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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
10 / 39  Relax in the beautiful sun room which opens out to the balcony
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12 / 39  Cosy wood burner to keep you toasty in the cooler months
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17 / 39  Beautiful en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower
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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
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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.

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 double 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 double 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.

 

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.

  • 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

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Melanie 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by Linda 18th September 2021

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Perfect location for exploring West Bay. Enjoyed the views from the conservatory and the layout of the property, however, it was not quite up to 4 star standards for cleanliness. Some of the furniture could do with updating.

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.

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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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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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