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The Penthouse

(Ref. 1106214)

West Bay, Dorset Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a bit of difficulty following initial instructions to get in ."

    Perhaps you could include pictures of the main door . We were pleased with the quality of the provisions -coffee/tea/buscuits but surprised there was no shower gel shampoo .

    Reviewed by Guek Yong Christina4.7Jun 2024

  • "Wow! What a beautiful apartment!"

    We were amazed by the equipment supplied, everything you would have in your own home, and in excellent condition. It was exceptionally clean and supplied with equipment to keep it that way. The views from the penthouse were breathtaking, from inside and out, and so much to take in! A holiday experience we will never forget!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent place."

    Best location in West Bay - and with parking!

    Reviewed by Eddy4.7Apr 2024

  • "Great apartment, great view and comfortable, everything you could ask for."

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    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Mar 2024

  • "All I can say is outstanding this time exactly like our first visit"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "Second time staying at the property and wouldn’t hesitate to come again."

    Property had everything needed for a great long weekend and the location and view are fantastic. Beds comfy, fully equipped and a great time had by the family.

    Reviewed by James4.4Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful stay with excellent views."

    I would recommend Thankyou

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was wonderful!"

    Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, in a great location and with superb views. It was spacious, with high ceilings and large rooms, apart from the smaller twin bedroom, which was still fine. We had engaging grandstand views of the harbour and sea, including the huge waves caused by the latest storm. We didn’t have a car but could walk from the door and use buses to explore and walk further afield. Everything worked well, and my only suggestion is that the owners buy a new visitors’ book and leave it out so these comments can be written in it!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely apartment with fantastic views over West Bay and the surrounding beaches and countryside."

    The apartment has everything you need and more for a real home away from home holiday and the support staff at Lyme Bay Holidays are the best you can have if needed, friendly , caring and helpful. All in all a wonderful time was had by all and hopefully we will be back soon.

    It is our pleasure as the local agent, to be able to assist our guests during their stay with us. I have shared your kind comments with our hardworking team! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Window in en-suit does not close."

    .blind in main bathroom does not work properly

    Reviewed by S4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, light and roomy with wonderful 360 degree views."

    Well equipped and comfortable. This is our second visit to this apartment and we have already booked for later in the summer. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely few days the only criticism I have is that I couldn’t get the shower in the en suite hot enough Very comfortable with lovely views we also booked 2 Drift Wood for the rest of the family."

    We scattered my husband’s ashes by drone over the sea early Saturday morning. It was my husband’s favourite place, he was born in Bridport so he’s back home

    Thank you for your kind comments about the property. We all send and your family our best wishes, and hope that you are able to return in the future. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "A stunning apartment which fully deserves a 5 star rating."

    Wonderful scenic views from the balcony which encompasses the property (unfortunately weather was too chilly to take full advantage during our stay). We have booked again for next summer! Two areas may require some maintenance. 1). En suite window does not close and 2). One of the full size blinds in main living area does not unfold completely. Finally, have to mention that our apartment was cleaned to an exceptionally high standard. Well done! J Taylor

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely apartment with beautiful views."

    Lots of space and very well equipped. Perfect for exploring the Jurassic coast and hunting for fossils, and walks along the coast path. Lovely choice of restaurants. We went to Rise and the Watch Point cafe. Both had lovely food and great service. The Station Kitchen looked amazing but it was fully booked!

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely apartment Noticed some new furniture since our last visit which was very stylish The towel rail in the bathroom with the bath in tripped the lights in the rooms off the corridor Just so you are aware of it We just switched the lever back on the board so it wasn't a problem It happened when we switched it on outside the bathroom door Also the shower head in the ensuite bathroom could do with descaling A lovely weekend was had by all!"

    Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Overall our stay was fabulous."

