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Walled garden at Bills-House

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Bills-House is a much loved 3 bed semi-detached home still used by the owners family for holidays. Although in a quiet location Bills-House benefits from all amenities with country walks right on the doorstep.

The varied shops of Bridport, the restaurants, the coffee-shops and the pubs are just a few minutes walk away, as are the entertainment venues of the Bridport Arts Centre and the quirky Electric Palace Cinema both featuring live entertainment nights of comedy, music, films and theatre.

Bridport Leisure Centre, outdoor tennis courts and skateboard park are close by.

We have selected Friday as the change-over day so guests can enjoy the vibrant Saturday Bridport street market. This is further enhanced by a Farmers Market held every 2nd Saturday of each month. Enjoy this hustle and bustle but the peace of the secluded walled garden awaits you back at Bills-House.

For the TV enthusiasts of crime police drama's, visit the film location of "Broadchurch" at the harbour and beach of West Bay

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach West Bay 2.88 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 56 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 21 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Full central heating - gas and electric inclusive.

Free WiFi internet connection.

Master bedroom - double bed and en-suite facilities of shower, wc and handbasin.

Bedroom 2 - 3ft single beds x 2 [can be repositioned to make a 6ft double]

Family shower room - electric shower, wc and handbasin [adjacent bedroom 2]

Bedroom 3 - Bunk-beds 2ft 6ins [ideal for children]

All duvets, linen and towels included. [Please bring your own beach towels]

Travel cot available [ bedding not supplied ] also available a lightweight travel safety gate and a baby bath with stand.

Groundfloor cloakroom with wc and handbasin.

Fully fitted kitchen/diner. Highchair available. T-towels provided.

Lounge with flat-screen tv. [ Additional sleeping is available by way of a sofa which converts to a double bed - duvets, linen and towels for this purpose, on request, for an extra charge]

Southeast facing conservatory.

Could be suitable for persons with slight restricted mobility who can negotiate a normal flight of stairs.

We have provided a large variety of family games together with a small selection of DVDs.

We have also provided a selection of toddler toys.

Further details outdoors

Off road parking for 2 cars.

A secluded walled southeast facing garden with patio and garden furniture, with a bike shelter.

A lockable utility cupboard sited next to front door [useful for beach equipment, fishing rods, walking boots etc].

For persons with slight restricted mobility there is a low step from conservatory onto patio and 2 further low steps from patio to gravelled garden.

Further details

All bookings subject to terms and conditions of a normal booking contract.

Non smoking.

No pets.

About this location

The Dorset region

Dorset is most famous for the Jurassic coastal cliffs, the coastal path with its stunning views and the fossils for all to find. So important is the geology of Dorsets coast UNESCO has awarded it 'world heritage status' ranking it alongside The Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef.

The west Dorset countryside has the diverse towns of:

Dorchester with 18th century houses, broadwalks and cultural tradition alongside Prince Charles's Poundbury with its architecture mirroring the past with a modern perspective.

Beaminster tranquil with rural charm.

Lyme Regis with its narrow streets heading steeply to the ancient Cobb Harbour - featured in 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'

And then there's Bridport, a great place to browse and shop for local produce as TV personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall demonstrated in his popular 'Return to River Cottage' series.

Dorset has something for everyone, wide open spaces, rolling hills and spectacular scenery for the artist, walker and cyclist, and for the golfer there are numerous superb golf courses.

From West Bay Harbour there are opportunities to go sea fishing from both boat and the beach.


A little more on Bridport town.

Bridport is a friendly, vibrant market town and once had an important rope-making industry being famous for producing 'the hangman's rope'.

Bridport is just over a mile from the small busy picturesque harbour at West Bay with its fishing boats, harbourside pubs and restaurants and where the Jurassic cliffs reduce to sea level for the beach lover.

For the experienced walker, cyclist and golfer your holiday is probably already mapped out and we hope you enjoy your stay. But for those who are on holiday to potter about, here are some ideas on how to gently while away your days relaxing and de-stressing from the daily grind.

If you don't want to use the car:

Take in a saturday or wednesday market

Relax in ' Buckydoo Square' [don't ask], take a coffee and people watch

Walk the footpaths of the River Asker, divert onto the disused railway line and walk to the sea, you end up on the beach. Alternatively walk the footpaths across fields to the harbour, both walks take approx. 35/45 mins.

Palmers Brewery have guided tours [booking required].

Slightly further afield:

Fossil hunt at Charmouth.

