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The Hideaway-A Peaceful And private location, countryside views. 2 mins to beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The Hideaway Chalet in Eype, Nr. Bridport, Dorset, England - Peaceful And Private Location With Countryside Views. Bridport Town 5 Mins Drive

The Hideaway is A lovely 2 bedroom lodge set in a peaceful location only 500 yards from the unspoilt beach. Private, quiet you can truly have a relaxing holiday. There is a small shop nearby open seasonally, where you can order newspapers, buy your daily milk, enjoy an ice cream and even have a cream tea. The main bedroom has a king size bed and an en suite shower, the second bedroom has 2 full sized single beds. There is a bathroom next to this. Open plan kitchen/living/diner which is spacious and comfortable. Large decking outside to sit and relax.(Garden and deck chairs in the shed). Right on the Jurassic Coastline, ideal for walkers. Easy walking distance to hotel and pub serving food. Lovely walk over to West Bay. A real quiet and private getaway.


One of our reviews said the entrance was very narrow and put them off going out. The lane down to Eype is narrow but is wide enough for large vans i.e. Tesco, Waitrose vans, dustbin van, skip hire vans. The actual entrance to the Hideaway is up a fairly steep tarmac driveway only a few yards then you are in an open field. This entrance is also used for parking in the summer for the public and large cars can get up it. Please do not be put off by the review. If you have any concern or would like to know the actual width of the entrance please contact me. Thank you.

More Details

About Us

Jill Sharp
Ships Lights CottageEype, Eype
DT6 6AL Bridport
VAT Reg No

Jill Sharp
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Jill Sharp

I live with my partner here in Eype and we have been fortunate to have Sealark our chalet which is right next to the beach on a small private site of only 13 chalets. We also have The Hideaway which is "hidden" in our back garden and has lovely countryside views, but still only a few hundred yards away from the beach. Being able to let others come and enjoy our chalet and the surrounding areas is a bonus for us. You can be assured that the property will be clean and fresh upon your arrival.If you are looking for peace and relaxation with wonderful views, then come and stay with us.

Why Jill Sharp chose Eype

Quiet, peaceful and secluded.

What makes this chalet unique

Peace and quiet with wonderful country side views, yet only 2 minutes from the beach. The Hideaway has a very large decking area and also a grassed area, plenty of room to sit and relax without any neighbours watching over you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Eype in Symondsbury

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note the initial £100 deposit at time of booking IS NOT REFUNDABLE.
  • We would prefer a direct bank transfer rather than credit card paid through OD
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with large shower, wc, sink. Shaving socket. Main bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, sink. Shaving socket.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King Size bed, 2 wardrobes, drawers. En suite large shower. Bedroom 2 - 2 Full Sized Single beds, wardrobe, drawers.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: - very quiet and private One small well behaved dog may be accepted. Outside: Large decking area with table and chairs. Grass garden area. All quiet and private. There is small shed to store beach items. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided, you just need your towels and tea towels. The property is cleaned at the end of your stay. Other: Cloaks cupboard, slatted shelving to store your towels, Room to put shoes away. Houses iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner.


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The Hideaway-A Peaceful And private location, countryside views. 2 mins to beach
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic Property in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hideaway with our two small Westies in the last week of June 2017

The bungalow is in a fantastic location in the small village of Eype with a 10 minute

walk to the New Inn pub which does great food and 10 minutes to the beach which was good for us with dogs allowed all year round.

The bungalow has everything you would need and is well looked after very comfortable and homely with a secure garden and veranda again good for the dogs or small children.

From Eype there are fantastic walks to West Bay and Seatown where you must visit the Anchor for great food and stunning views from the beer garden.

We had a fantastic week at the Hideaway and would highly recommend for a lovely bungalow in a quiet rural location but well located to explore Dorset and the Jurassic Coast.

Steve Quarrington - 13th July 2017

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Though I think the beach is less than 5 minutes away.
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My return to Eype

  • 5 of 5

Having been on holiday in Eype before I was looking for a property that was more dog friendly. I needed a grassy area near the property. With the Hideaway, this was not a problem. There's a huge grassy area, (field!), just outside the front door. The property was comfortable and had all the mod cons. Very tidy. Clean. I was a bit surprised that tea and coffee wasn't available on arrival. Make sure you bring some with you just in case you are gasping for a cuppa when you arrive. The great thing about the Hideaway is that it's so close to the beach. Just a few minutes walk away and you're there. My dog loved it. Also, it's so close to all the walks in the area. Overall we had a wonderful stay. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect ‘Hideaway’ in a beautiful setting - this chalet is private and has 5 star facilities.

  • 5 of 5

This place really is away from it all in a beautiful setting. The chalet is very well equipt with everything you could need. It is comfortable and lots more spacious than it looks on the pictures. The lane down is narrow but totally accessible in a 7 seater mpv. There is a steep drive which is narrow up to the property but it there is plenty of room. If you don’t like hills then this place isn’t for you, but that’s what we love about Eype, and the awesome cliffs. We didn’t have access to WiFi through the campsite however there is a fantastic mobile and internet signal. You can’t expect super speed broadband in this part of the world. The trees around the chalet make it private (some have commented on the trees blocking the view) but if you go to the corner of the massive deck you can see roof tops and a little bit of the sea. The deck is huge and there is plenty of chairs in the shed to use. The Hideaway is a few minutes walk to the beach which is just incredibly beautiful. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway in an amazing location, I highly recommend this property. Thanks Jill for a lovely holiday :)

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely little "Hideaway". Would be even better in the summer months.

  • 4 of 5

Just spent Christmas at the "Hideaway" and really enjoyed the stay in Eype. We did experience some terrible weather, but even that did not spoil our stay. The cottage was decorated with a Christmas tree and decorations and the welcome basket of food items and bottle of wine was a delight. Just a couple of suggestions for small improvements: the outside light needs to be a bit brighter and the sensor light did not come on: having a small dog with us and the weather being so wet it would have been useful to have a small entrance porch to thoroughly clean the dog before entering the lounge area. We had taken our own hose to clean the dog and towels to dry him off before entering However we managed ok. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we would certainly like to come back in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet and a short walk to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Lovely chalet tucked away behind another property. Very clean and tidy, comfortable beds. Well equipped. Just a shame the sea view is blocked by tall conifer trees.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful spot to unwind and enjoy the lovely walks and beach.

  • 4 of 5

The chalet was tucked away in a peace spot in Eype. Close to the beach, ideal for walking the coastal paths. Hold your breath whilst you squeeze through the entrance to the Hideaway, can be achieved with perfection after a couple of days! Well equipped chalet, clean, spacious and airy, lovely decking area to sit and soak up the last sunshine of the day. Meghan my dog was really happy and safe too. Lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles


The Hideaway is only a 2 minute walk away from the quiet and unspoilt beach. West Bay 2 miles,Charmouth 5 miles (serious fossil hunting), Lyme Regis 9 miles, Weymouth 18 miles.


Exeter Airport 35 miles, Bournemouth 50 miles. A car is recommended to fully appreciate the surrounding areas. The nearest buses are in Bridport, 2.5 miles away. Local taxis in Bridport.

DIRECTIONS: West Dorset is approached from the North by the M5 via Bristol and the M3, M27 from London via Southampton. The holiday routes are clearly marked and the park is accessible from the A35 Exeter/Dorchester road.

Follow A35 bypass, the turning to Eype is signposted. Take 3rd right turn, sign to Lower Eype and to the beach, follow narrow lane. Go past The New Inn and Eype’s Mouth Hotel until you reach Eype House Caravan Park.

For The Hideaway: Immediately before that is a tarmac driveway. (There is a sign on the wall showing Ships Lights Cottage and The Hideaway). Drive up that and follow the driveway going towards the fields. You will see The Hideaway.

For Sealark: Continue past Eype House Caravan Park, approx.

250 yards there is a right turn onto a raised gravel track with a gate saying Eypes Mouth Chalet Park. Sealark is on the right hand side, 2nd from the top (with the large decking).

The nearest train stations are Dorchester, Crewkerne or Axminster. We advise a car for the area.


Eype village is a short walk away with a hotel and pub. Bridport the local market town is 2.5 miles away (5 minutes drive). Markets held Wednesdays and Saturdays. Saturdays in Bridport are vibrant and well worth a visit. Usually lots of stalls to browse and enjoy. West Bay has a lovely harbour, lots of fish and chip huts, an amusement arcade and also boat rides. Several pubs serving a variety of food. You can even take a small boat out on the river.

Further Details:

Bridport has a leisure centre, less than a 5 minute drive. Morrisons Supermarket (also petrol station) again only a 5 minute drive. Local shops include restaurants, post office, banks, cafes, Boots, charity shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Eype, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
13 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early summer
27 May 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
8 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Summer 2
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2
21 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
4 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made via telephone or email. £100 booking deposit with full balance to be paid 6 weeks before. There is a £100 refundable deposit to be paid at time of booking which is refunded after the property has been checked. Payments can be made by direct bank transfer or cheque. A completed booking form is required which can either be sent by post or emailed. The initial deposit is non refundable and the balance due 6 weeks before, this is also non refundable. Holiday insurance is advised.

We would prefer you to pay by direct transfer to our bank
Sunday is changeover day which gives you a free Saturday to enjoy the local market town of Bridport. Arrival time 2 pm, Departure time 10 am. Short breaks: minimum of 4 nights can be taken outside of the main season (Oct - Mar). Christmas flexible.

Notes on prices:
Christmas dates can be flexible, minimum 5 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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