About the property
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Apartment in West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset - Perfect Location for a Wonderful Holiday or Long Weekend Retreat
Perfect location: A tastefully furnished & well-equipped (free unlimited wifi) ground floor apartment in a converted prestigious Grade II Victorian building (see main image) overlooking West Bay harbour in Lyme Bay. West Bay is a small fishing harbour village with two beaches and is a major gateway to the famous Jurassic Coast world heritage site. Take the eastward coastal cliff path to Chesil Beach & Portland, or the west coast path towards Lyme Regis, ideal for fossil hunting. West Bay has also become famous as the film set for the tv series 'Broadchurch'. From the apartment, it's just a minute’s stroll is the fine shingle beach, pubs, shops & amenities and several excellent restaurants. There’s crab fishing, river boating, angling trips, sailing, coastal and country walks, fossil hunting, many local events (like raft racing). 1.5 miles inland is the vibrant market town of Bridport with its arts centre & lots of excellent restaurants & cafes. Weymouth with sailing beaches is about a half hour drive. WE WILL CONSIDER BOOKINGS OF LESS THAN 7 NIGHTS DURING OFF-PEAK SEASON, SO PLEASE SEND AN ENQUIRY. (See 'Additional Pricing Information' below the price rates.)
There's free residents' parking adjacent to the lawn in front of Pier Terrace, on a first come first served basis for residents. West Bay also has several car parks which should have space, so if on the odd occasion you don't immediately get a free space where the residents' parking is, there's always other car parking space nearby. The public car park is free from 6pm - 8am and very cheap at other times.
Please click on 'Facilities' for additional information about the apartment.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
About Graham Stone
We love this beautiful part of England and we fell in love with the Bridport area because of the stunning scenery and cliff walks along the wonderful Jurassic heritage coast. Dorset is one of Britain's beautiful counties! We ourselves live in Surrey, so we are not on location at the property. We have a local lady lives nearby who cleans and is on hand locally if needed.
Graham Stone purchased this Apartment in 2012
Great place to stay
Stayed here for a week in August 2017. The apartment is lovely and spotlessly clean. The owners provided lots of information for days out and places of interest, which we found very helpful. The kitchen/lounge was well equipped and had everything we needed and more. The bedroom was a good size with enough wardrobe space, drawers and storage etc. The bathroom is large and has a powerful shower. There is free parking by the wall facing the property. We only had a problem parking on one day, which was the bank holiday, but as the whole area was packed that day it was not an issue. There are lots of lovely bakeries, a couple of pubs, tea rooms and restaurants within a couple of minutes walk which was great. You really are right in the middle of everything and could not be closer to the beach and pier. We like fishing and caught loads of fish, some of which we cooked in the apartment. There is also a good tackle shop a few minutes walk away. All in all a very good holiday and we will certainly be back.
Thanks so much for such a lovely review and we're really pleased you had such a great time, especially the fishing. It's a great place for fishermen! And we love watching the kids dangling their strings of bait as they fish for crabs by the quayside. Look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Thanks! Graham & Angie
A home from home.
We stayed here for 3 nights whilst we were playing at some folk clubs in the area. The flat was warm and cosy, and spotlessly clean. We love West Bay and enjoyed the walks during the day.
Thanks for your kind review and It's great you could combine doing some music gigs with a mini holiday. We're pleased you felt at home in the apartment. Graham & Angie :-)
A Great Place to Stay
We have stayed in several places and this really was fantastic. The position is superb. It is very easy to find even if you do not know West Bay. The property was very clean and well maintained. The situation makes it easy to get around without using the car. there are several excellent eating places nearby. It is also near a bus stop. Food shopping is easy at Bridport as Morrisons is 10 minutes by car. We will definitely use this property again and would recommend it. We think it is not a suitable place for anyone who has difficulty with stairs. It is ground floor but several steps need to be taken down to the front door and the bathroom is down some stairs. Everything we needed was there. the only problem we found was that every cupboard was too high up. There was no small step stool which made it difficult. we used a chair and brought everything we needed down to or level for the week ! Next time we use this property we will bring a step stool from home! We had a great time and found everything we needed.
