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9 The Old Shipyard

(Ref. 1106294)

West Bay, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely apartment."

    Much more spacious than the photos show. Great view!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2024

  • "It was everything we wanted, it was a couple of nights away with some friends."

    We had a walk around the marina/harbour and found some lovely antique places also some 2nd hand ones too they we're so interesting and so much memorabilia from years past. The only thing I would say is the garage could do with a light in it, when we arrived it was dark and raining so it took a bit of time to put the car away, also I would make sure to who ever stays there gets the garage dimensions as we had to take my friends smaller car as mine and my other friend's would not have fitted in.

    Thank you.. It’s good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. These garages have no electricity, but are thinking of ways of dealing with this. The garages were Morris Travelledon’t have electricity. However your commentsHowever, your comments have Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great apartment, more spacious than photos make it appear."

    Thanks for sharing. Myself and daughter had a lovely few days away.

    Thank you for your generous comments. We enjoy the flat too, and recently improved the heating-ready for a West Bay winter! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "The only criticism is one front door key and the inability to open the door from the inside without the key."

    This means that if one person wants a lie in and another wants to go out early then it creates an issue.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect sea view location."

    Kitchen equipped extremely well. Bathroom fan unpleasantly loud. Disappointed to discover we needed to pay £15 a day to park our car, as the allocated garage not big enough. Mildly surprised as I specifically spoke to Sykes, to be reassured that the garage would not be a problem. The property information folder should be updated to reflect the increase of daily parking from £2 to £15.

    Reviewed by Daphne4.4Sep 2023

  • "Definitely woulk like to come back."

    If a washing machine can be provided, it would be prefect.

    Planning on putting in washing machine early 2024. Will probably utilise cupboard next to kitchen . With condenser for drying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Xinxue4.7Aug 2023

  • "A very well equipped apartment in a superb location."

    Generously sized rooms with the added bonus of a balcony overlooking the sea which could be enclosed with glass doors at night or in bad weather. There was a very minor issue of a broken curtain rail in the living area, and parts of the apartment block were beginning to show their age. However, these did not detract from our overall experience and we would happily stay here again as well as recommending others to do so.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "There were about sixty separate bird droppings on the windows overlooking sea ..."

    There were about sixty separate bird droppings on the windows overlooking sea which you could hardly see out of Really made the property look cheap and uncared for

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2023

  • "We recently stayed here for a family break."

    We are over 70 and really enjoyed this apartment. The votes towards the sea from the covered balcony were amazing. The apartment was clean and very well equipped. Easy to setup wifi connection. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2023

  • "The location was beautiful and provided a truly relaxing atmosphere."

    The apartment itself was spacious, clean, and well-equipped for self-catering. However, there were a couple of minor issues. The bathroom fan was somewhat noisy and could benefit from a replacement. Additionally, the door to the second (twin) bedroom would sometimes blow open due to the windows being open, so a doorstop or wedge would be helpful. However these were minor niggles - overall, I highly recommend this apartment for its picturesque location, ample space, cleanliness, and comfort. It also had the best and most varied set of books on the bookshelf that I've ever seen in a holiday let! It was a truly lovely experience, and I'm already looking forward to my next visit.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jun 2023

  • "Loved our stay at this property."

    Thankyou. 2 small flights of stairs up to apartment. Wonderful space and bright and airy ... A very well equipped kitchen. Clean bathroom, adequate shower. Comfy living area. Situated right on beach front. Public transport outside the George Pub makes it easy to explore other towns on the coast, cheaply too, without using the car. Would definitely recommend and return. Only negative point is that the double bed was too soft for us, but that's just personal choice, also the outer balcony doors didn't lock. (But not really much of a safety problem to us.)

    We're pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. Thank you for notifying us about the balcony door lock, we will arrange to take a look at this. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2023

  • "The flat was clean, spacious, well equipped and in a great location and we enjoyed our stay."

    However with a few minor tweaks it could be made even better: 1. Replace the slightly malfunctioning shower head or at the very least clean the scale from the existing one so it works properly. 2. Make it clear in the flat details that there is no parking space and no washing machine (or install one - did not impact us, but seemed odd that in such a relatively spacious flat there wasn’t one) 3. Do something to address the unpleasant smell in the common stairwell. Not sure of the source, but this doesn’t give a good first impression of the flat

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.4Apr 2023

  • "We have just returned from a lovely weekend at the Old Shipyard."

    The flat is very light and spacious with a wonderful view of the sea. It was very clean and warm and had everything we needed. We especially liked sitting in the enclosed balcony watching the rough sea and walking to the nearby pubs and cafes for dinner/coffee. We would say that if you have young children the larger balcony could be a bit dangerous as they could slip down between the building and railing but as we didn't have children with us that didn't affect us. Our car also didn't fit in the garage and we had to park a little walk away but there are plenty of long stay car parks a 5 min walk away. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The garages were built in the 60’s when cars were narrower. We have had a few scrapes and sometimes I just tuck the tail in and leave the front of the car sticking out. Will check whether the gap can be made safer. Thank you for such positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely love this property and have stayed for several years, there are signs of wear and tear, but this flat is a real find."

    The customer service from Lyme Bay holidays is amazing , our fridge didn't appear to be working Christmas Eve, I called they were sending someone straight away with a spare fridge. It turned out that the circuit had tripped but that is Lyme Bay staff customer service for you. Thank you so much.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so wonderful to hear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcia4.7Dec 2022

  • "We stay most years in this apartment , and enjoy it's comprehensive home comforts and glorious location ."

    Everything is usually perfect , but the bathroom or to be specific , the toilet needs urgent attention. It seems to be leaking from the soil pipe or the collar attached to the toilet , creating a very unpleasant smell , which cannot be cleaned up, and pervades the whole area. I hope there can be a quick solution and that we can book again next year.

    Thank you for raising this. The issue has been sorted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Nov 2022

  • "Lovely apartment, loved the welcome goodies, we had a fantastic stay with great views even though the weather was not the best."

    Just a very small niggle, the bath/shower mat needs renewal desperately.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    The location is excellent for beach access and the accommodation was very well equipped, particularly the kitchen. We liked the sun terrace. The building is old, but the apartment was comfortable and the view fabulous. We would have liked a washing machine and there are a few minor points needing attention (bathroom mirror damaged at top corner with sharp edges and some electrical sockets/switches loose or damaged) but overall would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2022

  • "We really liked staying in this accommodation for its size and location."

    Traveling with two small children, it had plenty of space and the toys and games were a nice touch. The welcome pack was also very much appreciated. Two things I would feedback on are some lighter duvets or quilted throw option for the summer months, the bed was very comfortable and cosy but very hot. It also could do with a deep clean, it was extremely dusty under the bed side tables, the bath didn’t drain very well due to hair in the drain and the toilet wasn’t thoroughly cleaned when we arrived and had hair around the seat. These two things were a shame as it was otherwise a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Keri3.4Jul 2022

  • "A great location within easy walking distance of harbour, beach, and cliff walks."

    A lovely spacious apartment with a sea view. Well equipped and welcome pack appreciated. On arrival smell in the hallway was off-putting. The apartment is a little tired looking. The distressed wardrobe in the 2nd bedroom is bulky and occupies too much space. The double mattress in the main bedroom is uncomfortable. However, these things didn't stop us from enjoying our 3-night stay and I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Jun 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.


  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road garage parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Supervise children terrace at all times
  • Note: Garage parking for 1 car, dimensions; 2.2m wide x 1.7m high x 4.8m long

The property

Overlooking the picturesque sandy beach of West Bay Beach, this apartment offers a great coastal location for your Dorset adventure.

With easy access to a beach and situated in the heart of west Bay, 9 the Old Shipyard is a great first-floor apartment that is perfect for a family.

Be welcomed into a wonderful open-plan living area where huge windows draw in natural light and maximise sea views, wooden flooring and tasteful furniture create a sense of opulence, and you will be drawn to relax in the fantastic sitting area with access to the terrace space and artwork decorating the fresh white walls.

Through an archway you will find a spacious kitchen with ample amenities and blue tiles adding a splash of colour to the space, so why not rustle up a storm from local produce before serving it at the wooden dining table?

Make the most of the raised terrace by dining outside to enjoy the extensive sea views, a spot you are sure to return to throughout your stay.

Enjoy a refreshing soak in the bathroom, with blue tiles and contemporary furniture, before settling down for the night in one of the bedrooms provided, including a double room with blue furnishings, storage and a generous bookcase and a twin with stylish furniture lining the walls, wooden flooring and artwork. The local area of West Bay offers a great sandy beach surrounded by towering cliffs right at your doorstep where you can enjoy a stroll across the sand, before embarking in your favourite watersports activities and warming up with a picnic.

For a fun-filled afternoon head over to Slanders Yard gallery and the Jurassic Fun Centre, before heading into town where a variety of eateries will cater to your culinary needs.

To explore the history of the local area visit Bridport Museum, or stroll across the beautiful cliffs and surrounding countryside of Thorncombe Beacon.

Create the perfect Jurassic coast holiday with a stay at 9 The Old Shipyard.

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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: Supervise children terrace at all times. Note: Garage parking for 1 car. Dimensions; 2.2m wide x 1.7m high x 4.8m long

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas