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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

This beautiful property is set in a charming Dorset village and is perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast. The glorious Chesil Beach is just 200 metres away and you can enjoy coastal walks up to the stunning West Bay (6 miles) and Hive Beach (3.5 miles). The nearby village of Abbotsbury (5 miles) is home to both Abbotsbury Swannery and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Other coastal villages and towns within easy reach include Burton Bradstock (4 miles), Charmouth (13 miles) and Lyme Regis (16 miles), and, heading inland, Dorchester (14.5 miles) which is renowned for its links with Thomas Hardy. Local attractions include Mapperton House and Gardens (12 miles), the Kingston Russell Stone Circle (7 miles) and Coney’s Castle (14 miles).

A couple of steps lead up to the large enclosed porch where you can leave coats and boots, leading into the tiled hall and through to the pretty lounge. This is a lovely space to relax in, with plenty of seating, a Smart TV with Netflix and a Bluetooth sound system. Exploring further you will find the charming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This spacious room features a cosy seating area, an attractive dining area overlooking the garden and a stylish kitchen equipped with an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Patio doors lead out to the garden. Exploring the ground floor further you will find two comfortable bedrooms, both with a TV and en-suite shower rooms with WCs: there’s a double and a twin. The ground floor also features a pet/boot room which is ideal for pets and wet weather gear. Heading upstairs you will find two further bedrooms: one room with a 5’ zip-and-link bed with TV and fabulous sea views, and a double room with 5’ bed, TV and a balcony with table and chairs allowing you to enjoy the sunset. This room has an en-suite shower room with WC. The first floor also has a bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC.

The front garden is laid to lawn with mature shrubs framing the entrance. Heading round to the rear of the property, the back garden is split into three areas linked by steps and paths. There are lawn areas surrounded by trees and a charming patio where you can enjoy a morning coffee. To the side of the property is a covered area for storing bikes. Ample parking is available on the drive.

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 20 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Mandy 4th October 2019

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Lovely holiday home,fantastic views from the bedrooms,very well equipped,suitable for less mobile relatives..couldn't fault it in anyway whatsoever...

Reviewed by Kim 23rd August 2019

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Shearwater is a fabulous property with lots of thoughtful touches. Plenty of space and a beautiful large garden that the dogs found irresistible. It's a lovely quiet area with a couple of good restaurants within walking distance. We had a great week.

Reviewed by Patricia 9th August 2019

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Great family house, great location. Want to give outstanding reviews, but too many would go! Could not have been a better place for family time. Chisel beach was great fun, big waves and fossils hunting.

Reviewed by I 26th July 2019

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A splendid location we enjoyed going to the beach to watch the most wonderful sunsets. The garden was a treat enjoyed it as a place to ponder and contemplate.

Reviewed by I A 5th July 2019

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Lovely property, well located

Reviewed by Julie 20th June 2019

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This was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. There was only 3 of us so there was acres of room to do our own thing and a very comfortable sitting room to come together. Our daughter is disabled so we needed a downstairs bedroom, and it was very comfortable for her. Clean, well-equipped and exactly as described, we would definitely consRead moreider staying again. Hide

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