Try Hive beach at Burton Bradstock renowned for its beach cafe

The bus service from Bridport will take you along the coast.

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Review 1-10 of 11

27 Jul 2014


"Wonderful home from home"

My husband and I plus our 3 children thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bills house. Everything is provided inside for comfort, and outside there is a lovely private garden that even has outdoor toys. … More

27 Mar 2014


"Fantastic Stay"

The booking process was very easy and the owner accommodating. The house was exactly as advertised with everything you could need for your holiday,. An easy walk into Bridport centre for shopping or a… More

11 Aug 2012


"We loved Bill's House"

Brilliant location for the lovely town and surrounding areas. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped house with everything to make it a home from home. We would definately recommend this rental to family and friends.

17 Apr 2012


"Excellent house in a great location"

Lovely house, very well equipped, close to the town center but in a quiet street.

14 Apr 2012


"Very comfortable and relaxing house to stay in, in a great setting for shopping and walking."

Very well-equipped house, bright, warm and comfortable. Peaceful area but close to local shops. Also easy to walk to West Bay, a really lovely walk. Great for families - books and games provided in the house and lots of thoughtful extras - milk in the fridge, tea and coffee etc. Local markets twice a week, lots of lovely fresh produce so a truly local shopping experience.

31 Oct 2011


"Home from home in a fantastic location"

Very well equipped, spotlessly clean accomodation within walking distance of the market town of Bridport. Very handy for the Jurassic coastline and other Dorset attractions. Would highly recommend.

26 Aug 2011


"A Wonderful Family Holiday Home"

We stayed for a week in Bill's House & it was such a wonderful place to stay. Very clean, modern with excellent facilities for our family of 4 (2 young children), There is nothing I would change about this place in fact, everything exceeded our expectations.
The house is within walking distance of Bridport town & many lovely places to eat & drink. Bridport is also very central for driving to other great places in Dorset such as Lyme Regis, West Bay & Weymouth.
I have & will continue to recommend this accommodation to all of my friends & we will definitely be back to stay again in the future.

24 Jul 2011


"This is a very comfortable, well looked after 'home from home' in an excellent location for visiting the Jurassic Coast"

This is a lovely house, very comfortable; very clean and tidy. It is perfect for a family holiday with children and/or grandparents. It has all been thought out with a great deal of care. Everything you would need is there, but it is so well organised that there is no clutter. Lovely bathrooms, great showers. Although at first sight, the house appears to be in a fairly built up area, it is in fact very quiet as it is in a cul-de-sac and there are lovely views across the hills from upstairs. There is reserved parking so that is not a problem. The house is in an ideal location for visiting anywhwere along the coast from Portland through to Lyme Regis. Alternatively, the house is so relaxing that you could have a lovely break just staying in Bridport itself, walking a few minutes into town, eating in local restaurants, shopping, going to the Museum, Brewery etc. West Bay is walkable or a five minute drive and has breathtakingly spectacular cliffs, beach with life-guard and attractive harbour.

22 Jun 2011


"Ideal location, fantastic rental."

We were stunned by how well Bills House was fitted out. It had everything we needed and our toddler was over the moon by the amount of toys that were there for him to play with.
The location was perfect, a short walk into the centre of Bridport, but in such a nice quiet spot that we would forget that we were in a town. There was also a nice walk to West Bay, so plenty for us to do if we didn't want to use the car.
All in all a great holiday and we are hoping to return one day.

7 Jun 2011


"A fantastic lovely clean ideal holiday home"

We stayed at Bills House Wit week. We was welcomed to a lovely clean house in a very quiet road. There were 4 adults and 2 children in our party and there was plenty of room. We loved the rear garden which is fairly small but has been layed out in very good taste. The garden has a garden table and chairs and a great swinging bench, lovely sitting out there first thing in the morning and early evening. The children were amazed to find tons of different toys, books, games etc all provided in the house.

Although Bills House is located in a quiet area, it is only a 2 minute pleasent walk to the town. Here you can buy local produce, fresh strawberries, crusty bread, homemade cakes and so much more.

We enjoyed lovely walks along the river Asker, with lovely views across the fields. This lead to the beach of West Bay and only a 30 minute walk.

We loved our holiday in Bills House, if there was one thing i would do different when we stay here again, it would be not to pack so much stuff into our car because when you stay here you really do not need to bring anything other than your clothes and yourselves. There is absoulutley everthing you need in the house to have an enjoyable and comfortable holiday.

We even had loads of sunshine.

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