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Coastguard cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This picturesque 200 year old cottage is the second of a row of four old coastguard cottages. Situated in the coastal village of Charmouth it is only a 5 minute walk from it's famous fossil beach.

Entry to the cottage is via a small black gate directly off the road, leading to an inviting little porch with a private patio and garden to your right. The patio has a large seating area and bbq, great for summer evenings. The front door opens onto the large open plan dining room and lounge with it's warm cosy wood burner. Upstairs are two large comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is a utility room to the rear of the property containing a shower room and undercover washing facilities.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Charmouth 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 50 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Further details outdoors

There is a car park opposite the entrance of the cottage. Charges start from: 1hr - 40p ; 4hrs - 90p ; All Day (8am-6pm)- £1.80 Night parking (6pm-8am) is free. Any tickets purchased during these times will be valid for the next day.

Further details

As of the 01 April 2013 the cost will be £1.80 per day (8am-6pm) night time parking if free (6pm-8am) If you purchase a ticket during night time hours they will be valid for the next day. You may purchase tickets for a few hours only if you wish. All tickets are available from the ticket machine only and are only valid in this car park.

The West Country region

Dorset county has outstanding natural beauty, unspoilt countrysides, stunning coastlines and breathtaking views which are dotted with sleepy villages and busy market and fishing towns. There is plenty to enjoy here, from nearby towns such as Lyme Regis, to the Jurassic Coast and great food.

Many of Dorset's residents and visitors enjoy walking their dogs on the beaches. Each beach, however, has its own regulations on dog walking.


Dogs are allowed.


Beach Office 01202 451781 Between 1 May and 30 September dogs are allowed to the west of Durley Chine and east of Fisherman's Walk up to Hengistbury Head.


Burton Bradstock Beach-no dogs between 1 May and 30 September, except on East Beach. West Bexington Beach-dogs allowed in a restricted area. Eype Beach-dogs permitted. West Bay-no dogs to the west of East Cliff. Cogden-dogs allowed (please note that Cogden Beach is a naturist beach).


Between 1 May and 30 September no dogs on Avon Beach, Friars Cliff Beach and Highcliffe Beach between Groynes H8 and H11. Dogs are allowed between the wave wall at end of Friars Cliff Beach and Groyne H8 at Highcliffe Crow's Nest Beach, Mudeford Sandbank and Gundimore Beach.

Lyme Regis

Between 1 April and 31 October no dogs on Lyme Regis's front beach and on leads for rest of year. Dogs allowed on Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and East Beach. Charmouth Beach-no dogs from 1 May to 30 September. Seatown Beach-no dogs.


No dogs from 1 May to 30 September.


Studland Beach-no dogs on Middle and Knoll Beaches from the 30 June to 1 September. Dogs allowed on Shell Bay and South Beach all year if on a lead and owners clean up after them. Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Worbarrow Bay, Kimmeridge Beaches- dogs allowed.


No Dogs from 1 May to 30 September.


No dogs on main beach from 1 May to 30 September. There is a dog area all year round at the Pavilion end of the beach and Preston Beach.


This charming seaside village lies on the Jurassic Coast and is known as the "gateway" to the World Heritage Site. It is known for having one of the best fossil beaches in Europe and has the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre on the seafront. The Centre has various events throughout the year ie. fossil hunting days or weekends including information on ways of finding fossils; plankton trawls and rock pool rambles. There are also two beach cafes and an interesting vintage clothing shop. It has a relaxed pace of life with a safe clean beach which is also great for fishing. The village has a reliable bus service, cafes, restaurants, family pubs, takeaways, grocers, butchers, pharmacy, doctors, dentist, a bowling green, tennis courts, a putting green and a safe playground with playing fields for younger people which makes it an ideal location for a family break. The area also has peaceful cliff top walks.

Across the bay you can see the harbour town of Lyme Regis where Turner and Whistler both painted and Jane Austen wrote Persuasion. The town also featured in The French Lieutenant's Woman. This bustling seaside resort hosts the famous Jazz Festival, Carnival and Regatta Week and the Lifeboat Week. It is also known for it's shabby chic shops, modern restaurants, golf course, cinema, theatre and boat fishing trips.

The market town of Bridport with it's larger shops and supermarkets are only a ten minute drive away.

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13 Aug 2014


"lovely situation but cottage tired and needing attention"

We have recently returned from a glorious week in Charmouth. The cottage is so well positioned but feels tired and in need of attention. The property is for sale and could do with some updates. It fee… More

22 Mar 2014


"Ideal location"

This quaint cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortable. However, it is 200 years old so do not expect a pristine, modern box. It is a short walk to the fossil beaches and even less to the shops a… More

18 Mar 2014


"Perfect location for a holiday with the dogs :-)"

Just had my second holiday in this lovely little cottage. Perfect location, just 5 minutes walk from a dog friendly beach. And a few minutes walk to the village shop and pubs. Cottage is cosy, warm an… More

5 Jun 2013


"Lovely location but sadly not clean. Ownerrs have new cleaners now."

The cottage is in a nice location, easy for the beach. But, sadly for us, not clean, due to the owners being let down by their cleaners. We were given chocolates and wine to say sorry but our holi… More

1 Jun 2013


"Wonderful Location"

Only 5 mins from the beach, very pretty garden, nice little table and chairs on a sunny private patio out front . We found it ideal with children, not too posh, but comfy and everything we needed. Do … More

23 Sep 2012


"Nice location for beach and touring"

The cottage is comfortable and ideally located for the beach and small town where you can find al day-to-day requirements at reasonable prices. The beaches are clean and fishing for mackerel off the prom is relatively easy. Hopefully, the coast path will be re-routed for 2013, because there is currently only one walkers path out of Charmouth and this heads north into the hills.

10 Apr 2012


"Quaint and cosy cottage 4 minutes walk from the beach.."

Cosy and quaint cottage with everything you need (even found the hairdryer – as I forgot mine!). Fantastic location just a few minutes walk down lane to the beach and the Heritage Fossil centre wher… More

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Calendar last updated:15 Sep 2014

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