Thanks Carole for a lovely review. We're happy you had such a great time and were so lucky to catch the warm spell before the Arctic weather fell across the country last week! Yes, a footstool is an excellent idea - I'm not very tall either! Look forward to welcoming you again. Angie & Graham :-)
A lovely, quirky apartment in a picturesque setting
My husband & I have just returned from a long weekend & this apartment was perfect for us...its situated overlooking West Bay harbour, with all its amenities including some lovely eateries.
It has everything you need & is very comfortable.. a three minute stroll to the gorgeous beach & has a lovely view from the lounge window. There is plenty of information of the surrounding areas provided & a very interesting group of shops opposite the apartment which we were surprised was still open in February...well worth a browse!
The bedroom is a good size & includes plenty of storage space, the lounge/kitchen is also a good size & it was nice to have the choice of a bath or shower.
The parking is very close & we had no trouble getting a space. We tried the three main pubs & the food was fabulous in all, including the Station Kitchen which is a must!
We were lucky enough to have three beautifully sunny days so visited/walked plenty in that time & took some amazing photographs...they look like we visited the Med! Can thoroughly recommend Lulworth cove, Durdle Door, Golden Cap has the most fantastic views & Lyme Regis with plenty of shops.
The apartment was lovely & warm to come back to each evening so therefore very handy to stroll to the pub.
We have not been to Dorset before & highly recommend this apartment & area...we hope to return one day soon!
Thanks to Graham & Angie
So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, you were very lucky having such warm sunny weather in February. We have noticed though that even when it's cold elsewhere the country the West Bay area seems to have its own micro-climate and feels a few degrees warmer! We haven't been to the Station Kitchen so it is now a 'must' for our next visit! Thanks for recommending! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Graham & Angie :-)
wonderful relaxing weekend in west bay
apartment was in an idyllic location. made good use of the local walks to see all warts bay and surrounding areas had to offer. would love to go back for a longer period of time, and when the weather is warmer.
We're pleased you enjoyed your holiday. West Bay is a great place to visit all year round for its natural beauty, yet we agree it's even better when it's warmer! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! :-)
WE had a lovely long weekend in Pier Terrace, West Bay.
The apartment was comfortable , well appointed and ideal for exploring the Jurassic coast. The owners could not have been more helpful. The sunrise from the lounge in the morning was stunning. Highly recommended.
Many thanks, Anne, for your kind review. It's lovely you saw the sunrise and the harbour looks so pretty in the morning light. Don't forget we have a place in Spain overlooking the Mediterranean that has amazing sunrises too! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay! :-)
The apartment is just yards from the fine shingle beach and spectacular Jurassic coastline and fabulous walks.
Most of West Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Nearest airport: Exeter 1 hour drive. Bournemouth or Bristol 1.5 hr drive. Southampton 2 hrs drive. Regular bus services from West Bay into Bridport. Main line rail stations are at Crewkerne and Dorchester, both of which are under ½ hours' drive time.
Approximate distances: Bridport 1.5 miles. Lyme Regis 10 miles. Crewekerne 11 miles. Dorchester 15 miles. Weymouth 17 miles. Exeter 40 miles. Bournemouth 40 miles.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
IMPORTANT: FOR STAYS OF LESS THAN A WEEK PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER DIRECT FOR ACCURATE QUOTE. Thanks. Booking Notes: Please contact for Booking form and Terms & Conditions. 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. Balance is due 6 weeks before arrival plus a £100 security deposit bond which is reimbursed after your stay. Changeover Day: We can be flexible depending on available dates. Arriving visitors welcome from 3.00 pm and departing guests required to vacate the apartment by 10.30 am. PARKING info: Click Facilities and then scroll down to read notes.