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West Bay Holiday Home

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was amazing it had everything."

    Plenty of space safe garden for children and dog. Great location and beautiful views. Easy walking into West Bay. Would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2024

  • "This property is ideal for families happy to walk the 10 minutes to beach saving parking charges."

    There is a small park right next door to property and a fabulous one on the walk to the beach suitable for bigger children. The garden is big enough for a kick around. We loved the conservatory/orangery and spent most of our time in there. The garden is south facing and appears to be quite protected from winds. We had a lovely weekend 5 adults and 3 children 9, 7 and 3. The bed set us is a bit different but worked for us.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage with wonderful views of West Bay."

    West Bay is just a 10 minutes stroll from the front door. Easy access to the South West coastal path and just a short drive to Charmouth for fossil hunting.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing"

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely holiday with all the family."

    Beautiful views and an easy walk into West bay. House was very comfortable and warm. Catered for all our needs. Also nice to have cot and highchair without having to pay extra. The welcome pack was really appreciated. Thank you. X

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house, slightly odd layout with single bunk but exactly as described."

    Perfect for our family visit to Bridport and West Bay.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Oct 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay in West Bay."

    If anything, the house exceeded our expectations - having booked relatively late, we thought we may end up in a noisy environment but it was one of the most peaceful, relaxing homes we have ever stayed in. Facilities were great, plenty of space for 7 adults, views of the bay, and lovely walks to West Bay and Bridport. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy such a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Alma5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at West Bay and were very impressed with the cottage."

    Clean, comfortable and well maintained. We would go back again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was an ideal holiday home for a three generation family + dog."

    Bedrooms were a good size with plenty of cupboard space. Lovely linen and soft white towels in the well appointed bathroom and ensuite. The 'orangery' was very comfortable - we never used the sitting room or TV. The playground next door is suitable for small children but there is a much larger playground on the way to the beach only a few minutes walk away and a handy Spar.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "An excellent weekend for us."

    A perfect location with access to West Bay and the coast. No complaints from us and thank you for the generous welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Nik5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable property."

    Amazing idyllic location, very quiet and feels safe. Beautiful view. Felt like a home from home as soon as we arrived, very welcoming. Tiny points that simply echo other reviews - more outdoor furniture, or perhaps just more comfortable outdoor furniture would be nice. Bed mattresses are harder than the average person would like, but you’ll cope!!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Aug 2022

  • "Extremely clean well equipped and comfortable house with lovely views from rear of property."

    . The path to west bay was a big bonus. We eat at the station,seagulls and haddon house all 3 were lovely. Definitely a place to return to! There are a couple of maintenance jobs required- 1. Beading in main bathroom shower base needs re-fixing. 2. Door handles are loose in some rooms 3. Boiler in utility is very noisy…may need servicing. These are not criticisms just observations. Please thank the cleaner the house was spotless and after a bad experience last year with a filthy let in Dartmouth we were very relieved. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful home in a fab location."

    Lots of space for our family with easy access to the beach, town and other areas of interest. So glad we chose West Bay and got to explore the beautiful Jurassic Coast during our stay. Arrangements were easy to follow with quick and helpful responses to our queries. A great choice for our holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2022

  • "The house is a great base for a family holiday."

    It was comfortable, clean and well equipped. We took our own garden chairs as the provided static picnic bench was a little limiting. There was also no shade in the south facing garden, which meant retreating into the house during peak sunshine. There were some plumbing issues which the owners agent dealt with promptly and in good humour. Despite these minor issues, we are more than happy with the house, its condition and location. West Bay is a great place for family visits and exploring the coast. Being a five minute footpath walk away from its surprisingly modern amenities and infrastructure was very handy. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and had an unforgettable family break.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "A good holiday property."

    The week was greatly enjoyed by our 3 generation family + dog. Garden was properly dog-safe not always the case! Best thing about the property was the lovely sun room. Situation was good with a short footpath walk to the beach and centre of village. The views of open countryside from the back of the house were beautiful. DO NOT follow satnav - we drove 3 times round the little estate before we found the house!!! Would consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Helen Josephine4.4May 2022

  • "Great location."

    Lovely house, comfortable and well furnished. A few things that could perhaps be improved. This criticism is only information for the owner to improve the experience for the customer as we would stay here again. Very thin summer duvet on the double bed for December and no spare bedding. Only six dining chairs.( We were 7 adults) Far too much unnecessary kitchen utensils in the kitchen drawers but no potato peeler or small sharp knife. There was 24sets of knives and forks !!!! Only two small roasting tins .(Had to go and buy one for the Turkey) More chopping boards would be nice. A set of wine glasses for 8 people. Some Xmas decorations would be nice being that we were there for a whole week.

