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West Bay, Dorset (Ref. 1013337)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “A wonderful cottage, very clean and comfortable, one of the best holiday cottages we have been to.”

    Will return. Just a couple of things would make it even more perfect: a light above the mirror in the upstairs double bedroom, a drainer for plates and a hand towel and extra tea towel for the kitchen. Otherwise a lovely week in a beautiful location.

    Will return. Just a couple of things would make it even more perfect: a light above the mirror in the upstairs double bedroom, a drainer for plates and a hand towel and extra tea towel for the kitchen. Otherwise a lovely week in a beautiful location.

    - Julie, June 2024


  • Three bedrooms: Ground floor 1 x double, Upstairs 1 x king size and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Bootroom
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated off-road parking for one car and a small garage
  • Enclosed rear garden which is sloped
  • Two dogs welcome at a cost of £21 per pet per week
  • No smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.5 miles, shop within 0.3 miles

The property

Situated in the popular seaside resort of West Bay and a just short walk from the town centre is Thorncroft, an attractive chalet style bungalow.

Discover the delights of the Jurassic Coastline whist staying in the spacious accommodation and enjoy the bustle of a busy fishing harbour and delicious smells of fish and chips by the sea.

In the property, you will find a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook up a storm to enjoy with family or friends in the dining room.

Gather together in the sitting room to recap on the days’ adventures, do a puzzle, catch up on your favourite TV shows or watch a DVD to unwind before heading to bed.

Offering a flexible sleeping arrangement, this house comes with a double bedroom on the ground floor, where there is also a shower room.

Whilst upstairs there is a double bedroom and twin bedroom and a bath with shower over.

Head out through the sunroom to the front garden and round to the enclosed rear garden where you can indulge with an evening glass of wine or a morning coffee whilst the kids play on the large lawn.

West Bay, famous for its location and scenes in the TV series Broadchurch is a short walk from the property.

There you will find numerous local restaurants, pubs and shops.

There is lots to discover in this popular Dorset town allowing you to leave the car alone for the duration of your stay.

If you do wish to venture a little further, head west for Charmouth, Lyme Regis or Exmouth and east for Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, The Isle of Portland and Weymouth - all within an easy driving distance.

You can explore the weekly vintage market and antiques that the town of Bridport has to offer as this is only a scenic walk away.

In this endearing location, Thorncroft is perfect for discovering all the beauty that the iconic Jurassic Coast has to offer.

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About the location


Bridport 1.5 miles; Lyme Regis 11 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 Coast Path, as well as ample opportunities to try your hand at sea fishing, crabbing, boating and golf. Visit the homes of 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 West takes you to Charmouth for fossil hunting, to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, and to River Cottage HQ near Axminster. To the East are the lovely Sub-tropical Gardens and Swannery at Abbotsbury, and the golden sands of Weymouth. This wonderful location makes an ideal base for a great family holiday.

Note: The house is built on a slope. There are steps leading down to the property from the road and from the parking space/garage. The property also has a sloping garden.

Note: Please do not park on the communal grass verge at the front of the property.

Note: Garage measurements: L5.07m x W2.35m

Note: The back garden is enclosed and suitable for pets/children. The front garden is not enclosed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas