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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
1 / 39  Enjoy far reaching views towards the sea from the property
2 / 39  Relax in the stylish lounge
3 / 39  Light and airy lounge to unwind in
4 / 39  Step into the spacious dining room and kitchen area
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6 / 39  Doors lead from the kitchen/dining area into the garden
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9 / 39  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
10 / 39  Relax in the beautiful sun room which opens out to the balcony
11 / 39  Enjoy views across West Bay towards the beach
12 / 39  Cosy wood burner to keep you toasty in the cooler months
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15 / 39  Head upstairs to the Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
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17 / 39  Beautiful en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower
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19 / 39  Take in the sea views from the Master bedroom
20 / 39  Far reaching views from the property
21 / 39  Twin bedroom with sea views on the first floor
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24 / 39  Bathroom on the first floor
25 / 39  Ground floor double bedroom
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27 / 39  Twin bedroom on the ground floor
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29 / 39  Stylish shower room on the ground floor
30 / 39  Looking towards this charming detached property
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32 / 39  Plenty of room for all the family in the tiered garden
33 / 39  Perfect spot for alfresco drinks and meals
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35 / 39  Take in the sea views
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Ilchester

West Bay, Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
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.

A summer paradise and winter haven, this family retreat is the place to be. Located in West Bay, a popular beach is 150 yards away and there are shops and eateries within 0.5 miles. Welcoming eight people and up to two dogs, gather your loved ones and make the most of this property’s excellent views, location and gorgeous interiors.

Adopting neutral tones and tasteful decor, this spacious home oozes tranquillity. Whether you are relaxing in the lounge with the TV on, curled up in the sun room (with wood burner, sea glimpses and balcony) with a magazine or resting on the deck outside, there is somewhere for everyone. The icing on the cake is the kitchen and dining room. In an open-plan design, the kitchen and diner create a modern, comfortable space and boast huge bi-fold doors that open out onto the deck. Affording sea glimpses and allowing sunshine and fresh air to stream in, it transforms the room into something extraordinary. As well as the sumptuous living spaces, the ground floor is also home to two double-aspect bedrooms (a super-king-size and a twin) and a bathroom with walk-in shower. For complete self-sufficiency, there is also a utility with drier. Up the winding, narrow stairs, a bathroom with bath and shower overhead and two more bedrooms can be found. Both with sea views these bedrooms have reduced head height in the eaves and are configured as a king-size with en-suite with claw foot bath and separate shower, and a twin. Offering the choice of a front and rear garden, you can explore the network of paths and steps to enjoy the lawns, terrace, BBQ, fire pit and views.

With everything you could need, West Bay has plenty of fun and food to offer. For shopping, there is neighbouring Bridport with its independent High Street or drive 18 miles to Weymouth.

 

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size 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
  • Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Hairdryer available
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • 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
  • 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.

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrea 22nd June 2024

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Lovely cottage, even better location. Quite steep approach to it but views lovely and great access to coastal path. Worked really well for multigenerational group of 8 and dog

Reviewed by Phil 15th June 2024

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Pro's: Great location within West Bay, very well equipped house with comfy beds. Con's: Several internal doors would not close and several door handles would come off in your hand. Main con was the overgrown hedges/shrubs obscuring much of the available fabulous view - big shame!

Reviewed by Wendy 18th May 2024

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Reviewed by Anna 4th May 2024

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Perfect location and layout. Works well for a large family with dogs. Beds were clean and comfy. Bathrooms have been done recently. Kitchen has everything you'll need. However, there are a lot of things broken and the whole house seems badly maintained. Although we were generally happy and our holiday wasn't ruined by the lack of care for the houseRead more and garden I had multiple guests make complaints to me about things. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 13th April 2024

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A large comfortable house in a stunning location, very close to the coastal path and minutes from the town and the gravel beach. We loved our stay and will return.

Reviewed by Jane 6th April 2024

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A very comfortable property. Well situated with lovely views.

Reviewed by sophie 30th March 2024

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As with many previous comments which appear to have been ignored, the house needs a thorough and deep clean. We asked the housekeeper to return and change very stained bed linen and properly clean the shower as well as hoover. Cleaning products and dog items never materialised. The house itself is really lovely but relies on its fabulous location, Read morewhich it really is. We had a really nice stay but feel it could be much better maintained for the price point. Dogs enjoyed the enclosed garden. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 9th March 2024

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Reviewed by Penny 8th December 2023

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This property is perfect. A fantastic location with sea views. Lots of delicious places to eat within walking distance. The home is clean, comfortable and very well fitted out. We shall be coming back to visit.

Reviewed by Sue 21st October 2023

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Property is ideally situated in West Bay with lots to do in the area. In need of some TLC in some areas but did not detract from an enjoyable holiday with the family.

Reviewed by Trudy 14th October 2023

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Reviewed by Melanie 7th October 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 23rd September 2023

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A lovely house in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Jocelyn 19th August 2023

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The accommodation was very spacious with lovely views out to sea and country side. The harbor area had very nice places to eat, a great bakery. The children went crabbing. Places to visit were near by. We found lots of fossil at Charmouth. Very enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Anthony 15th July 2023

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Great cottage well appointed everything was in good order dogs loved it children loved play hut in garden well enclosed Neighbours very friendly short stroll to beach good welcome pack will come again

Reviewed by Rebecca 24th June 2023

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Beautiful location, lovely views and westbay has so much to offer. The house in well situated and provides a lovely base for exploring the area, it could do with a little updating and some routine maintenance but that didn't get in the way of us having a lovely holiday. The dogs loved the garden.

Reviewed by Charles 17th June 2023

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Comfortable family house in perfect location for easy access to the beach and coast path. Fully fenced garden with lawns is ideal for young children.

Reviewed by Sophia 11th June 2023

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Absolutely stunning place. We loved every minute of it and didn't want to leave. The house was perfect inside and outside and located in the ideal spot. Would love to book in again. Thank you

Reviewed by Sheila 13th May 2023

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Really nice location but house needs a bit of TLC. Great bathrooms and dining/kitchen area. Spent most of our time in the spacious sun room with views overlooking the sea.

Reviewed by Denise 29th April 2023

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Reviewed by Liz 1st April 2023

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West Bay is a great location to explore the local area from. Ilchester was a very comfortable well equipped cottage

Reviewed by Lyn 20th March 2023

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Fantastic place to stay, we came the same time last year here and enjoyed it, Our daughter and husband plus 2 dogs,( the cottage was our xmas present to each other 4 adults,) We chose to come again here as it was lovely to have a downstairs bedroom and shower room as we have a blind dog and no stairs for her to struggle with , We live in a bungalowRead more , so made life easy for her . Would recommend the cottage so close to beach and amenities. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 22nd December 2022

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Seven adults and two dogs stayed in this fantastic cottage for a week. Christmas tree and welcoming goodies were appreciated. We enjoyed our stay and are looking at a return visit. The heating was not working on arrival due to a pressure drop, a call to the managed services was promptly answered resulting in the owner calling me back and matter resRead moreolved in a few minutes. Great service. Hide

Reviewed by Timothy 2nd December 2022

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This cottage is absolutely perfect. Very clean, exceptionally well equipped. Beautifully positioned. We all love it here and hopefully will return.

Reviewed by Alexandra 29th October 2022

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The cottage was light, spacious and comfortable and very accessible to the coastal path. A quiet location. It had sea views which was lovely from the bedrooms and kitchen. We all enjoyed using the conservatory when the sun was out. The welcome box of goodies was appreciated on our arrival. A couple of negative points, no live tv until the Thursday Read moreof our week, due to satellite cable not working. Also only logs given for two nights maximum when log burner was on for a few hours. Hide

Reviewed by Ellen 22nd October 2022

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We loved our stay at Ilchester! It's a fantastic location, a very spacious property indoors and outdoors, and it is very thoughtfully equipped in the kitchen along with a very handy washing machine and dryer. Bathrooms (three, one ensuite) are all modern, lovely and spacious. Front entrance made grocery delivery very easy. And the rear has two entrRead moreances, one with a bifold door which is ideal in warmer weather. The other back entrance is ideal for keeping coats, boots, etc. safety out of the way. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 8th October 2022

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Beautiful house and location. Our second stay and enjoyed it more than last time. Thank you!

Reviewed by Kate 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 24th September 2022

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Perfect location and a lovely sea views. Handy if you want to stay where you are and not drive anywhere, some nice cafes and pubs to walk too and a great locals lunch menu at the Station Kitchen which was beautiful inside the train carriage.

Reviewed by David 17th September 2022

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Reviewed by Daphne 13th August 2022

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Very happy with Ilchester once again. The large kitchen diner that flows into the conservatory and deck is a great space, which all ages in our party loved. When the bifold doors are open, then the patio area and outside table etc become part of the shared space, so it's great for a multi-age group. West Bay is a great place and there are lots of oRead morether places around to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Lyndell 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by John 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Koen 16th July 2022

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Lovely cottage with beautiful views across West Bay and the cliffs, and only a few minutes' walk to the (dog friendly) beach, and the harbour. The seagulls are very noisy from about 5am, but that's hardly the cottage's fault!

Reviewed by Adele 9th July 2022

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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

Location

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