and recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2022

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in power shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with feature gas fire
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with feature gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars with 13 amp socket available for electric vehicles, access by separate agreement
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: There is a charge of £21 per pet, per week
  • Note: This property only accepts check in's on a Monday or a Thursday between April and September
  • Please Note: The garden lights will turn off at 11pm in summer and 9pm in the winter, this will be actioned when the clocks go forward or back accordingly.

The property

‘The Beach House’ is a well-presented, semi-detached cottage style home located at 8 Buttercup Way in West Bay, on the edge of this seaside resort and close to many fantastic attractions.

Set over two floors, The Beach House offers a fantastic base for those seeking to uncover the delights of this region, including Chesil Beach, the UK’s only natural World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast and the Dorset Area Of Natural Beauty.

Enter into the living room, where you can put your feet up after a long day of rambling, equipped with a feature gas fire and smart TV for relaxing nights in.

Move into the kitchen/diner where you can rustle up a feast for the group, utilising the electric oven, gas hob and dishwasher for your self-catering needs.

Why not pop open a bottle of bubbly and toast to your holiday at the dining table?

As you look to catch some rest, venture upstairs to find the bedrooms; one double and the other a twin, both wonderfully presented and serviced by a shower room where you can prepare for the day ahead, with views of rolling hills from the rear bedroom, along with tranquil setting of the footpath/bridleway and stream from the front bedroom and living room.

In the morning, awaken to a fresh coffee from the Nespresso machine and step out into the sunny conservatory or into the enclosed rear cottage style garden, a tranquil spot to enjoy a moments peace before going about the day.

When you’re ready to explore, there’s plenty to fill out your holiday itinerary; sunbathe on West Bay’s golden beach, hire a boat and sail around the beautiful harbour or join the South West Coast Path and discover hidden coves and scenic views or join the Brit Valley Way and head north along the meandering River Brit to the Beaminster Downs and the idyllic Dorset countryside.

If you fancy a night out, there’s a plethora of well-established restaurants along the harbour, as well as traditional pubs where you can sample whisky and locally produced real ales.

Nearby arty Bridport offers a fascinating museum, the UK’s only thatched brewery (Palmers) with brewery tours and the bustling twice-weekly Bridport market is perfect for sourcing local goods and produce.

Explore the along the coast and find excellent swimming and fossil hunting conditions in Charmouth or visit a variety of species at Dinosaurland Fossil Museum in Lyme Regis, an excellent choice for the little ones.

Expect adventure at every turn during a holiday at The Beach House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

WEST BAY

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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Changeover day is Thursday and Monday between April and September

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas