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Glenacres, Seatown, Bridport, Dorset

Sleeps 5 - 12 5 Bedrooms 12 Dining

Luxury family seaside holiday house sleeping 12 with an outdoor pool, near Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Glenacres, Seatown, Bridport, Dorset, sleeps 5 - 12 in 5 bedrooms.

Awarded Visit England 2024/25 '5 Star Gold'. Glenacres is a large luxurious family beach holiday home with a small outside solar heated swimming pool (open from May to October). It has extensive gardens (approx. 3 acres) including a rose garden, walled garden and bluebell woodland which is rare in this location and comes as a pleasant surprise when you arrive at the property. It is a picture-perfect setting in an amazing location.

The house itself is furnished with carefully accrued pieces with emphasis on comfort and relaxation. The bedrooms are charming and warm with luxurious beds and beautiful linens which give great nights sleeps with blackout shutters on the double aspect windows keeping out the morning light, or leaving them open listening to the calm or roar of the sea.

The bespoke kitchen is equipped with all that a cook would need. It is a focal place where families can gather and in summer evenings meals can be taken alfresco in either the formal or walled gardens. There are 3 reception rooms, each with a different theme; one with open fire with sofas and dining table, the second with a baby grand piano, TV and sofas and the third, again with sofas, toys, books, games, TV and football table. Each is large and adjoining one another, and all look out to the pool, garden and sea.

The conservatory overlooks the pool garden with a small drinks fridge and tea and coffee facilities. It is cosy and warm on a winter's day and can be opened up on a warm day to let a cool breeze in (comes with fly screens).

Glenacres is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, served by more than 20 miles of footpaths and bridle ways, all rich in wildlife. Nestled under 'Golden Cap', it is worth a walk to its summit as it gives an unrivalled view across Lyme Bay and towards the Isle of Portland. Bridport, 4 miles to the east, is known for its art and antiques quarter. West Bay, within Bridport's town boundary, is a busy harbour 'village' with beach and characteristic kiosks, pubs and restaurants. 8 miles to the west is the pretty historic resort of Lyme Regis.


Dog Friendly

Sorry, no pets accepted, without exception.

Disabled Facilities

The property is not suitable for infirm guests. Please see Access Statement on own website.


A phone is provided. All calls (over £1.00) and movies purchased to be paid for before leaving. There is WiFi throughout the house.


Beautiful bespoke chef kitchen/diner seats 8 - 2 oven range with induction hob, extra oven, microwave, 2 fridge/freezers, dishwasher.

Dining Room

Dining/lounge. Large dining table seats 12, open wood stove and 2 sofas. Access to patio and 2nd reception room. Table linen provided.

Sitting Room

Large sitting room with sofas, baby grand piano and TV. Continue downstairs to large playroom with sofas, toys, games, table football and TV.

TV and Music Facilities

2 large flat screen TVs both with full Sky subscription including BT sports and Sonos beams, WiFi throughout the house.

Games Room

The Games Room or 'Barn' (as we call it) comes with flat screen TV, Sonos bearm, various toys, games, books and table football.

Heating and Open Fires

The house is heated by oil radiators. There is also an open wood stove to compliment this.


1 Super kingsize/en suite, 1 Super kingsize, 1 double, 1 twin & 1 room with 2 doubles & 1 King. Sleeps 12 (10 adults & 2 children or a variation of).


Linen provided and changed weekly. Towels/beach towels provided and changed weekly. Emergency linen also provided. Washing facilities available.


1 en suite shower/WC for Bedroom 1. Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC. 2 shower rooms (1 with WC). Cloakroom WC.

Children's Facilities

A high chair, child's chair and travel cot provided if needed. Stair gates can also be installed if required.


An array of outside furniture is provided consisting of sofas, chairs, dining tables, loungers, Egg bbq, table tennis and trampoline.

Swimming Pool

Small, solar heated, swimming pool with pergola terrace (open from May to October).


A car is essential. There is private off road parking on the forecourt for numerous cars.


Smoking is strictly forbidden.

Booking Information

There is a £500 refundable damage deposit to be returned 2 weeks after your stay. Payment methods are to be made by bank transfer or Paypal. If Paypal is your preferred method, please note a fee of 3.4% + 20p will be charged in addition to the amount owed.

All cleaning, pool heating and concierge is included in the rate.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £5100
2 Night Weekend
From £1600
3 Night Weekend
From £2300
Midweek per night
From £800


We are 100 metres walk from the beach in Seatown. Seatown is a steeply shelving pebble beach backed by soft-rocked cliffs. It is now only a tiny hamlet – a few cottages, a farm and a pub.

  • Bridport, 4 km to the east, is the nearest town with West Bay within Bridport's town boundary. Lyme Regis is 8 km to the west and Dorchester and Exeter, both 50km away in opposite directions.
  • Glenacres is catered for by a small local shop across the road, open from April to October at the Caravan Park. There is a 'Spa' 1km away in Chideock. Waitrose and Morrisons located in Bridport 4 km.
  • The Anchor Inn' is 50m walk from Glenacres on the beach. There are 2 other pubs, the 'Clock' and 'George Inn' located 1 km walk back into Chideock.
  • The nearest airport is at Exeter or Bournemouth. Both are 40 to 50 minutes drive away in opposite directions.
  • Main line rail stations are to be found at the market town of Axminster, 20 minutes drive to the west and Dorchester, the County Town, 40 minutes drive to the east.
  • There is a local bus service stopping at Chideock 1 km walk from Glenacres servicing the A35 and surrounding villages.

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