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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
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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
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24 / 39  Bathroom on the first floor
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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
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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.

 

  • 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
  • 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

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Emma 21st May 2022

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2nd time at property.Upatairs en suite hadnt been cleaned.Toilet needed a good clean on arrival.Valance in main upstairs bedroom had bird excrement on 2 sides.Splashes of liquids on doors/skirting boards.Dust clumps visible at the head of the bed. Furniture shabby.Stairs hadnt been swept for some time.Kitchen:NO oven gloves.NO apron.One of the cupbRead moreoards had flour/salt spilt inside.On 1 bin bag for a week stay.Sunroom doors/windows peeling paint. Ivy growing thru deck. 4 star? Really? Very poor Hide

Reviewed by Janet 14th May 2022

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Our 4th 'sisters annual holiday' at 'Ilchester' Love it & always very pleased with the cleanliness on arrival. However, not so this year (14-21 May 2023) Found lots of crumbs on swivel-out corner shelf, other swivel out shelf storing pans/lids etc was a complete jumble which, on opening, heavy glass lid fell out onto my foot. Sink caddy had smelly Read moresponges & mucky inside. Upstairs ensuite loo hadn't been cleaned. Small upstairs bathroom bin had not been emptied. Disappointing housekeeping. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 30th April 2022

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Great place, great location.

Reviewed by Jane 23rd April 2022

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A comfortable, well equipped property in a good location.

Reviewed by Rod 16th April 2022

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A lovely cottage; ideal for our 3-generation family plus dog. Sunny days but cold April nights revealed the limitations of the antiquated heating system.

Reviewed by SHARON 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 26th March 2022

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This property is in a great location, comfortable and reasonably clean, although cobs were in most rooms and had been there for a long time due to the size, windows were in desperate need of cleaning inside and out. Parking is ideal. You dont need to use your car to reach the local village.

Reviewed by Gillian 11th March 2022

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Fantastic property in great location. Spacious well equipped cottage with the added bonus of a lovely sunroom with log burner

Reviewed by Annette 19th February 2022

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This is a fantastic property in a lovely area, with great views and just a short walk up the street to the cliff path. There seems to be everything you could possibly want or need in the property. After spending a couple of afternoons quite cold we thankfully realised that the heating could be boosted. Although not spot spotlessly clean ie dust undRead moreer sofas and cobwebs in corners (much like my house) all the areas that counted were clean Hide

Reviewed by Alison 22nd December 2021

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Very comfortable well equipped cottage. Lots of space, with great sunroom and log burner. Fantastic location, with incredible views. Very convenient for coastal path, and all West Bay facilities.

Reviewed by Timothy 3rd December 2021

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The cottage was a perfect location in Westbay. Incredibly well equipped. Very clean. Everything you could ask for. Loved the log burner. We all were sad to leave. Will definitely be coming back. Xx

Reviewed by Mary 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 5th November 2021

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Great house for a large family , fantastic location and really good space inside and out . Was extremely pleased with choosing it

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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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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