Greenbanks, Chesil Beach

Abbotsbury, Dorset
Self-catering
+44 (0)7778 157261


Gather the clan and bowl down to this spacious seaside house on Chesil Beach which has been the backdrop for wonderful family holidays since the 1950s

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It’s not just the location that’s special – Greenbanks has been a treasured holiday home for generations, filled with family history. A working open fire and uninterrupted sea views mean on rainy days time spent simply gazing out of the window is far more than just bearable. Walkers can join the coastal path from the door and if you get drenched there’s a heated drying rack in the utility room/garage for wet gear.

Bedrooms (one downstairs) and bathrooms are simple, comfortable and as clean as a whistle. The kitchen is roomy enough for convivial cooking, there’s an extra fridge in the garage and you can stock up with local produce in Bridport which has independent shops and a street market every Wednesday and Saturday.

The garden has a lovely terrace with tables and chairs, a swing looking out to sea, a lawn for games and a barbecue for summer nights. Walk straight down to the sea for spectacular sunsets and pebble walking.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so close to the sea for cloud and wave watching
  • Walking along the beach to The Club House for breakfast, lunch and supper (including cocktails)
  • Getting the fire up the chimney on cold nights and battening down the hatches
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You should know

  • The downstairs bedroom is accessed from both sides so won't feel very private
  • Children shouldn't be on the beach unsupervised, the sea in front of the house has very strong currents
  • You're down a narrow, slightly bumpy track

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

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
From 3.45pm
Check out
9am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £320
Weekly price
from £1435
Damage deposit
£200
1 House for 8
From £3204 bedrooms

Reviews

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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Location

The neighbourhood

The house is perched at the very end of the coastal road and has spectacular views. You're in between Abbotsbury and West Bexington. There are gorgeous walks inland or along the coast, fishing is productive on the beach below and birdwatchers should bring binoculars. Fossil hunt from Charmouth or Lyme Regis, or visit independent shops and markets in Bridport.

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.

Introducing

Sophie & Kate

The house was bought by Sophie and Kate's Great Uncle Edgar in 1952. Edgar was a pioneering amateur radio enthusiast and was one of the first people to make radio contact with South America from this house where nothing stands in the way. The house has stayed in the family, undergoing various improvements over the years, but still retains its family feel. Shirley, the housekeeper, is on hand.