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Shearwater

West Bexington, Dorset

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful family holiday home with sea views, just 200 metres from Chesil Beach (seasonal restrictions for dogs)
  • Perfect for walkers to explore the Jurassic Coast & South West Coast Path and to enjoy the spectacular Dorset countryside
  • Visit Abbotsbury Swannery and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens or the beaches at Lyme Regis, West Bay and Burton Bradstock
Property code: DC149

Enjoying an idyllic location just 200 metres from one of Dorset’s popular beaches, this beautiful property enjoys glorious panoramic sea views and makes a wonderful family holiday home.

Set in the charming village of West Bexington and only 200 metres from the renowned Chesil Beach, this spacious four-bedroom property is the ideal destination for families and friends seeking a coastal cottage for a relaxing getaway. The sociable open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is an impressive space for leisurely evenings and the cosy second lounge is perfect for quiet chats and movie nights. The large gardens offer plenty of picnic spots and treasure hunts through the trees. Only a short walk away, spend the days sunbathing and playing games on Chesil Beach or strolling through the tranquil West Bexington Nature Reserve.

 

Stepping into the property through the large enclosed porch, there is plenty of space to leave outdoor clothing and sandy shoes. With light and airy rooms decorated in a palette of soothing shades, the house has a warm and inviting feel throughout. Gather together in the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner to cook delicious dinners in the well-equipped kitchen and linger over meals late into the night around the stylish dining table. Enjoy a glass of wine in the cosy seating area in front of the open fire, looking out across the gardens. After a busy day at the beach, relax in the main lounge in front of a film before retiring to bed. There are two comfortable bedrooms on the ground floor, a double and a twin, both with en-suite shower rooms. Heading upstairs, you will find the two remaining bedrooms, one with 5’ zip and link bed, the other with 5’ bed and en-suite shower room. The family bathroom is also on this floor. Outside, the property is surrounded by large gardens with a seating area for alfresco dining and large lawn for garden games. Ample driveway parking is available.

 

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  • 4 bedrooms, all with TVs – 1 twin, 1 double, 1 double with 5’ bed, 1 double with 5’ zip-and-link bed
  • 4 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 3 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV/DVD with Netflix, Bluetooth sound system
  • Pet/boot room
  • Garden with furniture
  • Ample driveway parking
  • Shop 4 miles
  • Pebble beach 200 metres
  • Bridport 6.5 miles
  • Open Fire - Logs provided all year round.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Lace up your walking boots for a day exploring the South West Coast Path (200 metres) in search of peaceful coves for paddles and picnics. Visit the Abbotsbury Swannery (5 miles) where you can get up close to over 1000 nesting mute swans that inhabit the colony. Combine this with a stroll around the beautiful Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (5 miles) enjoying the uninterrupted views of the Jurassic Coast from the Magnolia Walk. Set sail from the pretty harbour at Lyme Regis (17 miles) where you can charter a fishing boat and try and land the catch of the day or take in the coastal views on a relaxing sightseeing cruise. If you prefer to keep your feet dry, head to the Lyme Regis Aquarium and discover more about the inhabitants of the local waters. See who takes pole position at the Clay Pigeon Raceway (14.5 miles) as you feel the need for speed around the go-kart track.

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Dining room
Twin
downstairs double ensuite
Balcony double
Path to the rear lawn
Upstairs Double
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 7th December 2023

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We all thought the house was ideal and had a wonderful feel about it. All agreed it was the cleanest of the houses we have ever rented. In an ideal position for a walking break and would be super in the summer with a fairly large rear garden. Gremlins were at work on some of the electrical items during our stay but Dorset Managed Service were helpfRead moreul and quick to respond. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 17th November 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy 10th November 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Laura 22nd September 2023

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The house was gorgeous, really well decorated, had everything one might need for one stay and it was very clean. There was plenty of space for us all and we had a great time. The location is perfect, 5 minute walk from the beach and also has 2 great restaurants within walking distance. Would definitely come back again

Reviewed by Geraldine 15th September 2023

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Lovely house and garden. Have stayed many times and always clean, tidy, plenty of supplies and lovely, very much appreciated, welcome pack to get started with. Added bonus of two downstairs bedrooms and ensuites, so making it perfect for family members with mobility issues regarding stairs.

Reviewed by Lisa 11th August 2023

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Beautiful house decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard with lots of space. Very good beach bar/restaurant at the bottom of the hill and a pub with good food at the top, both recommended. Loved the garden and the beautiful views of the sea from both first floor bedrooms in a lovely, quiet location.

Reviewed by Jasmine 21st July 2023

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The cottage was absolutely fantastic. The facilities provided were superb and the house itself is stunning and well looked after, with more than enough room for a family. If you are unable to drive it's difficult in terms of location, but if you have a car it's close to west bay, beautiful Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Reviewed by Jackie 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Tina 25th June 2023

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Thought has gone into the property for holiday makers and it was one of the best properties we have stayed in as a family group. The bedrooms were spacious, it had everything you needed. The garden fantastic for our two dogs and with the beach only minutes walk away, that was a bonus. Easy to get to places, we went to Poole on a boat trip, out to SRead morewanage on the steam train, and Abbotsbury Gardens which was beautiful. Thank you for making this a wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 16th June 2023

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Lovely relaxing week, and the weather was excellent. The garden of the property is a great asset - multiple areas to relax in, and nicely secluded. Some super sunsets to watch from the master bedroom balcony too. Great location for easy access to the local pub with good food and spacious garden. The Beach House restaurant looked very nice- will tryRead more it next time!! We enjoyed takeaway fish and chips from the Hive beach cafe a few miles up the road too. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 9th June 2023

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Really comfortable and well equipped house for a cross generation family holiday. Two good restaurants within easy walking distance. Good location to explore Dorset, with shingle beach within yards of the house.