    We did have terrible trouble with the key safe outside No. 25. It just wouldn't open. We happened to speak to a neighbour on the groundfloor, who said he'd had the same problem. Eventually it did open, even though we hadn't done anything different. Also, the far end blind in the living room was stuck and wouldn't close. The cables in many of the blinds were twisted and sometimes difficult to open/close, although they all did eventually. I wonder if the installer could do a maintenance visit from time to time. We found the long sofa somewhat uncomfortable as it seemed to slope. We dealt with this by putting several cushions on top. Maybe it needs serious plumping up or refilling. Please don't let these comments take away from the fact that the apartment is fabulous and it is great that the owners act upon receiving feedback. We would really like to come back, but believe a five night stay may not be possible next year, according to the website - minimum booking is a week. Is this the case?

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Oct 2022

  • "I needed the penthouse to be covid cleaned as I have a illness it was spotless really imnpreessed ."

    As I spent all my time at the penthouse the views where fantastic we had lovely sunny days and it was warm my friends Mr and Mrs hellengs who came with us said it was the best place they had ever stayed. Really comfortable would recommend you as you where so helpful when we booked everything was as you said it would be thankful.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was our 2nd stay and the wow factor was not diminished."

    Great location and excellent facilities which made for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Hope for a 3rd stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a stunning property with a fantastic view of the harbour and coastline."

    We were really lucky with the weather and made good use of the sun loungers and outside space! The lovely welcome goodie bag was much appreciated. Fantastic facilities and a great location to explore the Jurassic coast should you want to or simply enjoy time relaxing in West Bay.

    Reviewed by Karri5.0Jul 2022

  • "The penthouse has wonderful views over the harbour which can’t be seen when sitting on the settee or chairs as they are so low - and hard!"

    The terrace at the side looks directly into two of the neighbouring flats so close that you can hold a conversation without raising your voice. The single bed swayed when sat on. Having said that the flat was clean well presented and a great TV 5 G reception on phone too!

    Reviewed by Joyce3.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place with great views over the harbour"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 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.

Summary

  • A 4 star Gold property
  • Third-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Two TVs, DVD player, iPod docks, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure parking for 1 car
  • Outside balcony, rooftop terrace, furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Enjoying a superb location close to the scenic town of West Bay in Dorset is this beautifully presented third-floor apartment, The Penthouse.

Perfect for families or couples travelling together, the accommodation is spacious and luxuriously appointed.

Its elevated setting means the apartment is able to offer simply mesmerising views from its stunning terrace and the property directly overlooks picturesque West Bay harbour making it a simply magnificent spot for enjoying some time alfresco drinking, dining, soaking up the views and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

The entrance hall opens out into the gorgeous open-plan living space which makes the most of those captivating views with feature floor-to-ceiling windows.

The large windows also help to create a real feeling of light as sunlight comes flooding in adding to the bright and airy ambience of the apartment.

There is a welcoming seating area where you can imagine spending many happy hours enjoying each other’s company and chilling out and the sleek and contemporary kitchen is comprehensively fitted with everything you could possibly need to create some fabulous cuisine for you and your family.

Once you have prepared the food, step into the elegant dining area where it is all set up ready for long, lingering meals.

The space offered by the apartment is made for entertaining and lends itself to a truly sociable holiday time.

When night falls and sleep calls, make your way to either of the two splendidly presented bedrooms, either the king-size or the twin, both with impressive French doors leading out onto the balcony and offering enchanting harbourside views.

After a long soak in the bath or a quick refreshing shower, you’re ready to head out and explore the delights of Dorset.

West Bay is a picture-postcard town with beautiful beaches, glorious cliffs and scenic coastal walks so make sure you don’t forget your camera.

Bridport is a short drive away along the Jurassic Coastline and has a good selection of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants and more delightful beaches with Lyme Regis also nearby where you can visit Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, Lyme Regis Museum and Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium.

Other places worth a visit whilst in the area include Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Tunnel Tree Tops high ropes and zip wire, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Pecorama and Seaton Tramway.

For an elevated stay in an elevated apartment, The Penthouse is a must-visit.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas