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The Roddy House

West Bay, Dorset (Ref. 1064639)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Munn

    “We came to stay here on the second week of a 2 centre holiday with Sykes.”


    The house is easy to find and in a lovely location. Right by the path that takes you to the beach and harbour. The property itself is well appointed. However there are not 2 king size mattresses only one so the beds are smaller than advertised. The conservatory is lovely and we spend most of our time in there and the garden is secure and pretty. It is a bit cluttered with unnecessary items and owners personal items left in cupboards/draws etc. There are no mirrors in the bedrooms so if you share with another couple then you have to share a mirror in a cupboard on the landing to dry your hair. Our main issue when we arrived, was that the property was not clean. The property we had just come from was immaculate. This one had grease all over the splash backs, tiles in the kitchen and whole house needs a deep full clean. Every item in the kitchen was sticky and we had to wash glasses, utensils and cutlery including things like measuring spoons and the toaster before we could use them. Under the kitchen cupboards grease and grime so it's not been cleaned properly for a very long time. Quite annoyed especially in a pandemic. I'm on holiday and don't expect to be cleaning before we start our break. Every door knob was dirty and all the switches even toothpaste left on the bathroom light pull. So everything you touched meant a lot of unnecessary hand washing. Skyes were very good about this but it spoilt our stay and we cut it short because of this. All in all if they listen and sort these issues then it will be a great property to rent.

    - Mrs Munn, May 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. The property has been cleaned and we apologise for the issues encountered. Owner relations

The property

Resting just moments away from the popular resort town of West Bay, which sits along Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast, is The Roddy House, a lovely three-bedroom detached thatched property.

This superb property offers an outstanding self-catering experience in one of the most sought after areas within Dorset, which was popularised by the ITV series, Broadchurch.

The property enjoys a wealth of character, as well as contemporary features and furnishings, providing an excellent level of accommodation for a family or group of friends to enjoy this beautiful part of Dorset.

Soak up the surroundings of West Bay before pushing open the front door to discover the stylish sitting room, where a plush seating arrangement invites you to unwind in front of the Smart TV and the gas fire offers a gentle warmth during the winter evenings.

From here, discover the well-equipped kitchen, containing everything you could possibly need to cater for your own home-cooked dishes, before regrouping with your loved ones within the light-filled conservatory dining space to relish in each other’s company over good food and drinks.

Afterwards, sink into the armchairs within this space to flick on the Smart TV or delve into that book that you have been meaning to read.

Make your way up the staircase to find the three bedrooms, comprising for two plush king-size bedrooms and a single bedroom, each one designed with a refreshing colour palette, quality linens and good storage space.

The garden at The Roddy House offers a magnificent enclosed patio, where you can look forward to soaking up the sunshine as you relax on the patio furniture, and your canine companion stretches his legs.

If you can tear yourself away from this oasis, take a short stroll into the centre of West Bay, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of eateries that await, ranging from restaurants serving locally caught fresh fish to tasty fish and chip shops to an array of takeaways, as well as shops for picking up any essentials.

Beachcombers can make their way down to the beach to laze on the shoreline, or delight in a fishing trip to enjoy the stunning cliff top scenery from the water.

Fossil hunters can look forward to exploring the ancient Jurassic Coastline to bring home a unique souvenir, whilst avid ramblers can walk along the iconic South West Coastal Path to soak up some breath-taking views.

Alternatively, venture to the nearby village of Abbotsbury, home to the famous Abbotsbury Swannery along with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens for a delightful day out with the whole family, or travel slightly further afield to the lively, seaside town of Weymouth, where there is an array of attractions including SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth and Sandworld.

Be sure to pay a visit to the beautiful town of Lyme Regis to the west of West Bay where you can marvel at the collections in Dinosaurland Fossil Museum or meet the underwater creatures at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, before soaking up the sunshine at Monmouth Beach and Sandy Beach.

Make wonderful memories at The Roddy House along the unforgettable Dorset coast.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars and additional on-road parking (subject to availability)
  • Enclosed patio garden with table and chairs
  • Two well-behaved small-medium pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.6 miles - 8 min walk

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Bridport 1.5 miles; Lyme Regis 7 miles.

West Bay, fondly known as “The Gateway To The Dorset Jurassic Coast” and popularised by the TV series Broadchurch, lies close to the glorious sandstone cliffs of Golden Cap, at the western end of the dramatic pebbly Chesil Beach. This is a wonderful seaside location, perfect for family holidays, offering scenic walks along the South West Coastal Path, as well as ample opportunities to try your hand at sea fishing, golf, fossil hunting, boating. Visits the homes on Thomas Hardy and TE Lawrence, The Tank Museum at Bovington or the Naval Air Museum at Yeovil. Only 1.5 miles away is the vibrant market town of Bridport, featured in the TV series, River Cottage. The area holds plenty of attractions to suit the whole family! Just a short drive takes you to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, the lovely sub-tropical gardens and swannery at Abbotsbury, or the golden sands of Weymouth. This wonderful location makes an ideal base for a great family holiday.

Please note that this property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200
Note: Due to the property being thatched there is a strict no smoking policy/naked flames in the property or on the surrounding grounds.
Please Note: The garage is not for guests use.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas