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Shearwater

West Bexington, Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
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 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.

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.

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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
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Smart TV/DVD with Netflix, Bluetooth sound system
  • Pet/boot room
  • Garden with furniture
  • Ample driveway parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Arrival time 4:00pm
  • Shop 4 miles
  • Pebble beach 200 metres
  • Bridport 6.5 miles

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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Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennifer 24th September 2021

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A charming house in a wonderful location ,comfortable and cozy and we will be back in the spring .

Reviewed by Ali 17th September 2021

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Beautiful cottage in wonderful location. Large safe secure garden. Good sized property with 4 bedrooms and bathrooms. Peaceful surroundings and just a few minutes walk to the beach. Another totally relaxing break with our extended family of 8 and 2 dogs. We had long walks along coast to Abbotsbury (4 miles each way) with pubs and few shops and we fRead moreished on the beach at the bottom of the hill. Trips to Bridport and Weymouth too. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Vivien 27th August 2021

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The cottage is very comfortable with a lovely garden.

Reviewed by mary 20th August 2021

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Really quiet village, lovely walks for dogs, only short drive to beaches to swim from. Great house and well equipped although struggled with size of fridge having bought plenty of food as no shop nearby.

Reviewed by Martin 13th August 2021

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Shearwater was ideal for our family (ages 6 to 87). A great location and very comfortable.

Reviewed by I A 23rd July 2021

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A lovely property well situated and well equipped and perfect for a family holiday in this beautiful part of Dorset

Reviewed by Caroline 9th July 2021

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Lovely house and good location. Fantastic fish restaurant at end of lane. Needs better cleaning habits especially with covid

Reviewed by Malcolm 25th June 2021

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The cottage is lovely & very spacious. The lounge and the bedrooms are comfortable and the garden is amazing. There is everything needed in the kitchen and it was good to be able to dry the dogs in the boot room. We had a very enjoyable week thank you.

Reviewed by Carolyn 21st June 2021

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Shearwater was the perfect base for touring the Jurassic Coast. The garden was idyllic and very peaceful. Great to have a welcome box of essential supplies on arrival after a long journey. The Wednesday market in Bridport was worth a visit, but best to get there early if possible as the car parks can get busy!

Reviewed by Geraldine 11th June 2021

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Absolutely gorgeous property in a fantastic quiet location. Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, with the added bonus of a lovely garden with different areas in which to sit. The photos don't do full justice to the space in the property. Lovely welcome pack which was very much appreciated, as was the generous provision of cleaning materials,Read more toilet rolls, etc. Two en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor are a gift for anyone with knees/hips that don't enjoy climbing stairs. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 28th May 2021

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A lovely property that has been beautifully decorated throughout with great taste and thoughtful touches. The garden is amazing with different seating areas and well stocked plants. The location and proximity to the beach could not be better we loved it here and could happily have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Lucy 14th May 2021

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The cottage was lovely and had really comfortable beds and a garden that my toddler just loved exploring. It was incredibly close to the beach (stones) and a great restaurant. The twin room is quite isolated in the house if you have smaller children, and it seemed like it needed a bit of TLC post lockdown, but we had a great holiday and the facilitRead moreies in the house are fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 23rd April 2021

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Lovely well appointed cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Jurassic Coast. We had a great time & will definitely look to return.

Reviewed by Gabriela 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Shan 23rd October 2020

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Both the house and the garden are stunning, because our stay was during October half term we had the option to use the open fire, with plenty of logs provided. We had a small issue with a toilet being slow to flush, I contacted the housekeeper and a maintenance man came out the same afternoon to fix it. We were very impressed. A very generous welcoRead moreme pack had been left for us, along with extra cleaning products to ensure everyone stayed safe in these strange times. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 9th October 2020

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A beautiful, well decorated, comfortable cottage. The garden was also a delight with its separate areas and abundance of plants , fantastic that it was also totally dog safe. Wonderful views in lovely quiet surroundings.

Reviewed by Ann 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jane 11th September 2020

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What a great week! The house was perfect. Beautifully decorated and well appoined. It was very comfortable and we immediately felt at home. There was also a lovely welcome pack - very generous, thank you. We would definitely book again in the furture.

Reviewed by John 21st August 2020

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We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was very comfortable and well laid out. Super location.

Reviewed by Reetha 14th August 2020

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Very spacious, well equipped, walking distance to beach

Reviewed by Ron 31st July 2020

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this property shearwater is one of the best we as a family have stopped in and i would not alter what i think is perfect the cottage is in a great location for fishing , sightseeing and local shops . also some lovely walks especially for dog walkers

Reviewed by I A 24th July 2020

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This is a lovely property, well located in a relatively quiet road and close to the sea. We had a great time!

Reviewed by Edward 4th July 2020

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A lovely property , very generously fitted out - great location near the sea - we had a very happy time

Reviewed by Carol 9th March 2020

Reviewed by Janet 14th February 2020

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We stayed at this 4 bedroom 4 bathroom property in February. My husband and our 11 year old daughter plus our miniature dacshund. Everything was there, and a very nice welcome hamper. Clean towels everywhere, excellent facilities, boot room to keep all the dogs supplies in and keep the house clean! Lovely secure garden, 200 yards walk down to the sRead moreea. Excellent hotel/pub 200 yards walk, very nice meals suitable for family. Good location, nearby to Weymouth. open log fire Hide

Reviewed by Edward 24th January 2020

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A beautiful house generously kitted out and excellent welcome pack . The property is very close to the beach and wonderful walks . It was very nicely presented and sparkling clean on arrival. We have booked to return !

Reviewed by Jacqueline 21st December 2019

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Christmas 2019. Very comfortable house , beautifully decorated and furnished. Lovely white bed linen and super comfortable beds in which to fall asleep to the crashing of the waves on the beach at the bottom of the road. . Well located boot room with access from the garden for muddy togs and muddy paws post winter walk. The dog was in heaven with tRead morehe beach and the garden to explore. Minutes stroll to a super restaurant on the beach or in the other direction to the Manor. We'd recommend both. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 1st November 2019

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