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Enjoy far reaching views towards the sea from the property
Relax in the stylish lounge
Light and airy lounge to unwind in
Step into the spacious dining room and kitchen area
Doors lead from the kitchen/dining area into the garden
Enjoy outdoor meals on the patio whilst soaking up the sea views
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Relax in the beautiful sun room which opens out to the balcony
Enjoy views across West Bay towards the beach
Cosy wood burner to keep you toasty in the cooler months
Head upstairs to the Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Beautiful en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower
Take in the sea views from the Master bedroom
Far reaching views from the property
Twin bedroom with sea views on the first floor
Bathroom on the first floor
Ground floor double bedroom
Twin bedroom on the ground floor
Twin bedroom on the ground floor
Stylish shower room on the ground floor
Looking towards this charming detached property
Plenty of room for all the family in the tiered garden
Perfect spot for alfresco drinks and meals
Take in the sea views
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9 / 39  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
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24 / 39  Bathroom on the first floor
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32 / 39  Plenty of room for all the family in the tiered garden
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Ilchester

West Bay, Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in a prime location on a quiet, residential lane with panoramic views of the sea, harbour and hills
  • In the heart of the Jurassic Coast's fossil hunting country and only 150 yards from the beach
  • Spacious detached house with fantastic outdoor space for all the family to enjoy
Property code: DC083

This beautiful Dorset holiday home typifies the look of a beach side property and fully embraces the panoramic views of the surrounding sea, harbour and hills.

Immerse yourselves in Dorset life at this appealing, holiday home for eight in West Bay. Take two delighted dogs with you too to explore the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stroll down to the harbour from this beach-style, four-bedroom home. Take in the sweeping coastal vistas, pause in a cafe for a cup of tea or take a boat trip out on the water. Wander down to the beach to swim in the sea or relax on the sand or head into bustling Bridport, approximately 3 miles away, to go shopping or to eat out.

Enjoy the bright, breezy seaside-feel of this airy holiday home. Enter via the hall and then make your way into the lounge, with its parquet floor and bay window. Relax together on the comfortable seating in here and watch a film on TV. Find your kitchen/dining room also offers ample space for your group. Pull open the bi-folding doors for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Make fresh coffee for your friends and family or prepare delicious holiday meals in the kitchen and enjoy them together at the table or out in the sunshine on the patio. Find you also have an inviting sunroom, where you can light the wood burner and gaze out to catch glimpses of the sea. Discover two of your bedrooms are located on the ground floor, together with a shower room, with WC, and utility room, with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC. Follow the winding stairs up to your other two inviting bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, with WC, walk-in shower and roll-top bath. These have slightly reduced ceiling height in places and look out towards the sea. A family bathroom, with a bath, with a shower above, is also on the first floor. Enjoy warm days out in the garden, which has three levels and offers perfect spots for quiet relaxation and outside dining. Light the BBQ and enjoy a chilled drink as the sun goes down.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Read more Code: DC083

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with roll top bath, separate shower, and WC on the first floor; 1 with shower over the bath and WC on the first floor; 1 shower room and WC on the ground floor; additional downstairs WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee pod machine and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer located in the downstairs cloakroom
  • Woodburner (logs/coal included October – April; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Smart TV, DVD, iPod dock
  • Wi-fi available
  • Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Central heating included
  • Hairdryer available
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • BBQ and fire pit
  • Outside tap for muddy boots and paws
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, additional parking in the harbourside car parks
  • Beach, pubs, restaurants and shops less than 0.5 miles away

From West Bay, made famous as the backdrop to ITV drama Broadchurch, find a range of walks taking in magnificent coastal views. Wander along the cliffs to admire the dramatic scenery of the Jurassic Coast and stop to swim on sandy beaches. Embark upon an 11-mile scenic walk along the valley of the River Brit, ending at Beaminster. Find the lively market town of Bridport offers a wide range of shops and restaurants. Visit the museum here to find out more about the local history, which reaches back to Roman times. Head out to the Iron Age Eggardon Hill Fort, just over 6.5 miles from your base. Set in an elevated position, this recently excavated site commands gorgeous, far-reaching views.

