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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, England

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Kimevans3...
United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Can't wait to go back”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Although not in tip top condition, the view from the bed was worth it, not counting the view from the rocking chair! Eating fresh mackerel caught on the beach for breakfast was heavenly. Highly recommend The Olive Tree in Bridport-happy days!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sarah c
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“This is a very unsafe property to rent”
Reviewed June 28, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I would not recommend this self catering property as it is unsafe.
Despite its fantastic location, the cottage poses a fire risk.
Day 3 into our stay, there was no electricity. The instructions within the house, stated that if assistance was required a neighbour may help. He was most obliging and noted that the 'trip' switch had been activated, but did not know the reason. In trying to detect the problem, he found that the wires from the fridge simply went into the wall, devoid of a socket. The continuing disruption to the electricity supply did not improve during the rest of our stay. I contacted the owner to explain and he suggested I contact the neighbour again. The owner did not appear to grasp the seriousness of the situation.
I also noted at this time there was no fire alarm.
Day 5 the situation worsened, in that the trip switch could not be corrected, so no hot drink, breakfast or shower.
The owner arrived to clean the property before the arrival of the next tenants. I was again explained the situation. His attitude was that this must have been a nuisance. No apology was made.
In this day and age surely health and safety must be paramount. How did this cottage pass any inspection?

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The lack of safety
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2015
We are so sorry that the latter half of your stay was spoilt by the electrical problem. I also regret not making clear that our kind neighbour, while indeed that, is also infact on a retainer to be our 'man on the spot', and in this instance was the best person to continue trying to solve the problem since he is a registered electrician - who also has been employed in managing holiday properties. But my omission clearly gave rise to the impression that i didn't care: this was, and is always, very far from the case.

We take great pride and enjoyment in providing a happy experience for our guests, and in particular take all aspects of 'Health and Safety' extremely seriously. I must make clear that the fridge is plugged into a wall socket in the normal way. There is a maintained fire alarm and fire extinguisher with a fire blanket near the cooker. Our electrical 'consumer unit' was replaced five years ago and is up to the latest specification - and evidently performed very well. All electrical work is, and has always been, carried out by a professional electrician. We have also had portable electrial items such as hairdriers PAT Tested.

The extent of the investigation that these 'tripping' problems necessitate would have been very intrusive during your stay and i understood from you that it occurred very infrequently initially. In the hours after your departure the problem was isolated to a length of cable that had become compressed under boarding in the roof space - it was not damaged and presented no risk of fire or electrocution.
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jmum13
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“views and peace, and steps!”
Reviewed June 19, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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A wonderful place to spend a week- we wished we could have stayed longer.
The cottage is well furnished and comfortable, with all the bits and pieces you need. I wanted to stay longer to work my way through the bookcases!
The amenities in West Bay are good with lots of restaurants and foodie pubs, but the prices are on the high side which could be the Broadchurch Effect. However the kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils you may need for cooking, and if you can look at those wonderful views when eating why would you want to go out?!
The only tiny niggle, especially for our son who likes to watch DVDs, was the rather small telly. However when you sit close to it on the wonderful beanbags it wasn't too much of a problem.
All in all we spent a lovely peaceful week, people watching and walking along the coast path. Thank you for letting us stay in this idyllic place.

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Liked best: the views
Liked least: nothing, all was wonderful
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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maitland2...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Views were tremendous”
Reviewed June 9, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

comfy, cosy, wind and waterproof on a wild night in West Bay, this little house is great. It might need a wee bit of tweaking round the edges but it is great value and West Bay is a gorgeous place to visit. Highly reccommend it.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Matt W
Wokingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just 36 steps to spectacular views”
Reviewed October 4, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The effort of taking your luggage up the steps is rewarded with dramatic views of sand, cliffs and sea. You can relax outside to soak up the sights or get the same from the comfort of indoors.
Watching the sunset over the harbor is an extra bonus followed by the sounds of the waves whilst you lie in bed.
The house is nice and compact being on one level which makes it feel more homely. West Bay is just down the steps and the shops being so close by, meant we rarely got in the car to go elsewhere, meaning a superbly relaxing holiday.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Leaving to go home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2014
yes, there's good people-watching as they move to and from the beach or fly kites or career down the shingle slopes - and Lyme Bay spreads out in the background. Thanks so much for your positive comments!
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pjayh2014
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unbeatable location and views”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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 the beach with fantastic sunsets. The property lacked for nothing as far as equipment goes.
The property is close to the coast path and again that was not an issue. We were lucky to be there for the torchlight procession and fireworks and had a super view from the property.
You could quite easily be based here and not have to use your car. There are excellent walks in all directions. Bridport is just a mile away and there wonderful selection of places to go all within a short trip. The bus ride over to Weymouth was a wonderful 'roller coaster' ride.
Well recommended.

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Liked best: The fantastic location and views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2014
Thank you for making the effort to write this review - and it is really gratifying when the house and the increasing number of local amenities are appreciated and evidently taken in a positive spirit. Yes - the X53 to Weymouth [and Lyme Regis/Exeter in the other direction] must be one of the best Top Deck experiences in the country and they run every hour! So glad you enjoyed your week so much.
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385louise...
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“ITS ALL ABOUT THE VIEW .......”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 for a stay in September 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 certainly is an amazing view. We were very lucky with the weather, just rain one day and a busy storm one night, which knocked out the power but wonderful to watch from the large lounge window. As usual we were made welcome in the local pubs & eating places and popped over to Broadwindsor to visit friends. The first trip up the Steps with luggage was a struggle but we all soon got the hang of those !!! and maybe we had lost some weight on our return home !!!! We will definitely be back again next year, If I were to have a tiny quibble it would be about the tiny TV.. If there were six of you staying it would be a struggle to huddle around that, bigger TV Please, but all round fab place. Thank you x

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Liked best: The sea view
Liked least: Small TV
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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