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Shearwater

West Bexington, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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 the beach (seasonal restrictions for dogs)
  • Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast & South West Coast Path
  • Visit Abbotsbury Swannery and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
  • Explore the spectacular Dorset countryside
  • Visit 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).

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, 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
  • Shop 4 miles
  • Pebble beach 200 metres
  • Bridport 6.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.7
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
4.9

Reviewed by Mandy 4th October 2019

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

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

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

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

Lovely property, well located

Reviewed by Julie 20th June 2019

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

Reviewed by Mrs MJ Cuming 17th September 2018

Beautifully appointed and excellently equipped with a pretty dog proof garden that was also enjoyed by my grandson. We had a lovely holiday and plan to return.

Reviewed by Mr I A Legg 31st August 2018

Yes it was great, a well appointed and decorated property which worked perfectly for us.

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Location

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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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