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Enjoy far reaching views towards the sea from the property
Relax in the stylish lounge
Light and airy lounge to unwind in
Step into the spacious dining room and kitchen area
Doors lead from the kitchen/dining area into the garden
Enjoy outdoor meals on the patio whilst soaking up the sea views
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Relax in the beautiful sun room which opens out to the balcony
Enjoy views across West Bay towards the beach
Show 27 moreCosy wood burner to keep you toasty in the cooler months

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kirsty 21st August 2021

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Amazing stay at this beautiful house. It was perfect for our family and the location was ideal. We loved the conservatory with the log burner and spent most evenings in there playing games. We would highly recommend this house, you won't be disappointed

Reviewed by Alan 14th August 2021

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Reviewed by Alan 10th July 2021

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Second time we have stayed at this property as it suited our family perfectly.

Reviewed by Sarah 26th June 2021

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A property with the potential to be stunning & worthy of its hefty rental fee, but sadly currently more shabby than chic. Overgrown garden hedging meant we couldnt enjoy the promised sea views, & some internal fixtures, eg radiators, in need of a facelift. Nice bathrooms, & we did enjoy the sunroom & the outdoor space. With a bit of TLC this properRead morety could be the quality property wed expected. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 19th June 2021

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Loved this house, great location, well equipped and great to have ground floor bedrooms too. West Bay is a quaint harbour town with plenty of places to eat and drink, the cliff walks are great too.

Reviewed by David 12th June 2021

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Wonderful location with everything within walking distance comfortable clean and with great facilities will definitely return Outstanding views and we managed to tackle the hill

Reviewed by Helen 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 22nd May 2021

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3rd year of staying at this lovely spacious property for our annual sisters holiday. Love it! Great location, comfy beds, well equipped. Nice touches of flowers, biscuits, tea/coffee on arrival. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Sharon 15th May 2021

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!SELECTED!Great location, very spacious, shame the weather !ENDOFSELECTED!prevented us from making the most of the garden!

Reviewed by Stephen 8th May 2021

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Reviewed by Angela 1st November 2020

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Reviewed by Rhea 24th October 2020

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A fantastic cottage, lots of space and facilities, and in an excellent location. We all had a wonderful time (grandparents and little ones included), would 100% recommend and will most likely plan a return trip ourselves!

Reviewed by Denise 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Linda 19th September 2020

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Great location. Lovely property definitely will be back

Reviewed by Janet 29th August 2020

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2nd year my sisters & I have stayed at Ilchester. Lovely house, comfy beds, lovely garden & location. Rebooked for 2021 already. Recommended!

Reviewed by D 15th August 2020

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This is a great holiday house, well laid out on the ground floor with lots of different spaces - so children can do their own thing while still in sight. Garden is a series of spaces & great for kids too. Kitchen-diner with bi-fold doors to patio is wonderful. West beach (sandy) is a couple of hundred yards down the cliff. Easiest way to walk back Read morefrom West Bay is along the front and up the cliff path (which also goes the other way to Eype Bay & more sand). Loved it all! Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 1st August 2020

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Great location to explore the Jurassic Coast, minutes from the beach and coastal walks. Spacious, comfortable accommodation - would describe as shabby chic. Given cleanliness, aspects of property need updating - cooker, dishwasher and poor maintenance of the garden would give this a silver not gold rating as statde, so a little disappointed given tRead morehe premium price paid!. Despite the above and if price in line with status of property would stay again... Hide

Reviewed by L J 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Julie 18th July 2020

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This property is well located within walking distance of the harbour, beach and the coast path but in a quiet residential location. The accommodation is flexible and spacious for a larger group or two families. The kitchen is well equipped and the living areas are comfortably furnished. We would be more than happy to return to this property if we aRead morere in the area again. Hide

Reviewed by Adele 11th July 2020

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Reviewed by Shona 4th July 2020

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We have been coming to Dorset for many years and loved this cottage. Bright and airy, well-equipped and spacious, and a five minute walk to West Bay, so great views from the cottage. There are steep narrow stairs from the parking spaces into the garden which make unloading and loading the car slightly awkward but a minor niggle. Our greyhound enjoyRead moreed discovering the garden and his favourite lying in the sun spot. A much-needed (and hoped-for!) change of scene after lockdown. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 28th December 2019

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Reviewed by I 26th October 2019

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Cottage is wonderfully equipped and very cosy too with a great garden and lovely views. Location is perfect and a great place for many walks and so many beaches nearby and things to do. Mandy who looked after the cottage was extremely helpful too.

Reviewed by Susane 21st September 2019

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West bay is lovely had a fantastic holiday . Plenty of places to choose to eat from .

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