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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

H17 - The Old Manor House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Set back from the main street in Charmouth and about 7 minutes' walk from the beach, The Old Manor House is beautifully refurbished, early 16th cent., Grade II listed, a comfortable and elegant family house decorated and furnished to a high standard. Steps from a courtyard to large, enclosed and perfectly private, beautifully landscaped walled garden with plenty of grass and sitting-out areas (picnic tables, barbecue).Two steps up from tiled hall to study/playroom with original flagstone floor, comfy seating and French windows to courtyard. Down 2 steps to living room with sash windows and window seat, TV/DVD/video, iPod dock, good fabrics and huge fireplace (woodburner) with beautiful carved lintel dating from 1580. From the study, 2 steps up to dining room with big oak table, woodburner and beams. Partially separated from the dining room, well-equipped fitted kitchen (two dishwashers, microwave, fridge-freezer, large range-style cooker/gas hob, iPod dock). Step up to utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, sink) and door to a courtyard. On the other side of the hall, good-sized snug with TV/DVD, pool table, games. At the back of the house, shower-room (suite) and cloakroom area - ideal for brushing off sand and storing buckets/spades.

Wide, easy stairs (stairgates) up to large landing with window seat and four carefully decorated bedrooms � a double (6� bed) with ornate fireplace (ornamental); one with three singles; a single; and a twin which is also accessible from the back stairs. Family bathroom (bath, separate shower, washbasin) and loo in original Victorian water closet. Second flight of steep, narrow stairs (stairgates) twists up from the dining room to the fifth bedroom � a comfortable double (5� bed) with en suite shower-room (suite with walk-in-shower) and, across the tiny landing, a door to the twin room, making this ideal as a family suite.

Owner pays for public car park from 28 July to 4 September. Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit �300. A wonderful, owner loved and cared for property, an excellent base for exploring this delightful area at any time of year. 

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (2)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.

Further details outdoors

Outside steps from the courtyard lead to a big, enclosed and perfectly private walled garden with plenty of grass and sitting out areas (picnic tables, barbecue).

Parking is on a busy road or in a public car park. Parking permit provided in High Season.

Further details

Pets are welcome subject to arrangement with the owner and there may be a charge. Please contact the agent for details.

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.

Damages Deposit £300.

About this location

The Dorset region

Dorset: is chalk downs (sheep, yew-tree woods, marbled white butterflies and a carved giant) and chalk cliffs (over which, in Far From the Madding Crowd, Gabriel Oak�s sheep cascaded and below which Sergeant Troy left his clothes at Durdle Door) and chalk streams (trout fishing) and dark-thatched stone cottages with exuberant flower gardens. It is great bowls and vales of green tree-speckled farmland looking magnificent from wooded hill-tops, some with ancient forts; and country houses in their own valleys, reminding one of Brideshead; and lots of double-barrelled village names often beginning with Winterbourne or ending with Abbas and the one and only Whitchurch Canonicorum. It is fossil-filled cliffs (and hunting them on the beaches below) by Lyme Regis (French Lieutenant�s Woman) and Charmouth, and the dome of Golden Cap near Chideock, and the extraordinary 18 mile long Chesil Beach of pebbles which regularly wrecked sailing ships, enclosing a lagoon which inspired Moonfleet (about smugglers) and shelters Abbotsbury and its swannery; and it is Portland (its views, stone and Bill), and Thomas Hardy, Egdon Heath and the lanes that Tess plodded, and Lulworth Cove which gave its name to a butterfly. Weymouth (with still handsome seafront and sandy beach where King George III made bathing machines popular, and now with Olympic sailing facilities) and Poole (huge natural harbour full of boats and Brownsea Island with red squirrels). Sherborne is its best looking small town. At Tyneham, Army occupation has caused an unintentional sanctuary for wild flowers, birdsong and friendly (mostly) insects. The whole Dorset coast is called a �World Heritage Coastline�.


Charmouth: large old coastal village (shops, PO, pubs, church) and the �Jurassic Coast� cliffs (World Heritage Site) famous for fossils. Long sandy/pebble beach. Lyme Regis (seaside/harbour town, sand, good fish restaurant), 2 miles. Golf nearby. Bridport (market town), 7 miles; Axminster (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall�s caf�, rail connection with Waterloo), 6 miles; River Cottage HQ (regular events), 4 miles. Beautiful, wooded country inland. Good walks.

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10 May 2014


"When can I go back?"

Booked this place to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday. 9 adults plus baby - a mixed group of immediate family and in-laws. Worked out perfectly. Bags of character and plenty of space so we didn&#… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I am so glad that you and your whole family enjoyed the house and your holiday. We will look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

25 Mar 2014


"Perfect for a family get together"

Weekend away to celebrate a special birthday with three generations of the family. House is large and well maintained. Kitchen is big enough to entertain in and the pool table is a great attraction. L… More

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at The Old Manor House. I hope we will see you all again in the future.

21 Dec 2013



We came here to celebrate a friend's birthday and there were 8 of us.From the minute you walk in the door it feels comfortable and welcomingBeautful old house, very tastefully decorated.Caroline … More

Thank you very much for your kind comments, I am so glad that you and your group enjoyed your stay at The Old Manor House and I hope we will see you again in the future.

5 Nov 2012



A highly recommended place to stay - a beautiful house - lots of character but with style and taste. An extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. Lovely touches from the owner such as a welcome bo… More

Thank you for your lovely comments. We will pass them on to the owner for you. We're delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay.

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Helpful Holidays

24 Jun 2012



"A perfect house for celebrating a family holiday for my husband's 65th birthday- 9 adults, one 4 year old, Mani and two 1 year old babies -Jake and Alisa- the weather was not on our side bu… More

It sounds like you had a fabulous time! We're delighted and will make sure Caroline sees your comments too. Thanks for taking time to give us your valuable feedback.
Best wishes
Helpful Holidays

10 May 2012


"Excellent house with great location, perfect for families and close to the beach"

We knew the house was going to be nice from the web photos and it certainly didn't disappoint. Beautifully restored, decorated and furnished, The Old Manor House had everything you could need for… More

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, it's much appreciated. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Old Manor House.
Best wishes from Helpful Holidays

29 Jan 2012


"Amazing Early Christmas Time shared with family"

Lovely old Manor house set in ideal location within the friendly village of Charmouth. Very close to the beach where we enjoyed the fossil hunting. Easy access to Lyme Regis via bus or car or even a n… More

27 Jan 2012


"Well furnished listed house perfect for family groups and close to the beach"

We stayed for a long weekend in early January 2012. The house was warm, newly refurbished with a lovely family kitchen/dining room and refitted bathrooms/showers. Close to Charmouth beach so lots to… More

5 Nov 2011


"Exceptionally comfortable and characterful old house"

We enjoyed an excellent week in this lovely house and it catered very well for the 19-83 year age range of our party and our little cocker spaniel puppy who thought he was in dog heaven.A short walk t… More

2 Nov 2011


"Perfect for our two families, on wet days and on sunny days."

We spent a long weekend here with another family (kids ranged from 6 to 15). Everyone loved it - two DVDs AND a pool table meant a peaceful grown up dinner for the adults, a 5 min walk to the fossil b… More

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