Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
We are situated in the heart of Charmouth, a picturesque seaside village on the border between Dorset and Devon. Charmouth beach is a comfortable 10 minute walk down the hill. It is part of the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast, popular for fossil hunting as well as sunbathing and water sports. Charmouth is less than 2 miles from the popular, historic resort of Lyme Regis, 8 miles from the vibrant market town of Bridport and a perfect base to explore the wonderful Dorset and Devon coastline.
Fountains Mead is a beautiful conversion of the former Charmouth House Hotel and dates back several centuries. The house is spacious and luxuriously furnished.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Charmouth 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 53 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Further details indoors|
Upstairs, the accommodation comprises three large, airy bedrooms. The Regis is furnished in cream and charcoal with a double bed, a double day bed and en suite shower room. The Axminster is beautifully decorated in soft pink tones and has a double bed and single bed. The Dorchester is a grand design of charcoal, black and rich mahogany and has a double bed and double day bed. There is also a crib, a cot and a family bathroom with shower and Victorian-style plunger bath. Two of the bedrooms have partial sea views.
Downstairs, there is a large, fully equipped kitchen with 8-seater breakfast table. There is a large lounge with premium home cinema system, including widescreen TV, Sky digital TV (Premium Sports and Movies) and video games. Finally, there is a dining hall seating six in medieval style under the watchful gaze of Sir Ferdinand our resident knight in shining armour! Both downstairs rooms feature open log fires for those cold winter evenings.
|Further details outdoors|
We have two gardens to the rear, one with decking patio area immediately to the rear of the house, with a BBQ area and seating. The other is a large garden for children to play.
The West Country region
From Orcombe Rocks in Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site gives a unique insight into life in the past through the rocks exposed along the 95 miles of beautiful coastline. 185 million years of Earth history for you to explore. Walk along the coast and walk through time!
Discover the Mesozoic Era, a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth!
The coast of East Devon reveals the rocks of the Triassic period and the richest Mid-Triassic reptile sites in Britain. Imagine a hot semiarid landscape with rivers where large reptiles, amphibians and fish dominate the scene.
Charmouth lies in the South West corner of Dorset at the heart of the Lyme bay coast line. Undulating hills encapsulate this great diversity, making this a prominent part of West Dorset's area of outstanding natural beauty. The coast line has both national and international designations which is part of England's first natural world heritage site. The village is unique in that it was a planned medieval community dating to the late 13th century.
The village of Charmouth is a designated ‘Gateway’ to the Dorset World Heritage Site, a distinction based upon the unique Jurassic geological sequences exposed along the Dorset coast. Charmouth’s prominence in this respect is that it has direct access to the fossil rich strata that nearly two centuries ago figured so prominently in the birth of geology and palaeontology.
Charmouth is world famous for the fossils formed within Jurassic rocks 200 million years ago, and now being revealed as the cliffs erode in massive landslips. The coastal path between Lyme Regis and Charmouth retraces the steps taken by Mary Anning who discovered amazing fossils there over a century ago.
Charmouth has everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. There is a village post office, two well stocked mini-markets with cashpoint, newsagent, butcher, fish & chip shop, pubs/restaurants, craft/tourist shops, library and medical centre. The George has a very large garden with special children's play area. It is very children and dog friendly!
The beaches are sandy and gently shelving and dolphins regularly swim in the bay. Nearby, there is the historic resort of Lyme Regis where you must stroll along the seaside Cobb, haunted by Meryl Streep in 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. There are a number of beautiful places to walk and picnic.
Within ten miles there is the Seaton Tramway which runs for three miles through East Devon's glorious Axe Valley between the coastal resort of Seaton, Colyford, and the picturesque ancient town of Colyton. Panoramic views of the estuary and wading birds can be enjoyed from the open toppers.
Also nearby is Pecorama, Home of the famous Beer Heights Light Railway, PECO Model Railway Exhibition and the PECO Millennium Celebration Garden. A fleet of five steam and one diesel miniature locomotives pull passenger carrying trains over a mile-long route through the grounds, to view the displays.
The market town of Bridport (and West Bay), a short drive away, is a lively place with many shops and a large supermarket. The golf clubs of Lyme Regis and Bridport are easily accessible and offer you a very warm welcome.
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21 Feb 2013
"Perfect house for a family holiday with friends"
We stayed at Fountains Mead over February half term, and even though it rained for half the week we were there, and even though it turns out that Dorset half term was not until the week after (and the… More
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