Reviewed by Michele 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 28th April 2023

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We spent 3 weeks at Shearwater and enjoyed every moment. The house is stunning..beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, very well equipped and a fabulous sun trap garden. Excellent location, just a few minutes walk to the beach, and 2 great places to eat within strolling distance. We would have no hesitation in returning to this wonderful house.

Reviewed by Zoe 11th February 2023

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We had the best time. The accommodation was fairly central even though out by the sea. It was beautifully decorated with attention to detail. It was spacious, we all had our own bathrooms, the kitchen was well equipped and the living and dining areas were of a lovely size. Honestly loved the place and would not hesitate in booking again!

Reviewed by Stuart 29th December 2022

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A well positioned warm house with good sized rooms as descibed but let down by basic minor defects which would be easy to rectify.

Reviewed by Caroline 7th November 2022

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Shearwater was a lovely house, perfect for 6 adults and 2 dogs, with plenty of space for everyone. It felt really homely, with comfy sofas and beds. The dogs enjoyed exploring the garden. A very generous welcome pack was a lovely touch and much appreciated. The location of the house, a couple of minutes walk from the shingle beach was great for theRead more dogs and The Manor House hotel also a few minutes away was a great place for a lunch or dinner and dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 30th September 2022

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Lovely comfortable cottage. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Great open plan layout perfect for our week away. Weather was kind enough for us to even sit in the beautiful garden. Pet/boot room was great for our 2 little dogs who loved exploring the garden.

Reviewed by Janet 23rd September 2022

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Beautiful cottage in an idyllic position

Reviewed by George 12th August 2022

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Beautiful cottage lovely views great location

Reviewed by Ian 5th August 2022

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This is a great house. Location is brilliant, the beach really is really 3 minutes walk from the front door (small shingle in case it matters). The garden is unusual being divided in three sections so several of you can be by yourself in the same garden. A large kitchen and dining area gets the sun first thing in the morning (August), and the bedroRead moreom balcony looks out to the West for the sunsets. The fish restaurant by the beach, and the hotel up the road both do great food. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 29th July 2022

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The house is beautiful, and extremely clean and fresh. We had a brilliant holiday as an extended family, and thoroughly enjoyed the generous facilities that the house provides. On returning home our 4 year old grandson cried, and said " But I wanted to go back to the holiday home". And that about sums it up!

Reviewed by Thomas 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Guy 8th July 2022

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We had a wonderful week here at Shearwater. The weather was amazing so the close proximity to the beach was fabulous. If you are a family wanting a simple holiday together its perfect. Bridport was fun for shopping - it has everything you would need whilst you are away. The house was great easy and comfortable to be in although we were 6 not 8. We Read moretook our dog and that worked very well as the garden is enclosed. Overall a very happy place to be. Hide

Reviewed by Ali 24th June 2022

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Another fabulous stay at Shearwater! A truly lovely place to holiday ... space in the property, beautiful and large garden which is private and quiet and a few minutes stroll down the hill to the beach. Perfection... well equipped cottage. We love our stays here.

Reviewed by Ann 17th June 2022

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Comfortable and spacious house in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Geraldine 3rd June 2022

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So glad we found this property last year, we love it. Tastefully decorated, spacious, very clean, well stocked cleaning supplies and very nice welcome pack on arrival. Situated in a quiet area. The garden, which is split into three "sections", is tranquil and lovely, the patio area is very private and sheltered, perfect to sit in at any time of theRead more day. Can't wait to get back there!:) Hide

Reviewed by Ian 27th May 2022

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Amazing property in a quiet location. We throughly enjoyed our week away which was central enough to visit Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis.

Reviewed by Jon 6th May 2022

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Lovely spacious and comfortable house only a few minutes walk from a (shingle) beach in beautiful Dorset. Large garden full of trees, shrubs and flowers, and the fact that our escapologist dog couldnt get out of it was an added bonus!

Reviewed by Stephen 29th April 2022

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Shearwater is a delightful property and we had a superb holiday. Two grandchildren under 18 months were with us, but the accommodation was excellent for us all. Lovely secluded gardens and such an easy stroll to the beach. The accommodation is furnished to a very high standard but still felt " homely". All three generations of our family would thorRead moreoughly recommend Shearwater and the surrounding area. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Fran 15th April 2022

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Great location and beautifully and stylishly furnished. Very spacious - much more so than appears in the photos - easily enough space for 8.

Reviewed by Wendy 8th April 2022

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Shearwater is a lovely cottage in a splendid location, ideally placed for a wonderful break. Having the Clubhouse at the end of the road is the icing on the cake.

Reviewed by Jennie 25th March 2022

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A perfect holiday home in a great location. We were a party of seven plus two dogs and never felt cramped. The garden was very secure and could see it would be great in the summer. The Manor House just minutes walk away was great for eating and they took dogs. Hive Beach is wonderful for a walk and the restaurant serves the best crab sandwiches! AlRead morel in all a very comfy house and will certainly return. Hide

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