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The Harbour Penthouse

West Bay, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully presented penthouse apartment with spectacular views across the harbour and beach
  • Relax on the balcony which wraps around the apartment and soak up the sea air
  • Enjoy coastal and countryside walks from the property or tour the beautiful county of Dorset  
Property code: DC173

This fabulous third floor penthouse directly overlooks the picturesque working harbour at West Bay and offers stunning views whatever the weather. A truly memorable base for a holiday by the sea in Dorset

This beautifully decorated third-floor penthouse boasts some of the best views in the area. Spectacular 360-degree vistas of West Bay harbour and the Brit Valley can be appreciated from a marvellous wraparound balcony. The property is also ideally located for access to local shops, pubs and cafes, all of which are approximately 100 yards away.

This property is located on the third floor of an apartment building and accessed via lift or staircase up to a foyer from which you enter the penthouse apartment. The hall allows access to each room and has ample space for storing boots and shoes, as well as a cupboard with a washing machine. The open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room has a wonderful double-height ceiling and floor-to-ceiling picture windows on one side of the room, really opening up the space and letting in waves of natural light. The kitchen has all modern appliances needed for family dining and this open-plan space is decorated in a contemporary style. From the hall, you access two bedrooms, both of which have doors onto the wraparound balcony. One double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower and there is also a large family bathroom. Outside, the balcony gives wonderful views of the harbour and coastline.

Exploring West Bay itself, you can wander around the working fishing harbour and have a spot of lunch at one of the many cafes. If you’re feeling adventurous you can take the opportunity to catch some mackerel for your dinner on one of the sea fishing excursions. A little further afield, Lyme Regis is a popular destination with its wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and museums of all descriptions.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size bedroom and 1 room with 6’ double bed which can be made up as a twin room on request
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, DAB radio and Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Off-road underground parking for one car, care should be taken
  • Regret no dogs
  • Shops and pubs within 100 metres
  • Beach 20 metres
  • This property is a 3rd floor penthouse – accessed by lift or stairs

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 28th February 2020

A fabulous apartment with great views. Excellent quality domestic products everywhere. Spotless. A lovely welcome with flowers & chocolate brownies. Thoughtful to put wraps out for use when sat outside and an excellent folder of instructions & information available along with books, games & a useful torch. Brilliant housekeeper Rachel deserves a thRead moreank you. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 29th November 2019

Apartment is superb, it was beautifully clean and maintained, with every comfort provided. We spent ages watching the fishing boats coming and going each day! Very sad to leave but have booked to visit again and cant wait!!

Reviewed by J 14th November 2019

A very high quality apartment with fantastic views over the harbour There's plenty of places to eat and drink nearby and some lovely walks You'll find everything you need in the apartment if you want to cook a meal in We were very impressed and will definitely be recommending it to friends

Reviewed by S 1st November 2019

Excellent location and lovely property, offering all the comforts of home. We very much enjoyed reading from the selection of books during the dark evenings.

Reviewed by Steven 11th October 2019

Brilliant location and well equipped penthouse apartment, stunning views of the harbour.

Reviewed by William 20th September 2019

We parked our car strickly in accordance with the instructions supplied, but then found within a couple of hours that a Parking Fine was attached to the windscreen . This was a real spoiler for any enjoyment on the first day of our Holiday. Our Rep said not to pay it and to leave it with her to deal with, which we have done in good faith and just hRead moreope that we will hear no more about it! I will tick yes to recommend this property but only on the assumption that the parking fiasco is addressed. Hide

Reviewed by S 6th September 2019

A beautiful apartment. Stunning views, VERY clean and well-presented,comfortable beds and sitting areas, kitchen excellently equipped, bathrooms spacious and well-equipped, thoughtful additions (games, books, dvds, flowers, area information), designated parking space. A real home-from-home that we spent more time in than other holiday lets just becRead moreause it was such a luxurious, beautiful space. Hide

Reviewed by Karri 2nd August 2019

The apartment is modern and comfortable. The harbour setting and outlook is stunning and something I'd never tire of. Rachel, the housekeeper, couldn't have been more helpful or thoughtful throughout our stay. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Reviewed by J 26th July 2019

The Penthouse was fantastic, right from arrival with the lovely welcome touches by the housekeeper, to the facilities, decor & comfort. A really great location to relax in, yet with views of the hubbub of the harbour life below. The exterior has a wrap-around balcony so that different views of West Bay can be taken in. This also allows the possibilRead moreity to get shade when the sun is too strong. We could find no fault with this property and would happily stay again and recommend to others. Hide

Reviewed by A 5th July 2019

Absolutely excellent comfortable apartment where you can watch the world go by.

Reviewed by 7th June 2019

We caught some very rainy and windy weather, the beach was undergoing sea defence upgrade with 30,000 tonnes of rock being transferred from the sea rafts to the beach - very noisy. We used the holiday to recharge batteries, and this we did despite the obstacles. The apartment was great, the local food and beer first class, the rest a recuperation qRead moreuickly followed. Here is to the next time. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs K Trotman 30th March 2019

Everything was to a very high standard and lovely and clean

Reviewed by Mr T Moore 18th March 2019

Simply the best . The penthouse went beyond our expectations . I booked it for a birthday treat for my parents,and it did not disappoint on arrival there were fresh scones cream & the tastiest strawberry jam , fresh flowers biscuits and a packet of Dorset tea . What a lovely homely welcome . The kitchen was stocked with top quality spotlessly cleanRead more equipment ( such a joy ) . Deborah is an excellent house keeper just as other reviewers said ! .even on wet cloudy days the views are gorgeous, the penthouse is warm and beautifully furnished its a pleasure to stay in . Deborah is an excellent house keeper . Will definitely return . Hide

Reviewed by Mr R Bayford 16th March 2019

Exceptional Apartment - Having stayed twice now, we would definitely recommend. Location and view outstanding and apartment is furnished to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Mr M Musson 14th February 2019

Beautiful location and fabulous view from 'The Penthouse'. Everything was clean and new. Ideal holiday home and thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Mrs R Knights 14th November 2018

We have visited this apartment many times over the years. We understand there are new owners now and think that the place has a very homely feeling which wasn't there before. Little touches but non the less important. The maintenance of the shower seems much better now, the drains were always constantly blocked which caused problems. Deborah isRead more a very competent housekeeper and the place was spotless when we arrived. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs L Dixon 24th October 2018

Absolutely 5*. Beautiful, comfortable, could not fault it at all. The weather for the week was pretty bad, misty and wet, but as we were is such a stunning place, there was no need to go out. You could just watch the world go by. Fantastic.

Reviewed by Mr D Smith 12th October 2018

Bright, clean and very comfortable. Our second visit.

Reviewed by Mrs C Ogden 23rd September 2018

Beautiful, luxurious apartment. Spotless and well furnished with fantastic views from the balcony, and a brilliant location. I hope to return to the same apartment in 2020 but just one issue - the second bathroom should have a wall shower rather than hand held. It was frustrating for my sister to need to use my en suite when she needed a shower.

Reviewed by Miss P Eames 31st August 2018

Excellent apartment in a wonderful location. Clean, stylish and comfortable, with views over the bustling harbour, where there is always something to watch.

Reviewed by Mr D Whittall 31st August 2018

The apartment was well above the standard of many we have rented, luxury is the word that comes to mind

Reviewed by Mr G. J. Barker 31st August 2018

Difficult to rate using the above criteria, what is average? Generally o.k. but not as good as many other luxury appartment/cottages we have previously stayed in.

Reviewed by Mrs C Clist 31st August 2018

Wonderful views and the apartment was very well fitted out. It exceeded our expectations. Everything worked, kitchen, heating, bathrooms and it was very comfortable. We didn't mind the rain as we could sit and watch the fishing boats come and go, and things going on around the harbor all day. .

Reviewed by Mrs T Moore 23rd August 2018

A clean and light well equipped flat with a allocated underground parking space. The parking space was a little difficult to manoeuvre into because it was right by the entrance and we have a big estate car but we managed. The bedding and towels were very clean and changed each week. Plenty of crockery and pans, etc. The dcor was modern and tastefulRead more. As the weather was good we enjoyed having the bi-fold doors open whenever we could and sitting on the narrow balcony. An extra balcony table and 2 more chairs would be lovely. Hide

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