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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
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At a glance

  • A beautiful penthouse apartment with fantastic views
  • Perfect for exploring the West Dorset coast
  • Close to the picturesque town of Bridport
  • Ideal for the wonderful beaches of West Bay and Eype
  • Enjoy kayaking, snorkelling, diving and surfing
  • Explore the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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

Just a couple of miles from the heart of the thriving Georgian market town of Bridport, this stunning penthouse is perfect for exploring the West Dorset coast. Bridport itself has a lovely variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, and is known as the gateway to Dorset’s ancient Jurassic Coast, with plenty of opportunities for keen fossil hunters nearby. There are also miles of beautiful beaches, including West Bay (0.1 mile), Eype (1 mile), Charmouth (7 miles) and Burton Bradstock (2 miles). As well as beautiful beaches there’s also plenty to discover inland, including quaint villages and landmarks including Forde Abbey (13.5 miles), the Iron Age fort at Eggardon Hill (7.5 miles) and the Kingston Russell Stone Circle (10 miles).

This light-filled penthouse can be found on the third floor and is accessed via stairs or a lift. On entering you will discover the bright, triple-aspect open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With double-height ceiling and floor-to-ceiling picture windows offering breathtaking views over the harbour and out to sea, this is a fantastic space to relax in. There’s plenty of comfortable seating, a Smart TV, DVD player, DAB radio, Bluetooth speaker and a charming dining area with views over the harbour. The lounge also features bi-fold doors leading out onto the balcony. The stylish kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine marble worktops and a handy breakfast bar. The washer/dryer can be found in the hall, which is also a perfect space for leaving muddy boots. Exploring this beautiful single-level property further, you will find two comfortable bedrooms, both with sea views. There’s a king-size room with an en-suite shower room complete with WC, and a double room with a 6’ bed which can be made up as a twin room on prior request. There is also a bathroom complete with bath, separate shower and WC.

Stepping out onto the balcony which encircles the apartment, you can drink in the stunning 360-degree panoramic view over the harbour, Lyme Bay and inland up along the Brit Valley. There is allocated undercover parking available for one car.

  • 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 undercover parking for one car
  • Regret no dogs
  • Shops and pubs within 100 metres
  • Beach 20 metres
  • This property is a 3rd floor penthouse – accessed by lift or stairs
  • Children over the age of 12 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

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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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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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