West Bay holiday cottage accommodation with internet access, balcony/terrace, golf and walking

19 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking.  See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

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.

The house was the location for the home of detective hero DCI Hardy [played

by David Tennant] and its interiors featured extensively in Broadchurch, Season 3.

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.

Further details

Beach towels not provided

Further details outdoors

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

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

No refund

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Things to know

Check in: 17:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00

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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Alison A.
Average reply time:
2 hours 15 minutes

Calendar updated:
17 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jul 2008. Located in Bridport, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £1140 to £1483.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jun 2021.


Very Good
19 reviews
Very Good
Bedale, United Kingdom

Jurassic West Bay Stay.
Sep 2019

We stayed at The Steps in West Bay from 6th September 2019 for a week. Keeping things simple and fair. PROS: Brilliant location! Views and setting superb. Proximity to the beach and West Bay facilit… More 

Reviewed 16 Sep 2019

Ev T
Vancouver, Canada

Wonderful location and views
Jul 2018

It was the setting of this cottage that attracted us and we were not disappointed. The views and evening sunsets were glorious; and we found the location right above the beach, alongside the coastal p… More 

Reviewed 24 Jul 2018

Stourbridge, United Kingdom

Amazing views, accommodation lacking
May 2018

The Steps is situated on West Bay and you can not get a better view of the beach and sea. The steps were manageable and kept us fit and the car parking was extremely convenient. The actual house is t… More 

Reviewed 3 Jun 2018

Owner's reply:
Thanks for taking the time to let us know about the issues with the house. The bed bolts and screws have now been tightened, so the bed no longer creaks. We're sorry the mattress was not hard enough for you - we chose one that is mid-range in softness, so that it would work for as many people as possible, but we realise that personal taste in mattress firmness varies. We're sorry about the smell in the bathroom - rather than being caused by the Edwardian sewage system, it was caused by the U-trap having dried out, from the house not being in continuous use over the winter months; this should no longer be the case with the house being fully occupied for the rest of the season (so the U bend trap stays full of water as it should be). We have also now put chemicals down both shower and bath drains. Of course hair left in the drain is not acceptable, and our cleaners have been reminded to check each time. We have the highest standards of cleaning. We're glad you enjoyed the views -they are indeed spectacular.
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Lovely apartment, perfect location.
Apr 2018

We loved this apartment, it was much bigger than it appeared from the photos on the website and was really clean and tidy and very well equipped. The views from the lounge/sun room and balcony are l… More 

Reviewed 19 Apr 2018

Christchurch, United Kingdom

The Most Amazing Views
Aug 2017

We've been to West Bay many times, but this was our first time at The Steps - not the last, already booked to return! There isn't a better view to be had, rain or shine - the most amazing s… More 

Reviewed 31 Aug 2017

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