Short House Chesil Beach

West Bexington, Dorset
Self-catering


Light-and-colour filled cottage with gardens and sea views on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, a short stroll from Chesil Beach

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

The
Experience

Drive through swaying pampas grass and umbrella pines to this newly-restored Purbeck stone and pink rendered cottage: the deep blue sea shimmers in the distance and a solemn terracotta warrior stands guard. Sheep graze the surrounding National Trust farmland and you’ve only an unspoilt meadow between you and Chesil Beach. Charming owners Andrew and Julie, live in the 18th-century house next door and stock up with wine and local Dorset delights from the farm shop. Find a large, sociable, open plan kitchen dining and sitting room with high ceilings, bright kilims, oak floors and purple doors. Julie’s bold canvasses hang on the walls, there’s plenty of comfortable furniture, piles of books and DVDs, even an excellent Bose sound system. Two double bedrooms have finely dressed beds in feather and down, glorious watery views and smart bathrooms with roll tops and travertine stone walls. Both bedrooms open onto a west-facing terrace overlooking the garden and ocean. You can play tennis, hop on a horse from the riding stables, visit Abbotsbury Gardens or ancient Swannery by foot, or tackle wonderful coastal walks from the door.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm -11pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Beach runs and towels for drying after splashing in the sea.

Secluded location, no main roads nearby. 400-metre walk to the beach across the front field.

Meals
Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £750
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed and cot available at no charge.
1 House for 5
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

V pleasant cottage in an excellent location, close to Chesil Beach. Comfortable, nicely decorated and kitted out. Decent WiFi. Good for the dog too - plenty of running room and no long lists of restrictions.

Brin, Newbury

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Andrew Wadsworth

  • Walk 45 minutes along the beach to the magical Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens. Tea & scones are very good in a Colonial Style cafe restaurant there, with a great terrace amongst the palm trees.
  • If you're up for it, another 20 minutes walk gets you to Abbotsbury's 13th century Swannery on the Fleet. Hundreds of swans in a beautiful setting and you can walk amongst them. Memorable. Check out their bouncing bomb exhibit; it was tested on the Fleet.
  • Bridport, the quintessential market town with a busy Saturday morning market and a brass band in the square by the Arts Centre, is 15 minutes away. The largest hat shop in the country is a very good place to buy a hat. They do wicked socks as well
  • West Bay (aka Broadchurch, as seen on telly) has a small fishing harbour, and the best fish & chips.
  • Go find a fossil or two on the beach at Lyme Regis; about 30 minutes away. Mark Hix has a restaurant there with the best view of Lyme Bay. On a clear day you can see Short House.
  • Take the kids for a splash in the multi jet fountains in Dorchester's Brewery Square; shops & restaurants and a new Odeon cinema; winner of the 2015 Cinema of the Year award. You have to go there to find out why.