    Reviewed by Sian4.4Dec 2021

  • "On arrival we found that the majority of downstairs lighting didnt work, my husband called the contact number around 6."

    30pm and she said she was going to call us, but had not. She said she would get an electrician in so await a call about access. This call nor an electrician never materialised. We left the keys in the key lock when we left the property daily which was an annoyance as it was low down and a fiddle to use. Luckly there were enough lamps to allow general usage of the lounge and dining area. Using the downstairs toilet in the evening was not as easy. Also the door knob to this facility almost fell off everytime it was used. The upstairs doors squeaked enough to disturb our friends in the en suite room as we used the bathroom during the night from our bedroom. I found a cracked glass in the cupboard, so luck that the kitchen lights still worked. The kettle had lost its whistle and if left unsupervised would have boiled dry, my husband left a note to say this for the cleaner. (Which we appreciate is separate from Sykes. ) The garden had a lovely south facing aspect, but there were no comfortable chairs nor shade provided for its use. There was a picnic bench for four and two seat chair, neither adequate for comfortable reading etc. Which was a shame as the weather was glorious. I had read that we should bring COVID-19 precautions ourselves, but was disappointed that none at all were provided, not even a gel for entry to the property. The in house seating for four was comfortable and spacious. There was plenty of crockery, cutlery and towels. The position of the house only a short stroll into West Bay was ideal, with lots to see and do within the locality. Overall, we were comfortable, and I apprieciate the price increases due to the current situation, but felt for the price it was not to the standard I expected.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Sep 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail, 1 x triple bunk with double and single bed, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Reception/garden room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed private east-west aspect garden with furniture
  • Secure bike and kayak storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.6 miles

The property

Situated on a quiet residential estate, within walking distance of West Bay, lies this detached property, West Bay Holiday Home.

Enjoying idyllic views across open fields, this a lovely base for families and friends to call home whilst exploring the magnificent Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coastline.

After a day at the beach, leave your bucket and spades in the hallway before finding the sitting room, home to a cosy arrangement of seating and a woodburning stove to help you unwind, along with a TV for entertainment.

Move into the kitchen where a well-equipped selection of appliances can be used, including an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and even a handy dishwasher and washing machine, ensuring you are fully catered for.

Serve a tasty feast to the dining table, or access the patio via the double doors of the bright and airy reception/garden room, ideal for sitting back with a refreshing beverage while the little ones play on the lawn.

As the night rolls in, head upstairs to find four delightful bedrooms, complete with quality linens and a plush duvet that is waiting to be curled up in after an action-packed day.

There is a king-size with dressing table, followed by a double with en-suite shower, a triple bunk with double and single bed and a single room to choose from.

Next door lies a fantastic children’s playground where the children can be entertained, while there is there are also many footpaths from the door.

Stroll down to West Bay and enjoy a hub of activity, offering several restaurants serving locally caught fresh fish, fish and chip shops, takeaways and some local shops for anything you need during your stay.

Continue exploring West Bay to find the filming locations of the TV series Broadchurch, enjoy sights of the busy fishing harbour with the noise of the fishermen landing their daily catch, or venture to the beach where you can lounge on the golden sands.

Once fully explored, there is plenty more in the surrounding area; an easy drive can bring you to all of Charmouth, Lyme Regis and Exmouth off to the west and Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, The Isle of Portland and Weymouth to the east.

Head over to the quirky town of Bridport, just one and half miles away, where you can browse the weekly markets for vintage arts and crafts and visit fantastic attractions such as the SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth, Nothe Fort, Sandworld, as well as Weymouth Beach where many watersports can be enjoyed.

West Bay Holiday Home is the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the Dorset coastline.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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 Coastal Path with beautiful clifftop views and beaches and the Brit Valley Way taking you north into the rolling hills of Dorset, as well as ample opportunities to try your hand at sea fishing, golf, fossil hunting, boating. Visit the nearby Palmers Brewery, over 225 years old and the only thatched brewery in the UK, the homes on 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, with two weekly markets and festivals throughout the year. The area holds plenty of attractions to suit the whole family! Just a short drive takes you to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, the lovely sub-tropical gardens and swannery at Abbotsbury, or the golden sands of Weymouth. This wonderful location makes an ideal base for a great family holiday.

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Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £450 for this property.
Do not contact the owner direct - Call the Property manager Jane Morrow

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas