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downstairs double ensuite
Balcony double
Path to the rear lawn
Upstairs Double
Balcony and View - Upstairs Double
Open Fire
Road to the West Bexington beach
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Patio in rear garden ideal for afternoon tea
Rear lawn with picnic bench
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Shearwater

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

Situated just 200 metres from one of Dorset’s popular fishing beaches, this spacious property offers glorious panoramic sea views and has been beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated. Ideal for a family or a small group, this lovely holiday home is set in an idyllic spot on the Jurassic Coast, perfect for visiting coastal locations including Lyme Regis, Abbotsbury and West Bay, and for exploring the breathtaking Dorset countryside.

Entering this delightful holiday getaway you will find a bright and open lounge which is a perfect space to relax in, with a Smart TV with Netflix and a Bluetooth sound system. You can enjoy a fantastic meal in the open-plan kitchen/diner which overlooks the garden and which has a cosy additional lounge area meaning there’s plenty of space for everybody to unwind. There are also four comfortable bedrooms. Stepping outside, the pretty back garden is split into three areas and features a patio and a charming lawn surrounded by trees.

Just a few hundred metres away is Chesil Beach with its fine dining restaurant, as well as a 16th Century Manor House serving food and drinks, which makes this property all the more a perfect base for a family wanting to enjoy the stunning Dorset coastline. You can enjoy coastal walks to the beautiful West Bay (6 miles), Burton Bradstock (4 miles) and Hive Beach (3.5 miles), with Charmouth (13 miles) and Lyme Regis (16 miles) a little further along. The picturesque village of Abbotsbury (5 miles) is home to a ruined abbey, a swannery and a subtropical garden. Heading inland, you can visit the bustling market town of Dorchester (14.5 miles), famous for its links with Thomas Hardy whose birthplace is in the nearby Higher Bockhampton (17.5 miles). Other local attractions include the Kingston Russell Stone Circle (7 miles), Mapperton House and Gardens (12 miles) and Coney’s Castle (14 miles).

  • 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.

Nicky Rice

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey 28th June 2024

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WOW!! What an amazing property in a beautiful location! We were fortunate to stay for a week! The accommodation was amazing and everything was thought about so well to accommodate all generations, even the dogs! The garden was so enchanting and never ending. The house had everything we needed. The support from the management team and owners were phRead moreenomenal when we had a small issue (thank you) I have never experienced such kindness and care! Definitely coming back and would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 21st June 2024

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Just back from a family holiday for the week. The property is immaculate, clean, very comfortable and has everything you could need. The welcome food and household boxes were a lovely addition. The massive garden was enjoyed by all the family (and our 2 small dogs) and being 5 minutes walk to the beach it couldn't have been better located. We wouldRead more definitely return to this house next time we want to holiday together in Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Kirsti 14th June 2024

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Reviewed by Jeff 7th June 2024

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Reviewed by Geraldine 31st May 2024

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Fabulous property and location. Garden is very relaxing with airondeck chairs scattered around to enjoy every part of it Have purchased a set for home as do relaxing. Could not fault this property, which is why we book for 2,week every year .

Reviewed by Stephen 10th May 2024

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Spacious well appointed house in a beautiful location with wonderful views. So useful to have two bedrooms on the ground floor.. There is a lovely large garden to wander and relax in. We all appreciated the welcome hamper awaiting our arrival.

Reviewed by Karen 3rd May 2024

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A beautiful cottage and garden in a lovely location, literally minutes from the sea and two nice places to eat. Care has been taken to provide everything you need for a relaxing break and we felt at home within minutes of arriving. Three generations plus dog had a great time!

Reviewed by Susan 12th April 2024

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Our party of four would happily go back to this property. Ideal for the dog. Lovely sea views. Great restaurants within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.

Reviewed by Sandie 29th March 2024

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A wonderful week in this beautiful cottage

Reviewed by Mark 11th March 2024

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A beautifully presented 4 bedroom property in a fabulous location close to Chesil beach. It was an ideal spot for us to stay with my in laws who are in their 80s as the two downstairs rooms offered them perfect accommodation. The sitting room is very bright and comfortable for relaxing in at the end of the day. Our 2 dogs also enjoyed the space andRead more were very happy sleeping in the boot room overnight, with more than enough room for them. I would certainly recommend this property. Hide

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

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