Greenbanks, Chesil Beach

Abbotsbury, Dorset

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£450 - £600
per night
£2050 - £4000
per week

A magical setting for this holiday house, comfortable and spacious, with a terrace and garden sloping down to the pebbly beach


9 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 9

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£450 - £600 per night

£2050 - £4000 per week

The Experience

A good choice for family holidays with plenty of seating for all, a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area with picture windows and a terrace for view-filled al fresco meals. One of the bedrooms is downstairs, perfect for those who find stairs difficult. This is the owners’ holiday home too and they’ve thought of everything to make your stay special, including toys for children, a handy extra fridge and drying racks for wet gear in the garage.


You can walk along the coast path to West Bexington in 25 minutes for a couple of restaurants, or stock up with local produce in Bridport which has independent shops and a street market every Wednesday and Saturday. Fire up the barbecue, open the wine, then retire to the double swing facing the sea. You’ll feel in holiday mode.

Bedrooms are simple and charming with pretty quilts and you’ll fall asleep listening to the waves lapping against the shingle.

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We think you'll love

  • Just being here. It's probably one of the most gorgeous spots in the UK
  • The spectacular sunsets you can enjoy from inside and outside the house
  • Joining the coast path for bracing walks, coming back to a hot bath and an open fire
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You should know

  • The beach below the house isn't safe for swimming with a steep drop and a strong current
  • The track down to the house is narrow and slightly bumpy – take it slowly


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £450
Weekly price
from £2050
Damage deposit
1 House for 9
From £4509 beds4 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. For guest reviews click through to the owner's website on the right.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


This was our third stay at this wonderful house which wants for nothing. The location is stunning and there is plenty to see and do locally.


Five of us stayed in October including my 80year old parents. We had such a wonderful time. The location is stunning with sweeping views of the English Channel. The house is big and has lots of different spaces to get away from each other if you need to! Kitchen is fully equipped - you don’t need to bring anything. I also love that the house is still owned by family members, I wouldn’t ever sell it. It’s gorgeous.


Great place to unwind and relax. Unbeatable location. Well equipped and comfortable.


Back again for another week of total peace & relaxation in a wild & beautiful setting. Fantastic accommodation - equipped with everything you need.


This was the second time we have stayed at Greenbanks, and it didn’t disappoint! We were a family group aged between 14 and 86, and we all had a super time together.


Its our third visit to Greenbanks and its always such a wonderful place to spend a few days away.. The house and garden have everything you might need - including the magnificent new Weber gas BBQ! Thanks as always for allowing us to enjoy your property... we will definitely be back again next year!!"


The setting is a real wow. You arrive along the shingle beach and then can see no other buildings. The house is warm and comfortable. If anything there is too much kitchen equipment so there are few places to store your own. The dinning area has a fabulous. Outlook, the lounge a cosy fire. The weather whilst we were there was stormy so very exciting. The upstairs beds and baths were. excellent . The downstairs bed is comfortable but in a very small room. The wet room was vg indeed


We have just enjoyed our second wonderful stay at this lovely property. The location is stunning and the house wants for nothing. Highly recommended.


I'd go back for the views alone! You're perfectly positioned to explore the beautiful Dorset coastline with lots of great walking from the door. It's a cosy, lived-in sort of place with plenty of character and home comforts. You have everything you need to cook up feasts, plus plenty of books and games to while away rainy days.

Zoe, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

There is a farm shop at West Bexington, open a couple of days a week – if you drive it takes 15 mins. The Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and The Swannery are 1.6 miles, and in the village you'll find cafés and pubs. The National Trust Hive Beach and Café are eight miles. There are plenty of family friendly beaches with life guards in summer – Weymouth and Dorchester are 12 miles, Bridport 11.

Local points of interest from Sophie & Kate

  • Walking: There are so many beautiful walks front the front door, along the coast and through the fields on the National Trust dedicated routes.
  • Fishing: Chesil Beach is one of the most popular beach fishing destinations in the UK. The 18 mile stretch of shingle is a stunning place to fish and it offers fishing opportunities for anglers of all abilities.
  • Swimming: Sea swimming can be great fun but BEWARE, the sea is dangerous and there is a very strong current. Do not swim alone.
  • Sub Tropical Gardens: Probably one of the best gardens of its type in the world. Magnificent Victorian walled garden set in 20 acres of woodland valley. The unique micro climate enables rare and exotic species from all over the world to thrive here.
  • Golf: Just outside Bridport is a public golf course (15 minutes drive away). Outstandingly beautiful vista awaits all who play the course with scenic views not only over the sea and shore, but inland as well.
  • Fossil Hunting: Charmouth (30 minutes drive away) offers several organised fossil trips. Lyme Regis (45 minutes drive) was the home to Mary Anning, collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world.


Sophie & Kate

Sisters Sophie and Kate look after the house that their great uncle bought in the 50s. Over time they've extended it and made it more comfortable and homely for guests whilst retaining a family feel and creating happy memories for all who stay. You'll have contact with a housekeeper during your stay.