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view of sea at sunset from patio, living room and master bedroom

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

House on cliff-side in small fishing village of West Bay on Jurassic coast of Dorset. Stunning views of Lyme Bay, the beach, cliffs and West Bay, can be seen from the master bedroom, living room/dining room, patio and garden. Listen to and watch the waves breaking on the beach below. Children and small pets welcome (dogs allowed on the beach all year). Off-street parking for two vehicles. Access to the house is via 36 paved steps. Non-smoking.

Master bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with twin beds, very comfortable double sofa bed in curtained off area of living room (with sea views). Open-plan living room and dining area, with wood floors and separate seating areas for beach-gazing, TV/video viewing, and dining. Well-equipped kitchen leads to living room/dining room and also through patio doors to garden with picnic table with sea views. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet, toilet and sink. Ideal for couples or families.

Quiet and peaceful, yet only a one minute walk to the beach, superb cliff walks, the harbour, village shops (fishmonger, butcher, general store, post office etc) and beach stalls (for burgers, fish and chips, ice-creams etc). Within short driving distance of Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Dorchester, Hardy's Monument and cottage, numerous other coastal and other villages. Only 2-3 hours to London and London airports.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach West Bay 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 96 km, Nearest railway: Crewkerne 21 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Picnic table in garden with sea views and separate patio with wall seating overlooking the beach, sea and cliffs.

Further details

Beach towels not provided

The West Country region

West Bay, Dorset is a Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast, with majestic sandstone cliffs to the east and glorious cliffs leading to Golden Cap to the west. West Bay is a fishing village in Lyme Bay, and lies just 1 mile south of Bridport, a historic market town. It is situated at the western end of Chesil Beach / Chesil Bank, and the area is part of the Dorset Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.


Attractions include cliff, countryside and beach walks, swimming, river boating, scuba diving, fishing/angling, paragliding, golfing, fossil hunting. The famous Riverside Restaurant in West Bay serves fresh and local seafood; there are also numerous other restaurants and pubs in the area. With all this, and much more, West Bay is a wonderful seaside location for family holidays.

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Review 1-5 of 5

1 Sep 2014


"Unbeatable location and views"

A great place to stay! The steps up to the property were never an issue. The house is basically but comfortably furnished and as the weather was great most evenings were spent on the patio overlooking… More

4 Nov 2013



We have been holidaying in Dorset for the last seven years, and on each visit we always take our dog down to West Bay most days of a two week holiday, but this year we found this property to rent, It … More

6 May 2012


"Beautiful location"

We stayed at The Steps for a week with our two dogs in April and had a fabulous time even though the weather was pretty poor. The view from the house is stunning, the house itself is fairly basic but had everything we needed and was clean and warm. West Bay is a lovely place and the West Bay Hotel is great for food. Booked again for Sept hoping the weather might be a little kinder! The house has 36 steps up to it but you soon get used to it.

24 Apr 2012


"Very pleasant retreat"

We stayed in at "The Steps" for the week before Easter and thouroughly enjoyed the location. West Bay and the surrounding coastal area (Weymouth to Lyme Regis) is very quiet during this period which makes the experience even more fun.
The cottage is well maintained with all the gadgets and untensils you can think of.
The high situation is great and surprisingly private considering the constant walking traffic
up and down the cliff path just 30 yards away.
Lovely overview of West Bay beach and harbour (the beach & the cliff mentioned above is where the 1970's sitcom titles for "The fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" was filmed).
Only reason did not rate as excellent is that the beach-side patio grass area had an old angle iron fence post protruding from the bank at ground level which my 10 year old discovered with his left buttock. Only minor injury luckily and I have informed owner that it must be removed or at least angle ground well below ground level as a matter of urgency which he has assured me will be done. Next occupants were left a note and I marked the post for the time being so don't be put off. Just be aware.
Overall - a lovely visit.

27 Jul 2011


"Perfect location looking over the sea!"

We (5 adults) spent a week in this lovely location. The house was extremely comfortable and had just about everything including absolutely spectular views over the sea. It was so relaxing to hear th… More

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Calendar last updated:10 Sep 2014

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