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Tern Cottage

West Bay, Dorset (Ref. 994718)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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28 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Wilkins

    “Had a brilliant week away at Tern cottage with my husband and 2 daughters aged 11 and 12.”

    The cottage was really clean and the beds were really comfortable for us all and it was the ideal amount of space for us all too. ...

    The cottage was really clean and the beds were really comfortable for us all and it was the ideal amount of space for us all too. We had a visit from the owner on the second day to see if we had settled in ok, which was good and it was nice to meet her. There's plenty of information left at the cottage which lists all the surrounding areas and restaurant ideas etc which was great. The area in which the cottage is located is perfect for access to the beach/harbour and shops. We visited a different beach every day. We would definitely book this again as it was the perfect base for our holiday.

    - Mrs Wilkins, August 2021

The property

Tern Cottage is perfectly located for your holiday in West Bay.

Just a two-minute walk from the harbour and the beach, and yet quietly situated with private sunny gardens it's sure to offer you a delightful seaside retreat.

The conservatory welcomes you into Tern cottage where you will find a well equipped kitchen for preparing delicious meals together, a cosy lounge with a sun lounge, the perfect place for curling up with a good book.

The spacious bedrooms are perfect for relaxing in an evening and recharging your batteries ready for another days holiday.

West Bay is most recently famous for its starring role as the location in Broadchurch, and as you walk around you will recognise many of the features used in this popular TV series, just a few minutes' walk from Tern Cottage.

If you want to stretch your legs further, the coastal path is also on the doorstep and leads to such delights as Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast of Great Britain.

The market town of Bridport is just over a mile away, where you can find a weekly farmers market, antiques and curiosities as well high street favourites.

Tern Cottage is a lovely seaside bungalow, warm, welcoming and fully equipped, allowing you to relax and enjoy you're your holiday.

The perfect place for a couples retreat or a young family to come and enjoy Dorset.


  • All on ground floor
  • 2 x bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with two singles with en-suite bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen .Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Garden with various seating options
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.2 miles

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.

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